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About thehypothyroidismchick

Blogger, writer, health activist and investigative journalist. As a patient advocate and certified Holistic Health coach, Audrey Childers is raising the bar on thyroid care and helping others take back their lives from thyroid, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. She founded Thehypothyroidismchick.com so no one else would have to feel alone with these diseases—or spend their life savings and countless hours researching—like she did. Her mission is to help you enjoy the fruits of her painstaking efforts to resolve her own Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, with gentle, custom healing programs that nurture your body and get results. She is also a published author, blogger and health journalist. Where she talks about her experiences with hypothyroidism. You can find recipes that has worked for her and her personal spin on things we can do to heal our body naturally. She's been battling hypothyroidism for years. After many unsuccessful doctors appointments over the years, It seemed none offered me ideas on diet change. She's written a book called A Survivor's cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism's booty. 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 nontoxic house cleaning ideas. 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. It’s not about being skinny, it’s about energy, vitality, and feeling good when you look in the mirror. Look for my books on Amazon! Kicking Hypothyroidism's booty, The Slow Cooker way: 101 Slow Cooker recipes! E book $ 5.99 Kicking Hypothyroidism's booty, The Slow Cooker way: 101 Slow Cooker Recipes on paper back $ 9.99 A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism's booty. Available on E Book and on paperback! Reset Your Thyroid! 21 day Meal plan Thyroid reboot! Available on E Book and on paperback! Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide $9.99 Hypothyroidism Clarity $9.99 Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Audrey and Thehypothyroidismchick.com with appropriate and specific direction (direct links) to the original content.

Hypothyroidism Foodies: Tips on how to be successful in the kitchen

When you are starting the eat to cater to your hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s disorder, every meal seems to be a challenge. Once you start to eliminate all grains, processed foods, caffeine, soda’s, fake food and any food allergens you seem to be left with what can I eat?  Each week I decide what I am going to eat. I like to plan ahead. I like easy & fast. Since my kids have all grown up and its normally me here alone in the evenings, cooking for one is rather boring and I am honestly, burnt out from cooking all these years.

We are creating a perfect storm within our bodies. The less nutrients we consume, more toxins we add, create this world win of health issues. It’s sad that our western diet is made up of red meats, vegetable oils, white flour and sugar. Who would of thought that something so simple as eating has become so complicated. Food does matter. It talks to your DNA . Food can change your DNA!
The foods you eat have a major impact on autoimmune disease — It affects your gut health and along with increasing or decreasing the inflammation in your body. Unfortunately, our western world diet are full of foods that have a bad impact on both your gut and your inflammation.

We’ve been molded and brain washed with the American standard diet. You see, there are so many healthy options possible and available at your fingertips that if you know what you can eat all you have to do is google recipes for that food item and create your own dish. Have google and imagination, will travel, right? Please don’t feel this is complicated. It’s not.

Do a little research and you will find that our western diet that is made up of processed, fake foods, chemicals, sugar and corn oils are all highly flaming the fan of your inflammation. begin to start reading labels. You will soon discover that health foods such as low-fat and gluten-free packaged foods, which are often loaded with sugar, additives, and preservatives. Avoid Grains, dairy, legumes, eggs, corn, and soy which these foods are not the cornerstones to a healthy diet anymore they can contribute to a leaky gut and inflammation.

Tips on how to be successful in the kitchen!

1. Never skip breakfast!  Keeping your blood sugar stable throughout the day is important. You dont want your blood sugar to drop nor get to high. Eating breakfast does jump-start your digestion and fire up your metabolism, as well as helping the body regulate blood sugar levels.  Also, when you skip breakfast it makes your adrenal glands respond by secreting a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol then tells the liver to produce more glucose, bringing blood sugar levels back to normal. What happens when you have to much cortisol? It collects around you midsection. With hypothyroidism you already have higher levels of cortisol in your body than someone without hypothyroidism. Cortisol is that hormone that is involved in the “flight or fight” response. Before you go grab that donut or high carb breakfast remember the word,  metabolic syndrome. There is a strong connection between  thyroid dysfunction and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is caused by chronic hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). When you gobble down too many carbs, the pancreas secretes insulin to move excess glucose from the blood into the cells where glucose is used to produce energy. But over time, the cells lose the ability to respond to insulin. After so long of your insulin knocking at your front door of the cells, , the cells stop hearing them. The pancreas responds by pumping out even more insulin (knocking louder) in an effort to get glucose into the cells, and this eventually causes insulin resistance. So with all this being said How should you handle breakfast with hypothyroidism?

  1. Never skip it
  2. Wait 1 hour after you have taken your thyroid medication and wait 4 hours after your thyroid medication to take any supplements. Also, if you take other medications check with your pharmacists to make sure its okay to take it along with your thyroid medications.  
  3. Drink lemon water with your thyroid medication.  It cleanses the digestive system and gets your metabolism firing on all cylinders.
  4. Pick a low GI and healthy protein with a healthy fat for breakfast. I  love eggs and I am not allergic to them but many are. I eat 2 boiled eggs, sauerkraut along with a tablespoon of coconut oil (healthy fat) and a splash of organic applecider vinegar in my decafe green tea.  This is your breakfast. Be creative. Low GI fruits and veggies will help you not have sugar spikes!  Eating a low-glycemic foods will help you control your calories, eat high-fiber, high-nutrient foods, and help you manage your weight more successfully. Sample breakfast for you could be gluten free old-fashioned oats, a tablespoon of flax-seed oil or coconut oil, cinnamon healthy fat and blueberries. Another breakfast option is 2 slices of nitrate free uncured turkey bacon or nitrate free, uncured bacon along with avocado and blueberries.
  5. Option #3: Greek Yogurt/non dairy yogurt or Cottage Cheese topped with berries and almonds.
  6. Option #4: Can of Tuna, organic Apple and 1tbs of olive oil
  7. Option #5: organic Chicken breast, organic Salad Greens, Apple and Half an Avocado
  8. Option #6: cage free Omelette ,2 whole eggs  and Berries cooked in a good fat
  9. Option #7: Garden of life fit shake mix with 1 cup unsweetened almond milk , 1 tablespoon of flax-seed oil and serving of blueberries                                                  Another smoothie recipe is                                                                                                  Half of Avocado
    1 handful organic romaine lettuce
    1 handful of organic celery
    1 handful of organic cucumber
    1/2 cup of blueberries
  10. 8 ounces of water , blend and drink…..
  11. Since we are talking breakfast try to hit the re-bounder for at-least 5 minutes too.A rebounder is great for getting your lymph fluid flowing and keeping your thyroid healthy. The lymphatic system and thyroid play a big part in your metabolic rate, so getting them moving is a great option.
  12. Meditation

    Start your day our with meditation and a grateful heart. There are many people who weren’t able to wake up and live another day.   I can’t even begin to express the importance of  the power of meditation has over the body. It’s been proven to lower your  levels of  cortisol which is also known as the stress hormone. I like to start my day off listening to mediation music to clear my head while I have my legs up against the wall using this yoga pose.

    Legs up the wall pose will not only help with your thyroid functions but it also relieves back pain, helps with insomnia, improves posture, helps with anxiety, naturally adjusts your spine, improves your digestion and it starts a lymphatic circulation. Your  lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump and relies on our movements and gravity to circulate lymph fluid where the toxins in this fluid can be eliminated from your body. If we sit all day the lymph fluid becomes stagnant and start to collect toxins. By simply reversing the flow of gravity in your legs, you begin to circulate the lymphatic fluid and encourage the body to start the elimination of toxins.  Dry brushing also will simulate the lymphatic system and improve skin tone.  Image result for yoga legs on the wall picture

 

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13.  Perform the 5 Tibetan Rites

These 5 actions, when done together and in the recommended sequence, can help jump-start your metabolism.  They include spinning in a circle, doing leg lifts, arching your back, making a table, and a full body lunge.

Here is a free video which shows how to do a complete circuit of the five rites, including rests between them. She’s able to complete it in a little over 10 minutes, so this is something that you can work into your busiest of mornings, and will set the tone of calm and tranquility that washes over the rest of your day.

 

 

 

2. Meal prepping

On Sunday I always meal prep because it helps improve my time management throughout the week, helps keep me stay on track, saves me money, helps me regulate my portion control , helps me stay mentally in the game and has been the #1 one strategy that has helped me eat healthy meals and snacks throughout the week .  Since this food task has already been complete I don’t worry about what I am going to eat.  I can open up the fridge and grab what I need. Meals stored in the fridge will usually last three days. I never chance it further than that others do.

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3. Leftovers are wonderful

Sometimes you just dont feel like cooking the next day. There is nothing wrong with eating dinner for breakfast the following day. Sometimes you just get so busy that you barely have time to think. Let alone have time to meal prep for the week. Your short on time so how about cooking meals that work double-time and I personally think taste  even better after sitting a day in the fridge.

4. Try Batch cooking.

Batch cooking to me runs on the same lines as meal prepping but your freezing these meals to grab later and cook. This also can help you stay on track with hypothyroidism diet by being prepared.   A simple way to always have food ready is to batch cook. When you batch cook you spend a little longer in the kitchen by preparing a big load of food that you can warm-up the following days.

5. Slow cooking 

 I love coming home to mouthwatering smells of a homemade ready to eat slow-cooked meals!  All you have to do is grab a plate and dig in.

Hashimoto’s crock-pot recipes: Added Bonus: How I put my Hashimoto’s into remission

There’s nothing like the aroma of a home-cooked dinner welcoming you at the door. No time to be in the kitchen? The wonderful thing about a crock pot is you have little prep time. You won’t have to stand over a hot stove cooking your food and it’s perfect for those hectic days. We all want that convenience! Do you need foods that promote thyroid health? You can start today healing your body from the inside out. Over 101 wholesome and nourishing Hashimoto’s fighting recipes that will cater to your mind, body and soul. This helpful book will start to guide you in the right direction along with a step by step plan that is clear and doable.
It’s not about being skinny, it’s about energy, vitality & feeling good when you look in the mirror.

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Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty, The Slow Cooker way: 101 Slow Cooker recipes!

I wanted to create a user-friendly handbook to help anyone affected by this disorder. I’ve seen many doctors over the years and none offered me ideas on diet change. I’ve included recipes, ideas on solutions for a healthier home, what you should be eating and shouldn’t, how to shed those extra pounds, regain your self-confidence and vitality back into your life. I want you to feel strong, sexy, and beautiful. This is my heartfelt guide to you. Together, once again, you can start to gain that wonderful life that you deserve. I am a student in this thing called life. I want to be remembered as a pioneer who thought, imagined, and inspired. What we feel at times is the impossible or unthinkable. Life is a wonderful journey.

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6. Address Food sensitivities

Food allergies 

If you allergic to certain foods it is will involve your the immune system. Your know that your immune system controls how your body defends itself. Your body see’s inflammatory foods as invaders and will kick in your autoimmunity responses.  For example if you have a food allergy to cow’s milk, your immune system will see cow’s milk as an invader. In-return your immune system overreacts by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies travel to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction to start fighting for your body. Being tested for food allergies seems to be easiest way to check to see if you have any food allergies so you can start avoiding these foods and help your immune system become strong again.

