Natural MD Radio: Supporting Your Thyroid Under Stress with Izabella Wentz & Aviva Romm

If you have Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism, times of stress can be especially hard on your body. It’s extra important during these times to be careful and caring, giving yourself time to rest, rejuvenate, and nourish.

Today I’m speaking with Dr. Izabella Wentz, who has been a guest on the show before. She just came out with a new book that topped the New York Times Bestseller list called Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back, and my bestselling book The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution had come out just prior. Writing and publishing a book can be an incredibly stressful time, with lots of deadlines and pressure, and we both felt that stress. At moments, Izabella explains, she felt her Hashimoto's symptoms coming back as she pushed her health to the limits. But she got it back under control, and today we're both sharing tips to help you do the same during times of stress.

Show Notes

  • The ups and downs of publishing a book
  • What happened that led Izabella’s Hashimoto’s to flare up
  • What you can do when you’re going through a high stress time
  • The value of asking for help from your community
  • How Izabella uses neurofeedback
  • Why you have to eat well when you’re under stress
  • How to be comfortable asking for help
  • The benefits of meditation
  • Why you have to step away sometimes
  • Why Izabella needs to use thyroid hormone supplement for her thyroid function
  • What Izabella finds useful in her thyroid treatment
  • The importance of supporting the liver
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Aviva, I love your work. I first discovered you via I own two of your books, including your new one, and they are very helpful additions to my personal library, filling niches that nothing else will. I love your dual perspective as an MD and an herbalist, as well as your common sense approach as a woman and mother. It gives all of your advice a unique balance that I've not found elsewhere. Regarding your radio show: again, I love the content -- but I would far prefer to read than to listen 98% of the time. I'm not an auditory learner, and of course brain fog can make that even harder some days. I would greatly appreciate the addition of actual transcripts for your shows that I could download and then read offline in my spare moments here and there (in places where I usually don't have wifi). Or if transcripts are already available somewhere, adding an intuitive link to each one would be extremely helpful. Thanks in advance for considering it!


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    Aviva Romm

    Hi Sarah, Thank you so much! I get it - I'm a reader, too! As we don't sell advertising for my podcast (or anything I do) and thus the cost of podcast production is something entirely 'given' out of pocket, instead of providing transcripts which are also costly, all of the informational podcasts also have a corresponding article. We don't do this for the purely interview ones, such as this with Izabella, however, again because of costs (about $100/transcript). Thank you again - and if things change on the podcast ever being subsidized in some way - or if I am getting a transcript done for other reasons (I occasionally do this for other writing purposes) I will sure include them!! Warmest wishes, Aviva


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Best. ever. I feel so empowered from this candid conversation between you and Isabella. I've honored the fact that I need to take a bit of supplement and I'm celebrating how far I have come even though I fall backward at times. Thank you so much for all you do.


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Aviva, I love your work. Your doing great things for women everywhere. I miss your podcast (although it's only been a few months.. I still really enjoy all your new content!). Any chance you'll be doing a new podcast soon? Would love for you to discuss ways to lose "the last 10 pounds" or just weight loss in general. I am a new mom (my son is now 10 months old) and would love to get back to nympre pregnancy weight. Any tips? Thanks again for everything you do!


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    Aviva Romm

    YES! Coming in the next 2v weeks with 20 episodes planned for the next season. And thank you! BTW that's a great topic!!!