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If you have hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease, toxic multinodular goiter, etc.) or Hashimoto's thyroiditis and are looking to do everything to save your thyroid gland, then the Save My Thyroid podcast is for you! Dr. Eric Osansky DC, IFMCP is the host, as he personally was diagnosed with Graves' disease in 2008 and was able to get into remission taking a natural approach. He created this podcast to help others with hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto's save their thyroid and regain their health. If you have hyperthyroidism then pretty much all of the episodes will benefit you, and if you have Hashimoto's you'll benefit from most of the guest expert episodes, as well as some of the "solo" episodes. The reason there is more of a focus on hyperthyroidism is because all of the other thyroid-related podcasts focus mostly on hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's, and since Dr. Eric personally dealt with Graves' disease he wanted this podcast to focus more on hyperthyroidism, although it will still offer plenty of value to those with hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's. Dr. Eric Osansky lives in Matthews NC with his wife, 2 daughters, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and 3 guinea pigs! He has been a practitioner for 20+ years, and has focused on helping people with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions since 2009.

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United States

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If you have hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease, toxic multinodular goiter, etc.) or Hashimoto's thyroiditis and are looking to do everything to save your thyroid gland, then the Save My Thyroid podcast is for you! Dr. Eric Osansky DC, IFMCP is the host, as he personally was diagnosed with Graves' disease in 2008 and was able to get into remission taking a natural approach. He created this podcast to help others with hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto's save their thyroid and regain their health. If you have hyperthyroidism then pretty much all of the episodes will benefit you, and if you have Hashimoto's you'll benefit from most of the guest expert episodes, as well as some of the "solo" episodes. The reason there is more of a focus on hyperthyroidism is because all of the other thyroid-related podcasts focus mostly on hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's, and since Dr. Eric personally dealt with Graves' disease he wanted this podcast to focus more on hyperthyroidism, although it will still offer plenty of value to those with hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's. Dr. Eric Osansky lives in Matthews NC with his wife, 2 daughters, 3 cats, 2 dogs, and 3 guinea pigs! He has been a practitioner for 20+ years, and has focused on helping people with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions since 2009.

Language:

English

Contact:

704-996-1290


Episodes

Thyroid Talk with Dr. Angela Mazza

2/27/2024
“Optimize what you can control, and don’t worry about the rest.” There’s a lot of misinformation out there about thyroid conditions and different treatment options. From the basics of how thyroid hormone is produced to the more advanced insights about the thyroid-gut connection, it’s crucial to ensure that your source of information is reliable, experienced, and evidence-backed. Today’s guest, Dr. Angela Mazza, recognized this problem and decided to create a resource for people at different stages of their thyroid healing journey through her new book, Thyroid Talk. Dr. Angela is the founder of the Metabolic Center for Wellness in Oviedo, FL, where she spends most of her time caring for persons with autoimmune thyroid disease, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. Metabolic Center for Wellness is the only center in Central Florida providing the thyroid-saving procedure, RFA, for thyroid nodules. Highly regarded for her individualized approach to patient care, Dr. Angela empowers each person to achieve their unique goals by providing education, lifestyle management, and support. In this conversation, Dr. Angela and I talk about her book, Thyroid Talk: An Integrative Guide to Optimal Thyroid Health, what to include in comprehensive thyroid testing, the effects of thyroid disruptors like cadmium and fluoride, and the impact of Epstein-Barr virus on thyroid health, the importance of patient empowerment, how environmental factors affect thyroid health, and more. Enjoy the episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/thyroid-talk-with-dr-angela-mazza-134/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:56:19

What's the difference between radioactive iodine and radiofrequency ablation?