7. Fix your gut 

Probiotics can help to begin repairing the lining in your gut. This also aids in helping to  balance your hormones. if someone has leaky gut syndrome it allows undigested food particles to  leak through your gut into your bloodstream and in return creates disease-causing inflammation that will have a  impact on your body — especially your thyroid glands where they are very susceptible to inflammation.  Did you know that your gut is the largest component of your immune system? It introduces friendly bacteria into your digestive system that helps to keep illness’s at bay and they are rich in live bacteria that help us absorb nutrients along with maintain proper microbiome gut balance.  Research has proven that gut health could affect inflammation, allergies and autoimmune disorders in the body as a whole. Around 1,000 different species of bugs live in your gut. Your gut has been linked to contributing to weight loss and for overall improvement of numerous symptoms, including depression, anxiety, brain fog, skin problems, hormonal issues, immune weaknesses, digestive problems, and fatigue.

Gut-Healing Vegetable Broth

  • 12 cups  filtered water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 garlic bulb smashed
  • 1 chilli pepper roughly chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger roughly chopped
  • 2 cups of watercress
  • 3-4 cup mixed chopped vegetables and peelings I used carrot peelings, red cabbage, fresh mushrooms, leeks and celery
  • 1/2 cup dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 of a cup dried wakame seaweed
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • A bunch of fresh parsley
  • Simply add everything to a large pot. Bring to a boil then simmer, with the lid on, for about an hour.
  • Once everything has been cooked down, strain the liquid into a large bowl.

Natural Probiotics

There are different types of probiotics. Some  are pills, powders, or capsules that contain billions of live bacteria and will help to replenish your microbiome. Fermented foods are more of a nature type of probiotic. They carry live bacteria plus many other crucial nutrients. Many cultures all around the  world has its own recipes for fermented foods.

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8. Detox your lifestyle

We are creating a toxic shit storm within our very own bodies. I’m not speaking from a place of Prejudice or judgement because what you do with your life is entirely your call. The real reality is we are damaging our DNA and we are changing our genetic makeup for future generations. Did you know that most of these products we use every day contain toxic chemicals and has been linked to women’s health issues? They are hidden endocrine disruptors and are very tricky chemicals that play havoc on our bodies. “We are all routinely exposed to endocrine disruptors, and this has the potential to significantly harming our health. Start making your own cleaning products. In my next book, that will be out by Spring 2018, you will get fantastic cleaning recipes plus more.

 

I hope you found this blog helpful!  First thing, get your diet right. Eat nutrient rich foods. Eliminate high-fructose corn syrup and other added sugars from your diet (these could be the cause of those hypoglycemic episodes). If it’s high in carbs, low in natural fiber and it didn’t grow on a tree, picked from a bush or vine, or get pulled from the ground, probably don’t eat it. Almost all issues can be cleared up with good food and good exercise or the elimination of bad food, but it takes time. Sometimes years.

As you can see, the key to be successful on healing your hypothyroidism  is to change your mindset and be prepared.  The #1 kitchen strategy to make sure  your eating healthy meals and snacks throughout the week is to stop winging it… I find it much easier to eat nutritious foods and control portions when I take the time to prepare food in advance.

Audrey Childers is a published author, passionate foodie, lifestyle blogger, recipe developer,and a  freelance journalist 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 also shares her hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s experience along with empowering others to develop new habits to promote good health and wellness.  Throughout all the years from her experience she has developed simple strategies to become successful with fighting hypothyroidism. Audrey’s mission is simple, she wants to  make hypothyroidism  – and all that it encompasses – more attainable and sustainable for anyone looking to better their lives with a  more health-conscious life.

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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.

 

 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3447870/Should-eat-breakfast-Does-really-kick-start-metabolism-skipping-help-lose-weight-Experts-reveal-all.html

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17 Ways to Naturally Start Reducing Your Hypothyroidism-TSH level

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Your diet is a great place to start to reduce your TSH level but its not the only place you need to start adjusting in your life. TSH is your  thyroid stimulating hormone and is produced by the pituitary gland.  When your thyroid hormone gets to low and doesn’t response to your  pituitary gland it begins to pumps out more TSH to try to fix this issue.

In most cases, hypothyroidism is caused by a beginning rooted immune system issue. According to Dr. Datis Kharrazian, 90% of people with hypothyroidism have Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune hypothyroid condition, whereby the immune system attacks thyroid tissue. Therefore, to cure thyroid disease, or any autoimmune condition, you have to get to the source of the imbalance; focusing on suppression of symptoms with medication alone is simply barking up the wrong tree.

Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s like a domino. One thing in your body that is overworked can cause a major shift in how things operate. Sometimes we have to do a little pruning of the branches, in order for the tree to be healthy again. There is not one size fits all.

See when your thyroid isn’t working properly it can wreck havoc on your life. Your thyroid is responsible for so many things. it regulates your metabolism, makes energy, adjusts your mood, helps you sleep, even helps aid in good digestion but your see this is where you come into play. Like anything else in life you get back what you give.

Bottom line: You have to be in charge of your health.

Your underlying question needs to be: Why is my body out of balance and how can I help it regain its balance?

Of course your autoimmune disease didn’t happen overnight and yes you might have  a  genetic predisposition towards autoimmunity but science has proven that even if you have a preexisting genetic predisposition towards autoimmunity ( meaning it was passed down in your genes from your parents) Our genes are ever changing and are not static . Your genes are wonderful, busy little cells that can be both turned on and turned off by your environmental and lifestyle choices.

1. Fix your gut 

Probiotics can help to begin repairing the lining in your gut. This also aids in helping to  balance your hormones. if someone has leaky gut syndrome it allows undigested food particles to  leak through your gut into your bloodstream and in return creates disease-causing inflammation that will have a  impact on your body — especially your thyroid glands where they are very susceptible to inflammation.  Did you know that your gut is the largest component of your immune system? It introduces friendly bacteria into your digestive system that helps to keep illness’s at bay and they are rich in live bacteria that help us absorb nutrients along with maintain proper microbiome gut balance.  Research has proven that gut health could affect inflammation, allergies and autoimmune disorders in the body as a whole. Around 1,000 different species of bugs live in your gut. Your gut has been linked to contributing to weight loss and for overall improvement of numerous symptoms, including depression, anxiety, brain fog, skin problems, hormonal issues, immune weaknesses, digestive problems, and fatigue.

Gut-Healing Vegetable Broth

  • 12 cups  filtered water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 garlic bulb smashed
  • 1 chilli pepper roughly chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger roughly chopped
  • 2 cups of watercress
  • 3-4 cup mixed chopped vegetables and peelings I used carrot peelings, red cabbage, fresh mushrooms, leeks and celery
  • 1/2 cup dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 of a cup dried wakame seaweed
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • A bunch of fresh parsley
  • Simply add everything to a large pot. Bring to a boil then simmer, with the lid on, for about an hour.
  • Once everything has been cooked down, strain the liquid into a large bowl.

Natural Probiotics

There are different types of probiotics. Some  are pills, powders, or capsules that contain billions of live bacteria and will help to replenish your microbiome. Fermented foods are more of a nature type of probiotic. They carry live bacteria plus many other crucial nutrients. Many cultures all around the  world has its own recipes for fermented foods.

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Garden Of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotics Once Daily Women's, 30 Count

2. Sleep

A lack of long term sleep can raise cortisol levels. You should aim for  7–8 hours of sleep every night.

 

3. Detox your lifestyle

We are creating a toxic shit storm within our very own bodies. I’m not speaking from a place of Prejudice or judgement because what you do with your life is entirely your call. The real reality is we are damaging our DNA and we are changing our genetic makeup for future generations. These chemicals in our food, beverages, vaccines and pharmaceuticals create a breeding ground for sickness. Have you heard of gene mutation? It’s when the cells are changed by chemicals they are either damaged, lost or copied.  These processed foods that are full of man-made chemicals, fluoridated municipal tap water, genetically modified foods, Artificial sweeteners, Vaccines and the yearly flu shot – often contain mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and MSG, Pharmaceutical medications and a lot of the Pharmaceutical medications are loaded with fluoride, OTC (over-the-counter) medications for colds, allergies, headaches and fever – often contain heavy metal toxins, artificial sweeteners and toxic industrial-based food dyes. All of this is what is keeping us sick and these corporations rich.

Did you know that most of these products we use every day contain toxic chemicals and has been linked to women’s health issues? They are hidden endocrine disruptors and are very tricky chemicals that play havoc on our bodies. “We are all routinely exposed to endocrine disruptors, and this has the potential to significantly harming our health.

 

4. Try Adaptogen Herbs 

Adaptogen herbs are  in a unique class of healing plants that promote hormone balance and help tp protect the body from a wide variety of diseases, including those caused by excess stress. They also boost your  immune functions. Research shows that various adapotogens — such as ashwagandha, medicinal mushrooms, rhodiola and holy basil Studies show that holy basil can helps to regulate cortisol level, protect your organs and tissues against chemical stress from pollutants and heavy metals, which are other factors that can lead to hormone imbalance.— The unique healing herbs can—

  • Improve thyroid function
  • Lower cholesterol naturally
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Reduce brain cell degeneration
  • Stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels
  • Support adrenal gland functions

** keep in mind that  certain herbal supplements  can affect thyroid function negatively, causing changes in your TSH, including guggul, tyrosine, kelp, bladderwrack supplements and products containing iodine, such as certain vitamins. So please beware and read labels.

5. Address Food sensitivities

Food allergies 

If you allergic to certain foods it is will involve your the immune system. Your know that your immune system controls how your body defends itself. Your body see’s inflammatory foods as invaders and will kick in your autoimmunity responses.  For example if you have a food allergy to cow’s milk, your immune system will see cow’s milk as an invader. In-return your immune system overreacts by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies travel to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction to start fighting for your body. Being tested for food allergies seems to be easiest way to check to see if you have any food allergies so you can start avoiding these foods and help your immune system become strong again.

 

6. Change Your Diet

We are creating a perfect storm within our bodies. The less nutrients we consume, more toxins we add, create this world win of health issues. It’s sad that our western diet is made up of red meats, vegetable oils, white flour and sugar. Who would of thought that something so simple as eating has become so complicated. Food does matter. It talks to your DNA . Food can change your DNA!
The foods you eat have a major impact on autoimmune disease —  It affects your gut health and along with increasing or decreasing the inflammation in your body. Unfortunately, our western world diet are full of foods that have a bad impact on both your gut and your inflammation. Start with eating whole foods that are anti-inflammatory.  For instance, omega-3 wild fish, leafy greens and turmeric. If it was made in a lab , avoid it. Do a little research and you will find that our western diet that is made up of processed, fake foods, chemicals, sugar and corn oils are all highly flaming the fan of your inflammation.  begin to start reading labels. You will soon discover that health foods such as low-fat and gluten-free packaged foods, which are often loaded with sugar, additives, and preservatives. Avoid Grains, dairy, legumes, eggs, corn, and soy  which these foods are not the  cornerstones to a healthy diet anymore they can contribute to a leaky gut and inflammation.  Did you know that Gluten  triggers the release of a chemical called zonulin, which tells the walls of your intestines to open up and by doing so this releases toxins into your bloodstream.

*Did you know that the over-consumption of soy products which contain high levels of isoflavones, can increase  TSH ? Soy also can impede cell receptors and disrupt the feedback loop throughout your entire endocrine (hormonal) system.

*Gluten has a molecular composition of thyroid tissue. Those of us with Hashimoto’s, it’s simply a case of mistaken identity on our bodies. By eating  gluten it increases the autoimmune attack on your thyroid.

