Created by Elle Russ, world-renowned thyroid expert and #1 bestselling author of The Paleo Thyroid Solution

Extensive tutorials from Dr. Gary E. Foresman MD and other health experts.

The Ultimate Thyroid Course provides you with the in-depth guidance necessary to solve thyroid issues, achieve vibrant health, and optimize thyroid fat-burning hormone metabolism. 

Over 200 million people worldwide and over 25 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, but 60% are undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. Why is this? The majority of endocrinologists and doctors are following 40-year-old outdated, conventional thyroid wisdom. They are uninformed.

Undiagnosed (or mistreated) hypothyroidism can put you at risk for serious conditions, such as: depression, hormonal imbalances, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, gynecological issues (infertility, miscarriages, fibroids, PCOS etc.), adrenal fatigue, anemia, and more.


  • Are you discouraged and depressed and wondering if you will ever get better?
  • Are you exhausted? 
  • Are you doing your best with diet and exercise but you cannot lose weight no matter what you do? Are you gaining weight rapidly despite your efforts?
  • Is your hair thinning and falling out?
  • Do you have brain fog and lack of focus? Do you feel like you are getting dumber? A feeling as if something negative is happening to your brain? 
  • Have doctors tried to help you, but failed? Or have they told you, "Your thyroid is fine it must be something else."
  • Are you a woman who has experienced miscarriages, infertility, or other gynecological issues like PCOS, heavy bleeding, low sex drive, uterine fibroids, etc?
  • Are you a man who has a low sex drive, low energy, disrupted sleep, poor exercise recovery, and/or low testosterone levels?
  • Are your Hashimoto's antibodies really high and you have no idea how to bring them down and under control?
  • Are you on thyroid hormone replacement but you still have hypothyroid symptoms and your doctor keeps telling you that it isn't your thyroid and that your levels are fine?
  • Do you have a T4 to T3 conversion issue (or a Reverse T3 problem) and your doctor is clueless about how to fix it?
  • Are you feeling like you don't even have the motivation and wherewithal to solve this, even though you know you need to? 

If any of the above sounds like you, I get it. That used to be me!


Dr. Ken Berry MD

Author of Lies My Doctor Told Me

"Elle Russ, although not a medical doctor, can school just about any doctor on thyroid issues. You would think endocrinologists would have the best understanding of thyroid conditions and medications, but quite often they seem to be the least informed. If you suffer from low thyroid symptoms, or suspect you do, even though your lab results are 'normal' – you need Elle's help."

Lindsay P. 

"The clarity I have gained. I have a background in the medical field as an RN, but what Elle is teaching is so much more advanced than what I even thought I knew. I’ve gained knowledge to educate not only myself but my provider in helping treat my thyroid issues. I have also loved the nutrition guidance!"

  • Cold hands/feet and generally being cold regardless of the weather or temperature
  • Insidious weight gain and inability to lose weight no matter what you do

  • Weak arms. Can be general weakness like not being able to hold something heavy for a long time and/or this might manifest as tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Low energy and stamina

  • Serious depression or general malaise. Aside from sadness and despair, hypo-depression sometimes manifests as the feeling of being paralyzed with lack of motivation and being unable to do anything about it, even though you know something is wrong with you. It’s like you just can’t seem to take action to help yourself

  • Needing a nap every day

  • Constipation

  • Sluggish reflexes. I became very clumsy and would knock over everything and bump into everything, even though I was an extremely coordinated, very athletic person

  • Dry cracked skin on heels, ankles, and sometimes it shows up on the inside edge of an index finger and looks like very dry, scaly, cracked skin

  • Hair feels like a rubber band when touched or pulled, yet it breaks easily.

  • Hair loss

  • Loss of curliness in curly or wavy hair

  • Inability to focus and concentrate. Extremely difficult to read, learn, or sustain mental focus, even while watching a film or a TV show. One has to reread paragraphs in order to retain the information. Someone could be talking to you and you have trouble comprehending what they are saying

  • Mixing up words in speech sort of like dyslexia of the mouth. Difficulty remembering words - not being able to speak properly (sometimes slurred speech) or an inability to say the words correctly

  • Lower, deeper voice or scratchy/raspy voice. Clearing your throat often

  • Brain fog and forgetfulness

  • Menstrual irregularities such as heavy bleeding, constant bleeding, uterine fibroids/polyps, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), miserable and long-lasting PMS. Miscarriages or infertility

  • Unhealthy cholesterol results

  • Low body temperature

  • Uncomfortable feeling in the throat/neck area Feeling “choked up,” similar to when you are about to cry or when you feel like you can’t speak in a stressful situation, that “lump in your throat” feeling. Difficulty swallowing, constantly clearing one’s throat, and/ or not wanting clothing to cover or touch the neck.

