Thyroid Strong

How an Emergency Med Flight Nurse got her workout groove back w/ Thyroid Strong

by | Sep 1, 2022 | Podcast

Episode Summary

Welcome to this week’s episode of Thyroid Strong where Danielle Richards, a flight nurse working in the field of Emergency Medicine for 12 years, shares her experience in being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and how Thyroid Strong strength programs has transformed her life.

Key Takeaways

Danielle Richards comes from a stressful background of medical school, emergency situations, and postpartum with Hashimoto’s. She has been through the wringer of several different diagnoses to finally landing on Hashimoto’s with a functional medicine doctor. She has learned her root causes, continues to make strides to heal them, and has since incorporated resistance training and breath work into her daily lifestyle to get to feeling better today and long-term.

Postpartum with Hashimoto’s and Before Thyroid Strong

Danielle struggled with not feeling herself after having her first child. She suffered from fatigue, depression, and failing to connect with her newborn. She sought out on a mission to not accept the average answer from any doctor because she knew this was not normal. Her workout routines consisted of activities mostly cardio in things she loved to do, working in the garden and horseback riding. She dared not to pick up weights as they were intimidating and overwhelming.

After Thyroid Strong and with the Help of a Functional Medicine Doctor

Starting with her Hashimoto’s diagnosis, Danielle’s lifestyle took a dramatic shift for the better. She found Thyroid Strong and began integrating resistance training because the instructor of the workouts was relatable, a fellow Hashimoto’s woman who has encountered the same obstacles and is not letting the diagnosis define her. Danielle was able to incorporate not only the workout routines but also the breath work into everything she does, picking up her child, groceries, etc. And with the help of her hormone therapy, Danielle is able to regulate her hormones to better support her Emergency Medicine lifestyle. 

In This Episode

Danielle’s journey to being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s [2:21]

Working with a Functional Medicine Doctor [9:51]

Metals and Hashimoto’s [11:02]

Working out with Hashimoto’s before Thyroid Strong [12:04]

Working out with Thyroid Strong [13:18]

Transformations since using Thyroid Strong program [14:24]

Making exercise a priority even in a chaotic routine [15:48]

Rapid fire questions [20:47]

Danielle’s message to Hashi ladies [23:14]


“When I saw your weightlifting program, I was like, this is something I’ve always wanted to do. And it’s a girl teaching me how to do it.”[12:45]

“Not only for working out, but for everyday life to not realize when you bend over to lift up your toddler or your bag of groceries, how wrong you’re doing it” [14:30]

“There are people out there who know exactly what you’re going through. And when you join that community, there’s this super sense of family and love.” [23:57]

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Topics Covered:

  • Physical status postpartum with Hashimoto’s
  • Incorporating a functional medicine doctor into your Hashimoto’s journey
  • The difference breath work can make in your everyday life
  • Identifying the root causes of Hashimoto’s
  • How quickly your mental and physical state can affect healing with Hashimoto’s
  • Advice for other Hashimoto’s ladies to not feel alone in their journey

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