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Dr. Izabella Wentz, the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, returns with a long-awaited, groundbreaking prescription to reverse the symptoms of this serious autoimmune condition that is becoming one of the country’s fastest growing diseases.
More than thirty-five million Americans currently suffer from Hashimoto’s—an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland and causes the body to attack its own cells. To alleviate the symptoms of this debilitating condition—including chronic cough, acid reflux, IBS, allergies, chronic pain, hair loss, brain fog, and forgetfulness—patients are often prescribed synthetic hormones that have numerous life-altering side effects.
But there is a better way.
Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s at twenty-seven, pharmacist Dr. Izabella Wentz knows first-hand the effects of the disease, as well as the value—and limitations—of medication. The key to improved health, she argues, involves lifestyle interventions. In Hashimoto’s Protocol, she outlines a proven treatment that has helped thousands heal and many others feel better—in as fast as ninety days.
Drawing on her own personal experience as well as her work consulting with thousands of patients, Hashimoto’s Protocol offers a practical pathway for healing and reversing the autoimmune damage at the root of the disease. The first step is a quick-start two-week detox that includes foods to eat and inflammatory foods to avoid, advice on supplements to support the liver, and an adrenal recovery plan. Next, readers create a personalized plan with foods, supplements, and other lifestyle interventions tailored to their body’s own unique Hashimoto’s triggers, which they can identify using self-tests included in the book. Hashimoto’s Protocol also features original recipes.
Grounded in the latest science, Hashimoto’s Protocol is the first book to offer a proven protocol by an acknowledged expert in the field to treat this condition and help sufferers reclaim their lives.
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About the Author
Dr. Izabella Wentz is one of the pioneering experts in lifestyle interventions for treating Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. She was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009. Trained as a pharmacist, Dr. Wentz was surprised at the lack of knowledge about lifestyle interventions for Hashimoto’s and autoimmune conditions, so decided to take on lifestyle interventions as a personal mission in an effort to help herself and others with the same condition. She self-published her first book, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Finding and Treating the Root Cause in 2013. She has since launched a thriving online community of more than 200K “Root Cause Rebels,” empowering those diagnosed with Hashimoto’s or thinking that they may have Hashimoto’s to take charge of their health and find solutions that work for them. Her popular programs include one-on-one health consultations, a widely-read email newsletter, a Hashimoto’s Institute geared towards physicians and other practitioners, a 12-week self care program, and many more. Izabella Wentz currently lives near Boulder, CO with her husband Michael and their dog Boomer.
Table of Contents
A Note to the Reader vii
Part I Getting to Know Hashimoto's and the Root Cause Approach 13
1 My Hashimoto's Success Story-and How to Create Your Own 15
2 Understanding the Symptoms. Diagnosis, and Origins of Hashimoto's 41
3 How the Root Cause Approach Can Help You Recover Your Health 65
Part II The Fundamental Protocols 81
4 Liver Support Protocol 83
5 Adrenal Recovery Protocol 147
6 Gut Balance Protocol 191
7 Advanced Root Cause Assessments 221
Part III The Advanced Protocols 229
8 Protocols for Optimizing Thyroid Hormones 231
9 Protocols for Mastering Nutrition and Nutrients 259
10 Protocols for Overcoming Traumatic Stress 283
11 Protocols for Addressing Infections 307
12 Protocols for Removing Toxins 331
Author's Note 355
Selected Bibliography 359
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Finally, somebody has provided specific protocols for addressing Hashimoto's in a way that makes it easy for patients to take action, and implement the interventions! This book is so well written and easy to follow - which is key for those of us with Hashi's brain fog ; ) Dr. Wentz outlines the fundamental protocols (Liver Support, Adrenals, and Gut Balance) and explains exactly what is needed to start feeling better, with step-by-step instructions, within a matter of weeks. There are assessments for each topic, to help determine what your issues are, as well as advanced protocols, for those of us who have more complicated root causes. I love all of Dr. Wentz's work, and highly encourage anyone with Hashimoto's to get this book!
I have been patiently waiting for Hashimoto's Protocol to be released. I purchased the pre-release the day it came thru my email from thyroidpharmacist.com. I received the book yesteray and I just finished reading it (after 3 intense hours) and I CANNOT WAIT to start implementing these protocols. The wealth of information in this book is incredible, especially for the price I paid for this book - well worth the investment. And the bonus material is out of this world. Never, in my years of ordering self wellness books, have I received such valuable bonus material that actually compliments the material in the book itself. This book deserves a 10 star, hands down. Dr. Izabella Wentz, you are going to change lives of Hashimoto's sufferers with this book.
