Looking after our Thyroid

In Episode 149 I sit down with Endocrinologist Dr Brittany Henderson to talk about thyroid health. Whether you have a thyroid condition yourself, or are just interested in learning more about how this organ affects your health, I’m sure you will enjoy this episode.


Specifically we cover:

  • What the field of Endocrinology is focussed on
  • What makes an organ an endocrine organ
  • Type of endocrine related disorders
  • What our thyroid is and why it’s important to our health
  • Common thyroid disorders (e.g Hashimotos)
  • Blood tests to monitor thyroid health (e.g antibody tests)
  • Managing thyroid conditions with a particular focus on foods and nutrients (e.g iodine and selenium)
  • and much more

Brittany Henderson, MD:


Brittany Henderson, MD, ECNU is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, with advanced training in thyroid disorders, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves Disease, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she graduated near the top of her class at Northeastern Ohio Medical University, where she received the honor of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). She completed her endocrinology fellowship training under a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research-training grant at Duke University Medical Center. She then served as Medical Director for the Thyroid and Endocrine Tumor Board at Duke University Medical Center and as Clinical Director for the Thyroid and Endocrine Neoplasia Clinic at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She is also one of the founders and the current Co-President of the American College of Thyroidology.


She has received multiple prestigious grants from the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and ThyCa (Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.). Her work has been featured on the cover of Thyroid and in many other scientific journals including Endocrinology, Gut, and Oncotarget. She desires to improve quality of life for those living with thyroid disease both through novel research and medical guidance. For patients living with Hashimoto’s disease, she believes that knowledge is power.


Her clinical practice is dedicated to patients with thyroid disease. She specializes in autoimmune thyroid disease, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, ethanol ablation, and advanced minimally invasive techniques. In addition to using a mainstream medical approach, Dr. Henderson also uses complementary medicine to explore underlying root causes of thyroid disease.

Resources:

Connect with Brittany on Instagram

Brittany’s book

Charleston Thyroid Center

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