*Eat cooked cruferious vegetables. Raw cruferious vegetables can enlarge the thyroid and reduce its responsiveness to TSH. Goitrogenic foods include turnips, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, radishes, cauliflower,  rutabaga, cabbage and kale.

 

7.Reduce Your Toxic Burden

These are commonly found in items like antibacterial soap, deodorant, lotions, and makeup. These things are poisonous. Your skin is the largest organ in the body. Whatever you put on your skin goes into your body. I can’t preach this enough. If you can’t eat it, then don’t apply it to your skin. I understand this might not be 100% doable but every little bit helps your body. Everyday we are exposed to a huge number of chemical toxins without our own doing. It’s in our water,  the pollution in our air,  the insecticides and herbicides that are is sprayed on our food and the chemicals that are spray on our lawns.

Environmental chemicals and toxins, pesticides, BPA, thyroid endocrine disruptors, iodine imbalance, other medications, fluoride, overuse of soy products, cigarette smoking, and gluten intolerance. All of these play a very important role in your thyroid health. A nonprofit group called Beyond Pesticides warns that some 60 percent of pesticides used today have been shown to affect the thyroid gland’s production of T3 and T4 hormones. Commercially available insecticides and fungicides have also been involved. Even dental x-rays have been linked to an increased risk of thyroid disorders.

Homemade Deodorant

3 tbsp virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp shea butter
3 tbsp baking soda
2 tbsp cornstarch
5 drops essential oil of  your choice

Mix baking soda and arrowroot together. Melt your coconut oil & shea butter in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl. Mix all ingredients (the baking soda and arrowroot powder) with the oil. Pour into clean small mason jar. Add your essential oil to the mason jar; close with the lid. Give it a good shake to combine the essential oil with the other mixture. By doing it this way, you can still use that bowl to eat with.  Once you mix that essential oil in the bowl, it can only be used for the purpose of making your deodorant. Everything you’ve used is edible except the essential oils. Let cool.

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.

** Start making  your own all natural Cleaning Supplies.

The mix here is important, and by purchasing my 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.

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8. Relieve Your Stress

Many of us find ourselves in this cycle of so much responsibility that at times it seems impossible to manage. We are over worked and the chronic stress is breaking us down. Chronis stress keeps our cortisol levels elevated. If our cortisol levels are staying elevated, it begins to interfere with many other area’s of our body which are the immune system, digestion, sleep, and even the ability to produce other essential hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and YES you named it last but not least our THYROID which can cause an autoimmune reaction. Do you see the cycle?

We must try to begin to tackle our stress and start to manage it.
Stress not only effects your immune system but by revving up your immune system, it begins to produces a wave of inflammation.

Let’s face it your immune system needs a long vacation from all the stress you’ve put it through. Just enough for a fighting chance to get back on track.

Take a walk, read a book, take a relaxing Epsom salt bath, start a yoga class, meditate, walk your dog. The key is to figure out what works for you and relaxes you.

9. Address Chronic Candida

Hypothyroidism causes low body temps which allows fungal overgrowth. Get the temps up and the fungal/yeast will have nowhere to live.”

Our lives already seem to be on hold from our hypothyroidism.  Did you know that an overload of Candida was picked up at birth or shortly thereafter? We were supposed to be getting good friendly bacteria from our mother’s at birth, but “our”  mother’s had Candida overgrowth and unknowing passed it on to us. And over the years, our bodies has become more and more compromised.  Your gut microbes could be dramatically affecting your thyroid health. There is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about Candida.  Both from the medical profession and on the internet. It is easy to get fooled into thinking, as many sites will try to convince you, that all anyone needs to do is to take their product or buy their e-book. Of course, they will all have testimonies. What they don’t tell you in those testimonies is how the Candida came back — in a month or two or in six months. However long it took for the Candida to overgrow enough to start causing symptoms again. It is important to know that dealing with Candida is not an easy fix.

If  you think you have chronic candida read this blog  Chronic Candida Attacking Your Thyroid?

10. Meditation

Start your day our with meditation and a grateful heart. There are many people who weren’t able to wake up and live another day.   I can’t even begin to express the importance of  the power of meditation has over the body. It’s been proven to lower your  levels of  cortisol which is also known as the stress hormone. I like to start my day off listening to mediation music to clear my head while I have my legs up against the wall using this yoga pose.

Legs up the wall pose will not only help with your thyroid functions but it also relieves back pain, helps with insomnia, improves posture, helps with anxiety, naturally adjusts your spine, improves your digestion and it starts a lymphatic circulation. Your  lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump and relies on our movements and gravity to circulate lymph fluid where the toxins in this fluid can be eliminated from your body. If we sit all day the lymph fluid becomes stagnant and start to collect toxins. By simply reversing the flow of gravity in your legs, you begin to circulate the lymphatic fluid and encourage the body to start the elimination of toxins.  Dry brushing also will simulate the lymphatic system and improve skin tone.

11. Always take your thyroid medications alone and wait 4 hours before taking any iron tablets, vitamins with iron and calcium supplements. never take it  at the same time as you take your thyroid medication. Calcium and iron can disrupt the absorption of thyroid replacement. Allow two to four hours between the time you take your thyroid medication and your iron and calcium supplements.

 

12. Address nutritional deficiencies

Having  nutritional deficiencies isnt the cause of hypothyridism but it certainly adds gas to the fire. When you are deficient it can aggravate the symptoms: vitamin D, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, zinc, copper, vitamin A, the B vitamins, and iodine.

 

13. Rule out other causes of your symptoms

  • Iron imbalance
  • Blood sugar imbalances
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Selenium deficiency
  • Vitamin D deficiency

The most important thyroid nutrients and their doses (for adults) are zinc (30 mg/day), selenium (200 mcg/day), iodine (150 mcg), and iron (18 mg). The uber-cool thyroid pharmacist Izabella Wentz also suggests that low thiamine (vitamin B1) may be an issue for Hashimoto’s sufferers, and that supplementing this nutrient may be helpful and a th B-complex.

 

14. Start Supporting my Adrenal Glands

Your adrenals produce over 50 hormones that tell almost every bodily function what they need to be doing. These hormones affect every function, organ and tissue in the body. Eating refined foods and sugars will cause a spike in your blood sugar levels, which in return cause the body to release insulin and as a result the adrenal glands will release more cortisol. When your adrenal glands are compromised this puts your body in a catabolic state. Which means your body is breaking down. Since your thyroid glands controls the metabolic activity of the body, it will attempt to slow down the catabolic state by slowing down your metabolism. Many of the foods that I had been eating blocked nutrients from being absorbed such as whole grain bread, beans and tofu/soy products. These foods also created inflammation in my digestive tract. When there is inflammation in the digestive system undigested proteins leak into the blood stream creating a heightened immune reaction that often exacerbates thyroid issues. I had to focus more on eating the most nutrient dense foods possible and find my trigger food sensitivities. lastly, eliminate all processed food, high carbohydrates, gluten, corn, soy and sugar, plan meals around protein and healthy fats then load up my plate with vegetables.

I had to start eating  nutrient-dense foods that were  easy to digest and have healing qualities such as

  • Coconut
  • homemade bone broth
  • grass fed meats
  • pastured meats
  • wild game
  • pastured organ meats
  • natural fats such as coconut oil
  • grass fed butter/ghee
  • full fat grass fed dairy
  • mineral rich Himalayan sea salt
  • wild fish
  • Olives
  • Avocado
  • Cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, etc.) Cooked…. (Limit 2x week)
  • Fatty fish (e.g., wild-caught salmon)
  • Organic hormone free Chicken and turkey
  • Seeds, such as raw pumpkin, chia seeds and flax seeds
  • Kelp and seaweed
  • Celtic or Himalayan sea salt
  • fermented foods
  • leafy greens
  • Nitrate free bacon
  • Nuts, such as walnuts and almonds
  • Coconut Flour, Almond Flour , hemp seeds and Chia seeds
  • ghee
  • bone broth

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15. Add Sea Weed

Naturally rich in iodine as well as trace minerals, sea weed has long been considered a food that supports thyroid function. Iodine is critical to thyroid health and function. Without adequate dietary iodine, your body is unable to manufacture the thyroid hormones.   Of course, excess intake of iodine-rich foods is also implicated in thyroid disease.  Remember: moderation is the key, not excess.

16. Add Coconut Oil

Coconut oil also supports proper thyroid function as it slightly stimulates thyroid hormone production and the metabolism. Coconut oil may also help to reduce cholesterol in hypothyroid patients as thyroid suppression in and of itself raises blood cholesterol levels.

17. Add  Shellfish

Shellfish, like sea vegetables, are naturally rich in iodine – the nutrient that is critically important to thyroid function as iodine molecules are used inthe production of thyroid hormones.

Try avoid  Gluten-containing Grains, Unfermented Soy, Coffee, Raw Cruciferous Vegetables, millet, Soy and fermented soy products.

 

 

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.

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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, The Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism and  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. 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.

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Dieting for Your Thyroid

When it comes down to it, the proper diet for our thyroid is one that has balance. We need to constantly be incorporating a healthy amount of the three major sources of macronutrients:

  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Healthy Carbohydrates

The mix here is important, and by purchasing my 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.

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We need to be kind to ourselves. Give our bodies a fighting chance. If you constantly feed your body crap then you are making it susceptible to inflammation, virus’s and disease. I want to help you become successful in your healthy journey by applying the empowering techniques many of my blogs have to offer. This article has been written by a person who has had real struggles with a hypothyroidism but has worked through them. I am going to “keep it real” with you.

 

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,   Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving.      
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Can I Intermittent Fast with Hormonal imbalances and Hypothyroidism?

I’m sure you’ve heard about the latest health graze called Intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting simply means you go a period of time without eating, usually between 12,14,16, and 18 hours. For example, if you were to do a 12-hour fast, your eating window would be 12 hours. You could start your eating window at 7am and end at 7pm. You would break the fast the next day at 7am.

This new fasting technique has been known to boost energy levels, increase motivation,  stamina, along with improve cognitive function. There are  studies documenting showing many benefits of fasting which are can be lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, reducing cholesterol levels, enhancing the body’s resistance to oxidative stress (which is connected to aging and many chronic diseases), reducing your inflammation and of course weight loss!

Our hormonal balance is very sensitive to how much we eat , how often we eat , and what we eat. By calories restricting and over exercising( creating more cortisol; cortisol collects in your belly area )  it will send a hormonal stress signal to your body and If the Intermittent fasting  isn’t done correctly it will also send a threat signal to a women’s reproductive system and in return send a threat signal to your metabolism, ultimately slowing it down. Putting your body in a safe starvation mode where it can stay alive. During a IF you also can experience other symptoms, such as:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Irregular periods
  • Hormone dysregulation
  • Brain fog

You must understand that the female reproductive system and metabolism are deeply intertwined among each other. You see women store healthy fat for the chance they may become pregnant. Believe or not but pregnancy is the ultimate goal from an evolutionary perspective to keep humans from going extinct.  Yes, you might not be trying or you might be done with your baby maker but if your still ovulating , your body isn’t. You see without a ample amount of fat stored in your body that only can mean malnutrition for the future baby and  possibility death to the fetus since your body wouldn’t be able to sustain life.

Women’s bodies are very sensitive to anything that might signal starvation. If you are not eating enough calories or getting the right nutrients your body will produce more  hunger hormones leptin and ghrelin. Your body actually needs calories to burn calories and by restricting calories it will certainly backfire and throw your body into “starvation mode where it will actually slow down your metabolism, making it tougher for you to lose weight. I know, it sounds a bit complicated but no one is created equal and if you already have hypothyroidism or hormonal issues  going on why throw fuel on the fire?  

