Dr. Izabella Wentz is an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and a licensed pharmacist who has dedicated her career to addressing the root cause of autoimmune thyroid disease after being diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in 2009. She's the author of three books on Hashimoto's and is a New York Times bestseller. Her new book, Adrenal Transformation Protocol, is available now.
In today's episode, you're going to learn about the thyroid gland, the adrenal glands, how they play together in the body to balance hormones. Our hormones play such a huge role in how we feel, and it’s so important to understand how our diet and lifestyle choices influence them. We get into everything from how to have better sleep, manage your caffeine intake, and natural ways to balance your circadian rhythm, to how your workouts and work-life balance can impact your hormones. You're also going to get some tips on supplements to take and blood markers to ask your doctor to call for if you think you may have any type of thyroid disease, specifically looking out for Hashimotos.
I'm so excited for the book to come out and for people to get their hands on this protocol because it has already helped and impacted thousands of women. I love that Dr. Wentz’s lifestyle recommendations really push back against intermittent fasting and over-caffeinated hustle culture so you can live with more peace and alignment from the inside out. It's a form of self-care and it doesn't happen overnight, but if you can really dedicate your time and energy to it, you can get relief and begin healing. I hope you enjoy this conversation and Dr. Wentz’s new book, The Adrenal Protocol.
We also cover…
00:05:00 — Identifying & Healing Thyroid Disease
Dr. Wentz own experience being diagnosed with thyroid disease in her twenties
Why women are misdiagnosed or not diagnosed with Hashimotos
Symptoms of thyroid disease
Markers to test for if you think you have Hashimotos
What’s happening in the body to the thyroid gland with Hashimotos
Lifestyle and diet changes to help those with thyroid disease heal and feel better
00:19:00 — How to Support Healthy Hormones
How blood sugar impacts our thyroid hormones
Explaining adrenals and what their role is in our bodies
How hypothyroid and cortisol are linked
What a healthy thyroid and adrenal function will look like
How intermittent fasting can impact your hormones
Do you need to quit coffee and caffeine to balance your hormones?
Ways to naturally balance your cortisol and support your circadian rhythm
00:35:00 — Recipes, Tips & Protocols for Optimal Adrenal Health
How to turn down danger signals & increasing safety signals in your environment
A day in the life of the Adrenal Protocol
Adrenal kickstart drink recipe
Tips for having a restful sleep
How work and workouts impact the adrenals
What a healthy cortisol curve looks like throughout the day
Lifestyle changes that make the biggest impact on healing adrenals
The tired mommy protocol and tips for new and nursing moms
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