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Thyroid Answers podcast is focused on providing answers to the most common question people who have a thyroid problems and thyroid symptoms need and want answers to. The podcast is hosted by Dr Eric Balcavage and Dr Erica Riggleman. Both are doctors of functional medicine, chiropractors and certified nutrition specialists. Their practices focus on helping people with thyroid conditions improve their symptoms and regain their health using functional medicine.

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Thyroid Answers podcast is focused on providing answers to the most common question people who have a thyroid problems and thyroid symptoms need and want answers to. The podcast is hosted by Dr Eric Balcavage and Dr Erica Riggleman. Both are doctors of functional medicine, chiropractors and certified nutrition specialists. Their practices focus on helping people with thyroid conditions improve their symptoms and regain their health using functional medicine.

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Listen if you truly want to learn how to correct thyroid issues

By AdventureBlondie - Mar 09 2019
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I’m so grateful for the info these doctors dish out! The Thyroid can be affected by SO many different mechanisms, and by listening, one can get a TRUE path to dismantling their own health issues &/or gain insights they may have missed in helping others - its a complex topic for sure but I respect these doctors greatly for not withholding the insights - great content & highly recommend!!

Brady Wirick

By Brady Wirick - Apr 19 2017
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I've known both of these docs for some time. They are both great and I love this podcast!

iTunes Ratings

37 Ratings
Average Ratings
30
3
2
0
2

Listen if you truly want to learn how to correct thyroid issues

By AdventureBlondie - Mar 09 2019
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I’m so grateful for the info these doctors dish out! The Thyroid can be affected by SO many different mechanisms, and by listening, one can get a TRUE path to dismantling their own health issues &/or gain insights they may have missed in helping others - its a complex topic for sure but I respect these doctors greatly for not withholding the insights - great content & highly recommend!!

Brady Wirick

By Brady Wirick - Apr 19 2017
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I've known both of these docs for some time. They are both great and I love this podcast!
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Thyroid Answers Podcast

Updated 12 days ago

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Thyroid Answers podcast is focused on providing answers to the most common question people who have a thyroid problems and thyroid symptoms need and want answers to. The podcast is hosted by Dr Eric Balcavage and Dr Erica Riggleman. Both are doctors of functional medicine, chiropractors and certified nutrition specialists. Their practices focus on helping people with thyroid conditions improve their symptoms and regain their health using functional medicine.

Rank #1: Thyroid Answers #17: Histamine Intolerance, Ketosis and Hypothyroidism

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Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss the Ketogenic Lifestyle and Hypothyroidism in this interview with their colleague Dr. Emily Hecker.

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet. Ketosis is a metabolic state characterized by raised levels of ketone bodies in the body tissues, which is typically pathological in conditions such as diabetes, or may be the consequence of a diet that is very low in carbohydrates.

https://vimeo.com/226900843

Jul 25 2017
59 mins
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Rank #2: Thyroid Answers #4: Hypothyroidism & Weight Challenges

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One of the most common complaints for people with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism is that they have difficulty with weight loss. This is even true for people who are taking thyroid replacement hormone, exercising and eating well. It seems that no matter what they do, the weight will not budge. Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss the myths of diet and exercise that may be making your thyroid symptoms worse.

https://vimeo.com/199386318

Jan 13 2017
51 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 49: Autoimmune Protocol and Hypothyroidism with Mickey Trescott

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Drs. Eric Balcavage and Erica Riggleman discuss Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, and the Autoimmune Protocol with Mickey Trescott.

This interview is loaded with amazing information that every person who is struggling with hypothyroid symptoms needs to listen. Topics include:

  • What is the Autoimmune Protocol
  • Beyond food on the Autoimmune Protocol
  • The biggest challenges for those on the AIP
  • The biggest misunderstandings about AIP
  • The two phases of the AIP
  • The three phases of AIP
  • Three tips for those starting the AIP 
  • More ...

Mickey Trescott, NTP prides herself in finding creative solutions to preparing, cooking, and succeeding on allergen-free diets. She is a certified nutritional therapy practitioner and author of the best-selling guide to the Autoimmune Protocol, The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook. With her partner Angie Alt, she co-authored The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, an award-winning guide that teaches a whole-lifestyle approach to healing from autoimmune disease. Her newest release, The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen focuses on nutrient density, an often overlooked aspect to deep healing with food.

