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Thyroid Answers Podcast

Thyroid Answers podcast is focused on providing answers to the most common questions people who have a thyroid problems and thyroid symptoms need and want answers to. The podcast is hosted by Dr Eric Balcavage and Dr Erica Riggleman. Both are doctors of functional medicine, chiropractors and certified nutrition specialists. Their practices focus on helping people with thyroid conditions improve their symptoms and regain their health using functional medicine.
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Dec 13, 2017

Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman Interview Naturopath Elizma Lambert regarding Organic Acid Testing and the connection to thyroid physiology.

Organic Acids Testing offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with 70+ markers. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine.

https://youtu.be/auQTOe82O_U

Oct 29, 2017

In Episode 22 of Thyroid Answers Podcast, Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman interview Dr. Nirala Jacobi regarding Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth and the connection to thyroid physiology.

Dr. Jacobi is undoubtedly one of the leaders in the world of SIBO. She has an amazing amount of knowledge regarding SIBO and functional medicine. This podcast is loaded with great information regarding SIBO, GI tract dysfunction and the connection with hypothyroidism and thyroid physiology.

https://vimeo.com/240402578

Oct 17, 2017

In Episode 21 of Thyroid Answers Podcast, Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman answer some of the Podcast listener questions regarding hypothyroidism.

https://vimeo.com/238629941

Sep 26, 2017

In Episode 20 of Thyroid Answers Podcast, Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss Hypothyroidism, Pregnancy, and Vaccine Safety with Dr.Taylor Bean.

Dr Bean is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Maple Ridge, Canada.

In this podcast the doctors discuss have a deep discussion on hypothyroidism and the link between toxicity and vaccinations. More discussions topics include:

Hypothyroidism and Fertility
Fertility and Pregnancy
Hypothyroidism and Infertility
Hypothyroidism and Chemical Toxicity
Vaccine Safety
Thyroid Hormone Level Interpretation
Cellular Hypothyroidism

Dr. Taylor Bean is an amazing practitioner. Her knowledge and passion on vaccine safety, pregnancy and fertility really comes through in this podcast.

https://vimeo.com/235645724

Aug 22, 2017

In Thyroid Answers Podcast # 19, Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss Hypothyroidism, the DUTCH Test, and all things hormone with special guest, Dr. Carrie Jones.

Carrie Jones, ND, MPH is a naturopathic doctor whose passion and expertise lies in the areas of hormonal, adrenal, and thyroid health. She recognizes that imbalance can occur at any age and believes it is important to look at the big picture such as the appropriate use of lab testing.

https://vimeo.com/230593337

Aug 12, 2017

Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss Skin health, GI health, Hypothyroidism, Dermatology and Functional Medicine with Dermatologist Dr. Keira Barr.

https://vimeo.com/229397222

Jul 25, 2017

Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss the Ketogenic Lifestyle and Hypothyroidism in this interview with their colleague Dr. Emily Hecker.

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet. Ketosis is a metabolic state characterized by raised levels of ketone bodies in the body tissues, which is typically pathological in conditions such as diabetes, or may be the consequence of a diet that is very low in carbohydrates.

https://vimeo.com/226900843

Jul 11, 2017

In Episode 16 of Thyroid Answers Podcast, Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth with the CEO and founder of Aerodiagnostics Gary M. Stapleton.

Unlike the colon (or large bowel), which is rich with bacteria. Patients with bacterial overgrowth typically develop symptoms including nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, malnutrition, weight loss and malabsorption.

This podcast is loaded with information on what SIBO is, what causes SIBO, and the connection between hypothyroidism (glandular and cellular), and Hashimoto's.

Mr. Stapleton discusses the different types of testing for SIBO and the unique methods by which his labs collects specimens and provides results. He also reviews the efficacy and accuracy of the testing performed through his lab.

Many people suffer with GI symptoms and non-intestinal symptoms that can be caused by bacteria (and yeast) overgrowth int the small intestine. Some of the symptoms associated with SIBO include:

Common symptoms of SIBO and IBS include:
Nausea
Bloating
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Malnutrition
Weight loss
Joint pain
Fatigue
Rashes
Acne
Eczema
Asthma
Depression
Rosacea

The trio discuss the differences between stool testing, urine, and breath testing and how these tests can and should be evaluated to determine if someone has small bowel or large bowel overgrowth.

https://vimeo.com/224217318

Jun 23, 2017

Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss functional neurology with their colleague Dr. Brady Wirick. Dr. Brady is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Functional Neurologist and Functional Medicine Doctor. The discussion on today’s podcast delves into the connection between functional neurology, thyroid physiology, and the GI tract function.

Dr Brady explains the difference between functional neurologists and conventional neurologists. The biggest difference being the focus of care. Conventional neurologists focus on identifying pathology, and managing symptoms with medications and/or surgery. He gets into detail on the connection between thyroid physiology, brain function, and the nervous system.

Functional neurologists focus on identifying poor nervous system function. This dysfunction is often present long before pathology. Once dysfunction is found, treatment is focused on restoring function, not masking symptoms.

