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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. Dr. Balcavage is a doctor of functional medicine, chiropractor, and certified nutrition specialist. His practice focuses on helping people with thyroid conditions improve their symptoms and regain their health using functional medicine.
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Aug 2, 2022

In this episode, I discuss Estrogen Dominance with certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach, Karen Martel.

In the podcast we discuss:

  • Why manipulating blood hormone levels with medications often doesn't work to improve health and symptoms.
  • Estrogen dominance; What is it?
  • Common symptoms of estrogen dominance
  • The dangers of DIM
  • Estrogen dominance patterns
  • Causes of low progesterone
  • more ...

Karen Martel is a Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and women’s weight loss expert.

Karen is the host of the top-rated women’s health podcast The Other Side of Weight Loss where she helps women to unlock the mysteries of female fat loss and hormone imbalance.

After struggling with her own health issues, Karen was determined to bring her knowledge to others with a bold new approach to women’s hormone health and weight management. Karen’s passion lies in helping women balance and optimize their hormones in peri and post menopause and breakthrough weight loss resistance.

Social Links

https://www.facebook.com/karenmartelhormones

https://www.instagram.com/karenmartelhormones/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfWWN_4IhMZJOXjvj8FDKIQ

Podcast: ‎https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-other-side-of-weight-loss/id1438772276

Free Gift

Take the Hormone Quiz and find out which hormones could be stopping you from losing weight:  https://karenmartel.com/lp/take-the-hormone-quiz-3/

Jul 19, 2022

In this episode, I have a conversation with functional nutritionist and certified autoimmune coach Risa Groux. Her new book, FOODFRAME: Diet is a Four-Letter Word [Archway Publishing | January 7, 2022], is a comprehensive guide to using functional nutrition guidelines to help readers identify the root causes of various health issues and then eat according to their health status and begin the healing process

We discuss:

  • How functional nutritionists differ from traditional nutritionists and dieticians
  • The 6 most popular mainstream diets, including Paleo, Ketogenic, Autoimmune Protocol, Vegan, Low FODMAP and Low Lectin, and the benefits and drawbacks of each
  • The best diet to adopt according to a particular health issue
  • The benefits of detoxification and why your listeners should do it regularly
  • The most common drivers of disease
  • How to boost your immune system naturally
  • Which supplements are imperative for optimum health
  • and more ...

Risa Groux, CN is a Functional Nutritionist and Certified Autoimmune Coach in private practice in Newport Beach, California. She has always been passionate about nutrition and good health. Risa was so concerned about purity that she made her children’s baby food from scratch. Today she is passionate about cooking and creating healthy, nutritious food. She works with a wide array of clients from professional athletes, adults, and kids to the Biggest Loser from season four. Risa works with issues like diabetes, autoimmune disease, cancer, digestion, thyroid, and hormone imbalances, to name a few. Risa firmly believes that the body can heal itself with whole foods we obtain from the earth and sees living proof of that in her office each day. She looks at root causes using functional nutrition guidelines, blood and stool tests, and knows that weight loss is a side effect of wellness.

web: risagrouxnutrition.com

Fb: Risa Groux Nutrition

IG: @risagrouxnutrition

Twitter: @RisaGroux

Jun 28, 2022

In this episode, I interview Intermittent Fasting expert Cynthia Thurlow. 

Some of the topics covered include:

  • What Intermittent Fasting is and why it is beneficial
  • 4 faulty nutrition dogmas
  • Why losing weight is not as simple as calories in vs calories out
  • 3 key hormones to fat loss and optimal health
  • Her new book: Intermittent Fasting Transformation
  • and more ...

Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, CEO, and founder of the Everyday Wellness Project, and international speaker, with over 10 million views for her second TEDx talk (Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique). With over 20 years of experience in health and wellness, Cynthia is a globally recognized expert in intermittent fasting and nutritional health and has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW, Medium, Entrepreneur, and The Megyn Kelly Show. She was listed in Yahoo Finance as one of the, “21 Founders Changing the Way We do Business.”

