Dr. Westin Childs Podcast: Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones
About This Show
Are you suffering from weight gain, low energy or overall just not feeling well?
Sit back and relax because this podcast is dedicated to you!
I'm Dr. Westin Childs and I practice functional medicine in Gilbert, Arizona. My passion is for helping people lose weight and KEEP it off by balancing hormone levels, especially the thyroid.
More than that though, I'm interested in making you feel HUMAN again to REGAIN control of your life and your health.
I take a "whole body" approach to medicine that has allowed for some amazing results in my patients and that's what I want to share with you...
These podcasts will go over patient case studies, how I approach patient care, and how to properly diagnose and treat these imbalances.
I will specifically be discussing thyroid problems, leptin resistance, insulin resistance, weight loss resistance, estrogen dominance, adrenal fatigue and gut problems/imbalances.
For more information on me and why I do what I do check out my website here: www.restartmed.com
If you have any questions or have a topic you want me to discuss please shoot me an email on my website to submit a request in the "contact" section!
Most Recent Episode
Victoza Weight Loss
Are you having difficulty losing weight?
This case study walk through shows you an example of a hypothyroid patient who was found to have multiple hormone imbalances that were leading to weight loss resistance.
After treating her multiple hormone imbalances like thyroid resistance, insulin resistance and low testosterone she was finally able to lose almost 40 pounds over 3 months.
This is her story:
By the time she came to see me she was already on natural desiccated thyroid but still having symptoms. Despite that her TSH was still elevated.
She was unable to lose weight, she had lots of fatigue and she was dealing with insomnia. She had tried everything to lose weight including a lap band surgery and was able to lose some weight initially but gained it all back over time.
After evaluating her lab work she was found to have:
1. Hypothyroidism with hashimoto's
2. Insulin resistance
3. Active inflammation with a component of autoimmunity
4. Low testosterone
After undergoing treatment with Victoza, Testosterone, WP thyroid hormone and LDN she was able to lose a significant amount of weight over 3 months.
Victoza is a powerful medication that can help patients who have leptin resistance, PCOS, insulin resistance (even those who are not diabetic) and metabolic damage from recurrent dieting.
Victoza and other GLP-1 agonists work by sensitizing the body to insulin, lowering glucagon levels, sensitizing the body to leptin levels.
Studies have shown patients with PCOS, insulin resistance, and leptin resistance may benefit by using it.
In this video I talk about all of the various patient populations who can benefit from using Victoza and how to use it appropriately for the weight loss that you see in this case study.
Using Victoza by itself generally will NOT lead to significant weight loss, but if used in conjunction with hormones, thyroid, and nutrients it can be very powerful.
I also go over a list of common side effects and how to use Victoza appropriately. Including injection sites and dosages required.
More information in the video and the full blog post can be found here:
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Dr. Westin Childs is the Thyroid and Weight Loss Doctor
This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths t