HHH Episode #65: Tackling the Thyroid, Autoimmunity, and Energy and You school with Dr. Katy Koukouras

We realize it's summer and most of you are getting out enjoying the great outdoors, especially with tomorrow being July 4th!  So what a better topic to discuss than your continued health!  Today I sit down with a colleague and business partner Dr. Katy Koukouras to talk about one of you most commonly asked questions- What about my thyroid?  That could seem like a simple question, but in our world it's a multifaceted one.  Today we are going to touch on the a lot of topics around the immune system, what autoimmunity is, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and why the immune system is so important. Make sure to join our FREE Energy and You School starting July 15th and learn more about your thyroid, immune system, and the other hormones that influence it. 

  • Introduction to Dr. Katy Koukouras (12:10)
  • It's easier to stay healthy than to get healthier- there is a learning curve (16:45)
  • What is the hormonal action of the thyroid? (19:00)
  • The other hormones that are involved in thyroid (20:00)
  • Where does thyroid metabolism start? The HPA axis (22:15)
  • Thyroid metabolism cascade (23:09) 
  • The feedback loop of the thyroid (24:50)
  • Hypo functioning and the inverse relationship with thyroid (27:00) 
  • Immune cells and the Thyroid gland - T helper cells (28:11) 
  • B cells and tagging (31:00)
  • How we start attacking out own cells T1 and T2 cells (31:38)
  • Typical symptoms of low thyroid (33:40)
  • Hashimoto's signs and symptoms (36:30)
  • Reference ranges with labs and what is considered normal (37:30)
  • Why getting a FULL thyroid panel is essential for correct diagnosis (39:27)
  • Why lifestyle is important for Hashimoto's (43:24)
  • Dr. Hillary shares a case of testing gone wrong (42:52)
  • What is good for the immune system? (47:28)
  • The importance of sleep (47:40)
  • The GI system and the immune system (48:36)
  • The Hygiene hypothesis (50:32)
  • Gluten and Hashimoto's (51:40)
  • Gut Restoration Program (52:57)
  • Pregnancy and the immune system (55:40)
  • What the immune system is creating as symptoms (56:50)
  • How infection can increase chance of Hashimoto's (57:00)
  • Toxin exposure and the immune system (58:15)
  • Iodine and the thyroid (59;55)
  • Birth control pills and the hormonal system (1:00:00)
  • Minimizing exposures and cleaning up your products (1:02:0o)
  • Other thyroid conditions (1:05:00)
  • Why thyroid is so responsive to treatment in Hashimoto's (1:10:30)
  • Why we love naturopathic medicine for treating thyroid and immune conditions.

 

You can find more about Dr. Katy Koukouras and her practice here. 

  FREE School starts July 15th!  Get your spot today! 

FREE School starts July 15th!  Get your spot today!