Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? {book review}

natural thyroid helpOver a month ago now, I checked out the book “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? when my lab tests are normal” by Datis Kharraian, and so far it’s been one of the most informative book on healing hypothyroid issues an Hashimoto’s.

I really should just buy it already, as I keep putting off bringing it back to the library. I’m up to at least a week in fees now as I couldn’t renew it any longer. Whoops. But it’s a fantastic reference and I keep finding more information!

The following quotes are from his website – emphasis mine.

What your doctor hasn’t told you about hypothyroidism, and what you need to know

  • For 90% of Americans, hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune thyroid disease
  • Thyroid replacements–Synthroid, Armour, Cytomel–may normalize TSH, but they do not manage the autoimmune disease symptoms
  • You should avoid gluten strictly—studies link gluten intolerance with Hashimoto’s
  • Pituitary function plays a role in underactive thyroid symptoms
  • Adrenal function plays a role in underactive thyroid symptoms
  • Thyroid hormone resistance, underconversion to T3, overconversion to T3, and other metabolic factors drive hypothyroidism sypmptoms

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? will show you why thyroid hormones don’t address the cause of hypothyroidism, and why iodine supplements can make you worse.

You’ll learn that Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune thyroid disease, is the cause of hypothyroidism for most people and what to do about it. You’ll learn how to appropriately manage Hashimoto’s disease and autoimmune diseases in general.

And you’ll learn the six patterns of low thyroid function, only one of which truly can be helped by thyroid hormones … if even then.

Don’t waste another day feeling lousy because you’re trapped in outdated standards of health care. Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? harnesses cutting-edge scientific research and clinical experience for a safe, simple and truly effective approach to hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s and autoimmune diseases in general.

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms?, Dr. Kharrazian’s first book, has been called a revolutionary breakthrough in managing Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. He wrote it for both the patient and the health care practitioner.

Doctors will find it packed with useful clinical information they can put to work immediately. Their patients will find it simplifies complex issues, thus improving compliance.

The information in the book is founded on solid science and gels well with what I know of nutrition and natural medicine. He also goes in to the two types of Hashimoto’s disease and gives you information that even your holistic doctor may not know. What I’m most pleased with is the fact that he focuses on healing the body to get it to work properly, instead of using even natural thyroid medications like Armour. (In fact, he mentions quite a few times that he doesn’t recommend that for most people)

After building a good foundation on the causes of autoimmune disease by reading Autoimmune, the cause and the cure, I was able to connect so many dots together and it all makes so much sense.

So if you think you may have thyroid issues, or you do and are not getting the care you need from your doctor, I can highly recommend this book!

You know what? I’m just going to add this to my Amazon cart right now – I need this book in my natural health library! If you can’t buy it for your own library I recommend having your library get it for you, women everywhere need to read this book.

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I love this book! I found it about two years ago and I constantly recommend it to people. It’s definitely worth buying!

  2. Kimberly at FertilityFlower says:

    Do you think that his recommendation for the 3 to 5 day lemon water cleanse is extreme? I think you mentioned something to that effect before (not regarding his book – which I bought based on your rec, thank you – but rather regarding similar cleanses). I guess what I’m asking is, what do you think of that approach where you sit now? I think he recommends them quarterly although I may have dreamt that :)

    donielle Reply:

    @Kimberly at FertilityFlower, It is rather extreme. But do some people need extreme? maybe.
    I remember hearing a naturopath talk about the master cleanse once ans was kind of surprised that he thought it was ok – but what he also mentioned was that people need to do something that extreme with a practitioner’s guidance. That way they know if it would be effective for them in the first place or if something else might be better.
    Personally I think there are better ways for healing a blood sugar imbalance!
    I do think quarterly ‘cleanses’ are helpful (Jordin Rubin also recommends teh same, along with many other holistic health professionals), but can be done much simpler and better than starving your body of nutrients. :-)
    So while I don’t think he is wrong (I mean, obviously he’s seen it help people), I wouldn’t recommend anyone do it unless they had help.