#188 Healing your Thyroid with Dr Amy Gajjar

Thyroid conditions. It’s a subject I’m consistently asked about online and one that really requires some understanding of how interconnected our systems are and how you can’t simply ‘eat for your thyroid’ without appreciating the multiple insults to our thyroid glands from lifestyle factors, drugs, toxins, sleep, stress and our wider environment.

This is a hefty subject but my guest on the podcast today Dr Amy Gajjar is an expert with over 2 decades of experience treating patients and a rich understanding of integrative medicine.

Dr Amy is an Integrative Physician (GP)  combining Functional Medicine, Coaching, Yoga and an Ayurvedic Lifestyle. She trained at the Imperial College School of Medicine in London and worked as a GP for several years. In Sydney, she has undergone extensive  further training and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and a Board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician. Her main interests are thyroid disease, gut health and autoimmunity. She has also completed courses in coaching, NLP, ayurvedic lifestyle, meditation and is a certified hatha and kundalini yoga teacher.

Dr Amy believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care,  embracing all aspects of health – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

“Slow butterfly; how healing your thyroid transforms everything”  is her first book and hopes to empower people living with Hashimoto’s/Hypothyroidism and inspire them to become the best version of themselves.

By the end of this podcast you should be able to understand what the thyroid gland does, how disruption of the gland can manifest in a variety of vague symptoms, what tests to think about, how to take control of your lifestyle to better manage low thyroid conditions with a practitioner.

We talk about:

The spectrum of thyroid conditions

Why poor thyroid health affects your gut, mood, weight, cholesterol, muscles and more

We focus on Hypothyroid conditions and the differential diagnoses to consider

Why conventional tests and treatment lack a focus on the root cause of issues

The biology of thyroid hormone release from the pituitary gland

Why disruption to normal thyroid hormone release leads to ‘hibernation’ symptoms

Stress, Sleep, Movement, Toxins, Nutrition and Herbs

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