I first became familiar with Dr. Wentz after reading her book, Root Cause, which helped me determine the root cause of my autoimmune disorder. Her new book, Hashimoto’s Protocol takes this knowledge much further. It is a simple, easy-to-follow guide, so you can begin your personal path to recovery. Being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s is overwhelming, and it is even more difficult to find the support system you so desperately need. I was absolutely clueless about where to begin to improve my health until I read this book. Not only does Dr. Wentz explain everything you need to know in clear and simple terms, she also guides you through the many different protocols where she recommends dietary changes, supplements, and other lifestyle changes. I am currently working on the adrenal recovery protocol, and I am feeling better every single day!!!! I highly recommend this book to those struggling with autoimmune diseases. If you know and love someone with an autoimmune disorder, PLEASE read it so, you can also benefit from the knowledge Dr. Wentz shares with us. This book is AMAZING!
Dr. Izabella Wentz's book is truly amazing, it’s a MUST READ! It gives valuable information and insight into a problem that affects millions. Dr. Wentz very thoroughly explains the symptoms, origins and diagnosis of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. She proceeds to explain how to utilize the root cause approach toward helping you to recover your health. She takes you through step by step how to reverse your condition and get into remission. She covers chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, adrenal exhaustion, brain fog, memory issues, multiple chemical sensitivities, IBS, leaky gut, lactose intolerance, celiac, gluten sensitivities, food sensitivities, hair loss, weight gain/weight loss, dry itchy skin, rashes and much, more. The book contains protocols used in her practice with tremendous success. She provides resources both in the book and links to resources on her website. You'll quickly understand that you are no longer lost and alone with your illness, you now have Dr. Wentz as a health partner. She introduces her fundamental protocols that will help you to rebuild and rebalance your body. These are protocols that can help everyone to detoxify their liver, support their adrenals and work toward rebalancing the gut. The fundamental protocols may be enough to correct your health issues and get you into remission. If not, she delves deeper to help you peel back the layers of your health issues to help you find your triggers, and provides advanced protocols to eradicate them. Dr. Wentz is basically providing you with a detailed roadmap, you just have to get on board for the journey. It’s definitely worth the trip!!
This book is a godsend. I often feel overloaded with info I read in books about Hashimoto's, but I love that this is such a practical guide with a step-by-step approach to addressing different issues and root causes. It's really a program in book format! While I definitely appreciate Dr. Wentz's encouragement for every patient to find their own root cause, sometimes I feel completely overwhelmed and consumed by brain fog, and all I want is to be told what to do next.. and this book is perfect for that! I'm just grateful there's an expert who's been there and is willing to share the exact steps she went through to get into remission. It's really inspiring. Thank you, Dr. Wentz, for being your own guinea pig and sharing your results with us. I can really feel the heart and passion that went into making this book, and I'm excited to put this into action!
Hashimoto’s Protocol (as well as Dr. Wentz’s other book, The Root Cause) is leaps and bounds ahead of what any practitioner has relayed to me throughout my experience with Hashimoto’s. With the information in her first book I was able to get my antibodies down into “normal” on the reference range. I cannot stress enough: SHE GAVE ME MY LIFE BACK. I’m so excited to start implementing the knowledge she has imparted on her readers in the latest book. The book is easy to read (it’s not like a textbook), yet there is so much helpful information - Dr. Wentz stays up-to-date on the latest studies and medical research, which is rare in medicine these days. It’s divided into fundamental protocols (where you can get the most bang for your buck) and advanced protocols (most effective after addressing the fundamental problems you may have). The protocols have assessments that help you individualize your approach. If you or loved one have thyroid disease, there is history of the disease in your family or you have any autoimmune disease this book can help you. Any endocrinologists, primary care physicians and alternative practitioners should read this as well – you can help your patients more than you even know!
I just finished reading Hashimoto’s Protocol and it was worth every penny. It is the most helpful book I have found so far on living with Hashimoto's. The best part about it is that I was able to cross reference many of the methods outlined in the book with what my doctor is currently prescribing me. Not only did it justify my doctor’s protocol for me but It also helped me understand the reasoning why my doctor order I follow these diets and take those supplements. I now have more ideas of what I would like my doctor to investigate next and will be taking this book with me to my next appointment.
If you have been struggling with Hashimoto's and are searching for answers, search no more. I highly recommend Dr. Wentz's book! It is well-written and easy to understand and follow. She provides all the resources you need to take charge of your recovery, achieve remission, and to regain your health.
What am amazing book this is for anyone with Hashimoto's! I've been anxiously waiting for its release, and it did not disappoint. To heal your Hashimoto's, you have to heal other parts of your body that may have caused you to develop the condition in the first place. Now I know exactly what to do. I was worried it was going to be too much information, but the way Dr. Wentz wrote it makes me believe I can do it! I have no doubt that I can with her guidance from this book. The Hashimoto's community has quite a gem at their disposal! Thank you, Dr. Wentz, for changing lives!
I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book. I can't wait to be able to out these protocols back into practice and begin to regain my health. Thank you Izabella Wentz for your expertise and passion to share this with others.
I read the sample and I’m ready to buy this book.