Monthly Archives: May 2017

5 Amazing Fat Burning Salad Dressing!

Summer just isn’t the same without fresh healthy salads. Healthy Hypothyroidism salads are made with leafy greens and non-starchy vegetables that are excellent for fast lunches and busy days. This dressing has superb taste and is made with much  needed healthy fat:  olive oil is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and MCT oil will help you kick-start fat loss. Just store it in the fridge up to 1 week and just drizzle over your favorite crunchy lettuce, tomatoes and other seasonal veggies.

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Ingredients (makes 6 servings, about ¾ cup)

Suggestions for additional seasoning and substitutions:
  • ½ garlic powder instead of crushed garlic ( organic crushed garlic is healthier)
  • ¼ tsp chili powder or 1-2 tsp freshly chopped chili pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • Other healthy oils instead of olive oil , organic unrefined coconut oil, avocado, macadamia or walnut oils

 

Peel and chop the garlic. Place the mayo, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, finely chopped herbs (I used parsley), olive oil and MCT in a blender, blend until blended.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Next place in a jar with a covered sealed lid.  Store in the fridge for up to a week. Shake well before drizzling over salads.

 

Nutritional values (per serving, ~ 2 tbsp / 1 oz / 30 g)

Total Carbs 0.9 grams
Fiber 0.1 grams
Net Carbs 0.8 grams
Protein 0.4 grams
Fat 21.3 grams
of which Saturated 6.7 grams
Energy (calories) 192 kcal
Magnesium and potassium trace
Garlic Salad Dressing
Ingredients
  • 4-6 Cloves garlic
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1 Pinch Black Pepper To taste
  • (Optional) Fresh herbs (I used parsley)

Add all ingredients in a blender and store in a sealed mason jar.

These 3 recipes are from fitlife.tv
Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbs. pure pomegranate juice
  • 1 Tbs. raw organic apple cider vinegar
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or alternative natural sweetener, like raw honey)
Instructions
  1. Blend together until smooth. Pairs nicely with a house salad loaded with vegetables and topped with pomegranate seeds, or coconut bacon.

 

Ginger Grapefruit Turmeric Glaze
Ingredients
  • Juice of 1 grapefruit
  • Juice of 1 inch fresh ginger root
  • Juice of 2 inches fresh turmeric root, or ½ tsp ground turmeric spice
  • 3 fresh dates, pitted
Instructions
  1. Blend together until smooth. Pairs nicely with a mixed lettuce salad topped with garlic and herb quinoa.
Creamy Avocado Lemon Dressing
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • juice from ½ a lemon
  • ½ tsp pink pink Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ clove of garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp unsweetened almond milk
Instructions
  1. Mix together with a fork until smooth. Pairs nicely with a “caesar” style salad for a healthy alternative to a cream based dressing.
  2. Add cucumber and coconut bacon to top.

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Not clear about what salads are good for your thyroid?

DISCOVER YOUR POSSIBILITES

What am I am going to eat? This might have been your first thought when you started on your discovery after being diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.  I’ve put together a sample 21 day meal plan as a way of sharing with you some of the many delicious possibilities while you start on your new adventure. You have 21 thyroid healing  salad recipes in this book….

I have complete faith in you. I want to challenge you to make a promise to yourself to take the 21 day step. I have given you the blueprint of what you need to do to achieve extraordinary results. The reason for this book is to help you reach your fullest potential. You are going to kick your body out of fat storage mode and into a fat burning mode.

Click on the link to order yours today.

Reset your Thyroid,

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Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, Hypothyroidism Clarity,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way and  Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving. You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
You can always click on this Facebook group and order my books too.  A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidisms Booty.

Disclaimer

 

The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested.  The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements.  Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.  I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health. The highlighted links are affiliate links in my blogs.

