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The list of past episodes has become a massive thyroid resource covering so many topics that impact the day to day life of a thyroid patient. Many listeners like to start at the beginning and work their way through the first ‘foundational’ topics and others dive in with a topic that interests them.

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122. Ways to Fuel a Healthy Thyroid Lifestyle | Angela Brown

ways to fuel a healthy thyroid lifestyle angela brown I'm welcoming back Angela Brown to the podcast today because I wanted to get someone else on to talk about their personal thyroid-friendly lifestyle, and I know Angela walks her talk! You might remember her from way back in episode 37 where we talked about mineral and mindset for thyroid patients. I think after you've listened you'll agree that Ange is the real deal when it comes to living out what she teaches. Hopefully after listening to this conversation, you have some fresh inspiration to tweak your own unique thyroid-friendly lifestyle! Some of what we cover includes: Lifestyle oriented actions and habits that fuel a healthy...

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121. Holistic Healing: Stress, Gut & Thyroid Autoimmunity | Libby Munro

Holistic Healing: Stress, Gut & Thyroid Autoimmunity Libby Munro We are on a stress/gut/healing journey over the last few episodes and I love how this often happens - the conversations follow similar themes from different angles, perspectives and stories which helps to really unpack the topic.   To continue the theme, Libby Munro joins me to share her story of healing her Hashimoto's and unpack further the connection between how you handle stress, manage gut health and heal autoimmune thyroid conditions. Libby brings energy and education to the thyroid community and in particular is a popular thyroid advocate in the Australian Thyroid Community.   We cover: Libby's Hashimoto's Story...

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120. Hashimoto’s: The Emotional Connection to Healing | Josie Warren

Hashimoto’s: The Emotional Connection to Healing. Josie warren, thehashimotosfix.com "Can you heal Hashimoto's?" is a common question I've been asked over the years, and have asked myself. There are a few different ways to answer this question - much depends on how you define 'healing' but my guest on this episode, Josie Warren strongly believes you can heal Hashimoto's (& other autoimmune diseases) by addressing how you emotionally respond to life. It's a fascinating and challenging conversation and one full of HOPE.   We cover: Josie's Hashimoto's story and her path to healing. Is Hashimoto's a 'thyroid' disease? The emotional connection to autoimmune diseases. The immune system as a...

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119. Exploring the gut-autoimmunity connection, antibiotics, parasites & more | Donna Monthei, EverVital Nutrition

 Exploring the gut-autoimmunity connection, antibiotics, parasites & more with Donna Monthei, EverVital Nutrition The topic of gut health comes up often on this show. It's important to revisit it because for everyone with an autoimmune thyroid condition, there will be be leaky gut and other gut issues to be dealt with. In this episode, I talk with Donna Monthei, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian about a range of gut health topics including:   Donna's personal Hashimoto's story and then gut issue after taking 2 different antibiotics. The gut-thyroid and gut-autoimmunity connection. How to test for leaky gut and other gut issues. The impact of antibiotics on...

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117. How to Live a Thyroid-Friendly Lifestyle without going broke! | Annabel Bateman

 How to Live a Thyroid-friendly lifestyle without going broke Have you every worried that you can't afford a  thyroid-friendly lifestyle? I know, it can be expensive to live a healthy lifestyle. This topic came up in the last Kickstart group last year in one of our coaching calls, and I thought it would make a great podcast topic, so here it is!   What is your ill health costing you? Medications - not just thyroid medications but meds for symptoms - think pain killers, ant acids, weight loss pills and injections Time off work Coffee for energy Wine for stress Snacks Eating out/take away b/c too exhausted to cook. Impact on your marriage, relationships Mindset How much is your health worth?...

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116. 2024 Announcements

 2024 announcements This is a super short episode to let you know of a few things for 2024. The Let's Talk Thyroid podcast will launch properly for 2024 on 1 Feb. Here's the TLDL: * Podcast launches 1 Feb: How to live a thyroid-friendly lifestyle without going broke!* Trialing a monthly theme to run on podcast and in the Let's Talk Thyroid Community* Kickstart Program starts 5 Feb (see below)* Would you like to share your thyroid story on the podcast? Send me a message and let's talk. Jen Yundt Coles is an AFMC Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Certified Acupressure Practitioner. She loves inspiring and guiding her clients to...

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115. 2023 Wrap Up + Design Your 2024

2023 Wrap up + Design your 2024 At the end of the year I like to do a bit of a podcast wrap up for the year! We've covered a lot of thyroid-friendly content, so be sure to scroll back through the podcast shownotes!   To set yourself up well for 2024, consider exploring these ideas in relation to your health (the workbook is more holistic across your whole life) - which is what I go over on the podcast - and form the basis of my workbook Design Your Year   Reflect What happened in 2023 in your health? Did you have a word for your year/your health? How did that play out? What did you learn in relation to your health this year?   Dream No restraint - what would be the dreams for your health...

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114. The SIBO & Thyroid Connection | Jen Yundt Coles

The SIBO & Thyroid Connection There are a variety of digestive issues associated with thyroid health including (but I'm afraid, not limited to) leaky gut, constipation, reflux, bloating, malabsorption, strong coeliac connection, irritable bowel syndrome and SIBO. SIBO certainly isn't limited to those with thyroid conditions, so share this episode with anyone you know with SIBO as it will benefit them regardless of their thyroid health. Today's podcast discussion is a deep dive into SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth). To help me do this, I'm joined by The SIBO Coach, Jen Yundt Coles. We cover: Jen's personal experience with SIBO What is SIBO? How is it different from other gut...

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113. Thyroid Hot Topics | Marek Doyle

Thyroid hot topics: finding the nuance There are many thyroid 'hot topics' once you start digging into thyroid health information. Which guru do you follow? What action do you take? How do you apply what you learn to your own unique health situation.   I've been storing up a few of these hot topics for my guest Marek Doyle because I know he's all over the nuance. He understands the grey between the black and white. He's data driven and detail oriented. He's also incredibily generous with his time - this being the longest interview I've done and whilst I don't want to get into a habit of going over the hour, this was worth it! So, in this conversation we (meaning Marek!) tackle:...

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112. Victoria’s Hashimoto’s Story

Victoria's Hashimoto's Story Sharing your thyroid story is good for you and it's good for others! That's why I love sharing real life thyroid stories on the podcast. We all learn from each other.   Let me introduce you to Victoria who is boldly sharing her thyroid story with you on this podcast episode. Victoria lives in England, has a young family, a business and a busy life! She didn't know she had a thyroid issue until an accident took her to hospital and a few tests were conducted.   It was only after being diagnosed with hypothyroidism (and being put on meds with no real education) that she started to connect the dots with a whole range of symptoms she'd been living (swollen feet,...

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111. The Way Out of Pain | Allison Samon

The Way Out of Pain ALLISON SAMON For many of us with thyroid conditions, pain is a constant. Like with most aspects of thyroid health 'it's complicated' and there is never 1 simple solution. HOWEVER, this doesn't mean there aren't solutions and options to try! In this podcast I talk with Allison Samon, Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner all about PAIN. She has gone from being in so much pain she needed carrying up the stairs to having resolved her chronic pain. Listen to learn how she did it and some practical steps you could consider if pain is something you deal with regularly. The key areas we cover in this episode are: Allie's personal story of recovery from severe...

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110. Thyroid Health System in Australia, The Impact of Covid & Slow Butterfly | Dr Amy Gajjar

Thyroid Health System in Australia, The Impact of Covid & Slow Butterfly Dr Amy Gajjar Dr Amy Gajjar joins me on the podcast to talk about a range of thyroid-friendly topics! Dr Gajjar is a London trained doctor who now lives in Sydney, Australia working as a thyroid doctor.  We talked about the state of thyroid health management in Australia (with a bit of UK comparison), we covered a bit on covid and of course talked about her new book Slow Butterfly. The key areas we cover in this episode are: Dr Gajjar's journey to becoming a thyroid focused doctor in Australia. The Australian Thyroid Health scene - the challenges and the progress. Developing your thyroid tribe. Different types of...

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109. Holistic Dental & Oral Health for Thyroid Patients | Dr David Cowhig

Holistic Dental & Oral Health for Thyroid Patients Dr David Cowhig Have you ever wondered if there is a connection between your thyroid, dental and oral health? My guest, holistic dentist, Dr David Cowhig joins me to explain the connection and answer many of my dental/oral health questions. The key areas we cover in this episode are: What is a holistic dentist? The connection between thyroid (particularly hypothyroid/Hashimoto's) and oral health. The impact of stress. Sleep - the massive impact it plays. Mouth and nose breathing - mouth taping, the pencil test and the connection to sleep. Fluoride - in your water and toothpaste - why to avoid. Questions to ask your dentist to support...

