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Top 3 Books to Read on Hashimoto’s Disease

by | Jul 11, 2022 | Symptoms

Table of Contents

  • Hashimoto’s Protocol by Izabella Wentz
  • The Thyroid Reset Diet by Alan Christianson
  • The Paleo Gut Healing Cookbook: 75 Nourishing Paleo + AIP Recipes & 10 Practices to Strengthen Digestion by Alison Marras
Healing is a lot like learning. Everyone does it differently, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to healing your Hashimoto’s. There are countless avenues available to supplement your efforts toward healing your symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease. While it can be confusing to find what will garner the most success, the books mentioned in this article are among my favorite literature to recommend for Hashimoto’s. 


The books on this list impacted my journey towards healing my Hashimoto’s symptoms, and I hope they will be equally useful for you. My goal in this article is to point you in the direction of reputable resources to guide you in ways that are most helpful to you in the way that you like to learn and heal. Follow along to discover more about the incredible authors, what to expect in these books, and which might be best for your lifestyle.

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1. Hashimoto’s Protocol by Izabella Wentz

You’ll love this book if you’re looking for …  An in-depth, structured, step-by-step guide through a tried and tested plan specifically designed to reverse autoimmune damage from Hashimoto’s at the root cause. 


Author bio: 

Dr. Izabella Wentz is a pharmacist and active member of ​​the Fellowship of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (FASCP). She has dedicated her career to creating awareness and literature around finding the root cause of autoimmune thyroid disease. Her most recent book, Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back is a New York Times #1 best-selling book. 


What to expect:

Dr. Isabella Wentz wrote this protocol with the understanding that some cases of Hashimoto’s are more oppressive than others, therefore, the protocol will be varied for readers dependent upon their specific symptoms and situations with Hashimoto’s. The first half of Hashimoto’s Protocol details how to attend to and nourish the organ systems (adrenals, gut, and liver) which are most commonly affected by Hashimoto’s. By addressing these three systems, Dr. Isabella Wentz has found that 80% of those utilizing the step-by-step procedures in her book find symptom relief. 


The final half of Hashimoto’s protocol is for the 20% of people experiencing more severe symptoms beyond healing the three main organ systems affected by the autoimmune disorder. Whether you fall into the category of needing only the fundamental protocol or adding the advanced protocol to address issues such as hormone optimization, overcoming traumatic stress, eradicating chronic infections, optimizing nutrition, and clearing toxins, you will surely find ways to help reduce thyroid antibodies, symptoms, and the need for thyroid hormone treatment.


2. The Thyroid Reset Diet by Alan Christianson

You’ll love this book if you’re looking for … an easy-to-follow guide to recommended dietary changes and the reduction of iodine to heal from Hashimoto’s symptoms with the help of recipes, meal plans, and more. 


Author bio: 

Dr. Alan Christianson’s The Thyroid Reset Diet brings us our second New York Times bestseller book on this list. Alan Christianson, ND, is a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Endocrinologist with a focus on thyroid disease. Dr. Christianson is the founding president of the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is the founding co-president of the American College of Thyroidology. He Is an international physician educator on the management of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, hypothyroidism, and subclinical hypothyroidism. To hear more from Alan Christianson, you can find him making frequent appearances on national TV shows like Dr. Oz, The Doctors, The Today Show, and CNN as well as print media like Shape Magazine, Women’s World, and Natural Health.

What to expect:

With the purchase of this book, you’ll receive a digital cookbook; an $18 gift card toward thyroid-specific supplements, meal replacement shakes, and more in Dr. Christianson’s online store; and a book Q&A to answer some of the most common questions around Hashimoto’s, hypo, and hyperthyroidism. 


The book details a nutrition plan to not only heal your thyroid but also restore it to a healthy function. Christianson also explores the effect of an unsafe iodine intake common in 30-40% of American adults. Reducing your iodine intake is a new way to approach the common woes of those with thyroid issues. If you’re ready to heal your thyroid, shrink your waistline, and stabilize your energy levels from the inside out, this book might be the right choice for you!

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3. The Paleo Gut Healing Cookbook: 75 Nourishing Paleo + AIP Recipes & 10 Practices to Strengthen Digestion by Alison Marras

You’ll love this book if you’re looking for … a natural way to reset your gut health and thyroid function with whole foods in a 14-day meal plan reset. 


Author bio: 

Alison Marras is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and passionate chef who believes that healing your body with food can be stress-free. Her journey to healing with food began after she was diagnosed with both PCOS and Hashimoto’s. Tired of feeling exhausted, she began educating herself in the kitchen to learn and experience how different life could feel with a few simple dietary changes. 


What to expect:

Alison’s book gives you a complete guide for restoring gut health. The Paleo Gut Healing Cookbook offers flavorful, nourishing Paleo and AIP recipes with 10 key digestive strategies to address both the what and how of good eating practices including rhythmic Eating/Interval Fasting to allow gut-repair time between meals, Mindful Eating to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (“Rest & Digest” state) for more efficient breakdown of food, and food combinations to optimize absorption and assimilation of nutrients.


Look forward to restorative recipes like Creamy Ginger, Pear, and Butternut Squash Soup; Teriyaki Salmon and Bok Choy; Bone Broth Garlic Kale; Rosemary Parsnip Purée;  Chicken Pad Thai with Green Papaya Noodles; Smoked Salmon Salad with Jammy Eggs; No-churn Blueberry Cardamom Nice Cream; and Cranberry Orange Flourless Muffins.


Hopefully, one of these books will resonate with your goals of healing your Hashimoto’s symptoms. I am here to act as a resource on your journey from fitness to food. It can feel like a solitary trek when you’re experiencing Hashimoto’s symptoms, so please know that you’re not alone and many women are experiencing similar symptoms and situations in their thyroid healing journey. Don’t forget to check out my Thyroid Strong program for fitness instruction, additional resources, and a whole community of amazing women like you.  


Happy Healing, 

Dr. Emily Kiberd 

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