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Hypothyroidism and Soy

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but soy is NOT a health food nor your friend. It’s most definitely not a heart healthy or “good for your thyroid” food either.
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).
Have you noticed the “heart healthy” label from the American Heart Association on soy products? This friendly heart symbol is the result of the US Food and Drug Association deciding about 20 years ago upon some research that soy can lower the risk of heart disease. Sure, it can decrease and lower ‘so-called” bad cholesterol on a very small percentage scale but they fail to tell you the other side to the story.
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).
In their assessment from 19 out of the 46 studies it showed a decrease in ‘so-called” bad cholesterol but did you know that it’s been proven that many elderly women who had higher cholesterol levels actually lived longer!
(On a side note: After my husband had his heart attack. Yes, it is in his genetic makeup and yes, he was eating badly. His father had 3 heart attacks before the last one killed my father in law. His heart doctor wanted my husband on statin medication and my husband is one of those people who takes what the doctor prescribes but I had to show him, argue with him, plead with him and show him the research where statin drugs were not for him. Now, to this day. He thanks me for being so persistent to his stubbornness. Statin drugs have been pushed on people to lower their cholesterol levels saying it can lower your chances of a heart attack and stroke but no one not even the doctors were telling people what horrible life altering even death in some cases side effects these ‘statin” drugs were having on people. They have been linked to muscle pain, digestive problems, mental fuzziness, liver damage and even death. Do the medications really benefit the person? You must ask yourself. Is it worth the risk? That is your call completely but you can naturally lower your cholesterol if it bothered you with your diet or if it were having an adverse impact on your life… NATURALLY lower it without medication.
You see this friendly heart symbol on unhealthy boxes of cereals, packaged soy milk, edamame, vegetable oils, tofu, High-protein energy bars and snacks or even soy burgers at any given American grocery store. Companies can also take advantage and misuse this heart healthy symbol if they include soy protein on the ingredient list on their highly over processed food aka crap! There is a new trend of soy-based products like the Impossible burger and many more Americans are drinking less cow’s milk and more plant based milks.
Once you begin to read labels then you will start noticing how many companies sneak in soy in the ingredient list.
Brilliant marketing campaigns have lead you to believe that soy products are healthy but in fact it’s completely the opposite.
Soy is cheap to use and it seems to be in everything!
For centuries, Asian people have been consuming fermented soy products such as natto, tempeh, fermented soy sauce, and enjoying the health benefits but there is a difference between real, organic, traditionally fermented soy and unfermented soy. Fermented soy does not wreak havoc on your body like unfermented soy products do and unfermented soy is cheap.
The other issue with soy is that 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 switched to soy milk because they felt they needed a diary substitute since they couldn’t tolerate dairy. Actually your body was doing you an even bigger favor. Cow milk was made for cow’s not humans. We’ve been lied to again. You don’t need milk from cows to get vitamin d! Vitamin D is added to the cow’s milk. You can naturally get your daily dose of vitamin d from 15 minutes of sunlight each day.
There are some chemicals such as isoflavones, found in soy products like soy milk or edamame, that will halter and 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

My final thoughts on Soy are: Soy is terrible – avoid it like the black plague. It contains trypsin inhibitors, is a source of xenoestrogens, even if it’s organic, it comes with a lot of glyphosate and other pesticide residues and will mimic estrogen in your body plus cause inflammation, contributes to leaky gut syndrome and most likely have been genetically modified (GMO).
Personally, I find coconut aminos are a healthier alternative.

 

A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook For Hypothyroidism: Unlock the Secrets That Help You Begin to Heal and Get Out of Hypothyroidism Survival Mode

holygrailbook

Just like you, my story is unique. For so many wasted years, I was a shamed of my struggles, particularly with my body image and embarrassed about my mental health. I couldn’t seem to manage my anxiety nor my OCD. I found myself unsure by my imperfect journey and it seemed for many years that I actually lost myself on this stretch of road that I’ve been traveling on. I didn’t like what I seen in the mirror, all the mistakes I’ve made, my flaws, my inability to control the chaos in my head and most importantly the struggles with my weight. I’ve learned that the mistakes where lessons to get me to where I am today and I couldn’t become who I needed to be if I didn’t travel that uncertain road. I had to stop being concerned with what was behind me! It was behind me for a reason. I’m actually a better person because of it. I dusted myself off and keep going. I started to understand that everything that glitters isn’t gold. I couldn’t be fooled by those SHINY OBJECTS. People that you meet don’t always let you know about their failures. Nine times out of ten they only allow you to see what they want you to see and for you to believe their always winning. I had to learn to stay in my lane and I knew that I would arrive. Anything that I had missed along the journey wasn’t meant for me. I looked myself in the mirror and told myself that: Someone wants what I have!
That MY gift that I am sitting on isn’t mine to keep. I needed to,” Write that book”! My gift means the world to someone else. I knew this in my heart. I felt it in my soul and GOD allowed me to feel it in my spirit.
This book gives me an opportunity to bond with YOU, and my community. I am happy you are here. Let me say it again, I am happy that you are here. I’ve read countless times where people are asking me about losing large amount of hair in their shower, severe dry skin, unable to lose weight and although they might have bought the products from whole foods, it’s just not working! So, it’s my JOY to turn your issue into a solution that is written in this book. Sometimes in life we just need clarity. You have to step out of your comfort zone and focus on where your path is headed. You were born with the capacity of abundance. You need to clear away any of the emotional, mental and energetic debris that is in the way of your ability to see who you really are in order to create the life you really deserve.

 

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.

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 over 10 books that aren’t listed here but some of her books are : 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.  This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

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

Medications that work AGAINST your HYPOTHYROIDISM

This is such an important yet touchy topic. Medications that you take can be thyroid suppressive. Many S.S.R.I. anti-depressant drugs have fluoride as their main ingredient. Fluoride is a very sneaky endocrine disruptor where the body mistakes it for something else and actually it will recognize it as iodine. Iodine is vital for every major function in the body. You see, our body is absorbing this fluoride believing it to be this fake iodine and placing it into all the human organs where it will have remain mostly stored. Fluoride is mimicking iodine. This big pretender manifests itself where it will build up over time on a cellular level in every major organ because very little of the fluoride that is absorbed and stored in our organs will be removed as a waste product in our urine or sweat. Continuous absorption of fluoride builds up in our tissues and eventually will lead to toxicity in the body. This can also cause lesions on the thyroid gland. Fluoride is also found in our tap water, bottled water, toothpastes, mouth rinses, pesticides and used as cleaning agents.

Did you know that only 10% of an individual’s serotonin is used by your brain, while about 80% of it is used by your digestive system?

Most of us know that serotonin is a chemical in the brain that can affect our mood. It is known as a neurotransmitter, although some consider it to be a hormone. This neurotransmitter aka hormone is 80% produced in the intestines and 10% in the brain. We can also find it floating around in our blood platelets as well in our central nervous system too.

Our gut plays a major role when it comes to our mood. If we eat foods that contain the essential amino acid known as tryptophan. This can help the body to produce more serotonin. Foods, including salmon, eggs, spinach, and seeds are among those that help boost serotonin naturally. Taking a supplement that has omega 3, 7 & 9 along with a good vitamin d has been known to help people with depression in healthy adults but the studies are still on going. ( https://www.vitalstudy.org/) and it has had promising results with postpartum depression, psychiatric conditions including schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and attention deficit disorder but the studies are still ongoing and not enough evidence to crack this case just yet. Up to this time more research is needed but it certainly promising.  

A leaking gut is a terrible thing and I discuss it further in my book A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook For Hypothyroidism: Unlock the Secrets That Help You Begin to Heal and Get Out of Hypothyroidism Survival Mode

  but healing your gut can solve many problems people are faced with their failing health. Without your body being able to absorb the proper nutrients, your hypothyroidism will never begin to heal, because this nutrient serotonin is a major player and is needed to balance the hormones and to start to strengthen your thyroid.

Some medications that people take can be the root of many nutritional deficiencies. Some medications are the main reason why their thyroid became suppressed and they have been now diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Many different drugs can affect thyroid function. A small batch of medications including glucocorticoids, dopamine agonists, somatostatin analogs and rexinoids affect thyroid function through suppression of TSH in the thyrotrope (thyrotrophs) or hypothalamus.

