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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 27, 2021

Probiotics are one of the things that everyone thinks they need, yet very few people really understand what they are, and how they work. 

In this episode, I speak with Jeff Thurston co-owner of Master Supplements and US Enzymes. We discuss the basics of probiotics that everyone should know and understand.

We cover topics like:

  • What a probiotic actually is
  • The difference between prebiotics and probiotics
  • What someone should look for when considering a probiotic
  • What probiotics do
  • Does everyone need to take a probiotic
  • And more ...

Jeff is the co-owner of Master Supplements and US Enzymes. He has a degree in biology and chemistry.  he began his career as a virologist under a government security clearance working with extremely virulent pathogens. As he grew to understand the purpose of the work, he left to begin a career in sales and sales management.  While working in organic agriculture in the Central Valley of CA, he met Randy Porubcan.  Both were speakers at a meeting.  Being of similar age, similar backgrounds, college in the upper midwest they hit it off.  That was in 1995.  Randy suggested they start a business one day.  In 2002 Randy called Jeff and asked if he was ready, he said yes and they started their business, Master Supplements.  In September of 2019, they purchased US Enzymes adding a product line of highly efficacious enzyme supplements to their line of probiotics. 

 

Jeff can be found at:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-t-41721/

https://www.facebook.com/MasterSupplementsInc/

Professional website: usenzymes.com 

Consumer website: master-supplements.com 

Jan 31, 2021

It seems that every doctor and health care practitioner has a different opinion on which thyroid tests are important and which ones aren't.

In this episode of the podcast I try to provide some clarity to what tests are needed to evaluate thyroid physiology. In most cases it will come down to 4 key factors:

  • What type of doctor is running your bloodwork
  • What their philosphy is regarding thyroid physiology
  • What they are trying to identify
  • What the goal of testing is

I hope this episode clears up some of the confusion for you!

Jan 13, 2021

In this episode of the podcast Dr Kelly Halderman the co-author of my soon to be released book the Thyroid Debacle sits in for Dr Erica. 

This discussion is on our book. I know so many of you are anxiously waiting for news on when it will be out.

In the podcast we discuss:

  • Our ups and downs in getting the book finished and ready for print.
  • Dr Kelly's journey from allopathic physician to functional medicine practitioner.
  • We discuss what you will learn in the book.
  • We discuss why medical doctors address thyroid physiology the way they do.
  • Why medical doctors don't run the same panels or have the same concerns that we do in functional medicine
  • We discuss a different approach to addressing hypothyroidism
  • an more...

 

 

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