Cynthia hosts the Everyday Wellness podcast, considered one of "21 Podcasts To Expand Your Mind in 2021” by Business Insider. Her mission is to educate women on the benefits of intermittent fasting and overall holistic health and wellness, so they feel empowered to live their most optimal lives.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_CynthiaThurlow

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cynthia_thurlow_/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1004505663061383

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-thurlow-50395a9/

Website: https://cynthiathurlow.com/

Book Pre-order: https://cynthiathurlow.com/book/

Jun 7, 2022
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast I interview Nathan Hessing the owner of Time Traveler's Bakery.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Nathan's personal health journey and how he got into baking sourdough bread.
  • The problem with traditional bread, wheat, and gluten.
  • Gluten-free bread alternatives and what makes them different.
  • The double heavy fermentation process, that differentiates sourdough breads and may allow those with gluten intolerance to eat it safely.
  • Why the type of grain used to make bread is so important.
  • Why double fermentation reduces blood glucose and insulin spikes often associated with bread and the higher carbohydrate level.
  • How to make your own double fermented sourdough bread.
  • More ...

You can learn more about Nathan's bread, baking supplies, and his process for making double fermented sourdough bread, including how to make your own bread with his Sourdough Baking class.

www.timetravelersbakery.com

May 17, 2022

In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I discuss the concept of cellular hypothyroidism with functional nutritional therapist Marek Doyle.

Topics discussed include:

  • The common theme at the root of thyroid and chronic health conditions.
  • A common mistake in both allopathic and functional medicine.
  • Adaptive vs "broken" physiology
  • Why focusing on "fixing" the thyroid is often the wrong approach to "fixing" thyroid physiology and improving symptoms and health.
  • How to identify and address cellular hypothyroidism
  • More...

Marek Doyle is a nutritional therapist working out of the UK. He offers both one on one consulting for patients and a teaching academy for providers.

www.marekdoyle.com

IG: @marekdoylenutrition

Apr 27, 2022
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers podcast, I flip the tables. Instead of me interviewing a guest, Nutritionist Jessie Thomas is asking me some of her questions regarding health and thyroid physiology.

Topics discussed:

  • What role do diet and lifestyle play in our cellular health and how does that affect our stress response?
     
  • How do mood, energy, and the quality of our menstrual cycle give us an indication that we can act on our health before we have a technical diagnosis?
     
  • What are the types of hypothyroidism to look for?
     
  • How would does thyroid hormone affect critical thinking, executive function, intuition, and our ability to act powerfully in the changing world?
     
  • What are general labs every woman should pursue with their health care provider?
     
  • What labs should women pursue if she is not getting to the bottom of their fatigue, anxiety, and depression?
  • More ...

Jessie Thomas is a nutritionist and holistic health coach based in Missoula, Montana. After spending years in a depleted state from the effects of overspending her internal resources she now coaches people through their health challenges to empower and inspire agency on their health journeys. 

You can find her at:

www.sustainablewellness.net

On IG @sustainablewellness

Apr 6, 2022
In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Carrie Jones. If you are one of the few people who has not heard of Dr. Jones, she is a naturopathic physician and one of the best educators on the planet. Especially when it comes to hormones. Hormones are her thing. Dr. Carrie recently made some big changes so I sit down with her to have a candid conversation and discuss:
  • What she is doing now (spoiler alert, she is no longer with Precision Analytical)
  • The biggest challenges with functional medicine
  • What are the root causes of chronic health conditions
  • The foundational things everyone can address to improve their health and wellbeing
  • If Carrie Jones was in charge of healthcare what would be the top three things you would do? 

Carrie Jones, ND, FABNE, MPH is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women's health and hormones with over 20 years in the industry. Dr. Jones graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she also completed a 2-year residency in women's health, hormones, and endocrinology. Later, she graduated from Grand Canyon University's Master of Public Health program.  Dr. Jones was one of the first to became board certified through the American Board of Naturopathic Endocrinology and currently serves on the board.  She was the Medical Director for the DUTCH Test for several years and is a Clinical Expert for the Lifestyle Matrix Resource Center and Under Armour. Currently, she is the Head of Medical Education at Rupa Health and host of the Root Cause Medicine Podcast.

IG: @dr.carriejones

Tictok: @dr.carriejones

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-root-cause-medicine-podcast/id1589219026

www.drcarriejones.com

 

Mar 24, 2022
In this episode, I discuss hormone balance with functional medicine dietitian Lacey Dunn. In the past year, Lacey released her new book, The Women's Guide to Hormonal Harmony. Topics discussed:
  • Primary issues impacting women's health and hormone regulation.
  • Biggest challenges in allopathic medicine when it comes to diagnosis and treatment of hormone-related health issues.
  • Key things every woman needs to understand regarding their hormones and hormone imbalances.
  • The biggest causes of hormone imbalances.
  • The five biggest misconceptions regarding hormone evaluation, regulation, and management.
  • Key strategies people can use to find hormone harmony.

