57: The Gut⎥Antibiotics Danger, Fixing Inflammation, and Thyroid Health, with Dr. Lisa Sardinia


Dr. Lisa Sardinia is an associate professor in the Pacific University Biology Department. In this episode we discuss:
Majority of antibiotics given to children under three are for upper respiratory issues, fact is antibiotics do not work for such issues
85% of antibiotics used are given to food sources, and released into the environment including soil and water
Danger of consuming emulsifiers
Cow’s milk
US has low gut diversity — more diversity means more resilience
Autism and gut connection
Resetting your gut microbiota by changing diet

56: Levothyroxine and Hair Loss⎥Thyroid Health, with Dr. Susanne Breen


In this episode, the following topics are discussed:
* Fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, anxiety, and depression.
* Sub-clinical hypothyroidism
* Standard range for TSH has changed over the years, .5 – 1.5 TSH is optimal
* Armour Thyroid vs Levothyroxine
* If antibodies are involved than it is most likely related to the gut
* Getting off thyroid medication
* Testing: TSH, free T3 T4, TPO antibodies, reverse T3
* Getting motivated and inspired by fixing thyroid
* Selenium
* Iodine
* Thyroid supplements
* Treating fertility

35: Rethinking Thyroid Cancer – When Saying No to Surgery Maybe Best for You with Dr. Allen Ho from Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles


Weighing treatment options for thyroid cancer, with deep consideration for the patient’s lifestyle, could become the new norm in assessing whether surgery is the best path.

Dr. Allen Ho states, “if a patient is a ballerina or an opera singer, or any other profession that could be jeopardized due to undesired consequences of thyroid cancer surgery, then the best treatment path maybe active surveillance.” Undesired consequences of thyroid cancer surgery could be vocal cord paralysis, damage to the parathyroid glands resulting in calcium deficiencies, excessive bleeding or formation of a major blood clot in the neck, shoulder nerve damage, numbness, wound infection, and mental impairment due to hypothyroid-like symptoms.

19: Hypothyroidism – Moving From Fat, Foggy & Fatigued to Feeling Fit & Focused with Elle Russ


In this episode, we hear from Elle Russ, Author of The Paleo Thyroid Solution, and former hypothyroidism sufferer. Elle discusses:
Hypothyroidism symptoms — including physical, mental, and emotional.
How to find the right health professional.
Hypothyroidism treatment with T3.
The importance of iron and ferritin.
The emotional toll of hypothyroidism.
Nutrition strategies.

14: When Your Medical Professional Gets Thyroid Cancer with Dr. Aime Franco from University of Arkansas


Dr. Aime Franco from University of Arkansas is a leading thyroid cancer researcher and has overcome thryoid cancer. We discuss quality of life post surgery.

During this interview we explore the following:
Does thyroid cancer have a good prognosis compared to other cancers because its different or because we are aggressive with surgery and radiation therapy?
What were some personal insecurities when facing thyroid cancer surgery?
What are the questions in regard to TSH that the medical community is overlooking?


12. Advanced Blood Testing and Cellular Biology with Dr. Mark Engelman from Phoenix, Arizona


The next generation of lab testing and diagnosis has arrived with resources such as Cyrex Labs and Nutreval.
How well does your body make energy?
How does your body repair?
How well are your anti-oxidants working?
How well do you rid your body of free radicals?
Are you pre-conditioned to crisis?
In this episode, hear from Dr. Engelman, recognized as one of the top doctors in functional integrative medicine, he has advanced degrees and certifications in functional, metabolic, anti-aging and stem cell medicine.