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108. Finding the science behind the thyroid lifestyle | Ellen Steinke

Finding the Science Behind the Thyroid Lifestyle Ellen Steinke I talk a lot on this podcast about different diet and lifestyle interventions that may help you live well with your thyroid condition. But how do you know which (if any) have any scientific validation? In this episode I'm talking with Ellen Steinke about what science she's discovered across various aspects of a thyroid lifestyle and also how the average thyroid patient can know where and how to look for the science behind various thyroid diet & lifestyle interventions. The key areas we cover in this episode are: Ellen's personal thyroid story What science is there/isn't there behind dietary changes popular in thyroid health...

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107. A Day in My (Thyroid-Friendly) Life | Annabel Bateman

A Day in My (Thyroid-Friendly) Life Annabel Bateman With all the talk on my podcast about living a thyroid-friendly lifestyle,  you might wonder, what does that actually look like on a day to day basis.  Let me let you take a look into a 'typical' day in my life. Not that my life is perfect or all that interesting but sometimes it's helpful just to see what someone else does to live in a certain way. Hopefully there might be one thing from what I do that is something you can take an try in your life. What works for me might not work for you or may be applied slightly differently. If you've been listening for long enough, you'll have heard me say that whilst there are some common areas we...

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106. Understanding Gallbladder Health whether you have one or not! | Olivia Haas

Understanding Gallbladder Health - Whether you have one still or not! OLIVIA HAAS In this podcast episode, Olivia Haas, an integrative nutritionist who specialises in gallbladder health joins me to talk all things gallbladder health. Olivia delves into the crucial role the gallbladder plays in our overall health and its link to thyroid conditions. The gallbladder is a small yet powerful organ located in the upper right abdomen. Its primary function is to store and concentrate bile, a substance produced by the liver that aids in fat digestion. Olivia emphasises the importance of maintaining gallbladder health as it can influence our general well-being. The episode takes us through...

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105. In the Genes: Exploring the Role of Genetics in Thyroid Health | Dr Denise Furness

In the Genes: Exploring the Role of Genetics in Thyroid Health Dr denise furness Title: Understanding Nutrigenomics: Unlocking the Power of Your Genes for Optimal Health In this episode, I'm talking with Dr. Denise Furness, a genetic nutritionist, and researcher, to dive into the fascinating world of Nutrigenomics. Dr. Furness explains how our genes influence our nutritional needs and health outcomes, and how understanding this field can empower individuals to make informed decisions about their diet and lifestyle. They explore the impact of genetics on thyroid health, stress management, and even Alzheimer's risk, shedding light on how we can work with our genetic predispositions for...

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Ep 104. SHINE through Thyroid Pain, Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia | Jacob Teitelbaum MD

SHINE THROUGH THYROID PAIN, CHRONIC FATIGUE & FIBROMYALGIA JACOB TEITELBUAM MD Are you feeling drained, fatigued, or dealing with unexplained thyroid pain?   Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, an expert in chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and certified internist,  walks us through this often misunderstood symptom. We dive deep into  his book, 'From Fatigued to Fantastic', exploring his  SHINE Protocol - which offers hope for those battling thyroid pain and fatigue. Key topics covered: The connection between fibromyalgia & thyroid Thyroid testing 2 main types of pain - inflammation and muscle pain Muscle pain as the most common type of thyroid pain Muscles require more energy to stretch than...

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Ep 103. Advocating for your Thyroid Health Across all your Relationships | Rachel Hill, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

Advocating for your Thyroid Health Across all your Relationships Rachel Hill, The invisible hypothyroidism How do you help those around you understand what you're going through with your thyroid health? Do you need to? How does it differ from work to spouse to kids to family & friends? Rachel Hill, AKA The Invisible Hypothyroidism joins me on this episode to talk about how we advocate for our thyroid health across many different relationships. Here's what we cover: Rachel's personal thyroid journey of having developed Hashimoto's as a teenager, suffering a wide range of physical and mental symptoms The start of The Invisible Hypothyroidism as a blog about 10 years ago Thyroid health is...

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Ep 102. The Power of Mindset in Managing Thyroid Health | Annabel Bateman

The power of mindset in managing thyroid health annabel bateman Do you ever feel overwhelmed by managing a long-term health condition like Hashimoto's or Graves? Discover the crucial role mindset plays in navigating this journey and how it can lead to lasting improvements for your thyroid health. Understanding the Mind-Body Connection Explanation of the mind-body connection and how it affects thyroid health. Gut-brain connection - importance of trialing gluten, grain and sugar free Positive Mindset and Self-Talk Importance of maintaining a positive mindset and self-talk in managing thyroid conditions. Taking a long term mindset approach. Practical tips for cultivating a positive mindset,...

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Ep 101. Understanding the Link Between Blood Sugar and Thyroid Health | Dr Ben Galyardt

Understanding the Link Between Blood Sugar and Thyroid Health Dr Ben Galyardt We often hear terms like blood sugar, insulin resistance, diabetes but what has this got to do with thyroid health? In this episode Dr Ben Galyardt helps to unravel the connection to your health - more than just thyroid health. We cover a wide range of topics connected to blood sugar regulation - much more than just thyroid related! Here are some of the topics we cover: Blood sugar basics and the connection to thyroid health Thyroid health is much more than about the thyroid gland Blood sugar and autoimmune diseases generally How blood sugar spikes damage the thyroid gland How to test your blood sugar- glucose...

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Ep 100. How to Write Your Own Thyroid Story. Connect the dots and start to heal | Annabel Bateman

how to write your own thyroid story annabel bateman There is power in a story. Your thyroid story. (Also celebrating 100 episodes of the Let's Talk Thyroid podcast - massive thank you to YOU for listening and keeping the podcast going ) If you've never written your thyroid story, then this episode is for you. I guide you through 5 steps to writing your own thyroid story which will bring clarity and direction for your thyroid health. It's ok, you're not writing a novel, more a record of what had brought you to this point in your thyroid journey with a view to entering the next chapter of your healing story. I cover the 5 steps:1. Your history.2. Your diagnosis.3. Your thyroid management.4....

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Ep 97. What are the protein needs of a thyroid patient? | Tara Thorne

what are the protein needs of a thyroid patient? TARA THORNE In the thyroid health space we often talk about what NOT to get (eg gluten, grains, dairy, sugars) but in this episode I'm joined by Tara Thorne and we are focussing on what TO eat. In particular what are the protein needs of a thyroid patient? We discuss the following topics/questions: Tara's story of post partum thyroiditis and path to function health My experiment with reducing carb intake and tracking protein Why is protein important for women with thyroid issues? Metabolic health as we age and the priorities to age well. Are all sources of protein created equal? How much protein is it recommended to eat? How should that be...

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Ep 94. Lyn’s Hashimoto’s Thyroid Story

Lyn's hashimoto's thyroid story I'd love to introduce you to Lyn as she share's her thyroid story to help spread awareness of thyroid health issues during Thyroid Awareness Month. Lyn was diagnosed with Hashimoto's at 50 after increasingly debilitating symptoms during perimenopause which ultimately saw her in hospital for 5 days being told her problems were all in her head. They weren't. She had Hashimoto's. As a self-confessed high-achiever, Lyn put her self motivation to work and started reading everything she could get her hands on and taking her health in her own hands. This started with taking 6 months off her high powered corporate job and before returning to work part time for...

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Ep 93. From Graves Disease to Not Coffee Creator: Sila Gatti’s Thyroid Story

From Graves Disease to Not Coffee creator. Sila Gatti shares her thyroid story In this podcast, I talk with Sila Gatti, founder of Not Coffee about her thyroid story. Sila was diagnosed with Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism) about 4 years ago. She went on medication but after a few years she started looking into other things she could do to support her thyroid health. As a result of working with a Chinese medicine practitioner, she changed her diet, exercise and gave up her very precious coffee addiction! Sila missed her coffee so much that she and her husband spent month developing a caffine and stimulant free coffee alternative, called Not Coffee. We cover the following topics in our...