 

 

 

 

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Speed Up Your Metabolism With Slim & Sassy Essential Oil Blend

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I am writing this blog to brag on this amazing product that has really lifted me up. Not only has this wonderful product to curved my appetite,  I can definitely see a difference in my energy levels throughout the day. The Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend is one of those that does work for me. It works as a mild appetite suppressant  and trust me I need that. I also feel that it leaves a VERY pleasant taste in my mouth, and on my breath. The taste is strong, so be warned, it’s pungent and like I mentioned its very pleasant along with being refreshing but you will get use to it and after a while  you wont even notice the strong smell.
I started out with one drop in my 24 oz. glass water bottle every-time I filled it and I also have 2 decaffeinated green tea bags in the water bottle.  Although it is recommended that you put four drops in 4 oz. water. I wanted to get my body use to it and adjusted therefore I started off  with it very diluted.  I love it in my water bottle, and I just sip on it all day. Makes me feel so refreshed and I want to exercise! I just love how the citrus undertone tingles my lips a bit as I sip on it.  The scent is very invigorating and its all natural nothing artificial.
 
I also like to apply this to my problem areas (thighs, upper arms, waist, lower stomach, & buttocks) in the morning and at night, before bed and let me add that since I’ve been   I applying it to my problem area’s the Mosquito’s aren’t bothering me much anymore and it has really helped with  my seasonal allergies.
 

Quick Facts:
This blend is designed to help control hunger and to help limit excessive calorie intake. The oils in this blend are calming to the stomach and work to improve emotional well-being. This blend is most effective when combined with exercise and healthy eating.
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Common Primary Uses:
Appetite Suppressant
Cellulite
Obesity
Overeating
Weight Loss

Application:
Apply on wrists, bottoms of the feet, or on area of concern.

Apply to palms of hands: cup hands over nose and mouth, and breathe deeply. Diffuse into the air.

Add 8 drops of this Metabolic Blend to 16 oz. of water, and drink throughout the day between meals.

Single Oils in This Blend:
Grapefruit: is balancing and uplifting to the mind. It has been used medicinally by the French to help with cellulite and digestion.

Lemon: is invigorating, enhancing, and warming. It promotes health, healing, and energy.

Peppermint: is purifying and stimulating to the human mind. It may also help soothe digestive difficulties.

Ginger: may help increase physical energy and promote healthy digestion.

Cinnamon: enhances the action of other oils. It may improve circulation, digestion, and energy levels.
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Safety:
Because this blend contains citrus oils, it may increase skin photosensitivity. It is best to avoid sunlight or UV rays for 12 hours after topical application. Do not apply directly in eyes, ears, or nose. Consult your doctor before using if you are pregnant or have a medical condition.

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Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, Hypothyroidism Clarity,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way and  Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving. You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
You can always click on this Facebook group and order my books too.  A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidisms Booty.

Disclaimer

 

The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested.  The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements.  Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.  I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health. The highlighted links are affiliate links in my blogs.

 

Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to Stop Surviving and Start Thriving

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Hypothyroidism is the kind of disease that carries a bit of mystery with it.

Around 20 million Americans and 250 million people worldwide will be affected by low thyroid function or hypothyroidism. One in 8 women will struggle with a thyroid problem in her lifetime, and up to 90% of all thyroid problems are autoimmune in nature, the most common of which is Hashimoto’s. Many people don’t know that hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease and the reason why most doctors don’t mention is because it’s simple:  it doesn’t affect their treatment plan.  Traditional medicine treats autoimmune disorders with steroids and other methods that suppress the immune system. The number of people suffering from hypothyroidism continues to rise each year. Levothyroxine is the 4th highest selling drug in the U.S. Every Cell in your body responds to your thyroid hormones. These hormones have a direct impact on every major system in your body.

After being diagnosed with hypothyroidism over 25 years ago. I knew there was something more than just being labeled with a medical condition. There wasn’t a lot of information on how to heal myself from the inside out. You really must begin to understand that there really isn’t a one size fits all diet for everyone who is has been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism but there are certain ways you can eat that will certainly help begin the healing process. Diet alone isn’t enough to help your body start fighting this battle that is raging in your body. The food you eat is your first line of defense against hypothyroidism. You must start addressing other areas in your life.

My new purpose is to empower people to embrace who they are, to add value to their life, to inspire them and to connect with those who are struggling with hypothyroidism.  You need to realize that you have to invest in your health. You are worth investing money into yourself and take charge of your health. Will it “hurt” a little? Ha, you bet, but it will change your life.

