I am delighted to have Dr. Alan Christianson joining me as my guest for today’s show! Dr. Christianson is a Board-Certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist who focuses on thyroid care. He is also a New York Times bestselling author whose recent titles include The Thyroid Reset Diet. Dr. Christianson is the founding president behind the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American College of Thyroidology. He has featured in countless media appearances, including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Today Show.
Although tons of information about thyroid conditions is available out there, it can be confusing because so much of it is conflicting. Recent findings have shown that much of what we believed to be true in the past has changed. Thyroid disease has also changed. Thyroid cancers, the prevalence of thyroid treatment, and diagnoses for chronic disease have all tripled over the last couple of decades. Fortunately, Dr. Christianson is an incredible resource! He is joining us today to dive into some of the recent discoveries about the causes of thyroid disease and share some encouraging findings. Stay tuned to learn more!
IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
Dr. Christianson talks about the changes that have been happening regarding thyroid disease over the last twenty years.
Dr. Christianson talks about the most important factor for the increase in thyroid disease over the last couple of decades. Understanding it can offer a solution for many people.
How the thyroid works, its physiology, and how iodine interacts with it.
Why there is so much iodine in dairy products.
Dr. Christianson talks about the shift that took place around the mid-1980s that is relevant to thyroid disease.
Everything related to iodine in our body gets filtered through the thyroid function.
What you need to be aware of and understand to make educated decisions about the products you use.
What almost everyone with thyroid problems can do to normalize their thyroid function in a very short time.
Dr. Christianson shares some encouraging findings regarding over and underactive thyroid function.
Dr. Christianson talks about thyroid medicines.
Things you should take into account when having a thyroid test.
What you can do to help support your body.
The various factors that work together to exacerbate thyroid function.
Lifestyle factors that impact thyroid function.
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