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Fatigue, inflammation, weight loss resistance, sleepless nights and chronic disease....can it all be caused by an overtaxed immune system?
Your immune system is your body’s “guard”. It is able to identify what belongs in your body and what doesn’t. When it finds an “invader” such as a virus, bacteria or heavy metals – its job is to disable them, allowing the body to live and function optimally. Unfortunately, sometimes the immune system gets overloaded and becomes unable to do its job properly. It then begins to target healthy tissues, a situation that, if it persists can often lead to an autoimmune disease or autoimmunity.
More than 23 million Americans suffer from autoimmunity, which makes it the third most common category of illness in the United States after cancer and heart disease. Some of the most common autoimmune diseases include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroid disease, along with Allergies and Asthma.
Unless this problem of a dysfunctional immune system is addressed at the ROOT, no amount of intervention will cause the invader to retreat.
Join us as we speak with Erica Jurasits, DO as she talks about what the very first step to healing is and how genetics, lifestyle, environmental factors and stress causes dysfunction in the body.
Dr. Jurasits, founder of Integrative Healing Wellness in Port Jefferson and board certified in Family Medicine uses a patient centered approach to find the “root cause” of illness and brings your body back into balance.
Come see Dr. Jurasits speak live at the upcoming NAVEL Expo November 8th as well as many other wellness oriented, prevention minded doctors and healers.
On the next Small Changes Big Shifts, it’s a roundtable discussion on battling and dealing with autoimmune disease. Jill Grunewald, an Integrative Nutrition and Hormone Coach, founder of Healthful Elements LLC, and author of the Fire Your Thyroid ebook, educational series, and home study course takes part in the discussion along with three women joining Dr. Michelle Robin in studio, Denise Henning, Crystal Jenkins and Karen Zecy who all have learned through diet and medication how to deal with and even thrive despite their autoimmune diseases.
To hear more shows and to learn about the host, visit online at http://www.drmichellerobin.com/
Guest: Certified Nutrition Consultant Caitlin Weeks (GrassFedGirl.com)
Author, Mediterranean Paleo Cooking, Over 125 Fresh Coastal Recipes for a Relaxed Gluten-Free Lifestyle
Hosted by The Real Food Revivalist, Erin Chamerlik
Get Better Wellness, Inc. www.GetBetterWellness.com Brentwood, TN
As the Real Food Revivalist, I believe that many of the "modern" diseases of our society are the result of factors that we can influence or control. On this show we talk about real food for real life. How to make changes that matter. It is time to get back to an ancestral way of eating and stop taking our nutrition advice from those who are not science-based.
One-on-one consultations provided local and long distance, in person or via the telephone or internet.
I use Real Food nutrition and quality supplementation to help improve and reverse many chronic health conditions.
My plan will help you uncover hidden food sensitivities, detect candida overgrowth, dysbiosis, and leaky gut. You will have a solid plan to heal your digestive tract and restore health and vitality.
On this episode of The Period Party, Nat and Nicole interview Dr. Lara Briden, a Naturopathic Doctor with 20 years experience in women's health and the author of the Period Repair Manual.
Here is what we cover in this episode:
The role of your thyroid in a woman's health
How is your thyroid connected to your menstrual and reproductive issues (painful, heavy periods, trouble getting pregnant)
The tests you should get to determine if your thyroid is not functioning properly - hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, hashimotos.
Simple solutions to begin improving your thyroid and reproductive health
Dr. Briden sees the body as a pragmatic, regenerative system that knows what to do as soon as it’s given the right support. She has an incredibly informative blog and currently practices in Sydney, Australia. Find her at http://www.larabriden.com/.
Join Danna and Tiffany Mladinich as they talk with special guest Dr. John A. Robinson of DrJohnARobinson.com and the founder of ThyroZone where he focuses his medical specialization on conditions of altered metabolism, particularly hormone imbalances and thyroid disease. He has developed a unique and refreshing approach to the treatment of thyroid disease called ThyroZone where patients find real solutions for their thyroid and metabolism issues. He is also the author of The Hormone Zone.
It's going to be a wonderfully, informative show! Join us! Also, please check out our Radio Show Facebook Group, Hashi's & Graves Thyroid Nation RADIO, where we share updated guest info, answer questions, ask questions and help empower each other.
I had a great conversation on the podcast with Dr. Jolene Brighten, ND about thyroid conditions, and how they effect our fertility, our baby's health and our own post-partum health.
I would say that we speak the most on the subject of post-partum, as it's a subject close to my own heart, as well as Jolene's, who discovered well past childbirth that she had post-partum autoimmune thyroiditis.
One thing I think is important to understand deeply is that our reproductive stages are linked, and minding this continuum is critical to our health as we try to conceive, carry a child, and then support a new baby.
Dr. Brighten talks about:
Why and which thyroid markers to test pre-conception
How an untreated thyroid condition can lead to miscarriage and developmental deficits
Why it's important to test thyroid markers in weeks 6-12 of pregnancy if you are autoimmune thyroid
Why changes in our immune system potentiate thyroid imbalance after childbirth
Which underlaying factors to consider of you have autoimmune thyroid
Why getting support is needed for post-partum health complaints
If you are an autoimmune mom, a mom suffering with post-partum symptoms, a woman diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis, or someone curious about thyroid disorders (which are highly on the rise in women,) I think you'll benefit from the info-packed interview with Dr. Brighten.