I wish somebody had given me a step-by-step road-map back when I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The solutions in this book has helped so many people. I’ve done my best to pull from all their expertise, as well as my own knowledge and clinical experience. I want to make it easy for you to find the answers quickly, all in the one place, because I’m all too familiar with that awful side effects of hypothyroidism. I certainly don’t want you to have to spend years finding solutions, like I did. I also what you to understand that there isn’t an  easy “one pill” solution, but the “one pill” approach that our current medical system is using is NOT WORKING because the underlying cause for hypothyroidism is not being addressed.

Click on the link and orders yours today!

 Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving.

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Hypothyroidism Clarity-How to Transition Your Family

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Healthy hypothyroidism meal idea’s for your fast paced life. 

The true appeal of eating healthy would be its simplicity and freedom. Quite often we find it hard to manage finding the time to cook a meal let alone a healthy meal.  At the end of a busy day, who doesn’t want a delicious home cooked meal with little to no dishes to wash? Good Nutrition is one of the best gifts that we can give ourselves and our loved ones.

This book will help you enjoy your busy life with a little more ease. All you have to do is prep a few simple healthy ingredients and toss them in a skillet, casserole dish, or a slow cooker. This is a great way for fast-paced families to enjoy a hearty, delicious and mouth-watering meals with a little less stress.

It’s a proven fact that we all wished there was more time in a day. The secret to stretching your day is to make every moment count. You can do this and in the process eat amazing healthy and hearty meals from your kitchen. The blueprint breakthrough is here. All you have to do is invest in your health.

All of my hypothyroidism inspired dishes are sensational, easy to prepare and are amazingly simple.  You will be able to clean up in a flash.  This book will magically help you to start a new tradition.

This book contains over 100 mouthwatering recipes that can help transform your life.

Hypothyroidism Clarity is designed to help give you FREEDOM and EMPOWERMENT.  I’m sharing the EXACT STEPS I’ve used to overcome my emotional eating issues WITHOUT dieting.

 

All the recipes are specially crafted to be easy, super delicious and they have been kid tested-mother approved. A family-friendly way to eat that your entire family will enjoy.

This book contains wonderfully crafted hypothyroidism recipes for your home and body that will help transform you and your family’s life.   

Click on the link below and order yours today!

Hypothyroidism Clarity,

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Reset Your Thyroid

The 21 Day Reset

Changing your habits to become a better you.

One of the most inspiring facts about life is that it flows from the inside out. We’re affected by what happens inside—our feelings and our thoughts— our health and our happiness all of these things play a very important role in how see view the world every day. This has a direct impact on our well-being, it can change our mindset, the words we convey, and our response with the world. We’ve all heard that our gut is called the “second-brain”. Given how closely the two interact with each other one thing you may not realize is your emotions and weight gain can start in the gut. Your gut and digestion can also cause you to hold onto that excess weight and just feel lousy.  I know, you’ve heard that it takes 21 days to form a new habit.

The shocking truth is YOU have the power.

I’ve been battling hypothyroidism for years. After many unsuccessful doctors’ appointments over the years, it seemed none offered me ideas on diet change. It was here take this pill. I decided that I had to take charge of my health. You have to heal your body from the inside out. My goal in life is to share my knowledge of what has worked for me. I’ve written a book called   A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidisms Booty. that goes very in-depth. It will be out in the spring. It’s a delicious gluten-free, grain-free, and diary-free book filled with unprocessed recipes that will refuel-your-body, supercharge your metabolism, revitalize thyroid function, and help you shed those excess pounds! Along with bonus recipes for natural body recipes and nontoxic house cleaning ideas. In it you will find over two hundred easy delicious recipes. It’s not about being skinny, it’s about gaining energy, vitality, and feeling good when you look in the mirror.” I hope you become inspired.”

You’re worth it.

I have complete faith in you. I want to challenge you to make a promise to yourself to take the 21 day step. I have given you the blueprint of what you need to do to achieve extraordinary results. The reason for this book is to help you reach your fullest potential. You are going to kick your body out of fat storage mode and into a fat burning mode.

