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Hair loss and Hyperthyroidism

EPISODE 10 Hair loss is very common for those with hyperthyroidism.  And while the elevated thyroid hormone levels are frequently responsible for the hair loss, there can be other factors responsible for this as well.  So in this episode Dr. Eric will discuss some of the different causes of hair loss, and some actions steps you can take. The impact of thyroid hormone imbalances How antithyroid medication can affect hair loss Which nutrient deficiencies can play a role in hair...

Toxic Multinodular Goiter: What You Need To Know

EPISODE 9 While most people with hyperthyroidism have Graves’ disease, some have a condition known as toxic multinodular goiter.  As the name suggests, this condition is characterized by multiple thyroid nodules and a goiter, in the presence of hyperthyroidism.  In this episode Dr. Eric will discuss both conventional and natural approaches to this condition. During this episode you'll learn: How toxic multinodular goiter is diagnosed What causes toxic multinodular goiter Common signs and symptoms of toxic multinodular goiter Conventional and...

Overcoming Thyroid Eye Disease

EPISODE 8 Many people with Graves’ disease also have thyroid eye disease, and can experience symptoms such as eye swelling, bulging, and double vision.  In severe cases of thyroid eye disease conventional treatment methods might be necessary, but in many cases a natural treatment approach can be beneficial.  In this episode I will discuss both conventional and natural treatment options, and so if you have thyroid eye disease you definitely will want to listen to this episode! During this episode you'll...

Graves’ Disease Triggers and the 5-R Protocol

EPISODE 7 While some people with Graves’ disease will get into a temporary state of remission when taking antithyroid medication, in order to truly restore one’s health you need to find and remove the Graves’ disease triggers, as well as heal the gut.  The episode is an introduction to Graves’ disease triggers, and I also discuss the 5-R protocol, which is important for anyone with an increase in intestinal permeability (leaky gut). During this episode you'll learn: The four main categories...

Anxiety and Hyperthyroidism

EPISODE 6 Many people with hyperthyroidism experience anxiety.  Sometimes the anxiety is mild, but other times it can be quite extreme.  And while the elevated thyroid hormone levels associated with anxiety are a common cause, there can be other factors. During this episode you'll learn: The relationship between inflammation and anxiety Which nutrient deficiencies can play a role in anxiety Some of the natural agents that can help to decrease anxiety Action steps you can take Click Here To Subscribe to the Save...

3 Reasons To Avoid Radioactive Iodine

EPISODE 5 Radioactive iodine is commonly recommended by endocrinologists as a treatment for hyperthyroidism.  While conventional treatment methods are sometimes necessary, options such as radioactive iodine and thyroid surgery should be avoided whenever possible, as the goal should be to address the underlying cause of the condition.  That being said, for those who are thinking about radioactive iodine but need further convincing as to why they should avoid it, during this episode I'll discuss three reasons why you'll want to...

Hyperthyroid Diet Tips

EPISODE 4 There are so many different diets out there, and so it’s not surprising that many people with hyperthyroidism wonder which diet they should follow.  While there is no perfect diet for everyone, there is no question that eating well is important for anyone looking to improve their health and achieve a state of remission. During this episode you'll learn: 3 types of diets those with hyperthyroidism should consider following How long should you follow these diets for What should...

Natural Hyperthyroid Symptom Management Tips

EPISODE 3 While many of my patients take antithyroid medication, when I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in 2008, I chose to take a natural approach to manage my symptoms.  I took the herbs bugleweed and motherwort, and they did a wonderful job of managing my symptoms while I worked on addressing the underlying cause of my condition.  And while not everyone can successfully manage their symptoms through the use of herbs, many are able to do this, but they...

Conventional Hyperthyroid Symptom Management

EPISODE 2 Although some people with hyperthyroidism want to do everything they can to avoid antithyroid medication, the truth is that sometimes medication is necessary to manage the hyperthyroid symptoms.  Methimazole is the most common antithyroid medication prescribed, although some people take PTU.  Others will be prescribed beta blockers such as Propranolol or Atenolol, while some people will take both antithyroid meds and beta blockers. Some people have no problem taking medication to manage their symptoms, but they experience side effects. ...

Welcome To The Save My Thyroid Podcast

EPISODE 1 Welcome to the very first episode of the Save My Thyroid podcast! If you have hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease, toxic multinodular goiter, etc.), and are looking to do everything you can to preserve the health of your thyroid gland and regain your health, then you're in the right place.  Unfortunately many endocrinologists recommend radioactive iodine or thyroid surgery as a first option for their hyperthyroid patients, but these treatment methods usually should be the last resort. As you’ll learn during...