This interview by Marilee Tolen, RN on "The Green Tea with Marilee" show is with Karilee Shames, PhD, RN - who co-authored the book "Thyroid Power" with her husband Dr. Richard Shames.

Graves' disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidism.

It is becoming more well-known due to talk show host Wendy Williams' announcement that she suffers from this consuming health issue.

Graves disease mayo clinic imageThe thyroid gland helps set the rate of metabolism, which is the rate at which the body uses energy.

Doctor Richard Shames, MD & Acupuncturist Georjana Shames, LAc, Dipl. OM

As a doctor known for treating difficult thyroid conditions, a colleague recently inquired of me, "Dr. Shames why have an acupuncturist as part of your practice? What can she offer thyroid patients that you––that we––cannot?" The short answer is "Plenty!" But here is what I actually told him.

Is your thyroid the cause of your depression or your foul mood? It could be.

There is evidence available that links the two together. Those that are tired and depressed may find that their thyroid is actually behind the problem.

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