71 episodes

Thyroid Answers podcast is focused on providing answers to the most common question 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.

Thyroid Answers Podcast Dr Eric Balcavage, Dr Erica Riggleman

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Thyroid Answers podcast is focused on providing answers to the most common question 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.

    Episode 70: Rock Bottom Thyroid Reset with Tiffany Flaten

    Episode 70: Rock Bottom Thyroid Reset with Tiffany Flaten

    In this episode the doctors interview Tiffany regarding her recovery from thyroid cancer and her journey to helping others recover from thyroid disorders.

    Topics covered include:
    - What is the 8-week Rock Bottom Thyroid Reset (RBTR)?
    - How is RBTR different from other thyroid health diets and protocols?
    - What can people expect from the Rock Bottom Thyroid Reset?
    - Is it a weight loss plan, a diet for thyroid health, an exercise plan, or a little bit of everything?
    - More ...

    • 55 min
    Episode 69: Exercise and Hypothyroidism with Lacey Dunn

    Episode 69: Exercise and Hypothyroidism with Lacey Dunn

    This episode covers a topic that is plagued with myths and misunderstandings. We interview diet, nutrition, and fitness expert Lacey Dunn.

    Topics covered include:
    - What are the best and worst types of training / exercises for those with hypothyroidism?
    - How does exercise impact the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Thyroid-Adrenal (HPTA) Axis?
    - How do you know what type of exercise is right for you?
    - What are the signs and symptoms of too much or inappropriate exercise?
    - More ...

    • 1 hr
    Episode 68: Foundational Health Principles and Hypothyroidism

    Episode 68: Foundational Health Principles and Hypothyroidism

    In this episode the doctors discuss some of the foundational principles of health with the founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, Reed Davis.

    Some of the topics discussed include:
    - Physiologic stress and hypothyroidism
    - Metabolic chaos and factors that cause it
    - The impact of internal and external environment
    - Metabolic Typing Diet
    - Foundational principles of health

    • 58 min
    Episode 67: Hypothyroid and Hormones

    Episode 67: Hypothyroid and Hormones

    In this episode the discussion focuses on the Hypothyroid and hormones with the "Hormone Guy", Dr Ralph Esposito.

    Topics covered include:
    - The relationship between testosterone, estrogen and thyroid hormone?
    - Why your sex matters when evaluating for hypothyroidism?
    - Common symptoms of hypothyroidism in men?
    - Cellular vs Glandular Hypothyroidism
    - Brain vs body regulation of hormones
    - The therapeutic order of health care
    - More ....

    • 59 min
    Episode 66: The Hypothyroid Crisis

    Episode 66: The Hypothyroid Crisis

    In this episode the discussion focuses on the Hypothyroid crisis, what it is, and why it may be occurring.

    - Why many people diagnosed with hypothyroidism continue to struggle with thyroid hormone replacement therapy?
    - Is hypothyroidism a mistake or a protective mechanism?
    - How common is hypothyroidism in Ireland?
    - Thyroid Nutrition Ireland: What it is and its mission.
    - What are the strategies that must be put in place to help those struggling with hypothyroidism?

    • 46 min
    Episode 65: Hypothyroidism and the Carnivore Diet

    Episode 65: Hypothyroidism and the Carnivore Diet

    In this episode of the podcast the doctors interview the Queen of Carnivore aka the Sassy Carnivore, Holly Warner.

    Some of the topics covered include:
    - Why we don't need fiber
    - How we are getting adequate nutrients when nose to tail, and why the RDA is getting thrown out the window- no we won't get scurvy
    - Oxalates, how they contribute to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
    - Why the Carnivore Diet and Low Oxalate Diet helps our thyroid conversion 
    - More...

    • 54 min

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