  • Digestive problems like gas, constipation, abdominal bloating, candida, SIBO, etc.

  • Problems at work or the inability to function well at work

  • Relationship issues with family, friends, romantic partners, work colleagues, etc.

  • Increased or uncontrollable cravings for sugar and carbohydrates

  • Allergies - also related to untreated or mistreated Hashimoto’s.

  • Messy handwriting - stemming from issues with brain-hand-muscle dexterity; it feels hard to get the words from your brain through your hand onto the paper.

  • Heart palpitations. Especially when lying feels as though your heart is pumping and thumping loud and strong in your chest and you are “aware” of your heartbeat like never before, and it feels scary. Often related to adrenals and/or low iron

  • Restless legs. Uncontrollable compulsion to continually readjust one’s legs (Feels like you cannot find a comfortable position). Most noticeable at night

  • Swelling and inflammation

  • Puffy eyes and face upon waking, and a general feeling of overall puffiness and bloat

  • Myxedema - swelling of the skin and underlying tissues is typical of patients hypothyroidism. Discoverable by visual assessment and not being able to pinch a miniscule bit of skin on the outside of your arms, near your shoulders. Instead you're only able to pinch a thick, large portion of skin

  • Stomach fat and a growing “tire” around your waist - thyroid and adrenal related

  • Headaches

  • Constant thirst - and water won’t quench it

  • Feeling as if something wrong is happening to your brain, as if you are getting “dumb” and losing your cognitive abilities

  • Anxiety attacks

If you are facing any of these hypothyroid symptoms (or others not mentioned)... seize the moment & take action now. Arm yourself with knowledge to forge the path toward your healthier future.


Jacki C. 

“Elle explained all of the numbers better than anyone else. Oh wait!...She is the ONLY ONE who has ever explained the numbers and the differences between T3, T4, Reverse T3, etc. I broke down crying today thinking about my past 20+ years and realizing how many of them were actually affected by undiagnosed thyroid issues. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge Elle!”


Debby suffered at the hands of uninformed doctors but eventually coached with Elle and got some relief with NDT thyroid hormone replacement (for a few years)...but then things took a turn. Debby developed a Reverse T3 problem and is now thriving on T3-only thyroid hormone replacement!

Audio Clip - Hashimoto's & Reverse T3 Success Story
Debby Marine


Cara is a success story from my book The Paleo Thyroid Solution. She was mistreated with Synthroid (T4-only/Levothyroxine) for hypothyroidism by an uninformed endocrinologist for eight years, and during that time suffered two miscarriages, asthma, a variety of food and other rare allergies—along with weight gain, depression, and severe exhaustion. She has been thriving now for many years! Listen to a clip from her success story.

Audio Clip - Hashimoto's Success Story - Clip
Cara Haun




After having her thyroid gland removed due to thyroid cancer (thyroidectomy), Carrie Forrest suffered at the hands of uninformed endocrinologists, until she found my book The Paleo Thyroid Solution and reached out to me. She has been thriving ever since! Carrie is the founder of Clean Eating Kitchen, where she shares easy and nourishing recipes and resources. She is also the host of the Clean Eating for Women podcast, featuring interviews with health experts. Carrie’s work inspires women to take control over their health, with a focus on holistic and natural healing. Listen to a clip from her success story.

Audio Clip - Thyroid Cancer Success Story
Carrie Forrest




Barbara is a Registered Nurse and double-certified health and wellness coach. She is the author of the #1 bestselling book Feel Great in 28! Her confidence has soared after conquering her thyroid issues. She is a great example of it never being too late to succeed at health and confidence!

Barbara is the founder of Daily Wellness for You. She had her own remarkable body and mind transformation, and she helps women in midlife and beyond lose weight, gain energy, and live the life they deserve.

Audio Clip - Hashimoto's Success Story
Barbara Diaz De Leon


I suffered for about 7 years of my life due to undiagnosed and mistreated hypothyroidism - and also Reverse T3 hypothyroidism. Unfortunately, my story is not unique, because like millions of thyroid patients, I was unable to find a doctor or an endocrinologist who was informed enough to fix my hypothyroidism. Most of you can't either. I get it. That's why you are here. I am so happy to help you finally solve this!

