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The Dr. Hedberg Show covers a variety of health topics including thyroid disorders, autoimmune disease, fatigue, weight loss, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, hormone imbalances and digestive health. Enjoy practical, cutting-edge information that you can actually use in your life. Tune in regularly for the latest and greatest health information that will revitalize your body!

The Dr. Hedberg Show covers a variety of health topics including thyroid disorders, autoimmune disease, fatigue, weight loss, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, hormone imbalances and digestive health. Enjoy practical, cutting-edge information that you can actually use in your life. Tune in regularly for the latest and greatest health information that will revitalize your body!
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The Dr. Hedberg Show covers a variety of health topics including thyroid disorders, autoimmune disease, fatigue, weight loss, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, hormone imbalances and digestive health. Enjoy practical, cutting-edge information that you can actually use in your life. Tune in regularly for the latest and greatest health information that will revitalize your body!

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Episodes

Dr. Michael Ruscio Interview - The Dr. Hedberg Show

6/28/2018
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In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show, I interview Dr. Michael Ruscio and we discuss non-celiac gluten sensitivity, prebiotics, probiotics, the microbiome, SIBO, FODMAPs and much more. You can read the transcript below. Michael Ruscio is a doctor, clinical researcher and best-selling author whose practical ideas on healing chronic illness have made him an influential voice in functional and alternative medicine. His work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and he speaks...

Duration:00:37:54

Black Cumin Seed Oil and Hashimoto’s Disease - The Dr. Hedberg Show

6/6/2018
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I was pleasantly surprised to learn about some recent research on the positive effects of black cumin seed and Hashimoto’s disease. I’m always searching for compounds that can help my patients with Hashimoto’s disease and black cumin seed oil looks like a real winner. What is Black Cumin Seed? Black cumin seed is also known as Nigella sativa which is a medicinal plant and the seeds have been used in traditional and folk medicine in the Middle East for centuries. Black cumin seeds are used...

Duration:00:13:15

Hashimoto’s Disease: The Infection Connection - The Dr. Hedberg Show

5/25/2018
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Hashimoto’s disease can have many triggers including iodine, low birth weight, pregnancy, smoking, mercury, drugs, stress, leaky gut, environmental toxins, and of course infections. This article will focus on the connection between infections and Hashimoto’s disease. The infection connection and Hashimoto’s disease is something I have been investigating since 2005 when I first learned about the connection between Yersinia enterocolitica and Hashimoto’s disease. Since then, I’ve been...

Duration:00:17:02

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Black Cumin Seed Oil Continues to Impress - The Dr. Hedberg Show

5/18/2018
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In a previous article, I covered a study that showed black cumin seed (Nigella sativa) was extremely beneficial for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Another exciting paper was just published which looked specifically at black cumin seeds and their effect on lipids, glucose metabolism, and anthropometric variables including body weight and body mass index (BMI). The authors start by discussing the connection between hypothyroidism and lipids such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL. High...

Duration:00:16:08

Aloe vera and Hashimoto’s Disease - The Dr. Hedberg Show

5/11/2018
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Aloe vera is one of the oldest medicinal plants we know of that was used by the ancient Egyptians who called it “the plant of immortality.” And 200 years ago Greek scientists considered Aloe vera a “universal panacea.” Aloe vera is technically named Aloe barbadensis and you most likely have heard of using Aloe topically for burns or internally for soothing an inflamed gut. I’ve used Aloe vera over the years as one of the compounds in a gut-healing supplement I use for leaky gut,...

Duration:00:23:52

Does the Ketogenic Diet Cause Hypothyroidism? - The Dr. Hedberg Show

5/4/2018
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The ketogenic diet is currently sweeping the internet and the diet book world as the best thing since sliced bread for everything under the sun. Unfortunately, you can’t eat bread on the ketogenic diet and it really can be difficult to follow for some people. Since I work with many patients who have Hashimoto’s disease and hypothyroidism, I wanted to investigate whether the ketogenic diet can cause hypothyroidism or decrease thyroid function. Let’s jump into the research and see what it...

Duration:00:18:13

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Selenium Supplementation - The Dr. Hedberg Show

4/27/2018
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Did you know that the thyroid gland has the highest concentration of selenium compared to any organ in your body? Selenium is a powerful and essential trace mineral actually first discovered by the Swedish chemist Berzelius in 1817. Selenium mainly acts as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and it is involved in the production and activation of thyroid hormone. Selenium protects the thyroid from oxidative damage but a deficiency can lead to an increase in the weight of your thyroid which...

Duration:00:21:50

Does a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Help Hashimoto’s Disease? - The Dr. Hedberg Show

4/20/2018
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Does a low-carbohydrate diet work best for Hashimoto’s disease? There are a number of diets out there claiming to be the best for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis but as with any condition, there is no single best diet for everyone. A recent paper entitled, “Effects of low-carbohydrate diet therapy in overweight subjects with autoimmune thyroiditis: possible synergism with ChREBP” looked at how effective a low-carbohydrate diet can be for Hashimoto’s disease. Let’s dig into what the researchers...

Duration:00:15:39

What are Optimal Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Antibody Levels? - The Dr. Hedberg Show

4/12/2018
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One of the most common questions I get is, “What are optimal Hashimoto’s thyroiditis antibody levels?” For years, many patients and clinicians have been chasing thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and anti-thyroglobulin (TG) antibody levels in an attempt to get them as low as possible or even undectable as a measure of success. This can leave many people frustrated and stressed about their condition. Some individuals feel that these levels should become undetectable in order to consider the condition...

