Today we are talking to Dr. Denis Wilson, an integrative practitioner practicing in Florida, as well as an entrepreneur, with a passion for understanding the tempo and the temperature of life. Dr. Wilson doesn’t just have a passing interest in thyroid health, he has a thyroid syndrome named after him. He is kind, witty and knowledgeable about a topic that affects so many of us — adrenal and thyroid health. Dr. Wilson explains that the thyroid gland sets the pace of life. You won’t want to miss this episode.
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[1:58] What influenced Dr. Wilson’s interest in thyroid and adrenal health and his journey to a holistic approach to practicing medicine?
[4:28] It really isn’t logical to expect thyroid dysfunction to show up on a blood test.
[6:39] Metabolism problems may be caused by lack of thyroid hormone, or by difficulty converting the thyroid hormone.
[7:17] 37 degrees Celsius is a good baseline body temperature.
[8:20] The creator of the TSH blood test was worried that doctors would put too much store in the test and ignore other signs and symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.
[9:49] Toxins and stress may be playing a big role in the current thyroid dysfunction epidemic.
[11:06] Blue light is also a problem for hormone function.
[11:56] Treating adrenal fatigue sometimes cures symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.
[13:16] What exactly is adrenal fatigue?
[16:03] Not everyone who experiences stress will develop adrenal fatigue.
[17:09] How does Dr. Wilson manage stress?
[18:57] What are some common symptoms of adrenal fatigue?
[20:42] Dr. Wilson likes to try treating his patients with “potent groceries,” before running “a ton of tests.”
[22:15] Dr. Wilson uses therapies to reboot hormone pathways.
[25:19] Can someone come off of thyroid medication?
[27:16] What about autoimmune thyroid conditions like Hashimoto’s and Grave’s?
[28:53] How can low temperatures lead to autoimmune conditions?
[31:08] Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome is a reversible problem.
[34:02] Dr. Wilson absolutely tests temperature on every patient he sees.
[36:11] How should someone take their temperature to ensure an accurate reading?
[40:34] Health is optimal function of the body, mind and spirit.
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[41:38] Dr. Wilson incorporates a really unique flashcard system into his morning routine.
[43:32] Dr. Wilson prefers to read non-fiction.
[44:05] Dr. Wilson likes Celestial Seasonings Apple and Cinnamon.
[44:52] What does Dr. Wilson do for fun?
[46:00] Entrepreneurism may be an inherent personality trait, or may be learned.
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Mentioned in This Episode:
Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness, by Broda Barnes