Elle Russ is a writer, health coach, and podcast personality in Los Angeles, CA. She wrote The Paleo Thyroid Solution after a ten-year ordeal of recurrent serious thyroid illnesses, following by an arduous, but tremendously enlightening, self-directed healing journey. Elle experienced two bouts of severe hypothyroidism including an acute Reverse T3/Thyroid Hormone Resistance problem. In both instances, she healed herself alone, often departing from mainstream medical approach to question traditional protocols and engage in personal experimentation to dial in wellness.
The lonely, frightening place of being left in the dust by an alarming number of doctors, endocrinologists, and thyroid specialists – compelled Elle to share her experience of recovering from hypothyroidism, optimizing her thyroid hormone replacement, and ultimately losing that hypothyroid induced weight gain by adopting a paleo lifestyle. The Paleo Thyroid Solution also includes in-depth interviews and commentary by progressive paleo doc and thyroid expert Gary E. Foresman M.D.
Elle is a popular host of the Primal Blueprint Podcast, a top-20 ranked show in the Health category on iTunes. She interviews an assortment of expert guests, including physicians, health experts, real-life success stories, and best-selling authors. She also tackles listener Q&A relating to navigating the often-challenging mainstream medical approach to thyroid and other chronic health problems. She does 1:1 health coaching at paleocoaches.com, assisting not just thyroid sufferers, but people struggling with body fat reduction, overtraining, other medical problems like chronic fatigue.
Elle is a founding member of the Primal Blueprint Certified Expert team, and was instrumental in the development of the Expert Certification course material and testing program. She works closely with Mark and Carrie Sisson on a daily basis, managing assorted business and personal matters, and has had a front-row seat to experience the explosion in popularity of the primal/paleo lifestyle.