TAP 227 - Elle Russ - The Paleo Thyroid Solution & Anxiety


In this episode, I talk to Elle Russ about how anxiety can be caused by hyperthyroidism.  Elle Russ is a writer, health & life coach, and the main host of the top-rated Primal Blueprint Podcast. She is becoming the leading voice of thyroid health in the burgeoning Paleo, Primal, Ancestral Health Movements. We get into a variety of topics from working with your doctor, nutrition and changing your approach to life in order to heal. 

Find out more here: http://www.elleruss.com

Get her book here: http://www.elleruss.com/books/

In this episode you will learn:

  • Who is Elle Russ? (2:40)
  • How hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety (4:00)
  • Make sure your doctor is knowledgeable on thyroid tests (5:30)
  • You need to own your own health 
  • Diet and exercise is related to anxiety (9:33)
  • Adrenal and glucose management (10:10)
  • Depression and hyperthyroidism (11:29)
  • The difficulties of eating right when traveling (13:45)
  • Sugar addiction (17:15)
  • Participate in your own health (19:20)
  • When will people change? (24:20)
  • How Elle was able to work through her fear of flying (30:29)
  • Cut ties with toxic relationships (33:40)
  • Stop watching things that depress you (36:23)
  • What are you consuming? (41:51)
  • It takes practice to get rid of your negative thoughts (45:00)
  • What is hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism? (49:20)
  • What are some symptoms?
  • Do not let doctors patronize you



“An overactive thyroid can also cause anxiety."

“It’s about how quickly do you want to get better.”

“You cannot expect a doctor to fix you… you need to participate, you need to bio hack, you need to step up, you have to learn.” (19:33)

“At what point at are you going to make this happen for you?” (22:14)

“Anxiety is not a normal state of being for humans.” (25:11)

“When you’re healing, you need to stay away from the negative.” (33:50)



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