Lacey Dunn, MS, RD, LD, CPT is a functional medicine dietitian specializing in physique enhancement, weight management, thyroid disorders, PCOS, adrenal dysfunction, and metabolic resistance through her online coaching platform called UpliftFit Nutrition. She's also the host of UpliftFit Nutrition radio. Lacey's goal as a dietitian is to provide the tools that people need in order to achieve a healthy, and balanced diet while simultaneously helping them to grow and thrive in all aspects of their lives. Her best-selling book "The Women's Guide to Hormonal Harmony" which is available on Amazon gives women the knowledge, tools, and confidence to rebalance their hormones, master their metabolism, and become the boss of their own body no matter if you've got a thyroid disorder, hormonal imbalance, or gut problems.

www.upliftfitnutrition.com

laceydunn@upliftfitnutrition.com

IG: @faithandfit

Mar 1, 2022

In this episode, I discuss hypothyroidism, the cell danger response, and micronutrient deficiencies with the organic dietitian, Sara Korzeniewski.

Some of the topics covered in the podcast include:

  • What impact do our cells have on thyroid function and our overall health?
  • What things might negatively impact our cell's ability to function optimally?
  • How do minerals play a role in our cells and the thyroid?
  • What things can impact our minerals?
  • Lab tests that identify micronutrient deficiencies.
  • More ...

Sara is a Registered Dietitian and a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. She is known as the "Organic Dietitian".

If you would like to learn more about Sara head over to her website or follow her on Instagram.

www.theorganicdietitian.com

#theorganicdietitian

Feb 9, 2022
In this episode, I discuss the low FODMAP diet with frequent guest and co-host Dr. Kelly Halderman.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • What FODMAP stands for
  • Foods that are high and low FODMAP
  • Why someone might try a low FODMAP Diet
  • The potential link between high FODMAP foods and GI disorders
  • The potential connection between dysbiosis and the immune system
  • and more ...

Dr. Kelly Halderman completed a Family Practice Medicine internship with the University of Minnesota. She has a Naturopathic Medical Degree from Kingdom College of Natural Health where she is the current Academic Dean of Students. She holds certification in MethylGenetic Nutrition by the Nutrigenetic Research Institute and certification from The American Functional Neurology Institute in Functional Neurology and Neurofeedback. She is an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, President and founder of The American Association of Nutraceutical Formulators, as well as a member of The American Medical Association and Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Halderman is also board certified in Clinical Nutrition by the CNCB, has certification in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University and health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  

She coined "Phase 2.5 Detoxification" which involves properly restoring bile physiology, our body's built-in toxin transport system and has successfully developed novel nutraceutical products and clinical strategies to support this new, important phase of detoxification.  

She works alongside her husband, who is also a doctor at Halderman Wellness LLC in western WI. Her interests include proper detoxification, Chronic Lyme, of which she has personally experienced and beat as well as regenerative therapies such as ozone and stem cell therapies. She also serves as science advisor to both Professional Health Products and Randal Optimal Nutrients.  

Jan 12, 2022

In this episode, I have a conversation with nurse practitioner Christa Elza on PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). 

PCOS is an extremely common condition and unbeknownst to many, there are similarities between hypothyroidism and PCOS.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is PCOS?

  • What are common medications prescribed and possible downside of them?

  • What is the connection between hypothyroid and PCOS?

  • What is the functional medicine approach to treating PCOS?

  •  

    What tests should be run to know if PCOS is the cause of symptoms?

  • What are the main drivers of PCOS?
  • and more ...

Christa graduated with Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2000.  She was immediately drawn to Emergency Medicine and was a trauma nurse for 8 years.  She was able to experience working in this field in hospitals around the country including New York City and Norfolk, Virginia.
Christa earned her Masters Degree in Nursing from Texas State University in 2018 and is a board-certified nurse practitioner in Family Practice Medicine.  She was the sole practitioner in a clinic specializing in weight loss, hormone balance, and aesthetics.  During this time she realized the toolbox of what she could offer for health solutions was too limited for how she wanted to serve her patients. She wanted a better way to help women achieve lasting health results.  With that vision in mind, Christa began her journey with the School of Applied Functional Medicine, learning the root cause approach to personalized healthcare.

