142: Why Your Thyroid Protocol May Not Be Working: Looking at Iodine Through a Different Lens

As a functional wellness practitioner, you know how important the thyroid gland is to ensure optimal health and well-being. But what happens when your thyroid protocol isn’t working and you can’t figure out why? 😨

In this episode, you’ll get a crash course on thyroid physiology to better understand the science behind how the thyroid gland works and how to troubleshoot when you’ve exhausted all your options. We’ll get back to the basics and explore the role of whole-food nutrients and why you should stay far far away from synthetic supplements.

You’ll also learn more about the essential role of the sodium/iodine symporter, and how correcting this often-overlooked aspect of thyroid function can help your patients start feeling better in no time. 🙌🎯

Whether you’re new to Functional Medicine or you’re a long-time veteran, this episode will deepen your understanding of thyroid physiology and how you can improve your thyroid protocols for even better clinical outcomes. 📈😀

Learn why it’s essential to consider the possibility of a malfunctioning sodium/iodine symporter if your thyroid protocol isn’t working as it should..


Gold Nuggets 

  • (4:25) How thyroid hormones are made. 🛠
  • (6:16) The anatomy of a thyroid cell, aka thyrocyte. 🗺
  • (10:06) Let’s recap each thyroid hormone player. 🎲
  • (11:08) The belief about iodine that I don’t agree with… 🙊
  • (17:33) Something to remember for your thyroid protocols!! 🤞


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Hi, I’m Ronda Nelson and I help wellness practitioners grow thriving, profitable practices that allow them to work with ease, live a life they love and make an income they can be proud of.

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