Reset your Thyroid,

resetyourthyroid

                           


Look and feel younger, slimmer and sexier than you have in years.

You will find in this book intensely flavorful recipes that are delicious, easy to make that are simply wonderful and will make your taste buds scream with delight.

21-day Meal plan to reset your thyroid  

 

DISCOVER YOUR POSSIBILITES

What am I am going to eat? This might have been your first thought when you started on your discovery after being diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.  I’ve put together a sample 21 day meal plan as a way of sharing with you some of the many delicious possibilities while you start on your new adventure.  Here are a few tips to get you started:

 

Embrace Yourself

Since it takes 21 days to form a new habit, it will most likely take that long for your mind and body to stop opposing your new lifestyle change. Three weeks really isn’t a very long time. If you find yourself in a rut and coming up with excuses. You can regain control by reminding yourself that you only have to do it for 21 days. Motivate yourself to exercise. Choose something you honestly like to do and won’t loathe at least 3 times a week.  Create an exercise plan that seems easy to accomplish.  (And, stick to it!)  Give yourself a chance and commit to yourself to stay with the program for 21 days.

Eat What You Need

  Your body is unique. Be mindful of how you eat. Eat slowly, enjoy every mouthful, and think about what you’re eating. Drink plenty of water. Take your body weight and divide it by two. That is how many ounces a day you need to consume. Always strive for no less than 8 glasses of 8 ounces of filtered water per day.  Try your best to get 7 hours of sleep each day, practice breathing technique and meditate.  If you find yourself at a breaking point , to help get your mind off of your body change, try to simplify your home or office space (such as spending 15–20 minutes daily cleaning out and organizing drawers, closets, and cupboards) , read a new book, walk, talk to a friend. Keeping yourself busy can help you forget about those negative health- and life-destroying habits that you are trying to overcome. If you need more encouragement visit my Got Hypothyroidism? Facebook page. I am here to support you.

Realize you’re Not Alone

Beware of negative self-talk. Sometimes we can be our worst enemy.  We convince ourselves that we are not good enough, not smart enough, no pretty enough, not tall enough, not thin enough, not wealthy enough, the list can keep going. Don’t give in to that voice. Mute all the mental negative voices that whisper lies to you.  Every one of us is unique.  We all need to push away all of societies labels, stigmas and stereotypes attached to women. God made you for a reason. You are beautiful. Your greatness is limitless, but to achieve this, 1st you must believe in yourself.

 

Make a habit of believing in things most people think are impossible. Learn to question everything. Experts will always try to convince you that what you want to do is impossible and simply won’t work. However, every successful endeavor starts with one stubborn person who refuses to operate by the same rules and type of thinking that everyone else does. Be that person.” – Mark MacDonald, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Appster

 

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Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, Hypothyroidism Clarity,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way and  Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving. You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
You can always click on this Facebook group and order my books too.  A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidisms Booty.

Disclaimer

 

The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested.  The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements.  Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.  I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health. The highlighted links are affiliate links in my blogs.

 

 

 

How To Start Healing Your Hypothyroidism Tongue

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Have you every heard the saying; ” Man, it’s on the tip of my tongue,” “ I’m going to just bite my tongue on this subject” , “She has a forked tongue” or  “ Cat’s got your tongue?”  – this miraculous   muscle   that is covered with  mucous membranes  and has an average of about 9,000 taste buds. The tongue does much more than allow you to speak, suck or swallow. Your tongue is unique to everybody. It is like a fingerprint. It shows us all about the subtleties of our health. This organ is also responsible for being your bodies first sign of defense in showing that you might have a unhealthy body. This is the only part of our body that is directly connected to the stomach and allows us to see how our digestive tract is working.   Have you ever took the time to stick your tongue out in a mirror and look at it? A healthy  tongue should be slightly pink in color, moist, and fairly smooth.

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The Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism reported that thyroid disorders can have a large noticeable impact on the tongue. Among the effects of not having enough thyroid hormone is a large protruding tongue (macroglossia). This swelling can push the edges of the tongue against the teeth causing a wavy pattern. This can be a indication that you are dehydrated, anxiety, hormonal issues or nutritional problem. If the symptoms last longer than a few weeks it is  important enough that you should discuss it with your doctor.

