Do microbiome (intestinal) issues always appear when a thyroid is out of whack? The author makes a compelling case in Microbiome Thyroid.
The beginning chapters explain how a thyroid works and the best tests to verify that it is working optimally. As a person with hypothyroidism controlled by medicine, that section was extremely helpful. However, later chapters that look at the connection between thyroid issues and leaky gut are less supported by research referenced within the book. The number of supplements and foods suggested to assist with gut issues were large. Conveniently, the author sells many of them on his own website.
If you are having issues with your thyroid or intestines, Microbiome Thyroid might give you some ideas to try. 3 stars because I wanted more peer-reviewed studies supporting the book’s claims especially in the last half of the book.
Thanks to Hachette Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.