Thyrotropes (also called thyrotrophs) are endocrine cells in the anterior pituitary which produce thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in response to thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH). The hypothalamus is a small region of the brain. It’s located at the base of the brain, near the pituitary gland. While it’s very small, the hypothalamus plays a crucial role in many important functions, including: releasing hormones.

 Drugs known to affect thyroid function in patients with an intact hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis.

What can happen in your body when these medications are taken are in italics and underlined. These two charts were made public for anyone to view. I found these easily online with one simple search. They were researched, created and written by Bryan R. Haugen, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pathology. University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, MS 8106, PO box 6511, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA. You can look him up to find more brilliantly written articles and his research on the thyroid.

Inhibition of T4/T3 synthesis

Propylthiouracil

Methimazole

Inhibition of T4/T3 secretion

Lithium

Iodide

Amiodarone

Aminoglutethimide

Thyroiditis

Interferon

Interleukin-2

Amiodarone

Sunitinib**

Jod-Basedow Hyperthyroidism

Iodide

Amiodarone

TSH suppression

Glucocorticoids

Dopamine agonists

Somatostatin analogs

Rexinoids

Carbemazepine/Oxcarbemazepine?

Metformin?

TSH elevation

Metyrapone

Displacement from thyroxine binding globulin (laboratory artifact)

Furosemide

Phenytoin

Probenecid

Heparin

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications

Drugs that affect thyroid function in patients taking levothyroxine.

What can happen in your body when these medications are taken are in italics and underlined. This 2nd chart was also written by Bryan R. Haugen, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pathology. University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, MS 8106, PO box 6511, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA.

Inhibition of levothyroxine absorption

Iron

Calcium

Aluminum hydroxide

Colestyramine

Colestipol

Sucralfate

Raloxifene

Increased hepatic metabolism

Phenobarbitol

Phenytoin

Carbemazepine

Rifampin

TKI (Imatinib, axitinib, motesanib, vandetanib)

Rexinoids

Decrease hepatic metabolism

Metformin?

Inhibition of 5’ deiodinase

Propylthiouracil

Methimazole

Propranolol

Glucocorticoids

Iodide

Increased thyroxine binding globulin levels

Estrogen

Raloxifene

Tamoxifen

Methadone

Mitotane

Fluorouracil

Decreased thyroxine binding globulin levels

Androgens

Glucocorticoids

Nicotinic acid

 If you are taking a thyroid medication, if you haven’t noticed already, there is a list on the prescription package warning label telling you to avoid taking certain medications within 4 hours after your thyroid medications or not to take at all within a certain time frame of your thyroid mediations. Your pharmacist can explain and share this knowledge with you or you can simply read the packet that comes with your thyroid medication.

A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook For Hypothyroidism: Unlock the Secrets That Help You Begin to Heal and Get Out of Hypothyroidism Survival Mode

holygrailbook

 

Just like you, my story is unique. For so many wasted years, I was a shamed of my struggles, particularly with my body image and embarrassed about my mental health. I couldn’t seem to manage my anxiety nor my OCD. I found myself unsure by my imperfect journey and it seemed for many years that I actually lost myself on this stretch of road that I’ve been traveling on. I didn’t like what I seen in the mirror, all the mistakes I’ve made, my flaws, my inability to control the chaos in my head and most importantly the struggles with my weight. I’ve learned that the mistakes where lessons to get me to where I am today and I couldn’t become who I needed to be if I didn’t travel that uncertain road. I had to stop being concerned with what was behind me! It was behind me for a reason. I’m actually a better person because of it. I dusted myself off and keep going. I started to understand that everything that glitters isn’t gold. I couldn’t be fooled by those SHINY OBJECTS. People that you meet don’t always let you know about their failures. Nine times out of ten they only allow you to see what they want you to see and for you to believe their always winning. I had to learn to stay in my lane and I knew that I would arrive. Anything that I had missed along the journey wasn’t meant for me. I looked myself in the mirror and told myself that: Someone wants what I have!
That MY gift that I am sitting on isn’t mine to keep. I needed to,” Write that book”! My gift means the world to someone else. I knew this in my heart. I felt it in my soul and GOD allowed me to feel it in my spirit.
This book gives me an opportunity to bond with YOU, and my community. I am happy you are here. Let me say it again, I am happy that you are here. I’ve read countless times where people are asking me about losing large amount of hair in their shower, severe dry skin, unable to lose weight and although they might have bought the products from whole foods, it’s just not working! So, it’s my JOY to turn your issue into a solution that is written in this book. Sometimes in life we just need clarity. You have to step out of your comfort zone and focus on where your path is headed. You were born with the capacity of abundance. You need to clear away any of the emotional, mental and energetic debris that is in the way of your ability to see who you really are in order to create the life you really deserve.

 

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.

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 over 10 books that aren’t listed here but some of her books are : 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.

All References except the ones listed are in the back of my book.

The Hypothyroidism Fix: A Women’s Holistic Guide to help her get out of Survival Mode and Begin Healing Hypothyroidism 

S.S.R.I. anti-depressant drugs- These drugs have fluoride as their main ingredient. S.S.R.I. drugs can be the root of nutritional deficiencies. They are toxic to your body and disrupt the serotonin that is used for digestion. Only 10% of an individual’s serotonin is used by your brain, while about 80% of it is used by your digestive system. Healing your gut can solve many of your problems. Without your body being able to absorb the proper nutrients, your hypothyroidism will never be cured, because this nutrient is needed to balance the hormones and to strengthen your thyroid.
Now, I will am posting links to pages to prove this scientific fact! Do your own research everyone. I never promised to have all the answers, I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV. but I do hours upon hours of research when I write my books. http://weeksmd.com/2017/01/ssri-and-fluoride/ .
https://www.nourishingplot.com/2016/06/20/prescription-drugs-that-contain-fluoride/, https://bebrainfit.com/fluoride-neurotoxin/, https://drcarolyndean.com/2018/03/more-antidepressants-are-not-the-answer/, and yet another website proving my point that I didn’t make anything up.
http://www.slweb.org/ftrcfluorinatedpharm.html.

 

 

 

How to get out of survival mode Tip #5: Taking back control of those pesky weight hormones. The hormones that control your weight

How to fight those Hormones that control your weight?
Research shows there are 9 hormones that strongly influence your appetite and weight. They are Insulin, Leptin, Ghrelin, Cortisol, Estrogen, Neuropeptide Y (NPY), Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1), Cholecystokinin (CCK) and Peptide YY (PYY).
Welcome to the hormonal party event of your life. Having these powerful chemical messengers in your body work together can increase or decrease your appetite, control your blood sugar, insulin balance, metabolism and decide wither you are burning fat or storing fat. These disrupted hormones make it easy for us to gain weight and begins to store the fat.
When your hormones are in balance you feel amazing but when they’re out of balance, you feel exhausted, out of control, and your metabolism is tanked.
How do we get these hormones under control?
Certainly your diet and lifestyle has a powerful effect on these hormones. There is no secret combination but change. Your body simply can’t heal itself when its full of inflammation, parasites, toxic chemicals, fake foods, heavy metals, pharmaceutical poisons and refined sugars. These things are meant to destroy your health not better it. If you are struggling with obesity or even if you can’t seem to lose that muffin top understand this. You have a hormonal disorder and you may be full of inflammation.
Unless you are taking some sort of prescription medication and this is a side effect from it. (WEIGHT GAIN!) Please if you are taking any sort of medications please do some research on it and see exactly what the side effects are from it. Learn what you are putting in your body.
I have no way of knowing exactly which hormone you have is out of whack but if you start to do the things that I am going to suggest and have suggested so far in this book. Change will be seen and change will happen.
Don’t worry. I will show you what foods you should be eating more of and what you should be avoiding later in the book but if you are allergic to these foods all bets are off. The most important thing is for you to follow a meal plan that is tailored to your personal taste that also includes the foods that will help you achieve goals that won’t spike your blood glucose, assist you in weight management, fight inflammation, heal your gut, heal your thyroid and fix those out of whack hormones. This is why the testing that I suggest in the beginning of the book is so important. I do understand not everyone has access to good doctors nor do they even have medical insurance.

