Ep. 210 Understanding the Thyroid's Effect on Your Hormones, Weight Loss Resistance and Metabolic Function with Amie Hornaman
I am delighted to connect with Dr. Amie Hornaman today! Dr. Amie, a.k.a The Thyroid-Fixer, is a woman on a mission to optimize thyroid patients around the world and give them their lives back using her proprietary transformational program: The FIX Method. She is also the founder of the Institute for Thyroid and Hormone Optimization.
When she was in her twenties, Dr. Amie did competitive fitness modeling. She had to work extremely hard to get herself in shape to compete in shows. While preparing for one of the shows, she started gaining weight instead of losing, so she went to the doctor. She ended up seeing many different doctors, all of whom misdiagnosed her. She continued searching until she eventually found a functional integrative practitioner who did the right tests, saved her life, became her mentor, and changed the entire trajectory of her career!
In this episode, Dr. Amie and I dive into thyroid health, the role of specific lab testing, and why checking reverse T3 is so important. We discuss molecular mimicry, weight-loss resistance, and why women need to check testosterone. We also talk about the controversy around iodine and discuss low-dose naltrexone, and the use of berberine, chromium, and inositol.
I hope you gain as much from this episode as I did!
IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
How did Dr. Amie become so passionate about the thyroid?
Some of the tests that traditional healthcare providers are not doing, that Dr. Amie commonly requires for her patients.
It is possible to have an autoimmune thyroid issue and have negative antibodies.
Dr. Amie discusses the role of reverse T3.
Some common clinical reasons individuals tend to struggle with high reverse T3.
Dr. Amie talks about molecular mimicry and explains how gluten can impact the thyroid, exacerbate autoimmune disorders, and cause a leaky gut.
Why some people did not feel any better following a gluten-free diet when the gluten-free diet first came out.
Eating less processed foods is generally the best way to support your physical health and maintain metabolic flexibility.
Some potential causes of weight-loss resistance in women.
For many women, testosterone is the missing link.
Problems with the Women’s Health Initiative Study.
Dr. Amie shares her thoughts on iodine, LDN, and berberine.
Dr. Amie Hornaman, a.k.a The Thyroid-Fixer, is a woman on a mission to optimize thyroid patients around the world and give them their lives back using her proprietary transformational program: The FIX Method. She is also the founder of the Institute for Thyroid and Hormone Optimization.
After her own experience of insufferable symptoms, misdiagnoses, and improper treatment, Dr. Amie set out to help others who she KNEW were going through the same set of frustrations and who were on the same medical roller coaster.
She grabs your hand, gives you answers about your health that no one has told you, and gives you the actual tools and personalized treatment to fix you. What makes her program unique is the extra support and accessibility that you can’t find anywhere else. That’s the transformational journey. With a focus on optimizing thyroid and hormone function, and thus optimizing her patients, Dr. Amie looks at you as a unique individual and not JUST a lab value. She examines all factors that tie into thyroid dysfunction and thyroid symptoms and FIXES you to give you your life back.
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