Do you notice that when you become stressed  your seem to crave fatty or salty foods? It  means that your adrenals have become taxed from being overly stressed. Feed your body what it needs, listen to it but feed it good fats like a keto fat bomb something that has been soaked in a good fat like, virgin coconut oil, a grass fed butter with a sprinkle of high quality pink Himalayan salt and this will do magical wonders for your adrenal function.

Chocolate Fat Bomb with Macadamia & Sea Salt

recipe from https://ketogasm.com/chocolate-fat-bomb-macadamia-and-sea-salt/

Ingredients

  • 10 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 5 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 g Granulated Stevia
  • 3 tbsp Macadamia Nuts coarsely chopped
  • Coarse Sea Salt to taste
  1. Melt coconut oil on stovetop.
  2. Add cocoa powder and granulated Stevia. Mix and remove from heat.
  3. Spoon mixture into silicone candy molds until wells are 3/4 full.
  4. Refrigerate in silicone molds until mixture thickens to a gel-like consistency.
  5. Sprinkle macadamia nuts into each well. Press down to distribute the nuts throughout the mixture.
  6. Return silicone mold to refrigerator until completely hardened.
  7. Once completely set, remove chocolates from silicone mold and place right side up on a dish or cupcake liner.
  8. Let sit at room temperature until surface begins to glisten.
  9. Sprinkle a pinch of course sea salt onto each chocolate fat bomb.
  10. Serve or return to refrigerator for storage.

This only has 1 carb in it but oh is it so yummy.

So if your going to try this intermittent fasting. You need to do it right.

We must work with our bodies and not against it. We must always listen to our bodies, and realize that you are  fierce piece of optimal machinery and although things might not always be perfect, that is okay. We all have  different levels of success with various diet plans depending solely on our bodies needs. It all depends on our body size, health issues, nutrient deficiencies, food intolerance’s, activity level, age and genetics.  If you want to drop the lbs then, you must estimate how much you personally should eat per day to lose that weight. Then, apply that amount to the balanced diet that your body needs and watch pounds drop away.

 

The Harris-Benedict equation helps you estimate your basal metabolic rate, or BMR, which is how many calories you need daily to maintain your weight independent of daily activity and exercise. Many online calculators use this equation to give you a quick answer, but you can put pencil to paper to figure it out on your own. Plug your numbers into the following: 655 + (4.35 x your weight in pounds) + (4.7 x your height in inches) – (4.7 x your age in years). For a 40-year old, 5-foot, 5-inch woman weighing 160 pounds, the result comes out to 1,468 calories, for example. click on the link below to key in what yours will be.

Calculate Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

Listen you your body and trust yourself.

Make sure you’re consuming enough calories in your eating window.

Make sure you’re getting adequate nutrition.

Make sure you’re eating enough healthy fats from sources like pastured animals, grass fed butter and/or egg yolks (if not allergic), avocados, fatty fish, etc.

Embrace mindfulness, meditation, and have social support.

Pay attention to your overall stress levels. You dont want to stress out your adrenal glands.

Get enough rest, let go of resentment, forgive others and be happy.

Do not fast for longer than 24 hours at a time
✅ Ideally fast for 12 to 16 hours
✅ Do not fast on consecutive days during your first two to three weeks of fasting (for instance, if you do a 16-hour fast, do it three days a week instead of seven)
✅ Drink plenty of fluids (bone broth, herbal tea, water) during your fast
✅ Only do light exercise on fasting days, such as yoga, walking, jogging, and gentle stretching

✅ Days your not fasting lift weights, HIIT, aerobics, swimming’s, running
✅ You want to eat clean, nutrient dense foods that feed your body.

✅ Some people fast 4:3 or 5:2 which means they eat 4 or 5 days during the week and fast 3 or 2 non-consecutive days of the week.

Breakfast

  • Option #1: Greek Yogurt/non dairy yogurt or Cottage Cheese topped with berries and almonds.
  • Option #2: Can of Tuna, organic Apple and 1tbs of olive oil
  • Option #3: organic Chicken breast, organic Salad Greens, Apple and Half an Avocado
  • Option #4: cage free Omelette (2 whole eggs + 0.75-1 cup whites) and Berries
  • Option #5: Garden of life fit shake mix with 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened), 20g almonds and serving of blueberries

lunch/dinner

  • Option #1: Chicken Breast, Veggies, Brown Rice, Coconut Oil (add 1-3tsp to rice and 1tsp for cooking chicken)
  • Option #2: Chicken Breast, Low G.I veggies (boil for 5 minutes and cook on skillet in 2-3 tsp of oil)
  • Option #3: Steak, Veggies, Sweet Potato (add cinnamon)
  • Option #4
  • Smoothie
  •  Half of Avocado
    1 handful of spinach or organic romaine lettuce if you have hypothyroidism
    1 handful of organic celery
    1 handful of organic cucumber
    1 organic apple
  • 8 ounces of water , blend and drink…..

 

Always Listen to your body. And do what works best for you. Make sure you  Visit your doctor and share your interest in IF.

udrey 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.

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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.

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Holiday Hypothyroidism

Finally a Holiday cookbook that will have you sincerely appreciating all the hard work that I put into creating it. This cookbook not only has recipes that caters to your hypothyroidism but the recipes are extremely easy to prepare while still being delicious as they promote your health, help you begin to heal, and you’re eating cleaner on top of it all. These recipes can be used year-round not only around the holidays and will be a great addition to your library. I hope you find this Holiday book a godsend to the particularly crazy holiday season. This book includes a good variety of recipes that I know you will find to be delicious, full of flavor, healthy and just perfect for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table. From appetizers to main meals, side dishes and desserts these recipes are just wonderfully delicious. I am not kidding when I tell you that the recipe options in this book are endless and you won’t be disappointed! You will be able to find that perfect recipe in this book that makes your taste buds soar, fits your dietary needs and has your family bragging on your cooking skills. They may even think you secretly took lessons from Gordon Ramsay or Julia Childs

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Secrets to my Hypothyroidism Success: A personal guide to Hypothyroidism freedom

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 want 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. Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek. I hope this book 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

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The Best Little Hypothyroidism Autumn Cookbook

I wanted to create a fall cookbook for those of us suffering from hypothyroidism that makes you feel as if you’re inviting an old friend in for coffee. If you’ve been considering switching to a hypothyroidism diet, you may be wondering if you have to give up your favorite foods along with flavor. This is far from the truth. Switching to a hypothyroidism diet means that you are catering to heal your thyroid. You can still enjoy your favorite fall recipes following a hypothyroidism diet- you’ll just need to learn what substitutions you will need to make to create wonderful fall hypothyroidism recipes. This is where this book that I’ve written for you comes into play. In this book, you will find a collection of many fall favorite recipes that you and your family are sure to love. If you’ve ever considered a hypothyroidism diet, this recipe book is a great starting resource.

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Hashimoto’s crock-pot recipes: Added Bonus: How I put my Hashimoto’s into remission

There’s nothing like the aroma of a home-cooked dinner welcoming you at the door. No time to be in the kitchen? The wonderful thing about a crock pot is you have little prep time. You won’t have to stand over a hot stove cooking your food and it’s perfect for those hectic days. We all want that convenience! Do you need foods that promote thyroid health? You can start today healing your body from the inside out. Over 101 wholesome and nourishing Hashimoto’s fighting recipes that will cater to your mind, body and soul. This helpful book will start to guide you in the right direction along with a step by step plan that is clear and doable.
It’s not about being skinny, it’s about energy, vitality & feeling good when you look in the mirror.

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 A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty.

Do you need foods that promote your thyroid health? Let’s heal your body from the inside out. 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’ve included 101 hypothyroidism fighting recipes that cook themselves. Our main concern is kicking hypothyroidism’s booty. I hope this book inspires you to use your slow cooker more often and create your own new recipes. Let’s together shed those extra pounds, regain your self-confidence and vitality back into your life.

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Hypothyroidism: The beginners Guide

This book thanks everyone suffering from hypothyroidism and looking for answers. Hypothyroidism is the kind of disease that carries a bit of mystery with it. This book is not for readers looking for quick answers. There is not one size fits all. You have to be in charge of your health. I didn’t write this book to sell you any “snake oil” in a bottle. I’ve written this book to be an eye opener for you and to share with you what I have learned on my journey. The solutions in this book has helped so many people. There are many incredible holistic practitioners, authors and researchers with experience and expertise in this area. 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. Get ready to go on a journey of discovery where you are going to learn how everything ties into one. A lack of knowledge is a lack of power.

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Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty, The Slow Cooker way: 101 Slow Cooker recipes!

I wanted to create a user-friendly handbook to help anyone affected by this disorder. I’ve seen many doctors over the years and none offered me ideas on diet change. I’ve included recipes, ideas on solutions for a healthier home, what you should be eating and shouldn’t, how to shed those extra pounds, regain your self-confidence and vitality back into your life. I want you to feel strong, sexy, and beautiful. This is my heartfelt guide to you. Together, once again, you can start to gain that wonderful life that you deserve. I am a student in this thing called life. I want to be remembered as a pioneer who thought, imagined, and inspired. What we feel at times is the impossible or unthinkable. Life is a wonderful journey.

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Reset Your Thyroid, 21 day Meal plan Thyroid reboot

This is a 21-day Meal plan to reset your thyroid and jump start your weight loss journey. It is filled with 21 breakfast recipes, 21 lunch recipes and 21 dinner recipes. They are packed full of nutrients, healthy fats and proteins. All are easy to make and I’ve done all the thinking for you! All you have to do is prepare the foods and eat. 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.

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Hypothyroidism Clarity

Hypothyroidism clarity is designed to help give you FREEDOM and EMPOWERMENT. I’m sharing the EXACT STEPS I’ve used to overcome my 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.

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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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Has your body turned into a fat magnet?

Hypothyroidism is very common and its estimated that 27 million Americans have some kind of thyroid imbalance.That butterfly-shaped gland that is located in the front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple produces thyroid hormone.  These hormones helps to  control the rate at which your body burns calories (as well as your heart rate, body temperature, digestion, fertility, mood, and a host of other functions). When your thyroid isn’t working properly the hormones become imbalanced and this chemical reaction will throw off your entire body. Do you wonder why you feel sluggish, no energy and you are piling on the pounds no matter how healthy your eating?

When you hear the word hormonal imbalance for some reason we think of menopause in women. This can’t be further from the truth.  If you have to much of the hormone estrogen being produced it creates more body fat and within that body fat it contains a enzyme that converts adrenal steroids into believing it needs to create more body fat . It’s an ugly cycle where your body fat will continue to produce more estrogen and in return continue to create more body-fat. This is where your body becomes confused and is unable to effectively use body fat as energy so it starts to get stored. Your hormonal imbalance also  creates changes in  your body’s blood sugar levels where it will releases insulin more often.

Signs & Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalances

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances include:

  • Infertility and irregular periods
  • Weight gain or weight loss (that’s unexplained and not due to intentional changes in your diet)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Low libido
  • Changes in appetite
  • Digestive issues
  • Hair loss and hair thinning

Hormonal imbalances just dont happen overnight. There are many contributing life factors from leaky gut syndrome, genetics, exposure to toxins in the environment,  endocrine disrupting body lotions and potions,  stress, medical history, body inflammation, being overweight, lack of sleep, pesticides being sprayed on our foods.