To learn more about Dr. Brighten, visit drbrighten.com.
Join Danna and Tiffany as they talk with Dr. Steven Hotze, founder of HotzeHWC.com, Hotze Vitamins and Best-Selling Author of Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness: The Riddle of Illness Revealed.
We'll be takihg LIVE questions via a thread on our Facebook Group, Hashi's & Graves Thyroid Nation RADIO and he'll be giving away a copy of his book, to one lucky winner. (I have a copy, too!)
He'll share how he started in the medical field and how he got to where he is today. He'll help us understand the fibromyalgia and thyroid connection. As well as how hormone imbalances are a big part of thyroid issues. Dr. Hotze will also discuss how and why weight gain and weight loss is such a problem with thyroid disease sufferers.
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In this show you’ll learn:
How the Gut-Thyroid-Immune Connection impacts your energy and what you can do to restore balance.
What your Gut Bacteria has to do with your Thyroid, and how to rebuild, repair, and restore your energy by feeding your microbiome
How you can heal the Gut-Thyroid Axis and recover from autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Hippocrates said: “All disease begins in the gut.” 2,500 years later we’re just beginning to understand how right he was. And hypothyroidism is no exception. Poor gut health can suppress thyroid function and trigger Hashimoto’s disease, and low thyroid function can lead to an inflamed and leaky gut.
Join Dr. Ritamarie as she discusses the influence of thyroid hormones on the gut. Low thyroid hormones make it difficult to heal the gut, and an inflamed and leaky gut contributes to just about every disease there is, including hypothyroidism. Fixing the gut is often the first – and most important step.
Dr. Ritamarie is the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, and has over 23 years of clinical experience as a functional medicine practitioner and clinical nutritionist.
Today I'm chatting with a mother who not only had to overcome her own health challenges, including Thyroid disease and "wicked PMS", but also had to find delicious and unique ways to transform her kitchen and home into a safe and healthy haven for her whole family. Meet Cindy Santa Ana...
"By age 25, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (an autoimmune thyroid disease). I didn’t give my diagnosis a second thought. I took my prescribed medication and assumed that feeling tired, cold and headachy was my new way of life.
I also suffered from frequent migraines, chronic bronchitis and low energy...
Years later, after having two children, I became very tired all the time, had horrible allergies, frequent colds, sinus infections and bronchitis as well as frequent migraines, wicked PMS and high cholesterol. I was also about forty-five pounds overweight and was falling apart by the time I hit forty years old!" - Cindy Santa Ana, Unprocessed Living
Listen in to hear the next part of the story - how Cindy took back her health and got her family on board too!
You can buy Cindy's book on Amazon here.
And learn more about Cindy on her website: www.unlockbetterhealth.com
If you have Hashimoto's but haven't gone into remission (it's possbile!), then I recommend you tune into this show. If you have a thyroid disorder, but haven't been checked for anti-thyroid antibodies, tune in as well.
If you have unexplained fatigue or an inability to lose weight, then listen in to learn if your thyroid may be involved. Lastly, if you'd like to avoid autoimmune diseases in your future, come and learn more about how these diseases progress, so you can make the best choices now.
Izabella Wentz was a young woman, newly married and professionally trained as a pharmacist, when she found out she had Hashimoto's Thyroiditits, an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system is mistakenly attacking the thyroid gland.
She began a passionate exploration on the origins of this disease, and began to journal her findings and self-experiments. Her efforts got her into remission, and also produced her in-depth book, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause. Her book was a 2014 New York Times Bestseller in the health category.
What she discovered was that her disease process had begun many years earlier, with symptoms like frequent colds and an irritable gut. She also discovered the way to unwind her symptoms and ultimately halt the progression of the disease. Check out Izabella's website here.
Join Danna and Tiffany as they talk with Mary Shomon, Thyroid Advocate, Epert at About.com, Best-Selling Author of many, including:
She'll share her personal thyroid health journey and discuss some key facts about thyroid medication that some patients don't know about. She'll give a few tips for having more successful doctors appoinments. She'll also discuss newer therapies including LDN, autologus stem cells. Great Show! Be sure to tune in!
www.GratefulGarden.biz and www.ThyroidNation.com
True healing begins with TLC. If you’re like me, life with a thyroid or autoimmune disorder has been a bumpy, discouraging ride. It can feel like no one is listening and that even your doctors don’t really get it. Sometimes you just want to give up. It doesn’t have to be this way. The many (many!) symptoms of thyroid, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases can be dramatically reduced or even eliminated by reconnecting to your body’s own healing ability. I know because I’ve done it and in this book, I show you how to jump start your healing so you can live the vibrant life you desire. If your experience of health care has been frustrating and impersonal, with rushed office visits, a trickle of information and an avalanche of prescriptions, then prepare yourself for something quite different. Complex problems need loving solutions. You can reverse or even eliminate thyroid, autoimmune and inflammatory dysfunction as I have done by using the powerful tools of self-love and self-care. In Healing Hashimoto’s Naturally, we delve into what healing is and how to do it. My holistic approach to healing means taking the time to know you, to address your unique mind, body and spirit to resolve disorders that many mistakenly consider “incurable.” I invite you to dive in to my story. I think you’ll see some of yourself amongst these pages.
yourbestthyroidlife.com/ http://thyroidfixin6.com/ http://thyroidlovingcare.com/
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