Have recently come across Dr Sara Gottfried. A highly qualified Harvard trained Dr/ Gyno.. I listened to a Webinar on Friday where she was talking about Hormones and healing our bodies.
What interested me a lot was her personal story. She found herself very unwell. Usual physical symptoms /stuff we all know. Fatigue, loss of libido, mood swings, weight gain, insomnia etc etc etc.
She went to her Dr. They offered her Prozac. She refused to take it. That started her mission to find out all that was wrong with her, how to help herself and how to get well.
She was HyPO, Sex hormones all over the place, high cortsiol + + +.
A bit here about her story
Once she fully realised it was a shockingly barren field of knowledge or help in medical circles in US. Her mission was to apply her medical knowlkedge to herself & try things to help herself then start sharing it with others.
Back to the Webinar
TSH over 2,0
The out of her mouth on the webinar came - "A body with a TSH over 2.0 is predisposed to Alzheimers". No idea if true, where she got that info from, if there are any studies, hoping the book will shed light. Maybe you enlightened peeps already know all about this.
Having been on the self help journey to wellness for a good while. I sometimes get overwhelmed with the amount of conflicting info on the web, in books and even on Forums. There are many strands on body/brain chemistry to know about, understand and help oneself to improve. So many things to assess for foods/diet etc - that's another area of totally conflicting information..Yikes why can't everyone sing the at least basics off the same hymn sheet!!. Likely there will be contradictions in Dr SG's book. But small insights to others shared wisdom I have found to be so fruitful....at least sometimes!
I share this in case anyone else wants to research Dr Sara Gottfried. She may not have all the answers, but I like it when someone is sharing from a place of having personally experienced something.
good health to all