Are you struggling with unexplained weight gain in your midsection?

Curious about the connection between thyroid health and weight management?

Thyroid Issues: Why You Are Gaining Weight In Your Midsection

In this episode of the me&my health up podcast, Anthony Hartcher interviews Naturopath Lisa Costa-Bir about thyroid issues and their impact on weight gain, specifically in the midsection. Lisa discusses the importance of nurturing the thyroid gland with the right nutrients and highlights the role of stress, hormones, and exercise in managing thyroid function. She emphasizes a holistic approach to health and self-care, including restorative exercises, stress management programs, and finding balance in life to optimize thyroid function and overall well-being.

Lisa also shares valuable insights on the need for patience and consistency in addressing thyroid issues, and the importance of maintaining a self-care wheel encompassing various aspects of life that contribute to better thyroid function. Tune in to learn more about Lisa’s approach to managing thyroid health, the role of carbohydrates and other nutrients in thyroid function, and the significance of incorporating relaxation, laughter, and nature into your self-care routine.


About Lisa Costa Bir:

Lisa Costa-Bir is a leading Naturopath in the Sutherland Shire. Having been diagnosed with the auto-immune condition, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, one year after having her daughter, Lisa’s passion lies within all things thyroid and auto-immune related. Using a combination of conventional and complementary medicine, she has regained her health and energy and is passionate about helping her clients do the same so that they can live and enjoy their lives to the fullest.

Lisa is also a lecturer and clinical supervisor at Endeavour College of Natural Therapies where she mentors students completing degrees in Nutrition and Naturopathy and has  taught nutrition to dancers at ED5 performing Arts School. She has contributed as an expert writer to two textbooks on Naturopathic Medicine: Clinical Naturopathic Medicine and Foundations in Clinical Naturopathic Medicine.


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me&my health up seeks to enhance and enlighten the well-being of others. Host Anthony Hartcher is the CEO of me&my wellness which provides holistic health solutions using food as medicine, combined with a holistic, balanced, lifestyle approach. Anthony holds three bachelor’s degrees in Complementary Medicine; Nutrition and Dietetic Medicine; and Chemical Engineering. 

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