Do you want to learn the 16 things you can do to Take back control of those pesky weight hormones?

Purchase my book!

A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook For Hypothyroidism: Unlock the Secrets That Help You Begin to Heal and Get Out of Hypothyroidism Survival Mode

holygrailbook

 

 

Our entire body is at the mercy of our thyroid. After being diagnosed with hypothyroidism over 25 years ago. I knew there was something more than just being labeled with a medical condition and taking a daily pill. I was frustrated, overwhelmed along with feeling fat, foggy and fatigued. There wasn’t a lot of information on how to heal myself.
A sluggish thyroid has an incredible impact on our health. One in 8 women will struggle with a thyroid problem in her lifetime. As diseases go, you would think that it would be a cinch to diagnose and pretty straightforward to treat but it’s not. My main goal is to help lead people towards good health, boosting wellness and a longevity loving life. If you’re a “quick fix junkie” then this book isn’t for you because you won’t find any of those unreal ramblings written within the pages of this book. This book advocates a clean and healthy lifestyle. I’ve been a mess-in-a-dress struggling with daily life and I can show you have to make the modifications according to your own body’s needs. If you are ready to see a tremendous transformation within yourself and erase years of neglect, then you’re ready to explore what has been written within the walls of this extraordinary life changing book.
The Hypothyroidism Fix: A Women’s Holistic Guide to help her get out of Survival Mode with hypothyroidism
In this unique thyroid book, you will Learn:
*How to fight those Hormones that control your weight*
*What are the right lab tests to order and how to read them*
*Understand why 1 in 8 women will develop hypothyroidism in the United States*
*Be able to identify and address sneaky thyroid disruptors*
*Start shopping for the best foods to begin healing Hypothyroidism*
*Discover powerful thyroid healing recipes for the mind, body & soul
*This book empowers women in the redevelopment and healing of the body along with understanding the necessary skills to help get out of Survival Mode with Hypothyroidism.

 

 

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.

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 over 10 books that aren’t listed here but some of her books are : 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.

Why our Bodies are Being Attacked

Fact: Every Cell in your body responds to your thyroid hormones. These hormones have a direct impact on every major system in your body.

Your health is a consequence of actions taken. It is a combination of sequences that you allowed to take place to get you to this point in your life. There is this big lie that we all got stuck in. Listen to me when I say there’s a major disconnect between what YOU believe to be healthy foods and what research tells us is healthy.

As our health goes, you would think that it would be a cinch to diagnose and pretty straightforward to treat. Each of us are unique individuals with different sensitivities. None of us has the same exact routine as far as what foods we eat, what chemicals we are exposed to and what medications we take but yet we all are similar when it comes to the routine protocols that we are given when we come down with an illness, disorder or disease.

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 health.

As consumers we put our trust in the research and development of scientific studies, The FDA and The CDC. Drug store chains have quota’s to meet and even some of our Doctors get yearly bonus’s. Little do we do that behind closed doors corporations often pay scientists and these companies to support their product for profit. Some Politicians seem to have a revolving door between the private and public sector. The synthetic chemicals we face everyday that is in our food, our water, and the air that we breathe .
Did you know that products we use every day may contain toxic chemicals and has been linked to women’s health issues?

There are hidden endocrine disruptors and very tricky chemicals that play havoc on our bodies. “We are all routinely exposed to endocrine disruptors, and this has the potential to significantly harm the health of our youth,” said Renee Sharp, EWG’s director of research. “It’s important to do what we can to avoid them, but at the same time we can’t shop our way out of the problem”. We need to have a real chemical policy reform.” The longer the length of ingredients on your food label means how much more unhealthy it is for you to consume. When an item contains a host of ingredients that most likely you cant even pronounce or remember to spell you can bet your lucky dollar that the natural nutrients are long gone. These highly processed frank n foods are very difficult for the body to break down and some of the chemicals will become stored in your body.

Pesticides, herbicides, GMOs in our food, fluoride and chlorine and trace pharmaceutical residue in the water supplies, methane, carbon monoxide and industrial pollutants in the air, and the toxic chemicals in our everyday household products.
No wonder our bodies are completely bombarded and overwhelmed with the constant exposed to toxic chemicals through the air that we breathe, the water we drink, the foods we eat, the personal care products and cleaning products we use.
Every Cell in your body responds to the foods you eat, the products you put on your body to the house hold chemicals that you purchase for your home. All of these things have a direct impact on your hormones and in return your hormones have a direct impact on every major system in your body. Not to mention that our body is lacking certain nutrients that heavily influence the function of every cell in our body.

The foods that we consume, oh, the foods we consume.

Sometimes I want to shake people and say, “Wake Up”! You have the power to make a difference in your life. You’ve always had the power. No one can force you to become more aware of what you put on your body and what you put in your body. What you consume is just as important as what you lather on yourself. Adjusting your life, reading labels and catering to your specific health needs isn’t easy but it will benefit you in the long run. This is one of the smartest decisions that you can make. Not only will you start to look and feel better but think of the medical cost that you could be saving your future self.

Disease DOESN’T just strike at whim. What if I told you that most diseases have an underlying ROOT cause? That YOU aren’t some random number picked by nature to have an Autoimmune Disorder, Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Cancer, high blood pressure, Diabetes or Alzheimer’s. Would you believe me if I told you that you hold the key to the answer.

Did you know that it takes 26 seconds for the chemicals to enter into your bloodstream? Most commercial personal care products are full of endocrine disrupting chemicals that wreak havoc on our hormones. On average women use 9 personal care and cosmetic products per day and this can add up to a mixture up its about 126 different hormone disrupting chemicals and add this to the toxins you’re exposed to each day when you got out into the world. Over 1000 of these ingredients have already been banned in Europe but not here in the United States where our FDA has only banned 11 of those ingredients in our personal care products.
The real reality is we are damaging our DNA and we are changing our genetic makeup for future generations. There was a study a few years back that said the umbilical cord of an average American baby has over 200 known chemicals in it. Eighty percent of the common chemicals that are used daily in this country, we know almost nothing about. Our children are being born toxic and we have no idea if these toxins are already doing some sort of damage their brains, their immune system, their reproductive system, and any other developing organs.

Are we unknowingly setting ourselves up for failure in the womb, even before birth?
Scientists and researchers are concerned that many of these chemicals may be carcinogenic or wreak havoc with our hormones, our body’s regulating system.
Most products have a warning label that is typed in bold “Keep Out of Reach of Children”. As consumers, we believe that if our children don’t ingest these products they will not be harmed by them. This can be far from the truth. Think about other common methods of exposure are through the skin and our respiratory tract. WE are along with our children are often in contact with the chemical residues housecleaning products do leave behind, by crawling, lying and sitting on the freshly cleaned floor.
Scientists at Norway’s University of Bergen tracked 6,000 people, with an average age of 34 at the time of enrollment in the study, who used the cleaning products over a period of two decades, according to the research published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
We are creating a toxic shit storm within our very own bodies. The real reality is we are damaging our DNA and we are changing our genetic makeup for future generations. These chemicals in our body products, our food, our beverages, the vaccines and the 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, refined oils, herbicides like roundup, 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. Let’s not forget to mention the over use of antibiotics, antacids, aspirin, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) which completely change the environment in our gut.
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 have to be more aware about using chemical cleaners, paints, glues, body lotions, toothpastes, underarm deodorants, hair products and pesticides. Instead start to begin to use products that don’t pollute our very own bodies. We must do our own research, make our own products or be a smarter shopper and start reading labels. 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 ingredients.

Sometimes we have to do a little pruning of the branches, in order for the tree to be healthy again. A number of things can be the reason why you have hormonal imbalances, food intolerances, thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, personality changes, leaky gut, depression, an autoimmune disorder, chronic pain, no metabolism and low sex drive, bloating, anxiety, menstrual problems and infertility. It starts with becoming aware and how your health can be influenced by all these different circumstances.

