023: How Low Thyroid Plays A Role In Skin Rashes w/ Izabella Wentz

For people with thyroid disorders, the skin is often overlooked. However, many symptoms of thyroid disease can manifest on the skin.

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I am so grateful to have today's guest, Dr. Izabella Wentz, on the show. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist who has dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009.

Dr. Wentz is the author of the New York Times best-selling patient guide Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause and the recently released protocol-based book Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back.

As a patient advocate, researcher, clinician and educator, Dr. Wentz is committed to raising awareness on how to overcome autoimmune thyroid disease through The Thyroid Secret Documentary Series, the Hashimoto’s Institute Practitioner Training, and her international consulting and speaking services offered to both patients and healthcare professionals.

In this episode, we delve into how thyroid health can impact the skin

Do you have a thyroid condition that has affected your skin? Tell us about it in the comments!

In this episode

  • Potential side effects of topical steroid cream use
  • Why the thyroid plays a role in skin health
  • A parasite that can cause Hashimoto's, chronic hives, and IBS (and how the probiotic Saccharomyces Boulardii can help)
  • What should women do as far as testing if they suspect they have issues with their thyroid?
  • How Dr. Wentz's new book Hashimoto's Food Pharmacology support you in the kitchen

 

Quotes

“One of the big things we see with thyroid disease in skin issues is slower skin turnover. So our skin is just not having that beautiful baby glow anymore because it's not renewing itself as frequently as it should be.” [3:00]

“97% of people with vitiligo actually have some sort of thyroid abnormality.” [4:30]

“I like to think of thyroid disease as a spectrum where we might have fluctuating symptoms of too much thyroid hormone and not enough thyroid hormone.” [9:02]

 

Links

How Steroid Creams Make Your Skin Rashes Worse

Thyroid Skin Rashes: The Hidden Connection No One Talks About

Find Izabella online here

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause

Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back

Izabella's new cookbook, Hashimoto's Food Pharmacology

 

“One of the big things we see with thyroid disease in skin issues is slower skin turnover. So our skin is just not having that beautiful baby glow anymore because it's not renewing itself as frequently as it should be.”