EPI 67: The TRUTH About THYROID Issues. With Elle Russ, Author Of The Paleo Thyroid Solution: Stop Feeling Fat, Foggy, And Fatigued At The Hands Of Uninformed Doctors
Thyroid disease strikes an estimated 20 million Americans. But despite its big health impact, the thyroid is a tiny, often misunderstood gland. In some cases, managing a thyroid condition can be challenging, almost like tracking a moving target. In others, a simple prescription controls symptoms. So it’s no surprise that people are confused about recognizing and treating thyroid disease.
Today we are joined by Author, Master Coach, and Thyroid Expert Elle Russ. We talk all about the thyroid gland, how it brings on so many symptoms when it’s disrupted, and Elle’s own experience and how she reclaimed her health after years of struggling with it.
Elle Russ is a #1 bestselling author and master coach. She is a world-renowned thyroid health expert and thought leader on confidence. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy from The University of California at Santa Cruz in 1995.
Elle Russ is the author of Confident As Fu*k and The Paleo Thyroid Solution – a book that has helped thousands of people around the world reclaim their health. She is also the screenwriter of the award-winning documentary film Headhunt Revisited. She has been seen in Entrepreneur, Success Magazine, Podcasting Magazine, Mind Body Green, Prevention, and much more.
For a decade, Elle has been coaching people all over the world in a variety of areas. She helps clients materialize dreams and goals, improve their health, create better business and personal relationships, and assist them in becoming the best of whatever they are.
Elle is a seasoned podcaster, interviewer, and public speaker. For seven years, she hosted her mentor Mark Sisson's popular Primal Blueprint Podcast with 500+ episodes and 20 million downloads. In 2021 She launched The Elle Russ Show - created to inspire, educate, and motivate through guest interviews and solo episodes.
Elle began her writing career in sketch comedy at the world-famous comedy theater The Second City – Chicago. She was also the main company alumna of the renowned Acme Comedy Theater in Hollywood, where she wrote and performed in over 100 live sketch comedy and improv shows. Elle has appeared as an actress in TV and Film. Her writing resumé includes TV & Film scripts, books, speeches, and articles.
After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, Elle was thriving in the corporate technology world until she sustained a repetitive strain injury to her hands and arms - leaving her rated 40% disabled by the state of California. Elle had to find a way to survive and thrive using her voice, a 20-year journey she details in Part 4 of her book Confident As Fu*k.
Learn more about Elle at:
Listen to her podcast: https://www.elleruss.com/podcasts/the-elle-russ-show
[1:23] How did Elle start on what she does?
[5:35] More about the thyroid gland and its functions
[15:46] What could cause thyroid issues?
[30:37] What are the mistakes people make that disrupt the thyroid, and how can they solve them?
[43:14] Where to learn more about Elle
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