Your not going to be able to heal your adrenals, balance your hormones, and get your thyroid levels into a normal range overnight. It will be a process just like it took a process to get you here. There is healing magic in certain daily tools  that we can use everyday such as supplementing  with the correct vitamins, dry brushing, oil pulling, smoothies, juicing , meditation, yoga, Infrared Sauna Therapy and coffee enema’s just to name a few.

Steps To Balancing Your Hormones

1. Meditation

Start your day our with meditation and a grateful heart. There are many people who weren’t able to wake up and live another day.   I can’t even begin to express the importance of  the power of meditation has over the body. It’s been proven to lower your  levels of  cortisol which is also known as the stress hormone. I like to start my day off listening to mediation music to clear my head while I have my legs up against the wall using this yoga pose.

Legs up the wall pose will not only help with your thyroid functions but it also relieves back pain, helps with insomnia, improves posture, helps with anxiety, naturally adjusts your spine, improves your digestion and it starts a lymphatic circulation. Your  lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump and relies on our movements and gravity to circulate lymph fluid where the toxins in this fluid can be eliminated from your body. If we sit all day the lymph fluid becomes stagnant and start to collect toxins. By simply reversing the flow of gravity in your legs, you begin to circulate the lymphatic fluid and encourage the body to start the elimination of toxins.  Dry brushing also will simulate the lymphatic system and improve skin tone.

 

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2. Keeping your blood sugar in check. 

Metobolic Syndrome is real and if your body has been on a blood sugar roller coaster is highly likely that you have developed this disorder.  High cortizol levels can also interfere with how the body regulates the use of blood sugar. 

You need to start eating foods that help manage blood sugar levels and are good for your thyroid like: wild fish such as salmon, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef or lamb, raw dairy products (including yogurt, kefir or raw cheeses), and pasture-raised poultry. Sea vegetables: Kelp, nori, kombu, dulse, arame, wakame, hijiki.  Seafood: Haddock, clams, salmon, shrimp, oysters, sardines.garlic, asparagus,  mushrooms, summer squash, sesame seeds, lima beans,  sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, ginger root, cinnamon, white beans, pumpkin seeds, blackstrap molasses, kiwifruit, parsley, peppers (chili, Bell, sweet), Start consuming  Essential fatty acids are the building blocks for our hormones like  fatty fish and shellfish, flaxseed and flaxseed oil, hemp seed, olive oil,  chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, leafy vegetables, and walnuts.  Healthy fats like: virgin coconut oil, MCT oil, extra virgin olive oil, nuts and seeds (like almonds, chia, hemp and flax), and avocado. Coconut oil, ghee and grass-fed butters. Adding more High-fiber foods like: fresh veggies, whole pieces of fruit (not juice), sprouted beans or peas, quinoa, artichokes, green leafy vegetables, chia seeds, flaxseeds, apples, pumpkin seeds, almonds, avocado and sweet potatoes.  Don’t be afraid to eat eggs! De to the selenium content, Egg yolks are nature’s thyroid support supplement.  40% of the selenium is found in the white and 60% are found in the yolk. Egg yolks also has REAL vitamin A, Vitamin D which is a fat-soluble vitamin and we certainly dont get enough of that and  The good cholesterol in egg yolks helps also to  balance hormones. Try to stick with  non-starchy vegetables such as cooked broccoli, cucumbers, and carrots. Non-starchy vegetables can also help prevent surges in blood sugar levels while providing essential nutrients. Also braggs apple cider vinegar has been proven to improve fasting blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. All you need to consume is 2ounces per day 

3. Avoid Processed foods 

Anything that has been made in a lab and by man just avoid. It is vital that you start to eat a diet full of nutrient-dense foods that your body will be able to easily digest, absorb, and your body can use as fuel.

4. Fix your gut 

Probiotics can help to begin repairing the lining in your gut. This also aids in helping to  balance your hormones. if someone has leaky gut syndrome it allows undigested food particles to  leak through your gut into your bloodstream and in return creates disease-causing inflammation that will have a  impact on your body — especially your thyroid glands where they are very susceptible to inflammation.

5. Sleep

A lack of long term sleep can raise cortisol levels. You should aim for  7–8 hours of sleep every night.

 

6. Taking the right supplements

 

Natural vs. Synthetic Vitamins – What’s the Big Difference?

Supplementing your body with the nutrients it that it is lacking is very important step in balancing hormones. Stress can lead to a deficiency in B vitamins, magnesium, zinc, vitamin C and chromium.  Selenium and iodine are other key components in the production and conversion of thyroid hormones so if you are lacking these vital nutrients it will be harder for your thyroid to work as it needed.

Vitamins are little organic molecules we need, but we can’t make them or at least we have a hard time making them ourselves. We must rely on our food to keep us stocked with these essential nutrients, but our food is getting less and less nutritious. Fields are depleted by overuse. Pesticides limit the action of beneficial microbes in the soil that help plants draw in nutrients. Fertilizers focus on certain key chemicals and don’t take into account all the trace minerals, organic components, or beneficial microbes that go into good nutrition. And genetically modified foods have made their way into our food supply when we don’t know how they may affect us in the long term.

We refine and process our food so it lasts longer, is more convenient, tastes better, and is even made to be more addictive. We strip out and destroy vital nutrients as we process them. Much of the food we find in grocery stores outside the produce section barely resembles what humanity has been eating for thousands of years. There’s no wonder we have so many auto-immune disorders, food allergies, and growing epidemics of obesity. Our bodies don’t know what we’re ingesting, they aren’t finding the nutrients they need, and they’re begging for us to eat more and more so we might manage to give ourselves what we’re missing.

We all know we need a steady supply of vitamins and minerals so our bodies can function properly. Scientists, doctors, and food companies agree too, so they create cheap vitamins in labs, fortify our foods and beverages with them, and dump them into multivitamins. The problem is these synthetic vitamins are not what our bodies are looking for either. I’ve found that all Garden Of Life products are fantastic. You should also get your doctor to perform a routine blood work to see what your body is lacking.

7. Detox your lifestyle

We are creating a toxic shit storm within our very own bodies. I’m not speaking from a place of Prejudice or judgement because what you do with your life is entirely your call. The real reality is we are damaging our DNA and we are changing our genetic makeup for future generations. These chemicals in our food, beverages, vaccines and pharmaceuticals create a breeding ground for sickness. Have you heard of gene mutation? It’s when the cells are changed by chemicals they are either damaged, lost or copied.  These processed foods that are full of man-made chemicals, fluoridated municipal tap water, genetically modified foods, Artificial sweeteners, Vaccines and the yearly flu shot – often contain mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and MSG, Pharmaceutical medications and a lot of the Pharmaceutical medications are loaded with fluoride, OTC (over-the-counter) medications for colds, allergies, headaches and fever – often contain heavy metal toxins, artificial sweeteners and toxic industrial-based food dyes. All of this is what is keeping us sick and these corporations rich.

Did you know that most of these products we use every day contain toxic chemicals and has been linked to women’s health issues? They are hidden endocrine disruptors and are very tricky chemicals that play havoc on our bodies. “We are all routinely exposed to endocrine disruptors, and this has the potential to significantly harming our health.

 

 

8. Essential oils

Essential oils are more than a plant based therapy. They represent a way of life that empowers people to regain control of their health. The internet if filled with stories of how peoples lives have been changed by essential oils. Some of these testimonials will touch your heart and others will inspire you to revisit the products that you use and your approach to your health care. When I started using essentials oils it changed my life in a way that was unprecedented. For the 1st time ever, I am here to talk about my life in this no judgment zone. I am talking from a safe place I learned how to address health my concerns, where I enhanced my performance and I found some tools that pointed me to a new way of life. They have the ability to lower cortisol levels, promote a calming effects on the body, and boost thyroid hormone production.  Rosemary, peppermint, frankincense, myrrh, and lavender are excellent.  Many others like Clary sage, geranium, ylang ylang, and lavender have the ability to restore balance in the female reproductive system, normalizing estrogen and testosterone levels. Copaiba is an essential oil that helps treat inflammation associated with thyroid problems. With rich amount of caryophyllene, it strengthens the body’s natural reaction to irritation and injuries.

Butterfly Blend Oils:

Clove (regulating)

Geranium (supports adrenals, lifts spirits)

Myrrh (balances thyroid function)

Lemongrass (calms nervous system, promotes thyroid health and balance)

Peppermint (cools inflammation in tissue)

MCT oil (increases metabolism, fuels thyroid) This is a carrier oil

A good rule of thumb when seeking to make a 2% dilution is to add 12 drops of essential oil to each fl. ounce (30 ml) of cold pressed carrier oil, lotion, vegetable butter or other natural lipid/moisturizer.   1 drop per 4 teaspoons of carrier oil

Please note: essential oils are highly concentrated, strong, and powerful liquids that can be harmful if not used carefully and properly. This is an especially potent blend of essential oils which could cause irritation when applied to the skin, even in diluted amounts. I encourage you to exercise caution when using them, and I do not recommend using essential oils internally unless they say they are food grade. Please keep essential oils out of reach of children, and we do not advocate usage of this recipe on children or infants. 

9. Try Adaptogen Herbs 

Adaptogen herbs are  in a unique class of healing plants that promote hormone balance and help tp protect the body from a wide variety of diseases, including those caused by excess stress. They also boost your  immune functions. Research shows that various adapotogens — such as ashwagandha, medicinal mushrooms, rhodiola and holy basil Studies show that holy basil can helps to regulate cortisol level, protect your organs and tissues against chemical stress from pollutants and heavy metals, which are other factors that can lead to hormone imbalance.— The unique healing herbs can—

  • Improve thyroid function
  • Lower cholesterol naturally
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Reduce brain cell degeneration
  • Stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels
  • Support adrenal gland functions

 

10. Avoid all Caffeine

Nothing like that  waking up to the smell of coffee. It’s gets the juices flowing with that very 1st sip. It’s offer you a energetic boost and mental clarity on a feeling that life can go on.

The thyroid gland is such a very  important part of the body’s regulatory mechanisms; thyroid problems can affect everything in the body from our  temperature to appetite to the pulse.  Caffeine, a stimulant found in coffee, can affect the thyroid in a number of ways and has an effect on your central nervous system, your digestive tract, and your metabolism.

According to the recent article, in new study from the journal Thyroid people  who consume coffee at the time of taking their thyroid medication, we see a 25-57% drop in T4, one of the thyroid hormones, compared to non-coffee drinkers. This adverse effect persists for up to one hour.

Researchers have also found that for patients taking levothyroxine tablets, absorption is affected by drinking coffee and espresso within an hour of taking the thyroid drugs.

According to “Coffee and Health,” by Gerard Debry, in experiments on rats, very high doses of caffeine caused the thyroid gland to enlarge, but at doses of about 300 mg, caffeine in humans did not change levels of thyroid hormones.

What about the benefits? Yes, there are many reliable studies that say coffee is full of antioxidants and polyphenols. However, these same antioxidants and polyphenols can also be found abundantly in many fruits and vegetables.

There are many other reliable studies that show coffee can play a  role in the prevention of cancer, diabetes, depression, cirrhosis of the liver, gallstones, etc.

Many coffee drinkers report feeling good for the first two hours (mainly due to a dopamine spike).

(If you just can’t give up that morning cup of Joe recommendations by researchers are clear: wait at least sixty minutes after taking levothyroxine before drinking coffee.)

