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Podcast 267:
Ask the Thyroid Experts!


The Thyroid Sessions are changing the world!

As of this writing, a whopping 105.5K people have registered to attend the event and over 2000 comments have been posted on the presentation pages.

Many of those comments have been questions for our experts.

To ensure that you get the answers you’re looking for, I’m hosting 3 LIVE Q&A sessions on the UW podcast. The first session went down last Thursday, when Reed Davis, Ben Greenfield, Christa Orecchio, and Andrea Nakayama joined me for the hour.

Here’s what our callers asked and our experts answered:

3:38 – My TSH is normal but my antibodies are sky high. AND I have nodules. What should I do?

8:32 – I’m extremely gluten sensitive. Can gluten antibodies attack the thyroid enough to cause nodules? And what kind of dietary modifications should I make if I’ve had my thyroid removed?

12:50 – I have Graves’ disease and have had my thyroid irradiated. But I’m still experiencing weight gain and mood symptoms. What can I do?

20:09 – I have major digestive problems and have gone gluten-free. My thyroid scores are abnormal. I was told to investigate my gut, liver, and possible LPS toxicity. And thoughts?

23:24 – I have alopecia, an autoimmune disorder. Is there a connection to thyroid problems?

25:55 – Is there any connection between the MTHFR genetic mutation and Hashimoto’s?

28:07 – I am hypothyroid and gluten sensitive and have been diagnosed with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. What can I do to go deeper? Should I try juicing or colon cleansing? I’d like to put the antibodies in remission.

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Top 5 Foods for Brain Health! (VIDEO STYLE)

brain-foodby Sean Croxton

Are you noticing a theme here?

For the past month or so, we’ve been discussing all things brain health, including how insulin resistance and gluten sensitivity damage our noodles, how a brain on fire can leave us feeling foggy, and the role of hormonal imbalances in neurotransmitter and mood issues.

Plus, our pal Jim Kwik — he’s on UW Radio Monday night, by the way — invited us to learn his best kept secrets and strategies for upgrading your memory, recall, and learning speed in this FREE video series.

Today, we eat.

In the video below, Christa Orecchio of The Whole Journey invites us into her kitchen and shows us the very BEST foods to protect our brains…and live longer.

Adding these foods to your diet will reduce oxidative stress, cool down inflammation, and significantly cut your risk of major brain conditions like Alzheimer’s, MS, and Parkinson’s.

Now that’s smart!

Press the PLAY button below to get your learn on. It’s good for you!

Links to Stuff Mentioned in This Video
The Whole Journey Online Program
Underground Wellness Radio – Why Isn’t My Brain Working?
Great Lakes Gelatin

See you next week!

Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss
Dark Side of Fat Loss

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Top 4 Personal Care Ingredients to Avoid!

PersonalCareProductsToxic_thumbby Sean Croxton

Think about this for a second.

If you’re a man and your doctor finds that you have low levels of testosterone, what would your doc prescribe?

Probably some kind of testosterone gel or cream.

(By the way, the above prescription completely ignores the reason WHY your testosterone is low in the first place. But that’s a blog for another day.)

Or let’s say you’re a smoker who really wants to kick the habit. What would you go out and buy?

Probably a nicotine patch of some kind, right?

What these two examples have in common is that by applying a substance to the skin, it is delivered transdermally to the bloodstream in just a matter of seconds.

What we put onto our bodies gets into our bodies.

But what about the personal care products we use every day — the soaps, shampoos, deodorants, cosmetics, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and lotions?

Do their chemical contents have a similar fate, with their foaming and wetting agents, synthetic fragrances, and antifreeze-like compounds eventually pumping through our veins?

Darn right they do.

According to the Environmental Working Group, the typical consumer uses an average of nine personal care products containing 126 separate ingredients every day. At least one-third of these ingredients have been identified as causing cancer or other serious health conditions. (Fitzgerald, 23)

That’s not good.