 

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If the tongue is fissured/ cracked. This indicates that there are some underlying food allergy.  These food allergies  often develop after many years of damage to the gut. After years of abuse you will develop a “leaky gut”.  If your  tongue appears to look like this 9 times out of 10 you have a food allergy.

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A red beefy tongue can be a sign that you have vitamin deficiencies, particularly deficiencies in vitamin B12, folic acid, or iron.  If the red tongue persists, then you should ensure your vitamin intake meets your body’s needs. A simple blood work @ your doctors office will be able to let  you know.

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Hypothyroidism is a very common cause of tongue scalloping. This butterflyshaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck. Your thyroid lies below your Adam’s apple, along the front of the windpipe.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) associates spleen disorders with a scalloped tongue. Your spleen helps to filter blood and is connected with your immune system. It can become enlarged because of infections and damaged through injury.

According to the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, a swollen or scalloped tongue is one of the symptoms of a spleen QI deficiency. Other symptoms are digestive issues, easy bleeding, achy muscles, and tiredness.

A scalloped tongue could be a sign that you suffer from sleep apnea.

A scallpped tongue could be the sign of a  mineral or vitamin deficiency. For example,  vitamin B12 deficiency .

Tongue scalloping could be a sign that your over stressed with anxiety.

Certain medications can also cause you to have a scalloped tongue.

 

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Spots

tongue Spots on the tongue may just mean that you need to work harder on  your oral health.

If there is a mixture of red and white spots which sometimes looks like continents of a world map, then you have what is called geographic tongue. This condition is harmless.

If your tongue has spots that look similar to cottage cheese then you may have oral thrush and this may be an indication of a weakened immune system.  Cleaning daily and drinking water. When you 1st notice them , try cleaning your mouth. Gently brush your teeth and tongue and use a tongue scraper to clear off any debris.

  White Patches

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A white coating on your tongue may just mean you have a yeast overgrowth. Don’t panic , just yet. Maybe a simple  brushing your tongue correctly for a few weeks to see if that helps with the white patches.

Candida overgrowths starts when you’ve been sick and have used antibiotics, or when your immune system is not working properly. Balancing your gastrointestinal environment with healthy levels of probiotics from fermented foods,  good quality natural yogurt, or a probiotic supplement can be a great way to restore gastrointestinal balance in the digestive tract. Fermented foods are the powerhouses to help boost the good gut bacteria and improve digestive, cardiovascular and your immune health. Our gut is the biggest part of our immune system and fermented foods will help you to heal and restore gut imbalances.

I have actually opened and rubbed a full capsule of probiotic powder each day  on my tongue to help get rid of the yeast overgrowth and this has worked! Along with coconut oil pulling. I’ve also brushed my teeth with baking soda, used a cooper tongue scrapper gently across my tongue and rinsed my mouth with organic apple cider vinegar.  Now, if  you mouth is sensitive this might not work for you but it worked for me.   

Never Ignore Your Body

The above symptoms are only some of the indications you may see by examining your tongue. The most important tool for supporting health is your body. Learn to pay attention to your body and listen when it talks to you. If your tongue hurts, theses issues  have lasted for longer than two weeks or you have notices other changes in your mouth or tongue in addition then it might be  vital that you see a doctor. Things going on with  your tongue could be a sign that you are suffering from another illness that will require treatment to cure. Your doctor will also give you advice regarding diet and lifestyle changes that you can take on to help prevent tongue issues.

You should contact your doctor about a swollen tongue in the following circumstances:

  • The swelling of the tongue is so severe that it blocks your airways.
  • You have a scalloped tongue for more than 10 days.
  • Normal activities like breathing, eating, speaking, and chewing cause problems.
  • The tongue swelling is very bad.

Extra Things I do To help My Mouth Stay Healthy

 

Natural Tooth Paste Recipe

Natural Peppermint Toothpaste

1/2 cup coconut oil

3 Tablespoons of baking soda

15 drops of peppermint food grade essential oil

Melt to soften the coconut oil. Mix in other ingredients and stir well. Place your mixture into small glass jar. Allow it to cool completely. When ready to use just dip toothbrush in and scrape small amount onto bristles.

