TMHS 220: Lose Stubborn Fat And Heal Your Thyroid Function With The Hashimoto’s Protocol – With Dr. Izabella Wentz

With the rapidly growing rates of Hashimoto’s disease, either you or someone you know will be stricken by this disease if we don’t do something about it.

Hashimoto’s is hot right now. Not in a Zoolander hitting the runway kind of hot, but a full-fledged epidemic featuring the fastest spreading autoimmune disease in the nation.

Dr. Izabella Wentz had Hashimoto’s for years and didn’t know it. It just about wrecked her entire life (as you’ll learn about today), but it was also an amazing gift in disguise.

After years of struggle, she was able to successfully put the disease into full remission. Now she’s on a mission to share the life-changing strategies she discovered with the millions of people battling Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. The rub is that many of the people with Hashimoto’s don’t know that they have it. It could be expressed in chronic fatigue, stubborn body fat, constipation, hair loss, memory lapses, or many other symptoms. It’s important to know the signs, but it’s also important to know the right testing. We’ll definitely be covering both of those today.

So, why is Hashimoto’s so prevalent in our world right now? What makes our thyroid so special? Why is conventional medicine failing in treating this disease? You’ll discover that and so much more in this very important and timely interview today. Just click play, take good note, and enjoy!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How growing up in a doctor’s office shaped Dr. Wentz’s passion for medicine.
  • The surprising (but not uncommon) way that Dr. Wentz was treated by her own doctors.
  • What the term “incurable” really means.
  • How conventional medicine treats Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (and what is missing).
  • How prevalent Hashimoto’s actually is today (this will shock you!).
  • What some common (and overlooked) symptoms of Hashimoto’s can be.
  • How the immune system functions like a private investigator.
  • The 3 factors that must be present for Hashimoto’s to occur.
  • How gut cells and thyroid cells are connected.
  • Why some people can eat gluten and live without any negative symptoms.
  • Which environmental triggers can disrupt thyroid function.
  • How fluoride suppresses thyroid function (you need to know about this!).
  • Why your liver plays a huge role in thyroid health.
  • What adaptive physiology is and how diseases work (in a weird way) to help us.
  • How stress contributes to thyroid disease.
  • Which essential nutrients are needed for healthy thyroid function.
  • What the correct thyroid tests are to identify Hashimoto’s.

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  • Marla Schultz
    17 May 2017, 10:00 am

    Thank you so much for having her on. I always wonder if I have thyroid issues, but the tests usually come back normal. I wrote down all the tests see mentioned & look back in my lab work. If I’ve never had them done….or not recently, I am going to ask my dr about having them checked. He is pretty could about checking things I ask about. He likes that I research things & he does research too. Love your show. Hooked on it. I talk about it to people all the time….”You know, Shawn said…..”

  • Darrell
    22 Jul 2017, 5:17 pm

    Fantastic episode that touched many facets of my state which I’m in the process of changing. I’m a former runner with 72 marathons to my credit, developed Hypothyroidism about 15 years ago in the midst of my running career and gained weight in sync with my wife with the advent of a wonderful son two years ago. Am now working on letting 30 pounds go. Just started with Organifi this past week and will continue to fuel my new body. Would love an episode on combating the effects of BPH which my doctor just found during a routine examine and am concerned that the prescriptions to combat BPH may cause moobs whether Im overweight or not…

    Thanks for all you do, you and Jade are the best!

  • Una
    30 Aug 2017, 7:43 pm

    This was the first MHS podcast episode I listened to looking for information on thyroid and its connection to exercise and nutrition, as I was conducting a personal training for a woman with severe thyroid problems. This podcast was the first step that helped me a lot in understanding what my client was going through and how I should encourage her to give her body what it needs, instead of pushing her harder in the gym like all her previous trainers have done, and asking her to reduce her calorie intake.

    Learning about Dr. Wentz story and how far she went in beating the disease is fascinating and encouraging. Thank you for sharing the personal and professional story with so many details to apply to daily life!

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  • Aletha
    28 Feb 2018, 1:51 pm

    Thank you for this episode. I heard you on The Mike Dolce Show. I did more research after that episode and went to your podcast. As I scrolled through your episodes and came across the word Hashimoto I was compelled to listen because it hits close to home. I have a 13 yr. old who was diagnosed two years ago with Hashimoto’s on top of suffering from Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD) since birth and cirrhosis of the liver also diagnosed two years ago. I have tried to talk to her specialist about what could be done on our end to help her have a healthy life. The answer that is always given is to continue with her prescribed medication and continue with the follow up appointments. I am always wondering what more I can do to help her. I can’t thank you enough for this episode.