by Dr. Anna Cabeca April 01, 2017

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Today’s Couch Talk guest is Amy Myers, M.D.

So delighted to get the opportunity to interview Amy Myers, M.D., author of, “The Thyroid Connection: Why You Feel Tired, Brain-Fogged, and Overweight – and How to Get Your Life Back”.

Did you know that one in eight women suffer from thyroid dysfunction?

During our talk, Dr. Myers shares her own personal thyroid and autoimmune journey. She emphasizes the many vital differences between conventional approaches versus the integrative functional approach to therapy and healing. So interesting; and so important in discovering what is going on in your own body.

Dr. Myers feels the number one thing most people diagnosed with a thyroid dysfunction initially do is wrong. Simply taking medication alone is not the solution.

In contrast, she believes that an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle should be the initial steps to treatment; removing foods that are inflammatory as well as reducing toxicity exposures due to mold, household products, personal care products, systematic infections (such as Lyme disease) and even stress. Mold in particular causes tremendous toxicity and inflammation, including autoimmune issues.

Along with thyroid healing diet and lifestyle changes, the immune system must also be treated. Why?

A vast number of identified thyroid issues are also autoimmune, such as with Hashimoto’s and Graves’ disease. Hashimoto’s is the most common form of underactive thyroid. Graves’ disease is one kind of autoimmune disease where your thyroid over-performs, known as hyperthyroidism.

In our discussion Dr. Myers talks about:

  • The 5 root causes of thyroid dysfunction
  • Why your gut and immune system health are important to thyroid function
  • How stool tests and other self-help checks are key to self-discovery
  • The effect of birth control pills on your thyroid. They can cause you to be hypothyroid, depressed, foggy, and overweight
  • Peri-menopause and menopause thyroid issues
    • Free versus bound hormone tests
    • How estrogen dominance affects the binding thyroid hormone
Dr. Myers's Book - The Thyroid Connection
   
Dr. Myers also shares some personal perspectives on “a day in her life”…and how you just never know what someone else is going through. Enjoyed the talk immensely, please take a moment to listen in!

  

If you are interested in reading her book, The Thyroid Connection, get it here.

  

  

Amy Myers, MD is a renowned leader in Functional Medicine and New York Times Bestselling author ofThe Autoimmune Solution and The Thyroid Connection. She received her Doctorate in Medicine from LSU Health Sciences Center and spent 5 years working in emergency medicine before training with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She has helped thousands around the world recover from chronic illness through her dietary-based program, The Myers Way®, and she has created multiple programs, tools, and free resources to guide readers through her revolutionary approach to health.

  

  

Dr. Anna Cabeca
Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna is a Triple Board Certified OB/GYN and Anti-Aging Medicine expert who helps women heal the 9 most dreadful symptoms of menopause with natural, safe solutions. Follow her for content on hormonal imbalances, vaginal dryness, menopause (and more) that are medically backed, and created to empower women — not just treat them.



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