The bread your buying at the store really isn’t real bread your buying. The white bread in the grocery is not the bread that our ancestors use to eat. 65% of the foods we eat are made from grains that are grown in a field such as grain bread, whiskey pasta and beer just to name a few. Wheat is made up of 3 parts the bran, the germ and the starchy endosperm.
The way the grain is processed has a huge impact not only on the way it taste and how healthy it is for you. Our ancestors used every part of the grain when they made their bread. White bread on the store shelves is made by a industrial process that strips out the wheat into all purpose flour and in most cases if you read the back of the labels you will see chemicals additives added. These chemical additives is what gives white bread a longer shelve life. White bread is also only made from the starchy endosperm which your body turns into pure sugar.
( look at this article https://www.amymyersmd.com/2017/02/3-important-reasons-give-gluten-autoimmune-disease/)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 60 percent of herbicides, 90 percent of fungicides, and 30 percent of insecticides to be carcinogenic, and most are damaging to your nervous system as well. In fact, these powerful and dangerous chemicals have been linked to numerous health problems such as:
Neurotoxicity and Parkinson’s disease
Disruption of your endocrine system
Carcinogenicity
Immune system suppression
Miscarriages, male infertility and reduced reproductive function
This information should make you rethink when you are considering whether to buy local, organic vegetables or not.

Our bodies have no way of adapting to these GMO and food like substances that we’ve been consuming. Every cell in your body is wrapped in a membrane of half fat and half protein. If you are constantly feeding these cells unnatural fatty acids, that membrane cannot function like it is designed to do and disease starts at the cellular level.

Dr. Luise Light is a nutrition expert and led the team at the Department of Agriculture that made the original recommendations for the food pyramid. If you review her original recommendations, they sound similar to dietary advice given by nutritionists today: lots of vegetables, more lean sources of protein like fish and nuts, and less dairy and processed foods.
Those guidelines, according to Dr. Light, did not survive their trip to the office of the Head of the Department of Agriculture. She has described herself as “shocked” by the changes that were made. Her team placed fruits and vegetables at the base of the pyramid and whole-grain breads and cereals further up. The new guidelines not only switched carbohydrates to the base of the pyramid, they moved processed foods like crackers and corn flakes, which Dr. Light and her team had placed at the top of the pyramid with chocolate, to the base too. Even with all the edits, the food pyramid was not released for another 12 years.

The American government has massive influence over our diet. Federal policy shapes our farm system to a astonishing level and this also is the reason why our unhealthy school lunch menu remains for millions of schoolchildren.
“Good advice about nutrition conflicts with the interests of many big industries,” Michael Jacobson, co-founder of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, has said, “each of which has more lobbying power than all the public-interest groups combined.” But the real problem is that manufacturers of unhealthy food are so powerful that those interests groups are always the pushing snack foods rather than fruit.
There’s a lot of money to be made selling obesity foods, and you can’t move America in a healthier direction without confronting the salty, sugary, finger-licking, just-one-more-chip financial firepower of the food industrial complex.

If you take the current food pyramid and turn it upside-down that is what our food pyramid should look like.

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Looking at the bigger picture. Follow the money. It’s a revolving door. This is bigger than any of us can imagine. It’s more than just being lied to about our food pyramid. This revolving door certainly enables certain private vested interests to have a strong influence, way beyond that of us ordinary citizens, on how the government works, and that the country is still increasingly being run by a cozy group of insiders with ties to both government and industry. Most people keep a blind eye to it and actually its safer to not fight this fight or suggest anything alone these lines if you want to stay alive. This has been termed crony capitalism. People have been killed for lesser whistle blower statements.
Food is thy medicine, right? Actually it can work one of two ways. Food can be thy medicine or food can be thy death. This book is a guide that will inform you from the perspective of a women. You will also be able to determine what areas in your life that may need a little bit of work and the skills needed to improve those issues along with some fabulous recipes to help get you started on how to eat KETO AIP. I will also help you understand how to fix your gut, strengthen your immunity and fight inflammation with an autoimmune approach. The Keto AIP removes all the common inflammatory food triggers that stimulate a possible autoimmune reaction in the body. We’re going to start resetting those adrenals, boosting that energy and doing a little booty kicking to those hormones that have decided to act like a wild college student and pull an all-nighter the day before final exams.

 

How would you define good health? Logically one would define good health as absence of a disease or following some sort of ground rules that avoid developing a disease. This book can help you begin to understand what a Keto Autoimmune protocol is and start guiding you in the redevelopment and healing of your body. You will begin to understand how to fix your gut, strengthen your immunity and fight inflammation with an autoimmune approach. The Keto AIP removes all the common inflammatory food triggers that stimulate a possible autoimmune reaction in the body. Along with helping to reset those adrenals, boosting that energy and doing a little ass kicking to those hormones that have decided to act like a wild college student and pull an all-nighter the day before final exams.
Your health doesn’t have to be a difficult situation but a positive realization that things need to change. This new lifestyle change has many parts to it and I hope you will embrace not only the physical but the spiritual awakening. Common food intolerances that are known to trigger inflammation are eliminated in this Keto AIP protocol are Nightshades, Eggs, Grains (gluten), Dairy, Legumes, Corn, Soy, Dairy and lectins.

Beyond the Bite: The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women: 75+ Simply Easy Recipes to Help You Feel Amazing   

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You have to start addressing what the root cause is of your health issues.  Would you take Motrin if you got a rock stuck in your shoe? Your health issue has a root cause. We often ignore the underlying cause of health illnesses. Sometimes we have to do a little pruning of the branches, in order for the tree to be healthy again. A number of things can be the reason why you are going through what you are going through with your health.  It could be a wide range of things from celiac disease, Hashimoto’s, leaky gut, autoimmune disease disorder, nutrient deficiency’s, adrenal fatigue, exposure to chemicals, gluten or other food allergies, and hormonal imbalance. It starts with the foods we eat to the chemicals in the environment, your body can be influenced by many different circumstances.
Most of your “conditions” and labels are a lack of the proper nutrition and/or vitamins and minerals. Why not do a little research and find what is causing your disorder? Look up what nutritional steps you need to start taking. What environmental things have an effect on your disorder and start avoiding that. Why not give you body a fighting chance to heal the issue at hand with herbs, specific vitamins & other natural supplements. In each stage of our lives our bodies change and we must learn to adapt and adjust what it needs. Trust me when I say, there certainly isn’t a substitute for figuring out the real underlying reason for your “condition”. I am not saying try this solely on your on I would recommend that you get qualified holistic health practitioner or a Naturopath Doctor in your area that will be able to order the appropriate tests for you, and also help you interpret them. Looking at the big picture. Like an onion, You must start to work on each layer and see what needs to be addressed, peeling it back, layer by layer.

I want to arm you with tools that you need to help you start managing your condition.
You have the power to make a difference in your life. You’ve always had the power. No one can force you to become more aware of what you put on your body and what you put in your body. What you eat is just as important as what you put on your body. Adjusting your life, reading labels and catering to your specific health needs isn’t easy but it will benefit you in the long run. This is one of the smartest decisions that you can make. Not only will you start to look and feel better but think of the medical cost that you could be saving your future self.

A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook For Hypothyroidism: Unlock the Secrets That Help You Begin to Heal and Get Out of Hypothyroidism Survival Mode

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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.

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 over 10 books that aren’t listed here but some of her books are : 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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16 Healthy Tips on Surviving the Hypothyroidism Holiday Season

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Sweet Cider
Cozy Blankets
Perfect Pumpkins
Crackling Leaves
Sparkling Fires
Crisp Air
That’s why we love the holiday season!

With the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to share 20 healthy tips that I’ve learned in my experience from working with my Hypothyroidism clients as, I believe, you will may find these suggestions very helpful this holiday season. This is a time when friends and families gather near and far to get in some much-needed quality time.

If you have any dietary restrictions , I know that trying to adapt your dietary needs to the traditional Holiday foods can be tough.

Unfortunately, chronic inflammation is one of the evils that we allow into our lives from what we feel is our modern civilization and it start with the toxic environment and the consumption of these food like products that we gobble down.

If you are need some healthy gluten free holiday recipes order the latest copy of my book

Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season. 

