1 – STOP THE THYROID MADNESS
While there is no way of getting personalized health advice online, this website is the sum of research and patient experiences in the treatment of Thyroid conditions. They do have a book to purchase, but their extensive free website is based on “communal wisdom” and greatly helps reduce the sense of loneliness and isolation some patients suffer due to their symptoms. We are not alone, and are neither are you. From extensive lab work to natural hormones, to drug adverse reactions this hub is popular with every frustrated patient.
2 – DR. DAVID BROWNSTEIN
A well loved Doctor and author of books on a multitude of natural health topics, Dr. B is inspirational in his honest and scientific approach to well being. His books are well priced and easy to read, but his website offers free blogs, plus there are newsletters and annual research memberships with case studies. His Australian tour of the East coast last year was legendary, with Australian patients flying in from all over the country to hear him speak and meet him in person. He strongly supports patients learning and education, and we’d recommend you visit his site. A small selection of his published works can be ordered from our head office which is a lot cheaper than getting them from America, on topics like salt, Iodine, Thyroid, and Natural hormones. In addition, his own site does offer bulk discounts if you are after a broader range of his works.
3 – CHRIS KRESSER
His range of free blogs and articles are very broad. As the Thyroid hormones control the speed of the whole body, many of our patients find the variety of their symptoms to be extensive. Topics like environmental toxins and diet are important for all sufferers of hormone imbalances to learn, but he does focus on weight loss with a practical and factual approach. He regularly updates his articles here
4 – MARY SHOMON, THYROID ADVOCATE
As a Thyroid patient herself, May suffered greatly before becoming her own health advocate. Since 1997 she has been providing patient orientated online support on this topic too. She published her own book on Thyroid health in 2004 and is the main contributor on About.com for Thyroid Disease, as well as authoring and coauthoring many other titles. The information and particularly her interviews with hormone specialists provides patient learning across a broad range of subjects from testing and diet to treatments. She does associate with and recommend many of the other sources listed din our top ten, you can read more about her here.
5 – DR DARRYL TURNER
Dr Turner specializes not only in natural Thyroid hormones, but also adrenal, sex hormones and more. Proper diagnosis and testing is essential to discovering the nature of poor health including reproductive cancers, Alzheimer’s, depression, bipolar, headaches, menopause and puberty. This website has 4 links, each is a free podcast is an interview by John Coombs on the research and effects of Iodine for Thyroid health. He is a specialist with Thyroflex testing too, which you can read more about here.
6 – DR WESTIN CHILDS
He is a physician that focuses on energy and wholistic well being, in particular hormones and weight loss. This page we recommend you read focuses on the inflammation and pain suffered by so many with a Thyroid disorder. We love the detail for patients who want a little more of the science behind their Naturopaths recommendations and testing.
7 – THE LUCY ROSE CLINICS EBOOK, POSTS & BLOGS
Our main focus in health treatments is private practice, and part of this service for all the public includes regular posts on Facebook and Instagram, natural health blogs and articles on a variety of topics. Recipes like pesto zoodles and wholefoods advice are available regularly, as is the the free downloadable ebook The 7 Secrets To Understanding Why Your Thyroid Is Causing Your To Gain Weight. We have access for discounts on what we feel is the best quality water filter available in Australia, books to purchase and research and resources for patients that we update periodically. Naturopath Lucy Herron our Founder has a wonderful free webinar on weight loss here.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Adv Dip Naturopathy, Adv Dip Western Herbal Medicine
Head Naturopath Kimberly Orbons is passionate about encouraging and empowering each person to facilitate their own good health with Nutrition, Herbal Medicine and preventative lifestyle management. Using a combination of diagnostics and symptomatology to identify the different metabolic processes contributing to disease allows her to treat the root or cause of poor health, providing relief of symptoms and long term recovery.
Kimberly believes it is extremely important to build a personalized healing plan, taking all the complexities of a patient’s health and illness into consideration. Her consults have a strong focus on client care and treating each patient as an individual, and may therefore co-ordinate with other medical treatments. The goal is to establish each patient’s ability to live in the best possible state of health, naturally. Her mentors in clinical practice include Founder Lucy Herron, Dr. David Brownstein, Naturopath Angela Hywood and Dr. Sarah Wine. Since achieving her qualifications in 2007 she has extensive clinical experience, and also 3 years managing the natural health sections and seminar within pharmacy.