In August of 2020, Christa launched her virtual health practice, Elive Health, and is now able to provide help to women around the country via webcam.  As a functional-medicine expert, she specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of fatigue, hormone balance, thyroid issues, digestive issues, and more.  Christa uses breakthrough diagnostic testing that’s rarely done in conventional settings to uncover the hidden causes of why women feel the way they feel.  

In her free time, you can find Christa spending time with her husband of 17 years, Jon, their 3 boys, + her golden retriever, Tori.  She is now living in the San Antonio, TX area and loves being outdoors, skiing, traveling, hanging out poolside, + spending time with friends.

Contact:

Instagram: christaelza

www.elive-health.com

Dec 14, 2021

In this episode, I chat with UFC veteran Leah Letson. We discuss her involvement in the world of mixed martial arts and the UFC.

While Leah is a professional athlete that does not mean she was optimally healthy. We might think that being a professional athlete would mean you are healthy, but what we often see is that professional athletes are often some of the most unhealthy people trapped inside a fit appearing physique.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Leah got involved in fighting and mixed martial arts
  • The health struggles she was struggling with that forced her to temporarily step away from the UFC
  • The struggle to get her doctors and coaches to believe she was struggling with her health
  • The health challenges we eventually uncovered
  • The work it took to get her health back and be able to fight again
  • more ...
Nov 23, 2021

In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, Kelly and I discuss the hormone Leptin and its tie to thyroid physiology and body fat.

As with most things in the human body, Leptin is not good or bad. Leptin is critical for optimal physiology. But, when Leptin is too low, or too high, or Leptin signaling is disturbed, the result is often constant hunger, increased fat accumulation, obesity, and a host of related disorders.

We do a deep dive to discuss:

  • What leptin is
  • How leptin works when we are healthy
  • How optimal leptin physiology improves thyroid physiology and metabolism
  • How disturbed leptin signaling contributes to hunger, weight gain, and hypothyroidism
  • How cellular hypothyroidism impacts leptin production and leptin signaling
  • More ...
Nov 2, 2021

In this episode of the Thyroid Answers podcast I get into a deep and lengthy discussion with Dr. Miles Nichols to discuss the connection between Anti-Parietal Cell antibodies, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), thyroid physiology, thyroid autoimmunity, and the cell danger response.

This is my longest podcast to date. I really like the longer format as it provides more time to get in-depth on the topics. Let me know your opinion on the longer format. Do you like it? Not like it? Let me know.

We discuss:

  • What are anti-parietal cell antibodies (APCA)
  • Role of parietal cells in the Stomach
  • The connection between parietal cells, APCA, and B12 status
  • The connection between B12, APCA, and thyroid physiology
  • Evaluating B12 status
  • What is CIRS
  • What causes CIRS
  • The connection between CIRS, the CDR, and thyroid physiology
  • and so much more ...

Dr. Miles Nichols is a functional medicine doctor specializing in Lyme, mold illness, gut, thyroid, and autoimmunity. After Dr. Miles personally struggled with chronic fatigue in his early 20’s, Dr. Miles dedicated himself to figuring out the root causes. He suffered with and recovered from thyroid dysfunction, autoimmunity, a gut infection, Lyme co-infections, and mold illness.

Dr. Miles and his wife Dr. Diane Mueller co-authored “How to Use Your Mind to Heal Your Mold and Lyme” and “Stress Resilience”. They founded the Medicine with Heart functional medicine clinic in Colorado and also the Medicine with Heart Institute that trains other doctors in functional medicine.

Social:

https://facebook.com/medicinewithheart https://instagram.com/medicinewithheart https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmilesnichols/

Contact:

https://MedicineWithHeart.com (clinic) https://MindBodyFunctionalMedicine.com (practitioner training program)

Medicine with Heart Functional Medicine Clinic

720-722-1143

service@medicinewithheart.com

Oct 12, 2021

In this episode, Danielle and I discuss disrupting the status quo in thyroid care and health care.

We discuss:

  • the challenges in both allopathic and functional medicine
  • the benefits of ALL forms of medicine
  • the definition of health
  • the 5 pillars of health
  • how recovery is possible
  • and more ...

Danielle Kepics is an allopathic medicine physician assistant, former mental health counselor, and personal trainer. She presently works in family medicine. Through her practice experience, she has learned the importance of functional and integrative medicine.

