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Hashimoto’s Crock-pot Recipes

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

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Wild Rice with Cranberries and Mushrooms

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

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice

1 tablespoon Ghee or coconut oil, melted

¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt or Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

¼ cup red onion, diced

2 cans (14 ounces each) vegetable broth

½ cup of white button mushrooms, diced

½ cup slivered almonds

1/3 cup dried cranberries

Directions

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

 

Turkey Soup

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

3-4 cloves garlic, chopped

Half a red onion, finely dived

2 ribs of celery, trimmed and chopped

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

Half a medium-large winter squash, peeled and cubed

Himalayan Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

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

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Fresh cold water, as needed

Fresh chopped parsley, for serving

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

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

 

Santa Fe Chicken Chili

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium sweet onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2-1 teaspoon ground cumin, to taste

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

1 sweet potato, peeled, diced

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

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

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

2 cups chicken broth, more if needed

1 tablespoon balsamic or apple cider vinegar

2 heaping cups cooked chicken pieces- diced

Juice of 1 lime, or to taste

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

My Pumpkin Corn Muffins would be a tasty addition.

 

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Two weeks of amazingly simple and delicious Hypothyroidism Breakfasts!

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast” literally means the meal that “breaks the fast”. You’ve been sleeping all night fasting. Your body needs to be rebooted. You’ve got to “jump-start” that metabolism. Eating a healthy breakfast has been medically proven to have many health benefits, including weight control , reducing the risk of obesity , it certainly will boost your fiber intake to help you reach your daily goal of 20 to 35 grams (for adults). Eating breakfast has been shown to improve performance, have heart health advantages, helps you avoid fluctuating glucose levels, which can lead to diabetes later in life, helps you consume less calories throughout the day, so you’re not binge eating of starvation at lunch time. It will give you that mental edge by enhancing your memory, your clarity, and the speed in which you are processing information, your reasoning skills, your creativity and how you absorb information. Scientists at the University of Milan in Italy reviewed 15 studies and found some evidence that those benefits. One theory suggested that if you eat a healthy breakfast it can reduce hunger throughout the day, and help you make better food choices at other meals. You should eat no later than 2 hours of waking up. Also, if you skip breakfast your hunger hormones are boosted and it can also throw your body into survival mode. Which in return starts breaking down protein in your muscles and your muscles will slowly start to break down.   Now, I hope you understand and see the importance of why eating a healthy breakfast is so important.  Now, I hope you see the importance of why eating a healthy breakfast is so important.  I am always thinking of my friends!  

These recipes are from my book A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidisms Booty.   

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Here are Two weeks of amazingly simple and delicious Hypothyroidism Breakfasts!

The Basic overnight oats

1/3 cup GF steel cut or rolled oats (steel cut for a crunch or rolled oats for a smoother oatmeal)

1/3 – 1/2 cup almond milk or coconut milk [depending on how thick you like it]

1/3 cup plain So Delicious Greek style yogurt

1/2 banana, mashed

1/2 tbsp. chia seeds (Omega 3 fatty acids)

½ Teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Stir everything together in a bowl. Put in a mason jar with lid. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. 

Almond butter and Banana Overnight Oats

   1 large ripe banana, mashed (about ½ cup)

¼ cup creamy almond butter

1 cup GF steel cut or rolled oats (steel cut for a crunch or rolled oats for a smoother oatmeal)

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional) (Omega 3 fatty acids)

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon raw honey

In a medium bowl, mash your banana with a fork.

Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix until well combined.

Pour the mixture into two 8 oz mason jars with lids, seal tightly and Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.

When ready to eat, give the oats a good shake and dig in! 

Almond Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats

1/2 cup GF steel cut or rolled oats (steel cut for a crunch or rolled oats for a smoother oatmeal)

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp flax meal

2 tsp cacao powder

1 T almond butter

1 chopped medjool date or 2 tsp grade B maple syrup

1/2 cup almond milk

Directions:

Pour the mixture into a 8 oz mason jars with lids, seal tightly and Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.

When ready to eat, give the oats a good shake and dig in! 

No-bake oatmeal bites

1 cup dry quick oats

2/3 cup coconut flakes

1/2 cup almond butter

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/3 cup raw honey

1 tsp vanilla

Directions: Mix all ingredients, form into 1 inch balls. Place balls in refrigerator and this is a quick and easy fast just grab n go healthy breakfast option.

 

Chickpea, tomato and Zucchini Frittata

Eggs are among one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Eggs are particularly rich in the two antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthine. Eggs are loaded with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, good fats and various trace nutrients, 6 grams of protein with all 9 essential amino acids. Rich in iron, phosphorous, selenium and vitamins A, B12, B2 and B5. Make sure to purchase omega 3 rich eggs, free roaming & organic not factory raised. Not all eggs are created equal. Stay away from your standard supermarket eggs. The chickens are usually raised in an overfilled hen house or a cage and never see the light of day. They are usually fed a grain-based feed that are supplemented with vitamins and minerals, antibiotics and hormones. So Like the commercial states it really is the incredible, edible egg!

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. vegetable or olive oil

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 zucchini, thinly sliced

½ cup of cherry tomatoes cut in half

1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas, drained

1 garlic clove, crushed

½ tsp. chili flakes

½ tsp. ground cumin

3 Tbsp. chopped flat leaf parsley

6 organic cage free eggs

Directions:

Heat oil in a cast iron skillet.  Add onion and sauté over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.

Add zucchini and tomatoes, increase the heat and sauté for 4 minutes or until softened. Stir in chickpeas, garlic, chili flakes, cumin and parsley and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until hot. Beat eggs with 2 tablespoons water and stir into vegetables. Place in oven and cook on 350 for about 20 minutes until its set.

Smoked Salmon Frittata

Eggs, salmon, and tomatoes. This recipe is loaded with all the nutrients that you need. The eggs have disease-fighting nutrients like lutein. Your salmon is loaded with omega 3’s, a good source of protein, B vitamins, vitamin D, magnesium and selenium. The tomatoes are also a powerhouse of nutrients from vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and vitamin K , copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E, and phosphorus. Sounds like a perfect meal for breakfast or brunch.

Ingredients:

3 eggs

2 ounces smoked salmon

1 roma tomato, diced and seeded

¼ cup chopped onion

½ tablespoon chopped parsley leaves

1 tablespoon goat’s milk

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 °F.

Break the eggs in a bowl, add goat’s milk and seasoning, and whisk them.

Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet. Sauté the onions till golden brown, add the diced tomato and add seasoning. Add the salmon and sauté for 2 additional minutes. Pour the egg mixture in the pan and stir gently. Place in the preheated oven and cook for 20-25 minutes.

Homemade Turkey Sausage Patties

Turkey is rich in protein, low in fat and is a source of iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B6 and niacin. It also contains the amino acid tryptophan, selenium and is lower on the GI index scale.

1 lb of ground turkey

1 teaspoon of dried sage

½ teaspoon of fennel seeds

Dash of cayenne, black pepper and ground all spice

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Shape into small 3 inch patties and allow to refrigerate for 2 hours to help form. In a cast iron skillet on medium heat, cook the patties until completely cooked through on both sides. This would be great with some freshly scrambled eggs.

Honey-lime Fruit Salad

This easy-to-make breakfast is full of vitamins and antioxidants

Ingredients:

2 cups chopped seasonal fruits (I use red grapes, kiwis, mandarins, and bananas)

1 teaspoon lime juice

1 tablespoon organic honey

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. 

Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries

Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. Quinoa is a health food superstar. This ancient grain is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein and has all essential amino acids. Quinoa is a slowly digested carbohydrate, naturally high in dietary fiber so this makes it a great low-GI option and an awesome choice for diabetics! Can you believe it!?

