Episode 52: The THYROID Episode, With Elle Russ! Self-Diagnosing Thyroid Problems, Lab Markers, Hypothyroid Signs, T4 Medication, Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT), Feeling Bad Despite “Normal” Levels, IF’s Effects On The Thyroid & Adrenals, The Role Of Stress, Mindsets, Doing LESS To Gain More, Loving Your Body

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Welcome to Episode 52 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of What When Wine Diet: Lose Weight And Feel Great With Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

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Elle Russ is a writer and host of the popular Primal Blueprint Podcast. She is the leading voice of thyroid health in the fast-growing Paleo, Primal, and Ancestral Health Movements. Originally from downtown Chicago, Elle lives and plays in Malibu, CA. You can learn more about her at ElleRuss.com

Elle wrote The Paleo Thyroid Solution after consulting with over two dozen endocrinologists, internal medicine specialists, and general practice MDs...but her thyroid condition was only getting worse - and nothing from doctors resembled a solution, or even hope. Exasperated and desperate, Elle took control of her own health and resolved two severe bouts of hypothyroidism on her own – including an acute Reverse T3 problem. Through a devoted paleo/primal lifestyle, intensive personal experimentation, and a radically modified approach to thyroid hormone replacement therapy…Elle went from fat, foggy, and fatigued – to fit, focused, and full of life!


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Elle's Story & The Problem With Diagnosing Thyroid Problems Today

Self-Diagnosing Thyroid Problems With Temps

How The Thyroid Works

What Lab Markers You Need To Get Tested

Conventional T4 Medications Vs Natural Desiccated Thyroid

Listener Q&A: Stephanie  - My doctor is concerned about IF affecting adrenally, thyroid and hormone levels?

Listener Q&A: Sallie  - Does IF put too much stress on the adrenals and the whole adrenal/thyroid complex?

Listener Q&A: Alessandra  - Is an IF lifestyle okay for someone hypothyroidism? 

The Importance Of Not Going Too Hard

The Significance of Cortisol, Stress And Being Kind To Your Body

Listener Q&A:  - The Significance of Stress, Finding the Root Of The Problem, Doing Less Rather Than More, & Loving Your Your Body


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More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com  

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

BUY Delay Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle and Feast Without Fear: Food and the Delay, Don't Deny Lifestyle

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

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