Dr. Robyn Benson


“The thyroid’s job is to secrete several hormones, collectively called thyroid hormones. These hormones influence metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature.”

Guest Bio: 

Dr. Robyn Benson is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) who brings an innovative and game-changing approach to today’s health care. Robyn offers the most advanced and cutting-edge therapies, procedures, and products designed to renew, restore, and revive health called A.R.T.: Amplified Regenerative Therapies.

Dr. Benson, author, speaker, and self-care and Regenerative Medicine* expert, is known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions! She has been the owner and founder of the Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health (now Regenerative Medicine) for close to two decades.

For almost 30 yearsDr. Benson has applied her considerable knowledge of acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, herbs, IV therapies, and her love for healthy travel to help patients resolve acute and chronic health challenges and to achieve optimal and sustainable health without the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery.

Episode Summary:

On this next YOUNGER podcast episode we explain how thyroid issues can be under diagnosed, what thyroid lab tests to ask for, and the best ways to supplement your thyroid.

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck, along the front of the windpipe. The thyroid has two side lobes, connected by a bridge in the middle—picture the shape of a butterfly.

We know how difficult it is to determine if you have a thyroid disease, this is mainly because the symptoms are similar to many other health problems. Many doctors simply don’t have the time to discuss symptoms with patients and sort out the cause of their complaints.

If you’re trying to talk to your health professional about your thyroid worries and they aren’t taking you seriously, seek a second opinion, and be your own advocate. Speak up!

Dr. Christi Alsop is an expert practitioner at Santa Fe Soul Center for Regenerative Medicine.  Our team is here for you so make sure you call us to gain insights related to a regenerative lifestyle for those who find they have challenges with their thyroid.

Title: Could it be your thyroid?

Key Takeaways:

  • Where the thyroid gland is located
  • Thyroid function
  • Hormones
  • The role of iodine
  • Thyroid and metabolism
  • Thyroid and endocrine systems
  • Thyroid and your immune system
  • Common symptoms of overactive thyroid gland
  • Defining underactive thyroid gland
  • Swelling in your neck
  • Best methods to diagnose thyroid issues
  • Why thyroid issues are under diagnosed
  • Thyroid lab tests to request
  • Hashimoto’s and Grave’s Dis-ease
  • Ways to support a healthy thyroid
  • Importance of stress reduction
  • Adrenal gland support
  • Top nutritional supplements for your thyroid

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For more YOUNGER Podcast Episodes: https://robynbenson.com/podcasts/

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“Iodine is absorbed into our bloodstream from food in our bowel. It is then carried to the thyroid gland, where it is eventually used to make thyroid hormones.”

“Thyroid hormones act on almost every kind of cell in your body to increase cellular activity or metabolism. If there is too much or too little thyroid hormone, the metabolism of your entire body is impacted.”

“Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It’s an autoimmune disease that tends to run in families and symptoms can take many years to appear.”

“Before you begin a supplement routine to support your thyroid, give us a call to determine which products and lifestyle changes are right for you. We’re experts in this field and would love to offer as much insight and support as we can!”