Ingredients

1/2 cup of dry quinoa, rinsed

1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 tablespoons of almond butter

½ teaspoon Cinnamon

½ cup of organic Blueberries

Directions:

Add quinoa, almond milk and vanilla extract to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer with cover on until liquid is absorbed. Fluff quinoa with a fork and let sit uncovered for about a minute.   Mix in almond butter, cinnamon and the blueberries.

Apricot Squares

2 c gluten free old fashion oats

¼ c ground flaxseed

¾ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp ground cloves

¼ tsp salt

½ c almond butter

¼ c raw honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ c finely chopped apricots

PREHEAT your oven to 350°F. Coat your 8″ x 8″ pan with spray.

1st mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Next, mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to the dry ingredients and your wet ingredients and mix to combine. Mix in the apricots until well combined. PRESS the mixture firmly into your prepared pan. BAKE for 25 minutes, or until the edges are browned. Let it cool completely before cutting into eight bars.

Autumn Pumpkin Smoothie Supreme

This smoothie packs a nutritional punch. It provides antioxidants and fiber from the pumpkin, protein from the almond butter, and potassium from the banana. Add a tbsp. of flaxseed oil or hemp seed oil for your Omega 3’s! This “super easy to make” pumpkin spice smoothie is an awesome way to slurp up the great flavors of autumn.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup canned coconut cream (or sub almond/coconut milk)

2 tablespoons almond butter

1 banana

2 dates, soaked overnight to soften

1 teaspoon cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

Place all the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Serve chilled. And Voila!

 

Happy Colon smoothie

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon raw honey

½ of a peeled grapefruit

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 tablespoon flaxseed meal

½ inch fresh raw ginger

½ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg & turmeric

This a delicious, easy drink to make. Add all ingredients into the blender and voila!

 

Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Steel Cut Overnight Oats

2 cups gluten free steel cut oats

1 Tbsp. honey

1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries

3/4 cup unsweetened organic applesauce

2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

3 cups water

Spray your crock pot with non-stick spray Put all the ingredients into your slow cooker and cook overnight on low for 8 hours). Once cooked, stir oats to combine and serve. Ladle into your bowl and serve.

Slow Cooker Toasted Granola

½ cup honey

½ cup applesauce

¼ cup organic coconut oil

¼ cup of almond butter

1 teaspoon of ground Ceylon cinnamon

5 cups of gluten free rolled oats

½ cup raw pumpkin seeds

2 teaspoons of ground flaxseed

½ cup organic golden raisins

¼ cup chopped pitted dates

Spray slow cooker with a nonstick spray. In a small bowl whisk together honey, applesauce, oil, almond butter, and cinnamon. In the slow cooker add the combine oats, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds. Stir in honey mixture. Cook on high-heat setting about 2 1/2 hours or until toasted, stirring every 30 minutes. Allow the lid to vent.  After its finished cooking. Spread the oat mixture on a pan to cool. Add raisins and dates; toss gently to combine. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Ladle into a bowl and serve.

Slow Cooker Hearty Breakfast Quinoa

1 cup Quinoa

2 cups apple juice

1/4 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

½ apple, diced

2 tablespoons real maple syrup (grade B)

1/4 cup dried cranberries

Spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray. In a mesh strainer, rinse out the quinoa for about 3 minutes.  Combine the quinoa, apple juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, diced apple, maple syrup and dried cranberries into the slow cooker. Mix well. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or until liquid has been absorbed.

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Health and Happiness,

Audrey
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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 ,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way ,   Hypothyroidism Clarity: How to transition your family  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 Support Group. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

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How I put my Hashimoto’s into Remission

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Everywhere you look social media is advertising some sort of weight loss miracle products. They are promising amazing results with their  “flowery language” if only  you buy me.  Giving you a little nudge of hope and motivation that you will  lose weight.  What if I told you that I’ve found a revolutionary breakthrough; A little magical bean that has scientists saying.” They’ve found the  weight loss cure for every body type” and it’s a very easy  answer to bust that body fat for good.

