Ep.48

Do Alcohol and Thyroid Patients Mix?

with Dr. Brooke Kalanick

Welcome to Thyroid Refresh TV!

In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Brooke Kalanick. Dr. Brooke earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University along with a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

She has studied and worked with leading functional medicine physicians including Dr. Datis Kharrazian, Dr. David Brady, and Dr. Tori Hudson.

With a background in pharmacy, Dr. Brooke is also well-versed in prescription medications, and takes a balanced approach to using both conventional and alternative therapies.

Her areas of expertise include female health, hypothyroidism and autoimmunity with specialties in PCOS, Hashimoto’s, menopause, and weight loss.

Join us for a fascinating discussion with Dr. Brooke about alcohol, and what thyroid patients should take into account before having a drink. Tune in to learn more!

Listen/Watch time: 43 minutes

When we think of something that manages our stress (whether it’s eating a food that doesn’t work so well for us, drinking, staying up late watching TV, or maybe over-exercising), those can all be things that in the moment relieve stress for us, yet create more stress on the back-end.

– dr. brooke kalanick
Highlights:

[Alcohol] causes a lot of inflammation for a lot of people, and inflammation’s what I call ‘The Great Hormone Mess-Maker’. At a minimum, it’s going to make you gain some water weight, just because you’re holding onto more water as part of that inflammatory reaction. But also, inflammation messes up every hormone.

– dr. brooke kalanick
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