Wellness: Fact vs. Fiction

The Hormone Myth – Is Imbalance Just a Buzzword?

March 23, 2022

Join Dr. Danielle Belardo and her expert of the week, board certified endocrinologist and hormone myth buster, Dr. Arti Thangudu. After last week's episode, the questions poured in about fake diagnoses and predatory tests, so Arti is here to cut through the functional medicine noise and dispel the misinformation about adrenal fatigue, thyroid dysfunction, hormone supplements, and alternative medicine testing. With new “wellness” accounts being created on the daily, it is no wonder people are confused with what and who to believe when it comes to hormonal health. On today’s episode, Arti and Danielle discuss the difference between adrenal insufficiency and adrenal fatigue, the complexities of the thyroid, and social media’s hottest new hormone — cortisol.      Dr. Arti Thangudu, MD, is a triple board-certified physician and endocrinology, diabetes, and thyroid specialist who provides high-level, well-rounded care at Complete Medicine in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Thangudu received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed a rigorous internship in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She then relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana, to complete her internal medicine residency at Tulane University. Dr. Thangudu also holds board certification in internal and lifestyle medicine and is certified in plant-based nutrition.     Myths and misconceptions discussed include:    Hormonal imbalance and hormone tests   Hypothyroidism vs hyperthyroidism  Effects of adrenal and thyroid supplements  The correlation between weight loss and hyperthyroidism    Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute to a generation that values fact over fiction! Be sure to rate, review, and follow on your favorite podcast app and let us know which not-so-wellness trend you’d like to hear debunked. Follow your host on Instagram @daniellebelardomd and the podcast @wellnessfactvsfiction. Follow Arti @drartithangudu and find more info on her website sacomplete.com.    Thank you to our sponsors for making this episode possible. Check out these deals just for you:  POLICYGENIUS - Head to policygenius.com to get your free life insurance quotes  HELLOFRESH - Go to hellofresh.com/drdanielle16 and use code drdanielle16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts!  TALKSPACE - visit talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month when you use promo code drdanielle at sign-up.  DIPSEA - go to dipseastories.com/drdanielle for a free 30 day trial.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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