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Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Please could you do an episode on the most effective ways of reducing high blood pressure. During lockdown, I made progress with weight loss and exercise (thanks partly to your podcast!) and reduced medication by half. However, I have not been on blood pressure medicine for that long, nor has my GP suggested alternatives other than pills. The first pill I tried was terrifying and I felt sea-sick most of the time. The second - losartin potassium - has not had the side effects but seems less effective. I don't want to be taking these pills so what can I do to help myself come off them?

Hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid)

Given the recent ability to reverse some forms of diabetes, is there any hope for new treatments or strategies to reverse hypo-thyroidism? I have had hypo-thyroidism since 2000, following the birth of my first child. I take 125mcg levothyroxine daily. I have watched the research into diabetes with interest but have no idea what research might be happening into other hormonal/metabolic disorders and would love to know.

Health Coaching

I am a newly certified health coach in the US. I'd really love to incorporate your approach into my coaching, while staying within scope of practice. I also see that you offer education for doctors with the lifestyle medicine approach. Do you anticipate offering training for coaches? Do you have any suggestions for implementing your approach within the health coaching scope of practice? Thank you!

Raynaud’s Phenomenon Treatment

I have Raynaud’s phenomenon. I am a retired GP. My mother had it. Is there a benefit from being prescribed nifedipine which I understand is a treatment. Thank you.

Thyroid issues

Would you be able to do a podcast on thyroid disorders and treatment in the uk. My daughter has been diagnosed with Hashimotos after 4 years of fatigue and other symptoms. The doctor has prescribed t4 medication and told her she will be on it for life. No lifestyle changes were recommended and I have had to pay for a functional practitioner to advise her on these. After 2 months on medication she was told her levels were better so to halve her dose, even though she feels no better. Since her diagnosis I have researched thyroid issues and this seems to be a very common issue . The lack of t3 medication owing to the vast price charge to the NHS is also an issue. I know you did a programme about this but can only find an interview you did on bbc news and not the actual programme itself. Maybe your website could include links to your TV programmes too as they were all very interesting but not easy to find.