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Thyroid Function: A Functional Medicine Approach that Begins with the Gut

Presented by: Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP+

The thyroid gland is a critical regulator of metabolism, mood, brain function and body composition. In this webinar, Dr. Izabella Wentz will present a functional medicine approach to thyroid health with a focus on the impact of digestive health and interventions that address this common underlying cause.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the gut as a critical etiological contributor to thyroid function that is highly responsive to dietary factors
  • Learn which types of testing are the most valuable for thyroid function assessment and monitoring
  • Recognize which nutritional deficiencies are common and how to accurately test for them
  • Learn what supplements to prioritize in different clinical contexts

About the Panelist

Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP+ is a nationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist who has dedicated her career to helping practitioners and patients understand and properly address thyroid function, particularly in the >90% of cases involving an immunological component. Dr. Wentz is the author of a New York Times best-selling patient guide on thyroid support and is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about improving assessment, lifestyle interventions and functional medicine approaches to optimize thyroid function and overall health.

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