Episode 48

How Hashimoto’s Impacts Brain Function and Restoring Thyroid Health

With Izabella Wentz

More than 35 million Americans suffer from Hashimoto’s—the country’s fastest-growing autoimmune disease, which affects the thyroid gland and causes the body to attack its own cells. Symptoms can include weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, persistent pain, chronic cough, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, and brain fog. And many individuals who suffer the symptoms of this debilitating disease may not even be aware that they have it.

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP, an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist who has dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009. Dr. Wentz is the author of two New York Times best selling books Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause and Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back. She recently released her third book, Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology.

In this episode, Dhru and Izabella talk about the standard care of treating Hashimoto’s versus her approach of treating the root cause, as well as the importance of proper testing for an accurate diagnosis. They discuss what nutrients are required for thyroid function and what foods are especially beneficial to those with Hashimoto’s. They also talk about creating healthy habits to help revitalize the immune system and the importance of community in the process of healing.

I know you’ll love this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.

PS – For more on Dr. Izabella Wentz, be sure to follow her on Instagram @izabellawentzpharmd, and on Facebook @thyroidlifestyle. Check out her website https://thyroidpharmacist.com. You can find her books, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause, Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back, and her newly released book, Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology: Nutrition Protocols and Healing Recipes to Take Charge of Your Thyroid Health, right here.

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For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit

I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. What is Hashimoto’s and what are the common symptoms
    (4:03)
  2. Izabella shares her story of being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s
    (6:00)
  3. How Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism affect the brain
    (9:30)
  4. How environmental toxins impact the thyroid
    (18:19)
  5. Why food plays such an important role in Hashimoto’s
    (24:21)
  6. The importance of removing gluten and dairy if you have Hashimoto’s
    (25:55)
  7. How to determine if you have a food allergy or food sensitivity
    (32:04)
  8. The benefits of doing an elimination diet
    (33:55)
  9. Histamines and how they can cause symptoms of Hashimoto’s
    (38:42)
  10. The link between iodized salt and autoimmune disease
    (42:41)
  11. How fluoride suppresses thyroid function
    (48:54)
  12. Izabella’s perspective on using medication for Hashimoto’s
    (52:24)
  13. How chronic infections affect the thyroid
    (61:19)
  14. Supplements for Hashimoto’s
    (63:38)
  15. Izabella shares what she eats on a daily basis
    (66:45)
  16. Learn more about Izabella and her work
    (76:41)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Izabella Wentz

Dr. Izabella Wentz is an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist who has dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009.

Dr. Wentz is the author of the New York Times best-selling patient guide Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause and the recently released protocol-based book Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back.

As a patient advocate, researcher, clinician and educator, Dr. Wentz is committed to raising awareness on how to overcome autoimmune thyroid disease through The Thyroid Secret Documentary Series, the Hashimoto’s Institute Practitioner Training, and her international consulting and speaking services offered to both patients and healthcare professionals.

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