#230 Autoimmune thyroid issues, hashimotos, graves disease, migraines, gluten free and more with Nicole Fennell, RD
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INTRO:   This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by  Nicole Fennell, RD. Nicole shares her personal health story and the changes she had to make when diagnosed with Hashimoto's. She talks about all things thyroid and what she sees in practice as well as overcoming challenges to feel better. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Can take 7-10 years for Hashimoto's diagnosisRoot cause of thyroid disorders- autoimmune or not autoimmuneLabs for checking thyroid - a full thyroid panel -TSH, total t3 and t4, free t3 and t4, antibodies, reverse t3, tbg, sex hormone binding globulinSymptoms must be considered with labsNormal labs vs optimal labsHow can you get needed nutrition to support thyroidHow to dig deep to find out why symptoms are thereNext level labs/tests- GI, micronutrient, hair mineral analysis WITH quality interpretation Stress may impact the thyroid functionGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON: Working to get labs drawnMy labs are "normal" but I feel crappy" what to doGetting a good provider on your health care teamMindset changes around dietSupporting the basics- nutrition, sleep, lifestyle Nourish your body don't depriveDo you need to be gluten free with Hashimoto's?ABOUT GUEST: Nicole is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist certified in Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy. After years of working as a clinical inpatient Dietitian, her personal journey with thyroid autoimmunity led her to eventually start a private practice that challenged the "status quo" of what it means to be healthy since following all the "diet rules" is what made her sick. Her work with those who have autoimmune thyroid disease is a root-cause approach, marrying a flexible food framework and personalized lab data to create sustainable and realistic lifelong changes. Nicole takes a nourishment over deprivation approach and helps women mend their metabolism, banish brain fog, enhance energy, and redefine their relationship with food and their bodies. WHERE TO FIND NICOLE: @chewsfoodwisely  www.chewsfoodwisely.com FREEBIE FROM NICOLE: Free "Thyroid School" email sign up and free "Thyroid School Community Chat"// I would also like to link to my self-paced Brain Fog Bootcamp: Thyroid self-paced course through website WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA: https://www.christabiegler.com/ On IG: instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/ Shop our Favorites christabiegler.com/shop Loving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW! Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlife SPONSORS: A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
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