Rank #1: Episode 27: Discussion with Alessandro Ferretti on weight loss, the ketogenic diet, and Hypothyroidism
Drs. Eric Balcavage and Erica Riggleman interview Alessandro Ferretti. He is a well respected nutritionist, researcher, and expert in the ketogenic diet and ketogenic lifestyle. 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. www.thyroidproblemsdoctor.com, www.chronicconditionrecoverycenter.com
Rank #2: Episode 2: Why Your Labs Are Normal But You Still Have Hypothyroid Symptoms
In Episode 2 of the Thyroid Answers Podcast Dr Eric Balcavage and Dr Eric Riggleman discuss the many reasons you can have hypothyroid symptoms but have normal blood panels. Some of the reasons include: incomplete thyroid panels, lab ranges that are too broad, and doctors not understanding what lab markers really represent. They discuss the cause of hypothyroid symptoms is insufficient thyroid hormone getting into the tissues. This can occur for even with normal lab ranges and a healthy thyroid gland. Drs. Eric and Erica cover this really common question in detail and provide some solutions.
Rank #3: Episode 17: Interview with Dr Emily Hecker
Drs. Eric Balcavage and Erica Riggleman discuss Histamine Intolerance, Leaky Gut Syndrome, and Ketogenic Lifestyle and Hypothyroidism in this interview with their colleague Dr. Emily Hecker.
Rank #4: Episode 4: Hypothyroidism and Weight Loss
Drs. Eric and Erica discuss the challenges people with hypothyroidism have with weight loss. They discuss the difference between weight loss, fat loss, and the connection with thyroid hormones.
Rank #5: Episode 19: Dr. Carrie Jones, The DUTCH Test, And All Things Hormone
Drs. Eric Balcavage and Erica Riggleman discuss Hypothyroidism, the DUTCH Test, and all things hormone with Dr. Carrie Jones, the medical director of Precision Analytical. Dr Jones is an expert in hormone physiology. The doctors discuss: The DUTCH Test Estrogen physiology Androgens Adrenal physiology Why Adrenal fatigue doesn't really exist The link between thyroid physiology and cortisol metabolism Cortisol vs cortisone There is so much information loaded into this podcast you will want to listen to it multiple times. Dr. Carrie Jones, ND, MPH is a naturopathic doctor whose passion and expertise lies in the areas of hormonal, adrenal, and thyroid health. She recognizes that imbalance can occur at any age and believes it is important to look at the big picture such as the appropriate use of lab testing. Dr. Jones graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon then went on to complete her residency in women’s health, endocrinology and hormones. Later she graduated from Grand Canyon University’s Master of Public Health program with a goal of doing more international work and health empowerment. Dr. Jones is an adjunct professor at NUNM and regularly consults, lectures, and writes on the topic of hormones, thyroid, adrenals, digestive issues, autoimmune and more both nationally and internationally. As the Medical Director for Precision Analytical, Inc., her goals are to provide ongoing cutting edge integrative clinical education to the large network of providers paving the way of healthcare with functional medicine.
Rank #6: Episode 28: Listener Q & A with Dr Eric and Dr Erica
Drs. Eric Balcavage and Erica Riggleman answer some important questions posed by listeners of the Thyroid Answers Podcast.
Rank #7: Episode 26: Discussion with Dr Ben Lynch Regarding Dirty Genes and Hypothyroidism
Drs. Eric Balcavage and Erica Riggleman Interview Dr. Ben Lynch regarding his recently published book "Dirty Genes". The discussion is loaded with amazing content regarding his revolutionary take on addressing gene polymorphisms.
Rank #8: Episode 6: Hashimoto's Autoimmunity
Drs. Eric and Erica discuss Hashimoto's Autoimmunity. Hashimoto's is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. It is thought that up to 90% of all cases of Hypothyroidism are caused by Hashimoto's. The doctors discuss what it is, why it occurs, the different treatment approaches, and what you can do to improve your thyroid physiology and your health.
Rank #9: Episode 9: How Estrogen Impacts Thyroid Hormone Function
Drs. Eric Balcavage and Erica Riggleman discuss how estrogen impacts thyroid hormone function. Estrogen impacts thyroid hormone physiology via multiple pathways. Estrogen can reduce iodide uptake by the gland, reducing the production of thyroid hormone. Estrogen can increase thyroid hormone binding globulin (THBG) limiting the amount of free thyroid hormone available for use. The doctors will discuss these two mechanisms as well as a few others. The doctors will discuss what causes estrogen imbalances, and how to best test hormone levels. The preferred test by DR Erica and Dr Eric is the DUTCH Test from Precision Analytical. www.DUTCHtest.com. The doctors also discuss what you can do to improve you estrogen, hormone, and thyroid levels.
Rank #10: Episode 22: The Thyroid - SIBO Connection
Drs. Eric Balcavage and Erica Riggleman Interview Dr. Nirala Jacobi regarding Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth and the connection to thyroid physiology. Some of the topics discussed include: 1. What is SIBO and what are the symtoms 2. What are the underlying drivers or causes of SIBO 3. What is the Bi-phasic Diet protocol 4. How do you test for SIBO 5. What are some treatment strategies 6. How are SIBO and Hypothryoidism connected?