Tips to Optimize Your Thyroid Health and Jumpstart Weight Loss
Get ready for some wisdom bombs to drop in today’s podcast episode! NYT bestselling author and naturopathic physician Dr. Alan Christianson joins JJ to talk all about how to lose weight with thyroid disease, and he has a wealth of knowledge to share. Listen as Dr. C explains how to tell if your thyroid could be to blame for a lack of weight loss and why not all thyroid medications are created equal, as well as the best foods to eat with a thyroid condition. Plus, you don’t want to miss the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about thyroid health, including the amount of iodine you need and how your thyroid and adrenals are connected!
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Main Points From Today’s Episode
1. One of the main ways to tell if your thyroid could be responsible for a lack of weight loss is if your weight bounces up and down more than a pound a day. That can be a sign that something is off with how your body is regulating your metabolism.
2. Not all thyroid medications are created equal. One study found that patients burned a difference of between 300-400 calories per day depending on which thyroid medication they were taking.
3. Cholesterol tests were first used as thyroid tests. That’s because there’s a strong connection between your thyroid function and cholesterol levels.
[2:12] Dr. Alan Christianson’s career briefing
[4:38] If you’re struggling with your weight, how do you know if your thyroid is to blame?
[6:21] Not all thyroid medications are created equal.
[7:23] Common signs that your thyroid medication isn’t working for you
[8:28] Cholesterol tests were first used as thyroid tests.
[10:05] How much iodine do you need?
[12:22] Dietary recommendations with thyroid disease: vegan, Paleo, or in between?
[16:09] Wet and dry carbs: the difference between the two.
[18:18] How are your thyroid and adrenals connected?
[19:10] The role of adrenals in weight loss
[22:56] The one thing that makes the biggest difference for Dr. C.
[24:15] Take Dr. Christianson’s free quiz to find out your thyroid symptom score!
[27:44] Scary, but true: sugar is hiding everywhere! Find out which sugars to choose and which to lose in the Sugar Impact Diet.
[28:17] Listener’s question: How do you know if you have adrenal issues?
[29:05] Adrenal testing and what your results mean
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