Lesson 6: Thyroid Health Copy

A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism

Dr. Kharrazian’s academic and clinical research has been featured in numerous documentaries and his clinical models of functional medicine are used by several academic institutions and thousands of health care providers throughout the world.

In the following episode, with Datis:

  • The research that led to Dr. Kharrazian writing his first book
  • The majority of hypothyroid patients have Hashimoto’s
  • How Hashimoto’s attacks the thyroid gland
  • Balancing thyroid hormones doesn’t fully address Hashimoto’s
  • What is cerebellar ataxia?
  • The inspiration behind Dr. Kharrazian’s second book
  • Many thyroid patients have brain impairments
  • Breaking down TH1 and TH2
  • Problems with conventional thyroid testing
  • Symptoms of Hashimoto’s
  • Finding the right treatment
  • How lifestyle factors impact Hashimoto’s
  • Gluten is the most common trigger for people with Hashimoto’s
  • Infections that can cross-react with the thyroid
  • How chemicals can impact thyroid function
  • Every patient is uniquely different
  • The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)
  • What are goitrogens?
  • Why some patients react to proteins
  • New research published about cross-reacting food proteins
  • Iodine flares up symptoms in patients with Hashimoto’s
  • Vitamin D is important for all autoimmune patients
  • Addressing the adrenals
  • The role of adaptogens
  • The benefits of hydrochloric acid (HCl) & digestive enzymes

Dr. Amy Myers is a renowned leader in functional medicine and a New York Times bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution. She received her Doctorate in Medicine from LSU Health Sciences Center and spent 5 years working in emergency medicine before training with the Institute of Functional Medicine. Amy has helped thousands around the world recover from chronic illness through her dietary-based program, The Myers Way®.

In the following episode, Amy Talks about:

  • Before Amy was a thyroid doc, she was a thyroid patient
  • Your thyroid regulates every cell in your body
  • Hypothyroidism vs. hyperthyroidism
  • The lab work Amy recommends for anyone suspecting they may have thyroid dysfunction
  • If your conventional doctor says your thyroid is ok… they may be wrong
  • What is functional medicine?
  • The impact of stress on your thyroid gland
  • Ways to combat psychological stress
  • How infections can negatively impact your thyroid
  • There isn’t a great way to test your iodine level
  • Two ways gluten can cause thyroid dysfunction
  • The diet that supports a healthy thyroid gland
  • Most people are vitamin D deficient
  • The impact of goitrogens on your thyroid
  • Amy’s healthy morning routine