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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 ...
 
This show is for thyroid patients determined to improve their quality of life, with the best information available. You will gain insight from those who have discovered improved well-being regardless of setbacks, and hear from leading healthcare professionals, including endocrinologists, surgeons, functional medicine practitioners, and radiologists.
 
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This episode details the medical approach to thyroid nodules. Topics include: • 60% of the U.S. population has thyroid nodules • Discovered when evaluating other neck issues such as an unrelated pain • What happens when you are told you have a thyroid nodule? • How to know if your thyroid nodule is cancerous? • When is surgery done despite the nodu…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Alan Christianson all about iodine, and the hidden sources of it that you might not be aware of. Alan Christianson, NMD is the author of the New York Times bestselling books, The Adrenal Reset Diet and The Metabolism Reset Diet. He’s a naturopathic medical doctor who specializes in natural endocrino…
 
This is a candid interview with Dr. Gary Clayman about thyroid cancer surgery and making sure a patient receives the best available care. Dr. Clayman has performed more than four hundred thyroid cancer operations per year for over twenty years among patients ranging from 6 months to 100+ years of age. Nearly half of Dr. Clayman’s patients have unde…
 
Andrew J. Bauer, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and serves as the Director of the Thyroid Center in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Bauer maintains active membership as a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics …
 
Not all thyroid cancer patients who receive a thyroidectomy require radioactive iodine, but for those whose cancer maybe more aggressive and spread beyond the thyroid area, often radioactive iodine (RAI) is protocol. RAI treatment may vary depending on the hospital. For example, in this interview you hear protocol for RAI at Cedars Sinai. In this i…
 
Dr. Aime Franco is professor at the University of Arkansas. She leads a research group investigating the role of thyroid hormones in tumorigenesis. She is also actively involved, both locally and nationally, advocating for the importance of biomedical research and the importance of engaging patients and survivors in cancer research. After, completi…
 
In this interview, some of the key points include: Self-discovered thyroid nodule Diagnosed thyroid nodule FNA and biopsy 5 cm nodule Juice cleanse and no more red meat 3 hour surgery Regret about a Friday afternoon surgery Outpatient surgery Vocal cord paralysis Impact of vocal cord paralysis RAI six weeks post surgery - 176 mc RAI diet A positive…
 
Jody Gelb is a Broadway singer and actress. Six months ago she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, during a doctor's visit for an unrelated issue. This news sparked immediate research and discovering an alternate path that does not include surgery. In this episode, the following topics are discussed: Broadway musical and tour Voice used du…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Kate Jay all about AIP Reintroductions, which are often misunderstood and overlooked. Kate is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified AIP Coach, trained chef and author of the eBook, Healing Eats: 25 Recipes to Heal the Gut while Soothing the Soul. For complete show notes and the video, click here…
 
Dr. Wartofsky is Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Medicine, MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He trained in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University and in endocrinology with Dr. Sidney Ingbar, Harvard University Service, Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Boston. …
 
Dr. Alan Farwell is an endocrinologist, Director of the Endocrine Clinics at Boston Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, in Massachusetts. In addition to his extensive academic and clinical activities, Dr. Farwell has been extremely active and served in multiple capacities in the ATA, includin…
 
Dr. Bridget Brady is Austin’s first fellowship trained endocrine surgeon. She has a passion for and expertise in disease of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. Since completing her endocrine surgery fellowship in 2006 under Matthias Rothmund, MD, an internationally acclaimed endocrine surgeon, she has performed thousands of thyroidectomie…
 
Jonas de Souza participates in both clinical and outcomes research studies on malignancies of the upper aerodigestive tract, especially head and neck cancers. His research focuses on the use of novel therapeutic agents along with measurements of financial burden, patients’ preferences, and the trade-offs between the risks and benefits of cancer the…
 
Dr. Angela M. Leung is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and an endocrinologist at both UCLA and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. After pursuing her undergraduate studies at Occidental College, Dr. Leung completed her internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship training at Bosto…
 
