Amy Myers, MD is a leader in Functional Medicine and New York Times Bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases. Are you exhausted all the time, plagued by brain fog, and unable to lose weight? Do you struggle with insomnia, panic attacks, and tremors? But does your doctor insists your labs are normal, and that you just need to eat less and exercise more? As anyone who has been there knows, nothing is more frustrating, stressful, and emotionally draining than feeling unwell and being told you're fine by the very person who is supposed to heal you. The truth is, your symptoms could be caused by a thyroid disorder - the hidden cause of a wide array of health problems that can threaten to ruin your life. Thyroid dysfunction affects at least 20 million Americans and yet conventional medicine frequently misses the diagnosis. The scariest part? Most doctors won't even order thyroid tests unless you specifically ask. Now, in her new book , Dr. Amy Myers, my guest on today's podcast, teaches you how to take your health into your own hands. Dr. Myers, originally misdiagnosed herself, understands the struggles of thyroid dysfunction firsthand. Fortunately, she also knows how achievable recovery and well-being are, and just how to get you there. In , Amy explains how to recognize the symptoms that could signal a thyroid problem, work with your doctor to ensure proper diagnosis, and make sure you're on the right treatment plan. Amy is a renowned leader in Functional Medicine a 2x New York Times Bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution and The Thyroid Connection and the founder and medical director of Austin UltraHealth, a functional medicine clinic that treats patients from all over the world who are overcoming chronic illness. She has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The New York Post, Women’s Health, Huffington Post, and numerous other television programs, radio shows, and print publications. She has helped hundreds of thousands recover from chronic illness through her dietary-based program, The Myers Way®, and she has created multiple programs, tools, and free resources to guide readers through her revolutionary approach to health. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How your body converts T4 into T3 and how you can enhance that enzymatic process...[11:45] -Why cortisol is surprisingly vital to healthy thyroid function, especially for shoving T3 into cells...[14:55] -What makes the body produce more Reverse T3...[19:55] -What blood work besides a full thyroid panel is crucial to look at optimal thyroid function...[28:30] -Why most labs don't test for red blood cell levels of things like selenium, zinc and magnesium, and why this is such a big problem...[29:30] -The details behind the "iodine controversy" and where you should be getting your iodine...[30:27] -Dr. Myer's opinion on the use of low-dose naltrexone (and something you'd never want to combine it with)...[40:20] -Why your genetic "SNP's" are such an important part of detoxification and thyroid health...[48:00] -What does a "typical day" look like for someone using the Myers Way? [53:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: - - - - -  Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Myers or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
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®. Today's interview is focused on the thyroid, the topic of her new book, The Thyroid Connection. In this episode, we discuss: 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 Related links: CoreChair <== 15% off your CoreChair purchase - Apply the code tuhpcc at checkout (free shipping in North America) Sunwarrior <== 20% off all Sunwarrior products & free shipping over $50 (US only) Dr. Amy Myers - The Thyroid Connection (book) Dr. Amy Myers' website Follow Dr. Amy Myers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Dr. Amy Myers - The Autoimmune Solution (book) HeartMath Inner Balance Dr. Terry Wahls (books) Related episodes: 120: Dr. Terry Wahls – How To Fuel Your Mitochondria • Organ Meats For Beginners • MCT Oil And Exogenous Ketones 285: Dr. Izabella Wentz – Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology • Thyroid Testing • Stress, Trauma & Autoimmune Conditions 256: Dr. Datis Kharrazian – Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? • Understanding Iodine • Vitamin D & Autoimmunity 254: Sarah Ballantyne – Pregnancy And Hypothyroidism • Reintroductions On AIP • The Cruciferous Vegetable Myth 241: Dr. Aviva Romm – The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution • Permission To Pause • Embracing Adaptogens Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
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