She believes strongly in the importance of strength and health in mind, body, and soul. She believes that nourishing each of these aspects allows us to truly live the life we imagine without limits. 

She lives in southern Utah with her boyfriend and three fur babies. You can find her on Instagram @danielle.kepics or at www.strongandunfiltered.com

Sep 28, 2021

In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I discuss how life stress impacts our lives. We discuss how we can help people make positive steps to improve their health and quality of life. 

  • What is the role of a health coach?
  • Why making health changes are so difficult?
  • Why simple changes are not always easy?
  • How does the stress of change affect our ability to make progress in health changes?
  • What are some of the biggest obstacles that people face around change?
  • Why are work and stress such a critical piece of this puzzle?
  • What are some of the things that people can do "at home" to make change less stressful?

 

Will Welch is a board-certified functional health coach and leadership development coach and co-founder of WELL Leaders, a company that helps leaders prioritize wellbeing as a foundation of effective leadership. With decades of experience in the science and practice of health and leadership development at top universities and Fortune 1000 companies, Will has combined health coaching with his experience developing global organizations to bring leaders the best of both areas.

Will started his career researching stress and stress management at UCLA, co-authoring several peer-reviewed journal articles.  After getting a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia Business School, he went to work for global companies in New York, helping them create better employee experiences by measuring and enhancing leadership, company culture, and employee engagement.

As a health and leadership coach, he now focuses on the intersection of work and health and helping people successfully get work done without stress.  His clients range from first responders and engineers to executives and sales reps.

He is on the advisory board and is a contributing author for the Kresser Institute and he also writes for his own website, workinghealthier.com.

Will lives in Boulder, Colorado, USA, with his wife and daughter.

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-welch-8899064/

Website: www.workinghealthier.com

Sep 14, 2021

In this episode, I have an in-depth discussion with the Raw Girl, Esosa Edosomwan MS, CNS, LDN. We discuss our habits and behaviors and their role in our health and quality of life.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The diet wars
  • Habit vs behavior
  • The minimum viable habit
  • Motivation vs discipline
  • How to change habits and behaviors
  • More ...

 

Esosa E., MS, CNS, LDN is also known as “Raw Girl” of therawgirl.com is a dynamic Certified Nutrition Specialist, Behavioral Coach, host of the Staying Ageless Podcast, founder of Staying Ageless University, and published author with ten years of experience inspiring others to live their best healthiest lives. After completing her Masters in Nutrition and Integrative Health, Esosa worked as a Clinical Nutritionist at a wellness center where she provided nutritional coaching, meal planning, and offered dietary interventions to thousands of clients of all ethnicities and ages, with a variety of dietary preferences and suffering from a wide range of chronic conditions. Since then, Esosa has created her signature online programs: Staying Ageless 30+ which has a comprehensive curriculum designed to help women 30+ achieve optimal health and stay youthful using diet and lifestyle changes, and Raw Girl's Hormone Balancing Academy which is a healing program designed to holistically address fibroids, endometriosis, cysts, PCOS, and other hormonal imbalances.

Clients who have worked with Esosa in group and private coaching have: lost hundreds of pounds, healed cystic and hormonal acne, achieved hormonal balance pre and post-menopause, had cancer downgraded, reversed nutritional deficiencies, prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension, reversed hair loss, and more. Esosa specializes in plant-based nutrition and transitioning, women’s hormonal balance, weight loss, healing acne, and skin conditions, nutrition and lifestyle interventions to enhance beauty and increase longevity, candida and parasite cleansing, and detoxification. Outside of her passion for health, Esosa is an award-winning, globe-trotting producer and actress who has been featured in Glamour, Vogue, The New York Times,  Elle, Ebony, Black Enterprise, and more.

 

ESOSA E., MS, CNS, LDN (AKA RAW GIRL)

CERTIFIED NUTRITION SPECIALIST & BEHAVIORAL COACH

Nutritionist Website: www.therawgirl.com

My Health Blog: www.rawgirltoxicworld.com

Podcast: https://www.stayingagelessshow.com/

Email: rawgirltoxicworld@gmail.com

 

For ongoing health and beauty tips find me on social media:

 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/therawgirl 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheRawGirl

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheRawGirl

Aug 17, 2021

In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I have another discussion with Dr. Donna Mazzola regarding autoimmunity.

