The Truth About Fluoride with Melissa Gallico

The Truth About Fluoride with Melissa Gallico
In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show, I interview Melissa Gallico about fluoride.  We talked about where fluoride comes from, why it was added to our water supply, how to know if your water is fluoridated, how to filter fluoride, other sources of fluoride, the fluoride-acne connection, the fluoride-thyroid connection, how to detoxify fluoride with iodine, and how to petition your local legislators to remove fluoride from your water supply.  I was not aware of the fluoride-acne connection so this was an enlightening podcast that everyone should listen to who has acne or a thyroid issue.

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Healing Hashimoto’s and Alopecia with Jill Grunewald

Healing Hashimoto’s and Alopecia with Jill Grunewald
In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show, I interview Jill Grunewald on the best foods for healing Hashimoto’s disease and Alopecia.  Jill has an excellent cookbook called the Essential Thyroid Cookbook with many excellent recipes to help you heal.  We talked about all the various dietary approaches out there for autoimmune disease including their pitfalls and how to get around feeling worse.  We also discussed the autoimmune paleo diet, ketogenic diet, low-carbohydrate diets, ferritin, and hypothyroidism.  And we even got into the controversial topics of iodine, goitrogens, and vegan and vegetarian diets.  I really appreciate Jill’s common sense approach to these topics so this is one interview you definitely don’t want to miss.

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The Iodine Crisis with Lynne Farrow

The Iodine Crisis with Lynne Farrow

In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show, I interview Lynne Farrow the author of the book, “The Iodine Crisis:  What You Don’t Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life.”  We had an in-depth discussion about iodine and how important it is for your body.  We covered many topics including why iodine deficiency is so prevalent, bromide, fluoride, sources of iodine, the best iodine supplements, how to test for iodine deficiency, breast cancer, iodized salt, goiters, iron and ferritin, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, seaweed, and conditions associated with iodine deficiency.

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Natural Treatment

Hashimoto's Disease

In this article I cover Hashimoto’s thyroiditis natural treatment including some basic supplements that can help heal Hashimoto’s disease and hypothyroidism as well as some dietary strategies.

The thyroid gland, like any gland in your body, requires a number of basic nutrients to function properly. Every day your thyroid gland produces a certain amount of thyroid hormone that requires specific building blocks. If any of those building blocks are missing, your thyroid may not make enough thyroid hormone and you may suffer from common symptoms of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hypothyroidism such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight Gain
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Hair Loss
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Brain fog
  • Dry brittle nails and hair
  • Muscle pain

Let’s talk about each nutrient that your thyroid needs and how to find out if you are deficient. It may be that you would benefit from some simple supplements for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hypothyroidism.

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Selenium Supplementation

Hashimoto's Disease

Did you know that the thyroid gland has the highest concentration of selenium compared to any organ in your body? Selenium is a powerful and essential trace mineral actually first discovered by the Swedish chemist Berzelius in 1817. Selenium mainly acts as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and it is involved in the production and activation of thyroid hormone.

Selenium protects the thyroid from oxidative damage but a deficiency can lead to an increase in the weight of your thyroid which can be compounded by an iodine deficiency. When you’re deficient in selenium, you actually lose iodine more quickly so these two substances must work in perfect balance.

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