I’ve done all the work for you! All you have to do is cook.

May Peace, Happiness and Prosperity be yours during this holiday season and throughout the New Year.

1.Just Let Go of Perfection- 

Moments, things and areas of your  life don’t need to be perfect to be marvelous.

We are all human and we should give ourselves a break.

Practice self compassion- You don’t have to attend every holiday party. If you are tired from working all week or just tired in general. Give yourself a time out. You can’t give your best if you are not feeling your best.

Stop beating yourself up over not being able to do everything- Make list of what is most important and do that. Your home doesn’t have to look like a Kardashian or Martha Stuart remember they have people helping them decorate if not doing the decorating for them. If all you can do is put up a tree, then just put up a tree and be happy.

Take smaller steps to what you want to achieve- its easier to make a goal with small accomplishable tasks and this way you can see the things you have done and be joyful.

This year, focus on what you can do instead of what you can’t. Look for solutions instead of repeatedly dwelling on the issues and stumbling blocks.

Besides I’m over being to be perfect because frankly it’s exhausting.

2.Always Stay Hydrated- 

Clean, filtered  water helps to cleanse your body — inside and out. Your kidneys need the water to filter waste from the blood and excrete it into your  urine.  Your bowls need it to help keep things flowing or you can become constipated.

It Boosts Brainpower- According to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, drinking water when you feel thirsty can help you think and act.

It Helps With Appetite Control and Gut Health- although you might not lose a ton of weight , drinking filtered water instead of empty calorie sodas will certainly make a difference on the scales.

Improves your mood-  Lack of sleep isn’t the only thing that can cause  headaches, irritability and fatigue. Studies suggest that increasing your daily amount of water intake can reduce the duration and intensity of headaches.

Remember:  You should drink small amounts of water slowly over time. Never ever chug a ton of water there is something called water toxicity and people have died from it.  How do you know your getting enough water? Take  your body weight and divide it by 2. This is how many ounces a day your body needs.  For example if you weigh 160 lbs. divide that by 2 and you need 80 ounces of water per day for  your body weight.

3.Avoid late-night Eating-

This may  prompt weight gain because your body changes in the rate at which your metabolism functions during sleeping versus waking hours.

Did you know that your body has a internal body clock that regulates sleep and other cycles based on light and darkness which is  your  natural circadian rhythm.  You have two hormones that follow your bodies natural circadian rhythm, which is  Cortisol and adrenaline. These two hormones start slowing down by 3 p.m., as do your energy levels. Have you ever needed anything to pick you up in the afternoon? It might not just be that bad lunch you ate, it is also these two hormones working too.  You see your body is preparing for the end of the day.  So, your bodies  metabolism is slowing down thus it being harder for your body to break down the food you consume.

4.Get Plenty of Sleep-

“Sleep is the only time you’ve got when you’re not doing other things requiring energy,” says Michael Ormsbee, director of the Institute of Sports Sciences & Medicine at Florida State University. “When you totally shut down almost every other action other than staying alive, the body is primed to work on recovery, cell turnover, improving immune function and repairing and regenerating sore and damaged muscle tissue.”

5.Wash Hands and Surfaces often-

Why does it matter you ask?  Illness-causing bacteria can survive in many places around your kitchen, including your hands, utensils, and cutting boards. Unless you wash your hands, utensils, and surfaces the right way, you could spread bacteria to your food, and your family. Always wash your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds.

When Should We Wash Our Hands?

before eating and cooking
after using the bathroom
after cleaning around the house
after touching animals, including family pets
before and after visiting or taking care of any sick friends or relatives
after blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing
after being outside (playing, gardening, walking the dog, etc.)

6.Don’t forget to take your meds regularly, and to pack them if you are traveling.

7.Sip Smartly-

Always try to keep both your calories and your buzz under control. Try to go for simply and clear drinks for instance a single shot of vodka, gin, or rum mixed with club and a squeeze of lime will set you back only about 100 calories.  Champagne or pink Prosecco are both great options. Not only are they low on the calorie chart—around 80 to 120 per glass—but they’re also more likely to be sipped rather than guzzled. Another rule of thumb is 1 alcoholic drink by following the next drink with a glass of water.  This way you stay hydrated and you are not consuming all acholic drinks.

8.Holiday shopping and exercising all in 1-

Not time for exercising? No excuse. You can still get your exercise in by walking in the mall when you are Christmas shopping, taking the stairs instead of the escalator in the mall or even doing squats as  you are brushing you teeth. remember every little bit helps.

9.Don’t eat mindlessly , eat in moderation-

10. Fill your plate with healthy food choices-

load 3/4 of  your plate with healthy leafy greens, and the rest with a protein

11.Eat Before Attending a Party-

If you know they are going to have things that you cannot eat or unhealthy options , its not rude to eat before you go. This way you are full and if you want to nibble you can control your snacking.

12.Offer to bring a Something Healthy-

Again if you know they will have things you can’t eat, its not rude to offer to bring a healthy side dish this way you know there is something there you can eat.

13. Grab a smaller size plate size-
It’s been proven by many diet researchers that people eat what’s put on their plates.  Grab a smaller plate where it wont be so difficult to exercise portion control.  In studies, people ate as much as 56 percent less when they served themselves from a smaller plate size.

14. Don’t’ Deprive Yourself-  

Don’t deprive yourself , if you just must have a piece of that dessert  then so  but make it a small one. We certainly don’t want you in the fridge at 2am with fork in your hand.  You’ll enjoy this way more guilt-free and not feeling like you’re missing out.

15.Practice Self Care-

The most important piece of advice for those with autoimmune disorder is to practice self care.

16. Relax and enjoy!
It seems that emotional eating tends to increase over the holidays. Try to incorporate relaxation techniques into your day to help manage stress.  I often try to meditate and take three deep, mindful breaths to help reset my mood.

Trying to adapt the traditional recipes to your dietary needs can be tough. Who can ever imagine Thanksgiving and Christmas without gluten filled grains? Let this book,   Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season, be your resource to fabulous hypothyroidism traditional holiday recipes. 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.

Menu items can include
-Turkey and Gravy
-Ham
-Gluten Free Stuffing
-Mashed Potatoes
-Sweet potatoes
-Glazed carrots
-Green bean Casserole
-Cranberry sauce
-Side salad
-Gluten free dinner rolls
-Dessert

Here are a few sample recipes

Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Squash
2 lbs. butternut squash, cut into cubes
15 slices of nitrate free, uncured bacon, cut in half
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
Dash of freshly ground black pepper

In a bowl, place the squash in a bowl and sprinkle with chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper. Wrap each piece of squash cube with a bacon slice and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven. After the 20 minutes flip the bites over and bake for another 20 minutes. If you like crunchier bacon turn on your broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to burn.

Fried Plums with Caramelized Balsamic Vinegar
10 ripe plums, halved, seeds removed
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, halved
4 tbsp. caramelized balsamic vinegar

In a cast iron skillet add the coconut oil over low-medium heat and place the plum halves skin side up and fry for 4-5 minutes or until the plums are tender. Divide the plums onto two serving plates with macadamia nuts on top and caramelized balsamic vinegar drizzled around the plums.

Pear Pie with Brazilian Nut Crust
4 Bartlett pears, peeled and diced
1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
1/4 cup raw honey
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon, divided
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2/3 cup Brazilian nuts, finely chopped
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, chopped
2 tbsp. Kerry Gold Butter, ghee or coconut oil or non-dairy whipped butter, melted
1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt or Celtic sea salt

In a bowl, mix your peeled and diced pears along with your cranberries, honey and lemon juice, and sprinkle with one teaspoon of cinnamon and the ginger. Toss well to coat. Place this mixture in a 9-inch pie dish. In another bowl, mix the Brazilian nuts, coconut flakes, butter salt, and the other teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon. Spoon the topping over the pear mixture. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until lightly browned and bubbling. Allow this to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Health and Happiness,
Audrey
XoXo

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.

Disclaimer
Always consult your primary health care adviser regarding your condition and additional treatment options. If placed on medication, certain food products should be avoided in the juice fast so as to ensure proper absorption of those medications.
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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May Peace, Happiness and Prosperity be yours during this holiday season and throughout the New Year.