There isn’t a magical bean and I can’t twitch my nose like Samantha on Bewitched to make it all change. I had to come to the realization that this was on me. As I look in the mirror with disgust. This isn’t what I envisioned me looking like at 45. Why did I have a ridiculous notion that I could put on a pair of pants and not have a layer of skin hanging over.

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism after the birth of my twins when I was 25. Like many other people with this illness, I was misdiagnosed and “labeled” with many different things  for years before my real issue was recently discovered. I started seeing a new doctor and asked him to do a entire thyroid panel on me, to check me for thyroid antibodies and to check anything that you can check in that tube of blood. Finally, I had answers and it wasn’t wait I wanted to hear but it was what I expected. My body has been taken over and invaded by Hashimoto’s.

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis; an autoimmune condition where my immune system attacks my  thyroid like it is alien invader.  The same way the body attacks a cold or the flu. My thyroid wasn’t producing the hormones my body needed to function. Those hormones—named triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) suppress the level of TSH in the body. When T3 and T4 levels are low, the TSH level in the blood tends to climb. After many years of being attacked, my thyroid has became inflamed and had stopped producing the T3 and T4 hormones my body needed to regulate my metabolism.

The clinical list of  Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is commonly defined by weight gain, fatigue, brittle hair, difficulty concentrating, tiredness, feeling colder than normal, dry and itchy skin and  goiters. Let’s not forget to mention you can also be labeled with depression. So many doctors tried to force antidepressants on me and with every fiber of my being I refused and couldn’t scream loud enough ,”I AM NOT DEPRESSED, IT’S SOMETHING ELSE!”

Keep in mind that your thyroid has a relationship with all the hormones. It’s a very complex balance and there is no straight forward treatment of just treating your thyroid alone. 1st you must make sure your adrenal glands are in total support. Adrenal fatigue is a very common. Next, I had to get my cortisol levels stabilized. Now, with already having hypothyroidism my cortisol levels were already above average. Then I had to find the right medication for me. I knew this wasn’t an easy task but I was up for the challenge.

I had to forge a new lifestyle, make it fun and create my new normal. Mentally I had to prepare for this and keep in mind that the old me wasn’t a lesser person; she is a total superstar, and I’m very proud of who I was. It’s lead me to who I am  today.  I also couldn’t focus on all the years that I struggled terribly with the wrong diagnosis. So, I put on my big girl panties and charged ahead like a warrior queen

 

1.Start Supporting my Adrenal Glands

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

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

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

2.Avoid Fluoride Blocks Iodine Receptors

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

 

Natural Tooth Paste Recipe

Natural Peppermint Toothpaste

1/2 cup coconut oil

3 Tablespoons of baking soda

15 drops of peppermint food grade essential oil

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

Homemade Coconut Oil Toothpaste Recipe

6 tbsp. coconut oil

6 tbsp. baking soda

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

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

3.Natural Hormone Balancing

One approach to fixing thyroid issues  is the use of hormone therapy. You really need to meet with a holistic expert. There are many great holistic and naturopath doctors. Most often, synthetic hormones like Synthroid, Levoxyl, or Levothroid are used, which contain only the T4 hormone and no T3 – two hormones produced by the thyroid gland.  Thyroid conditions are serious business. You should always seek a professional who knows how to help you.  Our organs and glands like your thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, ovaries, testicles and pancreas regulate most of your hormone production, and if your hormones become even slightly imbalanced it can cause some other serious health issues.  Our gut health can also play an important role in hormone regulation.  Start loading up on up on rich sources of natural omega-3s like wild fish, flaxseed, chia seeds, walnuts and grass-fed animal products. People don’t boost their omega-3 foods intake to balance out the elevated omega-6s they consumed. To many mega-6 foods will cause inflammation and lead to chronic disease. Eating more coconut oil, salmon, grass fed butt like Ghee and avocados will start to provide your body with essential fats that are fundamental building blocks for hormone production.  Supplements like digestive enzymes, probiotics, bone broth, kefir, fermented vegetables, and high-fiber foods can start to repair your gut lining, which also can help to balance your hormones. Caffeine will rise your cortisol levels and then it lowers your thyroid hormone levels and basically creates havoc throughout your entire body. Replace your morning coffee with herbal teas. Matcha tea is a great caffeine replacement and is loaded with antioxidants, weight loss benefits, and cancer fighting properties, heart health, brain power, skin health and a good Chlorophyll Source.  Last but not least GET OUT IN THE SUN! Free vitamin D, baby. 20 minutes a day is a great way to soak up some that free essential vitamin.  On the days where you can’t sit out in the sun you can supplement with a good D3 vitamin.

