I wanted to share a fantastic book that the author, Rachel Hill, kindly sent me. There will be many of you out there with a thyroid condition and it’s an invisible, chronic illness that poses numerous challenges for diagnosis, treatment and management. I’ll be posting up an interview with Rachel in January so this is a little sneak peak.
Blending self-help with informative detail, helpful tips and friendly compassion from her own experiences, Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate is as inspiring a read as it is educational. I’ve written before about taking more control over your life and your medical care where you can, and this helps you do just that.
It’s a thorough resource that you can easily read from cover to cover and keep on hand to flick through to the bits most useful to you. I found this to be excellently written so it’s easy to keep turning the pages. Rachel’s writing style is authentic and she covers her own experiences with honesty and aplomb, while the more informative content is well-researched and easy to understand.
Having read this myself, it’s one I would highly recommend as it’s an invaluable source of help and support for yourself or someone you know.
About The Author
Rachel blogs at The Invisible Hypothyroidism where you can find more great posts and information on thyroid-related jazz. As someone who’s struggled with diagnosis, treatment, then having the diagnosis retracted only to be back at square one, I’ll be the first to say that you can’t underestimate the challenges faced when it comes to your thyroid.
What’s It All About?
This is for anyone and everyone. Whether you suspect thyroid issues may be behind your symptoms, have been diagnosed and are navigating the challenges with treatment and management, or whether you’re a friend or loved one of someone with a thyroid condition.
This book thoroughly covers many topics, for instance :
Symptoms, diagnosis, medications, related conditions (such as adrenal fatigue), Rachel’s personal experiences, dealing with medical professionals, work and employment, addressing the grief of who you were prior to your symptoms, a chapter for friends and family to better understand the patient’s condition, encouragement for what you’re going through and references for further support.
There’s ample praise for Rachel’s book, but the one I really like is this quote :
“After reading Rachel Hill’s book, thyroid patients will realise that even though it may seem that their disease isolates them, they are truly never alone” – The National Academy of Hypothyroidism.
Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate is available now :