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Ep 89, 90, 91, 92, 98, 99 Thyroid Awareness Mini Series

8 Part Mini Series on Thyroid Basics to help spread awareness of thyroid health during Thyroid Awareness Month in May 2023. Each part will be added once released on YouTube. You'll find the audio versions on the Let's Talk Thyroid Podcast on your favourite podcast appIS IT TIME FOR YOU TO TAKE ACTION?If you're feeling overwhelmed and not too sure where to start/what to do next, why not book in for a strategy session with me? I'd love to help you. See your mindset THRIVE with Thyroid Love Notes. 22 unique affirmations. Each affirmation is accompanied by messages of love & practical activities to take. Change your mindset so you can THRIVE. Affirmations written specifically for people...

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Ep 88. Thyroid-Friendly Travel: Navigating travel with a thyroid condition

Thyroid-friendly travel considerations What does 'thyroid-friendly travel' mean? I’ve just come home from 2 weeks in Japan on a family holiday. I love to travel. It felt so good to be getting back out into the world after the last few years of being in Australia. Are there any special considerations for those of us with a thyroid condition when it comes to travel? Feel well, travel well You’ll have a better holiday if you feel well, so don’t throw everything you’ve been doing out the window. Thyroid-friendly travel will include as much of your thyroid-friendly diet & lifestyle as you choose! Medication Levothyroxine (Eutroxsig & Oroxine) in Australia - the most common thyroid...

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Ep 87. Navigating My Ongoing Hashimoto’s Symptoms: Brain, Body & Weight

Navigating my ongoing Hashimoto's Symptoms: Brain, Body & Weight. I've lived with Hashimoto's since I was around 12 (When I think it all started) and knowingly from 22. I'm now almost 49. Whilst many many symptoms have resolved or are barely issues, even when my thyroid is out of whack, there are a couple of ongoing Hashimoto's symptoms that I've found I have to manage. These fall into 3 main categories: Brain eg brain fog, anxiety, mood issues, being easily upset. Body eg muscle fatigue/weakness, aches & pains. Weight - difficulty losing it!! In this podcast episode I go into detail about each one. NOTE: Whilst there are practical tips for dealing with symptoms you MUST not manage...

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Ep 86. Food Sensitivities: A deeper approach than just testing & restricting | Christa Bielger

Food Sensitivities: A deeper approach than just testing & restricting. Christa Bielger In this podcast, I talk with Christa Bielger about a range of topics connected to food sensitivities - whether you have them or not, and how to build your tolerance. We cover: Why Christa doesn't always recommend food restrictions if not needed for food sensitivity determination. Things can masquerade as food sensitivities but the root causes can be something else. It's never 'JUST' food that's the whole problem. Food is a popular place to start as it's a usable DIY strategy but it's not the whole solution. Connection between stress, immune system and gut. Connection between food sensitivities and...

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Ep 85. Accessing Functional Medicine: The EASY Way to Optimal Thyroid Health | Dr Krista Coombs

Accessing Functional Medicine: The EASY Way to Optimal Thyroid Health Dr Krista Coombs In this podcast, I talk with Dr Krista Coombs about functional medicine and how to apply the principles of functional medicine in an EASY Way to put you on a pathway to optimal thyroid health. We cover: Dr Coombs personal experience with Hashimoto's What is functional medicine? The history of functional medicine & how it's changed over time. The cost of functional medicine and how to get the best value from  your functional medicine practitioner. Getting back to the basics/foundations of thyroid health FIRST (diet/lifestyle) so you don't spend $$ on the basics but on the expert finessing of your...

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Ep 84. The Underactive Thyroid DIY Guide | Dr Sarah Myhill

THE UNDERACTIVE THYROID DIY GUIDE Dr Sarah Myhill   In this podcast, I talk with Dr Sarah Myhill about her new book, The Underactive Thyroid: Do It Yourself because your doctor won't. We cover a range of topics and Dr Myhill talks with such depth of experience, having been a doctor since 1981. In essence this book is the path to living well and to your full potential. You have to do it yourself because your doctor will not do it for you. Myhill, Sarah; Robinson, Craig. The Underactive Thyroid (p. 14). Hammersmith Books Limited. Kindle Edition. We cover: Getting the basics right - using the analogies of building a house and of fueling a car. Things have to be done in a specific,...

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Ep 83. Adrenal Health Basics: Understanding & Improving Adrenal Health | Hope Pedraza

ADRENAL HEALTH BASICS: Understanding & Improving Adrenal Health Hope Pedraza In this podcast, we delve into the topic of adrenal health basics and explore ways to understand and improve it. What are the Adrenals? What & where the adrenals are their functions, and why they are critical to overall health and wellness. What can go wrong with the Adrenals Adrenal fatigue & burnout What signs to look for The 'curve' of adrenal health and cortisol levels. How to Test for Adrenal Health Saliva testing Dutch testing Understanding cortisol levels What to do when there is an Adrenal Issue Importance of addressing stress, Eating an anti inflammatory diet, getting enough sleep, and finding...

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Ep 82. Best essential oils for thyroid health | Scott A Johnson

BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THYROID HEALTH SCOTT A JOHNSON In this podcast episode I'm talking with essential oil and natural solutions expert, Scott A Johnson all about essential oils for thyroid health. Here's what we cover. Intro to essential oils and natural solutions for thyroid health What got Scott into natural health and essential oils Can you manage your thyroid health naturally (ie without medication)? What does 'natural solutions' really mean? [hint: lifestyle + plant medicine] Can you substitute medication with 'x' natural solution? What is the difference between a natural approach and a more traditional allopathic approach? Can you do both? Essential oil basics  What are essential...

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Ep 81. What is the best diet for Hashimoto’s? | Annabel Bateman

WHAT IS THE BEST DIET FOR HASHIMOTO'S? Making dietary changes for thyroid health is inevitable. What are the best options? Is there a 'best' diet? Where do you start? I tackle these questions by talking through a 'ladder' of common dietary approaches for Hashimoto's (and thyroid health more broadly). I also cover:- Diet v 'a' diet- Diet being just one part of the puzzle- SAD diet- Clean eating- Going gluten-free, dairy-free etc- Paleo- AIP- IgG testing- FODMAPS- Foods to INCLUDE in your diet- Being a turkey or a frog. Where are you NOW with your dietary appraoch to Hashimoto's? Where would you like to be? Which approach will  you take? DR ERIC OSANKSY Dr. Eric Osansky is a chiropractor,...

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Ep 80. 2022 Podcast & Personal Reflections + Where to for 2023? | Annabel Bateman

2022 PODCAST & PERSONAL REFLECTIONS + WHERE TO FOR 2023? In this episode I take you on a behind the scenes reflection on 2022 - both with the Let's Talk Thyroid podcast, other thyroid related activities and my personal thyroid health throughout the year. I also go over some of the things I'm thinking about focusing on in the thyroid health space for 2023! Thank you so much for being part of my Let's Talk Thyroid Community - it wouldn't be the same without YOU. I wish you a joyful and peaceful Christmas period and pray you can celebrate with your family and friends. See you in 2023! Annabel x DR ERIC OSANKSY Dr. Eric Osansky is a chiropractor, clinical nutritionist, and a certified...

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Ep 79. Graves Disease Triggers & Natural Solutions | Dr Eric Osansky

GRAVES DISEASE TRIGGERS & NATURAL SOLUTIONS WITH DR ERIC OSANSKY Dr Eric Osansky was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in 2008. He is a chiropractor and knew from the beginning he wanted to try to manage his hyperthyroidism naturally if he could. The core of his personal approach to his own thyroid management were: Diet - paleo style - a key part of the puzzle but not the only part. Stress mangement Testing which led to specific supplementation Slowing down his exercise (he believes overtraining was one of the triggers as a physical stressor) Reducing toxic load. What are common triggers for hyperthyroidism/Graves Disease? Or Osansky talks about 4 core categories of triggers (causes):...

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Ep 78. Hair Loss & Other Thyroid Hair Problems | Laura Sagen

HAIR LOSS & OTHER THYROID HAIR PROBLEMS WITH LAURA SAGEN Hair loss (whether in big clumps or thinning), dry & brittle hair are common symptoms of thyroid dysfunction. We all love to have thick, healthy & shiny hair, so what do you do when yours is falling out, dry or brittle? Laura Sagen, founder of The Hair Fuel joins me to discuss HAIR. One of the things I love about this conversation, and Laura’s approach to healthy hair is that she takes a long-term lifestyle approach, which as you know fit with my ‘thyroid-friendly lifestyle’ philosophy. What is needed for healthy hair? Healthy diet & lifestyle Optimal thyroid health Blood FLOW. Did you know that you have 90-100 000...

