How to Look Beyond TSH and Why It Matters for Fertility
Dec 09, 2021
Today's question is: What does TSH have to do with fertility?
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05:11- TODAY’S QUESTION: HOW TO LOOK BEYOND TSH AND WHY IT MATTERS FOR FERTILITY
05:18- DR. TABATHA BARBER’S INITIAL RESPONSE
- “TSC has A LOT to do with fertility.”
- The Thyroid’s role in our body and how it impacts reproduction
- “Your thyroid is responsible for telling your brain and ovaries that it’s okay to reproduce.”
- What happens when your thyroid is working overtime and your body is in survival mode
- “If you are in survival mode your thyroid is not going to let you reproduce.”
- “When your thyroid is struggling your period is one of the first signs of that struggle.”
07:48- SARAH’S PERSONAL STORY WITH TSH AND HER FERTILITY JOURNEY
- Functional ranges versus conventional ranges & the importance of looking at the full panel
- “If you are having cycle issues you need to look at the root cause.”
- “Our bodies were not created to be in dysfunction. Our bodies were created to sustain and heal.”
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