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Living with chronic illness completely changes your life but nobody talks about it. It's so easy to feel that you are the only one struggling but I am here to tell you that you are not alone! As a therapist living with three autoimmune conditions, I know exactly how it feels to lose your old self and life and I am here to share how I learned to cope with many changes chronic illness brings and all those other things your Doctor didn't warn you about. Let's talk about real life with chronic i ...
 
Thyroid Refresh TV is an inspiring and informative thyroid diet and lifestyle podcast, created by thyroid patients, for thyroid patients. Join Co-hosts Danna Bowman (of Thyroid Nation) and Ginny Mahar (of Hypothyroid Chef) as they interview the world’s leading thyroid experts. Explore topics like how to lose weight with thyroid issues, how to use thyroid-specific nutrition for health and healing, or how to optimize your energy using simple lifestyle hacks and interventions. You CAN feel like ...
 
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In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Kerry Jeffery about the often overlooked emotional impact of life with chronic illness. Kerry is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Counselor and Life Coach, working exclusively online with clients all over the world to help them overcome the complex emotional issues of living with chronic illness using her uni…
 
In this episode, we welcome Brie Wieselman, L.Ac back to the show. Brie is a functional medicine practitioner, digestive health and hormone balance specialist working with women around the world in her online practice. Join us for an informative conversation about stool testing, one of the best ways to determine what is going on in your gut. Tune i…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Debbie Rice, ND, MPH, a naturopathic doctor who focuses care on pediatric health, hormone health, thyroid health, and adrenal health. Join us for an enlightening discussion with Dr. Rice about the DUTCH test (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones), and why it may be useful for thyroid patients.…
 
So there I was, home from my second hospitalisation with Diabetic Ketoacidosis, physically frail, very underweight and emotionally traumatised. I had my diagnosis of LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) and was left to sort out my new life as an insulin dependant person. Chronic illness isn't just the physical issues though. The emotional is…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Angela Brown, a thyroid expert and holistic health coach from St. Louis, MO. Join us for an informative discussion with Angela about HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) and its possible benefits for thyroid patients. We also learn how HTMA is different to a blood panel. Tune in to learn more!…
 
After several months of worsening health, extreme weight loss and becoming physically unable to care for myself, I was admitted to hospital and spent 5 days in intensive care where I came close to dying. I emerged a week later with a new diagnosis of type 1.5 LADA (Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults) that I had difficulty accepting, feeling traum…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Stacey Robbins (CHC, RYT200), a soulful storyteller and key influencer in the global conversation on healing your life through Hashimoto’s. Join us for an insightful discussion with Stacey about her 100+ lb weight loss journey, and the various tools and tactics that helped her find success. Tune in to l…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Jenn Malecha, FDN-P. Jenn Malecha supports busy, health-mind professionals in taking back control of their health. Join us for an incredibly enlightening discussion with Jenn about how mold and mycotoxins can be a hidden root cause of illness. Tune in to learn more!…
 
We all know that acceptance is key to living your best life with chronic illness. But how can you accept something that has so dramatically changed your life and taken so much from you? In this episode, I share with you a very special mind shift technique that I normally only share with my clients and take you through a visualisation exercise so th…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Joy Martina, a psychic psychologist and founder of the Joyful Kids program. She has an otherworldly ability to ‘see’ what you don’t even see in yourself. Join us for an incredibly enlightening discussion with Dr. Joy about how to better connect with your brain and body in order to help with weight l…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Donielle (Doni) Wilson, a naturopathic doctor, certified professional midwife, and certified nutrition specialist. Join us for an educational discussion with Dr. Doni about medication intolerance, a term many of us may not be familiar with. Tune in to learn more!…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Brooke Kalanick. Dr. Brooke earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University along with a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Join us for a fascinating discussion with Dr. Brooke about alcohol, and what thyroid patients should take into account before having a dri…
 
