Ep. 24 Dr.-Alan-Christianson-On-The-Adrenals-Gluten-And Iodine

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Hey, Thyroid Nation (Thrivers, Warriors and Survivors),

In Episode #24, we talk with special guest, Dr. Alan Christianson, best-selling author of The Adrenal Reset Diet, Healing Hashimoto’s, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Thyroid Disease.

We Discuss:
  • Symptoms of thyroid disease despite “normal” levels
  • Tests to run for thyroid
  • Antibody levels and their relevance
  • What is Hashimoto’s?
  • Iodine
  • Gluten
In Brief:
    • Normal test results but symptoms (e.g. fatigue, weight gain, muscle soreness) persist — why? (13:20)
    • Hashimoto’s (20:00)
    • “A lack of thyroid antibodies is not a lack of Hashimoto’s” – Dr. Alan Christianson (21:00)
    • Fluctuating antibody levels might not be relevant (28:00)
    • At what point are high antibodies a problem? Levels in the 4-digits (e.g. 2000 or greater) may have impacts on fertility and cognitive function (28:19)
    • Thyroglobulin testing is important for thyroid cancer detection (29:15)
    • Iodine (35:00)
    • Iodine present in thyroid medication (58:00)
    • Adrenals — Cortisol, etc. (1:04:00)
    • Carbs at night (1:08:00)
    • Gluten (1:08:00)


The Adrenal Reset Diet
Healing Hashimoto’s
The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Thyroid Disease.
Congenital Hypothyroidism

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