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Ep 77. How to Find Your Thyroid Root Causes | Whitney Morgan

HOW TO FIND YOUR THYROID ROOT CAUSES WITH WHITNEY MORGAN It's important to remember that thyroid medication is NOT a solution to the root cause of WHY you have a thyroid problem, even though it might be necessary for you. You need to become a self-detective ️‍♀️ and look into what the root causes are for your thyroid problem. Whitney Morgan, functional nutritionist joins me on the podcast to talk about common root causes to hypothyroidism & Hashimoto's, how to find yours and then how to work with a practitioner or DIY your own investigation. Once unrooted, you have to address the root causes for the best long term thyroid health. Living with a thyroid condition really is a lifelong...

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Ep 76. Escaping the Diet Trap | Karen Martel

ESCAPING THE DIET TRAP WITH KAREN MARTEL If you've got Hashimoto's or hypothyroidism, odds are you've had some weight gain and weight loss challenges. You've probably spent years, if not decades on a diet. If you've been listening to the Let's Talk Thyroid podcast for a while, you might remember my guest, Karen Martel from episode 49 all about how to lose weight with Hashimoto's/hypothyroidism. Well Karen is back on the show and together we are talking about how to escape the diet trap that so many of us (ourselves included) have found our way into. We cover: Our respective dieting experiences over many decades - I was 11 and Karen was 13 when we went on our first diet. How to escape the...

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Ep 75. Common Gut Health Questions Answered | Angela Busby, Naturopath

COMMON GUT HEALTH QUESTIONS, ANSWERED BY ANGELA BUSBY, NATUROPATH Gut health impacts your thyroid health, immune health, brain, mood and skin. It's important to overall health regardless of whether you have a thyroid-condition. It is also quite complex. Angela Busby joins me on the podcast to answer many of the common gut health questions you might have. Angela has a particular interest in gut health in her naturopathy practice which stems from her her gut health issues. In this episode, we cover: Why is gut health so important? The gut is 'outside' the body and acts as a first line of defence. The immune system can become overwhelmed if the gut isn't working properly. It's the pathway to...

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Ep 74. Make a Baby with Hashimoto’s | Chelsea Gold & Morgan Laffleur

MAKE A BABY WITH HASHIMOTO'S CHELSEA GOLD & MORGAN LAFFLEUR So many of the aspects that go into making a baby are impacted by Hashimoto's. Having a regular cycle, fertility, ovulation, libido, body image, basal body temperature to name a few. Chelsea & Morgan work with many women with Hashimoto's who struggle to fall pregnant & stay pregnant) and they have recently started podcast to take a deep dive into all the related 'make a baby' topics. If this is the stage or life you're in, I encourage you to listen to their podcast for the deeper diver. In this episode we take an overview of all these topics and Chelsea, Morgan & I share some of our experiences falling pregnant,...

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Ep 73. The Health & Healing Coach | Tracey McBeath

THE HEALTH & HEALING COACH TRACEY MCBEATH SHARES HER STORY Like so many of my guests, Tracey McBeath (AKA The Health & Healing Coach) is motivated to help others heal as a result of her own health & healing journey. Whilst Tracey can look back and see a host of typical hypothyroid symptoms like dry skin, hair falling out & poor nails, it wasn't her thyroid that was the starting point to her turning around her health. It was insulin resistance and fatty liver both of which can be pre-cursers to other health issues. After being diagnosed with insulin resistance and fatty liver, Tracey began  changing her diet and experienced much improvement with the help of a low carb...

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Ep 72. The Thyroid Debacle | Dr Eric Balcavage

THE THYROID DEBACLE WITH DR ERIC BALCAVAGE The way the mainstream medical system diagnoses and treats hypothyroidism is a debacle. In general terms doctors are taught to use 1 test (TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) to diagnose hypothyroidism. The problem is the TSH won't be 'out of range' until 90% of the thyroid gland has been destroyed. Hypothyroidism begins WAY before 90% of the gland is destroyed and the levels of TSH in the blood & other thyroid hormone levels are out of whack. Doctors have 1 tool in their toolkit when it comes to managing hypothyroidism - medication - so the the thyroid gland hasn't been destroyed enough to have impacted the thyroid hormone levels in the blood,...

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Ep 71. Approaching thyroid health as a kindergarten teacher | Becky’s Story

  APPROACHING THYROID HEALTH AS A KINDERGARTEN TEACHER BECKY'S THYROID STORY Becky is a kindergarten teacher from northern California. She has only recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and has been brave enough to share the start of her journey with us. I love it when I have normal people, just like you and I on the podcast to share their stories. We all will connect to different people in different ways and I deeply believe that Becky's story will be an encouragement to many. I connected with Becky through the podcast and my Facebook group and when she told me about how she enlisted the help of her husband and family (she is one of 9 kids!) to with her decision to go gluten free, I...

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Ep 70. Understand Your Hypothyroid Blood Tests | Dr Anna Ord MD

UNDERSTAND YOUR HYPOTHYROID BLOOD TESTS DR ANNA ORD (GP WITH HASHIMOTO'S EXPLAINS) How to understand your hypothyroid blood tests is so important! TSH, T4, T3, Reverse T3, TPO ... what are these? What do they mean? What blood tests should you ask for? When you have hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's or really any other thyroid conditions, it's helpful to understand what the 'thyroid blood tests' mean and how to interpret them for yourself. I see in various online forums many people show copies of their blood tests and ask for help to understand them. This can be problematic for a number of reasons (& won't allow it i my Facebook community... ex-lawyer hat on!). However, as an empowered...

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Ep 69. From Graves Patient to ‘The Thyroid Expert’ | Jules Chandler

FROM GRAVES DISEASE PATIENT TO 'THE THYROID EXPERT' JULES CHANDLER SHARES HER JOURNEY Like so many working in thyroid health, Jules Chandler's passion to help thyroid patients comes from her own journey from Graves Disease patient to practitioner. 14 years ago Jules was diagnosed with 'hyperactive thyroid', put on medication for 18 months and told they would then 'see what happens'. Like many (most) thyroid patients, Jules wasn't told much about her thyroid so she went looking for her own answers. She'd buy books and get frustrated reading them (hello brain fog) and 'lob' them across the room. (I promise my book Let's Talk Thyroid is an easy read and hopefully not one you'll want to 'lob'...

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Ep 68. Let’s Talk Thyroid & Alcohol | Annabel Bateman

LET'S TALK ALCOHOL & THYROID Much like last episode on sleep, consider this an introduction to alcohol and thyroid as it's fairly complex. You will have a different relationship with alcohol, different experiences and different impacts on your thyroid health than me. We each need to find our own path through our use of alcohol and it will probably look different and different parts of your thyroid healing journey! Hopefully this podcast epsiode will give you a few things to think about and explore for yourself. Thyroid function Autoimmune thyroid diseases are primarily autoimmune issues that lead to thyroid function problems but aren’t problems with thyroid function alone. So when it...

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Ep 67. An Introduction to Sleep & Thyroid Issues | Annabel Bateman

AN INTRODUCTION TO SLEEP & THYROID ISSUES Sleep is complicated. Thyroid health is complicated. Put them together and it's certainly not a simple problem to solve! Consider this podcast episode and the notes below as a basic introduction to the core elements of thyroid & sleep issues and use it as a spring board to dive into areas of interest or challenge for you. Core issues with sleep for the thyroid patient At the outset you need to know that you'll want to make sure you're working on your overall thyroid health with a knowledgable doctor and or naturopath to make sure your thyroid hormone levels are optimal and if you have autoimmune issues, that your address that too via...

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Ep 66. Stem Cell Therapy: The future of thyroid health support? | Joy Kong MD

STEM CELL THERAPY: The future for thyroid health support? WITH JOY KONG MD Stem cell therapy is still very new in the medical sphere. As you'll learn from this podcast discussion, it's still experimental and not yet widely available.   Joy Kong MD says it's the future of health and will, one day, be a part of regular health management.   This conversation is much broader than just how stem cell therapy could possibly be used as part of thyroid health management - although we do cover some specific thyroid questions too.   This conversation covers: What stem cell therapy is Different kinds of stem cells and ethical considerations. The key functions of stem cell therapy (see below) How stem...

