Monday, December 4, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

☀️ Healthy Mitochondria – The Key To FIXING Thyroid Issues? | Dr. Eric Balcavage

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In this episode, I am speaking with Dr. Eric Balcavage, who is a renowned thyroid health expert and author of the Thyroid Debacle. He also lectures around the country on various health topics including stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, thyroid dysfunction, methylation dysfunction, and more. 

In this podcast, Dr. Balcavage and I discuss:
▸ Why hormones aren’t master regulators and what’s really running thyroid health
▸ The evidence-based factors conventional and functional medicine are missing (that make you feel WORSE)
▸ Why fancy functional testing and expensive supplements shouldn’t be your first steps for thyroid health…and what to focus on instead
▸ 3 practical steps if you’ve been on thyroid meds or supplements long-term, including why stopping supplements might be the best move for your thyroid!

? Chapters:
00:00 – Intro
00:38 – Guest Intro – Dr. Eric Balcavage
02:00 – The role of mitochondria in thyroid health
10:33 – The role of mitochondria and cell danger response
31:43 – How to get out of the mitochondrial cell danger response
37:45 – The biggest challenge in functional medicine today
54:13 – The three biggest needle movers to get your thyroid to function properly


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He has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist, has extensive graduate-level training in Clinical Psychology, and holds a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

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8 thoughts on “☀️ Healthy Mitochondria – The Key To FIXING Thyroid Issues? | Dr. Eric Balcavage
  1. Now, if only more physicians/ health care professionals could take this approach to helping patients reach an improved level of wellness. I try to view doctors as "wellness coaches" to use their knowledge to help assess, guide, and help find YOUR path to wellness. They are not miracle workers, nor are they some kind of great healers.

  2. Ari, I've been an avid listener of your podcast for quite some time and find much of your content to be both educational and engaging. However, I can't help but notice an increasing tendency in your episodes to criticise functional medicine doctors consistently.

    Firstly, such generalisation is problematic. It's unreasonable to lump all functional medicine doctors together, assuming they all share the same shortcomings. Secondly, your critique seems to solely focus on functional medicine without giving due attention to traditional medical practitioners, who are often just as—if not more—guilty of the issues you attribute to functional medicine doctors.

    Furthermore, your regular assertions that you possess a "much more sophisticated and science-based understanding" not only comes off as dismissive, but also underestimates the intelligence and discernment of your audience. Many of us are well-versed in scientific literature and capable of nuanced understanding.

    In summary, while your content is generally insightful and valuable, this recurring critique of functional medicine seems disproportionately obsessive and detracts from the quality of your work. It serves neither you nor your audience to persist in this manner.

  3. Currently bedridden with MECFS so ‘doing’ stuff is not only not helpful advise, its harmful at my current condition. However, before I became this severe, i WAS addressing diet, exercise, reducing stress and i had adequate resources & time to do begin to address these, despite those efforts & my every expectation of feeling improvement, i only continued to decline. Once highly active, extraordinary work hours, freakishly strong, great stamina, after becoming sick in 2015, i was SUDDENLY weak, sluggish, easily exhausted… all only weeks before were highly unusual for me to experience even with prolonged, rigorous activity. Im not dismissing the value of gut health, exercise, etc rather I’m convinced there was something that has interfered with my body’s ability to respond to these efforts in the way it normally would have. Im convinced if that is figured out & corrected, diet/gut health, sleep, exercise, etc will be critical components of my path back to health & back to my life that I so dearly miss! Not everyone suffering so severely is doing so because they were too lazy or unwilling to be active or eat healthy, etc, many of us are still watching our lives fade into memory despite our best efforts at these. I also have been wondering if for some of us, working on supplementing mito function (energesis) might give us even a small boost to enable at least some gain in energy production we seem to have lost? Im not looking for a one wonder cure all, though it would be nice, but figure its going to be like finding the right puzzle pieces and i also suspect some pieces may only be effective after others have been found & put in place. I wonder if Ari is aware of the Metabolic Trap & Itaconate shunt theories thats being worked on by an OMF collab (Dr Ron Davis & Dr Rob Phair, if i remember right) and if so, any insight on how these may be corrected? They seem to indicate there may be some fixes that are already in existence but they have to prove the how & why first before they start testing or making recommendations. (Sorry if my thoughts arent clear here, my once intelligent brain strains to communicate coherently for very long)

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