On this week’s episode of The Girlfriend Doctor Show, we had a very special conversation with Dr. Margaret Floyd Barry. Margaret is a functional nutritionist, author, and co-owner of Restorative Wellness Solutions. But more than that, she is a master communicator, and she details how she got started on her journey in the world of functional nutrition.
As someone who has studied hormonal health for quite some time, she shares her story of how she got introduced to the world of functional medicine through battling her own autoimmune disease when she was in her twenties and then again in her diagnosis during her 2nd pregnancy. Margaret emphasizes that diversity always rules, so there’s not going to be a one-size-fits-all as far as cures for autoimmune diseases goes.
Everybody’s physiology is different and we truly need to find out what triggers are causing the most disruption in our microbiome. Margaret also details how one should start in the gut when starting their road to curing the thyroid and other hormonal disruptions. Margaret is truly a knowledgeable doctor and the jewels she drops in this episode are some you do not want to miss, so make sure to tune in!
[8:25] How Margaret became involved in her journey with functional nutrition
[21:11] Identifying the triggers for autoimmune disease
[24:55] Digestive process is one of the most moments in our physiology
[27:05] The difference between hypothyroid and hyperthyroid
[32:00] Margaret got her own autoimmune diagnosis when she was pregnant with her second daughter