Hypothyroidism: Why Do Doctors Ignore The Obvious?

June 26, 2013
Hosted by Meg Richichi

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Is your doctor telling you that you’re thyroid is in normal range with a TSH of 4.8? But, are you fatigued, experiencing severe pms, irregular cycles or pcos? Do you still feel cold when others are not? Are you gaining weight and noticing hair loss? Are you having difficulty getting pregnant? Are you at your wit’s end? Welcome to the insane world of hypothyroidism! An epidemic that is plaguing over 30 million American women and counting. It is grossly misunderstood, under diagnosed and poorly treated. The good news is that Dana Cohen, MD, one of NYC’s leading Integrative Physicians will be joining me for an extraordinary conversation on this episode of FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Dr. Cohen will discuss WHY she goes beyond the conventional parameters for thyroid testing, in addition to detailing various protocols for treating hypothyroidism- including the importance of iodine, nutrition, supplements and natural Armour medication, as well as providing invaluable thyroid lifestyle do’s and dont’s.

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Women of all ages continue to travel at a velocity completely out of rhythm with who they are. The way a woman lives her life is directly linked to her health, vitality and how sexy she feels! A woman doesn’t wake up one day with PMS, fibroids, being 20 pounds overweight or lupus. These symptoms reflect lifestyle choices made over time.

What I’ve observed in working with women are escalating effects of daily stress, such as burnout, working long hours, skipping meals, low libido, insomnia, too much caffeine and too little time for themselves. My mission is to help women understand they aren't at the mercy of their hormones. Food for Thought will provide tools from myself and my leading expert guests to help you create smart choices.

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Meg Richichi

Meg Richichi

Ultimately, what we bring forth into our world gives birth to who we are each day. How we nurture ourselves nurtures our overall hormonal wellness. I’m committed to demystifying hormonal issues and various ailments plaguing women in today’s fast paced world.

I've been an Integrative Women’s Health Practitioner for the last 18 years blending both Eastern and Western modalities in my NYC practice. My extensive studies include training in holistic-functional medicine with esteemed physicians a in the U.S., a leading hospital in Vietnam, herbalogy and shamanic healing practices in the Brazilian Rain Forest.

I’m a health detective that thinks outside the box of conventional medicine. I treat the whole person and seeing beyond the label of symptoms and disease. Women are not deficient in synthetic hormones or immune suppressant drugs but in vital nutrients and healthier life style choices.

I focus on stress related hormonal imbalances including infertility, autoimmune disorders, gut issues and pain syndromes. My integrative approach includes personalized programs in nutrition, detoxification and supplementation setting women back on a path of feeling whole and vibrant.

I also facilitate workshops and speak to a wide range of audiences that include NYC top hospitals, Infertility organizations and Equinox. I’ve also done magazine and radio interviews for Vogue, Real Simple, NPR, Refinery29, Well+Good and VitalJuice.

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