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Chronically Healing Podcast

Aug 19, 2020

Time to talk about the thyroid! As you all know, the chronic illness I deal with is Hashimoto’s, which is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid. So as you can imagine, I was super excited to talk to Angela Brown today - a hypothyroid expert! Angela has dealt with hypothyroidism for half of her life and decided she wanted to help other women dealing with the same things as her.

Unfortunately thyroid conditions are one of the most “popular” (I hate saying that, haha!) chronic illness. While there’s a lot of research out there, it can be a very confusing space to be in, especially if you’re new. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or not, this episode will help answer so many of your questions. Make sure to listen in!

In today’s episode we chat about:

  • Angela's story with hypothyroidism and what brought her to become an expert in the area

  • Gaslighting in the chronic illness space with a thyroid conditions and the complexities of the thyroid

  • The importance of thyroid medication, but there's more that you need to support!

  • What to do when you're just diagnosed with a thyroid condition

  • Why she does hair testing to see what else is going on and why metals/mold can be a HUGE part of your thyroid condition

  • The connection between adrenals, sex hormones and your thyroid and why they mess with one another

  • Chronic Stress - BIG red flag for thyroid conditions!

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