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The Thyroid Debacle with Drs. Eric Balcavage and Kelly Halderman, episode 32 of the Thyroid-healthy Bites Podcast

The Thyroid Treatment Debacle

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Have you ever felt like your thyroid treatment isn't working? Does your doctor keep reassuring you that because your TSH is "normal" you're fine, and all those debilitating symptoms like brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, joint pain, inflammation, and depression are all in your head? 

If so, you're not alone. 

In their new book, "The Thyroid Debacle," Dr. Eric Balcavage and Dr. Kelly Halderman explore why the current medical model is keeping thyroid patients sick and unwell. 

In this expert interview on the Thyroid-healthy Bites Podcast, Drs. Balcavage and Halderman present some mind-blowing science behind what's really going on with hypothyroidism, and it's not what we've been told.  Don't miss this highly informative and enlightening episode!

We'll discuss:

  • Their personal thyroid stories and backgrounds
  • The problem with allopathic thyroid care and treatment
  • Cellular Hypothyroidism and the Cell Danger Response
  • Their strategic whole-health solution for reversing your symptoms and healing
  • The importance of comprehensive testing
  • The power of food, lifestyle, emotional health, respiratory fitness, and other factors


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Disclaimer: This information is for educational and inspirational purposes only. Always consult with your doctor or other qualified healthcare providers before making changes to your diet, health care, or exercise regimen.


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My Thyroid Debacle Review

Drs. Balcavage and Halderman put clear, easy-to-read words and research-backed explanations to the current "Debacle" of thyroid treatment. They explain why testing TSH only (or TSH + fT4 only), and treating with thyroid medication ONLY (without addressing other diet, lifestyle, and root cause factors) leaves so many of us not just feeling lousy, but in some cases, absolutely debilitated. Best of all, they lay out a solution for what we can do about it to reclaim our health.

Based on extensive research, work with patients, as well as personal experience with thyroid issues, they approach thyroid disorders from a new perspective, pointing out that what's really going on underneath the surface is an issue with the functioning of cells, not a problem with the thyroid gland itself.

They argue that the key is to look at root causes, and a whole-life approach, rather than attempting to mask symptoms with pills.   This book is an absolute game changer and will change your understanding of hypothyroidism forever. 



About Dr. Eric Balcavage, DC, CNS, CFMP, BCIM

Dr. Eric Balcavage is recognized worldwide as a leader in Functional Medicine and Thyroid Physiology and has trained with experts such as Dr. Datis Kharrazian and Dr. Ben Lynch. In over 20 years of practice, he has successfully helped thousands of patients overcome thyroid problems and other chronic health conditions.

Dr. Balcavage’s passion lies in educating patients about the true nature of their thyroid physiology, which often runs contrary to popular advice. By understanding how the body works from a cellular level, he helps patients find the underlying causes of their thyroid symptoms and experience long-term relief.

He currently runs his virtual practice, Rejuvagen Center, helping patients with thyroid disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes/ insulin resistance, autoimmune & inflammatory disorders, and other metabolic challenges.


About Dr. Kelly Halderman

Dr. Kelly Halderman has a doctorate in clinical nutrition, is board certified in clinical nutrition from the CNCB, and has a health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Although she does not practice traditional medicine, she graduated from medical school in 2007 and obtained residency training in Family Practice Medicine with the University of Minnesota. She also has a Naturopathic Medical Degree from Kingdom College of Natural Health. She holds certification in MethylGenetic Nutrition by the Nutrigenetic Research Institute and certification from The American Functional Neurology Institute in Functional Neurology and Neurofeedback. She is an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, President and founder of the American Association of Nutraceutical Formulators.


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