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Ep 65. Kids, Teens & Thyroid Conditions | Tara Nelson

KIDS, TEENS & THYROID CONDITIONS WITH TARA NELSON, THYROID NATUROPATH Thyroid conditions can run in families, so how do you know if your kids or teens might have a thyroid condition? Does it look different for them? If they do have a thyroid condition, how can you as a parent best support them? This is what Tara Nelson and I are covering in this podcast episode. Tara is a naturopath specialising in thyroid health - she has Hashimoto's as does her teenage daughter so she is well equipped to teach us all about kids, teenagers and thyroid conditions. 37/1000 children have a thyroid condition and it appears to be on the increase. The main times kids/teens are diagnosed with a thyroid...

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Ep 64. Hormones & Thyroid Health | Sophie Shepherd

HORMONES & THYROID HEALTH WITH SOPHIE SHEPHERD You know the thyroid produces thyroid hormones, but how do other key hormones interact with or impact thyroid health? This is the focus of my conversation with Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Sophie Shepherd. Sophie gives us an overview of the roles and impacts of the following hormones: Cortisol - the 'stress hormone' which may cause the thyroid to slow down because it's trying to protect you from harm."You can't skip the stress step". Use mindset tools to get your body back to parasympathetic state. Insulin - important to keep your blood sugar levels stable. Unstable blood sugar places a stress on the body, leading to...

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Ep 63. The Thyroid System & the Impact of Stress | Marek Doyle

THE THYROID SYSTEM & THE IMPACT OF STRESS  WITH MAREK DOYLE You're going to want to take notes as you listen to this episode (you could make them in the journal that's in My Thyroid Box ). This is a nice and meaty discussion about the thyroid SYSTEM and the impact that stress has on it. Marek Doyle is a nutritional therapist in the UK (love having a UK expert on the show) and he's all about individualise health, which, let's face it, we need when we have a thyroid condition because it can be complicated and we all experience it differently. Dogma - or blanket statements about thyroid health are not at all helpful. There is no thyroid protocol that will work for everyone. There are...

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Ep 62. Thyroid healing: It’s an inside job | Stacey Robbins

THYROID HEALING: IT'S AN INSIDE JOB WITH STACEY ROBBINS It would be so much easier if simply taking a pill would solve all of our thyroid woes. We ALL wish that were the answer. The hard reality is though that it's not. Yes, thyroid medication is helpful if you need it, but it's not the 'magic pill' we all wish it was. Instead, my guest on the show, Stacey Robbins says that YOU ARE THE MAGIC PILL YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. Living with a thyroid condition is a lifelong journey - it's a process. What is it trying to teach you? Why do you have a thyroid condition? Why would it be an autoimmune thyroid condition and not just a hypothyroid one?  You need to get good at asking questions. Stacey is...

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Ep 61. Kiss & Make Up With Your Thyroid

Kiss & Make Up With Your Thyroid My new book is *almost* here! [EDIT: it's NOW available!] Kiss & Make Up With Your Thyroid is the culmination of 2 years of thinking, writing and talking and of 25+ years of living with Hashimoto's. In this short & sweet episode, I give you some background to the book, My Thyroid Box and read Chapter 1 as a taster to give you an idea of what the book is really about. If you've been struggling to feel great with your thyroid health, this book is for you. Australia: Purchase annabelbateman.comInternational: Purchase via Amazon.  related podcast episodes If you enjoyed this episode and are looking for similar discussions, check out these...

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Ep 60. Lifestyle change is hard! How to do it anyway | Matty Lansdown

LIFESTYLE CHANGE IS HARD! HOW TO DO IT ANYWAY. WITH MATTY LANSDOWN Let's be real, none of us like to change. Change sounds sexy, but when push comes to shove, it's hard work. Let's also be real, living with a thyroid issue requires change. SO, how do we do it in a way that's sustainable and becomes part of our lifestyle (and not just a fad)? Matty Lansdown joins me on the podcast to discuss mindset and change behaviour. So many of us with thyroid health issues have felt so unwell for so long that we come accept that this is 'just how I feel'. We don't always realise that we CAN feel better. We can. (I'm a personal testament to this!). Not only CAN we feel better, we can learn to make...

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Ep 59. Strength training to become ‘Thyroid Strong’ | Dr Emily Kiberd

STRENGTH TRAINING TO BECOME THYROID STRONG WITH DR EMILY KIBERD Strength training can be daunting for someone with Hashimoto's or hypothyroidism and yet it's a really important form of exercise. In this show I talk with Dr Emily Kiberd, Chiropractor and movement expert about thyroid-friendly exercise, and in particular about how to incorporate weights (safely) for someone with a thyroid problem. We cover topics like: Dr Kiberd's personal Hashimoto's story Different considerations for those with hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's eg muscle, joint and tendon pain, slow recovery, difficulty maintaining muscle mass, hypermobility, joint integrity. The importance of being 'thyroid strong' for overall...

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Ep 58. Cellular Hypothyroidism| with Dr Eric Balcavage

CELLULAR HYPOTHYROIDISM WITH DR ERIC BALCAVAGE This podcast episode covers a number of different topics including: how to get the best value from your thyroid support team The Cell Danger Response Chronic cell stress Antibodies and how they don't cause actual damage to the thyroid gland. Thyroiditis and the difference between it and Hashimoto's. Reducing cellular stress/inflammation. The best question to ask yourself. Thyroid health as an onion. What is 'cellular hypothyroidism'? On a simplified level, it is when at the individual cell level, the cell itself is in a hypothyroid state. Remember that a cell when they are in a low stress state is in manufacturing mode. It is making energy,...

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Ep 57. Reversing Hashimoto’s | with Dr Anshul Gupta

REVERSING HASHIMOTO'S WITH DR ANSHUL GUPTA MD When you're diagnosed with Hashimoto's a common question is 'can I reverse Hashimoto's?' or 'is there a cure?'. As Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease and autoimmune diseases aren't usually considered 'curable' this can be a hard question to answer. Dr Gupta has a very positive view on this. What is 'Reversing Hashimoto's? Dr Gupta explains that just like if you were to have for example a bacteria infection, it can be cured (but can occur again), so too with Hashimoto's. He says that if a person if able to have: normal thyroid antibodies normal thyroid lab markers AND no thyroid symptoms then they are CURED. No just in 'remission' either....

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Ep 56. Lynne’s Thyroid Story

LYNNE'S THYROID STORY Lynne was diagnosed with Hashimoto's about 12 years ago. It was feeling depressed despite it being a very happy time of her life, unexplained weight gain and exhaustion that were her main symptoms. Fortunately she was diagnosed fairly easily and put on medication but after a year or so she didn't feel any better. Then began many years of research, reading, taking her health into her own hands, changing medication, diet and healing to the point where she has been off thyroid medication for a number of years. Lynne is a very fit and active woman - you'll find her most days walking the moors near her home in the UK or hacking through ice in the her local pond to swim in...

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Ep 55. Merry Christmas + 2022 News

MERRY CHRISTMAS + 2022 NEWS With Christmas only 5 days away, I want to thank YOU for being part of my community throughout 2021. I've got a short Christmas message for you to wrap up 2021 together with some exciting news for 2022, take a listen, or if you want to see me looking very Mrs Claus-esque watch on YouTube!! The Let's Talk Thyroid podcast will be back in mid-January with more great interviews, stories and thyroid-friendly lifestyle education. Annabel xrelated podcast episodes If you enjoyed this episode and are looking for similar discussions, check out these episodes: #17. Living a Thyroid Wellness Lifestyle #24. Hope.Meet Karen Karen Martel is a Certified Hormone Specialist...

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Ep 54. Graves disease Q&A | Bronte May

GRAVES DISEASE Q&A WITH BRONTE MAY, NATUROPATH  Graves disease is autoimmune hyperthyroidism. Hashimoto's is the most common thyroid autoimmune disease and so there is much more information available about it.  I get many questions about Graves disease and I'm thrilled to have Bronte May, naturopath BACK on the show to talk about Graves/hyperthyroidism and answer many of the questions that get asked about it. My first podcast interview with Bronte has been one of the top performing episodes, so I was thrilled to have her back on the show. Bronte is full of positive and practical. In this episode we cover: An overview of Graves Disease - what it is, how to test for it, common triggers...

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Ep 53. Thyroid Thanksgiving

THYROID THANKSGIVING  Whilst here in Australia, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving as a holiday, I thought it would be a good idea to think about 'thyroid thanksgiving' and gratitude in the context of our thyroid health, particularly given this podcast will launch on Thanksgiving 2021. An article on the Harvard website defines gratitude as: Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. And it goes on to highlight: In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity,...

