208 episodes

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
    • 4.6 • 95 Ratings

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!

    Bioidentical Hormones Explained & Why They Are SAFE and EFFECTIVE

    Bioidentical Hormones Explained & Why They Are SAFE and EFFECTIVE

    Bioidentical hormones, or body identical hormones, are both SAFE and EFFECTIVE. Learn more about these hormones and why they are so effective.

    There is a lot of confusion regarding what bioidentical hormones are and what they are not. Unfortunately, this confusion only seems to benefit pharmaceutical companies who want the waters to be muddy.

    Bioidentical hormones are hormones which are IDENTICAL to the hormones that your own body would produce in a natural state. These biological compounds can NOT be patented by pharmaceutical companies so they cannot make money off of them.

    Because of this, they create synthetic frakeinstein-esque hormones which look similar and then they refer to both hormones as if they are the same.

    Bioidentical hormones, sometimes referred to as body identical hormones, are NOT the same thing as these pharmaceutical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are MUCH safer because your body knows how to use them and knows how to handle them (it's creating them after all!).

    Examples of bio-identical hormones include:

    - Thyroid hormone (all types)
    - Progesterone USP
    - Estradiol USP
    - Testosterone USP

    NOT INCLUDED in this list are birth control pills and MOST other hormones that doctors prescribe.

    Learn more about these hormones, why I recommend them, how to know if you are getting them, and much more here.

    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/​

    Recommended thyroid supplements to enhance thyroid function:
    - Supplements that everyone with hypothyroidism needs:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/hy​...

    - Supplement bundle to help reverse Hashimoto's:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/ha​...

    - Supplements for those without a thyroid and for those after RAI:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/th​...

    - Supplements for active hyperthyroidism:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/hy​...

    See ALL of my specialized supplements including protein powders, thyroid supplements, and weight loss products here:
    https://www.restartmed.com/shop/​

    Want more from my blog? I have more than 400+ well researched blog posts on thyroid management, hormone balancing, weight loss, and more. See all blog posts here:
    https://www.restartmed.com/blog/​

    Prefer to listen via podcast? Download all of my podcast episodes here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast​...

    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.

    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.

    • 11 min
    6 Stages of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis That ALL Patients Go Through

    6 Stages of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis That ALL Patients Go Through

    These are the 6 stages of Hashimoto's thyroiditis that every patient with Hashi's will go through.

    There are no fewer than 6 stages of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and where you fit on these stages matters because it impacts what type of therapies and treatments will work best for you.

    Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease characterized by self-destruction of the thyroid gland by the immune system. This destruction takes place over decades but there may be ways to slow or stop the destruction if it's caught early enough.

    Each person with Hashimoto's thyroiditis will process through certain stages. These stages proceed in every patient with Hashimoto's as the disease gets worse and as more and more damage accumulates.

    Learn more about these stages, what they mean for you, what happens to your lab tests at each stage, and how these stages impact treatment options available to you.

    As you go through these stages try to find out where you fit and share your comments/questions below!

    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/​

    Recommended thyroid supplements to enhance thyroid function:
    - Supplements that everyone with hypothyroidism needs:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/hy​...

    - Supplement bundle to help reverse Hashimoto's:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/ha​...

    - Supplements for those without a thyroid and for those after RAI:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/th​...

    - Supplements for active hyperthyroidism:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/hy​...

    See ALL of my specialized supplements including protein powders, thyroid supplements, and weight loss products here:
    https://www.restartmed.com/shop/​

    Want more from my blog? I have more than 400+ well researched blog posts on thyroid management, hormone balancing, weight loss, and more. See all blog posts here:
    https://www.restartmed.com/blog/​

    Prefer to listen via podcast? Download all of my podcast episodes here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast​...

    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.

    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
    Cycle Syncing Your Workouts for Hormone Balance, Weight Loss & More

    Cycle Syncing Your Workouts for Hormone Balance, Weight Loss & More

    The benefits of Cycle syncing your workouts include better hormone balance, weight loss, and much more. Learn how to sync your workouts to your menstrual cycle here.

