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I'd like to buy a thyroid book - but which one?!

Hi all,

Wondering if anyone can recommend a good hypothyroid book that I can get my teeth stuck into?

I have already read:

Dr Skinner's

Dr Peatfield's

Tears behind closed doors

Paul Robinson's

Dr Toft's

So I am now looking for my next fix :-p Preferably something which has new information in, rather than just going over the same old same old.

Thanks! :-)

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Maybe Mark Starr's book.

A review here and details


Mark Starr has a diagnosis table, and no matter what route you take through it, you end up with a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. That devalues the book in my eyes.


Oh, thank you that's an interesting observation. I haven't actually got (or read) his book, so will take your word for it until such time as I'm in a position to do otherwise :) I just know that some people who have read it do rate it quite highly, and was therefore offering it up as a possibility.


And I've just remembered that I found The Thyroid Solution by Ridha Arem excellent. It's not new, but packed full of info that I still look at from time to time. Actually out of print now, but it was easy to find second hand copies on Amazon, here's the link


Dr Arem's book is excellent and there is a new edition out now.

Mark Starr's book is also excellent.

if you want to start a library, get Datis Kharrazian's Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal

dont forget to go through TUK to get a donation to TUK


I don't know what thyroid problem you have, but if by any chance you have Graves' (probably not), then Elaine Moore's book "Graves' Disease: A Practical Guide " is excellent:


I quite fancy the monster Werner & Ingbar's The Thyroid: A Fundamental and Clinical Text.

A mere £168.96.

Book Description

Publication Date: 1 Sep 2012 | ISBN-10: 145112063X | ISBN-13: 978-1451120639 | Edition: 10th Revised edition

"Werner & Ingbar's The Thyroid: A Fundamental and Clinical Text, 10th Edition" has been extensively revised and streamlined to deliver the most comprehensive coverage of the thyroid including anatomy, development, biochemistry, physiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of all thyroid disorders. Entirely new chapters on the surgical management of thyroid cancer, thyroid disruptors, and thyroid hormone analogs are in this edition. New authors and an international group of contributors elevate this classic text that includes extensive clinical coverage of thyroid dysfunction's effects on other organ systems. Also addressed are clinical controversies regarding the ageing thyroid, subclinical hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and thyroid disease in pregnancy. New to this edition: twenty-three chapters authored by new contributors and international experts; a companion website with fully searchable text for quick reference; and, three new chapters discuss surgical management of thyroid cancer, thyroid disruptors, and thyroid hormone analogs to keep you up-to-date on the latest advances in the field.

But even if I got it, that would take a year to read. So would have to start over having forgotten the start by the time I reach the end. :-)



Hi there! Always looking for another read but OMG! this is an expensive one isn't it? Have to try and borrow it I think!


Well the Kindle version is cheaper - *only* £118 or so!

:-) :-) :-)


That reminds me of my obsession with the Feynman Lectures on Physics. I had always wanted them since I was in the sixth form but they were far too expensive. I finally got them as a special birthday present a few years ago. I must have read parts of them loads of times at university. They were always my go-to texts in the library when I could get to them.

I'm sure I would enjoy this thyroid book too but, like you, I will probably have forgotten the early pages by the time I finally get to the end!


How about Janies Bowthorpe's book, "Stop The Thyroid Maddness".

Or Dr. David Derry's book "Breat Cancer and Iodine" which has some interesting thyroid info.

What area of thyroid are you looking to explore? PR


We have a book list

and a library - email me for details.




Link for lending library list and info here. Not sure how up to date it is though?


*Blushes* It's not actually! :-( I will correct that today! ;-) Thanks!




The one that helped me most was Why am I so tired by Martin ND DO. There are used copies on Amazon for 0.01, also for kindle


Is that Martin Budd?


sorry yes it is also the thyroid solution by ridha arem md


I downloaded a book yesterday from kindle Three times the trouble by C Phillips and D Roach BOTH masters of science

Identical twins born in Wales it is a novel about thyroidism as they are both grew up hypothyroid. Just found their factual book A personal perspective and scientific stand point

not read either but going to search for the first book published in 2006 about THEIR recovery from under treated hypothyroidism


I have bought 3 recommended on here. It will take me a while.


Thyroid Disease the facts...has the facts from the medical POV to balance out the holistic books (Peatfield etc. who I love!) - but you need a complete picture of what you're dealing with from all perspectives.


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