Homemade Coconut Oil Toothpaste Recipe

6 tbsp. coconut oil

6 tbsp. baking soda

15-20 drops of a food grade essential oil (peppermint, cinnamon, grapefruit or lemon taste great)

Melt to soften the coconut oil. Mix in other ingredients and stir well. Place your mixture into small glass jar. Allow it to cool completely. When ready to use just dip toothbrush in and scrape small amount onto bristles.

 

Did you know that your teeth are living and spongy. The foods we eat, the commercial toothpastes, medications and chemicals from drinks all can suck out the minerals from the teeth causing weakened enamel  and leaving us more susceptible to decay and breakdown. I was on a new mission to keep my teeth healthy by using the absolute necessary  and needed trace minerals to maintain the upmost dental health plus find a solution that wasn’t abrasive,  while gently polishing them , and detoxifies while it refreshes. Is there such a thing? I did know that my long history with Mr. Store bought toothpaste were over. Bentonite clay does its work drawing toxins out of the mouth, it leaves behind minerals that are nourishing for the teeth. Try my  homemade toothpaste.

Homemade Tooth Powder Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Bentonite clay 
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons finely ground unrefined sea salt
  • ½ teaspoons clove powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • 5-10 drops of  peppermint essential oil
  • ¾ teaspoons activated charcoal

Directions

Using a stainless steel or plastic spoon, mix all ingredients in a clean glass jar. To use, add a little to a wet toothbrush and brush as normal.

Natural Peppermint Toothpaste

1/2 cup coconut oil

3 Tablespoons of baking soda

15 drops of peppermint food grade essential oil

Melt to soften the coconut oil. Mix in other ingredients and stir well. Place your mixture into small glass jar. Allow it to cool completely. When ready to use just dip toothbrush in and scrape small amount onto bristles.

 

If you aren’t into the whole making your own toothpaste then try these brands out!

 

All Natural Tooth Powder For Organic Teeth Whitening – The Dirt (6 Month Jar 50g)

(click on link to order)

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My Magic Mud Whitening Tooth Powder

The packaging on this one is too cute and I like the name ! ( click on link to order)

My Magic Mud Whitening Tooth Powder - 1.06 oz (30 grams) by My Magic Mud

Dirty Mouth Organic Whitening Toothpowder Black Peppermint           

( click on link to order) Isn’t the name on this one attention grabbing?!

Dirty Mouth Organic Toothpowder Anise (1 oz jar 3mo Supply) Healthiest Toothpaste

Coconut Oil Pulling and Mouthwash: Excellent for Teeth Whitening, Dry Mouth, & Oral Detox – Helps Resolve Bad Breath and Removes Tea & Coffee Stains on Teeth

Coconut Oil Pulling and Mouthwash: Excellent for Teeth Whitening, Dry Mouth, & Oral Detox - Helps Resolve Bad Breath and Removes Tea & Coffee Stains on Teeth - Risk Free Money Back Guarantee

Most of us cannot even imagine what life would be like without brushing and flossing our teeth everyday. However, in the scheme of things, tooth brushing is relatively, new since nylon bristle toothbrushes didn’t become part of our normal American experience until the late 1930s!

WHAT IS OIL PULLING?

An ancient Ayurvedic ritual dating back over 3,000 years, oil pulling involves placing a tablespoon of extra virgin organic cold pressed oil (I use coconut oil ) into your mouth and then swishing it around for up to 20 minutes, minimum 5 minutes (pulling it between your teeth), before spitting it out. Whatever you do, do not swallow the oil as you will ingest the toxins you are trying to wipe out. Afterwards requires brushing your teeth with an all-natural fluoride-free toothpaste, and rinsing your mouth out. And you’re done! It really is that easy.

WHY OIL PULLING?

Oil pulling can really transform your health. Your mouth is the home to millions of bacteria, fungi, viruses and other toxins, the oil acts like a cleanser, pulling out the nasties before they get a chance to spread throughout the body.
This frees up the immune system, reduces stress, curtails internal inflammation and aids well-being.

