Navigating Thyroid Health: Part 1 of the Thyroid Beginner Series
Medical Myths, Legends & Fairytales
by Dr Alan Christianson
5d ago
Countless health trends and sensationalized headlines can be overwhelming nowadays. Hold on tight; there’s hope just beyond the horizon!  Dr. Christianson shares evidence-based insights in this podcast that can help you improve your health.   As part of the Thyroid Beginner Series, Dr. C. discusses the prevalence of thyroid disease in this episode. Despite affecting a significant portion of the population, many cases go undiagnosed. Moreover, conventional treatments like thyroid medication not only offer little benefit but also pose serious health risks, including increased cancer ra ..read more
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Marta’s story - Dangers of thyroid meds when overprescribed.
Medical Myths, Legends & Fairytales
by Dr Alan Christianson
6M ago
In this episode of Medical Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales, we have the pleasure of chatting with Marta, a behavior change facilitator who shared her journey battling hypothyroidism. The thyroid's primary purpose is to control the body's metabolic rate, which is the speedometer for energy conversion. If it goes haywire, it can affect the entire body system. We're talking about everything from sluggishness to skyrocketing energy levels. This is what exactly happened to Marta; she went through all the hallmark symptoms (breakouts, weight gain, renal change, depression, anxiety) of a person suffe ..read more
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Thriving after thyroidectomy with Patricia Pomareda
Medical Myths, Legends & Fairytales
by Dr Alan Christianson
9M ago
Did you know that taking care of your adrenal system through detoxifying your body can help turn your life around? That's right! By understanding healthy habits like eating well, staying active, practicing mindfulness, taking the right supplements, and keeping an eye on your iron levels, you can make a big difference in your battle against thyroid cancer.   Joining us is Patricia Pomareda, a dedicated family nurse practitioner specializing in integrative medicine with a diverse background in geriatrics, urgent care, women's health, and primary care. She is a visionary; consistently advoca ..read more
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Adrenal/Thyroid Connection with Dr. Izabella Wentz
Medical Myths, Legends & Fairytales
by Dr Alan Christianson
11M ago
Adrenal stress is real. It can hurt your thyroid and cause major symptoms like: Insomnia Mid-body weight gain Food cravings Fatigue    How do you know what can help it? We now have even more evidence that adrenal symptoms can improve with natural lifestyle therapy. My friend Dr. Wentz created a protocol that was successfully tested for over 900 people. Most saw marked improvement in adrenal symptoms in just a few months.    She has a new book out that explains the adrenal/thyroid connection and walks readers through the protocol. In this episode, she and I discuss ..read more
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Simple Autoimmune Solutions Dr. Forrest Sauer
Medical Myths, Legends & Fairytales
by Dr Alan Christianson
1y ago
If you have autoimmunity, there may be easy answers. Dr. Sauer (think sour like lemon) shared many simple solutions that have helped his patients.    If you’ve heard enough long medical words, you’ll enjoy this episode.  Autoimmune diseases are on the rise and not just a result of genetics, but also physical, chemical, and emotional stress that tax the body and lead to various diseases such as Hashimoto's, Celiac, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, brain fog, and others. Women between 35-60 years old are particularly susceptible due to their tendency to prioritize others over them ..read more
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What if weight loss doesn’t work? with Diane Lawrence
Medical Myths, Legends & Fairytales
by Dr Alan Christianson
1y ago
Have you ever struggled to lose weight? Maybe not much more than a few pounds came off, maybe none at all, or maybe it came back on too soon.    Today’s interview might be inspiring. I talked to a person who had unsuccessfully tried to lose weight many times. She even found that the Metabolism Reset Diet didn't work at first. Yet she stuck with it and went on to lose over 60 pounds.    One of the biggest things holding us back is our weight. It can give us so many symptoms and it can feel like it can't ever change. So many try hard to lose those excess pounds. Some are succ ..read more
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Healing Post Cancer Treatment with Dr. Amy Rothenberg
Medical Myths, Legends & Fairytales
by Dr Alan Christianson
1y ago
It is no secret that effective cancer treatments can be hard on the body. In this episode, my guest and I address the myth that treatment is over after the last round of chemo or radiation. There are evidence-based Integrative medicine approaches that can be used to address symptoms from conventional care and to lower the risk of recurrence.    Joining us is Dr. Amy Rothenberg, both a provider and a cancer survivor, to understand more about this topic.   In this episode, we discuss:   (00:32) Introduction  (01:50) Dr. Rothenberg gets into triathlon (05:00) Her experien ..read more
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What are the best thyroid levels? with Dr. Katie Rothwell
Medical Myths, Legends & Fairytales
by Dr Alan Christianson
1y ago
There are so many questions about thyroid TSH levels today, specifically about its effect on general health. There are a lot of hypotheses on how to treat people with high or low TSH levels. This includes conventional medicine, weight loss, and the naturopathic ways to reverse the issue.    Are we to always base the prognosis on charts? Can we still reverse the disease? These are the questions that are digging into our minds. Let us know why “the results are not always linear”, the relationship of our weight to our thyroid function, and let’s learn “the creative ways to do better” wi ..read more
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Stress Recovery Protocol with Dr. Doni Wilson
Medical Myths, Legends & Fairytales
by Dr Alan Christianson
1y ago
Stress is a big deal. It leads to everything you and I want to avoid - weight gain, fatigue, depression, chronic disease - all of it.    We can’t avoid everything that causes stress but we can help our bodies become more resilient to it.    That’s why I wanted to share my friend Doni Wilson with you. Dr. Wilson has been the other main naturopath writing about adrenal health over these years. She has a really good new book out with several of the latest insights about stress recovery.   We had a nice talk about this and here are some of the key takeaways:   (0:34 ..read more
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Top COVID-19 Myths with Dr. Susan Wilder
Medical Myths, Legends & Fairytales
by Dr Alan Christianson
2y ago
Between the latest online fads and the crazy media headlines, it’s easier than ever to get confused about your health. If you want to make better decisions about your health today so you can feel better and live longer, you’ve come to the right place.   We all still have so many unanswered questions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The information we’re given today can contradict the messages we were told yesterday, and it feels harder than ever to know which voices to listen to.    I had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Susan Wilder about some of the biggest myths surrounding t ..read more
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