Quality of Life
18 years ago Lorrie was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. Then, in 2017 she received a diagnosis of thyroid cancer. In this episode we hear Lorrie
73: The Aggressive Mission to Find Cancer is Going Too Far? with Dr. Gilbert Welch from The Dartmouth Institute
H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH An internationally recognized expert on the effects of medical screening and over-diagnosis Dr. Gilbert Welch’s work is leading many patients
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
US has low gut diversity — more diversity means more resilience
Autism and gut connection
Resetting your gut microbiota by changing diet
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
* 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.
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.