2/22/2024
Radioactive iodine and radiofrequency ablation are two thyroid treatment options that are sometimes confused but are actually quite different. Where radioactive iodine involves the destruction of the cells of the thyroid gland, radiofrequency ablation involves shrinking thyroid nodules and, in some cases, can save the thyroid. Today, I’m sharing how each of these procedures works, why I never recommend radioactive iodine, the cases where each procedure tends to be used, and what you need to know before making a decision. In this episode, you’ll learn: - How radioactive iodine treatment works - Why I don’t recommend radioactive iodine - Benefits of radiofrequency ablation for thyroid nodules - The positive trend toward endocrinologists recommending radiofrequency ablation - Why it’s crucial to address the underlying cause of thyroid problems - Additional resources on radiofrequency ablation As always, I hope you find this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/whats-the-difference-between-radioactive-iodine-and-radiofrequency-ablation/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:08:33

What You Need To Know About The Parathyroid Glands with Dr. Deva Boone

2/20/2024
The parathyroid glands may be small, but their impact on our health is monumental. These four tiny glands regulate blood calcium levels via parathyroid hormone (PTH), vital for the optimal functioning of our brain, muscles, nerves, and many bodily processes. Primary hyperparathyroidism is more common than most people realize and is often misdiagnosed. This occurs when the parathyroid glands secrete too much PTH, causing elevated blood calcium levels. While it can happen at any age, the risk increases as you get older, and it is most common in postmenopausal women. Unfortunately, because of that, it often flies under the radar, with the symptoms mistakenly being attributed to menopause. Today, I’m joined by Dr. Deva Boone, one of the most experienced parathyroid surgeons in the U.S. She was the Medical Director and Senior Surgeon at the Norman Parathyroid Center until 2020, when she left to open the Southwest Parathyroid Center in Phoenix, Arizona. In this conversation, Dr. Deva and I discuss how the parathyroid glands regulate calcium levels in your bloodstream, the role of calcium in the body, the prevalence of primary hyperparathyroidism, the importance of vitamin D in calcium metabolism, challenges of diagnosing parathyroid issues, the necessity of experienced surgeons for parathyroid surgery, and more. Enjoy the episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-parathyroid-glands-with-dr-deva-boone-133/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:55:39

Is there a relationship between eczema and thyroid autoimmunity?

2/15/2024
Our skin is a window into our internal health. More than just a superficial concern, recent research has shown that eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is better classified as an autoimmune condition rather than an allergic reaction. The three pillars that are thought to contribute to its pathogenesis are skin barrier damage, immune response disorders, and skin microbiome imbalances. More than genetics alone, environmental factors significantly impact its development. Today, I’m exploring the potential link between eczema and thyroid autoimmunity. From the causes that contribute to the development of eczema to the factors that suggest a connection to autoimmune thyroid conditions like Graves' and Hashimoto's, it’s important to address underlying causes rather than just treating symptoms. In this episode, you’ll learn about: - The correlation between eczema and autoimmune conditions - Causes and theories on why eczema develops - The four categories of triggers - Role of the skin microbiome - Conventional treatment options for eczema - Natural treatment options for reversing eczema - Three main factors that contribute to the pathogenesis of eczema - Research studies on the relationship between eczema and autoimmune conditions As always, I hope you find this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/is-there-a-relationship-between-eczema-and-thyroid-autoimmunity/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:14:17

The Biochemistry of Injury and Holistic Healing by Dr. Christine Smith

2/13/2024
“Getting your mental game corrected is just as important as any medication.” - Dr. Christine Smith Our thoughts, emotions, and energy can significantly influence our body's response to injuries. Unfortunately, it’s easy to neglect our biochemical and mental injuries while focusing on the often more apparent physical injury. The thyroid, especially, is a very sensitive organ, and when we experience thyroid issues, it’s a signal to look deeper at what is triggering these symptoms. A holistic approach addressing all three aspects is crucial in healing and preventing disease. Reducing environmental toxins, addressing mental and emotional health, and addressing lifestyle factors like diet creates a biochemical shift that puts the body in an optimized state for healing. Today, I’m joined by Dr. Christine Smith to explore the biochemistry of injury and how this relates to thyroid health. We discuss the interconnectedness of physical, biochemical, and mental injuries, the necessity of a holistic recovery strategy, the power of tuning the nervous system, the significance of dietary and lifestyle changes, the transformative potential of mind-body medicine, and more. Enjoy the episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/the-biochemistry-of-injury-and-holistic-healing-by-dr-christine-smith-132/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:56:22

Can taking bile salts cause hyperthyroidism?

