Dr. Westin Childs
Hashimoto’s and Hyperthyroidism: Why it Happens & What it Means

Hashimoto’s and Hyperthyroidism: Why it Happens & What it Means

Yes, Hashimoto’s Can Cause Both Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism Most people, doctors included, think about Hashimoto’s as a disease that results in hypothyroidism or low thyroid function.  And while that is true, it isn’t the whole story.  Can patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis also end up with hyperthyroidism? The answer is yes.  In fact, there are several …

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thyroid lab tests in men: which ones do you need?

Thyroid Lab Tests in Men: Which Ones Do You Need?

Thyroid Dysfunction Impacts Men Differently Than WomenBoth men and women have a thyroid gland so does that mean that thyroid lab tests should be the same for both genders? Not exactly… While it is true that both men and women have a thyroid gland, the way that thyroid disease impacts both genders is not the same.  Much of …

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thyroid controversies interview with dr. alan christianson

Thyroid Controversies: Iodine Safety, Hashimoto’s & More | Dr. Alan Christianson & Dr. Childs

Thyroid Controversies Explained and Debunked with Dr. Alan Christianson | Podcast Interview Show Notes & Links From the Video/PodcastToday I am joined by Dr. Alan Christianson. Dr. Alan Christianson is a Board Certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist who focuses on Thyroid care. He is a New York Times bestselling author whose recent titles include The Thyroid Reset …

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how to increase glutathione to protect against hashimoto's

How to Increase Glutathione to Protect Against Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Why Glutathione is So Important if You Have Hashimoto’s ThyroiditisWhen it comes to your thyroid, few substances are more important than glutathione.  You can make the argument that nutrients like iodine, tyrosine, and iron are important for the thyroid gland, but they do something completely different from glutathione.  Glutathione is the master antioxidant that your thyroid gland …

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how to optimize your thyroid medication

How to Optimize Your Thyroid Medication To Feel 100% Again

Do We Need New Thyroid Medication Treatments?When are we going to get new treatments and new thyroid medications to treat thyroid disease? I have seen this question several times over the last few years in some form or another.  There are plenty of thyroid patients out there suffering right now despite taking their thyroid medication faithfully.  From their …

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healing your gut for hashimoto's with dr. jill carnahan

Healing Your Gut For Hashimoto’s & Autoimmune Disease | Dr. Jill Carnahan & Dr. Westin Childs

How to Reverse Gut Problems for Hashimoto’s & Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Jill Carnahan Podcast Interview Show Notes & Links From the Video/PodcastToday I am joined with Dr. Jill Carnahan for a discussion on gut health and its role in Hashimoto’s and autoimmune disease in general.  Dr. Jill Carnahan MD is trained in both Family Medicine …

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hypothyroid supplements for women

Hypothyroid Supplements for Women: My Top Picks

Hypothyroid Women Have Specific NeedsBelieve it or not, hypothyroidism hits women differently than men.  The symptoms you will experience as a woman with hypothyroidism will be very different from the symptoms that a man will experience.  Sure, there will definitely be some overlap.  Symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, and even hair loss will occur in both genders.  But, by …

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6 anti inflammatory supplements that actually work

6 Anti Inflammatory Supplements That Actually Work

Why Inflammation Is a ProblemHere’s why you should care about inflammation: Reducing inflammation can help you lose weight, balance your hormones, reduce joint pain, sleep better, balance your immune system, age more gracefully, give you more energy, improve your cholesterol, reduce cardiovascular disease, and much more.  This is really just the tip of the iceberg.  When you look …

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