Hypothyroid symptoms showed up in 2004. After two miserable years of being misdiagnosed and undiagnosed, I finally took my health into my own hands and became my own advocate and patient (and basically became my own doctor). It was a scary place to be, feeling neglected by the medical community and the more than 50 highly regarded physicians I had spoken to.

If I had trouble finding a doctor to help me in a major international city like Los Angeles, California - I cannot even imagine how hard it would be to go through this ordeal in the smaller towns and cities throughout the United States and elsewhere in the world.

When I decided to reject the dead-end mainstream medical journey I was on, my body and health were deteriorating so rapidly that I spent every day in full-blown misery, riddled with more than thirty hypothyroid symptoms. Trying to start with a clean slate and be open to all possibilities, I ordered my own lab work, and went about FIXING IT MYSELF.

And it worked. It worked phenomenally well.

For a while.

I was hit with a second bout of hypothyroidism in 2010/2011 called Reverse T3 Hypothyroidism—a once rare though increasingly common thyroid issue that most doctors have no idea how to test for or how to fix.

For the second time in ten years, I was on my own again, having to doctor myself back to health.

Once again, I was successful! I treated my own Reverse T3 hypothyroidism issue with T3-only thyroid hormone replacement.

I have not suffered since.












I know that millions of you feel the same way because I have worked with clients in 20+ countries and this uninformed doctor problem is everywhere. 

Uninformed doctors keep thyroid patients sick. 

I created this course to steer you into a life of vibrant health and well-being, and present you with true hope, encouragement, and detailed plans to fix your thyroid issues.


Mark Sisson

New York Times Bestselling Author & Founder of Primal Kitchen Foods & Peluva Footwear

"Elle has framed her professional life into one dedicated to helping others—both healing and nourishing the physical body and also nurturing the spirit. She will help you help yourself, but you are going to have to do the hard work and the deep reflection. Elle is not about subtlety, soft touches, or nuance. She is dedicated to excellence, transformation, and never looking back, feeling sorry for herself, or turning away from a challenge!"


How the thyroid gland (the master gland) works and how thyroid hormones affect every part of your physical and mental well-being.


The correct blood tests to diagnose hypothyroidism and hashimoto's, when to get tested, and video tutorials interpreting a variety of lab results from men and women of different ages.


Dr. Gary E. Foresman MD's perspective on a variety of medical topics related to hypothyroidism and why most doctors are practicing outdated thyroid protocols


How to go about finding a doctor who understands what I understand - or how to help educate your current doctor.


Detailed, specific thyroid hormone dosing protocols. Including T4, NDT and other T4/T3 combinations, and T3-only.


Detoxification insights and protocols from Dr. Gary E. Foresman MD for a variety of issues including: Heavy metals, mold toxicity, and more. 


How to address digestive and gut issues from Gary E. Foresman MD such as: Constipation, SIBO, IBS, leaky gut, candida, and more.


A variety of tools and strategies to lose insidious fat and weight you gained from hypothyroidism. *A common symptom but not everyone has this issue.


How paleo & ancestral health optimizes thyroid hormone function and metabolism, and why it's the foundation of our DNA as humans.

  • A digital copy of my #1 bestselling book The Paleo Thyroid Solution

  • A digital copy of my Fun Paleo Recipes Cookbook
  • A digital copy of my No Histamine Cookbook
  • 11 hours of tutorials with me - including thyroid hormone dosing protocols and in-depth video tutorials on evaluating a variety of lab results and related solutions, ancestral health, and much more.

  • 1-hour tutorial with Gary E. Foresman MD on thyroid issues including thyroid hormone dosing, Reverse T3 issues, Hashimoto's, TSH Suppression, and more.

  • 2-hour tutorial with Gary E. Foresman MD on gut health and digestion and how to approach solving gut issues such as: SIBO, candida, leaky gut, infections, food sensitivities, microbiome imbalances, and much more.

  • 1-hour tutorial with Gary E. Foresman MD on detoxification and how to tackle toxic overload whether it be heavy metals, mold, or other toxins.

  • 1-hour tutorial from New York Times bestselling author Brad Kearns. Topics Covered: Primal-Paleo lifestyle and diet principles, fat-burning, insulin, glucose, cortisol/adrenals, KETO, exercise (From athletes to the sedentary), obesity, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, developing metabolic flexibility, and the benefits of the paleo/ancestral lifestyle.