2/8/2024
Bile is a fluid produced by the liver and stored and concentrated in the gallbladder. It plays a crucial role in digestion, specifically in helping to break down fats into fatty acids and in the excretion of waste products. Today, I’m talking about why people take bile salts, the potential effect on thyroid conditions, and whether those with hyperthyroidism should avoid taking them. In this episode, you’ll learn about: - The role of bile in digestion and bilirubin excretion - Causes of elevated bilirubin - The numerous functions of bile salts and potential effects on thyroid conditions - How hyperthyroidism can increase bilirubin levels As always, I hope you find this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/can-taking-bile-salts-cause-hyperthyroidism/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:07:23

How Inescapable Toxins Can Affect Thyroid Health with Dr. Wendy Myers

2/6/2024
"Most chronic health conditions will have a heavy metal or a chemical as an underlying root cause." - Dr. Wendy Myers Environmental toxins, especially heavy metals, are a pervasive issue affecting everyone. These toxins interfere with critical bodily functions, from enzyme activity to amino acid absorption and the energy production necessary for iodine uptake. The result? A domino effect that can lead to significant disruptions in thyroid hormone production and conversion. Considering the many negative consequences of this toxic burden and the fact that none of us can avoid them altogether, it’s crucial to incorporate detox strategies to help our bodies clear as much of the toxic load as possible. Today, I’m joined by Dr. Wendy Myers, a Naturopathic doctor and founder of Myersdetox.com, to explore the impact of environmental toxins, especially heavy metals like mercury, on thyroid health. Dr, Wendy is an anti-aging, heavy metal detox, and bioenergetics expert and the #1 bestselling author of Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue. Wendy hosts a top 100-rated podcast, the Myers Detox Podcast, about protecting your health with detoxification. In this conversation, Dr. Wendy and I discuss her journey with thyroid issues and how detoxification strategies - like ionic foot baths and infrared saunas - can aid in removing toxins, the importance of mineral balance, how your diet can support detoxification, and more. Enjoy the episode! Get your FREE virtual ticket to Dr. Wendy Myers’ 7-Part Docuseries | Heavy (premiering on February 15, 2024) https://www.wendymyersdetox.com/2SSNKLX/27P3D6/?creative_id=46 To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/how-inescapable-toxins-can-affect-thyroid-health-with-dr-wendy-myers-131/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:45:29

Can you have Graves' disease or Hashimoto's with negative thyroid antibodies?

2/1/2024
Most people with Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis have elevated thyroid antibodies. While a few people will have negative thyroid antibodies, certain factors - such as a suppressed immune system - can lead to false negative results. Today, I’m sharing what we expect when testing thyroid antibodies, how to tell if someone has thyroid autoimmunity and diagnostic criteria for Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. In this episode, you’ll learn: - Causes of false negative thyroid antibodies - Methods to confirm whether it’s a true negative - Why it’s crucial to test thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins (TSI) in cases of Graves’ disease - Diagnostic criteria for Hashitoxicosis - The presence of thyroid eye disease as an indicator of Graves' disease - Challenges in diagnosing Hashimoto's thyroiditis - Why it’s always important to address the foundations of good health, such as diet and lifestyle As always, I hope you find this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/can-you-have-graves-disease-or-hashimotos-with-negative-thyroid-antibodies/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:09:14

