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 145 Healing Hydration with Dr Kelly Halderman
In episode 145, I discuss water with water expert, Dr. Kelly Halderman. We go deep into the healing properties of water. Regardless of what health challenges you might have, this podcast is essential to your healing and health.
In this episode, we cover:
Is all water the same? What is structured water, and why is it important? Hydrogenated water vs anti-oxidants. The best form of water. How much water do you need. How you determine if you are properly hydrated. And more... Dr. Kelly Halderman has a background in functional medicine, earning her medical doctorate (MD) in 2007 & completing a family practice medicine internship with the University of Minnesota in 2009. She is an international educator in the area of integrative and precision health. Dr. Halderman also has a traditional Naturopathic Medical Degree from KCNH. She holds certification in MethylGenetic Nutrition by The Nutrigenetic Research Institute and certification from The American Functional Neurology Institute in Functional Neurology and Neurofeedback. She is an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, President and founder of The American Association of Nutraceutical Formulators, as well as a member of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Society of Physician Entrepreneurs. Dr. Halderman has a doctorate in clinical nutrition, is also board certified in Clinical Nutrition by the CNCB, has certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She also has comprehensive experience in nutraceutical science & formulation, creating & educating on novel formulations for consumers, practitioners & professional associations such as the NFL Hall of Fame. A former physician turned executive-level biotech expert, she currently serves as Weo’s Chief Health Officer, a health-conscious company that harnesses the power of diamond electrolysis to augment the most precious molecule on the planet, water.
Episode 144 Getting Granular with Amie Hornaman
Episode 143: Holistic Health with Roland Pankewich
In this episode, I have a discussion with high-performance health specialist Roland Pankewich.
How do we define health or healthy Adaptability vs Dysfunction How to evaluate someone's position on the health spectrum What is HRV, and how can we use it to evaluate the state of health Why supplementation and medications may not work as intended Homeostasis vs Allostasis The big three things anyone can do to improve their health Roland Pankewich comes from a professionally diverse background both in formal education and experience. His years of experience in the field of exercise mechanics mixed with formal study of; nutrition, biochemistry, functional medicine, and biophysics allows him to see things from unique perspectives that are always based in the philosophy of holistic physiology. In that, he sees the body as an integrated and interconnected system and uses this approach in how he works with his clients. In the last few years he has carved out a niche where he focuses on the practice of Athletic Health Development which specializes in working with professional hockey players and other high performance individuals. He believes that maximal health is required for maximal performance and uses a personalized approach to lay the foundation and road map for; what the client needs, what his client want to accomplish taking all while taking into consideration of they are ready for.
Episode 142: Healing Concepts with Whitney Morgan
In this episode, I talk with functional nutrition practitioner Whitney Morgan about some critical concepts needed to heal and recover from chronic health challenges.
In this episode, we discuss:
The significance of a health history. The importance of reframing our thoughts and feelings regarding health challenges. Where to start with hypothyroidism Thoughts on thyroid medications The impact of habits and behaviors on our physiology Foundational things everyone can do to improve their health without fancy tests And more... Whitney Morgan is the founder of Morgan Nutrition, creator of the Thyroid Reboot Method, and co-founder of the Functional Health Alliance. Whitney specializes in advanced functional testing and root cause healing for women with thyroid issues. She’s helped dozens of women with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism eliminate their unique thyroid triggers and restore vibrant health.
Whitney is a licensed acupuncturist, a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, a Primal Health Coach, and a certified Gluten-Free Health Coach. In addition to her private practice, she serves as a Clinical Advisor and Instructor for the Association of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioners.
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Episode 141: Talking Toxins with Dr. Wendy Trubow
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Wendy Trubow, the co-author of the recently published book Dirty Girl: Ditch the Toxins, Look Great, and Feel Freaking Amazing.
How do environmental toxins affect our health and immunity? What are some of the biggest misunderstandings about toxins? What are some of the most common environmental toxins types and sources nowadays? The link between persistent infection, diseases, and environmental factors. What are the available approaches to assessing and evaluating individual risks and exposures to environmental toxins? Which kind of therapeutic nutrition should you explore for correcting body chemical or nutritional imbalances? How are certain neurodegenerative diseases linked to environmental toxins and how can these diseases evolve and progress if no action is taken? Which practical steps can you take right now to protect yourself from environmental toxins? Which supplements—if any—should you explore for better overall immunity and why? What should you completely eliminate from your routine or lifestyle?
Wendie Trubow, MD, MBA, IFM certified practitioner, is passionate about helping women optimize their health and lives as a functional medicine gynecologist. Through her struggles with mold and metal toxicity, Celiac disease, and other health issues, Trubow has developed a deep sense of compassion and expertise for what her patients are facing.
She is the co-author of Dirty Girl: Ditch the Toxins, Look Great, and Feel Freaking Amazing and has been regularly featured in MindBodyGreen and Huffington Post.
She is an accomplished speaker and previously had her own television show. She is on the faculty at A4M and a speaker for their conferences, along with other national societies. She and her partner will be releasing their next book in mid-2023.
Episode 140: The Power of Gratitude with Holly Bertone
In this episode, I discuss gratitude and how it can be a tool to help recover from chronic illness with Health Coach Holly Bertone.
The impact thought and mindset can have on health and illness How your identity defines your life and health Gratitude, fortitude, and how they shape your health How to have gratitude in the face of chronic illness Gratitude builds fortitude, fortitude drives healing and recovery Strategies for improving gratitude, fortitude, and emotional fitness And much more... Holly Bertone is a Certified Natural Health Coach, Certified 6 Phase Meditation Facilitator, #1 Amazon bestselling author, and host of the Gratitude Builds Fortitude Podcast.
Holly spent 20 years rising through the ranks of federal government service before a breast cancer and autoimmune diagnosis created an opportunity to combine her background in project management and analytics with solving a different set of problems. These days, she is known as the transformative coach who helps you achieve better physical health, better emotional health, and better relationships with yourself and your loved ones, with the power of gratitude.
She has been featured on over 200 TV and radio segments, articles, podcasts, and summits as an expert on gratitude and mindset.
Well-made, highly researched up-to-date info on thyroid health
Recently diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. I’ve been binging on this podcast for a few weeks. I have learned so incredibly much in this short time. Everything is explained thoroughly and to the point. They take the time to explain things in lay-man terms but this does not mean they’re skimping on details. I also appreciate the way the podcasts flows: no interrupting each other, they stay on topic, they don’t go off on personal-belief tangents but instead speak from their experiences. They’ve had a great variety of guests with specialties that tie-in to thyroid health in ways you might not think. I don’t usually write reviews… actually I never write reviews lol but I have to give credit where credit is due as I have gained so much from Dr. Eric and Dr. Erica and their guests.
Let your guests speak
The information can be really great. But, it feels like you are trying to outsmart each of your guests and you end up talking more and explaining more than they do. Don’t interview a guest if you want to discuss a subject.
Unbiased, research-based thyroid advice
Reliable thyroid and hormone advice from functional medicine providers. Highly recommend binging all episodes to help you get yourself in great health!