Dr. Amanda Laird, MD is an endocrine surgeon and Chief of Endocrine Surgery at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is currently licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey and New York. She is affiliated with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. In this interview, …
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Alison Marras all about mindful eating: what it is, why it’s important, and how we can implement it. Alison is the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Passionate Home Chef of the delicious gut-healthy food blog, FoodbyMars.com. For complete show notes and the video, click here: https://www.thyroidrefre…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Kiran Krishnan about how we can restore balance to the gut. Kiran is the Chief Scientific Officer at Physician’s exclusive, LLC and Microbiome Labs, and offers his extensive knowledge and practical application of the latest science on the human microbiome as it relates to health and wellness. For comple…
 
In this episode, we speak with Sara Peternell about how your ear issues could be linked to your thyroid. Sara is a board-certified holistic nutritionist and Hashimoto’s/thyroid nutrition expert. Her other areas of focus include digestive issues, pre and post-natal nutrition, food intolerances, autoimmune illnesses, and complex child feeding and gro…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Daemon Jones about blood sugar issues and insulin resistance, both of which can affect thyroid patients. Dr. Dae's mission is to find practical solutions to help patients ENJOY healthy living. This is the way she lives and what she teaches others every day! For complete show notes and the video, cli…
 
Dr. Danielle Ofri is a doctor at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is one of the foremost voices in the medical world today, shining an unflinching light on the realities of healthcare and speaking passionately about the doctor-patient relationship. Her newest book is "When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error." Ofri is a regular cont…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we do something a little different! We’ll be taking the hot seat! We recently had the pleasure of appearing on the Thyroid Fix podcast with Dr. Amie Hornaman. We chatted with Dr. Amie about the 8 Daily Rituals of Thyroid-Healthy Living. For complete show notes and the video, click here: https://www.thyroidrefresh.com…
 
Dr. Susanne Breen is a board certified naturopathic physician. She completed her medical training at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) after initial medical studies at the Oregon Health Sciences University in conventional medicine. Healing, she discovered, required more than medication or even natural remedies. Her inspiration came…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Amie Hornaman about libido issues that can arise when we have thyroid problems. Amie Hornaman DCN, MsN, CFMP is a leading certified functional-medicine expert on a mission to optimize thyroid patients around the world and give them their lives back using scientific elements of nutrition and function…
 
In this episode, topics include: Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism during pregnancy Pregnant and without a thyroid Avoiding T3 during pregnancy, including concerns with desiccated thyroid If being treated for hypothyroidism already, the importance of upping dose while pregnant Pregnant with auto-immunity Pregnant with Graves’ disease The dangers o…
 
Dr. Shaha specializes in head and neck surgery, with a particular interest in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He uses an algorithm of selective thyroid tumor criteria (the size, location, stage and type of cancer, along with the patient’s age), to tailor therapy to each individual’s circumstances. This can help thyroid cancer patients avoid unnece…
 
During this interview, Dr. Tuttle discusses the following points: Challenges of managing thyroid cancer as outlined by the guidelines Scaling back care for insurance-challenged patients, and adopting a plan that gets the same result without needing the expensive tests Desired outcome is survival and no recurrence, a third is for no harm that would …
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Phoebe Lapine about how to cook and eat for SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). Phoebe is a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, speaker, and the voice behind the award-winning blog Feed Me Phoebe. For complete show notes and the video, click here: https://www.thyroidrefresh.com/podcast/c…
 
The USPSTF upholds its 1996 recommendation against screening for thyroid cancer among asymptomatic adults. The USPSTF commissioned the systematic review due to the rising incidence of thyroid cancers against a background of stable mortality, which is suggestive of over-treatment. And in view of the results, the task force concluded with “moderate c…
 
Antonio Bianco, MD, PhD, is head of the division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Bianco also co-chaired an American Thyroid Association task force that updated the guidelines for treating hypothyroidism. Dr. Bianco’s research has revealed the connection between thyroidectomy, hypothyroidism symptoms, and T4-on…
 
Many centers from around the world want to know how Memorial Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center treats thyroid cancer. A key member of the MSKCC is Dr. Michael Tuttle. During this interview, Dr. Tuttle discusses the following points: Challenges of managing thyroid cancer as outlined by the guidelines Scaling back care for insurance-challenged p…
 
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