This frees up the immune system, reduces stress, curtails internal inflammation and aids well-being.

Coconut Oil Pulling Benefits.

Why Coconut Oil is the Best Oil to Use:

Because coconut oil has been shown to:

  • Balance Hormones
  • Kill Candida
  • Improve Digestion
  • Moisturize Skin
  • Reduce Cellulite
  • Decrease Wrinkles and Age Spots
  • Balance Blood Sugar and Improve Energy
  • Improve Alzheimer’s
  • Increase HDL and Lower LDL Cholesterol
  • Burn Fat

Avoid Fluoride Blocks Iodine Receptors

Did you know that fluoride was Once Prescribed as an Anti-Thyroid Drug?   Up through the 1950s, doctors in Europe and South America prescribed fluoride to reduce thyroid function in patients with over-active thyroids (hyperthyroidism). (Merck Index 1968).   If you haven’t already, you should invest in a water filtration system to rid your tap water of fluoride. Do we really know how safe tap water is? Look at the recent events in Flint Michigan! Can you really trust the water companies? Although fluoride concentrations in tap water are relatively low and are considered “safe” for human consumption, it is not. Fluoride has long-term neurological and hormonal affects.  Fluoride is not an essential nutrient.  It is also that chemical that is commonly found in most toothpaste brands.  There is clear evidence that, when ingested at high doses, fluoride causes neurotoxicity. Fluoride also is understood to interfere with the absorption of iodine, possibly leading to an iodine deficiency and ultimately hypothyroidism.  To benefit your health, use fluoride free tooth or make your own tooth paste. Get a good water filtration system and purchase a filter for your shower head. We use a British Berkefeld.

A few good books to grab and read!

The Fluoride Deception   ( click on link to order)

This is a powerful read. The Fluoride Deception documents a powerful connection between big corporations, the U.S. military, and the historic reassurances of fluoride safety provided by the nation’s public health establishment. The Fluoride Deception reads like a thriller, but one supported by two hundred pages of source notes, years of investigative reporting, scores of scientist interviews, and archival research in places such as the newly opened files of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Energy Commission. The book is nothing less than an exhumation of one of the great secret narratives of the industrial era: how a grim workplace poison and the most damaging environmental pollutant of the cold war was added to our drinking water and toothpaste.

            

 

 

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Look into getting a  Knowledgeable Health Practitioner:

The main reason why you should work with a knowledgeable health practitioner is its  patient-centered medical healing at its best. Unfortunately  when it comes to hypothyroidism there isn’t a one size fits all approach to dealing with it and often times you are left still searching for the answers to your symptoms when all you want is your zest for life back. A knowledgeable health practitioner will care for you as a individual as they won’t look at your body as a whole they will treat each individual body symptom, imbalance and dysfunction. They certainly move from the confusion of the “one size fits all treatment” approach that we know isn’t working to the one that will cater to what you body needs.  Let’s not forget that each of us are a unique case and unless you get a proper thorough clinical evaluation, trying to figure what medical advise you need online is dubious at best. 

How to find a Naturopath Doctor in your area
Click on this link and put in your zip code. I would read the reviews on the doctors and then go from there.

https://naturopaths.healthprofs.com/

 

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Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, Hypothyroidism Clarity,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way and  Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving. You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
You can always click on this Facebook group and order my books too.  A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidisms Booty.

Disclaimer

 

The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested.  The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements.  Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.  I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health. The highlighted links are affiliate links in my blogs.

 

Resources:

Healthy tongue: http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/04/what-your-tongue-can-tell-you-about-your-health/

Beefy tongue and b12: http://stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu/the25/tongue.html

b12 and thyroid function: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18655403

Thyroid conversion: http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/thyroid.htm

Hyperthyroidism: http://www.healcure.org/tongue/tongue-problems/scalloped-tongue-causes-pictures-hyperthyroid-diagnosis-treatment/

Tongue coating and yeast: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12715913

Gut bacteria and yeast: http://drcarolyndean.com/articles_yeast_and_weight_gain.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0072591/

Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jul; 15(Suppl2): S113–S116.

ItoHospital. Hashimoto’s disease.

