77: Thyroid Testing - The Best Options

In this short and sweet episode Angela chats with us about Urinary Iodine Loading testing, one of her favourite tests she uses in clinic when she suspects someone's thyroid may not be functioning 100%.

Iodine is essential for proper thyroid function. Many GP's will test TSH on a blood test and if this is normal move on. However as a Naturopath Angela is aware there is more to the story than that and will dig a bit further with some additional blood tests alongside this wonderfully simple and informative Urinary Iodine Loading Test.

Listen in today to learn how this might be beneficial for you.

9: Decoding Hypothyroidism (Part 1)

This two part series takes an in depth look at hypothyroidism, including common causes for reduced thyroid function along with natural treatments to start restoring thyroid function and hormone levels today. 

Angela discusses how fatigue, unexplained weight gain, mood fluctuations, high cholesterol, infertility and more can be associated with lowered thyroid function. She explains how to interpret thyroid test results and shares with you additional functional testing your doctor may not be telling you about.

In these compelling episodes Angela outlines for us the nutrients needed by the thyroid to create the essential thyroid hormones and manage metabolism in the body as well as a number of herbal therapies that have proved very effective. She explains the role of autoimmunity in thyroid conditions, how to identify this from sub-clinical hypothyroidism and additional testing required when auto-immunity is suspected so you can treat the underlying cause.

This is a must-listen for anyone wanting to find the keys to why they may have lowered metabolism, unexplained weight gain, fatigue, mood swings and low thyroid function, providing empowering tools for your journey to recovery.

Show Notes & Resources:

Listen to Part 2 next week for 3 not to be missed Take Away Keys!

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4: What Causes Food Cravings?

Why do we crave certain foods? Why do some people try everything but still can't lose weight? Are there any biochemical or neurological reactions involved that could be keeping us stuck in bad habits and stop us from making healthy choices? Angela uncovers all this and more in this episode. She explains some of the nutritional deficiencies that can create common food cravings like chocolate, sugar and salty foods. She sheds light on the role of adrenals and thyroid in diet and weight loss as well as the impact of neurotransmitters on carbohydrate cravings and impulsive tendencies. This show will empower you to take back control over your choices and your health.

Show notes and resources

  • Headspace - a great mindfulness app to help you gain some more clarity and peace in your thought life, lower your adrenaline and cortisol levels, this is great to do before eating to help improve your digestion.
  • CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - this can be helpful for people dealing with

3 Take Away Keys

  1. Focus on balance. Don't beat yourself up - your amazing! Just aim for the 80/20 rule - 80% healthy, real food and enjoy your 20% guilt free. Don't go all or nothing as this never works long term.

  2. Find out the cause of your food cravings - is it a nutritional deficiency? Is it a neurotransmitter imbalance or a under active thyroid or adrenals? Address these and you will start to notice you are more empowered to make healthy choices!

  3. Take small steps. One at a time. Going cold turkey often does more harm than good. It's the small changes made over time that produce long lasting results. How do you begin a journey of 1000 miles? By taking the first step.

This show is about you, the listener, so get involved and send us your feedback, questions and topic suggestions in the comments section below or by emailing podcast@busbynaturopathics.com.au. 

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Please note: The information given in this podcast is for informational purposes only it is not intended as personal medical advise or treatment. We recommend that you seek advise from a licensed health care professional for your own personal circumstances before applying any new treatments discussed in this podcast.