This episode is loaded with information. Dr Brady discusses his B.A.D. B.R.A.I.N analogy. These are signs and symptoms often seen in those who are struggling with neurologic disorders. But, they are also common symptoms seen in people with thyroid dysfunction.

https://vimeo.com/220562383

Jun 7, 2017

Drs. Eric Balcavage and Erica Riggleman discuss functional neurology in this interview with their colleague Dr. Brady Wirick.

Dr. Brady is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Functional Neurologist and Functional Medicine Doctor. The discussion on today's podcast delves into the connection between functional neurology, thyroid physiology, and the GI tract function.

Dr Brady explains the difference between functional neurologists and conventional neurologists. The biggest difference being the focus of care. Conventional neurologists focus on identifying pathology, and managing symptoms with medication and/or surgery. He gets into detail on the connection between thyroid physiology, brain function, and the nervous system.

Functional neurologists focus on identifying poor nervous system function. This dysfunction is often present long before pathology. Once dysfunction is found, treatment is focused on restoring function, not masking symptoms.

This episode is loaded with information. Dr Brady discusses his B.A.D. B.R.A.I.N analogy. These are signs and symptoms often seen in those who are struggling with neurologic disorders. But, they are also common symptoms seen in people with thyroid dysfunction.

May 23, 2017

Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman continue to discuss the relationship between thyroid hormones and GI function from Episode 12.

Many patients who have thyroid hormone problems have constipation or other common GI symptoms including reflux, heartburn, gas, bloating, indigestion or diarrhea. While medications can be prescribed to reduce symptoms, if a person has low cellular levels of thyroid hormone (cellular hypothyroidism), they are likely to develop a number of disorders and diseases including Hashimoto’s disease.

https://vimeo.com/218696753

May 10, 2017

Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss the relationship between thyroid hormones and GI function.

Many patients who have thyroid hormone problems have constipation or other common GI symptoms including reflux, heartburn, gas, bloating, indigestion or diarrhea. While medications can be prescribed to reduce symptoms, if a person has low cellular levels of thyroid hormone (cellular hypothyroidism), they are likely to develop a number of disorders and diseases including Hashimoto’s disease.

The doctors dig into this topic in some depth and conclude the topic on a follow-up podcast.

https://vimeo.com/216821293

Apr 18, 2017

Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman are joined by Gluten Free Expert Jennifer Fugo in this episode of Thyroid Answers Podcast.

Jennifer is Certified Health Coach and expert in gluten free living. She is the author of The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper and she hosts her own podcast called Gluten Free School. She is also the founder of glutenfreeschool.com a great website with loads of resources on how to be gluten free the right way. This episode of the podcast is loaded with great practical information!

https://vimeo.com/213689904

Mar 28, 2017

In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss the connection between resistant weight loss and hypothyroidism. Learn how stressors of various forms can have a significant strain on your thyroid, weight and overall health.

https://vimeo.com/210487168

Mar 14, 2017

Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss the impacts of estrogen imbalance on thyroid function. Learn if you have symptoms of low estrogen balance or high estrogen dominance and how lifestyle and environmental factors may be impacting this delicate balance.

https://vimeo.com/208326585

Feb 28, 2017

In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss the connection between hypothyroidism and sex and adrenal hormones. Women suffer from hypothyroidism at a rate of almost ten times that of men. Though reasons remain unclear, the close link between estrogen and the thyroid is a factor.

https://vimeo.com/206163088

Feb 21, 2017

Is there a link between Hypothyroidism and depression? There definitely is! In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss why depression is such a common symptom in patients diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

https://vimeo.com/205126136

Feb 12, 2017

Hashimoto’s Disease, an autoimmune disorder, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. It is thought that up to 90% of all cases of Hypothyroidism are caused by Hashimoto’s. Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss what it is, why it occurs, the different treatment approaches, and what you can do to improve your thyroid physiology and your restore your health.

https://vimeo.com/204098991

Jan 31, 2017

One of the most common complaints for people with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism is that they have difficulty with weight loss. This is even true for people who are taking thyroid replacement hormone, exercising and eating well. It seems that no matter what they do, the weight will not budge. Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss the myths of diet and exercise that may be making your thyroid symptoms worse.

https://vimeo.com/201914314

Jan 13, 2017

One of the most common complaints for people with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism is that they have difficulty with weight loss. This is even true for people who are taking thyroid replacement hormone, exercising and eating well. It seems that no matter what they do, the weight will not budge. Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss the myths of diet and exercise that may be making your thyroid symptoms worse.

https://vimeo.com/199386318

Jan 3, 2017

Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman review some of the most common causes of Hypothyroidism and why getting to the root cause of your thyroid disorder is critical to properly addressing symptoms.

  • Physical & Emotional Stressors
  • Microbial Stressors
  • Chemical Stressors & Toxicity
  • Hashimoto’s Disease & Autoimmune Issues
  • Estrogen Dominance
  • Inflammation
  • and many more!

https://vimeo.com/197932487

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