“Your thyroid is your mood, your menses, your metabolism, and your motility in regards to gut health.” -Dr. Brighten
The thyroid gland is an important regulator of many functions of the body, and now we are hearing more dysfunction than ever as 1 in 8 women will experience thyroid issues in her lifetime.
We had the honors of chatting with Dr. Jolene Brighten, a naturopathic physician, best-selling author, and a leader in women’s health. She addresses autoimmunity and many of the links we see to thyroid dysfunction.
3:30 What is the thyroid? Function? Malfunction symptoms in males & females?
10:00 Thyroid & Pregnancy
11:23 Thyroid pathophysiology
19:37 Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism
27:07 Supporting your thyroid
34:00 Young children now presenting precursors to thyroid conditions
35:50 Foods to support thyroid health
43:23 Molecular mimicry
Want to learn more from Dr. Brighten?
Check out her website www.drbrighten.com
And her Instagram @drjolenebrighten