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Many suffers of thyroid issues that are only offered one medicinal choice, but Dr. Shames says there are several natural supplements that provide meaningful holistic wellness. In this conversation, you’ll hear:

  • His personal experience through his wife’s struggles with treatment and how that opened his eyes to a vacuum in the medical community for thyroid care.
  • The degree to which these thyroid conditions are an epidemic and what environmental conditions may be causing them.
  • What connections between thyroid conditions and mental health exist and how treating our hormone glands with holistic health measures can achieve balance.

Author Dr. Richard Shames has been in private practice for 25 years but shifted his focus after witnessing his wife’s search for relief from symptoms due to irregular thyroid measures. The Synthroid prescription the endocrinologists she first saw did not ease her symptoms, but after being connected with a university research group, she found relief from holistic health treatment. They wrote the book Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled? to educate readers about better options to treat and balance our three hormone-producing glands: the thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive glands.

He discusses why the diabetes epidemic may have overshadowed thyroid treatment’s need for fuller attention. Because the medical system is less apt to look at hormone balance from a broader perspective, often the standard T3 medicine lacks the holistic wellness available from natural thyroid medicine.

Furthermore, he explains how the thyroid, adrenal glands, and reproductive glands make for a hormone system that needs to be balanced in concert with each other. For example, women are often prescribed estrogen, which actually increases thyroid-binding agents in your bloodstream. By treating patients through a holistic wellness lens, these three hormonal-producing systems can work more effectively together.

For more information such as recommended doctors, see the Top Docs list at He also recommends seeking out a nutritional practitioner in addition to supplemental information. Dr. Shames also has a website at

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