Have you struggled with thyroid issues? Do you suspect your hormones are out of balance? Do you do too much, have poor boundaries around your time and energy, and run your adrenals like a beat horse?
We started this discussion with me asking Dr. Scott Tyler ND to tell us what’s in his personal medicine bag? What does he always have on hand and ready to go?
This quickly segued into a meaty discussion on thyroid function and iodine supplementation (if you want to jump ahead to the iodine and thyroid bit, start at 5:00 minutes) – do NOT miss this one! Followed by a discussion of the adrenals and once again how the mind/emotions are integral to healing both thyroid and adrenal issues.
If you’ve been struggling with thyroid issues; fatigue, weight gain, loss of memory, feeling cold all the time, hair loss – then you will find this podcast enlightening and liberating.
Oh and BIG NEWS: If you’re currently on one of my StrictureHeal protocols (which use iodine) you no longer have to monitor your thyroid! Dr. Tyler will tell you why.
Video first and scroll down to the bottom if you prefer to listen as a podcast (here or on your favorite platform).
Here is some more support/evidence for Dr. Tyler’s advice:
“Dr. Michael B. Schachter says, “The treatment dose when a person is iodine insufficient is generally between 12.5 mg and 50 mg daily. Preliminary research indicates that if a person is iodine insufficient, it takes about three months to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 50 mg of iodine daily and a year to achieve that while ingesting a dosage of 12.5 mg of iodine daily.
For those who are interested in maintained dosages after disease and deficiencies have been dealt with understand that your thyroid gland alone needs about 6 mg of iodine per day for optimal function; the breasts of a woman will need approximately 5 mg/day (women with larger breasts need more); and other body tissues such as your adrenal glands, thymus, ovaries, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland need about 2 mg/day. Thus for optimal wellness adults should consider approximately10 to 12 mg/day.”
And from the prestigious Orthomolecular Medicine association:
“Feeling tired, having low energy or depression, gaining weight, memory problems, having dry skin, dry mouth or immune system issues? There is good chance your body needs iodine supplementation.
The recommended daily amount of iodine by Dr. G. E. Abraham is 0.1-0.3 ml Lugol containing 12.5-37.5 mg elemental iodine. This is the amount of iodine needed for whole body sufficiency, based on a recently reported iodine/iodide-loading test.”
As I mentioned in the call, I use the potassium iodide we sell in the Shoppe and it is 25 mg per drop. I take 1 drop per day. At some point, I will probably drop that to 25 mg every second day.
We close out the call with a discussion of the assault on natural healthcare that’s currently happening in Canada, the USA and worldwide. We discuss ways to resist and also to create a parallel reality outside of the illegal and draconian controls being levied on humans at this time.
What’s in Dr. Scott’s Medicine Bag?
In case of emergency or natural disaster, Dr. Scott has these items packed and ready to go:
- Life Straw water filter
- 3% hydrogen peroxide
- Iodine (potassium iodide, Lugol’s etc)
- Effective multivitamin
- Suture material and Steri Strips
- Duct tape
- Protein bars
Dr. (Allen) Scott Tyler is a second generation Naturopathic physician, following in his father’s footsteps. He graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, in 1986, and has practiced in Langley BC since. He developed a keen interest in conditions that relate to metabolic dysfunction, particularly hypothyroidism.
He has since co-authored a book, “A Pound of Prevention” in 1995 with his father Dr. Allen N. Tyler, and is presently working on a book of his own about thyroid disease. He participated in a private herbal product company in BC, “Bowen Island Botanicals”, that specialized in organic herbal tinctures. He served as vice president and a board member for 10 years with the Northwest Naturopathic Convention, chaired the Canadian Naturopathic Education and Research Society, and sat on several committees of the BC College of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Tyler established a free clinic for the homeless, in Langley at The Salvation Army, with his lifelong friend Dr. Ted Sleigh. In 2018 he joined the Boucher College Clinic as a supervisor.
He believes that the future of the profession lies squarely in the hands of students and new graduates, and continues to teach regularly at his own office as a satellite clinic of the school. He has no plan to retire anytime soon, and so, continues practicing out of the oldest federally recognized commercial building (c.1889) in “Langley Prairie”, at Murrayville. He spends his free time on his hobby farm, where he lives with his wife and one of their two daughters, and her family.
Dr. Tyler does not have a website, but you can reach him the old-fashioned way, by phone: Langley Naturopathic Clinic, Langley, BC, Canada 1-604-530-3130