 

1. Increases blood sugar levels

According to this study, caffeine increases blood sugar levels. This is especially dangerous for people with hypoglycemia (or low sugar levels) who feel jittery, shaky, moody and unfocused when hungry. Blood sugar fluctuations cause cortisol spikes, which not only exhaust the adrenals, but also deregulate the immune system. This is highly undesirable for those of us with adrenal fatigue, Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease. Such cortisol spikes are also highly inflammatory.

2. Creates sugar and carbohydrate cravings

As the result of the above, when our blood sugar levels come down, we need an emergency fix to bring them back up. This is why people who drink coffee at breakfast or indulge in sugary and processed breakfasts crave carbs and sugar by 11am or later in the day.

3. Contributes to acid reflux and damages gut lining

Coffee stimulates the release of gastrin, the main gastric hormone, which speeds up intestinal transit time. Coffee can also stimulate the release of bile (which is why some people run to the bathroom soon after drinking coffee) and digestive enzymes.

In a person with a healthy digestion, this is not a big deal. However, for people with autoimmune conditions, compromised digestion (such as IBS, or “leaky gut”), this can cause further digestive damage to the intestinal lining (source).

4. Exhausts the adrenals

Coffee stimulates the adrenals to release more cortisol, our stress hormone; this is partly why we experience a wonderful but temporary and unsustainable burst of energy.

What many of us don’t realize is that our tired adrenals are often the cause of unexplained weight gain, sleeping problems, feeling emotionally fragile, depression and fatigue. Drinking coffee while experiencing adrenal fatigue is only adding fuel to the fire.

5. Worsens PMS and lumpy breasts

It’s well-established that coffee contributes to estrogen dominance (source), which can mean one of two things: we either have too much estrogen in relation to progesterone, or we have an imbalance in the estrogen metabolites (some are protective and some are dangerous).

PMS, lumpy breasts, heavy periods, cellulite and even breast cancer (which is an estrogenic cancer) can be symptoms of estrogen dominance.

6. Gluten-cross reactive food

50% of people with gluten sensitivities also experience cross reactivity with other foods, including casein in milk products, corn, coffee, and almost all grains, because their protein structures are similar. Cyrex Labs provides a test for gluten cross-reactive foods.

Many people report having a similar reaction to coffee as they do to gluten.

7. Impacts the conversion of T4 to T3 thyroid hormones

Coffee impacts the absorption of levothyroxine (the synthetic thyroid hormone); this is why thyroid patients need to take their hormone replacement pill at least an hour before drinking coffee.

The indirect but important point is that coffee contributes to estrogen dominance, cited above, and estrogen dominance inhibits T4 to T3 conversion.

8. Can cause miscarriages

This study showed that women who drink coffee during their pregnancy are at a higher risk of miscarriage.

9. Is highly inflammatory

Any functional or integrative doctor would say the majority of modern diseases are caused by inflammation – a smoldering and invisible fire found on a cellular level.

This study found that caffeine is a significant contributor to oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. Chronic body pains and aches, fatigue, skin problems, diabetes and autoimmune conditions are just some of the conditions related to inflammation.

10. Can contribute to and even cause osteoporosis

It is well-known that coffee changes our body pH to a lower, and thus more acidic, level. A low pH (which means a more acidic body) can contribute to osteoporosis.

This study has confirmed that habitual coffee drinking among postmenopausal women was the leading cause of osteoporosis.

11. Can cause insomnia and poor sleep

This study showed that 400mg of “caffeine taken 6 hours before bedtime has important disruptive [sleep] effects.”

This rich creamy and lightly sweet beverage is something you’re sure to enjoy!

Turmeric Tea Recipe

Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Pour coconut milk and water into the saucepan and warm for 2 minutes
  2. Add in butter, raw honey and turmeric powder for another 2 minutes
  3. Stir and pour into glasses.

You  have to exercise caution when combining it with medications or supplements taken to slow down blood clotting. Turmeric supplements must be stopped two weeks prior to a surger

 

11. Infrared Sauna Therapy 

Infrared saunas help your body  balance hormones by increasing your metabolic rate, helps to release a toxins, including heavy metals like mercury and lead, and environmental chemicals, it also assists in weight loss by helping you burn up to 600 calories in a single sauna session and is comparable are to a 6 to 9 mile run. It Increases your circulation, and helps to purifies your skin.

12. Magnesium Oil

Mineral balance goes hand-and-hand with hormone balance.

Calming Magnesium Body Butter 

My homemade magnesium body butter will help replace the magnesium that our bodies need to thrive to survive.  I always try to apply a little to my feet and shoulders before bed. This helps me relax and also get a fantastic night’s sleep.  It’s pretty easy to make and the benefits are overwhelming. Magnesium deficiency is very common and it mimics other common symptoms and many other conditions like, being tired and felling run down, not sleeping well, getting headaches, gut issues, and even feeling stressed and anxious.

Here is a list of things that can lower our magnesium levels:

Too much caffeine

Processed food and Sugar

Too much stress

Poor sleep habits

Calming Magnesium Body Butter

1/2 cup cocoa butter

1/2 cup of coconut oil and melt

1/4 cup magnesium oil

Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil,

Add 10 drops cedarwood essential oil

Add 10 drops frankincense essential oil

Place a heat-safe glass measuring cup/bowl inside a pot that has 1-2 inches of simmering water over medium heat. Add the cocoa butter & Melt it in your double boiler until it’s completely melted.

Remove the cocoa butter from heat, and add 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil to the melted cocoa butter and stir until completely the coconut oil has melted. Next add 1/4 cup magnesium oil to the mixture and combine. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to cool for about 30-60 minutes (until it is cooled completely). After the mixture has completely cooled and became a solid. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to whip it.  Start on low and increase speed slowly.  Whip for about 3-5 minutes. Next add the 10 drops each of lavender essential oil, the 10 drops of cedar wood essential oil, and the 10 drops of frankincense essential oil.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue whipping for another 5 minutes or so, until the magnesium body butter is light and fluffy.  The color of the magnesium body butter will change from yellow to a pale ivory and almost white color. Lastly put the magnesium body butter into mason jars and seal tightly with a lid. Make sure to label and date the top of the lid. This recipe makes enough for two 4 oz. glass jars.

13. Avoid SOY!

Soy not only disrupts hormones by mimicking estrogen in your body but it also causes  inflammation,  contributes to leaky gut syndrome and most likely has been genetically modified (GMO). Start reading your labels. you will be surprised how companies will sneak in soy.

Brilliant marketing campaigns have lead you to believe that soy products are healthy but in fact its completely the opposite. Soy products are not healthy foods. Eating soy frequently can potentially lead to numerous other health issues.

For centuries, Asian people have been consuming fermented soy products such as natto, tempeh, and soy sauce, and enjoying the health benefits. Fermented soy does not wreak havoc on your body like unfermented soy products do.

The issue with soy is most soy today contains something called phytoestrogens, and these phytoestrogens are estrogen mimickers in the body. And so, if you’re a male consuming extra estrogen, it’s going to give you more feminine characteristics.

If you’re a woman consuming foods that increase estrogen levels, it’s going to increase your risk of breast cancer, cervical cancer, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and other hormone imbalance-related disorders.

Many have felt as if they needed a diary substitute since they couldn’t tolerate dairy. Actually your body was doing  you a even bigger favor.

For starters, some chemicals such as isoflavones, found in soy products like soy milk or edamame, can intercept your thyroid’s ability to make hormones if you’re not getting enough iodine.

Soybeans are one of the crops that are being genetically modified. Since 1997 GMO soybeans are being used in an increasing number of products.

Dr. Kaayla Daniel, author of The Whole Soy Story, points out thousands of studies linking soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, immune-system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders and infertility—even cancer and heart disease. Here is just a sampling of the health effects that have been linked to soy consumption:

  • Breast cancer
  • Brain damage
  • Infant abnormalities
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Kidney stones
  • Immune system impairment
  • Severe, potentially fatal food allergies
  • Impaired fertility
  • Danger during pregnancy and nursing

Final thoughts on Soy: Soy is terrible – contains trypsin inhibitors, is a source of xenoestrogens, even if it’s organic, and if it’s GMO, it also comes with a lot of glyphosate and other pesticide residues. Avoid it like the black plague.

 

14. Invest in a water filter

The water that comes from your sink probably contains chlorine or fluoride (or both)—which can also disrupt the thyroid by interfering with its ability to absorb iodine properly that it needs to produce hormones.  I use a Berkey Water Tank.

 

15. Start making your own household cleaning supplies and body lotions 

It’s not enough to be aware of all the outdoor chemicals that we are exposed to everyday but inside our homes we can have more power and control. We are a walking human chemical experiment for companies and they don’t care about our health just lining their pockets with money. As humans, we need to open up our eyes and use a little common sense. We can be more aware about using chemical cleaners, paints, glues, body lotions, toothpastes, underarm deodorants, hair products and pesticides. Instead use products that don’t pollute our very own bodies. We must read labels, make our own products and do our own research. I can’t stress this enough. We must take a stand for our health. Stop using commercial products that are laced with unknown and harmful body damaging products. Your Thyroid hormones affect every organ in your body, every tissue and every single cell.

16. Drink plenty of water!

Drinking Water will help your body maintain the Balance of Bodily Fluids. Your body is made up of  60% water. The liquid helps your bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and control of bodies temperature. Try to think of water as a necessary nutrient to keep your body working.   if your Cells don’t maintain enough fluids and electrolytes it can result in muscle fatigue.

17. Food allergies 

If you allergic to certain foods it is will involve your the immune system. Your know that your immune system controls how your body defends itself. For example if you have a food allergy to cow’s milk, your immune system will see cow’s milk as an invader. Inreturn your immune system overreacts by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies travel to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction to start fighting for your body. Being tested for food allergies seems to be easiest way to check to see if you have any food allergies so you can start avoiding these foods and help your immune system become strong again.

 

Please check out my books online @ Amazon, Barnes n Noble or Books a Million.    

Holiday Hypothyroidism

Finally a Holiday cookbook that will have you sincerely appreciating all the hard work that I put into creating it. This cookbook not only has recipes that caters to your hypothyroidism but the recipes are extremely easy to prepare while still being delicious as they promote your health, help you begin to heal, and you’re eating cleaner on top of it all. These recipes can be used year-round not only around the holidays and will be a great addition to your library. I hope you find this Holiday book a godsend to the particularly crazy holiday season. This book includes a good variety of recipes that I know you will find to be delicious, full of flavor, healthy and just perfect for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table. From appetizers to main meals, side dishes and desserts these recipes are just wonderfully delicious. I am not kidding when I tell you that the recipe options in this book are endless and you won’t be disappointed! You will be able to find that perfect recipe in this book that makes your taste buds soar, fits your dietary needs and has your family bragging on your cooking skills. They may even think you secretly took lessons from Gordon Ramsay or Julia Childs

holidaybookpicture

Secrets to my Hypothyroidism Success: A personal guide to Hypothyroidism freedom

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 want 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. Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek. I hope this book 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

secretstomyhypothyroidismsuccess

The Best Little Hypothyroidism Autumn Cookbook

I wanted to create a fall cookbook for those of us suffering from hypothyroidism that makes you feel as if you’re inviting an old friend in for coffee. If you’ve been considering switching to a hypothyroidism diet, you may be wondering if you have to give up your favorite foods along with flavor. This is far from the truth. Switching to a hypothyroidism diet means that you are catering to heal your thyroid. You can still enjoy your favorite fall recipes following a hypothyroidism diet- you’ll just need to learn what substitutions you will need to make to create wonderful fall hypothyroidism recipes. This is where this book that I’ve written for you comes into play. In this book, you will find a collection of many fall favorite recipes that you and your family are sure to love. If you’ve ever considered a hypothyroidism diet, this recipe book is a great starting resource.

thebestlittlehypothyroidismcookbook

Hashimoto’s crock-pot recipes: Added Bonus: How I put my Hashimoto’s into remission

There’s nothing like the aroma of a home-cooked dinner welcoming you at the door. No time to be in the kitchen? The wonderful thing about a crock pot is you have little prep time. You won’t have to stand over a hot stove cooking your food and it’s perfect for those hectic days. We all want that convenience! Do you need foods that promote thyroid health? You can start today healing your body from the inside out. Over 101 wholesome and nourishing Hashimoto’s fighting recipes that will cater to your mind, body and soul. This helpful book will start to guide you in the right direction along with a step by step plan that is clear and doable.
It’s not about being skinny, it’s about energy, vitality & feeling good when you look in the mirror.

hashimotoscrockpotrecipepicture

 

 A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty.