On one level, we know that chronic illness is life changing and that it has a huge impact on us physically, emotionally and mentally. But when it comes down to actually acknowledging that fact in the choices we make or don't make, we can so often expect ourselves to go on exactly as we did before. Recently I have experienced a severe Celiac flare t…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with with Britt Reuter, MS, LN, LN, CNS. Britt is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, and the author of the eBook Girl’s Guide to Reversing Hair Loss. Join us for an informative discussion with Britt about all things hair loss: how the thyroid is related to hair health, why fin…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum, founder of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Dr. Scheinbaum is passionate about transforming healthcare by training health coaches to integrate the positive psychology model of coaching with the Functional Medicine approach to reversing chronic illness. Join us for an inte…
 
There is a lot of research including the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) studies, that show a strong correlation between experiencing trauma in childhood and going on to develop chronic autoimmune disease in later life. But what other types of research is there between trauma and chronic illness and what impact does having unresolved trauma have…
 
In this episode, we speak with Brie Wieselman. Brie is a functional medicine practitioner, digestive health and hormone balance specialist working with women around the world in her online practice. Join us for a fascinating discussion with Brie about starting to restore balance to an imbalanced gut using fermented foods, probiotics, and Helminth (…
 
Avoiding the news and fear of the Corona Virus at the moment is pretty much impossible as the whole world goes into lockdown, panic buying is everywhere and there is so much uncertainty and speculation. But there are opportunities here for those of us with chronic illness to help our friends and family who are getting just a small taste of what we …
 
When you become chronically ill, your first instinct is to fight for your life against this disease that feels like it has taken so much from you. The illness becomes the enemy, something that you need to battle against and beat. But when you have chronic illness, is this actually the best thing you can do for your health and happiness? And if figh…
 
When you become chronically ill, you really want those closest to you to understand what you have lost, why the illness feels so devastating and how you feel about what chronic illness has done to your life. But needing people to understand how you feel can be a big emotional hook that you can get stuck on. When the people around you don't understa…
 
Of all the emotional issues that come with chronic illness, guilt is the most damaging and the most common. In this episode Kerry breaks down the most common reasons that people with chronic illness feel guilt and why it is so damaging to you and the people you love. Stuck in toxic guilt? Then you need to listen to this episode!…
 
Lisa Douthit developed her first cancer at age 25, having had no prior health issues before. She noticed that she was having trouble breathing when exercising and a few other worrying symptoms. A chest x-ray showed a baseball sized tumour on her heart that required open heart surgery to remove. All in all, Lisa has experienced four different cancer…
 
Four years ago, Jessa Lewis was pregnant with her daughter when she received a diagnosis of Hashimoto's Autoimmune Hypothyroidism Disorder. Her body was attacking her thyroid and threatening the pregnancy, as it likely had with two prior miscarriages. Hashimoto's Autoimmune has 400+ potential symptoms with some of the most common being fatigue, sen…
 
V Capaldi otherwise known as "The Paleo Boss Lady" is a force to be reckoned with. V was raised in a very dysfunctional family where chaos was the norm in life. At 23 years old and 6 weeks after marrying her childhood sweetheart, V was given a death sentence diagnosis that she had an inoperable brain tumour and lived for almost 6 months believing h…
 
In this episode, we speak with Diane Kazer about breast implants and breast implant illness. Diane is a pro soccer player turned Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Holistic Health Coach. Join us as we chat with Diane about breast implants and the impact they can have on our health. Tune in to hear our discussion!…
 
Prior to her illness, Crystal who is single, was teaching music full time, was an avid cross fitter and weight lifter, sang with the Houston Symphony Chorus, enjoyed pottery and was a volunteer at her Church. In 2013 all that changed when a car accident became the catalyst for an eventual diagnosis of Post Concussion Syndrome and Dysautonomia. Bit …
 
In this episode, we speak with Jessie Fritz about finding the right employment situation when dealing with a chronic illness. Jessie is a chronic illness advocate and empowerment coach who helps women pursue their passions and step into their power. Join us as we chat with Jessie about her own journey with toxic work environments, and her tips for …
 
Stacey can trace her symptoms all the way back to her childhood but it wasn't until years later that she knew she needed to figure out her health. Experimenting with food, figuring out what works for her and what doesn't has changed her life and she feels so much better. Have a listen to Stacey's story and see what you can learn from her experience…
 
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Jolene Brighten, NMD, one of the leading experts in women’s medicine and a pioneer in her exploration of the far-reaching impact of hormonal birth control and the little known side effects that impact health in a large way. Join us as we chat with Dr. Brighten about all things birth control, thyroid, and postpartu…
 