Duration:00:13:09

What is the Best SIBO Test? - The Dr. Hedberg Show

4/6/2018
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In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show, I interview Gary Stapleton of Aerodiagnostics Laboratory answering the question, "What is the best SIBO test?" We covered a lot of ground about the ins and outs of SIBO breath testing including the best methodology, glucose vs. lactulose, how to properly perform the test, proper test interpretation, hydrogen sulfide, when to retest and much more. Gary is the founder of Aerodiagnostics Laboratory which I personally use in my practice and highly...

Duration:00:48:11

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and the RDW Test - The Dr. Hedberg Show

3/30/2018
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Sometimes very simple tests provide a significant amount of valuable information when it comes to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. One simple blood test is the red blood cell distribution width or RDW test which is included in the complete blood count (CBC). A recent study found that patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis have higher levels of RDW. What is RDW? RDW is basically a measure of the variability in size of your red blood cells. The greater the variability in size, the higher the RDW test...

Duration:00:12:13

Dr. David Brady Interview - The Dr. Hedberg Show

3/23/2018
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In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show, I interviewed Dr. David Brady about the new GI-Map test by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. We discussed many topics including autoimmune disease, stool testing, stealth infections, gut infections, the gut microbiome and much more. I've posted a transcript of the show below for those who prefer to read rather than listen. Nikolas: Well, welcome everyone. This is Dr. Hedberg. And welcome to The Dr. Hedberg Show. I'm excited today to have a long-time...

Duration:00:56:08

DUTCH Test Founder Mark Newman Interview - The Dr. Hedberg Show

3/16/2018
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In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show, I interview DUTCH test founder Mark Newman. We covered a lot of detailed information about hormone testing and why the DUTCH test is superior in many ways to other forms of hormone testing. I've provided a transcript of the interview below or you can listen to the interview through the audio player above. Dr. Hedberg: Okay, well, welcome, everyone. This is Dr. Hedberg and welcome to "The Dr. Hedberg Show." I'm excited today to have Mark Newman on...

Duration:01:10:39

Hashimoto’s Disease Interview with Rachel Hill - The Dr. Hedberg Show

2/28/2018
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In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show, I interviewed writer and thyroid advocate Rachel Hill of The Invisible Hypothyroidism. We discussed Hashimoto's disease, hypothyroidism, and many connections to these illnesses. Rachel suffers from thyroid issues herself so we can learn a lot from her about her personal experiences. I urge everyone to listen or read and connect with her through her website and social media which I have linked to at the end of the transcript. Here is a transcript of...

Duration:00:40:13

The Gut-Brain Axis with Dr. Jeff Moss - The Dr. Hedberg Show

2/9/2018
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In this podcast, I discuss the gut-brain axis with Dr. Jeff Moss. This was a fascinating conversation about the latest research on the connection between gut microflora and it's intimate connection to the brain and nervous system. We talk about this connection with neurotransmitter imbalances, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, Alzheimer's disease, Autism, gut healing strategies and much more. Here is the transcript of our conversation: Dr. Hedberg: Okay, well, welcome, everyone. This...

Duration:00:39:19

How to Cure Insomnia - The Dr. Hedberg Show

1/26/2018
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Approximately 90 million Americans now suffer from some type of sleep disturbance. Rejuvenating sleep is an extremely important and fundamental part of feeling great and healthy. Unfortunately, too many of us are plagued with insomnia and miss out on sleep's wonderful healing properties. You'll become more inflamed and more insulin resistant simply by getting 6 hours of sleep or less. Your immune system will also suffer significantly if you don't get enough sleep making you more prone to...

Duration:00:48:25

Should you get the MTHFR test? - The Dr. Hedberg Show

1/22/2018
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What is the MTHFR test? The MTHFR test or methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase test has become extremely popular due to a number of alternative medicine practitioners promoting it as the source of many chronic illnesses. But is it something you should worry about? This test is basically looking for two types of genetic mutations known as C677T and A1298C that affect the MTHFR enzyme involved in folate metabolism in your body. Proper MTHFR enzyme function ensures that homocysteine is properly...

Duration:00:20:15

Shannon Garrett Hashimoto’s Disease Interview - The Dr. Hedberg Show

12/18/2017
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In this interview on The Dr. Hedberg Show, I had a great time talking to Shannon Garrett about Hashimoto's disease. We talked about the following topics: We started by talking about Shannon's personal journey with Hashimoto’s disease. How stress triggers Hashimoto's disease as well as emotions and early adverse life events in childhood and how they connect to autoimmune disease as an adult. Shannon's book Hashimoto’s: Finding Joy in the Journey. The many shades and stages of grief and...

Duration:00:51:37

Are artificial sweeteners bad for you? - The Dr. Hedberg Show

10/13/2017
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"The dose makes the poison." ~Paracelsus Are artificial sweeteners bad for you? I recently received an email from another alternative medicine practitioner stating that “he couldn’t believe I recommended artificial sweeteners on my website!” My response was, “So let me get this straight if one of your patients asked you if she could have a Diet Coke once a month you would say no?” So many things in our world have become so black and white that people have forgotten about moderation as a...

Duration:00:19:58

Meditation for Anxiety and Depression - The Dr. Hedberg Show

10/6/2017
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Meditation for anxiety and depression is something I highly recommend for everyone suffering from these symptoms. Sometimes some of the most powerful tools to improve your health are built right into your own body and are absolutely free. Most of you are probably in a state of information overload with your mind racing at night, feeling stressed, out of control and you just can’t seem to calm down your mind to a state of happiness, clarity, and well-being. I've been meditating almost every...

Duration:00:22:25