My Thyroid and Adrenals: Navigating Midlife Hormones

“I wonder if it’s my thyroid.” Sound familiar? 

If you too are wondering,  Is it my thyroid, or adrenals, or it’s stress… and don’t know how you’d know, this is your episode. My guest is a long time resource for our community and a well-respected expert in thyroid, as well as Hashimoto’s. 

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My Guest: 

Dr. Izabella Wentz is a compassionate, innovative, solution-focused integrative pharmacist dedicated to finding the root causes of chronic health conditions. Her passion stems from her own diagnosis with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009, following a decade of debilitating symptoms.

As an accomplished author, Dr. Wentz has written several best-selling books, including the New York Times best seller Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause, the protocol-based #1 New York Times best seller Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back, and the Wall Street Journal best seller Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology: Nutrition Protocols and Healing Recipes to Take Charge of Your Thyroid Health.

Her latest book, Adrenal Transformation Protocol, is set to be released on April 18th, 2023. The book focuses on resetting the body’s stress response through targeted safety signals and features a 4-week program that has already helped over 3,500 individuals. The program has an impressive success rate, with over 80% of participants improving their brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, sleep issues, and libido.

Questions We Answer in This Episode:

  • You have been known as the Thyroid Pharmacist. Have you always been interested in thyroid health?

  • Your new book, Adrenal Transformation Protocol, seems like a bit of a departure from your previous work to someone that may not realize that there’s a big connection between adrenal health and thyroid health. Can you talk about that connection?

  • What exactly is adrenal dysfunction, how does it develop, and how would someone know they have it?

  •  In the book, you mention that conventional doctors consider adrenal fatigue a “bogus” diagnosis. Can you talk more about this?

  • Most integrative doctors say that if you have adrenal fatigue, you need to test your adrenals, quit caffeine, sleep more, and take certain hormones, like DHEA. Is this the approach you recommend as well?

  • Why do you think so many women have thyroid, adrenal, and autoimmune issues?

  • You talk a lot about helping your body “feel safe” in order to heal, and how to send

“safety signals” to your body – what exactly do you mean by “safety signals”?

  • Can you provide some specific examples of safety signals?

  • What are the results people have seen with your protocol? How long does it take to see benefits? How many people have gone through the program?

Where can people learn more about your work?

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