Do you need foods that promote your thyroid health? Let’s heal your body from the inside out. 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’ve included 101 hypothyroidism fighting recipes that cook themselves. Our main concern is kicking hypothyroidism’s booty. I hope this book inspires you to use your slow cooker more often and create your own new recipes. Let’s together shed those extra pounds, regain your self-confidence and vitality back into your life.

asurvivorspicture

Hypothyroidism: The beginners Guide

This book thanks everyone suffering from hypothyroidism and looking for answers. Hypothyroidism is the kind of disease that carries a bit of mystery with it. This book is not for readers looking for quick answers. There is not one size fits all. You have to be in charge of your health. I didn’t write this book to sell you any “snake oil” in a bottle. I’ve written this book to be an eye opener for you and to share with you what I have learned on my journey. The solutions in this book has helped so many people. There are many incredible holistic practitioners, authors and researchers with experience and expertise in this area. 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. Get ready to go on a journey of discovery where you are going to learn how everything ties into one. A lack of knowledge is a lack of power.

hypothyroidismthebeginnersguide

Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty, The Slow Cooker way: 101 Slow Cooker recipes!

I wanted to create a user-friendly handbook to help anyone affected by this disorder. I’ve seen many doctors over the years and none offered me ideas on diet change. I’ve included recipes, ideas on solutions for a healthier home, what you should be eating and shouldn’t, how to shed those extra pounds, regain your self-confidence and vitality back into your life. I want you to feel strong, sexy, and beautiful. This is my heartfelt guide to you. Together, once again, you can start to gain that wonderful life that you deserve. I am a student in this thing called life. I want to be remembered as a pioneer who thought, imagined, and inspired. What we feel at times is the impossible or unthinkable. Life is a wonderful journey.

asurvivorsguidetokickinghypothyroidismslowcooker

Reset Your Thyroid, 21 day Meal plan Thyroid reboot

This is a 21-day Meal plan to reset your thyroid and jump start your weight loss journey. It is filled with 21 breakfast recipes, 21 lunch recipes and 21 dinner recipes. They are packed full of nutrients, healthy fats and proteins. All are easy to make and I’ve done all the thinking for you! All you have to do is prepare the foods and eat. 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.

resetyourthyroid

Hypothyroidism Clarity

Hypothyroidism clarity is designed to help give you FREEDOM and EMPOWERMENT. I’m sharing the EXACT STEPS I’ve used to overcome my 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.

hypothyroidismclarity

 

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.

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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.

 

references:

https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/mindfulness-meditation-associated-lower-stress-hormone

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/

http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/111609p38.shtml

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9811169

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9811169

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573577/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3283954/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1801818/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3079864/

https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/170-scientific-reasons-to-lose-the-soy-in-your-diet/

https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/6-reasons-to-drink-water#1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that the vagina is an absorbent organ?

organic cotton

Did you know that the vagina is an absorbent organ? “The vagina is a mucus membrane and organic tampons and pads seem to be the latest trend. Chemophobia has sweep over the feminine hygiene aisle and it’s a multi-billion dollar organic industry. The U.S. organic market is big business with over $43.3 billion in sales in 2015.

No only is your overall health and well-being affected by what foods you consume but it’s also affected by stress, environmental endocrine disrupting chemical’s (EDC), lotions and potions you apply to your body,  medications and many other factors.

Most of the pads and tampons on the market have been bleached with chlorine and the cotton has been sprayed with a Pesticide-residue. Chlorine leads to a toxic byproduct called dioxin, which is linked to cancer as it’s a known carcinogen and endometriosis. Dioxin can also be found in the air, water, and ground. Let me not fail to mention the toxic heavy metal dyes that could be on the on the cord of your tampon.

The FDA oversees tampons and considers them a class II medical device (some pregnancy test kits and contact lenses are also considered class II medical devices). There are three classes of medical devices—class I, class II, and class III—and class I devices are considered the lowest risk (dental floss is a class I device, for example). Class II devices are higher-risk than class I and “require greater regulatory controls to provide reasonable assurance of the device’s safety and effectiveness,” the FDA says, noting that condoms are classified as Class II devices.

If you’re already on the organic,eating clean and pesticide free, band wagon: inserting unnecessary chemicals in your vagina should spark some sort of interest.

As I further investigate, I’ve found that Organic tampons are not entirely pesticide-free.  The crops are sprayed with a insecticide application.

The FDA considers cotton as a food crop even if its going to be used for textile purposes. Code of Federal Regulations: Title 21: Food and Drugs, Part 172 that “cottonseed products may be used for human consumption.”

There are many products used by women that have Both BPA and phthalates in them such as odor control items, soaps, body washes, douches, pre-moistened wipes, towelettes,  powders and deodorant sprays. What do all these daily used items have in common? They all are “endocrine disruptors.” Endocrine disruptors are the nasty little chemicals that interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune destroying side effects.

Are organic tampons necessarily better than the “traditional” non-organic ones you’ve been using since you started menstruating?  The FDA’s regulations are the same regardless if it’s organic or conventional tampons/pads and they both have same level of absorbency. If the tampons you’re using has a plastic applicator it will contain phthalates in that plastic so why not use a tampon that has a non plastic applicator?  If you find that you have a burning sensation or itchy when using conventional  tampons that can be caused by an allergic reactions to the fragrances; why not switch to a fragrance free brand?  If you want to completely eliminate all soaps, perfumes and fragrances that are used in most brands, find a brand that doesn’t have any of these things in them even if its going to a organic brand. No need to worry about  Toxic Shock Syndrome  which is a rare, life-threatening bacterial condition that were linked to super absorbency tampons, and the FDA has stopped manufacturers from making those anyways. There is such a thing called Toxic Shock Sydrome and you should change out your tampons every two hours never ever leave them in longer than 8 or you will have a chance of getting TSS.  Since the late 1990’s they are now using a type of   chlorine-free bleaching process for all tampons organic or conventional  but even with that process a small level of the dioxin hazard can be even found  in all tampons even 100% cotton ones. 

My take on all of this is; it’s really a personal decision. If you are still bombarding your body with these over the counter Endocrine disruptors that women use in everyday products whats the use of trying to use organic tampons and pads? If you are making your own products, clean eating and are aware of the things that you stick in your body and on your body then YES, Organic tampons and pads could be the new route for you to consider.  I’ve found some organic pads at Target the other day for the same price as the name brand pads that I’ve been using ( $6.99). I grabbed a pack and I like them.

One or two big arrows will kill you just like a thousand tiny ones.

 

There are period alternatives for people who prefer not using pads or tampons.

Period panties, menstrual cups, sea sponges, washable reusable Cloth Pads and Beppy Sponges.

No, I am not making any profit off this link.

https://www.shethinx.com/

Please check out my books online @ Amazon, Barnes n Noble or Books a Million.    

Holiday Hypothyroidism

Finally a Holiday cookbook that will have you sincerely appreciating all the hard work that I put into creating it. This cookbook not only has recipes that caters to your hypothyroidism but the recipes are extremely easy to prepare while still being delicious as they promote your health, help you begin to heal, and you’re eating cleaner on top of it all. These recipes can be used year-round not only around the holidays and will be a great addition to your library. I hope you find this Holiday book a godsend to the particularly crazy holiday season. This book includes a good variety of recipes that I know you will find to be delicious, full of flavor, healthy and just perfect for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table. From appetizers to main meals, side dishes and desserts these recipes are just wonderfully delicious. I am not kidding when I tell you that the recipe options in this book are endless and you won’t be disappointed! You will be able to find that perfect recipe in this book that makes your taste buds soar, fits your dietary needs and has your family bragging on your cooking skills. They may even think you secretly took lessons from Gordon Ramsay or Julia Childs

holidaybookpicture

Secrets to my Hypothyroidism Success: A personal guide to Hypothyroidism freedom

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 want 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. Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek. I hope this book 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

secretstomyhypothyroidismsuccess

The Best Little Hypothyroidism Autumn Cookbook

I wanted to create a fall cookbook for those of us suffering from hypothyroidism that makes you feel as if you’re inviting an old friend in for coffee. If you’ve been considering switching to a hypothyroidism diet, you may be wondering if you have to give up your favorite foods along with flavor. This is far from the truth. Switching to a hypothyroidism diet means that you are catering to heal your thyroid. You can still enjoy your favorite fall recipes following a hypothyroidism diet- you’ll just need to learn what substitutions you will need to make to create wonderful fall hypothyroidism recipes. This is where this book that I’ve written for you comes into play. In this book, you will find a collection of many fall favorite recipes that you and your family are sure to love. If you’ve ever considered a hypothyroidism diet, this recipe book is a great starting resource.

thebestlittlehypothyroidismcookbook

Hashimoto’s crock-pot recipes: Added Bonus: How I put my Hashimoto’s into remission

There’s nothing like the aroma of a home-cooked dinner welcoming you at the door. No time to be in the kitchen? The wonderful thing about a crock pot is you have little prep time. You won’t have to stand over a hot stove cooking your food and it’s perfect for those hectic days. We all want that convenience! Do you need foods that promote thyroid health? You can start today healing your body from the inside out. Over 101 wholesome and nourishing Hashimoto’s fighting recipes that will cater to your mind, body and soul. This helpful book will start to guide you in the right direction along with a step by step plan that is clear and doable.
It’s not about being skinny, it’s about energy, vitality & feeling good when you look in the mirror.

hashimotoscrockpotrecipepicture

 

 A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty.

Do you need foods that promote your thyroid health? Let’s heal your body from the inside out. 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’ve included 101 hypothyroidism fighting recipes that cook themselves. Our main concern is kicking hypothyroidism’s booty. I hope this book inspires you to use your slow cooker more often and create your own new recipes. Let’s together shed those extra pounds, regain your self-confidence and vitality back into your life.

asurvivorspicture

Hypothyroidism: The beginners Guide

This book thanks everyone suffering from hypothyroidism and looking for answers. Hypothyroidism is the kind of disease that carries a bit of mystery with it. This book is not for readers looking for quick answers. There is not one size fits all. You have to be in charge of your health. I didn’t write this book to sell you any “snake oil” in a bottle. I’ve written this book to be an eye opener for you and to share with you what I have learned on my journey. The solutions in this book has helped so many people. There are many incredible holistic practitioners, authors and researchers with experience and expertise in this area. 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. Get ready to go on a journey of discovery where you are going to learn how everything ties into one. A lack of knowledge is a lack of power.

hypothyroidismthebeginnersguide

Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty, The Slow Cooker way: 101 Slow Cooker recipes!

