Vicki Heminger: “Dr. Shames has helped me SO much.  He fully understands endocrine issues and the balancing of thyroid & adrenal issues.  He is saving lives every day — I’m one of them — I never thought I could get the metabolic balance I have now!  Thank you, Dr. Shames!”

Linda Anderson “I feel more like my old self than I ever thought I would feel again!”

Susan Campbell, PhD
Author of Getting Real, “Truth in Dating and Saying What’s Real


“Even though I feel healthy and have no noticeable “symptoms,” I am finding Thyroid Power to be a very helpful resource in my ongoing quest to live at my maximum potential. This book contains sound, well-researched advice that can be useful to everyone who values good health”.

Michelle Smith, Janesville, WI: 
I just wanted to say thank you for writing “Thyroid Power”.  It is the first book that I have read that “feels right” in terms of understanding, diagnosis, and medications.  Your book has given me the knowledge I need to fight for my health and get my life back!

 I can’t wait to read the new book.  The more info I can “arm” myself with, the better!
Thank you for all of the work you do!

Elizabeth Randall, San Jose, CA
: Just a quick “note” to thank you for the time that you spent with me during yesterday’s conference call.  I appreciate the care that you spent in crafting together a protocol that prioritizes my issues (adrenal, sex hormone, and thyroid) and then carefully introduces the necessary corrections.  It was really nice to talk to someone who understands and I finally feel that I’m not losing my mind!

Paul Magid, Manalapan, NY June 2007
: I had been to NINE different doctors over the last decade of misery, pain, and inability to enjoy life. I finally saw Dr. Shames, who was the only one to treat three hormones at the same time. Plus, he gave me the higher doses that I clearly needed.  Now I’m feeling normal again for the first time in 14 years! Plus, I’ve lost 22 pounds, and kept it off!”

Glenda J. ODell: Thank you for writing the book, Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled. I am 65 years old. I recently read your book, took the symptoms tests, went to Canary Club website and ordered the saliva tests. The results confirmed I had low adrenal function and low thyroid levels, especially T3. I am so grateful for the information in this book and so grateful for the education on how these glands work and affect the other body systems.

I am also grateful for the Canary Club website making it possible to order the saliva tests and confirm one problem with my health. I feel that I have had this problem off and on for nearly 25 to 30 years. For the past 6 weeks, I have been using the natural alternatives in your book and feel so much better already. I feel that I probably owe you a tremendous amount for helping me improve my energy and quality of life. I feel you have saved me from further depletion of energy and a down hill slide to worse health. Thank you a million times a million times a million. You have a permanent fan. My daughter has taken the Canary Club saliva test. I am telling everyone I know about this book and the Canary Club.

Sandra M. Rubin: “Dr. Shames, today, like most of my days, I awoke feeling fresh and energetic, present, and ready to continue on my path. I appreciate so much the range of options that your medical knowledge and skill provided and – most importantly – the trust in listening and allowing for experimentation in order to find a healthy balance. Everyday I am so very grateful for the small but significant list of things that make up the good fortune of my life – and that includes you! Thank you so much!”

Amanda Wongsonegoro, CMT, Petaluma CA : Dr. Richard Shames and Karilee restored my health. They are the only health care team I know of committed to thyroid patients. I found them after reading Thyroid Power and Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, and Frazzled. After reading FFF, I learned that I needed adrenal supplementation in addition to thyroid. Once this regimen was adopted I only needed 1/4 of the thyroid I used to take. I am on much less thyroid medication, my weight is where it should be, and I feel healthy and happy. I follow Dr. Shames and Karilee’s suggestions on lifestyle. Exercise, healthy diet, and stress relief plays a big part in my well-being. I heartfully recommend the Shames’ and believe in their approach to endocrine balance.

Diane, Novato, CA
: After ten years of painful scalp and other stressful symptoms, I thought I’d lose my mind! I suspected a thyroid problem, but doctor after doctor did not believe me. None of the other things they tried gave me any benefit. Even an endocrinologist told me my thyroid was fine. Dr. Shames not only believed me, but let me try the treatment options I wanted. Now I”m on a two-medicine thyroid regimen that works great and has me feeling all better. It’s wonderful!

Paul Magid, Author/Documentary subject “Dr. Shames has been like a beacon of light on a long voyage of darkness. His approach of multi-hormone balancing has me feeling the best I have felt in thirteen years, and has erased years of frustration and fear that I would never feel vital and healthy again.

I can not thank you enough for bringing together these 3 componants for desperate women like me who have been searching for answers for years on end. I am only 1/4 of the way through Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, Frazzled and I want to cry at every page.