episode #226

Thyroid Dysfunction Demystified: Signs, Symptoms, And Remedies With Elle Russ


Thyroid Dysfunction Demystified: Signs, Symptoms, And Remedies With Elle Russ

Thyroid dysfunction is no longer a mystery. Tune in to this episode with Dr. Stephanie and Elle Russ where they delve into the early mental health and cognitive signs of thyroid issues. You’ll discover the role of your hormones, what hormone replacement can do to help, and which supplements to integrate into your diet to begin healing. Dr. Stephanie and Elle Russ will explain what optimal lab values and rages should look like and share important diet and lifestyle considerations. Finally, they’ll give you advice on how to find the right care and doctor for yourself.

Episode Overview: 

  • 12:35 Welcoming Elle
  • 14:30 Elle’s Origin Story & How She Found Her Thyroid Issues
  • 27:00 Mental Health & Cognitive Signs of Thyroid Issues
  • 37:00 How Thyroid Hormones Work
  • 44:51 Optimal Lab Ranges For Thyroid
  • 52:03 Thyroid Hormone Replacement
  • 58:02 When You Need Hormone Replacement
  • 1:03:32 TSH & T4
  • 1:14:00 Thyroid Efficient People
  • 1:17:00 How To Find Your Optimal Dose Of Exogenous
  • 1:20:00 Low Ferritin & Iron
  • 1:24:07 Iron Supplementation
  • 1:25:55 Vitamin D
  • 1:29:10 Veganism
  • 1:37:57 Reverse T3
  • 1:43:38 T4 Conversion To T3
  • 1:46:47 Foods and Lifestyle Considerations For Thyroid
  • 1:53:00 Finding The Right Care & Doctor
  • 2:03:31 Conclusion

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I’m Dr. Stephanie

Part geek, part magic, and all the way passionate about being a well-lived woman.

I want to throw my grandkids in the air in my 70’s. I want to be squatting even more weight than I am now, and putting my OWN luggage in the overhead bin. Sound like weird goals? For me these are just some of the little things that represent a life well-lived.

My health is MY job – I’ll be damned if I rely on luck, ‘good genes’ or a cocktail of drugs that over promise and under deliver.

The Betty Body is my first book-baby, and a collection of what I’ve learned after thousands of clinical hours, hundreds of conversations with the world’s top experts, and most importantly…

This book is an outline of what took ME from “rock-bottom health” at 38, to being my own version of a Betty in my perimenopausal mid 40’s. A woman who is physically strong, full of energy, enjoys mental clarity, great sex and a joyful family life. Is it all roses? Of course not. But I have the stamina and tools to deal with the push and pull of life so that it doesn’t turn into chronic stress.

I want this for you too. Let’s go Bettys!