Jul 16 2019
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #4: Episode 39: Interview with the Thyroid Dietician, Tina Christoudias Spyrou

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In this episode of Thyroid Answers Podcast Dr Eric Balcavage and Dr Erica Riggleman interview Dietician Tina Christoudias Spyrou. Tina is known as the Thyroid Dietician.

Tina Christoudias Spyrou is a Harvard-trained functional registered dietitian who through her own struggles with Hashimoto's has learned to incorporate more holistic lifestyle and nutrition practices for her patients. She is an Autoimmune Paleo Certified Coach, a functional medicine practitioner in training, an avid speaker on health and disease within her community with international podcast and local television appearances, and a passionate advocate for thyroid patients. She is the creator and host of the Thyroid Healing Summit, which will take place in Cyprus, 2020. Tina is the author of the book, "Tired of Feeling Tired?" which is a book that helps patients to understand how nutrition can play a significant role in improving hypothyroid symptoms. Through consulting, writing, speaking, and workshops, her hope is that she will be able to inspire and enable as many as possible to take their health into their own hands and be an advocate for themselves in their health journey.

In this episode of Thyroid Answers the topics covered include:

  • The problems with current conventional advice on nutrition

  • The problems with conventional dietary recommendations for people with hypothyroidism

  • The best nutritional advice for those dealing with hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, and chronic hypothyroid symptoms

  • The link between diet and hypothyroidism and hashimoto's

  • The most common nutrient deficiencies seen in Hashimoto's patients and how do you address them

  • The AIP diet 

  • And much more ...

If you have hypothyroidism, chronic hypothyroid symptoms, Hashimoto's, have question about diet and nutrition for hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's you need to listen to this episode of Podcast!

For more information about Tina:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thethyroiddietician

Instagram: @thyroiddietician

Website: www.thethyroiddietician.com

Feb 15 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #5: Thyroid Answers #2: Why are my Labs Normal?

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Many patients complain to their doctors of common hypothyroid symptoms yet because their TSH falls in the ‘normal’ range, their thyroid is declared normal. Patients will walk into their doctors’ offices complaining of fatigue, weight gain, and depression, and their doctors will pass them prescriptions for sleeping pills and anti-depressants and tell them to just exercise more, instead of recognizing the underlying thyroid issue. Learn why a full thyroid physiology panel is critical for the proper diagnosis of your thyroid condition.

https://vimeo.com/196898633

Dec 27 2016
25 mins
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Rank #6: Thyroid Answers #27: Weight loss, the Ketogenic Diet, and Hypothyroidism

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In Episode 27 of Thyroid Answers Podcast, Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman interview Alessandro Ferretti. He is a well respected nutritionist, researcher, and expert in the ketogenic diet and ketogenic lifestyle. They discuss some of truths and myths surrounding the ketogenic diet.

Alex explains why the "eat less and exercise more" does not work for many people and especially those with hypothyroidism. We go into some detail on why those with hypothyroidism struggle to burn fat and lose weight.

https://youtu.be/CdANpwHuG9s

Feb 24 2018
58 mins
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Rank #7: Thyroid Answers #29: Hypothyroidism and Stress

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In Episode 29 of Thyroid Answers Podcast, Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman interview Naturopath, Dr. Doni Wilson on the connection between stress and Hypothyroidism.

The doctors discuss: - What stress is - How stress impacts the body - How stress impacts thyroid physiology - Stress and the 'Cell Danger Response" - Warnings signs of stress - Steps to better manage stress

DR. DONI WILSON, N.D. is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, natural health expert, nutritionist, midwife and author who believes it is possible to be healthy, even when we are stressed. After experiencing and recovering from stress herself, Dr. Doni wrote a book called "The Stress Remedy.” In that book she redefines stress to include toxins, food sensitivities, and lack of sleep. She explains how stress causes adrenal distress, leaky gut, and blood sugar imbalances. And she offers expert guidance on how to reclaim optimal health with the approach she has used to help thousands of patients. She specializes in gluten sensitivity, intestinal permeability, adrenal stress, insulin resistance, neurotransmitter imbalances, hypothyroidism, women’s health issues, autoimmunity and genetic variations called “SNPs”, such as MTHFR, which can have a profound impact upon your health. For nearly 20 years, she has helped women, men and children overcome their most perplexing health challenges and achieve their wellness goals by crafting individualized strategies that address the whole body and the underlying causes of health issues. Dr. Doni is frequently called upon to discuss her approach in the media, as well as at both public and professional events. She writes a blog that you can find at DrDoni.com.

https://youtu.be/HIOg5ENx4J8

Apr 08 2018
55 mins
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Rank #8: Thyroid Thursday E77: Can Low TSH Make It Difficult To Lose Weight?

