A family comprised of a medical doctor, PhD and a licensed acupuncturist co-authored a book that recommends several NESS™ products in managing hormone-related psychological problems.
Thyroid Mind Power, released in mid 2011, was written by husband and wife team Richard ShamesMD and Karilee Shames PhD, RN. Their daughter, Georjana Grace ShamesLAc, also was a contributing author. Richard and Karilee also co-wrote the well received, Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled? in 2005.
Described as a “breakthrough approach” to managing “psychological and emotional issues often caused by thyroid imbalances,” a major focal point of Thyroid Mind Power is that thyroid abnormalities are frequently the result of slow digestion. If the process of converting food into energy is sluggish, the person will feel sluggish, too. To aid in speeding up the process of breaking down food and thoroughly preparing its vitamins and nutrients for absorption across the gut barrier, the Shames prescribe and personally recommend digestive enzyme supplements.
For sensitivities to sugar, they recommend NESS Formula 21 Sugar Digest. Karilee herself found success with the product:
“(Karilee’s) extreme sensitivity to sugars has for years made it difficult for her to eat a number of otherwise healthy and recommended food items, or even to have the occasional glass of wine, without feeling terrible afterward,” wrote Richard. “Now, she simply takes two Sugar Digest capsules with a glass of wine or occasional semisweet food and is much more able to tolerate it.”
For other sensitivities, they recommend Formula 2 Starch Digest,Formula 18 Fat Digest and Formula 8 Lactase with Probiotic (for those who suffer with lactose intolerance). Karilee says that NESS digestive enzymes have helped many patients discover or return to a balanced state of well-being.
“I feel, and our patients concur, that taking NESS products allow those of us with ‘quirky’ metabolism to get back to living a more normal life,” she said.
The Shames also gave praise to NESS Thyroid Support for its co-factors of boosting thyroid hormones, including herbs, enzymes and minerals, including selenium.
As in other books, Thyroid Mind Power includes recommendations for NESS Formula 601 Gastric Comfort and ProSol™ Gastro Calm™ for anyone with sensitivities to thyroid-boosting products. Gastric Comfort is especially formulated for sensitive stomachs, reflux or other gastric disorders. This formula is also an excellent choice for patients who are intolerant of protease. Taken with meals or between meals as needed instead of antacids, Formula 601 provides a soothing blend of enzymes and herbs and contains Papaya leaf to aid in digestion and relieve inflammation, Plantain leaf to help reduce local irritation and Sanicle to help soothe inflamed tissue and speed healing.
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