J Indian Prosthodont Soc. 2011 Jun;11(2):98-105.

NIDCR. Less is often best in treating TMJ disorders.

J Acup Mer Stud. 2014 April;7(2):76-82.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Dec;133(6):966-71.

MedlinePlus. Glossitis.

West Indian Med J. 2012 Aug;61(5):549-54.

MedicineNet. Tongue problems.

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4 Simple and Fast Hypothyroidism Salad Dressing Recipes

 

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Many over-the-counter salad dressings are filled with trans fats, sugar, preservatives and artificial ingredients and flavors.  Just take a moment and read the labels. You will be socked to see some of the words like calcium disodium EDTA, caola oil ( and/soybean oil) , caramel color, cellulose gum, cornstarch ( or modified cornstarch), disodium guanylate, diodium inosinate, gum arabic, MSG( monododium glatamate) , plysorbate 60, potassium sorbate, sodium and calcoim caseinates.  You want your salad to be super healthy packed with high nutrition but not all salad dressings are created equal. It’s super easy to make your own salad dressings with a few ingredients. All it takes is a little bit of extra time. Do you want your salad dressing to come from a lab or your kitchen?  Here are 5 super easy, quick and healthy homemade salad dressing recipes. If you want more at your finger tips grab my latest book  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, I will show you exactly how and what you should be working each day  into your diet so that you start healing  your health.  Break that cycle today, start eating to cater to your thyroid and replenish your life. In this amazing book you will not only find more salad dressing recipes but recipes for  hypothyroid friendly breakfast , lunch, dinner, all natural cleaning recipes, smoothies, desserts, gluten free breads, salads and recipes to touch a part of your soul.

All the vinaigrette recipes can be prepared ahead and refrigerated in a mason jar with a tightly sealed lid up to 1 week.

 

A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism

 

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Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • jalapenos (optional )
  • avocado (optional)

Directions

Add all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 to 40 seconds.  This can be served over a salad, chicken, or fish. YUM!

 

LEMON GARLIC SALAD DRESSING

Ingredients:


  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar [ you can substitute agave, raw honey or omit]
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice


Directions:

Combine all ingredients in blender – this will make  it creamy!!

 

CAESAR SALAD DRESSING

Ingredients:


  • Dressing
  • 6 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained (substitute)
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Sea salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons EVOO
  • Finely grated Parmesan cheese (substitute)


Directions: 

In a blender, combine the anchovies and garlic clove and process into a fine paste. Place the anchovy/garlic paste in a bowl.  Next, in the blender , add the  salt, egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard and EVOO. . Add the anchovy/garlic past and whip until smooth and thick. Grate Parmesan cheese and put over Romaine lettuce. Pour dressing over salad  just before serving.

 

Honey- Mustard Vinaigrette

Ingredients:


  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • 1.5 teaspoons of Dijon mustard ( course or smooth,  your preference)
  • 1.5 teaspoons of raw honey
  • 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground pepper and Himalayan sea salt to taste

Directions: 

Pour all ingredients in a mason jar with a lid and give a good shake to combine. You can season with Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Store in the refrigerator.

 

Look into getting a  Knowledgeable Health Practitioner:

The main reason why you should work with a knowledgeable health practitioner is its  patient-centered medical healing at its best. Unfortunately  when it comes to hypothyroidism there isn’t a one size fits all approach to dealing with it and often times you are left still searching for the answers to your symptoms when all you want is your zest for life back. A knowledgeable health practitioner will care for you as a individual as they won’t look at your body as a whole they will treat each individual body symptom, imbalance and dysfunction. They certainly move from the confusion of the “one size fits all treatment” approach that we know isn’t working to the one that will cater to what you body needs.  Let’s not forget that each of us are a unique case and unless you get a proper thorough clinical evaluation, trying to figure what medical advise you need online is dubious at best.

functional-medicine-iceberg-hmcp

Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, Hypothyroidism Clarity,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way and  Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving. You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
You can always click on this Facebook group and order my books too.  A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidisms Booty.

Disclaimer

 

The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested.  The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements.  Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.  I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health. The highlighted links are affiliate links in my blogs.

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