EP 38: Adrenal and Thyroid Power with Dr. Izabella Wentz

“If you want to feel well, you’ve got to let your body know that it’s safe.” – Dr. Izabella Wentz

There are only two hormonal issues that are life and death: thyroid and adrenals. Unfortunately, when it comes to adrenals, what you think you should be doing is probably the opposite of what you should be doing.

Whether you identify with the burned-out Saboteur or the Workaholic who’s constantly pushing, you’re not alone. Today I’m happy to be joined by Dr. Izabella Wentz, author of the upcoming book, The Adrenal Transformation Protocol, and one of the books I recommend to all my Hashimoto’s patients, Hashimoto’s Protocol. Izabella takes a whole-body approach to healing, with nutrition and lifestyle changes alongside mindset and self-care shifts.

In this episode, Izabella and I discuss her Hashimoto’s journey, her decision to develop a healing protocol for herself and how it led to helping others, why she made the transition from focusing on the thyroid to adrenals, what you need to know about adrenal fatigue, how you can start taking steps to turn the ship around, and more.

If you’re struggling with thyroid issues or burnout, you’re not alone. Izabella is a wealth of knowledge and experience and has so many resources you can tap into. I really enjoyed this episode, and I know you will too.

About Dr. Izabella Wentz
Dr. Izabella Wentz, Pharm.D., FASCP is a passionate, innovative and solution focused clinical pharmacist. After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009, Dr. Wentz was surprised at the lack of knowledge about lifestyle interventions for Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and autoimmune conditions. She decided to take on the development of lifestyle interventions as her personal mission in an effort to help heal herself and others with Hashimoto’s. Izabella is the author of three books on Hashimoto’s: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause, Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology, and Hashimoto’s Protocol, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Dr. Wentz currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Michael, and their son, Dimitry.

Episode Highlights
-Izabella’s snowballing symptoms and her frustrating search for answers
-The motivation behind writing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause
-Why many doctors prescribe medications like Synthroid over desiccated glandulars and other options
-Common reasons why synthetic T4 doesn’t work for some people
-The main markers Izabella recommends for a thyroid panel
-Izabella’s whole-body Hashimoto’s protocol and why she focuses on approaching it as an autoimmune condition
-The role of inflammation in Hashimoto’s
-Why Izabella shifted her focus from thyroid to adrenals, despite her initial disbelief of adrenal fatigue
-How Izabella developed her adrenal protocol that’s helped thousands of people, including herself
-Symptoms of burnout and adrenal dysfunction
-Why The Adrenal Protocol works for people with both high and low cortisol levels and specific adjustments for each
-Key things to remember when taking licorice supplements
-What the Workaholic and Sabateur archetypes look like
-Self-care and mindset work are crucial for improving your adrenal health
-Why you might need to step back to move forward when it comes to weight loss
-Who will benefit the most from Izabella’s new book, The Adrenal Protocol?
-Simple tips you can use today to start heading in the right direction
-Starting the day with Izabella’s Adrenal Kickstart drink to help normalize your cortisol response and avoid blood sugar roller coasters
-Targeted supplementation and adaptogens that can help to find pleasure in your day-to-day life

Connect with Dr. Izabella Wentz
Visit Dr. Wentz’s Website | ThyroidPharmacist.com
Dr. Izabella Wentz on Instagram | @IzabellaWentzPharmD
Dr. Izabella Wentz on Facebook | @ThyroidLifestyle
The Adrenal Transformation Program | Click to learn more
The ABCs of Adrenal Support | Claim your FREE download!

Books by Dr. Izabella Wentz
Adrenal Transformation Protocol: A 4-Week Plan to Release Stress Symptoms and Go from Surviving to Thriving
Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause

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Medical Disclaimer
This podcast and website represent the opinions of Dr. Shawn Tassone and his guests. The content here should not be taken as medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Because each person is so unique, please consult your health care professional for any medical questions.

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