Aug 3, 2021
There is this rampant and egregious over and incorrect
diagnosis of hypothyroidism. It doesn't mean that hypothyroidism
does not exist; of course it does but there have been major
outcries even published in the Journal of Thyroid or in Medscape
that there is this drift to incorrectly diagnosing people all
probably because we're trying to help them but it ends up doing way
more harm than it does good. - Dr. Michael
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Wellness Force Radio Episode 408
Doctor, clinical researcher and best-selling author of Healthy Gut, Healthy You,
Michael Ruscio, DC, returns for the 5th
time to share the truth about hypothyroidism, which lab tests you
actually need for diagnosing hypothyroidism, sleep's role in
helping uncover health issues, and what to do if you have been
misdiagnosed with an illness.
Have you been misdiagnosed? How can you find a
clinician that you can truly trust?
Join us as Josh shares his own story of
being misdiagnosed with hypothyroidism this
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Listen To Episode 408 As Dr.
Michael Ruscio Uncovers:
[1:30] Josh's Hypothyroidism Misdiagnosis
[16:00] Sleep's Role In Helping Uncover Health Issues
[26:00] How Singing Can Improve Your Sleep
[30:30] Which Lab Tests Are Beneficial?
What tests Dr. Ruscio suggests Josh and similar people in his
shoes do including an expanded cardiovascular panel
to get a
better sense on what Josh's risk looks like and help him make
Breaking down which lab tests are actually essential to help
someone improve their thyroid health
Why it helps to do an in depth look at what is bothering you:
snoring, jaw clenching, dry mouth, receding gums, exhaustion
, or drool as well as
your history with braces and headgear.
The fact that the one thing that will tank metabolism and
for males is a an
undiagnosed sleep issue.
Exploring which workouts and weight lifting exercises
really help move the needle for testosterone and general
Why the impact of exercise on hormones
is actually fairly
What mouth taping
is and if it might
benefit your personalized health.
Why mouth taping might not drastically help move the health
needle for you compared to diet and exercise like it has for people
such as Dr. Ruscio.
Why even the healthiest people who perform at a high athletic
level will also face bad days but with the right help they should
feel heard, things should make sense, and your clinician shouldn't
make you feel afraid.
Signs that you should look out for when following the advice
of one clinician
over the other.
Why a trusted clinician is one that is open-minded, looks at
different approaches, and is cautious.
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Power Quotes From The
How Common Are Hypothyroid Misdiagnoses?
"Over the last three to four years I've really been honing in on
this fact that there has been this division in alternative medicine
that is once again trying to help people but incorrectly labeling
people with a disease when they're actually in an acceptable,
normative range. Why this is so problematic is because literally
once per week at our clinic I will see a case of someone who has
been misdiagnosed with hypothyroidism; it's really that rampant in
today's society." - Dr. Michael Ruscio
The Right Way To Speak To Patients
"When people aren't feeling well, there's already a predilection
for patients to be a little bit anxious and their minds go to the
worst case scenario. I've been there before myself; these thoughts
happen and if you prey upon that, it's really the wrong way to
handle these conversations because you end up making the person
feel worse than they actually are. As clinicians, we should be
trying to leverage a placebo in a positive and say something like,
'Hey, you can heal and you can recover. It's not that bad and these
things can be repaired," rather than telling patients like in your
case, "Your body is broken." Telling people their body is broken
causes harm mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially."
- Dr. Michael Ruscio
Do You Really Need Hypothyroid Medication?
"Many of these lab forward clinical models are predicated upon
theory. It's a theory that your TSH shouldn't be above 2 or 2.5.
So, what we're trying to use at our clinic is proof that when
people have certain symptoms and they make diet, lifestyle or
supplement changes, there is clinical outcome data showing these
changes improve their symptoms. And a much better model is to put
that lifestyle change process into a cascade of decision making
trees that you can walk the person through until you get the
result. Sure, some lab work guides that slightly but it's really
the person and their symptoms and their response to therapeutics
that drives the model predominantly compared to just treating labs
and treating numbers that is again just based upon theory that
chases a number and doesn't focus on the person." -
Dr. Michael Ruscio
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About Dr. Michael Ruscio
DC is a doctor, clinical researcher and best-selling
author whose practical ideas on healing chronic illness have made
him an influential voice in functional and alternative medicine.
His research has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals
and he speaks at integrative medical conferences across the
Dr. Ruscio’s best-selling book, Healthy Gut, Healthy
You, has paved the way for a ‘start with the gut’ philosophy
which has enabled doctors and patient to obtain improved outcomes
with minimal expense and effort.
He is leading the charge to make alternative medicine more
affordable, effective and practical, through a pragmatic
application of evidence-based therapies. Dr. Ruscio’s ability to
objectively analyze medical literature has made him a trusted voice
of reason, a voice he shares on his top-rated podcast and
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