You’ve likely heard (or at least you will right now) that everything in your body is connected. One huge piece of this is the thyroid connection to feeling well. But too often women (and even some wonderful men) are blown off or brushed aside even though they have symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.
Maybe you’ve heard of something called a “full thyroid panel,” but your doctor will only run your TSH. Perhaps you’ve read that some foods are optimal for thyroid function while others (like gluten) don’t make the cut. The thing is, you don’t know the reasons behind why these points are important. And you’re likely tired of hearing about scary medical terms that make you want to throw in the towel.
To be clear, thyroid dysfunction is not a deficiency of Synthroid.
Nor should all types of hypothyroidism be treated in the same way. A pill will not fully solve your problems and make you feel like your old self again. If that were the case, then there wouldn’t be so many women out there complaining about how they simply aren’t getting better despite religiously taking meds. And it frankly flies in the face of more current research and work from trailblazers in the functional medicine world who have patients experiencing tangible results.
In today’s episode, we’ll take a look at the thyroid connection and how there are more options out there for you to address subclinical hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and Grave’s Disease.
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Thyroid Connection – Practical Solutions to Feel Better with Amy Myers, MD
Dr. Amy Myers is a long time friend of Gluten Free School and this is her second time as a guest on the Gluten Free Podcast. We’ve previously chatted about Leaky Gut and how to address it from her years of experience helping patients.
The thing about this podcast is that the topic of thyroid dysfunction isn’t just something that Dr. Myers deals with in her clinic daily… it’s personal. That’s why she uniquely understands what you’re going through from the frustration to the fear that you’ll never get better.
Since I’ve had several other guests on the podcast to talk about thyroid health, I didn’t want this conversation to be another “beginner’s lesson.” Instead, we dove into questions I often get asked and even some of my own concerns about the thyroid, patient advocacy, and diet.
I hope that you’ll enjoy the conversation as well as find it to be enlightening!
In this episode…
– How a protocol for Hashimoto’s and Grave’s is similar (and where they diverge)
– The tests to ask for to get the full picture of what’s up with your thyroid
– Why sugar is on the “no no” list for optimum thyroid health
– Key minerals beyond just iodine that your body needs in order to make and convert thyroid hormone
– Smoothies and concerns about collagen
– and much more…
The Thyroid Connection Summit — It’s FREE to tune during the week of Monday 10/24/2016 and 10/31/2016!
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