Gavin Guard believes that the average doctor visit is not giving patients the time and support they deserve. He graduated summa cum laude from Whitman College with a bachelor’s in biochemistry before completing graduate medical school training at the University of Colorado. Since then, he’s completed training with the Institute for Functional Medicine, is a Kresser Institute ADAPT Level 1 Clinician, a Precision Nutrition Level 1 nutrition coach, an AIP Certified Coach, and is a Certified Sports Nutritionist. His main clinical focuses include digestive disorders and metabolic disease like weight gain, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. He is bringing the latest medical research to the forefront of clinical patient care. He wakes up every morning to help patients find lasting solutions to their health so that they can experience hope and feel restored.
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In this episode we cover
- The thyroid-gut axis
- Patterns in the microbiome that we may see
- The impact of dysbiosis
- Why we might see Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) and Graves’ disease (GD) co-occur with Celiac Disease (CD) and Non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS)
- Treatment strategies
- And so much more
- Gavin Guard website
- Psyllium reduces inulin-induced colonic gas production in IBS: MRI and in vitro fermentation studies
- Clinical Outcomes After Discontinuation of Thyroid Hormone Replacement: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
- Levothyroxine replacement therapy and overuse: A timely diagnostic approach.
- Treating hypothyroidism is not always easy: When to treat subclinical hypothyroidism, TSH goals in the elderly, and alternatives to levothyroxine monotherapy
This episode is sponsored by BetterMe tea, a tea designed to promote improved gut health and digestion - assisting those who struggle with constipation and sluggish bowel movements to go to the bathroom with ease.