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Dr Balcavage will now be adding his Thyroid Thursday Topics to the podcast. These are short discussions about individual topics that relate to thyroid physiology and function.

In this Thursday's edition he discusses why hypothyroid patients taking thyroid hormone medication and have low TSH levels have difficulty losing weight. If you are taking thyroid medication, have low TSH and have difficulty losing weight you might want to listen to this episode of Thyroid Thursday.

Dec 13 2018
8 mins
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Rank #9: Thyroid Answers #32: 10 Things You May Be Doing That Are Making Your Hypothyroid or Hashimoto's Condition Worse

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In this episode Dr Eric and Dr Erica discuss common things you may be doing to improve your thyroid and overall health but, may actually be making you worse. Many things that we do to improve our health can be beneficial but at times can have unintended consequences.

This podcast is likely to ruffle some feathers. Some of this information is likely to contradict what you have been told or learned.

Make sure you listen to the full podcast to understand why the doctors are telling you these top 10 things may be causing problems for you.

https://vimeo.com/281506585

Jul 24 2018
49 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 47: Hypothyroidism and the Autoimmune Protocol with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne

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Drs. Eric Balcavage and Erica Riggleman discuss the Autoimmune Protocol and Hypothyroidism with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne PHD.

This interview is loaded with amazing information that every person who is struggling with hypothyroid symptoms and considering the AI protocol needs to hear. Topics include:

  • What is the Autoimmune Protocol
  • Autoimmune vs Paleo Diet
  • Factors causing Cellular stress and autoimmunity
  • How long should someone be on the autoimmune protocol
  • How and when to reintroduce foods
  • Diet vs toolbox
  • More ....

Award-winning public speaker, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned health expert, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD (aka The Paleo Mom) believes the key to reversing the current epidemics of chronic disease is scientific literacy. She creates educational resources to help people regain their health through diet and lifestyle choices informed by the most current evidenced-based scientific research.

Jun 04 2019
56 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 40: Hypothyroidism and Hormone Imbalances with Dr Tara Scott

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In this episode of Thyroid Answers Podcast Dr Eric Balcavage and Dr Erica Riggleman interview Dr Tara Scott. The doctors take another dive into the connection between hypothyroidism and hormone imbalances.

The doctors cover a broad range of topics including:

  • Biggest challenges of the medical model
  • Why hypothyroid patients struggle in the medical model
  • Evaluation of thyroid physiology
  • Impact estrogen and estrogen imbalances on thyroid physiology
  • Pros and cons of Bio-identical Hormones
  • Relationship between cortisol and thyroid physiology
  • Best way to evaluate hormones: blood, urine, saliva

TARA D. SCOTT, MD, FACOG, FAAFM, ABOIM, CNMP Fellow of American College of OB/GYN; Advanced Fellow and certified in Anti-aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine; Board Certified, American Board of Integrative Medicine, Certified Menopause Practitioner through the North American Menopause Society; Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Northeast Ohio Medical University; Chief Medical Officer, Revitalize Medical Group, Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Summa Health Systems.

Dr. Tara Scott graduated from Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine and completed her residency with Summa Health Systems at Akron City Hospital in Ohio. She recently "retired" from OB/GYN after almost 20 years to focus on functional and integrative medicine. . She is an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University, where she teaches OB/GYN  residents.

Dr. Scott is a certified menopause practitioner with the North American Menopause Society and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She first became involved with hormone and integrative medicine while practicing as an OB/GYN. Her empathy for patients experiencing hormone-related issues led her to become trained as an advanced fellow and certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. The evidence-based practices she employed helped many patients conquer chronic wellness issues.  She then started Revitalize Medical Group, where she serves as the Chief Medical Officer. In 2016 she obtained an additional board certification in Integrative Medicine.  Dr. Scott is passionate about educating the medical community on the advances in evidence-based hormone therapy. She lectures around the community to raise awareness about wellness and hormone balance. She recently got appointed as Medical Director for Summa Health in Akron, OH where she will develop and run and Integrative Medicine program.

