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Medical Myths, Legends & Fairytales

Dec 9, 2019

Between the latest online fads and the crazy media headlines, it’s easier than ever to get confused about your health. If you want to make better decisions about your health today so you can feel better and live longer, you’ve come to the right place.


On this episode we’re looking at plant-based options for improving the health of your thyroid. I’m joined by Elena Wilkins of 360 Impact Health to discuss the success she has had with overcoming hypothyroidism, pituitary adenoma, and infertility without medication. Instead, Elena has used healthy eating and lifestyle choices to overcome her symptoms and today she is healthier than ever before.


Elena not only shares her story but also shares hope for anyone who feels like they have exhausted their search to find the answers they need to live a healthier, fuller life. We talk about the importance of having low levels of iodine in your diet, the potentially dangerous effects of a paleo diet, and all of the points of both mental and physical health that are examined and healed as part of the Elena Wilkins diet.  Elena’s advice is encouraging, and her story of healing is simply amazing. If you’ve felt like the options for healing that you’ve been presented with just aren’t for you, you’ll want to be sure to listen to my conversation with Elena Wilkins to restore your hope and help you recognize that a healthy, happy, disease free life really is within your reach.


Key Takeaways:

[1:11] Today’s topic is healing your thyroid naturally, without medication and with a whole health approach.

[2:58] Introducing Elena Wilkins, who shares her story of overcoming hypothyroidism and infertility with diet and exercise instead of medication.

[9:34] The turning point in Elena’s story started with her husband’s daily chest pains and led to a search for answers.

[12:11] The whole foods, plant based, low fat diet that reversed Elena’s hypothyroidism includes one key factor — low iodine.

[15:19] The nearly 100-year-old study that proved that the skin iodine absorption test is completely inaccurate.

[18:22] Will cutting out dairy and processed bread in a paleo diet result in too-low levels of iodine intake?

[21:17] An overview of the Elena Wilkins diet, the success rate, and the specific physical and mental health indicators that are examined.

[27:22] How does mental or physical abuse and stress affect the health of your thyroid?

[30:05] The symptoms and cure for Graves disease in relation to the health of your thyroid.

[34:00] Because the supplement market is not regulated like the medication market, multivitamins often contain a higher iodine content, and your thyroid suffers as a result.

[38:47] Elena shares the final chapters of her transformation, and why she doesn’t have any regrets about the healthy lifestyle changes she has made.

[41:39] Elena’s top tips for a simple whole foods diet include batch cooking — preparing a week’s worth of food at one time.

[42:53] Advocating for yourself starts with asking for a second opinion, and a third opinion, and not stopping until you find the answers you are looking for.

[47:26] Do you have a topic you’d like me to cover? Contact me on Facebook or Instagram using #medicalmyths.


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