Balance Your Hormones By Fasting and Keeping the Faith with Dr. Tabatha Barber

1/30/2024
“Your body has an innate ability to heal.” - Dr. Tabatha Barber For many people living a typical Western lifestyle, high levels of stress have become a chronic issue. But while your mind might feel like you’re handling that overactive life, your physiology can’t. Your body responds with a chemical reaction whenever you’re in a stressful, sympathetic state. We must take responsibility for our daily activities since they directly impact our health. That means being more mindful of how we live and recognizing that we have way more control over our health than we might think. Today, I’m joined by Dr. Tabatha Barber to talk about how fasting and faith can help shift your body into a parasympathetic state. Dr. Barber believes that when you’re eating around the clock, your body doesn’t get the chance to heal as much as it could, and by fasting, you can divert those resources to where they need to go. In this conversation, Dr. Barber and I discuss her insights on how gut inflammation can affect conditions like endometriosis, the role of gut bacteria in estrogen metabolism, the impact of fasting on adrenal function, why fasting can be beneficial for thyroid and autoimmune conditions, why she believes in integrating spirituality and mindfulness in health and wellness, and more. Enjoy the episode! FREE GUIDE: The Gutsy Gynecologist’s Guide to Balancing Your Hormones: https://drtabatha.com/free-guide/ To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/how-fasting-and-keeping-the-faith-can-balance-your-hormones-with-dr-tabatha-barber-130/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:01:03:52

Your Hyperthyroid Questions Answered!!!

1/25/2024
What can be used naturally to reduce a hyperthyroidism goiter? How can I know if I have Graves’ disease or subclinical hyperthyroidism? Will eye puffiness and protrusion associated with Graves’ disease ever go away? Today, I’m back with another Q&A episode, answering multiple questions submitted by the Save My Thyroid community. While I can’t get to everyone’s questions every time, I love creating these for you, and I’ll do similar episodes every couple of months. Please share your questions with me by emailing info@naturalendocrinesolutions.com, and I'll include the most relevant ones in upcoming episodes. In this episode, you’ll learn: Q1: How can I know if I have Graves’ disease or subclinical hyperthyroidism, which will go away? Q2: Can I treat my hyperthyroidism with only bugleweed, motherwort, and lemon balm? If so, how long should I use these herbs to treat my condition? Q3: What is the best way to figure out how to make thyroid-stimulating antibodies drop? Is there a hierarchy of things to do first? Q4: What can be used naturally to reduce a hyperthyroidism goiter? Q5: I've just relapsed after 11 months of being medication-free and radically altering my diet. Could my relapse be due to the onset of menopause? If so, what natural remedies can I take to help? Q6: What kind of exercise is okay for someone with Graves’ disease? My heart rate gets very high sometimes when working out, so I don't know what’s best. Q7: How can I alleviate the eye puffiness and protrusion associated with Graves’ disease? Does it ever go away completely? Q8: I have Grave’s and have been on carbimazole for two years now. What is your advice for dealing with dysglycemia? Should I be following the same advice that is recommended for reversing pre-diabetes? Q9: I recently had a molar extraction and a bone graft done. I'm supposed to get a titanium implant done next. Is it safe to have titanium drilled into my gum? Q10: I'm curious about the effects of thytrophin PMG® on Graves’ disease hyperthyroidism. My nutritionist keeps suggesting it, but my hyperthyroidism six months into diagnosis has turned hypo as the doctor, and I now have begun reducing the methimazole. Q11: I've lost 50 pounds due to hyperthyroidism. Can you suggest some things I might do to encourage weight gain? Q12: Which potent remedy would you prescribe for hyperthyroidism patients to provide immediate relief of acute insomnia and palpitations, pending access to hyperthyroidism treatment? As always, I hope you find this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/your-hyperthyroid-questions-answered/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:35:15

A Comprehensive Chat About Hormones with Dr. Kristi Tompkins

1/23/2024
As women’s hormone levels change during perimenopause and then post-menopause, it’s normal to experience various symptoms of the changes. What many don’t realize, however, is the amplifying impact chronic stress, unhealthy diets, and environmental toxins have on these symptoms. That’s where personalized lifestyle medicine can make a significant impact. It’s empowering to recognize that we might be a part of the root cause and that what we're doing in our lives might contribute to how we feel. You can make changes in your life to help your body and your hormones get back in balance and actually heal. Today, I’m joined by Dr. Kristi Tompkins, a Naturopathic Doctor, Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Transformational Coach. Having treated a variety of clients over the last 15 years, her specialty is in helping women to become more aware, adapt and thrive during the Perimenopausal and early Menopausal years. Integrating a blend of Personalized Lifestyle Medicine, Brain-Based Coaching and Mind-Body Healing, Dr. Kristi enjoys encouraging and empowering her clients to make better choices in their health and their lives. In this conversation, Dr. Kristi and I discuss the significance of managing stress, the importance of individualized dietary plans, the interplay between hormones and thyroid health, why comprehensive testing is an integral part of getting to the root cause of your symptoms, considerations around hormone replacement, and more. Enjoy the episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/a-comprehensive-chat-about-hormones-with-dr-kristi-tompkins-129/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:58:49

How can the thyroid affect the kidneys?

