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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, 2020
Jul 22, 2020

In this episode the Thyroid Answers team dig into the hypothyroidism and blood glucose regulation. Many people struggle with some form of blood sugar dysregulation. Some forms include reactive hypoglycemia, hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, and diabetes.

The doctors discuss how cellular hypothyroidism is linked to all of these blood sugar regulation disorders and what to do to address both hypothyroidism and blood glucose dysregulation.

Topics covered include:

  • Types of blood sugar problems
  • Optimal fasting glucose levels
  • Role of GI function in glucose control
  • Why people get hangry
  • Why you may always seem hungry and crave sugar
  • The role of thyroid hormone in glucose transport
  • more ...
Jul 8, 2020

In this episode the doctors dig into a deeper discussion into the hypothyroid spectrum. Hypothyroidism often starts long before the thyroid gland loses 90% of its function and TSH and T4 are out of lab range. 

The discussion covers:

  • The Hypothyroid Spectrum - what it is
  • The phases of the hypothyroid spectrum
  • Cellular vs glandular hypothyroidism
  • Why hypothyroidism is linked to so many disorders
  • The cell danger response
  • Thyroid physiology adaptation vs thyroid dysfunction
  • Multi-System Adaptive Disorder
  • More ...

 

Dr. Erica Riggleman graduated from Logan College in Chesterfield, Missouri with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree as well as a Masters in Nutrition and Human Performance.  She specializes in functional medicine and is a graduate of the American Functional Neurology Institute (AFNI).

Dr. Riggleman regularly teaches post-graduate educational seminars on topics such as functional nutrition, functional medicine, and functional neurology. She hosts a nationally known podcast called Thyroid Answers you can find on iTunes.

Dr. Riggleman enjoys living an active lifestyle indoors and outdoors as well as pursuing a clean and healthy lifestyle with her husband, Dr. Evan Riggleman.

Dr Eric Balcavage is the owner and founder of Rejuvagen, a functional medicine clinic in Chadds Ford, PA. He is nationally recognized speaker and educator on various health related topics including thyroid physiology, bile physiology, detoxification, oxidative stress, methylation and chronic illness.

Dr. Balcavage is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.), a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, along with being a licensed Chiropractor in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Balcavage is the co-host of Thyroid Answers Podcast. The podcast focuses on answering the pressing questions those suffering with chronic hypothyroid symptoms can’t get answered elsewhere. You can find his educational Thyroid Thursday videos on Vimeo and Youtube.

Dr Balcavage has made it his mission to change the way medicine looks at hypothyroidism. He is the co-author of the soon to be released book, Thyroid Debacle, The book co-written by Kelly Halderman MD,  addresses the problems with current allopathic and functional medicine approaches to hypothyroidism as well as the solutions to restoring thyroid physiology.

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