DUTCH Testing for Hormones
with Dr. Debbie Rice
Welcome to Thyroid Refresh TV!
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Debbie Rice, Assistant Medical Director at Dutchtest.com.
We explore the in’s and out’s of the DUTCH test (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones), how it works, and how it can help us as thyroid patients. The DUTCH test is regarded by many integrative, functional, and naturopathic practitioners as the best way to get a complete hormonal picture.
Dr. Rice ND, MPH, is a naturopathic doctor who focuses care on pediatric health, hormone health, thyroid health, and adrenal health. She has had experience working with communities in need, both in the United States and internationally. Her training has been primarily in women’s health, pediatric care, hormone therapy and hormone function, as well as complimentary adjunct care.
Dr. Rice utilizes multiple modalities including diet and lifestyle, botanical medicine, and conventional approaches that meet the patient where they are at in their health journey. Dr. Rice’s passions include activism for access to health care, yoga, and exploring nature.
Join us for this enlightening discussion with Dr. Rice about the DUTCH test, and why it may be useful for thyroid patients.
Listen/Watch time: 28 minutes
We expect there to be specific patterns when we’re looking at cortisol function. And we’re also looking at that with the DUTCH test.
– dr. debbie rice
- (02:27) What is DUTCH testing? What does DUTCH stand for?
- (05:00) What makes urine ideal for testing sex hormones and cortisol?
- (08:48) What about cost?
- (14:00) Who is the DUTCH test for?
- (19:00) How can DUTCH testing help thyroid patients?
- (26:00) Dr. Rice’s three main takeaways
Cortisol is your daytime hormone. Melatonin is your nighttime hormone. And what we’re looking for is: Is that pattern nice, healthy, good, robust?
– dr. debbie rice
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