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Ep 52. Food, glorious (thyroid-friendly) food! | Ginny Mahar

FOOD, GLORIOUS (THYROID-FRIENDLY) FOOD! WITH GINNY MAHAR THE HYPOTHYROID CHEF A major component of living a thyroid-friendly lifestyle is diet. When you consider making changes to your diet for your health it can feel completely overwhelming. What on earth will I eat? How do I cook? What about the rest of my family? In this week's podcast, I'm talking with Ginny Mahar, also known as The Hypothyroid Chef about all things thyroid-friendly food. Ginny and I both share a love of eating, cooking and sharing our experiences with others in a hope that it will encourage you in your own journey. Given food is so central to our day to day lives, and the fact that we could both talk on these topics...

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Ep 51. The Gut-Thyroid Connection | Unfunc Your Gut with Dr Peter Kozlowski

THE GUT-THYROID CONNECTION UNFUNC YOUR GUT! WITH DR PETER KOZLOWSKI MD Looking after my gut health has been a really important part of my thyroid health approach for many years now. I always enjoy learning more about the gut-thyroid and gut-brain connection and learnt quite a bit from this conversation with Dr Kozlowski. Dr Kozlowski is a medical doctor who trained in Functional Medicine. Functional medicine is about getting to the underlying causes of disease so you know WHY you are sick and treat those things. The Thyroid as a Sponge Dr Koz explains that the thyroid is like a sponge for things (esp toxins) floating around in the body. How do those things get there? Often through the gut!...

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Ep 50. Is there a thyroid personality?

IS THERE A THYROID PERSONALITY?  This is a question that I’ve been pondering for a long time. It’s something that often comes up for me personally in my appointments with my health practitioners and is a topic I’ve discussed with many of my guests on the podcast. See some of the related episodes below. In this episode I take a deeper dive into this question of personality and most importantly, how do we make our personality work FOR us in our thyroid health, not against us. The connection at its core seems to be about the aspects of certain personalities that are drawn to stress as it’s the stress that interferes with our thyroid.  Those I’ve spoken to, both professionals and people...

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Ep 49. How to lose weight with Hashimoto’s/Hypothyroidism | Karen Martel

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITH HASHIMOTO'S/HYPOTHYROIDISM.  KAREN MARTEL SHARES HER PROTOCOL   This really is the million-dollar question isn't it? How do I lose weight?   When you have Hashimoto's and/or hypothyroidism, weight gain and then the difficulty losing weight is so frustrating.  It's not as simple as calories in calories out. Or exercise harder (in fact that might be causing weight GAIN). So, what do you do? What food should you eat? Not eat? What type of exercise should you do?  Aside from answering those core questions, we also cover: Science of the adrenals and hormones Getting to the root cause of the health issue Possible underlying factors or common causes T4 to T3...

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Ep 48. Alyce Garth’s Thyroid Story

ALYCE GARTH SHARES HER THYROID STORY Alyce Garth is an amazing, energetic, inspiring woman who happens to be, all at once - a mum, a business owner (health and life coach), has a degree in Health Sciences majoring in nutrition and food, a triathlete (represented Australia in triathlon world championships).  As if these are not enough, she also works part-time in the corporate world. Truly, Alyce is one adventurous, very fit woman, who walks her talk and inspires and supports others to getting the most out of life. Here are the key topics we cover as Alyce share's her thyroid story: Early detection and symptoms Medication and intervention  Gut health and diet Mindful eating Setting...

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Ep 47. Answers to common thyroid questions

ANSWERS TO COMMON THYROID QUESTIONS Here are some answers to common thyroid questions that are asked by people joining my Let's Talk Thyroid Community on Facebook. For more detailed answers, take a listen to the podcast! How do I lose weight? The largest number of questions asked about around the topic of weight loss. I'm covering this in an upcoming podcast interview, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime,  remember that if you reduce inflammation that will help with weight loss.How do you reduce inflammation? Diet, stress, mindset, reducing toxic load. I’ve just been diagnosed and I feel overwhelmed. Not sure what my questions are yet! I suggest you start with ep 43 where I talked...

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Ep 46. Haley’s Thyroid Story

HALEY'S THYROID STORY Haley first noticed problems with her thyroid when she was pregnant with her now 21 yo, although it took about 4-5 years to be diagnosed and another 2-3 years to have more than just her TSH tested and get to the bottom of her thyroid issues. Primarily that she wasn't converting T4 to T3. Haley has been highly invested in her own education and advocating her own health. She even bought her doctor a copy of  Stop the Thyroid Madness to educate him. Here are the key topics we cover:  Haley's tips for working shift work and looking after her thyroid health. Various thyroid triggers, symptoms and signs to look out for. T4 to T3 conversion and medication options. Essential...

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Ep 45. Monolaurin and thyroid health

MONOLAURIN & THYROID HEALTH You may not have heard of monolaurin, but you've probably heard of lauric acid which is found in coconut oil. Monolaurin is a medium chain fatty acid dietary supplement that is synthesised from lauric acid. According to the research there are a few ways monolaurin may support thyroid health. In this episode of the podcast, I chat with Damon Sununtnasuk from Palmara Health all about monolaurin. Here are the key topics we cover:  the importance of taking personal responsibility for your own health - to educate yourself and take time to research different topics. Compliance - what this is for companies selling health products and supplements (and why we are...

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Ep 44. Tracey Fry’s Thyroid Story

TRACEY'S THYROID STORY Tracey Fry from Additive Free Lifestyle shares her personal thyroid story. When Tracey was 16 she was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid but later was diagnosed with Graves and had radio active iodine treatment. Fortunately not all of her thyroid was destroyed and she is now working with her integrative doctor to support her thyroid function. Fortunately, about 6-7 years ago Tracey, along with her sister Jo started digging into information about food additives and preservatives and had already been living an additive free lifestyle. Given we know how much chemicals impact our thyroid health, this got Tracey off to a flying start when it comes to managing her...

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Ep 43. I’ve just been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, what’s next? | Annabel Bateman

Just been diagnosed with Hashimoto's or another thyroid condition? So, you've just been diagnosed with Hashimoto's or Graves disease, hypo or hyperthyroidism, or another thyroid condition ... what do you do next?  I get it, you head to Google and start researching. Then it gets all so overwhelming. You're already feeling exhausted and foggy... it just seems so hard. So, let's slow down. In this episode, I go over 10 steps to get you started now that you have a thyroid condition. BUT FIRST.... please make sure you know what is actually wrong with your thyroid. Do you have an autoimmune disease or not? It's important to understand. Have a read of this thyroid basics page if you're not sure....

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Ep 42. Having a chemical free body | Tim James

  having a chemical free body tim james ep42  Click to listen to this episode on your fav platform.how to have a chemical free body Gosh we cover a lot of topics in this conversation! Reducing our chemical exposure and toxic load is something I talk about a lot (see 2 previous episode links below). In my conversation with Tim James we cover a broad range of topics beginning with the startling research into the chemicals found in the umbilical chord blood of babies! We really do fight an uphill battle when it comes to chemical exposure. With the increase of disease, including autoimmune disease and thyroid disease there is a connection with chemicals. The topics covered include: The...

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Ep 41. Going back to basics with your thyroid health. Tara Nelson.

  Going back to thyroid basics. Tara Nelson, Thyroid Naturopath Ep 41  Click to listen to this episode on your fav platform.Understanding the basics of thyroid health is really helpful in managing your personal thyroid health This podcast episode is airing on the 1st birthday of the Let's Talk Thyroid podcast and I thought it was a perfect opportunity to go back to basics about thyroid health. If we understand the basics of what the thyroid is, what it does and what can go wrong with it, it helps up to connect the pieces of our own thyroid stories and managing our own health well. I'm often going back to the basics in my reading and understanding because it actually adds depth to my...

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Ep 40. What’s the big deal with gluten & thyroid health? Whitney Morgan

  What's the big deal with gluten & thyroid health? Whitney Morgan, functional nutritionist Ep 40  Click to listen to this episode on your fav platform.You might have heard to go gluten free for your thyroid health, but why, what's the big deal? My guest on today's podcast, Whitney Morgan is passionate about educating people with Hashimoto's about the role gluten plays in our health (well interfering with it). It is a slightly longer episode than usual but we pack a LOT of great information into it. Whitney has Hashimoto's, Coeliac Disease and a couple of other auto-immune diseases, so has been peronsally invested in fully investigating gluten (& other related food proteins)...

