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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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Now displaying: July, 2017
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

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