Feeling drained all the time? Dealing with unexpected weight gain or feeling low and can’t figure out why? Could your thyroid be the culprit? Even more surprising — could it be impacting your bone health?
Many misconceptions are floating around about thyroid health, from the role of iodine in your diet to whether or not medication is needed for thyroid issues. It can be challenging to separate fact from fiction.
If you’re searching for clear and accurate information about your thyroid, then you’re in the right place!
I recently sat down with Dr. Alan Christianson, a board-certified naturopathic endocrinologist and New York Times bestselling author. We had an enlightening discussion about all things related to thyroid health, diving deep into its functions, why it’s so crucial, and how to spot the signs when something might be off.
This conversation is brimming with useful knowledge you can apply immediately. Don’t miss the chance to understand your health and wellness better!
0:00 – Episode start
2:01 – Discover Dr. Christianson’s inspiring journey to becoming a New York Times bestselling author and leading expert.
3:39 – Find out why Dr. Christianson developed a keen interest in thyroid health.
4:52 – Explore the vital functions of the thyroid gland and learn how to identify thyroid issues.
5:43 – Know how to spot signs of thyroid problems and understand their impact on your overall health.
6:22 – Uncover the reasons behind abnormal thyroid growth and its effects on the body.
7:36 – Explore the link between thyroid nodules and the potential development of thyroid cancer.
8:10 – Understand the various tests used to assess thyroid health and identify potential problems.
11:16 – Discover the fascinating connection between thyroid health and strong bones.
12:01 – Find out what levels of thyroid hormone are ideal for your well-being.
12:45 – Discover why thyroid medication might not be the right choice for everyone.
14:15 – Take a closer look at different conventional and natural medications for thyroid issues.
16:33 – Uncover the dangers of excessive iodine intake and why some individuals should limit their consumption.
18:44 – Find out which foods contain high levels of iodine and may unknowingly contribute to excess intake.
20:02 – Learn how iodine can find its way into dairy products and affect your intake.
20:53 – Discover factors that can decrease your iodine levels.
21:59 – Dive into the debate surrounding high-dose iodine usage and its potential benefits or risks.
23:23 – Learn about the importance of limiting iodine intake for certain individuals.
24:24 – Explore the essential nutrients and dietary factors for optimal thyroid health.
25:23 – Get a sneak peek into Dr. Christianson’s book, “The Thyroid Reset Diet,” and what it has to offer.
28:46 – Explore the resources and books available from Dr. Christianson to support your health journey.
30:53 – Get a taste of the “Hormone Healing Cookbook” and its delicious recipes.
32:10 – Find out where to access Dr. Christianson’s resources and connect with him.
33:33 – Don’t miss the three essential takeaways from this conversation that will leave you empowered and informed.
You can find Dr. Alan Christianson’s resources below!
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About Dr. Alan Christianson, ND:
Dr. Alan Christianson, ND is a Board Certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist who focuses on Thyroid care. He is a New York Times bestselling author whose recent titles include The Hormone Healing Cookbook and the Thyroid Reset Diet.
Dr. Christianson has been featured on countless media appearances including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Today Show. He is the founding president behind the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American College of Thyroidology.
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