Beautiful Inside and Out
Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, "Thyroid Sexy" Life
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
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Baywatch star Gena Lee Nolin shares her story of undergoing and overcoming two decades of misdiagnosed thyroid disease and shows how the estimated 60 million Americans suffering from thyroid disease can learn to live healthy, happy, and beautiful lives.
In 1997, actress Gena Lee Nolin was plagued by fatigue, exhaustion, brain fog, bloating, depression, and hair loss. Despite taking care of herself, Nolin experienced unexplained, debilitating changes in energy, weight, and mood, culminating in life-threatening symptoms during her last pregnancy. Like millions of American women, Nolin was struggling with undiagnosed thyroid disease. Thyroid problems leave women feeling anything but beautiful; stigmatized and laughed at by friends, family, the media
Gena Lee Nolin had a starring role on the international hit TV show Baywatch and starred in her own series, Sheena. She got her start in Hollywood as one of “Barker’s Beauties” on The Price Is Right. She has hosted VH-1’s Sex Appeal and appeared on Extra, Hollywood Squares, E!, Lifetime, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Gena is active in various causes, is married to former NHL player Cale Hulse, and is a mother of three.
Praise for Living Well With Hypothyroidism by Mary Shomon
"In this first-rate book by Mary Shomon...the disorder, its myths, and medicine's successes and failures at dealing with it are thoroughly examined. This is not a book that rehashes old facts on thyroid disease. Shomon instead challenges patients and their doctors to look deeper and try harder to resolve the complicated symptoms of hypothyroidism."
"If I could recommend only one book on thyroid problems for my patients, this would be it."
-Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
"Vital for hypothryoid patients who want to get well, and for physicians who want to do so."
-Dr. John Lowe
“A must read. This book has given me and my husband clarity about the complications I experienced in the years following my total thyroidectomy. Gena Lee Nolin’s brave journey provides a great sense of support, and will be life changing for so many.”
-Nancy Valen, actor and television producer and Nels Van Patten, actor and professional tennis player
“An honest and inspiring journey of real advocacy that will help others delve into their own health and wellness, and that exposes the true meaning of beauty. Bravo!"
“Gena Lee Nolin is better than ever in her new book. Always a selfless giver of good health. As God has blessed her, she opens her heart in the pages of this book to be a blessing to us all!”
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