1/18/2024
When hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism negatively impacts thyroid function, there’s often a knock-on effect on kidney function. This effect can often be seen in the three primary kidney markers in a comprehensive metabolic panel: blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, and eGFR. Today, I’m sharing how thyroid disorders impact the kidney, what to look out for with the three markers, and why digging deeper into the root cause is crucial. In this episode, you’ll learn about: - The three main kidney markers in a comprehensive metabolic panel - Optimal ranges and significance of blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, and eGFR - How hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism impact kidney function and each of the three markers As always, I hope you find this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/how-can-the-thyroid-affect-the-kidneys/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:08:16

Reverse Aging and Optimize Hormones with Dr. Florence Comite

1/16/2024
“Most things are reversible if you're willing to put in some effort.” - Dr. Florence Comite When we invest in our health, it pays off in spades. By diving deep into your family history and genetics and committing to the foundations of good health, like exercise, sleep, and stress management, you can preserve your health and reduce the impact of aging on the body. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and it’s not about perfection. The key is to recognize the individual needs of your body and use that to inform your choices moving forward. Today, I’m joined by precision medicine expert Dr. Florence Comite to explore the topic of healthy longevity and hormone optimization. Florence is world-renowned for her expertise in predicting, preventing, and reversing chronic disease and the disorders associated with aging. In this conversation, Florence and I discuss the importance of personalized healthcare, the role of data in creating individualized health plans, how genetic testing can be used to tailor health recommendations, critical biomarkers of optimal health, the intricacies of hormone optimization, how we can be proactive in managing our health, the use of precision medicine to improve health outcomes and reverse aging, and more. Enjoy the episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/reverse-aging-and-optimize-hormones-with-dr-florence-comite-128/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:01:05:09

Your Thyroid Questions Answered!!!

1/11/2024
Can hyperthyroidism be cured? Is killing your thyroid better than suffering the side effects of PTU? Which testing should you focus on when dealing with Graves’ disease? Does perimenopause affect the thyroid? Today, I’m back with another Q&A episode, answering multiple questions submitted by the Save My Thyroid community. While I can’t get to everyone’s questions every time, I love creating these for you, and I’ll do similar episodes every couple of months. Please share your questions with me by emailing info@naturalendocrinesolutions.com, and I'll include the most relevant ones in upcoming episodes. In this episode, you’ll learn: Q1: Where do I get started with testing when it comes to Graves’ disease? Q2: What is the parathyroid's function, and what can you do when the parathyroid is involved? Q3: Is killing your thyroid better than the side effects of PTU? Q4: How can I lower TPO antibodies? Q5: How do you stop being hot with hyperthyroidism and Graves’, and how do you lower antibody levels quickly? Q6: If thyroid nodules are too small for biopsies and are monitored and may cause anxiety symptoms, shouldn't they be removed? Q7: I have thyroid eye disease; is there a natural treatment I can try to lower my TSI levels? Q8: Can hypothyroidism be cured? Do you say that hypothyroidism is the same as Hashimoto’s? Q9: I have heard that hyperthyroidism causes the thyroid to burn out, and then you become hypothyroid. Is this true, and if so, what can prevent or delay it? Q10: Can you remind me of the benefits of glutathione and how you can take it? Do you recommend taking a binding agent with glutathione? Q11: I have a question about the TRAB range. Why aim for in-range numbers and not zero? Q12: What diet should you eat with thyroid issues? How do you transition from pharma meds to herbs? Q13: How soon after the TSH becomes suppressed can the levels rise following a natural protocol? What additional steps can one take to promote the restoration of a healthy TSH balance? Q14: Are protein shakes the best way to get enough amino acids? Which would you recommend? How does perimenopause affect the thyroid, and how can one boost libido? Q15: Will heart symptoms I’ve developed since my Graves’ disease diagnosis stop when the thyroid numbers get into the normal range, or are those things here to stay? Q16: Have any therapies - such as PMF, red light therapy, oxygen therapy, cryotherapy, compressed air, squeeze detox, sound therapy, or AI-assisted weight resistance machines - been found to benefit low thyroid? Q17: What are your thoughts on the effectiveness of AHCC in treating nodules in the presence of autoimmunity? Could it aggravate autoimmunity by stimulating the immune response? Q18: What are the differences between thyroid cysts and nodules? Q19: What do I need to know about reverse T3? Q20: How much protein do you recommend daily? Q21: Which supplements work better for hypo- versus hyperthyroidism? Q22: Can hormones produced by other glands, like the adrenals, affect the thyroid? As always, I hope you find this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/your-thyroi Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:48:54