 

4.Fix your Gut  

A nutrient dense lower carb diet can help start to restore your  health  and improve  thyroid function but when digestion is impaired it may not be enough. Supplements can help produce thyroid hormone.  Get your level checked and supplement if low. Often people with Hashimoto’s have a very poor balance of beneficial strains of bacteria in their colon. This dysbiosis in the gut, caused by too much sugar, antibiotics and stress, can exacerbate autoimmunity. Taking a good quality probiotic is beneficial and eating fermented foods will help add back those lost beneficial strains of bacteria needed. A healthy gut plays a significant role in hormone regulation. Having a leaky gut or a lack of probiotic foods lining your intestinal wall can help cause a hormonal imbalance. For most of us, taking a quality probiotic supplement doesn’t have any side effects other than higher energy and better digestive health. As a society we have drastically cut back on our consumption of vegetables and of beneficial essential fatty acids ( flax, pumpkin, black current seed oil, dark green leafy vegetables, hemp, chia seeds, fish)  such as those found in certain fish (including salmon, mackerel, and herring) and flaxseed. This will allow give your body a boost to detox.  Detoxification and cleansing on a regular basis is beneficial for your thyroid gland because it helps lower inflammation.

  1. It’s Okay to Say NO 

I’ve always been that type of person who put myself last. How can I take care of anyone else when my tank has ran empty. It’s okay to start saying no. It is vital that I start allowing myself to heal. I need to rest, de-stress and even pamper myself at times. If someone asks me to do something, I will think about how that will affect my life. I now understand that it is okay to not be so busy. It is okay to just rest on the weekends and not be a social butterfly. I have to start making  time for self care such as detox baths, mediation, walking, writing a gratitude list, doing EFT and even yoga. I’ve also changed jobs many times until I found one that was less stressful.

6.Embrace Life

We live in a fast paced superficial world. Where ever you go, there you are. You can’t always control the world around you. Take time to breathe everything in, think about what is going on and let circumstances unfold as they may. Why not allow the universe catch you.

7.Avoid artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup

Artificial sweeteners are nothing but chemicals that were made in a lab by man. They are poisons and show never ever be consumed. They cause all kinds of health issues. Make sure you start reading you labels and avoid artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup which seems to be in a lot of products. HFCS is a cheap ingredient and it makes us fat.

8.Exercise

Exercise — this is especially important to correct thyroid function. Walking briskly for 30 minutes a day is a good place to start. A rebounder is a good form of exercise too. If you were to use it for 10 minutes a day it will stimulate your immune system and help cleans out toxin from the cells. It also has been proven to reverse the aging process and reduces your body fat; firms your legs, thighs, abdomen, arms, and hips; increases your agility; and improves your sense of balance.

9.Avoid Unnecessary Body chemicals

These commonly found in items like antibacterial soap, deodorant, lotions, and makeup. These things are poisonous. Your skin is the largest organ in the body. Whatever you put on your skin goes into your body. I can’t preach this enough. If you can’t eat it, then don’t apply it to your skin. I understand this might not be 100% doable but every little bit helps your body.

10.   Find a homeopathic Practitioner

One who will start working with finding the root cause to your illness? Everything has a beginning and then it is can be like a domino effect on the rest of your health. Homeopathy is a form of medical treatment that brings the body into balance and can start getting to the root of your problems to find a solution. A good homeopathy doctor doesn’t treat your symptoms like most regular doctors do, they treat the whole person

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

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