“The Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health”, in its full title, was written by Dr. Ridha Arem, and, since its first publication, in 1999, has become a must read for both the doctors treating the affliction and the patients suffering from it.
Dr. Ridha Arem is a renowned author in the field, having published a considerable number of articles on thyroid disease, endocrinology, and metabolism. Moreover, he founded the official publication of the American Thyroid Association, “Clinical Thyroidology”. Presently, Dr. Ridha Arem is head of the Texas Thyroid Institute, at the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
“The Thyroid Solution”, the book that reflects Dr. Arem’s experience in dealing with thyroid imbalances, proposes a dual approach of the disease, from both a physical and a psychical point of view. Dr. Arem is the first one to use a mind-body approach in the attempt to identify and cure thyroid disorders.
Structured on four chapters, the book contains everything one should know about the thyroid, causes and symptoms of the affliction, and treatment. Thus, Dr. Arem starts by defining the thyroid and explaining its role; he goes on by showing how the thyroid hormones can have an effect on the brain, can produce mood swings, and alter the behavior.
The reader will find advice on the tests to be taken for identifying the affliction, and, in the end, methods and cures in treating the common disorders. Dr. Arem’s medical plan and practical program for keeping the thyroid healthy is mostly based on his direct experience with patients, therefore, besides theoretical facts and statistics, he included in his book testimonials and case studies, as well.
Addressed to both patients and physicians, “The Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health”, is a practical guide to understanding the thyroid condition, and to finding ways for treating it.