74: Dr. Izabella Wentz on Improving Hashimoto’s in As Little As Two Weeks

Improving Hashimotos in as Little as Two Week with Dr. Izabella Wentz

My long health struggle with an underactive thyroid (finally diagnosed as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) makes me especially value my guest today, Dr. Izabella Wentz. An internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist, she has dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease.

What makes her so passionate on the topic? Like me, her own diagnosis with Hashimoto’s.

Dr. Izabella Wentz: Your Thyroid’s Best Friend

Dr. Izabella first caught my attention in 2013 with her New York Times best-selling patient guide Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause. It contained truly life-changing information about a condition that’s all too frequently misunderstood.

Now she has released an even more targeted 90-day plan to heal the thyroid called The Hashimoto’s Protocol to help thyroid sufferers pinpoint and heal a hypoactive (underactive) thyroid … and often in only 2 weeks!

And thank goodness, because with about 27% of our general population today struggling with Hashimoto’s antibodies (and the majority of them women), we need specialists like her.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn

  • why the rates of thyroid problems are increasing, especially among women
  • how gut health and thyroid health are often closely linked, and why
  • the strange connection between feeling “safe” and avoiding thyroid disease
  • which nutrient deficiencies pave the way for thyroid disease, and how to correct them
  • why the thyroid medications you’re taking may not have improved your condition
  • how less exercise might be the answer to underactive thyroid (yay!)
  • reasons why low-carb, Paleo, or Ketogenic diets might not be the diet for someone with thyroid issues
  • the anabolic vs. catabolic processes of the body and how they affect the thyroid
  • Dr. Izabella’s 2-week prescription for jumpstarting thyroid health

What to Do If You Suspect a Thyroid Problem

Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to get a straightforward answer when it comes to thyroid disease. If you struggle with most of the following symptoms, thyroid disease might be affecting you:

  • chronic pain
  • hair loss
  • fatigue
  • IBS/impaired digestion
  • food allergies
  • brain fog
  • forgetfulness
  • chronic cough
  • weight management
  • dry skin

I know all too well the health toll of these symptoms and the struggle to put together the pieces of the puzzle. (My blood tests didn’t even show that I had thyroid disease!) I felt like I was going crazy because I knew things were not normal but doctors continued to tell me I was fine.

When I finally was correctly diagnosed, I learned that Hashimoto’s is more than just an underactive thyroid. It is actually an autoimmune disorder that calls for a multi-targeted treatment of medication, diet, and lifestyle changes that isn’t always easy to figure out.

The Izabella Wentz 2-Week Prescription for Thyroid Health

Here are just some of the helpful suggestions Dr. Izabella makes in the podcast for anyone who suspects a problem with hypoactive thyroid. Take a listen to hear them all!

  • Purge home of antibacterial soaps, conventional makeup, and toxic beauty products
  • Install a fluoride filter (fluoride suppresses the thyroid)
  • Add turmeric, green juices, cilantro, milk thistle and healthy liver-supporting foods to diet
  • Limit common food sensitivities: gluten, dairy, and soy
  • Supplement selenium, D and B vitamins, ferritin, thiamine, and magnesium citrate
  • Drink hot lemon water or water with apple cider vinegar to stimulate stomach acid
  • Get more rest and adequate sleep
  • Add a quality probiotic to feed good bacteria and encourage gut health
  • Avoid strenuous exercise
  • Add yoga and restful activities to your routine

In addition to these general “quick fix” steps, The Hashimoto’s Protocol goes deeper with a detailed 2-week liver detox plan, a 4-week adrenal detox plan, and a 6-week gut protocol.

Check out the resources below to find out more!

Resources We Mention

Get the Overcoming Thyroid Fatigue Guide!

If you struggle with thyroid disease or symptoms, get a free copy of Dr. Izabella Wentz’s “Overcoming Thyroid Fatigue Guide” by clicking here.

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Reader Comments

  1. im 28 wks pregnant and feeling unusually debilitating fatigue. its my third, and this time im 8 yrs older (36) which everyone keeps telling me is why im tired. i dont believe that, as many women over 35 feel great. im a personal trainer, eat gluten free dairy free and tons of supplements (all your suggested prego ones) and green drinks lace my diet. what tests should i get? thx!!!

  2. Thank you for this post! I have been struggling with Hashimoto’s for yrs now, but only recently diagnosed. I have a hard time staying on track with my diet, but am determined!

    Thank you for connecting me to Dr. Izabella!
    Glenna from Austin, TX

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