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 109: Intermittent Fasting Transformation with Cynthia Thurlow
In this episode, I interview Intermittent Fasting expert Cynthia Thurlow.
Some of the topics covered include:
What Intermittent Fasting is and why it is beneficial 4 faulty nutrition dogmas Why losing weight is not as simple as calories in vs calories out 3 key hormones to fat loss and optimal health Her new book: Intermittent Fasting Transformation and more ...
Episode 108: Gluten Intolerance and Sourdough Bread with Nathan Hessing
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast I interview Nathan Hessing the owner of Time Traveler's Bakery. Topics discussed in this episode include:
Nathan's personal health journey and how he got into baking sourdough bread. The problem with traditional bread, wheat, and gluten. Gluten-free bread alternatives and what makes them different. The double heavy fermentation process, that differentiates sourdough breads and may allow those with gluten intolerance to eat it safely. Why the type of grain used to make bread is so important. Why double fermentation reduces blood glucose and insulin spikes often associated with bread and the higher carbohydrate level. How to make your own double fermented sourdough bread. More ... You can learn more about Nathan's bread, baking supplies, and his process for making double fermented sourdough bread, including how to make your own bread with his Sourdough Baking class.
Episode 107: Cellular Hypothyroidism with Marek Doyle
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I discuss the concept of cellular hypothyroidism with functional nutritional therapist Marek Doyle.
Topics discussed include:
The common theme at the root of thyroid and chronic health conditions. A common mistake in both allopathic and functional medicine. Adaptive vs "broken" physiology Why focusing on "fixing" the thyroid is often the wrong approach to "fixing" thyroid physiology and improving symptoms and health. How to identify and address cellular hypothyroidism More... Marek Doyle is a nutritional therapist working out of the UK. He offers both one on one consulting for patients and a teaching academy for providers.
Episode 106: Q & A with Nutritionist Jessie Thomas
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers podcast, I flip the tables. Instead of me interviewing a guest, Nutritionist Jessie Thomas is asking me some of her questions regarding health and thyroid physiology. Topics discussed:
What role do diet and lifestyle play in our cellular health and how does that affect our stress response?
How do mood, energy, and the quality of our menstrual cycle give us an indication that we can act on our health before we have a technical diagnosis?
What are the types of hypothyroidism to look for?
How would does thyroid hormone affect critical thinking, executive function, intuition, and our ability to act powerfully in the changing world?
What are general labs every woman should pursue with their health care provider?
What labs should women pursue if she is not getting to the bottom of their fatigue, anxiety, and depression?
More ... Jessie Thomas is a nutritionist and holistic health coach based in Missoula, Montana. After spending years in a depleted state from the effects of overspending her internal resources she now coaches people through their health challenges to empower and inspire agency on their health journeys.
You can find her at:
On IG @sustainablewellness
A Candid Conversation with Dr. Carrie Jones
In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Carrie Jones. If you are one of the few people who has not heard of Dr. Jones, she is a naturopathic physician and one of the best educators on the planet. Especially when it comes to hormones. Hormones are her thing. Dr. Carrie recently made some big changes so I sit down with her to have a candid conversation and discuss: What she is doing now (spoiler alert, she is no longer with Precision Analytical) The biggest challenges with functional medicine What are the root causes of chronic health conditions The foundational things everyone can address to improve their health and wellbeing If Carrie Jones was in charge of healthcare what would be the top three things you would do? Carrie Jones, ND, FABNE, MPH is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women's health and hormones with over 20 years in the industry. Dr. Jones graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she also completed a 2-year residency in women's health, hormones, and endocrinology. Later, she graduated from Grand Canyon University's Master of Public Health program. Dr. Jones was one of the first to became board certified through the American Board of Naturopathic Endocrinology and currently serves on the board. She was the Medical Director for the DUTCH Test for several years and is a Clinical Expert for the Lifestyle Matrix Resource Center and Under Armour. Currently, she is the Head of Medical Education at Rupa Health and host of the Root Cause Medicine Podcast.
Hormone Health with Lacey Dunn
In this episode, I discuss hormone balance with functional medicine dietitian Lacey Dunn. In the past year, Lacey released her new book, The Women's Guide to Hormonal Harmony. Topics discussed: Primary issues impacting women's health and hormone regulation. Biggest challenges in allopathic medicine when it comes to diagnosis and treatment of hormone-related health issues. Key things every woman needs to understand regarding their hormones and hormone imbalances. The biggest causes of hormone imbalances. The five biggest misconceptions regarding hormone evaluation, regulation, and management. Key strategies people can use to find hormone harmony. Lacey Dunn, MS, RD, LD, CPT is a functional medicine dietitian specializing in physique enhancement, weight management, thyroid disorders, PCOS, adrenal dysfunction, and metabolic resistance through her online coaching platform called UpliftFit Nutrition. She's also the host of UpliftFit Nutrition radio. Lacey's goal as a dietitian is to provide the tools that people need in order to achieve a healthy, and balanced diet while simultaneously helping them to grow and thrive in all aspects of their lives. Her best-selling book "The Women's Guide to Hormonal Harmony" which is available on Amazon gives women the knowledge, tools, and confidence to rebalance their hormones, master their metabolism, and become the boss of their own body no matter if you've got a thyroid disorder, hormonal imbalance, or gut problems.
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Reliable thyroid and hormone advice from functional medicine providers. Highly recommend binging all episodes to help you get yourself in great health!
Love this pod but it needs time stamps
Please for the love of God. This podcast is phenomenal and you have the best doctors on. You are my top thyroid podcast but the fact you don’t have time stamps for your audience is really frustrating. It would be helpful for folks who are busy and obsessively trying to find answers about CERTAIN issues. I love that you write the show notes and topics and questions but it would help your audience if you put time stamps. Please !! Thank you
My jaw dropped about 10 times...
As someone who exercises frequently and just can’t seem to figure out why I’m stuck, my jaw dropped about 10 times during the first episode I listened to, which happened to be on exercise.
I can’t wait to dive in deeper on episodes.