Fatigue, unexplained weight gain, constipation, dry skin, sensitivity to cold... if you're struggling with any of these symptoms, it's not all in your head. It could be an issue with your thyroid.
The above symptoms are indicative of hypothyroidism, in which your thyroid gland becomes under-active. Hyperthyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland is overactive, and may cause symptoms like unexplained weight loss, rapid heart rate, sweating and irritability.
Dr. Raphael Kellman, MD, author of The Microbiome Diet, is a pioneer in functional medicine who has a holistic and visionary approach to healing. Dr. Kellman believes that thyroid issues have become an epidemic in our society.
Why has the occurrence of thyroid and related diseases increased so drastically?
Dr. Kellman believes the phenomenon is tied to your gut health and the trillions of bacteria that make up your microbiome.
Your immune system and your microbiome work in tandem. When your microbiome becomes unbalanced (due to many different factors: bad diet, and overuse of NSAIDs, PPIs, antibiotics), your immune system and your overall health is compromised.
Listen in as Dr. Kellman joins Dr. Susanne to share more about this gut-thyroid connection, as well as natural supplements you can use to help ease your symptoms and get both your microbiome and your thyroid back on track.