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You can expect these things from my podcast:
- Well researched information that you can trust.
- Short but concise podcast episodes (5-10 minutes in length).
- Actionable information that can help you improve your health.
- Consistent updates (weekly).

I'm Dr. Westin Childs (D.O.), an osteopathic physician, who specializes in helping you improve your health through balancing your hormones.

I strongly believe that the key to leading a long healthy life is by keeping your hormones (testosterone, estrogen, thyroid hormone, and cortisol) in check.

I'm going to share with you what I've learned in my practice and how it can help you improve your quality of life, manage your weight and improve your thyroid.

My goal is to help over 1 million people feel better and impact their lives in a positive way.

I plan to do this through constant updates on this podcast and on my website, through the formulation of high-quality supplements and by helping provide you with the information you need to take action.

For more information on me and why I do what I do check out my website here: www.restartmed.com

If you have any questions or have a topic you want me to discuss please shoot me an email on my website to submit a request in the "contact" section!

Dr. Westin Childs Podcast: Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones Dr. Westin Childs - Thyroid and Weight Loss Expert

    • Health & Fitness

You can expect these things from my podcast:
- Well researched information that you can trust.
- Short but concise podcast episodes (5-10 minutes in length).
- Actionable information that can help you improve your health.
- Consistent updates (weekly).

I'm Dr. Westin Childs (D.O.), an osteopathic physician, who specializes in helping you improve your health through balancing your hormones.

I strongly believe that the key to leading a long healthy life is by keeping your hormones (testosterone, estrogen, thyroid hormone, and cortisol) in check.

I'm going to share with you what I've learned in my practice and how it can help you improve your quality of life, manage your weight and improve your thyroid.

My goal is to help over 1 million people feel better and impact their lives in a positive way.

I plan to do this through constant updates on this podcast and on my website, through the formulation of high-quality supplements and by helping provide you with the information you need to take action.

For more information on me and why I do what I do check out my website here: www.restartmed.com

If you have any questions or have a topic you want me to discuss please shoot me an email on my website to submit a request in the "contact" section!

    5 Reasons you don't want an endocrinologist to treat your thyroid

    5 Reasons you don't want an endocrinologist to treat your thyroid

    Most thyroid patients believe that endocrinologists are the best doctor out there to treat and manage their thyroid.

    In my opinion, they couldn't be farther from the truth. In fact, there are many reasons why you DON'T want an endocrinologist or endo to treat and manage your thyroid conditions.

    In this video, you will learn several reasons why and you'll also find out which type of doctor I do recommend to manage your thyroid and more.

    • 13 min
    Hashimoto's Blood Tests - 9 Tests EVERYONE Needs

    Hashimoto's Blood Tests - 9 Tests EVERYONE Needs

    Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more): https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/

    Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a condition which causes low thyroid function but it is different from run of the mill hypothyroidism.

    And because it is different, you should not evaluate it in the same way that you would evaluate regular hypothyroidism.

    If you have Hashimoto's there are certain tests BEYOND those which are used to diagnose thyroid function that you should be aware of and that you should get.

    Getting these Hashimoto's lab tests and blood tests will help you figure out how well your immune system is working, which nutrient deficiencies may be playing a role in your thyroid function, and also give you an idea as to how advanced your Hashimoto's disease is.

    Get THESE lab tests if you have Hashimoto's and, in fact, I recommend that all patients with thyroid disease get these labs as well (even if you don't know if you have Hashimoto's).

    Recommended thyroid supplements to enhance thyroid function:
    - For thyroid hormone production and conversion: https://www.restartmed.com/product/thyroid-adrenal-reset-complex/ + https://www.restartmed.com/product/t3-conversion-booster/
    - For hair loss: https://www.restartmed.com/product/thyroid-hair-regrowth-complex/
    - For weight management: https://www.restartmed.com/product/gut-bomb-350-billion/ + https://www.restartmed.com/product/functional-fuel-complete/
    - For gut health: https://www.restartmed.com/product/ultra-biotic-x100/
    - For energy and adrenal health: https://www.restartmed.com/product/thyroid-adrenal-reset-complex/ + https://www.restartmed.com/product/power-b-complex/

    I'm Dr. Westin Childs and I focus on thyroid health, hormone balance, and weight loss. I write about thyroid disorders, weight loss, insulin resistance, estrogen/progesterone balance on my blog. I truly believe that hormone balance is the key to managing your weight, your mood and your quality of life which is why I'm so passionate about it.