  • 90-Minute autoimmune tutorial with Palmer Kippola, author of Beat Autoimmune. Palmer got rid of the Multiple Sclerosis that plagued her for years. She also has hypothyroidism and lives a vibrant, healthy life on thyroid hormone replacement.

  • 1.5 hour tutorial with filmmaker and author, CJ Hunton ancestral health + his personal journey with Reverse T3 hypothyroidism and solving it with T3-only.

  • 1-hour conversation with double-certified health coach Elizabeth Resnick on what to eat and how to make paleo-primal living easy and practical. 

  • 1-hour conversation with double-certified health coach - Barbara Diaz De Leon RN, PHC, CTNC, author of Feel Great in 28! Barbara shares her Hashimoto's journey - from the depths of sickness to health author and health coach for women in midlife and beyond.

  • Over 6 hours of bonus content: Audios of success stories plus various thyroid related topics including: Low Dose Naltrexone, Perimenopause and Menopause, Hyperthyroidism/Graves Disease. Includes a guided healing meditation, and more!

  • Lifetime access

  • Privacy - participants cannot see each other

  • You can access the course on your computer and smartphone
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to purchase the course


  • Any person suffering with thyroid issues (General Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's Disease, Reverse T3 Issues, RAI, Thyroid Cancer / Post-Thyroidectomy.
  • MD's and health professionals and practitioners who are struggling to effectively treat thyroid patients.
  • Health coaches who desire in-depth knowledge in order to assist their clients

Gabrielle Reece

Volleyball legend, New York Times Bestselling Author & Inspirational Health and Fitness Leader

"In the confusing world of health and nutrition, The Paleo Thyroid Solution offers simple and easy protocols that can have a great impact on one's journey to wellness."

Maggie Brown, MD 

"Elle - you’ve changed my life! I’m an MD with 20 plus years of clinical experience & I just fixed my thyroid problem after listening to you! For years I’ve been taking Levothyroxine. However, I felt miserable - cold, constipated, cranky and tired all the time. My hair kept falling out like crazy. I’ve been on a Paleo-Keto-Carnivore journey for over a year / my ferritin levels are perfect. I couldn’t figure it out until I tested my Free T3 - which was super low! I finally got some T3 & now I am checking ALL of my patients! Thank you so much! I’ve bought your books & give ‘em out like candy! Thank you for being kick-ass!"


  1. You have an uninformed doctor, endocrinologist, or health practitioner who is clueless about how to fix it.
  2. You are uninformed about your condition, and as a result - you cannot help yourself so you cannot help your doctor help you.

 Desi Pinheiro 

"After 14 years of struggling with hypothyroidism and refusing to take thyroid hormone replacemment because I did not understand what my labs were saying and what the meds would actually do, I am finally on the path to an optimized thyroid! I have been dealing with Hashimoto’s Disease since 2008. I started following a primal/paleo diet in 2010 and made great strides in managing my symptoms but I was still hypothyroid (I know now that even though many times my thyroid was technically testing within “normal range”, it wasn’t normal).

The Ultimate Thyroid Course changed everything for me. I am currently on a path to optimization and have so much hope. Aside from that, I am a Primal Health Coach. After completing the course, I posted online about how much I learned from it and was immediately bombarded with messages from other women who are having the same issue and are desperate for help. Because of this course, I get to help myself and so many others now. I cannot say enough good things.

Thank you, Elle Russ, and all the fantastic people you brought in to create this course!"

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The thyroid is the master gland of the human body. The thyroid gland controls the metabolic rate of every organ in the body, from the production and regulation of sex hormones, adrenal hormones, body temperature, growth development, brain function, and heart rate, to every other element that keeps your body functioning.

Inadequate thyroid hormones in the human body will ultimately contribute to a miserable existence, likely rampant with diseases and health problems. 

 Ena Pejkovic 

"I just wanted to thank you on this amazing course, The thyroid course is so incredible, full of excellent information and life-changing! The way you go through so many lab examples really helped me to realize how thyroid is supposed to function. I am also very thankful for your conversations with Dr. Foresman - he is so knowledgeable!"

CJ Hunt

Filmmaker & Author of The Perfect Human Diet 

"I have known Elle for many years, and I never thought that I would have a reason to call upon her for thyroid help. But like millions of people, I too, ran into a serious thyroid problem, that no doctors could help me with – they were clueless, uninformed, and even some steered me in the wrong direction, and with the wrong combination and dosage of thyroid hormones. Elle's personal guidance helped me get the treatment protocol I needed to fix it. The way I feel now, is night and day compared to the suffering I endured. The Ultimate Thyroid Course will arm you with the information you need to empower your recovery."

