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December 14, 2022

How Your Thyroid Affects Your Cycles & Fertility

with podcast guest

Sandra Sharpe

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Sandra Sharpe is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach who focuses on the gut and hormone connection and helps women restore hormone balance through a root cause approach. Through her health obstacles with gut and hormonal imbalances, debilitating PMS, chronic migraines, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, and thyroid cancer, Sandra realized that there were massive gaps in the women’s health space. After years of educating herself about these topics and getting the answers she needed, her mission is to help women worldwide finally get the education, support, and tools they’ve always needed.

In this episode, we talk about why women need to be proactive about our thyroid health, how the thyroid connects with almost every period-related problem and impacts fertility, symptoms of thyroid imbalance, what you need to know about thyroid testing, how you can start to improve your thyroid health without being overwhelmed, and so much more!

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Highlights

  • Why women, in particular, need to pay attention to thyroid health
  • How Sandra’s teenage diagnosis of hypothyroidism made her rethink her diet and lifestyle
  • Sandra’s shocking thyroid cancer diagnosis
  • Why a thyroid imbalance isn’t the root cause of the problem
  • The long list of conditions and factors that can contribute to thyroid dysfunction
  • When radioactive iodine treatment is usually done
  • Thyroid testing options and why TSH alone is not enough
  • What should be included in a full thyroid panel
  • Options to consider to get access to adequate testing
  • The difference between functional and conventional lab ranges
  • How the thyroid impacts the menstrual cycle and fertility
  • Common symptoms of hypothyroidism
  • A realistic starting point for improving your thyroid health through your diet
  • Low-carb diets are a stressor on your body
  • Why stress management is crucial for your thyroid and overall health
  • How you can reduce environmental toxins in a manageable way

Resources

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