Ten People to Follow on Twitter for Thyroid Information

Plus Eleven More Great Sources of Thyroid Information - Updated for 2016

If you're on Twitter, there are some top groups and individuals you will want to follow for thyroid news, information and support. clipart.com

Twitter -- you either love it and use it regularly, or you have no idea what it really is or what it's supposed to do! But there's no question it's growing, and this micro-blogging platform is here to stay. And thyroid disease is increasingly a topic of discussion for people on Twitter.

So, if you're a thyroid patient who is already on Twitter, you're newly signed up, or you've been looking for that a health-related reason to finally get on Twitter, here's a list of my top ten Twitter accounts to follow to help you stay up on your thyroid news and support.

Note: for the Twitter-savvy among you, I've created a "Top 10 Thyroid on Twitter" list at Twitter. You can follow the whole list there, or select which ones of the list members you want to follow.

Endocrine Today / @EndocrineToday -- This Twitter account sends out updates that help you stay up on Endocrine Today's useful website, which features the latest endocrine and thyroid news.

EndocrineWeb / @endocrineweb -- EndocrineWeb sends out useful information related to thyroid and hormonal health.

Kent Holtorf, MD / @HoltorfMed -- Kent Holtorf, MD, an integrative physician with specialization in thyroid and hormone balance, and founder of the Holtorf Medical Center network of practices around the country. (Read about his approach to weight loss for thyroid patients.)

Thyroid Cancer Survivor's Association (ThyCa) / @ThyCaInc -- The official Thyroid Cancer Survivor's Association Twitter account stays up on thyroid cancer and related news and support information.

(Read about their annual conference for thyroid cancer survivors.)

Friends of the American Thyroid Association / @ThyroidFriends -- A group that provides support information from the American Thyroid Association (ATA).

Dear Thyroid / @DearThyroid -- The Dear Thyroid community for thyroid support is active on Twitter, sharing information, humor, support, and links.

(Read an interview with founder Katie Schwartz.)

David Borenstein, MD / @borensteinmd - Noted integrative physician with expertise in thyroid and hormonal health, based in New York City (Read an interview with Dr. Borenstein regarding this approach to thyroid disease)

ThyroidUK / @thyroiduk_org -- Twitter account for the British-based Thyroid UK advocacy group. 

Robert the HypoMan / @Hypo_Man -- Robert is a sharp UK-based thyroid patient with heart, who provides valuable links to content, as well as interactive support on Twitter. (Read more about the HypoMan blog.)

Hypothyroid Mom / @HypothyroidMom -- A Mom with hypothyroidism, looking at being healthy, being a good Mother, sharing links and being an advocate with a unique perspective.


You can follow me at @ThyroidMary, my Twitter feed, where I post news, information, support, links and share support.


There are many other excellent sources of information on thyroid and hormonal health, thyroid medications, and nutrition for thyroid patients. Follow them on Twitter for the latest information.

Sara Gottfried, MD / @DrGottfried -- Sara Gottfried, MD is a holistic gynecologist, and author, focusing on thyroid and hormone health and balance, healthy nutrition, and a holistic lifestyle.

(Read about her approach to the optimal treatment of hypothyroidism.)

David Brownstein, MD / @drbrownstein - Author, noted thyroid physician in Michigan

Shames Health Team / @ThyroidPower - Richard Shames, MD, and Karilee Shames, MD authors, noted thyroid practitioners

ThyroidChange / @thyroidchange - advocacy group

Suzy Cohen / @suzycohen - Pharmacist, author

Izabella Wentz / @drizabellawentz - Pharmacist, author

The Peoples Pharmacy / @peoplespharmacy - Radio hosts, authors, patient advocates

The British Thyroid Foundation / @britishthyroid - Advocacy group

Lorraine Cleaver / @lorrainecleaver - Scottish patient advocate

Alan Christianson, ND / @AlanNMD - Author, Arizona naturopath

Thyroid Nation / @ThyroidNation - Patient advocacy

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