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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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Feb 25, 2020
In this episode the doctors interview vascular surgeon Dr Jeff Martinez. Doctor Martinez discusses his story of finding improved health not through allopathic medicine but through the introduction to functional medicine, a world he literally did not know existed until meeting Dr Balcavage.
 
In this episode the doctors discuss:
  • His journey into dysfunction and disease
  • His introduction to functional medicine and what he calls a parallel universe he didn't realize existed 
  • The dietary changes that resulted in his dramatic improvement of his weight and health
  • How allopathic doctors and are trained and why there is a disconnect between allopathic and functional medicine
  • How allopathic medicine had good intentions but didn't provide improved health
  • The impact of diet and lifestyle modifications can have on health and quality of life
  • The place both allopathic and functional medicine have in health care
Dr Jeff Martinez is a vascular surgeon in San Antonio. He grew up just outside of Dallas. He attended Texas A&M University
and then went to medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed his general surgery residency at the same institution and completed a two year fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery. He completed a 3 month mini endovascular fellowship.
 
He practiced in the US Navy for 8 years and moved to San Antonio to start private practice in 2001. His medical group
is one of the largest single specialty private practice vascular surgery groups in the country. He was President for 3 years. He participated in multiple clinical trials for vascular disease.
 
He has a wife and two sons. He likes to hunt and fish for hobbies. He is a board member for the Dallas Safari Club South Texas Chapter in San Antonio.
Feb 4, 2020

In this episode, Dr Eric Balcavage interviews nurse practitioner and nutrition expert maverick Cynthia Thurlow on intermittent fasting, time restricted eating and hypothyroidism.

Many people struggling with hypothyroidism have been told that fasting and time restricted eating is unhealthy for them and will make their hypothyroid condition worse. Cynthia explains why fasting and time restricted eating is not only safe for those with hypothyroidism but often beneficial in helping improve thyroid physiology.

Topics covered:

  • Dieting, Time Restricted Eating (TRE), Intermittent Fasting (IF)
  • Calories in vs calories out myth
  • Safest ways to implement TRE and IF
  • How to know if TRE / IF is or isn't working
  • Benefits of fasting
  • How to effectively use fasting to improve thyroid problems
  • Lifestyle modifications that are important to incorporate along with fasting

Cynthia is a sought after entrepreneur, nurse practitioner, nutrition expert and 2x TEDx speaker. She is the founder of Cynthia Thurlow, LLC, co-author of Primal Eating and co-host of Everyday Wellness podcast.

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