About Dr. Millie, ND

Hi, I’m Dr Millie Lytle, ND.  I am the founder and CEO of Millie says, Inc. providing naturopathic medicine with virtual and in-person health programs.

I have been a licensed Naturopathic Doctor since 2003, in Toronto during which time I participated in the health care of hundreds of women, men and children in a variety of health settings.  In Toronto, 2006, I studied Ericksonian hypnosis from the brilliant hypnotist Dr Mike Mandel.  Since moving to New York in 2013, I’ve become a Certified Nutrition Specialist and apprenticed under the popular Radio personality, New York Pharmacist/nutritionist, Jerry Hickey R.PH.
For those of you who do not know what a Naturopathic Doctor is, it means that after I was done college, I went to a private medical school where I learned all the diagnostic skills applicable to medicine but instead of learning to treat with drugs and surgery, Naturopathic Medicine relies on diet, nutrition, herbs, dietary supplements, homeopathy, bodywork, lifestyle counseling and acupuncture.  I am also since certified in hypnosis and am a certified nutrition specialist (CNS).
In 2010 I moved to Germany to study Public Health in Hamburg. Germany is very advanced in Natural Medicine and includes Nutrition and lifestyle broadly for population health.  I also studied healthcare systems around the world, and learned a great deal where North America falls short and why we face a large risk for many common preventable chronic health conditions.

Dr MillieI have practiced in a variety of settings; The Robert Schad Naturopathic ClinicThe Source Center, The Informed Parent, The START Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Head to Toe Health Center.

I am honored to work with other great people.  Check out my health coaches!

I look forward to participating on your health journey, no matter where you are.

Tune into me on the Radio! The Dr. Millie Hour and The Double Diamond Hour.

xox Dr. Millie ND oxo

Naturopathic Doctor
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Cert. Hypnotherapist,
Master of Public Health
CEO of Millie says, Inc.
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Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Cert. Hypnotherapist, Master of Public Health

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  5. Hi Millie,

    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a couple if years ago, and specifically with Hashimoto’s recently. Do you have any tips for diet, supplements, or lifestyle changes i can apply for this condition? I’m lucky and do not manifest too many symptoms, but have found the transition to a higher dose of the synthetic thyroid drug I am prescribed to be a bit challenging.

    Thanks so much!

    • Hi Lauren, as you may know Hashimoto’s Disease is an autoimmune condition of the thyroid gland, where the individual will often experience symtpoms of an overactive thyroid, hyper thyroid, followed by a underactive thyroid. I imagine this is what is happening now if your docs have raised your medication levels, which can cause weight gain, fatigue, depression, bloating, dry skin, falling hair. Unfortunately the cause of Hashimoto’s disease is unknown, and maybe be related to family history, environmental exposure, virus, bacteria or a combination of factors. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in North America, with middle aged women being the most frequently diagnosed. Many vitamins and especially trace minerals go into the functioning of the thyroid gland and the immune system. Do know that a good quality multi-vitamin such as femMED Multi with Antioxidants, some extra Vitamin D and daily doses of trace minerals from natural celtic sea salt or Himalaya salt if you are concerned about the iodine in sea salts and sea vegetables. While there is very little scientific evidence for taking herbs during Hashimoto’s, traditionally because is an immune condition, there are plenty of immune modulators, specifically red reishi mushroom that can be beneficial. You want to avoid immune stimulants such as caffeine, korean ginseng however siberian ginseng is mild enough to help without overstimulating. Mushroom combinations such as Immune 7X by Purical or 14 Mushrooms by Harmonic Arts. Also oatstraw tea or tincture for stress relief can have a beneficial effect on soothing the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) Axis. Also consume 2-3 servings of bitter greens daily such as various lettuce, fresh herbs and dandelions. Beets too. If you are interested in using herbs toward the goal of supplementing and eventually lowering your medication levels, it is recommended to see an ND or a TCM doctor (Chinese Medicine). There are various products on the market, but a qualified practitioner will help you decide if you ought to be be taking glandulars, herbs such as licorice, ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Lavender, L-Tyrosine, Kelp and at what dosages (products like ThyroSense, ThyroCalm PX, Vitamost T.S.F.). Also talk to your doctor about a more natural thyroid medication called Armurthyroid, which is a combination of the various thyroid hormones and more natural than synthetic Synthroid: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hashimotos-disease/DS00567/DSECTION=alternative-medicine. Remember, in addition to immune stimulants, With thyroid conditions you want to avoid soy products, raw brassica family (cabbage, mustard, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.)- cooked they are ok. Hope this helps Lauren, xox dr Millie Says ND

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