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8 Hypothyroidism Juicing Recipes by 13x’s Hypothyroidism Published Author A.L. Childers

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I’m allergic to myself, in theory. Being diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and later Hashimoto’s hasn’t been a walk in the park. My entire body is at the mercy of my thyroid from weight loss to extreme fatigue. My body immune system is attacking my thyroid gland – as if it was foreign tissue and my immune systems ultimate goal is to eventually , completely destroy my thyroid gland.

It’s estimated that 27 million Americans have thyroid disease? And that about 13 million of them are undiagnosed? Women are seven times more likely than men to develop thyroid problems, and women over 50 are particularly susceptible to developing hypothyroidism.

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.

You must understand that your thyroid physiology is very complex and  the treatment along with misdiagnosis is very common with hypothyroidism. Not everyone is the same. What has caused my hypothyroidism might not be what has caused yours. 

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.

Living with hypothyroidism isn’t easy. This autoimmune disorder comes with so many frustrating side affects. Did you know that it takes 24 to 72 hours for food to travel through your G.I. tract before you have a bowel movement of what you ate the day before it becomes a byproduct of broken down foods that you consumed in those 24 to 72 hours prior? Your digestion system is a very active process that needs many resources that are used from the body such as blood flow and energy to break down your food.
How many of us actually eat seven fruits and vegetables per day? Juicing is a great way to give your digestive system a break and your body can easily absorb the nutrients being consumed but you will miss out on fiber, you might not lose that extra weight, it does help to reduce bloating, but it also can be dangerous when to much sugar can lead to blood sugar swings. Let’s not forget to mention it can become quite expensive. Don’t get me wrong, I love juicing and I tend to go through phases where I juice everyday for months on end then I switch over to smoothies. When we juice we are left with all the super yummy micronutrients and the natural sugars. Try to remember the 4:1 ratio rule. Add 4x more veggies and only 1 fruit. Doing this will ensure that you will cut down on the excess sugar.
Keep in mind that your body does naturally detox every day especially if your eating whole, healthy ingredients while avoiding processed foods and alcohol. Don’t forget all of these recipes can be made into a smoothie as well if you add some water, coconut water , unsweetened almond milk or canned coconut milk.

While most people can consume goitrogens:

It seems that most of your green juice recipes always have kale, spinach or cruciferous vegetables as part of the ingredient in the drink or somewhere in it. Although its fantastic in fighting cancer and have some wonderful health benefits, people with hypothyroidism have to watch their intake of these raw veggies. They can cause huge problems for us with thyroid conditions. These raw veggies can cause the enlargement of our thyroid gland, interfere with the production of your thyroid hormone and can actually act like anti-thyroid drugs, slowing it down and ultimately your hypothyroidism to worsen. You can replace goitrogens with organic romaine lettuce.
The following foods have goitrogens:
Kale
Spinach (raw spinach interferes with the body’s ability to absorb calcium, too)
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Collards
Mustard Greens
Turnips
Red Radishes
Watercress

You can get these vegetables  a few times per week but cook them. Never eat them raw. I Normally cook mind in raw, virgin, unrefined coconut oil, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil or drizzle with avocado oil. All of these would be great for you!

Symptoms of Thyroid Disease:
Weight gain
Fatigue
Loose stools (too much TSH)
Constipation (too little TSH)
Brain fog/difficulty concentrating
Thinning hair and brittle nails
Low body temperature
Depression (20% of people with low thyroid have depression)
Sleep disturbances
Infertility
Light sensitivity
Joint aches

What’s Important for the Thyroid?

  • The body needs to be alkaline
  • Good fats. A low fat or non-fat diet will weaken the immune system and wreak hormonal havoc. The body needs good sources of fat in the diet to regulate the thyroid.
  • Protein. It is required for transporting the thyroid hormone throughout the body to all of the tissues. 

Also, learn your body and learn your foods.  For example:  Turmeric has wonderful medicinal properties but Individuals suffering from gallbladder obstruction, certain medications, people who are at high risk of developing kidney stones, Pregnant or lactating women and people with sugar issues shouldn’t include turmeric in their smoothies.

1.Anti-inflammatory Juice

( a recipe out of my book)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup pineapple chunks

1  organic cucumber, wash, cut

2 stalks of  organic celery

1 lemon or lime, cut and left with skin on

2 springs of fresh parsley

( if you want more green, you can add a few leaf’s of romaine lettuce)

Directions:

Cut everything to fit into your juicer. Drink and enjoy. Viola! Add this delicious combo of ingredients to make a great tasting juice or if you add 1 cup of coconut water make it a smoothie!

2.Skin-Tastic Juice

Ingredients:

1 organic green apple, washed and cut ,skin left on

1/2 inch ginger root, peeled cut into chunks or turmeric

1 med organic cucumber, cut into slices

1 lemon, cut into chunks, skin left on

handful of fresh mint leaves

( if you want more green, you can add a few leaf’s of romaine lettuce)

Directions:

Great tasting juice and awesome for  your skin complexion. Cut everything to fit into your juicer. Drink and enjoy. Viola! Instead of juicing this recipe  you can also add 8 cups of filtered water and place all the ingredients. Allow to sit overnight and drink on it the next day.

3.Breakfast Juice Tonic

Ingredients:

handful of cranberries( 1/2 cup)

1 organic carrot, no need to peel if organic just wash off

1 organic cucumber, sliced with skin on

2 organic celery sticks

1 whole lemon, sliced, skin left on

1 organic granny smith apple

1/2 inch ginger, peeled and cut into chunks or turmeric

1 spring of parsley

( if you want more green, you can add a few leaf’s of romaine lettuce)

Directions:

Cut everything to fit into your juicer. Drink and enjoy. Viola!

4.Orange Carrot Ginger Juice Recipe

Ingredients:

6 organic carrots

1 orange

1/2 ginger, peeled or turmeric

1 whole cucumber

( if you want more green, you can add a few leaf’s of romaine lettuce)

Directions:

Cut everything to fit into your juicer. Drink and enjoy. Viola!

5. Mediterranean Juice

 

Ingredients:

1 organic red pepper, cut and discard the seeds

1/2  beet, peeled and rinsed off

1 lemon, peeled and cut

1 whole organic cucumber, cut

4 springs of oregano

pinch of Himalayan sea salt

( if you want more green, you can add a few leaf’s of romaine lettuce)

Directions:

Cut everything to fit into your juicer. Drink and enjoy. Viola!

6.Audrey’s Thyroid Juice Elixir

1/3 bunch dandelion greens

2/3 cup parsley

3 celery stalks

2 inches fresh ginger or turmeric

1 apple

1 lemon

1/2 cup of fresh flesh from a coconut

Add 1 cup of fresh coconut juice

Directions:

Cut everything to fit into your juicer. Drink and enjoy. Viola!

7. Pumpkin Pie Juice

1 small pumpkin, cut into chunks, discard the pulp and seeds

3 organic carrots

1 organic apple

1/2″ ginger, peeled or turmeric

After you juice, stir in your favorite spices such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg

( if you want more green, you can add a few leaf’s of romaine lettuce)

Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium and other minerals. You might want to save those seeds and bake them later.

Directions:

Cut everything to fit into your juicer. Drink and enjoy. Viola!

8. Healing Juice Recipe

Ingredients
1 small head romaine
1 organic green apple
3 stalks organic celery
½ organic  cucumber
1 lemon
1/2 fresh ginger or turmeric

Directions:

Cut everything to fit into your juicer. Drink and enjoy. Viola!

 

If your curious to know about why these ingredients are good for you!

