Ep. 25 - Create a Long-Term Thyroid Plan

Quick fixes don’t last. What really works when we’re wanting a deep change (whether that change be physical or emotional) is consistency over a long period of time.

When working with the thyroid gland, most of us try things here and there. Some of us get so desperate that we’re changing things constantly. Practitioners, supplements, ideas and philosophies get mixed together and suddenly all of our efforts don’t add up to anything at all.

Instead of trying “everything under the sun,” we need to make a plan, then follow and test the plan. Monitor the plan over a course of a year and evaluate if it’s working for you.

Having a plan or a road map, doesn’t mean that you’re never going to detour. It just means that you’re looking ahead and you know where you want to go.

I had the opportunity to connect with one of my sweet friends and colleagues, Dr. Kathi Fry. In our time together, Dr. Kathi shares how she made the journey to becoming a Master Homeopath. Dr. Kathi is a pure delight and talks with us about the thyroid gland itself and how homeopathics might fit into your thyroid plan.

Create a Long-Term Thyroid Plan

A conversation between Dr. Kathi Fry (Master Homeopath) and Kristin Savory, L.A.C. (Thyroid Therapist).

Changes in our thyroid health don’t happen overnight and they never really happen when we’re making emotional decisions or quick decisions.

True thyroid changes happen when we have a road map for success. Last month we talked about my number one tip for Thyroid health. This month, I’m going to help you generate a thyroid road map so that you can develop a plan that will work for you over the course of the next year.

Step 1: Determine Your Comfort Zone

No two people are going to feel comfortable tackling their thyroid issues in the same way. The challenge is that we often get swayed and lose track of what feels right to us. Instead of following down someone else’s path, take some time and determine your comfort zone.

  • What’s your thyroid history?

  • Do you want to go natural?

  • Are you ok using both Western medications with alternative therapeutics. If yes, what’s your ratio  between each?

  • What’s your lifestyle: how much time do you have to dedicate towards self care?

Step 2: Generate Your Team

Once you have a better idea of where you stand, then you’re ready to create your team. Depending on your answers to step one, you’ll be more comfortable and confident putting together your thyroid team.

If you’re working with multiple practitioners, make sure to assign one practitioner as your lead. Every doctor (alternative or otherwise) will have a different opinion, so assigning a lead will help minimize confusion over the long haul.

Step 3: Be ProActive

Regardless of who you’re working with, you must be proactive. Take their advice and put it into action.

Ask yourself, “now, what can I do?

  • What shifts in your lifestyle are you willing to make?

  • Are you willing to change your food, your sleep?

  • What about your thought patterns? Or your exercise?

Decipher what feels doable. Remember once you make your thyroid plan, it’s up to you to follow through. Keep it realistic.

Step 4: Add in “I Will” Statements

Once you determine what is doable, turn those ideas onto “I will” statements:

I will eat more veggies.

I will be kind to myself.

I will take my supplements everyday

I will reach out for support.

Once you have your list of “I will’s” then put that list in a visible area. Tape it to your mirror, your fridge or have it in your car. Read it often and start making the magic happen.

Step 5: Read, Rinse, Repeat

The best part about a plan is that they can shift and change. Plans are a roadmap for success.

You can make it artsy or keep it straightforward. Most important is to enjoy. Remember, road maps are meant as a guide. Revisit often and tweak. Keep your plan in a visible area so that you can check in with it and visualize how your team is working with you and for you.

If you’re still feeling lost or overwhelmed, it’s ok. I’ve got your back. Now might be your time to reach out for some help so that you feel confident taking actionable step. If you’re having a hard time with your thyroid, and you feel like you’ve tried EVERYTHING, then shoot me a line and let’s get you the help that you need for success.


If you’re ready to dive in and explore a more wholistic approach to supporting your thyroid, schedule a session here. I’m happy to work with you in person or via skype/facetime.

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Ep. 24 - Intention Setting

Recently I had the chance to sit down with Marianah Bacal of The Women’s Grove and talked with her about setting intentions and rituals. Marianah is a magician at meeting women where they’re at and helping women find more peace, more tranquility and more richness in their lives.


If you’re ready to dive in and explore a more wholistic approach to supporting your thyroid, schedule a session here. I’m happy to work with you in person or via skype/facetime.

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Ep. 23 - Contraception Resources

I thought it would be helpful for you if I shared some of my favorite contraception resources. This audio is a quick snippet on a few of my favorite books that shed some light on women’s healthcare and a little more insight into our natural cycles.


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Ep. 22 - What is the best type of birth control?

Wow, it's crazy how fast a whole year can fly by! While everyone is gearing up for the holidays, I found myself going through old pictures and notes from the year. While looking at family photos I also took the time to go through client notes.

Sifting through the files, one question kept popping up over this past year...

Again and again, most women want to know, “what is the best type of birth control for me?”

While this question isn’t the easiest to answer because birth control isn’t a one-size-fits-all, there are a couple parameters that are worth being aware of.

Because a woman’s needs change throughout the stages of our lives, sometimes it’s necessary for our birth control plan to change as well. Take a listen here, I think you’re going to find some valuable nuggets that might help you in your birth control questions.


If you’re ready to dive in and explore a more wholistic approach to supporting your thyroid, schedule a session here. I’m happy to work with you in person or via skype/facetime.

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Ep. 21 - Positive Relationship to Food

Wow, hard to believe that November is already knocking at our door!

Lots of us are already planning ahead and getting excited about the upcoming holidays. With these holidays are right around the corner, now is the time to dig deep, take a breath, and begin to explore your foundation.

