Episode 129: Sher Smith

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Description: Host Elle Russ chats with Sher Smith, a Paleo Thyroid Solution success story from Elle’s upcoming release!

By the age of 26, Sher Smith had resolved a decade long eating disorder but was struggling mightily with a laundry list of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. With the help of Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint (goodbye gluten, hello fat!), life got a little bit better. But after being told that her thyroid wasn’t “the problem” and that she had to “just workout more” to lose weight, she started to believe her body was just broken and this was the unhealthy hand she had been dealt.

Sher met Elle at one of Mark’s amazing PrimalCon’s in 2014 and since then, her life has completely changed. Over the last two years working with Elle and a doctor in Chicago, Sher has optimized her thyroid health. As a result, she has lost almost 60 pounds, resolved all her thyroid and adrenal symptoms, maintained a primal workout routine, and had a vibrant and healthy primal pregnancy and natural childbirth. As an unintended result of fixing her thyroid and regaining her health, Sher became an entrepreneur and now runs her own coaching business helping women permanently resolve their emotional eating without the decade long struggle that she endured.

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Show Notes:

  • How did Sher get from a serious eating disorder into the primal lifestyle? [00:01:13]
  • What are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism? [00:04:37]
  • What does it feel like to have ‘”heavy legs?” [00:10:00]
  • How does one find the best doctor for these types of symptoms? [00:11:42]
  • How did she monitor her hormone therapy? How did the symptoms go away? [00:17:00]
  • What happened to her relationships when she was going through this therapy? [00:21:30]
  • What happens with the menstrual cycle when the thyroid is malfunctioning? [00:28:23]
  • How did she handle her pregnancy? [00:31:26]
  • What happens cognitively when the thyroid is off? [00:41:10]
  • What is in the future for Sher? [00:49:40]
  • Listeners, please keep up your search for a solution.  There is no need to struggle with these symptoms. [00:51:18]
  • Contact Sher at: sherylnsmith.com [00:52:50]

Selected Links:
The Paleo Thyroid Solution
Sher’s Coaching Website

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2 thoughts on “Episode 129: Sher Smith

  1. DarkSideRunner

    There are moments during this podcast where I wondered if Sher is my doppelganger. Fortunately, I found my way to thyroid meds about 1.5 months ago but am still not totally clear of symptoms… comforting to know it may still take time! Will get the book right away, thanks for this!


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