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Episode 35: Everything you Should Know About Thyroid Function and Assessment With Tara Nelson


If you’ve been told you’re “fine”, despite countless thyroid symptoms then I encourage you to listen to this episode with Naturopath Tara Nelson. She has helped thousands of clients with thyroid conditions across the globe. She has diplomas in App Sc, Remedial therapies, Nutritional Medicine and Herbal Medicine and she herself has been diagnosed with autoimmune hypothyroid (Hashimoto’s).


In this episode we discuss the common signs and symptoms of an under-active thyroid including fatigue, brain fog, weight gain and more. Tara explains why these symptoms present and provides details on the role of the thyroid and the hormones it produces. We discuss all of the available tools for assessing and tracking thyroid function including the use of Basal Body Temperature (BBT) tracking, family history, pathology and symptoms. Importantly, Tara takes us through each of the blood test measures often used to assess thyroid function, including autoimmune markers, and how to discuss these with a GP. If you resonate with any of these signs and symptoms or have a history of questionable thyroid function, this episode is must listen because we also discuss the foundations for supporting thyroid health and function.