119: Dr. Amy Myers - The Thyroid Connection • The Impact of Goitrogens • Hyper vs Hypothyroidism

Released Monday, 19th September 2016
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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:
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)
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