    Did you know that cycle syncing your workouts may be a way to finally help you get results like hormone balance and weight loss from your exercise routine?

    Cycle syncing refers to the practice of syncing the intensity of your workouts with your menstrual cycle.

    At different times during the month, your sex hormones will be peaking. You can take advantage of the peaks in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone to get the most out of your works outs.

    You can also take advantage of the lulls in these hormones and reduce the intensity of your workouts to match your energy level.

    Doing this can be much more beneficial than following standard advice and can help improve hormone balance, help with weight loss, improve libido, and much more.

    Learn how to sync your cycles and why you should consider doing it in this video.

    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/​

    Recommended thyroid supplements to enhance thyroid function:
    - Supplements that everyone with hypothyroidism needs:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/hy​...

    - Supplement bundle to help reverse Hashimoto's:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/ha​...

    - Supplements for those without a thyroid and for those after RAI:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/th​...

    - Supplements for active hyperthyroidism:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/hy​...

    See ALL of my specialized supplements including protein powders, thyroid supplements, and weight loss products here:
    https://www.restartmed.com/shop/​

    Want more from my blog? I have more than 400+ well researched blog posts on thyroid management, hormone balancing, weight loss, and more. See all blog posts here:
    https://www.restartmed.com/blog/​

    Prefer to listen via podcast? Download all of my podcast episodes here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast​...

    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.

    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.

    • 11 min
    Hashimoto's Diet Myths DEBUNKED - What you Should & Shouldn't Eat

    Hashimoto's Diet Myths DEBUNKED - What you Should & Shouldn't Eat

    Are you falling for any of these Hashimoto's diet myths? Find out more about what foods you should and shouldn't be eating if you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

    You probably already know that Hashimoto's can be managed or at least improved by changing or altering your diet, right?

    Well, if you didn't then allow me to be the first to tell you - changing your diet is a sure-fire way to either worsen or improve your condition.

    And many people know this. Unfortunately, a lot of people seem to "know" things that may not be true. This has lead to some common myths that are propagated by Hashimoto's patients on various forums and on the internet.

    As someone who has treated people with Hashimoto's using diet and other therapies, allow me to debunk some of these myths.

    If you have Hashimoto's then you owe it to yourself to understand these things because you CAN impact your disease and potentially treat and reverse your condition with the right information.

    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/​

    Recommended thyroid supplements to enhance thyroid function:
    - Supplements that everyone with hypothyroidism needs:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/hy​...

    - Supplement bundle to help reverse Hashimoto's:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/ha​...

    - Supplements for those without a thyroid and for those after RAI:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/th​...

    - Supplements for active hyperthyroidism:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/hy​...

    See ALL of my specialized supplements including protein powders, thyroid supplements, and weight loss products here:
    https://www.restartmed.com/shop/​

    Want more from my blog? I have more than 400+ well researched blog posts on thyroid management, hormone balancing, weight loss, and more. See all blog posts here:
    https://www.restartmed.com/blog/​

    Prefer to listen via podcast? Download all of my podcast episodes here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast​...

    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.

    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.

    • 11 min
    What is the Best Doctor to See If you Have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?

    What is the Best Doctor to See If you Have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?

    The best doctor to see if you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. It's not what you think...

    Why does it matter what type of doctor you see if you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis? Well, if you have this condition then you've probably already realized something very important...

    Standard doctors are just not very interested in treating the underlying CAUSE of Hashimoto's and they are all too fine with allowing your own body to destroy your thyroid gland in what they refer to as the "sit and wait" approach.

    If this doesn't sit well with you then you are in the right place.

    Today I am going to talk about your BEST options if you have Hashimoto's including the best doctors to help you feel better and reverse your condition.

    These doctors are NOT the typical doctors you might think of like endocrinologists and family practice doctors.

