Welcome to the Thyroid Deep Dive podcast, hosted by patient advocate and New York Times bestselling author, Mary Shomon.
With every episode, you'll dive into topics that help you truly feel well and live well with a thyroid condition. Having a thyroid condition is challenging, from the first onset of symptoms, to life with and after treatment.
In the podcast, launching December Fall 2020, we explore all the facets of thyroid disease: the thyroid patient experience, conventional endocrinology, integrative and holistic approaches, medication options, and lifestyle issues, and all from a patient-oriented perspective.
Are you ready to feel and live well? It's time to dive in!
THE THYROID DEEP DIVE PODCAST EPISODES
The first podcast episode focuses on the voices of patients...their stories, their struggles, and their successes. You'll hear patients describe the frustrations and challenges of getting initially diagnosed, getting treatment, the thyroid medication merry-go-round, educating yourself, finding health care providers, advocating for yourself, and, best of all, success stories!
In the first of a two-part episode, you'll hear from two top endocrinologists -- Dr. Gladys Palomeno, and Dr. Ernest Asamoah -- explain how conventional endocrinology approaches the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism.
In the second part of this two-part episode, you'll hear from two of the nation's leading integrative and naturopathic physicians -- Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, and Dr. Kevin Passero -- as they discuss their innovative approaches to diagnosis and management of hypothyroidism.
In this episode, you'll hear from Dr. Jessica Nouhavandi of Honeybee Health and Chris DiLascia, president of Transition Pharmacy Services. Both have extensive experience in retail, online and specialty pharmacies. Dr. Jessica and Chris take us “behind the counter,” to explain how to get the right thyroid prescriptions filled, while avoiding being one of the 50% of thyroid patients who overpay for their thyroid medication.
For many thyroid patients, being energetic and maintaining a healthy weight are a constant struggle. Low-carb or low-fat? Paleo? Autoimmune protocol? And why is weight loss seemingly impossible for thyroid patients? In this episode, nutrition guru and bestselling author Dr. Jonny Bowden offers advice --- and some serious myth busting -- about “What’s On the Menu?” for thyroid patients who want to eat healthy and lose weight.
There are major differences between one levothyroxine drug and another. Brand name or generic, pills, gel caps, oral solution, and compounded--it can be confusing. In this episode, learn about the pros and cons of different levothyroxine drugs. You’ll also hear from pharmaceutical researcher/professor, Dr. Charles Carter, on the risks of compounded liquid levothyroxine, and the costs of levothyroxine treatment.