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This episode covers all major aspects of thyroid issues and their connection with mental health. The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone that regulates a wide range of body functions and affects almost every cell of the body. When it’s not functioning properly as in hypo- or hyperthyroidism, a vast array of disruptions occurs in the body that may also include a higher level of stress and poor mental health. Conventional medicine fails to address the root causes of thyroid disorders and you might be surprised to learn that medications don’t actually solve the issues. Functional medicine practitioners like myself focus on supporting women to achieve the optimal ranges of hormones like thyroid hormones and addresses the root causes of suboptimal levels. This way, we can correct thyroid issues before they turn into major diseases. Tune in to fully understand the role of the thyroid gland, the causes of thyroid issues and their implications on mental health, and the holistic ways to fix thyroid-related issues.