Top positive review
Much-needed book in the thyroid healing diet space - that goes so much beyond just food for healing!
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2018
Dr. Becky Campbell is one of the most knowledgeable people out there in the field about all things thyroid disease (which you probably realized if you listened to my podcast with her from a few weeks ago!) The woman is a rockstar, insanely smart, and is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine who has really been there too. Her interest in thyroid conditions started with years of frustration going through the conventional medical system without any relief of her symptoms, which later turned out to be a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
The book dives into the seven main causes of thyroid dysfunction that are keeping you sick, and why we need to go so much more beyond food for true healing, from stress management, to healing gut and liver issues, other hormonal imbalances, addressing heavy metal toxicity or parasites, and the list goes on. And it is, of course, a cookbook – so Dr. Becky breaks down the foods that we should be avoiding to help heal hormonal imbalances and thyroid disease, and the ones we should make sure to include as much as possible to speed along that healing.
I’ve personally done a LOT of research on thyroid conditions and healing diets for them, since it runs in my family, and Dr. Becky’s book, the 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan, is honestly one of the most comprehensive yet easy-to-understand books about thyroid health and healing I’ve ever come across in my years of personal research with my own family’s thyroid conditions and years in school as well. She also goes into exactly what you should do if you suspect you have a thyroid condition – exactly what lab tests to order (which is way beyond what a conventional doctor will typically do!)
What I love about this book is it’s not just a 30-day meal plan with a bunch of gorgeous, kickass recipes. But it goes so much deeper than that – into why it’s so important to switch up your makeup and skincare (spoiler alert: because conventional products are full of known endocrine disruptors and carcinogens) and includes lots of recommendations for safer skincare brands, how to use essential oils, and a couple DIY skincare recipes as well if you want to make your own. It also talks about how if you don’t take care of your stress and these environmental triggers that may be keeping you sick, no matter how much you change with your food, you won’t be able to truly heal.