“Your thyroid is your mood, your menses, your metabolism, and your motility in regards to gut health.” -Dr. Brighten 

 

The thyroid gland is an important regulator of many functions of the body, and now we are hearing more dysfunction than ever as 1 in 8 women will experience thyroid issues in her lifetime.

 

We had the honors of chatting with Dr. Jolene Brighten, a naturopathic physician, best-selling author, and a leader in women’s health. She addresses autoimmunity and many of the links we see to thyroid dysfunction.

 

3:30  What is the thyroid? Function? Malfunction symptoms in males & females?

10:00 Thyroid & Pregnancy

11:23 Thyroid pathophysiology

19:37 Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism 

27:07 Supporting your thyroid

34:00 Young children now presenting precursors to thyroid conditions

35:50 Foods to support thyroid health

43:23 Molecular mimicry

 

Want to learn more from Dr. Brighten? 

Check out her website www.drbrighten.com

And her Instagram @drjolenebrighten