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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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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

 

Mar 16, 2021

In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Kelly Halderman to discuss 6 lab patterns that can be used to detect cellular/tissue hypothyroidism, despite "normal" blood levels.

If you have been told your thyroid labs are normal, yet you have chronic hypothyroid symptoms? Have you been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, prescribed thyroid replacement, been told your thyroid values are normal, but you still have hypothyroid signs and symptoms?

This is the podcast for you to dig into. We break down 6 common lab patterns that might confirm that you have less than optimal thyroid hormone impacting your tissues.

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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