I wanted to create a user-friendly handbook to help anyone affected by this disorder. I’ve seen many doctors over the years and none offered me ideas on diet change. I’ve included recipes, ideas on solutions for a healthier home, what you should be eating and shouldn’t, how to shed those extra pounds, regain your self-confidence and vitality back into your life. I want you to feel strong, sexy, and beautiful. This is my heartfelt guide to you. Together, once again, you can start to gain that wonderful life that you deserve. I am a student in this thing called life. I want to be remembered as a pioneer who thought, imagined, and inspired. What we feel at times is the impossible or unthinkable. Life is a wonderful journey.

asurvivorsguidetokickinghypothyroidismslowcooker

Reset Your Thyroid, 21 day Meal plan Thyroid reboot

This is a 21-day Meal plan to reset your thyroid and jump start your weight loss journey. It is filled with 21 breakfast recipes, 21 lunch recipes and 21 dinner recipes. They are packed full of nutrients, healthy fats and proteins. All are easy to make and I’ve done all the thinking for you! All you have to do is prepare the foods and eat. 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.

resetyourthyroid

Hypothyroidism Clarity

Hypothyroidism clarity is designed to help give you FREEDOM and EMPOWERMENT. I’m sharing the EXACT STEPS I’ve used to overcome my 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.

hypothyroidismclarity

organic cotton

 

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.

13263952_10209551660887161_2954231304874132931_n
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.
organic cotton

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.

 

organic cotton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to make your very own nontoxic Homemade Vaseline

If you haven’t heard Vaseline is made of petroleum jelly that is a byproduct of the oil industry. Recent studies reported by the Chemtox website suggest dangerous side effects of toxic petroleum ingredients: “Petroleum based chemicals are being found to cause significant effects to the nervous system and immune system after prolonged exposure. Illnesses identified in the medical research include adult and child cancers, numerous neurological disorders, immune system weakening, autoimmune disorders [and more].” Also, Research done by the Environmental Working Group states that petroleum-based cosmetic ingredients can be contaminated with a cancer-causing impurity called 1,4-dioxane.”  Here is my solution to this problem! Make your own. Very easy and simple to make!

Homemade “Vaseline”

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil (optional or your favorite smell)

Over medium heat you want to melt the coconut oil and beeswax to combine. After its melted remove from the heat, pour in the EVOO and mix the ingredients together. Allow it to cool but you want it still pour-able so you can pour the mixture into a mason jar and add  your essential oil which is optional.  This homemade Vaseline will keep fresh on the counter for up to a year.

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Holiday Hypothyroidism

Finally a Holiday cookbook that will have you sincerely appreciating all the hard work that I put into creating it. This cookbook not only has recipes that caters to your hypothyroidism but the recipes are extremely easy to prepare while still being delicious as they promote your health, help you begin to heal, and you’re eating cleaner on top of it all. These recipes can be used year-round not only around the holidays and will be a great addition to your library. I hope you find this Holiday book a godsend to the particularly crazy holiday season. This book includes a good variety of recipes that I know you will find to be delicious, full of flavor, healthy and just perfect for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table. From appetizers to main meals, side dishes and desserts these recipes are just wonderfully delicious. I am not kidding when I tell you that the recipe options in this book are endless and you won’t be disappointed! You will be able to find that perfect recipe in this book that makes your taste buds soar, fits your dietary needs and has your family bragging on your cooking skills. They may even think you secretly took lessons from Gordon Ramsay or Julia Childs

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Secrets to my Hypothyroidism Success: A personal guide to Hypothyroidism freedom

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 want 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. Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek. I hope this book 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

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The Best Little Hypothyroidism Autumn Cookbook

I wanted to create a fall cookbook for those of us suffering from hypothyroidism that makes you feel as if you’re inviting an old friend in for coffee. If you’ve been considering switching to a hypothyroidism diet, you may be wondering if you have to give up your favorite foods along with flavor. This is far from the truth. Switching to a hypothyroidism diet means that you are catering to heal your thyroid. You can still enjoy your favorite fall recipes following a hypothyroidism diet- you’ll just need to learn what substitutions you will need to make to create wonderful fall hypothyroidism recipes. This is where this book that I’ve written for you comes into play. In this book, you will find a collection of many fall favorite recipes that you and your family are sure to love. If you’ve ever considered a hypothyroidism diet, this recipe book is a great starting resource.

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Hashimoto’s crock-pot recipes: Added Bonus: How I put my Hashimoto’s into remission

There’s nothing like the aroma of a home-cooked dinner welcoming you at the door. No time to be in the kitchen? The wonderful thing about a crock pot is you have little prep time. You won’t have to stand over a hot stove cooking your food and it’s perfect for those hectic days. We all want that convenience! Do you need foods that promote thyroid health? You can start today healing your body from the inside out. Over 101 wholesome and nourishing Hashimoto’s fighting recipes that will cater to your mind, body and soul. This helpful book will start to guide you in the right direction along with a step by step plan that is clear and doable.
It’s not about being skinny, it’s about energy, vitality & feeling good when you look in the mirror.

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 A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty.

Do you need foods that promote your thyroid health? Let’s heal your body from the inside out. 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’ve included 101 hypothyroidism fighting recipes that cook themselves. Our main concern is kicking hypothyroidism’s booty. I hope this book inspires you to use your slow cooker more often and create your own new recipes. Let’s together shed those extra pounds, regain your self-confidence and vitality back into your life.

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Hypothyroidism: The beginners Guide

This book thanks everyone suffering from hypothyroidism and looking for answers. Hypothyroidism is the kind of disease that carries a bit of mystery with it. This book is not for readers looking for quick answers. There is not one size fits all. You have to be in charge of your health. I didn’t write this book to sell you any “snake oil” in a bottle. I’ve written this book to be an eye opener for you and to share with you what I have learned on my journey. The solutions in this book has helped so many people. There are many incredible holistic practitioners, authors and researchers with experience and expertise in this area. 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. Get ready to go on a journey of discovery where you are going to learn how everything ties into one. A lack of knowledge is a lack of power.

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Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty, The Slow Cooker way: 101 Slow Cooker recipes!

I wanted to create a user-friendly handbook to help anyone affected by this disorder. I’ve seen many doctors over the years and none offered me ideas on diet change. I’ve included recipes, ideas on solutions for a healthier home, what you should be eating and shouldn’t, how to shed those extra pounds, regain your self-confidence and vitality back into your life. I want you to feel strong, sexy, and beautiful. This is my heartfelt guide to you. Together, once again, you can start to gain that wonderful life that you deserve. I am a student in this thing called life. I want to be remembered as a pioneer who thought, imagined, and inspired. What we feel at times is the impossible or unthinkable. Life is a wonderful journey.

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Reset Your Thyroid, 21 day Meal plan Thyroid reboot

This is a 21-day Meal plan to reset your thyroid and jump start your weight loss journey. It is filled with 21 breakfast recipes, 21 lunch recipes and 21 dinner recipes. They are packed full of nutrients, healthy fats and proteins. All are easy to make and I’ve done all the thinking for you! All you have to do is prepare the foods and eat. 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.

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Hypothyroidism Clarity

Hypothyroidism clarity is designed to help give you FREEDOM and EMPOWERMENT. I’m sharing the EXACT STEPS I’ve used to overcome my 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

Hashimoto’s Crock-pot Recipes

There’s nothing like the aroma of a home-cooked dinner welcoming you at the door. No time to be in the kitchen? The wonderful thing about a crock pot is you have little prep time. You won’t have to stand over a hot stove cooking your food and it’s perfect for those hectic days. We all want that convenience! Do you need foods that promote thyroid health? You can start today healing your body from the inside out. Over 101 wholesome and nourishing Hashimoto’s fighting recipes that will cater to your mind, body and soul. This helpful book will start to guide you in the right direction along with a step by step plan that is clear and doable. It’s not about being skinny, it’s about energy, vitality & feeling good when you look in the mirror.

You will find awesome recipes like-

Wild Rice with Cranberries and Mushrooms

Wild rice has a wonderfully gluten free nutty flavor and is actually considered an edible grass. Has twice as much protein as brown rice, very rich in antioxidants, high fiber content, essential minerals such as phosphorus, zinc, magnesium and folate, Vitamins A, C and E. Wild rice could even turn out to be one of nature’s superfoods. In Chinese medicine wild rice is used as a treatment for diabetes for it might help to reduce insulin resistance.  White button mushrooms can help enhance weight loss and it’s a good source of vitamin D, it has anti-inflammatory benefits, excellent for diabetic’s, helps to protect your liver and kidneys, increases blood flow, helps normalize your cholesterol levels. Mushrooms contain loads of vitamin B2 and vitamin B3 (niacin), just enough to jump start that metabolism.  Dried cranberries has antioxidants and can help reduce inflammation. Sounds like this dish is one of those must-eat for your health! Who knew being healthy can taste so good?

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice

1 tablespoon Ghee or coconut oil, melted

¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt or Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

¼ cup red onion, diced

2 cans (14 ounces each) vegetable broth

½ cup of white button mushrooms, diced

½ cup slivered almonds

1/3 cup dried cranberries

Directions

Rinse the wild rice in cold water in a mesh strainer.  Sauté the onions in 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or ghee. Mix all ingredients except almonds and cranberries. Cover with lid and allow to cook on low heat setting 5 hours until wild rice is tender. In ungreased cast iron skillet, heat almonds over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until they start to brown, once it begins to brown , keep stirring until golden brown and smelling wonderfully fragrant; Stir in almonds and cranberries into rice mixture. Cover and cook on low heat additional 15 minutes. Ladle into bowls and serve.

 

Turkey Soup

1 1/2 lb. fresh turkey breast, skin on

3-4 cloves garlic, chopped

Half a red onion, finely dived

2 ribs of celery, trimmed and chopped

4 large carrots, sliced (I plan on one carrot per person)

Half a medium-large winter squash, peeled and cubed

Himalayan Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Italian style herbs, to taste (basil, rosemary, thyme, marjoram)

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Fresh cold water, as needed

Fresh chopped parsley, for serving

Place turkey breast in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with chopped garlic, onion, celery, carrots, squash. Season sea salt, pepper and Italian herbs. Add the vinegar. Pour just enough of water over the turkey and veggies until submerged.

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8. Take the turkey out of the slow cooker. Remove the piece of skin and discard. Shred the cooked turkey into pieces, using two forks. Add the shredded turkey back to the slow cooker.   Taste to see if you need to adjust the seasonings.

 

Santa Fe Chicken Chili

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium sweet onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2-1 teaspoon ground cumin, to taste

1/4-1 teaspoon ground cayenne or chipotle pepper, to taste

1 sweet potato, peeled, diced

2 15-oz. cans pinto or white beans, rinsed, drained

1 28-oz. can Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Tomatoes, with juice

8-oz. (1 cup) chopped roasted green chilies- mild or hot

2 cups chicken broth, more if needed

1 tablespoon balsamic or apple cider vinegar

2 heaping cups cooked chicken pieces- diced

Juice of 1 lime, or to taste

Place everything in the slow cooker. Cook 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low.

My Pumpkin Corn Muffins would be a tasty addition.

 

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