Depression, weight gain, fatigue, headaches, memory lapses, hair loss - these are just some of the vague, often debilitating symptoms that plague the more than 13 million patients with hypothyroidism. The typical blood test for diagnosis is often inaccurate, leaving many to suffer through ineffective treatment. But now, there is a solution: Dr Blanchard's groundbreaking programme draws on emerging research, medical facts and three decades of clinical experiences as an endocrinologist. This individualised programme uses questionnaires and charts to help diagnose sufferers through symptoms, not only lab results. It then treats patients of all ages with the safe but little used T3 hormone in combination with the more common T4 hormone. Aso including specific nutritional advice and alternative treatments, this is the one programme for sufferers of hypothyroidism that really works.
Dr Blanchard has practised medicine for more than twenty years and currently runs a private practice in Massachusetts. Marietta Abrams Brill has been a health writer for nearly twenty years.