Your thyroid is your metabolic mothership that governs everything–from how you digest your food and poo, to your energy levels, brain clarity, hormones, circadian rhythms and more.
Thyroid disorders are common with at least 1 in 5 struggling with some form of thyroid disease. Unfortunately, imbalance often goes unaddressed or unnoticed for years.
Dr. Guillermo Ruiz is a man on a mission to change that and is here to help you better understand your thyroid and make improving it simple.
Dr. Guillermo Ruiz NMD graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Prior to his doctorate, Dr. Ruiz spent his childhood in Mexico, before moving to Florida in 1996. Dr. Ruiz finished a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Sciences and a minor in Health Services Administration at the University of Central Florida.
While pursuing his bachelor’s degree he worked at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. As an Advanced Clinical Tech, he worked under an incredible team of doctors and nurses in the Pediatric Emergency Department and Level One Trauma Center. He witnessed the amazing, state-of- the-art care in emergency medicine but also learned of a larger health care system in disarray. He used this new perspective and a passion for evidence based medicine to change his life. By changing his diet, learning about proper movement and implementing optimal lifestyle habits he was able to improve his personal health and find a calling in Naturopathic Medicine. At that point he decided to further his career with a focus on finding and removing the underlying obstacles to health.
While attending SCNM, Dr. Ruiz became interested in the treatment of endocrine disease with a focus on thyroid health. Under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Christianson, Dr. Ruiz expanded his knowledge on the treatment of Hashimoto’s and Grave’s disease and has completed advanced endocrinology training in order to better address and resolve endocrine disease.
Dr. Ruiz has a deep love for botanical medicine and has presented nationally and internationally on to the topic. He currently holds a position as a research assistant at SCNM and works part time as a researcher at the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute. His research focuses in the prevention, control and treatment of multidrug resistant bacteria and viruses with the use of botanicals and other naturally occurring substances such as amino acids and minerals.
In his spare time, Dr. Ruiz hosts his own podcast “30/30 Health” where he interviews the most influential personalities in the health movement. Dr. Ruiz strives to advance naturopathic practices with an evidence based medicine approach.