MENOPAUSE & THYROID WITH DR JONI LABBE
MENOPAUSE & THYROID WITH DR JONI LABBE
Symptoms for both thyroid disease and menopause overlap. Brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, lack of libido… So, how do you know what’s what?
Dr Labbe has been working with women with both thyroid problems and hormonal issues for well over 20 years and so I was thrilled to pick her brains about the connection between thyroid & menopause. Like many professionals in this space, Dr Labbe has Hashimoto’s so we touch on some of her thyroid story too.
Personally, I’m on the cusp of peri-menopause at 46, so I was keen to get the low-down so I can be as prepared as I can be!
The key topics covered in this discussion are:
- The connection between menopause & thyroid.
- Can menopause trigger Hashimoto’s or ‘reignite’ Hashimoto’s that has been in remission?
- Test not guess – know where your body is actually at and get to the root cause of what’s going on for you at the stage of life.
- Birth control – the IUS in particular and whether it can help with menopause symptoms.
- Foods to avoid and a few to make sure to include for thyroid support.
- Dr Labbe’s top 3 tips for those with both thyroid & menopause issues going on.
- Sex! Or lack of it, more to the point.
A few things to research if you’d like to dig more into the research:
- DIM & estogem blocking
- Selenium & thyroid
You’ll find the links to the testing panel, Dr Labbe’s programs and supplements on Thyrosisters.com
Enjoy the episode and join the discussion in the Let’s Talk Thyroid Community.
DR. JONI LABBE (DC, CCN, DCCN, FCCN) IS A FUNCTIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER AND BOARD-CERTIFIED CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST. SHE SPECIALIZES IN SCIENCE-BASED NUTRITION WITH A FOCUS ON HYPOTHYROID, HASHIMOTO’S, AND HORMONES.
Dr. Labbe has successfully helped pre-menopausal and menopausal women
regain and maintain their health since 1995. She is a professional speaker, radio personality, fitness expert, and former host of “Healthier Way With Dr. Labbe.”
She has earned a Diplomate and Fellow in Nutrition from the American Association of Integrative Medicine, and has advanced training and certification in Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Functional Neurology and Functional Endocrinology. Dr. Labbe is one of the country’s leading authorities on thyroid disorders, including Hashimoto’s disease.
She is the founder of ThyroSistersTM, and creator of the exciting, science-based
Thyroid M.V.P. ProgramTM (Measurable, Verifiable, Progress), a comprehensive,
all-inclusive, curriculum for hormonally challenged women that includes comprehensive functional lab testing. She has appeared and authored numerous
articles and blogs on health, nutrition, and hypothyroid health as seen on Fox
Health News, Healthy Times and KUSI TV. She is author of the Amazon #1 Best
Seller, Thyroid and Menopause Madness, Why You Feel So Lousy, And What
You Can Do About It, and It’s Not Just Menopause, It’s Your Thyroid.
In her free time, Dr. Labbe enjoys hiking and exploring with her husband and friends in the beautiful surroundings of San Diego. When the opportunity to travel comes, she enjoys learning about other people and cultures, especially as it relates to their indigenous culinary preferences, health and longevity. The power of music, in any form, is one of her passions, especially gospel, jazz, and the blues; favorites are Ray Charles, Billy Holiday, Etta James, and the great Eric Clapton. Laughing with friends and family and a great “tribal meal” is her idea of an evening well-spent. Dr. Labbe provides an excellent example of living vibrantly post menopause; as in addition she successfully manages her own symptoms of Hashimoto’s and Celiac disease. It’s her life’s mission to help others “lose that voice in your head telling
you that you’re crazy, lazy, or finished!”
Connect with Dr Joni Labbe
Check out Dr Labbe’s Book: Thyroid Menopause Madness on Amazon. I can recommend it as an easy to read, full of practical information and positive actions you can implement, book.
As a taster, you might like to download the booklet “It’s not just menopause, it’s your thyroid” via thyroisisters.com.
Suspect you have a thyroid issue? PLEASE trust your instincts and get it thoroughly checked out with your health practitioner. This thyroid basics page has an overview of what tests to ask for and an affiliate link to use a private lab if your doctor won't order them.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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