Hi everyone, I have just joined the community and am looking forward to participating in the discussions.
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's 10 years ago, and have been stable on thyroxine for 8 years. My thyroid doctor retired recently and I was seen by another doctor in the practice. He refers to himself as a "holistic medical doctor". The first thing he said was "Hashimoto's can be cured and you will no longer need thyroxine, it's just a matter of identifying the cause and eliminating it". I was surprised, as have never been told this before!! He said gut problems are a common cause. (I have had gut issues for over 30 yrs, and dozens of investigations)
He referred me to a book which he called the "new bible" for treating Hashimoto's. The book is "Hashimoto's - the root cause" by Izabella Wentz, pub 2013. He recommended I buy it. Has anyone read this book?
I have about 10 self-help books about Thyroid Disease, acquired over the years. I also read articles on the latest research etc. So I am not keen to buy any more self-help books unless there really is a book containing new and break-through ideas. Having read some reviews of Izabella Wentz's book (some critical) I am quite sceptical of it being regarded as the "new bible" within the thyroid community.
What do you think?