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Happy Bones, Happy Life

Feb 2, 2021

“Our American iodine intake has roughly tripled, and globally iodine deficiency is gone, but now many areas are at iodine excess.”

-Dr. Alan Christianson 



Dr. Alan Christianson is a Board Certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist who focuses on Thyroid care. He is a New York Times bestselling author whose recent titles include The Thyroid Reset Diet.


Dr. Christianson has been featured on countless media appearances including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Today Show. He is the founding president behind the American College of Thyroidology and the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians.


In this episode, Dr. C explains his Thyroid Reset Diet plan and how lowering iodine can prevent thyroid disease and even keep existing disease from progressing. This talk is filled with lots of information we can all put into our lives.





[03:23] How Dr. C became interested in thyroid health, and how Iodine deficiency has become iodine excess

[08:30] Older perspectives on thyroid health, and what we know now

[13:17] Finding iodine-free salt

[17:12] Looking into TSH scores: which values are actually ideal?

[20:31] What if I’m on thyroid medication? Why do I need constant adjustments?

[30:32] Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: An Overview

[38:55] What are some underrated thyroid tests, besides TSH?