Office: Revitalize Medical Group

             51 Park West Blvd, Suite 100

             Akron, OH 44320

             (855) 829-8315

www.revitalizemed.com

https://www.facebook.com/revitalizemed/

Mar 01 2019
51 mins
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Rank #12: Thyroid Answers #6: Hashimoto’s Disease & Autoimmunity

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Hashimoto’s Disease, an autoimmune disorder, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. It is thought that up to 90% of all cases of Hypothyroidism are caused by Hashimoto’s. Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman discuss what it is, why it occurs, the different treatment approaches, and what you can do to improve your thyroid physiology and your restore your health.

https://vimeo.com/204098991

Feb 12 2017
29 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 45: What's Driving Hashimoto's with Dr Lacey Chittle

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Drs. Eric Balcavage and Erica Riggleman discuss what is driving Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism with Dr. Lacey Chittle. .

Dr Chittle explains her transition from physical therapist to functional medicine and her personal struggles with chronic hypothyroid symptoms, cellular hypothyroidism, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. 

Topics covered in this podcast include:

  • The true root cause of your thyroid disease, understanding the 3 triggers for autoimmunity
  • Triggers of hypothyroidism and autoimmunity including: genetic predisposition, leaky gut, stressful life event, hormonal shift, bacterial/viral/fungal, environmental toxins and foods.
  • Food sensitivities how to address and heal as many as is possible.
  • Answer the questions regarding 100% adherence to elimination diets
  • Antigen clearance, how long does it take ? 6wks to 6months?
  • Do I have to be gluten, dairy, soy, corn free forever?
  • The AIP diet, is it the best diet and is it forever or for a period of time?
  • Environmental toxins in water, air, self care products and what action steps can be taken to clean these things up.
  • Metabolic dysregulation commonly seen in thyroid disease. 

Dr. Lacey Chittle is a Functional Medicine practitioner who specializes in "tough/mystery" cases, when the other specialists have thrown up their hands and don't know what the cause of the symptoms are, they come to her.

The most common patient symptoms she sees includes fatigue, pain, digestive issues and autoimmune diseases, however some seek her guidance after they haven’t been feeling like themselves for the last few years and want to return to optimum functioning. She consults with individuals worldwide guided them to reclaim their health utilizing a root cause approach.

Before becoming a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dr. Lacey Chittle was a physical therapist specializing pediatric pain and genetic syndromes, and prior that she was a personal fitness trainer.

She is a lifelong athlete and all around type A lady who was incapacitated by mysterious illness. At the height of her illness she lost partial vision,  had impairments in kidney function, and inflammation of the heart, as well as symptoms of chronic pain, debilitating fatigue, dysautonomia, and digestive disorders before healing herself through Functional Medicine.

Dr. Lacey Chittle feels she was divinely lead to this work. It is both her passion and honor to help others reclaim vibrant health so they may live their best lives.

Website: http://www.drlaceychittle.com

Instagram: @dr.laceychittle

Facebook: @drchittlehealthandwellness 

Complementary Health Consult:    http://www.drlaceychittle.com/complimentary-consultation

Apr 30 2019
46 mins
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Rank #14: Thyroid Answers #22: The Thyroid - SIBO Connection

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In Episode 22 of Thyroid Answers Podcast, Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman interview Dr. Nirala Jacobi regarding Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth and the connection to thyroid physiology.

Dr. Jacobi is undoubtedly one of the leaders in the world of SIBO. She has an amazing amount of knowledge regarding SIBO and functional medicine. This podcast is loaded with great information regarding SIBO, GI tract dysfunction and the connection with hypothyroidism and thyroid physiology.

https://vimeo.com/240402578

Oct 29 2017
48 mins
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Rank #15: Thyroid Answers #11: Hypothyroidism and Gluten Connection?

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Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Erica Riggleman are joined by Gluten Free Expert Jennifer Fugo in this episode of Thyroid Answers Podcast.

Jennifer is Certified Health Coach and expert in gluten free living. She is the author of The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper and she hosts her own podcast called Gluten Free School. She is also the founder of glutenfreeschool.com a great website with loads of resources on how to be gluten free the right way. This episode of the podcast is loaded with great practical information!

https://vimeo.com/213689904

Apr 18 2017
1 hour 11 mins
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