    If you enjoyed this video please subscribe on youtube or leave a comment on my podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dr-westin-childs-podcast-thyroid-weight-loss-hormones/id1141207688?mt=2

    This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high-quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.

    • 15 min
    6 Habits that Damage your thyroid (that you aren't aware of)

    6 Habits that Damage your thyroid (that you aren't aware of)

    Just like there are habits that can HELP your thyroid there are habits that can HARM your thyroid.

    I've created this list of habits that EVERYONE with a thyroid problem should avoid. By avoiding these things, or by making changes, you can help improve your thyroid function in a natural way.

    I've based these habits on the thousands of comments I've read and responded to both on my blog, youtube channel, and emails.

    Some of these habits you may not even realize you are doing.

    And, by the way, this information applies to those who have ALL types of thyroid problems including those with hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, those who don't have a thyroid, and even those with HYPERthyroidism.

    These habits damage the thyroid regardless of your thyroid problems.

    Enjoy!

    • 15 min
    5 Signs of End Stage Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

    5 Signs of End Stage Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

    End stage Hashimoto's is defined as complete thyroid gland destruction. This state is IRREVERSIBLE which is why it is such a big deal!

    But how do you know if you are in this stage of your disease? And what does it mean for you if you are?

    Once you reach end stage Hashimoto's your thyroid is non functional and it also means that you are 100% reliant upon thyroid medication.

    This changes how you look at treatment because you don't really need to focus on the immune aspect of Hashimoto's any longer.

    Here are 5 signs that indicate you are in this position:

    • 12 min
    5 Things to do for your Thyroid in 2020 (How to take control of your thyroid)

    5 Things to do for your Thyroid in 2020 (How to take control of your thyroid)

    Download my free thyroid resources here (including hypothyroid symptoms checklist, the complete list of thyroid lab tests + optimal ranges, foods you should avoid if you have thyroid disease, and more): https://www.restartmed.com/start-here/

    What type of things should you be focusing on if you have thyroid disease in 2020? Here are the 5 things that I would recommend ALL thyroid patients focus on in the upcoming year.

    These are the EXACT things that I am having my wife focus on in the new year in order to help keep her thyroid in balance.

    This information applies to you if you have thyroid disease of ANY type including hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, if you are post RAI, if you've had your thyroid removed, if you have hyperthyroidism and so on.

    #1. Revise your diet.

    You should already know what a healthy diet is by now so instead of getting on a diet I want you to focus on personalizing your diet for your body. This means look at the TYPES of foods that you are consuming, how MUCH you are consuming, and the ratio of carbohydrates to fats to protein.

    #2. Update your supplements.

    Never use more than 5 supplements (or you will suffer from diminishing returns) at any given time. Also, make sure you have a clear direction and focus with your supplement regimen.

    #3. Get a fresh set of labs.

    Start now with a fresh set of labs in 2020 and get a full thyroid lab panel at least EVERY quarter (4x this year).

    #4. Make sleep a priority.

    Sleep is your number 1 priority for 2020! As you get more sleep you will notice improved hormone balance, better thyroid function, and improve efficiency in your day to day activities.

    #5. Focus on mobility and stretching over exercise.

    I want you to think of mobility as the new "exercise". Focusing on exercising will help improve your lifespan/healthspan, improved blood flow, and lymphatic drainage to your thyroid gland and so on.

    • 11 min
    Benefits Of Selenium For Thyroid Function

    Benefits Of Selenium For Thyroid Function

    Did you know that selenium is incredibly important for your thyroid?

    Selenium serves some important functions in your entire body but it also has some very important benefits specific to your thyroid gland.

    Today, I am going to talk about why you should consider using Selenium if you have thyroid problems and how exactly it benefits your thyroid gland.

    #1. ENHANCES T4 to T3 conversion.

    T4 to T3 conversion is probably the single most important benefit that selenium provides to your body because your body only really cares about getting enough T3. Not enough selenium means not enough T3 and that's a problem.

    #2. REDUCES thyroid antibodies.

    Thyroid antibodies (such as thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies) cause DAMAGE to the thyroid gland. We have clinical studies that show that taking selenium can reduce these antibodies.

    #3. DECREASES thyroid inflammation.

    • 9 min

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