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Ep 39. Tine’s (my Mum) Thyroid Story

  Tine's (my mum) thyroid story. Ep 39.  Click to listen to this episode on your fav platform.Mindset is the most important thing. getting it in your head that the changes will be good for you. This is my Mum, Tine (short for Christine). She's a pretty amazing woman (bias aside) and has always been my number one fan. 12 months ago, she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and I'm grateful she has been willing to share the beginning of her thyroid journey with you on the podcast. Sharing your health story is always personal, and when it's still 'new' and 'unresolved' (not that thyroid issues ever really resolve), I think it takes extra courage for speaking out. Thanks Mum! Although diagnosed...

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Ep 38. Learning to Rest Well with Dafne Wiswell, The Chronic Illness Coach

Learn to rest well with dafne wiswell, the chronic illness coach Ep. 38.   Click to listen to this episode on your fav platform.resting well is so important for those of us with chronic illness My guest on today's podcast, Dafne Wiswell is no stranger to chronic illness. She has dealt with depression, panic attacks, rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimoto's. Her 3 children all have health issues too - Sensory Processing Disorder, juvenile arthritis and Type 1 Diabetes! Auto-immune diseases do have a genetic component and even within one person, once you have 1 AID it's not uncommon to develop more. This discussion will be helpful for someone with any auto-immune disease. Her youngest son...

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Ep 37. Hypothyroidism: Management, Minerals & Mindset with Angela Brown

  hypothyroidism: management, minerals & mindset with angela brown Ep. 37.  Click to listen to this episode on your fav platform.Management, minerals and mindset for hypothyroidism There is so much GOLD in this episode, so make sure you listen to the whole interview - or watch us on the Let's Talk Thyroid YouTube Channel. Angela Brown, is both a holistic health coach and Functional diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. Like so many working with thyroid patients, Angela also has a thyroid problem which gives her depth of experience and compassion. Hypothyroidism v Hashimoto's Angela has hypothyroidism but NOT Hashimoto's so we talk about the difference, testing and how the treatment...

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Ep 36. Tapping as a tool to reduce stress with Brad Yates

  tapping as a tool to reduce stress with brad yates EPISODE 36Click to listen to this episode on your fav platform.What is 'tapping' and how can it be used to reduce stress? Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique is a tool where you use your fingers to 'tap' on a sequence of acupressure points on the body. I know it does sound a bit crazy, but think of it as acupuncture without the needles. It's a tool that has been shown in different studies to reduce cortisol (stress hormone). In one sense it's a form of active meditation. I was first introduced to tapping many many years ago through my naturopath, Sharon Wilford. I did some private sessions about 8-10 years ago with Dr Peta...

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Ep 35. Leanne’s Thyroid Story

  Leanne's Thyroid Story EPISODE 35Listen Now!"It's ok to give yourself permission to rest and not feel lazy" Leanne's Thyroid Story, like so many is long and windy and reveals a deeply personal struggle and commitment to her own health. Perhaps one of the reasons I love talking to people about their journey's is that the people I talk to are inspiring! They are tenacious. They've learnt to trust themselves, advocate for themselves and want to help others avoid some of the pitfalls they've fallen into. Leanne is one of these inspiring women. As a former nurse and midwife, Leanne says she learnt how to talk to doctors and how to speak their language to help advocate for her own health,...

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Ep 34. Stress, Trauma & Thyroid with Justin Janoska

  stress, trauma & thyroid with justin janoska EPISODE 34Listen Now!Is stress and/or past trauma blocking your thyroid healing? The short answer, is yes. Unresolved stress or past trauma (big or small) may be getting in the way of your thyroid healing. In this chat with Justin Janoska we dive into the impact of these emotional aspects of health and how they impact on thyroid health. If your thyroid issue is auto-immune in nature (Hashimoto's/Graves) then at core what we want to be doing is reducing systemic inflammation and stress (big & small) causes inflammation... so, the more we can do to reduce stress the better. Justin says that 90% of his clients (mostly with Hashimoto's but...

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Ep 33. Let’s Talk Detox

Let's Talk Detox EPISODE 33Listen Now!We are exposed to hundreds, if not thousands of chemicals each day - in the air we breath, the furniture we sit on, food we eat, medications, skin care, hair care, perfumes and air fresheners. So, let’s explore How does our body deal with these chemicals? (Detox!) How can we help our bodies deal more efficiently with them? Special considerations for those with thyroid issues. How can we reduce our chemical exposure/toxic load? (is there a priority?) How does our body deal with (detox) chemicals? We often talk about ‘detoxing’ our  but the scientific term is biotransformation. Keeping it pretty simple, our body has to convert a chemical into a...

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Ep 32. Angela’s Thyroid Story

Angela's thyroid story EPISODE 32Click to listen to this episode on your fav platform."It's not a one size fits all approach. We're all different and may need different people at different times." I met Angela through the Let's Talk Thyroid Facebook group. I love our growing community and I'm very appreciative when others are willing to share their thyroid stories. I truly believe that when someone share's their story, it will be a help to someone else. Angela feels like she's spent her life tired and looking back thinks she's probably had thyroid issue for decades before being properly diagnosed. Although diagnosed with an underactive thyroid is wasn't until over a decade later she was...

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Ep 31. A Word for Your Health for 2021

  A Word for Your Health for 2021 EPISODE 31Listen Now!Having a word for your health for 2021 can bring your focus, clarity, direction and can help reduce stress. In the first episode for 2021, I share with you my ideas around having a word for the year. I've been doing this for 6 years now and have found having a guiding theme for the year really empowering. I have mostly focussed the discussion around HEALTH, although you can have a word that traverses many areas of your life, or a specific one for your health. In this episode I cover: The benefits of having a word for your year. How to find your word I step you through 3 out of 5 of the steps in my Year By Design course: Reflect Dream...

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Ep 30. 2020 Wrap Up

  2020 wrap up EPISODE 30Listen Now!Join me as I wrap up 2020 with a quick reflection back on where the podcast started, has covered and where it's headed in 2021. Thanks to all my listeners for making the Let's Talk Thyroid community such a rewarding one. I'll be back in mid-January with more positive & practical thyroid wellness information to help you thrive not just survive! Suspect you have a thyroid issue? PLEASE trust your instincts and get it thoroughly checked out with your health practitioner. This thyroid basics page has an overview of what tests to ask for and an affiliate link to use a private lab if you're doctor won't order them. Disclaimer: This information is not...

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Ep 29. How to Calm Your Nervous System with Meredith Edwards

  Calming your nervous system EPISODE 29Listen Now!PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR CALMING YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM We all know how important managing our stress is, but let's be real... knowing and doing are often 2 different things! If you're like me, knowing WHY it's important is key to taking those necessary actions, and in this episode of the podcast, I talk with Meredith Edwards about both WHY managing our stress is important and HOW we can do it. We dive into the central nervous system and how we can get stuck in fight/flight which leaves us in a chronically stressed state - we talk about some of the signs that you might be 'stuck' all revved up too. Exercise - what exercise is stressful, how much...

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Ep 28. Herbs for thyroid health with Ashleigh Mythen, Naturopath & Herbalist

  herbs for thyroid health EPISODE 28Listen Now!WHAT HERBS CAN BE HELPFUL FOR THYROID HEALTH? Have you ever wondered what herbs can be used to support your thyroid health? Perhaps you've been to a naturopath or herbalist who has prescribed you some herbs, or just stood in a healthfood aisle wondering if there is something that might help! Well Ashleigh Mythen is a naturopath & herbalist here in this episode to help us understand which herbs to consider for hypothyroid, hyperthyroid and also for the auto-immune component. We have a chat about Turmeric, Devils's Claw, Withania (AKA Ashwanganda), Lemon Balm, Romania, Passionflower, Maca, Mushrooms and more! I love that many of the tips in...

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Ep 27. Your Christmas Survival Guide

  Your Christmas survival guide EPISODE 27Listen Now!HOW TO GET THROUGH CHRISTMAS WITH YOUR SANITY AND THYROID HEALTH INTACT! How do you feel about Christmas? Christmas means so many different things for each of us but for most, it's a busy season and can be quite stressful. So.... what are a few things we can do to make it fun, happy and not undo all the good we've been doing for our thyroid health?! Really it's more than Christmas survival, it's about thriving through Christmas 🙂 Here are some of my thoughts - what works for my Christmas Survival plan. I'd love you to join the discussion in the Let's Talk Thyroid Community as I know you'll have some ideas to share with the rest of us...

