I’m always trying to find and create the very best resources for you to make you healthier, happier and calmer! A few months ago, my friend and thyroid pharmacist, Dr. Izabella Wentz asked me to help contribute to The Thyroid Bundle!
I immediately responded, YES!
You may recall our great thyroid interview on Season 1 of the Anxiety Summit. As a thyroid patient herself, Dr. Wentz has struggled with fatigue, brain fog, hair loss, and countless other symptoms, including anxiety. She was determined to get her life back, found the answers and now helps others do the same!
Along with 30 other experts, I’ve personally contributed some of my favorite thyroid healing recipes to the Thyroid E-cookbook that we are giving away to you for free, to get you started on the right path!
If you have personally struggled with your own thyroid diet … this is one resource you simply just don’t want to pass up.
Whether you’re just dipping your toes in or looking for more recipes, this free thyroid e-cookbook is both inspiring and practical, with more than 80 recipes, plus inspirational stories and quotes from people who have helped countless others transform their health.
You don’t want to miss this! You can grab the Thyroid E-cookbook (at no charge) here:
We’ve each also contributed additional resources to The Thyroid Bundle which will be available to you at a special price for a limited time (until July 21st)
This is my contribution: “How Zinc and Vitamin B6 Prevent Pyroluria and Social Anxiety” (as heard on season 2 of the Anxiety Summit)
You may wonder – what is the connection between anxiety/social anxiety and the thyroid?
I’m contributing this transcript/eBook as part of The Thyroid Bundle because we often find that anxiety, panic attacks and social anxiety go hand in hand with thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
I work primarily with anxious women and around 80% have signs of low zinc and low vitamin B6 and possibly pyroluria. Many of these same women have a thyroid disorder.
We often see these pyroluria/social anxiety symptoms in someone who has hypothyroidism and/or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis:
- Being anxious, shy, or fearful
- Having bouts of depression or nervous exhaustion
- Frequent fatigue
- Being prone to iron anemia or low ferritin levels
- Tending to have cold hands or feet
- Reduced amount of hair on your head, eyebrows, or eyelashes, or prematurely gray hair
- Tending to have morning constipation
- Your face looking swollen when you’re under a lot of stress
You can see the complete Pyroluria Questionnaire here.
Low zinc and low vitamin B6 are common in anxiety and are the key nutrients for addressing pyroluria. We also know that low zinc and low vitamin B6 (together with other nutrients) are common when you have a thyroid disorder (as stated in this 2015 paper: Metabolic disorders and nutritional status in autoimmune thyroid diseases
Izabella writes about zinc being a common deficiency and how it’s needed to form TSH and for the conversion of T4 into the active T3 form – Nutrient Depletions in Hashimoto’s: Zinc
One in four individuals in the general population may be zinc deficient, and most people with hypothyroidism are in fact zinc deficient. Zinc deficiency prevents the conversion of T4 into the active T3 version. This perpetuates the vicious cycle by a slowed metabolism of proteins.
Zinc is also needed to form TSH, and may become depleted in those with hypothyroidism who are constantly producing more TSH.
I’d like to add that my clients who do have pyroluria, do better with no copper in any of their supplements. So in this instance, Izabella’s recommendation of “1 mg of copper for every 15 mg of zinc” would not apply.
As I mentioned, you don’t want to miss this! You can grab the Thyroid E-cookbook (no cost) and check out The Thyroid Bundle (special low price until July 21st) here:
I’m thrilled to be part of this and love what Dr. Izabella Wentz has pulled together! I know you will love it too! Be sure to pay this forward and share with your friends and family!