Megan Roosevelt's Thyroid Healing Journey

1/9/2024
“It's crucial to learn about your body and what works well for you.” - Megan Roosevelt Sometimes, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to eat perfectly, as if that is the thing that will solve our health issues. The truth is that while our diet is significant, it’s only one piece of the holistic health picture. From personal care products to the water we drink and the mental and emotional stressors we encounter, many factors in our daily lives contribute to our overall health. Instead of trying to perfectly master a checklist of rules, incorporating healthier systems and techniques into your daily life can contribute significantly to your healing journey. Today, I’m joined by Megan Roosevelt, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, author, photographer, videographer, founder of Healthy Grocery Girl, and creator of the Thyroid Balance Course. Megan takes a holistic approach to wellness by focusing on the whole body in addition to nutrition. Megan is a mom of 2 and passionate about helping people live their healthiest lives. In this conversion, Megan and I talk about her story, from initial symptoms and diagnosis to her decision to forgo conventional medication in favor of natural methods, the importance of personalized care, the role of nutrition in supporting thyroid health, the use of both herbal remedies and supplements in thyroid management, and more. Enjoy the episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/megan-roosevelts-thyroid-healing-journey-127/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:01:06:02

Can Elderberry Trigger Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s?

1/4/2024
Many people take elderberry supplements for immune support, especially in the winter. It’s used traditionally throughout Europe, and it’s common in health food stores and even grocery stores within the United States. While we most commonly see it used this way, different parts of the elderberry plant have been used to treat various ailments, from wounds and insect bites to sore throats, toothaches, and more. Today, I’m talking about what research shows about elderberry and autoimmunity and what practitioners, including myself, have experienced in practice. In this episode, you’ll learn about: - Health benefits of elderberry - Concerns about elderberry exacerbating autoimmune conditions - What research shows about whether elderberry increases inflammatory cytokines - What I’ve seen with elderberry and autoimmunity in my practice As always, I hope you find this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/can-elderberry-trigger-graves-disease-and-hashimotos/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:07:17

Can Fasting Benefit Thyroid Health with Dr. David Jockers

1/2/2024
“A fasting lifestyle is a part of a healthy lifestyle.” - Dr. David Jockers Most people can benefit from some level of intermittent fasting in their lives. There are seasons where it might not serve you to fast for long windows, but, like exercise, intermittent fasting should be a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. This lifestyle focuses not on weight loss or restricting calories but on time-restricted feeding, where you’re consuming all your calories within a specific time window. Today, I’m joined by Dr. David Jockers for a comprehensive chat about fasting and its impact on thyroid health. Dr. Jockers, DNM, DC, MS is a doctor of natural medicine and specializes in functional nutrition and natural health strategies. He is the founder of DrJockers.com, a website designed to empower people with science-based solutions to improve their health. It is considered one of the most well-researched and easy-to-read health websites in the world. In this conversation, Dr. Jockers and I discuss the benefits of fasting, his personal fasting experiences, the role of intermittent fasting in promoting gut microbiome diversity, its potential to help those with autoimmune thyroid conditions, what can be consumed during a fast, how to gradually incorporate fasting, and more. Enjoy the episode! Learn more and register for Dr. Jockers’ Fasting & Longevity Summit 2024 at https://savemythyroid.com/fasting To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/can-fasting-benefit-thyroid-health-with-dr-david-jockers-126/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:58:49