 Sheila M. 

“This course is incredible and I found myself re-watching and re-listening to several modules. The way Elle captures and explains thyroid issues and various solutions is so easy to understand and I have never heard anyone explain this topic so well. The expert tutorials and success stories in the course were valuable and very encouraging. I highly recommend!” 

Dave Asprey

New York Times bestselling author of The Bulletproof Diet and Headstrong

"After 20 years of hacking my own biology to gain more energy than I have ever had, and lose 100 pounds along the way, it's become clear that your thyroid is your body’s energy thermostat. Undiagnosed subclinical thyroid deficiency is a huge problem holding back tens of millions of people from becoming all they can be. Elle Russ has put the pieces together for you."

 Coleen P. 

"I absolutely love Elle’s course. It is so thorough and easy to understand. It is taking me longer that it should to finish because I keep going back to re-listen. There is so much info! Thank you Elle for being such an amazing voice for all those who suffer with thyroid disease. You are the best!"

Palmer Kippola

Author of Beat Autoimmune 

"Elle Russ is THE ultimate thyroid guide. Her Ultimate Thyroid Course has everything you need to optimize thyroid function and thrive." 


While I shared as much as I could in my book - offering a virtual course gave me unlimited room to delve into the nuances of thyroid disorders and provide detailed tutorials on bloodwork, thyroid hormone dosing protocols, and much more.

*The course comes with a free digital copy of The Paleo Thyroid Solution


"Just wanted to let you know that I bought your ultimate thyroid course and really enjoyed it. My son was diagnosed with Hashimoto's when he was four years old. They immediately placed him on levothyroxine and have not really done anything to move away from that yet, but now that I have the knowledge - I am looking forward to finally being able to help my son!"

Abel James

Bestselling author of The Wild Diet and host of Fat Burning Man Podcast

"If your thyroid is sputtering, health can take a nosedive. Elle gives you the tools you need to take your health and happiness into your own hands."


"Elle is just great at articulating and explaining - enough for a child or an adult to take in the information she gives. I will probably be going over the information this great teacher has to offer in this course a few times."

Cynthia Thurlow

Author of Intermittant Fasting Transformation

"Elle is a true thyroid advocate and is helping to empower patients to not accept the conventional perspectives on thyroid labs and health. Her book, The Paleo Thyroid Solution, was one of the first books that I read, as a clinician, that provided my patients with a resource that they could utilize to help create the wellness path they desired. I'm always learning from Elle and appreciate her endless desire to educate, and inspire patients to live their best lives."

Oleg Frank, MD 

"Just wanted to mention that I am a physician, conventionally trained, and this had opened my eyes into looking further into thyroid/paleo. I have been screening patients, and have been noticing improvements in patient's symptoms on NDT and T3 only therapy. Thank you again!"


Robb Wolf

New York Times Bestselling Author The Paleo Solution & Wired To Eat

"As a former research biochemist and someone who helps to manage an integrative medical clinic, I feel like I know a fair amount about the thyroid and health. Well, I know enough to recognize someone who leaves my knowledge base in the dust. Whether you are a clinician or just a health-conscious consumer, there is so much for you to learn from Elle."

Osvaldo Villarreal, MD 

"I first learned about you on a podcast and you dropped some serious knowledge. I listened to those two podcasts about 10 times and wrote notes. I am sorry we doctors jacked you up but you are helping so many people now. I have listened to you on other podcasts as well and bought your book. Whenever I meet someone with a thyroid issue, I tell them to get your book. I tell them you are not a doctor but you sure as hell know more than most doctors - including me! I am a Pediatrician but some parents are making appointments to see me because their doctors are failing them. Don't worry...I won’t be a dumbass doctor, lol."

Ben Greenfield

New York Times Bestselling Author & Biohacking Expert 

"The most impressive thing about Elle Russ' approach to thyroid conditions is that she speaks from a realm of deep experience and empathy for others who are struggling with thyroid issues. She is someone who has been in the trenches and is able to offer practical, useful and proven tips you can easily implement."

Johanna A. 

“I am getting ready to start Module 6. I love Elle’s teaching style. I find it very relatable and very easy to stay focused and invested into the lessons. I am so happy I purchased The Ultimate Thyroid Course. I have been struggling with focus, retention, and learning right now so I am so incredibly grateful that Elle knows this can be a challenge while navigating hypothyroidism and has developed and offers this very user friendly option. It is a great complement to The Paleo Thyroid Solution."


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