Natural MD Radio: Amy Myers – The Thyroid Connection

Today’s guest has a unique perspective on the struggle that many people face with thyroid problems. Not only is Amy Myers a medical doctor practicing functional medicine with a focus on thyroid and autoimmune diseases, but she has also struggled with thyroid challenges herself.

Listen in as we talk about how Amy was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease, the role that stress plays in illness, and why we shouldn’t be afraid of taking medication or having surgery.

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“I feel like I am lucky all the time that I’m a doctor and that I know, and that I know when to be persistent, and I encourage all of my patients to be as well.” – Amy Myers

Show Notes:

  • What happened to Amy during her first year of medical school
  • How stress can cause health issues
  • Why women need to ask for what we need
  • How Amy treats Graves’ Disease
  • How to use integrative therapies to treat Graves’ Disease

“This is ever evolving, and we’re constantly learning and thankfully we’re learning new things.” – Amy Myers

  • The evolution of thyroid disease treatment
  • Why we shouldn’t be afraid of medication and surgery
  • What pushed Amy to focus on thyroid and autoimmune issues
  • Why you have to keep looking for the right people to work with

Links Mentioned:

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

“There are so many people not getting diagnosed and then when they are getting diagnosed, they’re getting so mismanaged.” – Amy Myers

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I love all of your podcasts and find them so immensely helpful and insightful. I was wondering if you happen to know of any doctors/books/resources for thyroid/hashimotos in women in German?!?!?! I have a friend who needs people like you or Dr Myers or Alan Christianson, but reading about topics like that in english is hard for and she can't afford a naturopath at this point. I really hope you can help.


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    Megan Liebmann

    Hi Nadja, Thank you for contacting Dr. Romm about finding a doctor in your area. We recommend looking on the website of the Institute for Functional Medicine ( for a practitioner in your community. If you are unable to find someone suitable, or would like to consult with her as a physician, please check her website at to find out about becoming her patient. Wishing you the best of health! Megan- Aviva's Executive Assistant


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Hi Aviva, This episode really resonated with me. I was raised in the Berkshires in a very health conscious family, eating well, seeing naturopaths and practicing yoga since childhood! I was diagnosed with Graves as a teenager and lived with active Graves for seven years before I finally had the radiation treatment. 18 months after the radiation, I became an insulin-dependent type 1 diabetic. Four years since then, I STILL feel like I've failed. I'm always wondering: Could have avoided becoming diabetic by treating my thyroid condition differently? (I literally winced when I heard you and Amy say that you would recommend surgery over radiation.) This all being said, I feel like my lifestyle is healthier than ever now that I use my illnesses as my teachers, but it's hard to shake the guilt about not having done a good enough job treating my illnesses in my past. I feel like this is a trap that many followers of integrative and holistic medicine might fall into, especially women. Can you continue to address this issue of in your podcast and publishing? Thanks for all you do.