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Menopause and Your Thyroid, Thyroid-Healthy Bites with Mary Shomon, Episode 63

When Menopause & Hypothyroidism Collide

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Welcome to another episode of Thyroid-Healthy Bites! Today, we’re tackling a critical topic: the connection between thyroid issues and menopause. Did you know that thyroid problems and menopause often overlap, creating a double whammy for many women? In this episode, "Double Trouble: When Menopause and Hypothyroidism Collide," we’ll explore why this happens and what you can do to feel better.

As women reach mid-life, both menopause and thyroid issues become more common. Some of that is due to timing: Both menopause and hypothyroidism are more common in women over 40. The risk of developing autoimmunity, which is the leading cause of hypothyroidism, increases during the menopause years. Plus, thyroid hormones and sex hormones are deeply interconnected, leading to symptoms so similar that they often get mistaken for one another.

Joining me is the one and only Mary Shomon, a renowned thyroid expert and NYT bestselling author of "The Menopause Thyroid Solution: Overcome Menopause by Solving Your Hidden Thyroid Problems."

Mary will illuminate the overlap between hypothyroidism and menopause and share valuable tips on how you can feel better throughout this challenging season of life. If you're a woman nearing or experiencing menopause and dealing with thyroid issues, you won't want to miss this insightful episode.

We Discuss: 

  • The difference between perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause
  • How thyroid issues can complicate menopause
  • Why it's important to test your thyroid if you're struggling with menopause symptoms
  • The thyroid-menopause connection
  • How to promote hormonal balance and minimize symptoms
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Over-the-counter alternatives to HRT
  • Hormone testing
  • Foods that support hormonal balance


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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About Mary Shomon

Mary Shomon is a thyroid expert, patient advocate, and New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books on thyroid health, including The Menopause Thyroid Solution: Overcome Menopause by Solving Your Hidden Thyroid Problems. She’s been researching, writing, and teaching about thyroid disease, hormonal health, weight loss, and autoimmune disease for over two decades. In addition to her books, you can find her writing at Very Well Health and Health Central. You can also catch her PBS Healthy Hormones TV specials. 


Happy thriving, and enjoy the episode! 

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