Marc Ryan, L.Ac. is a graduate of Cornell University, a Hay House author and a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of California.  After suffering from his own battle with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and discovering an alternative approach to healing it, he decided to devote his life to doing everything he could to help others find hope, help and healing for their Hashimoto’s, as well. In the last 4 years he has spent thousands of hours researching, working with and talking to over 2,000 Hashimoto’s patients.

In his book, How to Heal Hashimoto’s: An Integrative Roadmap to Remission published by Hay House, he shares much of what he has learned from both his analysis of research and from working with so many people who suffer from this disease.

His website and his Facebook group, are both testaments to the growing trend of the healing power of data and community.

On this episode of She Rises, Host Giovanna Capozza interviews Marc Ryan:

  • Marc Ryan is an expert in hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – a relatively common and underdiagnosed thyroid disease.
  • Quick overview of Hashimoto’s: An autoimmune disease of the thyroid with most often leads to hypothyroidism. It’s responsible for all of your metabolic activities.
  • The symptoms of burnout that you’re feeling may be more than what a little rest can cure.
  • During the recession Marc was burning the candle at both ends and through the process, he got diagnosed with Hashimoto’s.
  • Giovanna and Marc talk about the incongruency between the alternative view of what’s considered hypothyroidism and the conventional medical view.
  • Marc talks about the difference between hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s.
  • Often, conventional medicine will take a “wait and see” approach that can cause a lot of damage.
  • Giovanna and Marc discuss how to be the advocate for your own health.
  • A thyroid problem is usually indicative of a systemic problem, you need to be conscious of inflammation.
  • Giovanna and Marc discuss sources of inflammation including diet, stress, and environmental toxins.
  • Marc talks about his take on prevention through supplementation.
  • Test your bounce-back factor to help determine whether you need to seek help.

Tweetable Quotes

  • “Health has to be at the top or at least number two in your priority list.”
  • “Trying to power through Hashimoto’s disease will often compound the problem.”
  • “Be the advocate for your own health”
  • “Most people who are on thyroid drugs are still not properly caring for their thyroid.”
  • “Inflammation is the root of all evil.”
  • “There’s a big difference between being lazy and being tired.”

Resources Mentioned


She Rises Podcast by Giovanna Capozza Marc Ryan
Is It Really Burnout?
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