285: Dr. Izabella Wentz - Hashimoto's Food Pharmacology • Thyroid Testing • Stress, Trauma & Autoimmune Conditions


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Dr. Izabella Wentz (IG: @izabellawentzpharmd) is an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist who has dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009. She's a 2x New York Times bestselling author and director of the documentary series, The Thyroid Secret.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Izabella’s Hashimoto’s diagnosis after 10 years of confusing symptoms
  • Why Izabella still had symptoms after taking thyroid medication
  • The impact of going gluten & dairy-free
  • Linking Izabella's pharmaceutical background & thyroid research together
  • How common is Hashimoto’s?
  • Types of thyroid testing
  • Microscope testing vs. ultrasounds
  • What is the safety theory?
  • Why the paleo diet is recommended for Hashimoto's over vegan/vegetarian diets
  • Digestive enzymes explained
  • The 7 most common nutrient deficiencies in Hashimoto’s
  • Stress, trauma & autoimmune conditions
  • Izabella shares her personal trauma of losing a loved one
  • How EMDR therapy helped with Izabella's healing
  • Thyroid medication recommendations
  • Pregnancy & thyroid meds
  • Addressing the underlying autoimmune condition

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Related links:

Dr. Izabella Wentz - Hashimoto's Food Pharmacology (book)

Dr. Izabella Wentz's website

Follow Dr. Izabella Wentz on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Dr. Izabella Wentz - Hashimoto's Protocol (book)

Dr. Izabella Wentz - Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (book)

Dr. Izabella Wentz - How Betaine with Pepsin Can Help with Hashimoto’s (article)

Dr. Izabella Wentz - Using Enzymes to Overcome Hashimoto's (article)

Dr. Izabella Wentz - The 7 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Hashimoto's (article)

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (books)

Related episodes:

258: Samantha Gladish – Healing Hashimoto’s • Coming Off The Pill • Tracking Your Cycle

256: Dr. Datis Kharrazian – Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? • Understanding Iodine • Vitamin D & Autoimmunity

254: Sarah Ballantyne – Pregnancy And Hypothyroidism • Reintroductions On AIP • The Cruciferous Vegetable Myth

228: Focus Friday – Healing And Dealing With Hashimoto’s

156: Elle Russ – Reclaim Your Thyroid Health

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