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2019 Thyroid Panel and Discussion

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OakLeaf Surgical Hospital

1000 OakLeaf Way

(River Prairie Room)

Altoona, WI 54720

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1 in 5 Americans are Hypothyroid - Only half of them know it.

What is Hashimotos Thyroiditis?

Affecting women 5-8 x more than men, it is undiagnosed in up to 60% of patients. If left untreated, it can put you at risk for and/or lead to other autoimmune conditions like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Addison’s disease, Graves’ disease, myasthenia gravis, premature ovarian failure, diabetes, pernicious anemia, scleroderma, vitiligo, alopecia, blood clotting disorders or even thyroid cancer.

This panel discussion is open to physicians, nurses or anyone interested in learning how to work with their physician to address thyroid or autoimmune issues. You'll not only learn why thyroid is so widely under-diagnosed, but you'll have a better understanding of how thyroid issues can impact your entire body, and how you can heal those issues to heal your thyroid.

Our February Panel:

Kristie Gering, MD has been a family physician in Chippewa Falls since 1999. She was diagnosed with thyroid inflammation called Hashimotos, so she has a personal interest in thyroid issues. In 2013, she began training in Functional Medicine. In January 2017, she opened Spero Wellness, one of the first direct pay functional medicine clinics in the Chippewa Valley. She will address why functional medicine can offer more in-depth insight as to why some people experience hypothyroidism symptoms despite having “normal thyroid tests”, why some with thyroid disease don’t feel better with standard treatment, and what factors may be triggering thyroid problems in the first place.

The Essential Thyroid Cookbook CoverJill Grunewald, HNC, FMCHC (Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach). Jill Grunewald, HNC, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, and founder of Healthful Elements, is a thyroid health, Hashimoto’s, and alopecia (autoimmune hair loss) specialist and co-author of the #1 best selling Essential Thyroid Cookbook. She has successfully guided her clients and students with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s to health and vitality and has helped many of her alopecia clients reverse their devastating hair loss. Jill’s Hashimoto's has been successfully managed since late 2008 without the use of thyroid drugs. She has suffered from alopecia, off and on, since the age of 13 and after becoming one-third bald (late 2015 to early 2017), has kept her newfound, full head of hair. In her coaching practice, she not only specializes in Hashimoto’s and alopecia, but also Graves’, adrenal dysfunction, and perimenopause/menopause. Her next book, Reversing Alopecia, will be published in Fall 2020. Jill's Thyroid Cookbook will be for sale at the event.


Kim Schmidt, RN, MSN, is a board certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in private practice at Willow Creek Women’s Clinic in Eau Claire. She has over 15 years experience in health care. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Her practice includes integrated mental health services for emotional and physical wellness with a focus on medication management. She has found the principals of functional medicine apply in the mental health setting and will discuss the role of thyroid disorders and the issues they cause for clients, including depression, bipolar disorder and more.

Eileen Immerman, RN FMCHC, is a 13 year breast cancer survivor who, after her own health crisis, was treated successfully by functional medicine physician and pioneer Mark Hyman, overcoming hashimotos and other 2 autoimmune conditions labeled “chronic” by mainstream medicine. Certified in 2017 as a Functional Medicine Health Coach, she has blogged about wellness, nutrition and healing since 2013 at time2thrive.com.

Tickets are free, but registration is encouraged, as the room only holds 90 people.

Tickets are available beginning Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8 a.m.

The event is free, but we'll gladly accept donations to offset room costs and speaker travel expenses. Thank you, and we really hope you join us!

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is easy and wheelchair accessible right at the OakLeaf campus. Enter the left handed door, which is the short stay entrance, and follow the signs to the River Prairie Room. It is easy, and the room is quite close to the front door.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Just email cvmeetup@gmail.com if you have questions!

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OakLeaf Surgical Hospital

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Altoona, WI 54720

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