Weighing The Risks and Benefits of Thyroid Medication

12/28/2023
Many people with hyperthyroidism take anti-thyroid medication, and many with Hashimoto’s take thyroid hormone replacement. Despite that, it’s not uncommon for people to be cautious about both of these routes. Even though I chose the alternative route when I dealt with Graves’ disease, there is a time and place for thyroid medication, and for some people, it is truly necessary. Today, I’m talking about the risks versus benefits of anti-thyroid medication and thyroid hormone replacement, when it’s necessary to take these, common dosing recommendations, and alternative options. In this episode, you’ll learn: - Circumstances where anti-thyroid medication is prescribed - Why methimazole is prescribed more often than PTU - Recognizing that herbs can be effective, but they are not the right solution for everybody - Dosing considerations for anti-thyroid medication - Alternatives to anti-thyroid medications - Most common situations where doctors prescribe thyroid hormone replacement - Different types of thyroid hormone replacement - Risks versus benefits of taking thyroid hormone replacement - Why it’s crucial for each person’s needs to be evaluated on an individual basis - Dosing of thyroid hormone - Why it’s best to speak to a practitioner when considering alternative treatment methods As always, I hope you find this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/weighing-the-risks-and-benefits-of-thyroid-medication/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:18:28

Perimenopause and Thyroid Health with Dr. Jennifer Roelands

12/26/2023
“Your hormones are like a symphony. They all have to work together.” - Dr. Jennifer Roelands It’s very common for women in perimenopause to feel like something is off or not feel like themselves. Then, when they reach out to friends, family member, or even their doctors, they're dismissed and told it’s just a part of getting older, and there’s nothing to be done since they’re not in menopause. That’s absolutely incorrect. Hormone replacement therapy and nutrition and lifestyle changes are not tools that can only be used in menopause. If you feel like something is wrong, there are providers who will listen to you and who can help you figure out if it is perimenopause. You don’t need to accept that your symptoms are something you have to endure just because. Today, I’m joined by Integrative Medicine doctor and OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Roelands to talk about perimenopause and its connection to thyroid health. In this conversation, we discuss the challenges of testing hormone levels during perimenopause, Dr. Jennifer’s experience with Hashimoto’s, her approach to testing and why professional guidance is needed to get the best outcomes after testing, the advantages of an individualized approach to your health, and more. Enjoy the episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/perimenopause-and-thyroid-health-with-dr-jennifer-roelands-125/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:52:15

Can dark chocolate be safely eaten by those with thyroid conditions?

12/21/2023
With several health-promoting factors, dark chocolate has numerous health benefits and is considered a functional food due to its anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Despite that, dark chocolate is excluded from an autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet, and there are a few reasons people with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions should be cautious about eating it. Today, I’m sharing what you need to know about the potential downside of dark chocolate, why you should be cautious, and why I continue to eat dark chocolate on a regular basis. In this episode, you’ll learn: - How dark chocolate’s phytic acid content can affect nutrient absorption - The effects of cacao’s polyphenols on T2 and TH1 helper cell activity - The risk of heavy metal contamination in chocolate products - Whether you should be concerned about chocolate’s oxalate content - Safer choices for dark chocolate As always, I hope you find this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode! To learn more, visit the show notes at https://savemythyroid.com/podcast/can-dark-chocolate-be-safely-eaten-by-those-with-thyroid-conditions/. Do You Want Help Saving Your Thyroid? Access hundreds of free articles at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com Visit Dr. Eric's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/NaturalThyroidDoctor/ To work with Dr. Eric, visit https://savemythyroid.com/work-with-dr-eric/

Duration:00:06:08