Dr. Amie Hornaman, a.k.a The Thyroid-Fixer, is a woman on a mission to optimize thyroid patients around the world and give them their lives back using her proprietary transformational program: The FIX Method. She is also the founder of the Institute for Thyroid and Hormone Optimization.
After her own experience of insufferable symptoms, misdiagnoses and improper treatment, Dr. Amie set out to help others who she KNEW were going through the same set of frustrations and who were on the same medical roller coaster.
She grabs your hand, gives you answers about your health that no one has told you and gives you the actual tools and personalized treatment to fix you. What makes her program unique is the extra support and accessibility that you can’t find anywhere else. That’s the transformational journey. With a focus on optimizing thyroid and hormone function, and thus optimizing her patients, Dr. Amie looks at you as a unique individual and not JUST a lab value. She examines all factors that tie into thyroid dysfunction and thyroid symptoms and FIXES you to give you your life back.
Here’s a little bit about me. Over 20 years ago I was competing in fitness and figure competitions and doing fitness modeling where I always had to keep my body in fantastic shape (not easy on my 5’2 frame). During one contest prep I ended up gaining over 20 pounds and felt like absolute garbage. Six different doctors misdiagnosed me (YES 6!) and told me I was “normal”. The 7th doctor diagnosed me with hypothyroidism and then stuck me on Synthroid which did absolutely nothing for my symptoms. After researching a bit on my own I knew I would be stuck in the “Synthroid box” as I call it, if I stayed in the conventional medicine system.
So, I did what you should do…I started working with a Functional Medicine Practitioner who is now my mentor. My thyroid was optimized and I got my life back. I then decided to pursue a Master Degree in Clinical Nutrition and become a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Now I’m a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition as well a leading Functional Medicine expert in thyroid conditions, hormonal dysfunction and weight issues. It takes clinical investigation to get to the underlying factors of chronic disease. You can’t band-aid your symptoms and wish them to go away. It doesn’t work that way. We have to customize your treatment plans in order to fit YOU. In a nutshell…that’s what I do. I fix broken metabolisms and broken people. I give you your life back.
I’m based in Erie Pennsylvania where I was born and raised but my patients span the globe including multiple cities and states in the US as well as the UK and Australia. Yes, telehealth works and allows me to help thousands of patients per year. If you haven’t guessed yet, I love what I do, I love teaching you what I know and I absolutely love seeing the results my patients get when they finally feel like their old selves again.
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24/7 Access to Amie for Education and Support
Amie's passion to help is obvious in her accessibility for clients. Amie is available 24/7, 7 days a week for questions, concerns, and encouragement! She wants you to call, text, or email her if you are confused about lab work or frustrated with eating choices. It doesn't matter what time or day or night, Amie is there for you!
Specializing in Thyroid and Hormone Conditions
Over half of the women Amie counsels have undiagnosed or mistreated hypothyroidism. Hormones go awry and weight comes on, fatigue persists and frustration and depression take over. You don't HAVE to live like that. Amie specializes in finding and treating underlying thyroid and hormone conditions that may be causing your weight gain and fatigue.
Amie's motto is "I'm not going to tell you what you want to hear... I'm going to tell you what you need to hear". She'll hold your hand and cheer you on, but she won't tell you that it's okay to eat bread and drink wine every day.
Guiding Cancer Patients Back to Wellness
Through Functional Medicine Amie addresses important aspects of the entire physical body and other components of the whole person to help provide cancer prevention and cancer therapies. There's no rule that says you have to be sick, tired, and weak going through chemotherapy.