  • Dandelion greens have more protein than spinach and are a complete amino acid!
  • Fresh pressed coconut has good fats and protein.
  • Parsley is loaded with Vitamin A, folate, and Vitamin C and will boost the immune system.
  • Ginger works to remove inflammation from the whole body.
  • Celery is a great source of magnesium, which helps balance hormones.
  • Lemons are a strong antioxidant and help alkaline the body.
  • Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain the B vitamin folate.
  • Red bell peppers are richer in vitamin C than most citrus fruit.
  • Green apples are one of the main sources of flavonoids in western diets and are rich in vitamin C. These flavonoids and vitamin C act as antioxidants and eradicate free radicals which cause damage to your cells.
  • Romaine lettuce is a very good source of dietary fiber, manganese, potassium, biotin, vitamin B1, copper, iron and vitamin C. It is also a good source of vitamin B2, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, phosphorus, chromium, magnesium, calcium and pantothenic acid.
  • Cucumbers are an excellent source of vitamin K and molybdenum. They are also a very good source of the pantothenic acid. They are also a good source of copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, biotin and vitamin B1
  • Cranberries are a very good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese, as well as a good source of vitamin E, vitamin K, copper and pantothenic acid.
  • Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme that may help arthritis pain by easing inflammation. They are also a good source of vitamin C, which helps your immune system.
  • Carrots are a rich source of this powerful antioxidant, which, among other vital uses, can be converted into vitamin A in the body to help maintain healthy skin. 2. Digestion: Carrots increase saliva and supply essential minerals, vitamins and enzymes that aid in digestion.
  • Pumpkins‘ orange color is a big hint that they’re loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is one of the plant carotenoids converted to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is essential for healthy, glowing skin, strong eyesight, and our immune system

Other Ways To help your body naturally Detox

Exercise

Exercise helps to improve circulation, get rid of toxins, relax the body and stimulate the mind  releasing  of endorphins.

Sweat

Sweat helps release toxins through your skin. If you can take time to step into a Schedule time to  infrared sauna or steam room which will help to increase circulation and remove toxin even faster.

Dry Skin Brushing

Each day before you shower, brush your skin from head to toe using small circular movements. This helps to break down the fatty deposits in your body. Try to Brush your skin for 5 minutes a day.

Gratitude

Begin your day with by thanking God for all he has done for you. your bed you sleep in , your clean sheets, your water, anything that you have wither it is small or big. Why would God give you more if your ungrateful for what he has given you? Stop blocking your blessings. Slowly inhale, verbally out loud thank God for all he has given you and what he will give you. Ask, Believe and receive.,

Water

Make sure you drink plenty of water per day. Take your body weight and divide it by 2. That’s how many ounces your suppose to drink per day. Water helps flush out toxins from your system.

Epson Salt Baths

Epsom salt baths are absorbed through the skin. It magnesium rich, relieves muscle tension, pain, also improves heart health, circulation, aids as a stress relief and reduces inflammation in joints.

 

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  • This is a  New Year and a new you. I want you in 2017 regardless of the many daily issues and tasks  that life throws at you. I want you to start putting  YOU and YOUR health first. Try a new recipe, pull out that blender and make a smoothie, throw some ingredients in a crockpot, stop grabbing that take out burger. At the end of the day, the food we eat is the most important step in achieving best health. Eating is also entirely within our grasp. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, famously said, ”   Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. In other words, food can be your friend and it can be your foe. It’s all up to you. It’s always been up to you. Eat with thought!

    You and your health are important to me, Bon Appetit!

    -A.L. Childers aka Thehypothyroidismchick

    Please check out my other 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

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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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    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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     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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Otherwise, are we friends on Facebook yet?  If not let’s do that now, healing Hypothyroidism.   I like to connect on a more personal level there and often; offer social media only products that can only be accessed on my page and share daily updates along with recipes. Remember sharing is caring. Please share and post a comment to this blog! I would love to hear from you. Sign up for my blogs @ thehypothyroidismchick.com .  You can also  Follow me on instagram @ Thyroidismchick or Follow me on twitter @Thyroidismchick.

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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.

    Disclaimer

    Always consult your primary health care adviser regarding your condition and additional treatment options. If placed on medication, certain food products should be avoided in the juice fast so as to ensure proper absorption of those medications.

    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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    References

    1. Evaluation and treatment of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism

    2. University of Maryland Medical Center: Hypothyroidism

    3. WebMd: The Thyroid (Human Anatomy)

    4. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid): Symptoms and Causes

    5. Goitrogens.

    6. Hypothyroidism and Goitrogens

    7. Eat goitrogens in moderation…..and that includes soy and soya!

    8. Hypothyroidism – Foods to Avoid and How Juicing Can Help!

    9. Goitrogens And Thyroid Health — The Good News!

    10. Iodine Deficiency

    11. Sources of Dietary Iodine: Bread, Cows’ Milk, and Infant Formula in the Boston Area

    12. National Institutes Of Health (Office Of Dietary Supplements): Iodine

    13. Iodine is Important but a New Study Shows Too Much Causes Problems

    14. How to Boost Thyroid Function Naturally

    15. IODINE, A CRITICAL NUTRIENT

    16. Bromines: Avoid This if You Want to Keep Your Thyroid Healthy

    17. National Institutes Of Health (Office Of Dietary Supplements): Selenium

    18. Selenium and the thyroid gland: more good news for clinicians

    19. A Daily Brazil Nut Better than a Supplement for Selenium

12 Common Food Allergy Triggers

Many people are unaware that certain foods are actually working against their bodies.  If you are allergic to certain foods it will involve your immune system. The immune system controls how your body defends itself.  Your body see’s inflammatory foods as invaders and will kick in 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 an attempt to protect the body, the immune system will create antibodies called immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies then cause certain cells to release chemicals (including histamine) into the bloodstream to defend against the allergen “invader.”

Food isn’t just fuel it also has a major impact on your life. The foods you consume is  information that is being sent  throughout your body and it will adjust accordingly to what is its being fed.  Your GI tract doesn’t just digest and absorb food.  You see the  GI tract has it’s own little powerful city amongst itself. This independently working nervous system (aka the enteric nervous system) has  neurotransmitters, hormones, chemical messengers, enzymes, and bacteria along with being the home to to 70 percent of your body’s entire immune system! The quality of food does matter. Your GI tract also is the boss of your metabolism which it tells your metabolism to burn or store body fat based on the quality of calories. When a person is constantly feeding their body a food that they have an  allergy or sensitivity to this creates a constant inflammatory response that will disrupt your life in many ways. Listening to your body is a great way to see if  your body is having reactions to food sensitivities or a allergy. This is a list of things that can be associated with having a food allergy.

  • chronic pain
  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • nutrient deficiencies
  • mood disorders
  • skin conditions
  • autoimmune disorders
  • cognitive disorders
  • learning disabilities
  • insomnia
  • weight gain
  • migraines
  • kidney and gallbladder problems
  • ADD/ADHD
  • narcolepsy
  • addiction
  • kidney problems

One thing we have learned is each of us are unique and have our very own biochemistry that sets us apart from everyone else. Although we might share the same common traits and perhaps the same overlapping metabolic tendencies. We can’t continue to say that one-size-fits-all when it comes to our very own unique body chemistry. There are over 7 billion people on this planet and we come in all different shapes, colors and sizes. With this being said wouldn’t you think the one-size-fits-all- approach to losing weight wouldn’t work since we are we are all unique.

Your  body adapts to what your feeding it,  the nutrients that are being supplied are being  processed differently and are being sent to where its need. Just like a car, each item has its own function and you can’t run a car efficiently without every part working as it should.  The proteins, fats, and carbs are all converted into fuel using many different metabolic processes.

This list of foods below can be disrupting your life and you are just unaware. Keeping a food journal will allow you to be able to keep track of how these foods affect your body once you start to reintroduce them after a 3 week  grace period from them.

Here is the list of 12 Common Food Allergies soy,  gluten/grains, Legumes, lectins, peanuts, nightshades, dairy, caffeine, corn, eggs, sugar + artificial sweeteners.

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 it’s 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 an 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….

Caffeine

Caffeine adds stress to your adrenal glands and the endocrine system. Caffeine will stimulate you adrenals causing them to adrenaline and cortisol in the exact same way as they do during a ‘fight or flight’ reaction. Caffeine gives you a false boost in energy before the fall to fatigue.

Your thyroid is very sensitive to stimulants. It only confuses your already overworked system.

If you must have coffee, try to limit it to one cup of coffee a day.

As for caffeinated soda, this beverage is a loaded with empty calories, a crazy amount of sugar and then top if off with the caffeine. You can purchase soda water without sodium and squeeze a lemon or lime into it.

