Nothing quite gets in the way of badassery like unrelenting low energy. 

Did you know that 20 million Americans are dealing with thyroid conditions? And that, disproportionately, this affects women more than men? The startling part is that 60% of those with thyroid conditions don’t even know it is happening. 

My guest today, Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur, is a Naturopathic doctor with an explicit focus on helping women handle the thyroid and energy conditions that are interfering with their ability to live their absolute best lives. Through her clinic, group programming, and a series of online initiatives, Sarah has really curated an opportunity for herself to work with people to help take their lives to the next level. 

Today we are talking all about thyroid: what we need to be looking for, what we need to be eating, and what some of you are doing to actually put yourselves further at risk. We talk the science, the testing, the energetics, and the big picture of what you need to know to have optimal energy and a healthy thyroid! 

Key Takeaways: 

[1:21] About today’s episode with Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur! 

[2:53] Welcoming Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur to the podcast! 

[3:14] Sarah shares about her journey as a naturopathic doctor and why she decided to focus specifically on the thyroid. 

[7:00] Why it is so important that we, as women, seek diagnoses for a potential thyroid condition. 

[9:23] What symptoms should we be on the lookout for that could be potential red flags for a thyroid issue? 

[12:12] How we can begin to take care of our thyroid on our own terms. 

[15:35] What we do that makes us more vulnerable to thyroid issues. 

[19:50] Gluten and its relation to thyroid issues. 

[23:30] You can have your health and your indulgences. 

[25:05] Sarah shares her thoughts on the ketogenic diet as well as intermittent fasting, and what impact they have on your thyroid. 

[28:21] What to consider when looking at the big picture of where your stress is coming from. 

[30:05] Sarah shares some invaluable information about intuitive eating. 

[31:17] What “blue zones” are and why this knowledge is important for your health. 

[34:18] The energetic connection with thyroid. 

[38:31] Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur’s key performance indicators! 

[41:16] Where to learn more about what Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur is up to! 

Mentioned in This Episode: 

Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur 

Docere Clinic 

Untamed, by Glennon Doyle 

The Happy Thyroid Reboot — Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur’s online program, starting Oct. 5th! 

More About Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur 

Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur helps women reboot their thyroid for energy they can count on. Sarah is a Naturopathic Doctor and the owner of Docere Naturopathic Clinic, located in Ottawa. For the past decade, Sarah has helped women who are suffering from fatigue, thyroid conditions and hormone imbalances get back to a healthy, happy, feel-good life. Sarah believes that health is the result of creating new habits, one small step at a time, and she’s passionate about creating a healthy lifestyle that is enjoyable and sustainable. And… she truly believes that coffee, chocolate, and wine can be part of a healthy diet. 

Connect with my Guest: 


Social Media: Instagram @SarahVadeboncoeur 

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Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur would like to know what commitment you’ll be making, going forward, to take your health into your own hands! What is one thing you’ll be doing to take care of your thyroid? Follow-up with us on The Entrepology CollectiveWe would love to hear your thoughts and have you join in on the conversation! 


“The thyroid is really the center of speech and of speaking your truth.” — Sarah Vadeboncoeur 

“80% of people who have thyroid conditions are women and it’s believed that 50–60% with a thyroid condition are not yet diagnosed.” — Sarah Vadeboncoeur 

“We literally have millions of women on this planet who have a thyroid condition but don’t know it yet.” — Sarah Vadeboncoeur 

“Your thyroid is affecting everything in your body and it’s also being affected by everything that’s going on in your body.” — Sarah Vadeboncoeur 

“We need to make sure that the rest of the body is healthy so that the body can actually transform and use these thyroid hormones.” — Sarah Vadeboncoeur 

“There’s no one food that you can eat that is going to make or break your health. We need to take a step back and look at the big picture.” — Sarah Vadeboncoeur 

“If you want energy to be flowing well through the thyroid, you need to have a good balance between the head and the heart.” — Sarah Vadeboncoeur