    Watch the video to find out how to get the best treatment for your condition.

    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/​

    Recommended thyroid supplements to enhance thyroid function:
    - Supplements that everyone with hypothyroidism needs:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/hy​...

    - Supplement bundle to help reverse Hashimoto's:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/ha​...

    - Supplements for those without a thyroid and for those after RAI:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/th​...

    - Supplements for active hyperthyroidism:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/hy​...

    See ALL of my specialized supplements including protein powders, thyroid supplements, and weight loss products here:
    https://www.restartmed.com/shop/​

    Want more from my blog? I have more than 400+ well researched blog posts on thyroid management, hormone balancing, weight loss, and more. See all blog posts here:
    https://www.restartmed.com/blog/​

    Prefer to listen via podcast? Download all of my podcast episodes here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast​...

    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.

    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.

    • 12 min
    Supplements to STOP Facial Hair in Women (How to TREAT Hirsutism with Anti-Androgenic Supplements)

    Supplements to STOP Facial Hair in Women (How to TREAT Hirsutism with Anti-Androgenic Supplements)

    These supplements stop facial hair in women and may help to treat hirsutism by acting as androgen blockers. Learn how to get rid of your facial hair here.

    Are you a woman struggling with facial hair growth? Dark hair growth on the face is a warning sign of a hormone imbalance.

    As estrogen and progesterone levels fall this allows for testosterone levels to rise. As testosterone and androgens increase, you may start to develop facial hair growth.

    The good news? This can be treated or at least improved with the use of certain supplements that BLOCK this process from occurring.

    While these supplements can be very effective to help stop facial hair growth I would strongly recommend that you use them in conjunction with other therapies and hormones. This treatment will give you the BEST results possible.

    This list of supplements works to help reduce testosterone and androgens by either blocking the activation of testosterone to DHT. They also work by improving estrogen and progesterone levels which can naturally block testosterone receptors.

    Learn more about these supplements and how to use them here!

    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/

    Recommended thyroid supplements to enhance thyroid function:
    - Supplements that everyone with hypothyroidism needs:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/hy...

    - Supplement bundle to help reverse Hashimoto's:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/ha...

    - Supplements for those without a thyroid and for those after RAI:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/th...

    - Supplements for active hyperthyroidism:
    https://www.restartmed.com/product/hy...

    See ALL of my specialized supplements including protein powders, thyroid supplements, and weight loss products here:
    https://www.restartmed.com/shop/

    Want more from my blog? I have more than 400+ well-researched blog posts on thyroid management, hormone balancing, weight loss, and more. See all blog posts here:
    https://www.restartmed.com/blog/

    Prefer to listen via podcast? Download all of my podcast episodes here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...

    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.

    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.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

BrooklynMatt ,

A Question Doctor.

I just watched your You Tube video on Hair Loss from Hypothyroidism and it was on of the best and informative pieces I’ve seen or read about the subject. Thank you.
I also just finished your podcast on Hashimotos Disease. Also very interesting.

My question to you. I’m taking Lithium which I feel I should not have been prescribed in the first place. This turned into a domino effect as the lithium caused the hypothyroidism which then I was put on Synthroid for. I’ve been taking it for 1 1/2 months. My hair was beautiful and thick. Now it’s thin and see through I’m some parts. If I work with the doctor to tweak me off the lithium. Then all the others. Will my hair grow back? Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
All the best
Matthew.

No Camping Campbell ,

Use of probiotics

I heard you recommended the use of probiotics. What are your thoughts if one has leaky gut and probiotic use? For some reason, I don’t feel that well when I take probiotics. Over the years, I have had SIBO
And intestinal permeability symptoms. Should one take probiotics in light of that?

Thanks

Lala920& ,

Great info

This guy really knows his stuff and thoroughly explains everything HOWEVER he talks EXTREMELY fast so it’s very hard to understand what he’s saying. You almost have to listen to the podcast twice just to see what he’s saying. That’s the only reason why I gave it 4 stars

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