Dairy and Gluten

Most people don’t realize that they have a very common food allergies to gluten and dairy. A1 casein is a protein found in cow’s milk. The A1 casein and gluten both can cause Leaky Gut Syndrome. This will increase inflammation and tax your already low hormone producing thyroid gland.  When you have a “Leaky gut” it allows particles to leak from your digestive tract and travel freely through your bloodstream. This puts your immune system on high alert to neutralize all of these threats. After a while of the constant abuse from your leaky gut and eventually puts your body in a state of chronic inflammation and next setting you on the path to develop an autoimmune disease where your immune system becomes so stressed and confused that it begins attacking your own tissue by mistake. So the next time you go to eat that cheeseburger keep in mind that since you have a leaky gut that was originally caused by gluten and dairy consumption, your willingly allowing their proteins to  travel freely into your bloodstream, where they trigger an attack from your immune system.  I use ghee for cooking very frequently. The clarifying process also removes casein.  I also use coconut milk.  In my research, these are a safer way to eat dairy if you must any type of raw dairy – milk, butter, cheese, cream, sour cream, cream cheese, ice cream, heavy cream, yogurt and any type of pasteurized grass-fed dairy of cream, butter, and ghee.

Gluten intolerance is pretty common than previously recognized.  It’s a major trigger for autoimmune conditions. By removing wheat, barley, and rye products, as well as corn, oats, millet, and coffee you are allowing yourself to heal.

Nightshades

If  you have an autoimmune disease, arthritis, gout, osteoporosis and ongoing inflammation eliminating nightshades can help you heal. Nightshades has  Alkaloids, Calcitrol and high in lectins.  Lectins are plants as a natural pesticide.  It is a“sticky” molecules that tend to attach to the walls of the intestine and can exacerbate a leaky gut.  Calcitriol is a  hormone that signals your body that you need more calcium in your blood.  Therefore your body starts to store calcium deposits in soft tissues, such as tendons and ligaments. Last but not least Alkaloids which cause stress and inflammation in  your body.

Nightshades include:

  • Potatoes (not sweet potatoes or yams)
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • All peppers (not peppercorn), including hot peppers, chili peppers, sweet peppers and paprika
  • Ashwaganda
  • Gogi berries
  • Cape gooseberries (not normal gooseberries)
  • Ground cherries

 

Sugar and Artificial sweeteners

Refined sugar doesn’t contain any nutritional value . You wont find any fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants , water, fats or proteins but what you will find is inflammation, malnutrition, bad carbohydrates, metabolic syndrome, blood sugar spikes, leptin resistance AND obesity.
Did you know? According to the American Heart Association ( AHA), the maximum amount of sugar you should eat in a day is as follows:
Men: 150 calories per day ( 37.9 grams or 9 teaspoons)
Women: 100 calories per day ( 25 grams or 6 teaspoons)
Children 2-18 years old: 100 calories ( 25 grams or 6 teaspoons)
According to the National Cancer Institute and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, children as young as 1 to 3 years already exceed the daily recommendations and typically consume around 12 teaspoons of added sugar a day. By the time a child is 4 to 8 years old, his sugar intake soars to an average of 21 teaspoons a day.
The National Cancer Institute also found that 14- to 18-year-old children consume the most added sugar on a daily basis, averaging about 34.3 teaspoons. In general, the average American consumes about 355 calories of added sugar a day, or the equivalent of 22.2 teaspoons. That is about triple the recommended amount! A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation states that an excess of sugar on our liver is making our bodies insulin resistance. and is the beginning stages of non alcoholic fatty liver disease.
The excess of sugar fools our metabolism into turning off our bodies appetite-control system. When this happens the body doesn’t stimulate insulin, which in turn fails to suppress ghrelin, or “the hunger hormone,” which then fails to stimulate leptin or “the satiety hormone.” This is what sets us up for insulin resistance, metabolic dysfunction, weight gain, abdominal obesity, decreased HDL and increased LDL, elevated blood sugar, elevated triglycerides, high blood pressure and more uric acid which place us in the risk factor for heart and kidney disease. All these things from the over consumption of sugar that is in processed foods.

Legumes, Lectin and  peanuts.

Legumes contain lectins. Peanuts are a legume and it also carries  aflatoxins which is a type of mold. In my book, Beyond the bite, I go into detail explaining why you should avoid Legumes, Lectin and peanuts.

List of legumes

  • Alfalfa
  • Asparagus bean
  • Asparagus pea
  • Baby lima bean
  • Black bean
  • Black-eyed pea
  • Black turtle bean
  • Boston bean
  • Boston navy bean
  • Broad bean
  • Cannellini bean
  • Chickpeas
  • Chili bean
  • Cranberry bean
  • Dwarf bean
  • Egyptian bean
  • Egyptian white broad bean
  • English bean
  • Fava bean
  • Fava coceira
  • Field pea
  • French green bean
  • Frijol bola roja
  • Frijole negro
  • Great northern bean
  • Green bean
  • Green and yellow peas
  • Kidney bean
  • Lentils
  • Lespedeza
  • Licorice
  • Lima bean
  • Madagascar bean
  • Mexican black bean
  • Mexican red bean
  • Molasses face bean
  • Mung bean
  • Mung pea
  • Mungo bean
  • Navy bean
  • Pea bean
  • Peanut
  • Peruvian bean
  • Pinto bean
  • Red bean
  • Red clover
  • Red eye bean
  • Red kidney bean
  • Rice bean
  • Runner bean
  • Scarlet runner bean
  • Small red bean
  • Snow pea
  • Southern pea
  • Sugar snap pea
  • Soybean
  • Wax bean
  • White vlover
  • White kidney bean
  • White pea bean

 

Corn

I bet  you didn’t know that corn is a actually a grain that is full of  Omega 6s that  produce hormones that support inflammation. it is genetically modified food and continues to be re-engineered in more ways that we can imagine. Although corn doesn’t have gluten in it, it can still aggravate auto immune disorders. Corn contains lectins and we can’t digest it. Not to mention its loaded with pesticides.

Eggs 

If you are allergic to eggs your immune system will overreact to the  proteins found in eggs. Many people who are allergic to eggs react to the proteins in the egg whites, but others just simply can’t tolerate the proteins in the yolk. Each time a person with a egg intolerance eat an egg, the body thinks these proteins are harmful invaders.

Your immune system go to work defending your body from this “invader.” This causes an allergic reaction, and chemicals like histamine are released in the body. Did  you know that the  viruses for the flu vaccine are grown in chicken eggs.
The release of these chemicals can cause someone to have the following problems:
wheezing
trouble breathing
coughing
hoarseness
throat tightness
stomachache
vomiting
diarrhea
itchy, watery, or swollen eyes
hives
red spots
swelling
a drop in blood pressure

Sometimes we have to do a little pruning of the branches, in order for the tree to be healthy again. A number of things can be the reason why you have hormonal imbalances, food intolerances, thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, personality changes, leaky gut, depression, an autoimmune disorder, chronic pain, no metabolism and low sex drive, bloating, anxiety, menstrual problems and infertility. It starts with becoming aware and how your health can be influenced by many different circumstances.
How would you define good health? Logically one would define good health as absence of a disease or following some sort of ground rules that avoid developing a disease. This book can help you begin to understand what a Keto Autoimmune protocol is and start guiding you in the redevelopment and healing of your body. You will begin to understand how to fix your gut, strengthen your immunity and fight inflammation with an autoimmune approach. The Keto AIP removes all the common inflammatory food triggers that stimulate a possible autoimmune reaction in the body. Along with helping to reset those adrenals, boosting that energy and doing a little ass kicking to those hormones that have decided to act like a wild college student and pull an all-nighter the day before final exams.
Your health doesn’t have to be a difficult situation but a positive realization that things need to change. This new lifestyle change has many parts to it and I hope you will embrace not only the physical but the spiritual awakening. Common food intolerances that are known to trigger inflammation are eliminated in this Keto AIP protocol are Nightshades, Eggs, Grains (gluten), Dairy, Legumes, Corn, Soy, Dairy and lectins.

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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. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

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