You won’t want to miss this deep dive into the Thyroid with my guest this week Amy Drab who is a physician assistant and previous associate professor of education at Kettering College of Medical Arts. She has over 22 years of experience as a physician assistant. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Professions/Physician Assistant from Kettering College of Medical Arts and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. She has practiced in the specialties of family practice, OB/GYN, urgent care, and emergency medicine and she is an IFM (Institute for Functional Medicine) certified practitioner. She and I connected when we both formerly worked at the Center For Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. She is phenomenal and has so much wisdom around hormones.
In this episode you will hear about:
~ The unknown symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and whether you might need further testing
~ The conventional medicine approach and the functional medicine approach to thyroid
~ Looking at symptoms and not just labs
~ Comprehensive thyroid testing and what to ask for
~ How the thyroid actually works
~ What affects thyroid function
~ Root cause for thyroid dysfunction
~ Nutrition, lifestyle and supplement support for the thyroid
If you have ever wondered if your thyroid may be contributing to symptoms you have or wanted to learn more about the testing and nutritional/lifestyle support for your thyroid this episode is for you.