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Thyroid Answers podcast is focused on providing answers to the most common question people who have a thyroid problems and thyroid symptoms need and want answers to. The podcast is hosted by Dr Eric Balcavage and Dr Erica Riggleman. Both are doctors of functional medicine, chiropractors and certified nutrition specialists. Their practices focus on helping people with thyroid conditions improve their symptoms and regain their health using functional medicine.
 
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In this episode, I interview Intermittent Fasting expert Cynthia Thurlow. Some of the topics covered include: What Intermittent Fasting is and why it is beneficial 4 faulty nutrition dogmas Why losing weight is not as simple as calories in vs calories out 3 key hormones to fat loss and optimal health Her new book: Intermittent Fasting Transformatio…
 
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast I interview Nathan Hessing the owner of Time Traveler's Bakery. Topics discussed in this episode include: Nathan's personal health journey and how he got into baking sourdough bread. The problem with traditional bread, wheat, and gluten. Gluten-free bread alternatives and what makes them different. The…
 
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I discuss the concept of cellular hypothyroidism with functional nutritional therapist Marek Doyle. Topics discussed include: The common theme at the root of thyroid and chronic health conditions. A common mistake in both allopathic and functional medicine. Adaptive vs "broken" physiology Why focusing…
 
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers podcast, I flip the tables. Instead of me interviewing a guest, Nutritionist Jessie Thomas is asking me some of her questions regarding health and thyroid physiology. Topics discussed: What role do diet and lifestyle play in our cellular health and how does that affect our stress response? How do mood, energy,…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Carrie Jones. If you are one of the few people who has not heard of Dr. Jones, she is a naturopathic physician and one of the best educators on the planet. Especially when it comes to hormones. Hormones are her thing. Dr. Carrie recently made some big changes so I sit down with her to have a candid conversation …
 
In this episode, I discuss hormone balance with functional medicine dietitian Lacey Dunn. In the past year, Lacey released her new book, The Women's Guide to Hormonal Harmony. Topics discussed: Primary issues impacting women's health and hormone regulation. Biggest challenges in allopathic medicine when it comes to diagnosis and treatment of hormon…
 
In this episode, I discuss hypothyroidism, the cell danger response, and micronutrient deficiencies with the organic dietitian, Sara Korzeniewski. Some of the topics covered in the podcast include: What impact do our cells have on thyroid function and our overall health? What things might negatively impact our cell's ability to function optimally? …
 
In this episode, I discuss the low FODMAP diet with frequent guest and co-host Dr. Kelly Halderman. Topics covered in this episode: What FODMAP stands for Foods that are high and low FODMAP Why someone might try a low FODMAP Diet The potential link between high FODMAP foods and GI disorders The potential connection between dysbiosis and the immune …
 
In this episode, I have a conversation with nurse practitioner Christa Elza on PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is an extremely common condition and unbeknownst to many, there are similarities between hypothyroidism and PCOS. In this episode we discuss: What is PCOS? What are common medications prescribed and possible downside of them? What i…
 
In this episode, I chat with UFC veteran Leah Letson. We discuss her involvement in the world of mixed martial arts and the UFC. While Leah is a professional athlete that does not mean she was optimally healthy. We might think that being a professional athlete would mean you are healthy, but what we often see is that professional athletes are often…
 
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, Kelly and I discuss the hormone Leptin and its tie to thyroid physiology and body fat. As with most things in the human body, Leptin is not good or bad. Leptin is critical for optimal physiology. But, when Leptin is too low, or too high, or Leptin signaling is disturbed, the result is often constant h…
 
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers podcast I get into a deep and lengthy discussion with Dr. Miles Nichols to discuss the connection between Anti-Parietal Cell antibodies, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), thyroid physiology, thyroid autoimmunity, and the cell danger response. This is my longest podcast to date. I really like the l…
 
In this episode, Danielle and I discuss disrupting the status quo in thyroid care and health care. We discuss: the challenges in both allopathic and functional medicine the benefits of ALL forms of medicine the definition of health the 5 pillars of health how recovery is possible and more ... Danielle Kepics is an allopathic medicine physician assi…
 
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I discuss how life stress impacts our lives. We discuss how we can help people make positive steps to improve their health and quality of life. What is the role of a health coach? Why making health changes are so difficult? Why simple changes are not always easy? How does the stress of change affect o…
 
In this episode, I have an in-depth discussion with the Raw Girl, Esosa Edosomwan MS, CNS, LDN. We discuss our habits and behaviors and their role in our health and quality of life. In this episode we discuss: The diet wars Habit vs behavior The minimum viable habit Motivation vs discipline How to change habits and behaviors More ... Esosa E., MS, …
 
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I have another discussion with Dr. Donna Mazzola regarding autoimmunity. In this podcast we discuss: The disconnect between nutrition and health Medical greenwashing What autoimmunity is and some of the theories as to why it develops TH1 vs TH2 Thyroiditis vs Hashimoto's Thyroiditis How to address aut…
 
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Kelly Halderman to interview Dr. Christian Gonzalez of Heal Thyself Podcast. Dr. G as he is commonly known is an expert in environmental toxicity. In this episode we discuss: An explanation of health Where toxins come from How environmental toxins impact your thyroid physiology and …
 
In this episode, I have a great conversation with Rebekah Stump discussing thermography. We cover: What thermography is The benefit of thermography The pros and cons of thermography Why it may be a much safer form of breast and other tissue assessment vs radiation and much more I think it is a bit crazy that we traumatize a woman's breast tissue on…
 
In this episode I interview Dr. Robin Rose. she is a double board certified gastroenterologist. That's correct. You read that correctly. She is a medical doctor who identifies as a functional medicine practitioner and embraces the concept of Leaky Gut Syndrome. We cover quite a bit in this episode including: What is Leaky Gut Syndrome How it develo…
 
In this episode, I have a discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers. She is a functional medicine practitioner trying to figure out how to bring the allopathic and medical communities together to provide the best outcomes for our patients and communities. In this episode we discuss: the challenges with a healthcare system run by a third party the busin…
 
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Kelly Halderman and Madeleine Lowry to discuss emotional stress, the cell danger response, and the Map Method. Madeleine is a certified Map Method Practitioner. The MAP Method is an advanced neural retraining method that works directly with the subconscious mind. The MAP Method is a…
 
In this episode of the podcast, I interview Dr. Carrie Jones, the medical director of Precision Analytical, the developer of the wildly popular hormone testing kit, the DUTCH Test. Dr. Jones is a leading expert in the field of hormones. She has an amazing knack for breaking down complex science and chemistry so that it becomes extremely understanda…
 
In this episode of the podcast, I discuss fatigue and adrenal physiology with Dr. Joel Rosen. Joel is an expert in adrenal physiology and has spent more than a decade helping people understand and address adrenal function. We discuss topics like: What is "Adrenal Fatigue"? Does "Adrenal Fatigue" really exist? What causes the symptoms people associa…
 
In this episode of the Thyroid Answers Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Kelly Halderman to discuss 6 lab patterns that can be used to detect cellular/tissue hypothyroidism, despite "normal" blood levels. If you have been told your thyroid labs are normal, yet you have chronic hypothyroid symptoms? Have you been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, prescribed …
 
Probiotics are one of the things that everyone thinks they need, yet very few people really understand what they are, and how they work. In this episode, I speak with Jeff Thurston co-owner of Master Supplements and US Enzymes. We discuss the basics of probiotics that everyone should know and understand. We cover topics like: What a probiotic actua…
 
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