Ep. 23 - The Thyroid Trust: Empowering Thyroid Patients with Louise Sellar



Episode 23

The Thyroid Trust was set up by a group of thyroid patients who have been meeting regularly and arranging talks with expert speakers since 2010. In 2019, they became a registered charity, focusing on providing peer-to-peer support, advocacy and up-to-date, informed knowledge about thyroid autoimmune disorders.

In this episode, Nicole invites Louise Sellar, Director of Communications and Development for the Thyroid Trust, onto the show to discuss her own personal experience with Graves disease and how she found her way to the charity. Louise emphasises her passion for raising awareness about thyroid conditions, supporting other patients, and helping educate them and their families.

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Episode Timestamps


Challenges of diagnosis during COVID-19


Turning personal experience into advocacy


The role of the Thyroid Trust charity


The importance of community support


Living with a chronic illness


The power of celebrating small victories


Access to healthcare professionals and informed information


What to expect when approaching the Thyroid Trust


Campaigning for better access to treatments


Events and campaigns in 2024

“It’s that whole holisitic thing. It’s not just about providing a listening ear for some medical information. It’s about how else we can help and support thyroid patients so they can go and have a good quality of life.”


Essential learnings from this episode…

Louise’s personal journey with Graves disease

Not being afraid to ask for help and guidance

The challenges of living with an invisible illness

The importance of peer support and advocacy

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Functional Medicine Practitioner
Registered Nutritional Therapist BANT CNHC
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Nicole is one of the UK’s leading voices on immune health and optimal health, a specialist in autoimmune diseases, further specialised into thyroid, brain and fatigue conditions and optimising health for ambitious high achiever’s. Providing bespoke, personalised functional medicine programmes for clients worldwide.

Nicole has partnerships with worldwide global leaders in functional medicine including practitioner only supplement companies, testing laboratories (inc. from USA), to assess health, discover underlying imbalances and root causes of sub optimal health. In doing so Nicole works with clients on their own personal health history, root causes and genetics to achieve long lasting, effective results, providing optimal health status.