How Stress Impacts Your Thyroid with Lindsay O’Reilly, RD

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SHOW NOTES: Episode 20

Today, I am so excited to welcome back Lindsay O’Reilly to talk about how stress impacts the thyroid. Lindsay is an integrative and functional dietitian that specializes in thyroid disorders. She has been a dietitian for the last 18 years and has had a virtual practice for the last 4 years. Lindsay’s own health struggles and a diagnosis of hypothyroidism fueled her passion to help others dealing with similar issues. She utilizes functional testing and personalized nutrition with clients to get to the root cause of the problem and decrease symptoms faster.

On today’s episode Lindsay dives into how stress can impact the thyroid organ multiple different ways, how our bodies don’t know the difference in those stressors, and how stress can look very different for each individual person.  We talk about a few areas that can cause stress including excessive exercise, not getting enough sleep, and environmental stressors.  Lindsay shares some tips for managing stress and nervous system regulation which include taking inventory of what your stresses are and how they affect your body, journaling and meditation.   We chat about resting your mind from things like social media, and taking baby steps to change some of the stressors because it won’t happen overnight and realizing that it is a process and a journey that will take time.  

The process of figuring out your body is not instant gratification.  It is work that is always worthy of doing because you get to tune into your body and treat it in a loving way so you can live the life that you want to. 

Thank you for tuning in! I hope you enjoy this conversation with Lindsay as much as I did. I would love to connect with you on Instagram (@loveyourbodywell) and hear what you thought about today’s episode! 


  • How the stress can impact the thyroid
  • How our bodies don’t know the difference between stressors
  • How stress can look different for each individual person
  • A few areas that can cause stress
  • Tips for managing stress and nervous system regulation
  • Resting your mind from things like social media
  • Taking baby steps to change some of the stressors



Nourishment from the inside out. 

The Love Your Body Well Podcast is a safe place for you to learn about healing your relationship with your body while also focusing on wellness so you can feel your best. 

I’m your host, Amy Reinecke, and I’ve made it my mission to empower you to own your journey and embrace the path before you. Wellness is multi-faceted and there are so many areas that create the foundation for overall wellness.  As women, too often the number on the scale or the size of our jeans takes precedence, and the truth is, it’s about a lot more than that.

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