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Ep 26. Advocating for Thyroid Change: Denise Roguz.

  advocating for thyroid change: denise roguz EPISODE 26Listen Now!ADVOCATING FOR THYROID CHANGE. Denise Roguz is a woman on a big mission: changing thyroid care across the globe by advocating for full thyroid testing and treatment options AND uniting both medical professionals and patients in the quest for personalised optimal thyroid health care.  After taking 17 YEARS and about 20 different doctors across 3 states to be diagnosed with a thyroid disease Denise was angry, and rightly so! She had the symptoms, the family history (all the women in her family with thyroid issues) and knew in her heart of hearts she had thyroid problems. Instead of just getting the help (eventually) that she...

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Ep 25. Menopause & Thyroid with Dr Joni Labbe

MENOPAUSE & THYROID WITH DR JONI LABBE EPISODE 25Listen Now!MENOPAUSE & THYROID WITH DR JONI LABBE Symptoms for both thyroid disease and menopause overlap. Brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, lack of libido... So, how do you know what's what? Dr Labbe has been working with women with both thyroid problems and hormonal issues for well over 20 years and so I was thrilled to pick her brains about the connection between thyroid & menopause. Like many professionals in this space, Dr Labbe has Hashimoto's so we touch on some of her thyroid story too. Personally, I'm on the cusp of peri-menopause at 46, so I was keen to get the low-down so I can be as prepared as I can be! The key topics...

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Ep 24. Hope: How to have hope in the midst of chronic thyroid problems.

HOPE: How to have HOPE in the midst of dealing with chronic thyroid problems. EPISODE 24Listen Now!HOPE: How to have HOPE in the midst of dealing with chronic thyroid problems. What is hope? Hope can be defined as "desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in" “a strong and confident expectation... it deals with things we can’t see or haven’t received or both... hope is never a static or passive thing. It is dynamic, active, directive and life-sustaining." What does it mean to have HOPE? You believe things can get better. The best is yet to come It’s worth trying something new/different/be more consistent. Positive mindset. You are taking action, moving forward. You set goals, you...

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Ep 23. Thyroid + Period Problems

Thyroid & Period Problems EPISODE 23Listen Now!Thyroid & the Period Problem Connection Every cell in your body needs thyroid hormones, including your reproduction cells! It follows that if our thyroid isn't working properly that that can contribute toward period problems. “Thyroid hormone is essential for follicle development in the ovary (a necessary step in ovulation). It is also involved in brain hormone signalling to the ovaries, which is essential to a healthy menstrual cycle. If brain-ovarian communication is interrupted, or the ovaries are unable to ovulate, then your cycles may become irregular” Dr Brighton. Let’s cover hypo & hyper thyroid issues separately, although...

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Ep 22. Nikki’s Thyroid Story

Nikki's thyroid story EPISODE 22Listen Now!"I enjoy my life and my vocation more because I have learnt to say no." I'd love to introduce you to my friend Nikki. She was diagnosed with Hashimoto's about 10 years ago when she went to the doctor because she was having trouble catching her breath. I have heard other's describe this as 'air hunger'. Looking back she was also experiencing brain fog, hair loss & migraines and not long before she was diagnosed went through a very stressful time after her sister passed away. Like many of us, when she was diagnosed she'd never heard of Hashimoto's and has done a lot of reading and research - although after wearing herself out with research has...

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Ep 21. Essential oils as a gentle and powerful tool for mood management

Essential oils as a gentle and powerful tool for mood management. EPISODE 21Listen Now!Mood Mangement with essential oils As it happens the last few weeks I've seen a theme emerge: stress & mood management! We know that stress has a whole lot of negative impact on our overall thyroid health. There are quite a few tools in my stress/mood management toolkit, including diet, sleep, saying no, creating 'white space' but my essential oils are a very important tool in that toolkit! In this episode I talk about: My experience with essential oils - going from a smell hater (because they made me feel sick!) to a smell lover. What essential oils are How essential oils work (aromatically with our...

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Ep 20. Graves Disease as a patient & naturopath: Bronte May

Graves disease patient & naturopath: Bronte May EPISODE 20Listen Now!BRONTE MAY: Naturopath & Graves Patient. As both a patient and a practitioner, Bronte shares so much practical advice for thyroid warriors of all kinds! As a Graves Disease patient, she created her own treatment option when those offered by her doctor didn't sit well with her. She was able to significantly reduce her antibodies through diet and stress management, something many doctors don't see as possible. We talk a lot about stress, the process of healing and mindset. You'll love Bronte's Mario Bros analogy of how we 'level up' our healing as we learn along the way in our health journeys. "Love yourself enough...

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Ep 19. Michelle’s Thyroid Story

Michelle's thyroid story EPISODE 18Listen Now!MINDSET MATTERS Sharing our thyroid stories does a few things. It raises awareness of thyroid health as we all have slightly different experiences. It helps those telling the stories reflect on where they have come in their journey and it offers hope for those still struggling with their own health. Michelle's thyroid story offers all these things. Michelle was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid in her early twenties and was put on medication but her thyroid antibody levels were never tested. It wasn't until about 25 years later she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's. Trusting her instincts that she wasn't 'crazy' she kept trying to get help....

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Ep 18. How to say no! A tough love episode.

How to say no! A tough love episode. EPISODE 18Listen Now!HOW TO SAY NO! Managing our day to day stress is important for our thyroid health but what if we could remove some of the things that cause this stress? A root cause approach to stress management? Makes more sense doesn't it? In order to do this, we need to learn how to say no! You'd think it would be simple. Just say no. But we know that it's not that simple. We know that many of us with thyroid issues tend to have personalities that like to take on more than we can handle, we bottle things up and don't always express our ourselves well. It's no surprise to me that most of us have trouble saying no! This episode is just as much for...

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Ep 17. Living a Thyroid Wellness Lifestyle

living a thyroid wellness lifestyle EPISODE 16Listen Now!LIVING A THYROID WELLNESS LIFESTYLE EPISODE SHOWNOTES I've been promoting a lifestyle approach to wellness, for years. But what does it actually mean? What other approach is there? Here's what a lifestyle approach to thyroid (or any other) wellness is NOT: A diet Seeking some kind of health perfection. Only taking medication and doing nothing else. Annual check ups with a doctor who doesn't know a lot about managing thyroid health well. Meant to be another stress Reading and researching, getting overwhelmed and not taking any action. This what I believe taking a lifestyle approach to managing thyroid (or any other) wellness IS:...

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Ep 16. Brain & Thyroid Health | Dr Philippe Douyon, Neurologist.

Brain & Thyroid Health Dr Philippe Douyon, Neurologist EPISODE 16Listen Now! BRAIN & THYROID HEALTH. EPISODE SHOWNOTES Brain fog, lack of concentration & focus and fatigue are neurological symptoms that are also common thyroid disease symptoms. Dr Philippe Douyon says in this episode, that in his neurology practise, that many of his patients present with these neurological symptoms and have not been diagnosed with thyroid issues. Once tested and treated for the underlying thyroid condition, these neurological symptoms resolve. I've had additional neurological issues so was interested to have this conversation as only recently have I realised that it could have been connected to...

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Ep 15. Going Dairy Free | For Thyroid Health

Going Dairy Free for thyroid health EPISODE 15Listen Now!Going Dairy Free Second only to gluten as a dietary trigger for auto-immune thyroid issues, is dairy. That's why doctors and health practitioners looking at a diet to support their thyroid patients will often recommend giving up both gluten & dairy. If you missed them, check out Going Gluten Free Part 1 and Part 2. By way of context, here is a list of common triggers. Image credit: Kharrazian Institute Symptoms of dairy intolerance include reflux, bloating, diarrhoea, respiratory symptoms (eg cough, sinusitis, asthma) and skin reactions (eg psoriasis, eczema).   In this episode we cover dairy intolerance - the issue of...

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Let’s Talk Thyroid is all about bringing you a POSITIVE and PRACTICAL approach to help you thrive and not just survive.

Bringing together my experiences as a Hashimoto’s patient, interviews with real people thriving with thyroid issues and experts to give us the low down on different aspects of living a healthy thyroid lifestyle, Let’s Talk Thyroid!

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Annabel Bateman

Annabel Bateman

Author. Coach. Advocate.

I am a  life coach, lawyer, mediator, author, food blogger, doTERRA essential oil addict and Hashimoto’s patient since 1996.

I have an awesome husband and 3 teenage boys to love.

I help with women thyroid issues with practical & positive lifestyle tips to thrive & not just survive! I do this online, via my podcast, in a dedicated thyroid support facebook group and I’m in the process of writing a book called “Kiss and Make Up with your Thyroid”.

Developing your own thyroid-friendly lifestyle is where thyroid health thrives.

 

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