Melissa Bergstrom remembers being anxious since childhood. Her anxiety manifested with physical symptoms and it was rare for Melissa to have a full week of school. She had always had dry skin but over time, it began to turn into something worse. Melissa was formally diagnosed with psoriasis in 2014 and getting the diagnosis of an actual autoimmune …
 
In this episode, we speak with JJ Virgin about how we can shift our mindset on the healing path. JJ is a triple-board certified nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer. Join us as we chat with JJ about how to uplevel our mindset. Tune in to hear our discussion!By Thyroid Refresh TV
 
Sigal has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 17 years. She first developed gestational diabetes when pregnant with her son. After moving to Canada from Israel when he was two months old, Sigal was busy being a new Mom, in a new country where she didn't know the language and undergoing fertility treatments to try and conceive again. One night…
 
In this episode, we speak with McCall McPherson, the founder of Modern Thyroid Clinic (a thyroid-centered functional medicine practice in Austin, Texas), and the owner and Chief-Thyroid-Hope-Giver of Thyroid Nation. Join us as we chat with McCall about how fine-tuning your thyroid medication can have a major impact on your symptom reduction. Tune i…
 
Emily was diagnosed with Hashimoto's 6 years ago, but it is only in the last 9 months that she has been really feeling the impact of chronic illness. As a Mom of two young children ages 4 and 2, trying to explain her fatigue and the pain in her hands from arthritis has been a challenge. Emily shares her story about chronic illness, seeking help and…
 
One night twenty years ago, Krista Rowan went to bed feeling normal and woke up the next day in acute pain from a full body flare that turned out to be Rheumatoid Arthritis. She spent most of those years looking for the next medication once the old one failed and trying to find a way to fit herself back into her old life. It took a big wake up call…
 
In this episode, we speak with Wellness Coach and Fitness Expert Debra Atkinson, who has helped 150,000 women “flip” their second half with the vitality and energy they want. Join us as we chat with Debra about all things exercise, and what is more effective as we get older. We dive into strength training, workout duration, workout frequency, the i…
 
James's first experience with autoimmune disease was when he was diagnosed with psoriasis on his scalp and behind his ears at age 14. He remembers his Dad getting mad with him and thinking he wasn't washing his scalp properly and sending him back to shower with some medicated shampoo. He also remembers the fatigue. James had trouble getting out of …
 
When you are a young, type A Alpha female with big goals and dreams, what do you do when you get hit with Multiple Sclerosis? Robyn's initial response was to do everything she could to prove that she was "stronger than MS" by committing herself to running 20 races which only left her feeling worse. Find out how Robyn made the shift from MS warrior …
 
In this episode, we speak with Carley Schweet, self-care coach and author behind the book and digital course, Boundaries with Soul. Join us as we chat with Carley about why it’s so important to set boundaries, and how to do so if setting boundaries is new and uncomfortable for us. Tune in to learn more!…
 
In this podcast, we chat about Kirstie's experiences of Hashimoto's, Endometriosis, IVF, pregnancy and Motherhood. Kirstie shares openly and honestly how she prepared emotionally, how she does what it takes for her to feel like a present and resilient Mother and why she didn't discuss her pregnancy publicly until she passed the 7th month mark.…
 
Christina was diagnosed with Adult Onset Still’s Disease at age 18 which presented with high spiking fevers, extreme fatigue, rashes and inflammation. When she was discharged from the hospital after her initial diagnosis, she realised there must be more she could do to support her health than just pharmaceuticals that were suppressing her symptoms.…
 
In this episode, we speak with Rachel Hill, a highly ranked thyroid patient advocate, writer and author, and creator of the award-winning advocacy website: The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Join us as we chat with Rachel about how we can (and why we should) be our own thyroid advocate. We also talk about her personal story, as well about her recently r…
 
Jameisha Prescod was still in school when she began feeling tired and wanting to sleep all the time. She knew something wasn't right but her Doctors seemed to have an explanation for it all: Anemia, vitamin D deficiency, perhaps depression. Even with Lupus markers in her blood, it still took a few more tries with different doctors to get a confirme…
 
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