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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 31, 2019
Managing hypothyroidism during the holidays can be difficult.
Stress of the holidays can induce increased inflammation and worsen hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, and cellular hypothyroidism.
 
In this episode of Thyroid Answers Podcast the doctors discuss ways to manage your health and hypothyroidism during the holidays.

Topics covered include:

  • Top ways to reduce cell stress and get thru the holidays healthy and happy

  • Stress management

  • Managing food and drink temptations during the holidays while on an AIP diet

  • Traveling tips 

  • More ...
Dec 17, 2019

In this episode of Thyroid Answers Podcast the doctors discuss the link between amenorrhea and hypothyroidism . 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • The types of amenorrhea
  • Common causes of amenorrhea
  • The role does thyroid hormone in amenorrhea 
  • How to identify or test for the cause or causes of amenorrhea 
  • What people can do from a nutrition & lifestyle perspective if they have amenorrhea

Robyn Johnson is a Functional Medicine Dietitian Nutritionist. Her passion of using food and lifestyle as medicine found her after a personal battle and triumph with psoriasis. She specializes in helping women optimize their health & hormones by finding the root cause to their symptoms. Robyn runs a virtual private practice and is the co-creator of Her Hormones Academy, an online program for women who want to improve their health and hormones with food and lifestyle. Robyn believes healthcare should be individualized and that starts with each person understanding how their body works and what their body needs to truly thrive!

Dec 11, 2019

In this episode of Thyroid Answers Podcast the doctors discuss the impact of of trauma in inducing the Cell Danger Response and its impact of causing Cellular Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Autoimmunity, and Glandular Hypothyroidism. 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • The cell danger response
    The difference between stress and trauma
  • How stress or trauma can impact a cell danger response and what is the impact on our physiology - fight, freeze, flee
  • Why two people can experience the same trauma but have different outcomes
  • How  people can uncover whether they have a chronic CDR instigated by trauma
  • How people can get themselves unstuck

Veronique left her career as a family doctor 20 years ago because she felt she was causing harm.

She learned what trauma really is when she retrained as a somatic trauma therapist. She shares the science of how adverse life experiences increase risk for disease on her blog, Chronic Illness Trauma Studies. The research explains why it’s not psychological.

You can find more about Dr Mead and her work at https://chronicillnesstraumastudies.com

Contact:
Veronique Mead, MD, MA

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