Foundations are incredibly important at this time of year. When schedules start speeding up, it’s vital to have something to fall back on.

I had the opportunity to talk with my long-time friend and colleague Sue Van Raes of bouldernutrition.com. Sue has been a pioneer in the women’s health field especially in regards to positive relationship around food.

In this podcast Sue and I have fun chatting as we both drop several golden insights throughout to help you on your way to creating a more beneficial relationship to food.

By the end of the podcast both Sue and I realized that we hit on some of her top foundational approaches for her Boulder Nutrition clients.

We dive deep and I think you’re going to really like this episode. Enjoy!


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Ep. 20 - Morning Momentum

One thing that can help all of us in creating the health that we want is learning how to start the day off right.

I’ve known my guest Cheri Ruskus of Business Victories for well over four years now. She’s a business coach and super savvy in helping small business owners achieve their dreams. If you are in need of a business coach, learn more about her program at: www.businessvictories.com

While she inspires daily on the biz front, Cheri has remained protective of her morning ritual time. Seriously folks, when I say protective of this time, I mean it.

In the course of my knowing Cheri she has never skipped a beat whether traveling or feeling overwhelmed. She uses this time, in fact, as a way to anchor her day.

I find that most women with hormonal issues have such a hard time getting started that often times, they’re starting their day on “loose footing.” Take a listen to our conversation as Cheri share’s her process and also gives quite a few ideas to get you going with your own morning intentions.

Regardless of our health aspirations, taking a step towards visualizing the kind of day we want to create can only bring us closer towards our goals. Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Here’s to taking the next step,
Kristin


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Ep. 19 - The body is an integrated whole

Undoubtedly, you’ve heard this said before: The body is an integrated whole.

When we have an issue or a challenge somewhere in the body- it’s quite easy and understandable to want to focus on that problem. At times, the hurt area is all we can see. That’s true whether we’re talking about our thyroid or if we’re talking about an injured arm.

However, for both scenarios the body still operates as an integrated whole- one part affecting a myriad of other parts.

When dreaming up a conversation around this topic, I knew Laura a Inbody of Kaiut Yoga Broomfield would have interesting insights to share with you. Take a listen- I think you’ll be quite surprised.

Hear how Laura sees how the body is an integrated whole- and what naturally emerged from her body as a result of her Kaiut Yoga practice.

For those of us with thyroid issues- we know the often complex relationships that can come out of a challenged endocrine system. Yet, how often do we view our hormones as a network with a relationship to our whole body?

Yes- your thyroid doesn’t operate in a vacuum, yet most people like the idea of isolating and controlling how they approach the endocrine system often with very little result.

If you’re ready to dive in and explore a more wholistic approach to supporting your thyroid- schedule a session here. I’m happy to work with you in person or via skype/facetime.

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Ep. 18 - Listen to the endocrine system

Two weeks ago, I had so much fun talking with Chantel Ray that we really couldn't stop talking.

In my last podcast I shared with you Part 1 of our conversation. This week's Part 2 goes into her listener questions. These folks really had their act together and wanted to know how to get the best results out of their endocrine system without overloading on expensive supplements and crazy healthcare routines.

Take a listen and if you have a chance check out Chantel Ray and her intermittent fasting programs.

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Ep. 17 - Making Hormone Health Easy

Time and time again, I talk with people who are confused and overwhelmed by their hormonal health. The information out there is often contradictory, time consuming and costly.

Recently, Chantel Ray (www.chantelray.com) sat down with me to clear the fog and get to the bottom of how to understand the thyroid to get a handle on hormones. Take a listen and find out what basal body temps have to do with your thyroid.

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Ep. 16 - Ebert Farms

Ebert Farms: I had so many questions after the raw milk podcast, that I thought I’d interview one of my favorite peeps: Julie Ebert of Ebert Farms. Julie has run a small, homegrown dairy farm over the last 12 years. In this podcast episode she answers everything from what is raw milk, how you can get it, to all the latest differences in the genetics of cows. Make sure to check out this episode because real food is one of the fastest ways to improve your hormonal health.

Learn more about Ebert Farms: http://www.ebertfarms.com

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Ep. 15 - Basal Body Temperature

Basal Body Temperature: Learning how to take your basal body temperature is another tool to have in your tool bag before heading to your primary care doc’s office. Find out how to take a temp reading, so that you can be in the driver’s seat when it comes to your thyroid health.

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Ep. 14 - Rate & Rhythm

Rate and Rhythm: The endocrine system is the system that makes your hormones. In a lot of ways, the endocrine system mirrors the tides of the ocean and other natural rhythms on earth. Keeping a consistent rate and rhythm helps in balancing hormones and understanding your own internal pace.

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Ep. 13 - Fermented Foods

Fermented Foods: With a hypothyroid diagnosis, by definition, most people will not produce enough hydrochloric acid to digest their food properly. One of the best ways to support digestion (and good probiotics) is by eating fermented foods. Find out more by listening to this podcast.

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Ep. 10 - Why are there so many thyroid symptoms?

When a client first comes to see me, sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming. Most people wonder, “why on earth is everything related to my thyroid?” Listen to this podcast. Your thyroid plays a big part in your overall health picture.

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Ep. 6 - Retracing and Your Hormones

When going through a healing process, we often want our healing to look like a straight line of success. Sometimes this happens, but more often our body will go through retracing. This podcast goes over retracing in relationship to balancing your hormones.

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