The Link Between Thyroid Dysfunction And Fertility
Jan 08, 2019
Today I’m welcoming Janie Bawthorpe to the podcast! We’re digging into the connection between fertility and the thyroid.
For 20 years, Janie A. Bowthorpe suffered at the hands of doctors. Why? They failed to see the connection between her chronic and debilitating symptoms and forcing her body to live for conversion alone, aka T4-only like Synthroid. The examining room responses were always along the lines of "You are normal" and "It's something else besides your thyroid". All the latter meant money down the drain, frustrating and false pronouncements by doctors, painful tests, dead ends, and the dark realization she would finally have to apply for Social Security Disability.
But Bowthorpe proved them all wrong in 2002. She switched to Natural Desiccated Thyroid, raised and found her optimal amount, and every single debilitating symptom went completely away. That change spurred her to create the movement later called Stop the Thyroid Madness, aka STTM.
What makes the Stop the Thyroid Madness movement different from other websites and books? It's near totally about 16 years of reported patient experiences in getting well, and the wisdom gained from those experiences.
And there are also two books--the most widely read thyroid books on the market for years: the revised Stop the Thyroid Madness: A Patient Revolution Against Decades of Inferior Thyroid Treatment (aka STTM I), and also Stop the Thyroid Madness II: How Thyroid Experts are Challenging Ineffective Treatments and Improving the Lives of Patients (aka STTM II).
For years I was told my thyroid was "normal"...but my hair was falling out in chunks, my skin looked like a lizard and I had cold feet and hands.
Not until I pushed my doctor to look beyond the TSH did my symptoms begin to improve.
Looking only at the TSH...does not give us the whole picture.
This is a grass roots movement. It's time to take our health into our own hands.
We don't need to wait for the next miracle cure. Your body is desperately trying to tell you something.
Pumping it full of medication and rushing off to the fertility clinic doesn't get to the root cause.
Eduction is key!
It is time to be your own advocate and dig deeper.
You'll either get pregnant naturally or if you do need an IUI/IVF you will have set up your body for success.
On this podcast you'll learn:
Why looking at thyroid health is so important for fertility. We discuss the link to failure to ovulate, heavy bleeding, irregular periods, moody periods, excruciating pain during period, PMS, PCOS, inability to get pregnant and miscarriages.
Why looking at the full thyroid panel is essential and why many doctors only look at the TSH.
Which thyroid numbers and levels are important to look at and what they mean for your fertility.
We talk about low iron, low B12, gut infections (leaky gut), low Vitamin D and how cortisol impacts the thyroid..plus how to treat thyroid dysfunction.
Book your free Supercharge Your Fertility Discovery call. We’ll come up with a simple plan to help you move forward…towards your dream of having your baby.
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