EPISODE 071: Thyroid Health and Optimization for Women with McCall McPherson

McCall McPherson is the founder of the Modern Thyroid Clinic, a thyroid centered functional medicine
practice in Austin Texas, and she is the owner and chief thyroid hope giver of Thyroid Nation. She is a
physician, assistant, a recent TED-Ed speaker, and a thyroid expert (after being her self a thyroid
patient).

McCall’s passion for perfecting thyroid treatment stemmed from years of her suffering due to the
mismanagement of her own hypothyroidism. Now she lives, breathes and thrives in understanding the
nuances of proper thyroid care. Her philosophy is simple: There is no reason to still have thyroid
symptoms. She spends her time helping to make it so by giving her patients get their lives back and
teaching and advocating for the other millions suffering who aren’t her patients.

In this episode, McCall and Michelle go deep into thyroid health and optimization which is often
undervalued but is a hugely important factor to thrive in health. Women need to speak up and advocate
for themselves to understand what they need to be asking to their health care providers and what options
are available to them.  McCall also shares her unique perspective about functional medicine and humanity.

Key Takeaways:
[7:00] McCall talks about how she became the chief thyroid hope giver of Thyroid Nation.
[8:21] McCall shares her own struggles with thyroid issues.
[11:21] Facing misalignment in a personal and emotional level,
[12:31] McCall heals patients at a biochemical level so they can have the platform to make the changes
they need to make in their own life
[13:57] McCall’s first approach to patients is through biochemistry and data.
[15:10] What labs does McCall run?
[16:46] Symptoms of a thyroid problem.
[17:47] The definition of an abnormal lab test varies hugely since it is based on the results of sick people.
[22:20] McCall ranges for TSH, T4, T3, and reverse T3.
[24:34] Vitamins and nutrients that are helpful for thyroid patients.
[29:06] How McCall treats patients with Hashimoto’s disease and supports the autoimmunity.
[30:44] Stress affects your thyroids.
[33:32] Stress interventions for women.
[34:57] McCall talks about her TEDEd talk about humanity and medicine.
[42:19] How does alignment look like?
[43:39] McCall’s favorite mistake or lesson in life that she feels grateful for.
[44:42] What makes McCall rebellious?
[45:36] The fasting method McCall calls her superpower when it comes to her health.

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When was the last time you felt truly cared for like your health provider is invested in helping you find the
root cause of your dis-ease and is offering common-sense solutions to your problems?
The Poppy Clinic thinks you need an innovative approach to understanding why you are experiencing
symptoms in the first place, offering functional tests to help provide the answers that you need and
solutions that make sense for your life. At The Poppy Clinic, we believe you deserve to thrive in your
health and be an invested member of your healthcare partnership. We are an integrative healthcare
team providing services such as naturopathic medicine, holistic medicine, nutrition, IV vitamin therapy,
bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, scar release therapy, and live-cell blood analysis. Since we
believe community is imperative for transforming your health, we also provide unique community health
services: our women’s group Rebel Tribe, a 6-week meditation series, solstice meditation, group nutrition
services, and mom and baby yoga.

We want to transform your healthcare experience, and we believe that you deserve such clarity in your
health that you can separate poppy seeds from soil — and now you know where the clinic name comes
from!

We look forward to meeting you very soon!

Get in touch with Dr.
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Thyroid Nation
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McCall McPherson Thyroid Lab Guide
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TED-Ed: On Being Human

Quotes and Tweetables:
“Listen to your body, don’t listen to anyone telling you everything is ok when you know it isn ́t.”
#therebelpodcast #listen #youarenotcrazy #health
“There is a massive underdiagnosis of thyroid dysfunction.”#therebelpodcast #thyroid #underdiagnosis
#health #labtests
“Meditation is the quickest way for our bodies to reset from stress”#therebelpodcast #meditation
#resetyourself #stress
“Being out of alignment feels like losing the passion for what you are doing” #therebelpodcast #alignment
#passion #health

Naturopathic Doctor. Clinic director. mama of 2. Mom & baby practice. IV vitamin therapy. BHRT & hormone health. Digestion. Dr. Mom ND. Lover of life. Born Rebel.

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