In this podcast we discuss:

  • The disconnect between nutrition and health
  • Medical greenwashing
  • What autoimmunity is and some of the theories as to why it develops
  • TH1 vs TH2
  • Thyroiditis vs Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
  • How to address autoimmunity
  • Donna's new GI program
  • and more ...

Donna Mazzola is a Pharmacist who has always had a passion for natural health and preventative care. After obtaining a Doctorate in Pharmacy, this passion became an obsession as her learnings conflicted with her core beliefs. Conventional medicine did not have all the answers and she recognized the importance of balance with nutrition and medicine through her own struggles with Hashimotos. To complement her pharmacy background, Dr. Mazzola is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in the field of Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition. She currently runs a blog “DrAutoimmunegirl” to share reputable scientific information related to autoimmune disorders. Dr. Mazzola’s mission is to help others identify the root cause of disease and create a balance between nutrition and medicine.

Social info:

Facebook: Drautoimmunegirl

Instagram : Drautoimmungirl

Website: drautoimmunegirl.com

Jul 23, 2021

In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Kelly Halderman to interview Dr. Christian Gonzalez of Heal Thyself Podcast. Dr. G as he is commonly known is an expert in environmental toxicity.

In this episode we discuss:

  • An explanation of health
  • Where toxins come from
  • How environmental toxins impact your thyroid physiology and health
  • How toxins trigger the Cell Danger Response
  • How to reduce your toxic burden
  • and so much more

Dr. Gonzalez completed a two-year residency position at the competitive Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here, he became proficient in Integrative Oncology through exposure to various disciplines and modalities. Dr. Gonzalez’s rare balance of focus and bedside manner during his residency caused him to grow very popular amongst his peers and patients. He left the center having treated over 700 patients and having a long-lasting effect on them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

He completed his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014. His doctorate work included a thesis reviewing the current and complementary treatments for bladder cancer. As part of his training, Christian completed clinical rotations in pediatrics, general medicine, oncology, physical medicine, botanical, and mind-body medicine, along with a preceptorship at the NYU Langone Integrative Urology Center.

Dr. Gonzalez applies the belief that the body has an innate ability to heal itself when given favorable conditions to thrive. He works in finding the root cause of imbalance and giving the body what it needs to heal while removing obstacles to restoring health. He carries this very mantra to all his patients/clients to find long-term healing.

Currently, Dr. Gonzalez is not seeing patients and is focusing his energy on mass education. Dr. Gonzalez is currently the host of a weekly podcast called "Heal Thy Self" which features some of the top voices in the health profession and surpassed 2 million downloads in its first year. He has been featured in many of the top health/wellness podcasts and national media where he teaches about breast cancer prevention, toxins in your home, and the power of the mind/body connection.

Dr. Gonzalez enjoys yoga, meditation, dancing, and songwriting

Jul 13, 2021

In this episode, I have a great conversation with Rebekah Stump discussing thermography.

We cover:

  • What thermography is
  • The benefit of thermography
  • The pros and cons of thermography
  • Why it may be a much safer form of breast and other tissue assessment vs radiation
  • and much more

I think it is a bit crazy that we traumatize a woman's breast tissue on a regular basis to try and identify signs of breast cancer. Just the damage of squashing the tissue and radiating it puts a woman at greater risk of developing breast cancer. There must be a better way! And, that is what this conversation is all about.

Rebekah Stump is the owner of Thermography of Houston - a clinic providing thermography and ultrasound screenings, as well as functional health coaching in Houston, TX. She completed her training as a clinical thermographer in 2009 at the American College of Clinical Thermology and completed further certification as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner in 2020. Her first interest in natural medicine began when she worked for her mother, a naturopath, and nutritional consultant, and saw firsthand the body’s amazing ability to recover and thrive when supported naturally. Her clinic provides screenings at 10 different locations around the Houston area, as well as in West Texas and New Mexico.

Social and business info:

  • On instagram - @thermographyofhouston
  • On facebook - facebook.com/thermographyofhouston
  • Website - www.thermographyofhouston.com
  • Phone - 281-803-5880
Jun 2, 2021

In this episode I interview Dr. Robin Rose. she is a double board certified gastroenterologist. That's correct. You read that correctly. She is a medical doctor who identifies as a functional medicine practitioner and embraces the concept of Leaky Gut Syndrome.

We cover quite a bit in this episode including:

  • What is Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • How it develops
  • Why leaky gut is rarely discussed or acknowledged in allopathic medicine
  • What causes LGS
  • Common signs & symptoms
  • Strategies to address LGS
  • and more...

