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Recommended books?

Hello all I'm relatively new. I'm sure I saw a link to recommended books somewhere but I can't seem to find it (brain fog) lol. I think I may have Hashimotos I have antibodies fot Underactive Thyroid but thyroid function tests all within range so no medication. I would like a good information book about thyroid function, thyroid diet and what tests to ask for. I'm also thinking about going gluten free if anyone could suggest a good gluten free recepies book. Thank you

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“Stop the Thyroid Madness: A Patient Revolution Against Decades of Inferior Treatment” by Janie Bowthorpe is good. The two books by Paul Robinson “Recovering with T3” and “The CT3M Handbook” both worth a read. Do NOT waste your time or money on Stacey Robbins “You’re not crazy and you’re not alone”. I did and tossed it in the bin after flicking through trying to find some practical common sense and help. Nada. A load of gibbering tosh.


Thank you.


The Thyroid and How to Keep it Healthy - by Dr Barry Peatfield is an excellent book to have by your side.

Websites and Newsletters from Izabella Wentz deal well with Hashimotos ....


The above link takes you to the main website for this Forum - lots of reading but you can learn a great deal :-)


Thank you.

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Hope it was helpful as I appreciate you would not have had the time to click and read :-)


Lots of websites for gluten connection

Poor gut function can lead leaky gut (literally holes in gut wall) this can cause food intolerances. Most common by far is gluten

According to Izabella Wentz the Thyroid Pharmacist approx 5% with Hashimoto's are coeliac, but over 80% find gluten free diet helps significantly. Either due to direct gluten intolerance (no test available) or due to leaky gut and gluten causing molecular mimicry (see Amy Myers link)

But don't be surprised that Medics never mention gut, gluten or low vitamins. Hashimoto's is very poorly understood

Changing to a strictly gluten free diet may help reduce symptoms, help gut heal and slowly lower TPO antibodies







Low stomach acid can be an issue

Lots of posts on here about how to improve with Apple cider vinegar or Betaine HCL





Other things to help heal gut lining

Bone broth




Essential to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12. Always get actual results and ranges. Post results when you have them, members can advis

Low vitamin levels stop Thyroid hormone working

The video series The Thyroid Secret on you tube is good


Gosh thank you. I have just downloaded Izabellas book 90 day plan to my kindle. See how I go with that. I've unfortunately had a flare up of my IBS symptoms this afternoon. I tried gluten free oats this morning but made with full fat milk. Two slices of gluten free bread and a probiotic yoghurt. I've since been informed that the gluten free bread contains some filler that can cause dhiorrea and someone else who has IBS cannot tolerate pro biotic yoghurt! I usually have normal oats made with semi skimmed milk and My IBS has been controlled for at least the last five years with only mild symptoms of bloating cramps and gas and very little dhiorrea . I'm not sure if it was the full fat milk, the gluten free oats or bread or the probiotic yoghurt that caused the terrible cramps and dash for the loo!😔😬


Try the GF oats with semi skimmed

Skip the yoghurt and the toast .....add one more variation each day

It's a mine field


Sounds like a plan. Thank you I'll try that.

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