Dr. Robin Rose is a double board certified specialist in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, specializing in functional medicine. She is the founder and CEO of Terrain Health where she practices 21st-century medicine, integrating systems biology with an innovative approach that requires a deep understanding of each person’s biochemical, genetic, and lifestyle factors. Her foundational test measures your Bio Age, revealing how old your body is behaving physiologically & the actual age of your cells, which is quite different from your chronological age. She utilizes a variety of healthcare technologies to optimize the health trajectory of individual patients. Her comprehensive approach prioritizes patient-centered care by creating healthcare interventions that are more precise, personalized, predictive. participatory and preventative. Her philosophy is deeply rooted in healing her patients from the inside out so they will ageLESS.

 

@dr.robinrose

terrainhealth.org

 

May 16, 2021

In this episode, I have a discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers. She is a functional medicine practitioner trying to figure out how to bring the allopathic and medical communities together to provide the best outcomes for our patients and communities.

In this episode we discuss:

  • the challenges with a healthcare system run by a third party
  • the business of sick-care and chronic illness
  • the greenwashing of medicine
  • the challenges within function medicine
  • circling the wagons
  • principles vs philosophy
  • defining health
  • and more ...

Dr. Rodgers is the owner of Healthy Transformations with Heart, a practice focused on custom holistic health services for people with chronic disease and those looking towards prevention and healthy aging. She has a Bachelor of Science in psychology, a Masters in public health, and a Doctorate in epidemiology. Website:

www.healthytrnasformationswithheart.com Instagram: healthytransformations_heart Facebook: healthytransformationswithheart

Apr 28, 2021

In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Kelly Halderman and Madeleine Lowry to discuss emotional stress, the cell danger response, and the Map Method.

Madeleine is a certified Map Method Practitioner. The MAP Method is an advanced neural retraining method that works directly with the subconscious mind.

The MAP Method is a technique used by trained practitioners to essentially change how your brain responds to experiences and your environment.

There are many things that cause our bodies to be in a danger response. Some of them we are aware of and some of them we are not. A MAP practitioner may be able to help you address these mental blocks that are causing a chronic danger response, driving hypothyroidism, and preventing you from getting well.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What the MAP Method is and how it differs from other techniques
  • How the MAP Method works
  • Who might benefit from this technique
  • and more...

Madeleine Lowry NTP, CMMP - Nutritional Therapy & MAP Method Practitioner is a certified Nutritional Therapy and MAP Method Practitioner specializing in allergies and sensitivities, digestive issues, and autoimmunity for clients of all ages. Over time, her experience with working with the brain and witnessing the improvements in chronic health issues led her to incorporate self-directed neural retraining methods in her practice. When these methods were not enough, she trained in the MAP Method, a more powerful method of retraining the brain, which enables faster results for many health issues including chronic fatigue, chronic pain, insomnia, skin issues, infertility, and eating disorders.

Apr 13, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, I interview Dr. Carrie Jones, the medical director of Precision Analytical, the developer of the wildly popular hormone testing kit, the DUTCH Test.

Dr. Jones is a leading expert in the field of hormones. She has an amazing knack for breaking down complex science and chemistry so that it becomes extremely understandable.

We dig into the DUTCH test in this episode. Dr. Jones and I discuss each of the markers in the androgen and estrogen section of the test so that you understand what each test maker represents, its significance, and how it relates to your health, and symptoms.

Lots of great information in this episode of the podcast.

If you want to hear more great information from Dr. Jones, you can find her on Instagram @ dr.carriejones. You can also find great content on hormones by going to www.dutchtest.com

Enjoy the episode and make sure to leave any questions and share this episode and all episodes of the podcast with your friends and family.

Apr 6, 2021

In this episode of the podcast, I discuss fatigue and adrenal physiology with Dr. Joel Rosen.

Joel is an expert in adrenal physiology and has spent more than a decade helping people understand and address adrenal function. 

We discuss topics like:

  • What is "Adrenal Fatigue"?
  • Does "Adrenal Fatigue" really exist?
  • What causes the symptoms people associate with adrenal fatigue
  • What are the strategies people can use to identify and address what is causing their fatigue?
  • More ...

You can find out more about Dr. Josen and what he does by searching the web, Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube for Dr. Joel Rosen.

His website: www.thetruthaboutadrenalfatigue.com

 

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