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28 Ways to Boost Your Energy with Hypothyroidism

I’ve been do my best to manage my hypothyroidism for years. After tons of research. Here is a list of 28 ways you can boost your energy and fight back against hypothyroidism when it flares up!  Most common 16 symptoms of having hypothyroidism is:

16 symptoms of hypothyroid

  1. Fatigue
  2. Increased sensitivity to cold
  3. Constipation
  4. Dry skin
  5. Unexplained weight gain
  6. Puffy face
  7. Hoarseness
  8. Muscle weakness
  9. Elevated blood cholesterol level
  10. Muscle aches and pain
  11. Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
  12. Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
  13. Thinning hair
  14. Slower heart rate
  15. Depressed mood
  16. Impaired memory

Ways on how you can start to  manage your life with Hypothyroidism when a flares up :

  • Eat a Clean, Balanced Diet
  • Manage Your Stress
  • Drinking organic green juices.
  • Cooking all cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts and not eating them raw, which can effect and slow your thyroid.
  • Remove sugar, gluten and alcohol from your lifestyle.
  • Drink green Matcha tea.
  • Daily walks , meditation and yoga.
  • Take Epsom salt baths.
  • Finding a balance with Selenium/Zinc in my body to support my thyroid.
  • Removing parabens from all beauty products including makeup, shampoo, conditioner, soaps, sunscreen, dish soap, etc.
  • Using organic dyer sheets and organic laundry soap from Seventh Generation.
  • Using organic cotton shower curtains, towels and sheets.
  • Using steam saunas weekly to help detox and assist with auto-immune symptoms.
  • Reading all labels-making sure you stay away from Soy products
  • Maintaining a  Healthy Body Weight
  • Whole Food Supplements
  • Try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Limit your caffeine
  • No smoking
  • Keep Your Blood Sugar Balanced
  • Add Vitamin B12, probiotics,  ample omega-3 fatty acids
  • Get plenty of sunlight to optimize your vitamin D levels and take 1000-2000IU daily of Vitamin D3
  • Lift weights
  • Make sure your medication dose is correct
  • drink more water
  • take a nap
  • Use organic coconut oil in your cooking
  • Adding chlorella, parsley, or cilantro to your daily smoothie to help your body detoxify from chemical exposures (petrochemicals, PCBs, pesticides, and mercury).

P.S.

It’s an utterly ridiculous notion to think that your work can’t make your heart sing and your soul smile. My life is to short and too valuable to be unfulfilling. I don’t want my life to be in a routine where I start to feel dull and I start to slowly die on the inside. I will express myself with all my skill and my life with enthusiasm! I am here to stay and screaming out to the world, “Here I come ready or not”!

I know, that I’ve found my sense of purpose and what makes my heart leap with joy it’s writing, blogging and being an investigative journalist.

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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.

Signs of Magnesium Deficiency? 16 ways to boost up your Magnesium

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Magnesium is a mineral that plays a important part  in our health and well-being. It’s one of the forgotten minerals and it’s vital for many processes within the body. Magnesium helps to keep the nervous system healthy and to calm your nerves when you are stressed. In fact, did you know that magnesium is the first mineral depleted when you are stressed? So if you have any type of stress in your life magnesium is the first mineral that goes out the window. Magnesium is also an important mineral co-factor for enzymes that have biochemical reactions in the body. In other words it plays a large role in digestive system health as it helps enzymes do their job as well as to loosen the body to relax and ease to support the metabolic processes.

 

How much magnesium do you need?

About 60% of your magnesium is in your bones, the rest is in body tissues, and only about 1% is in your blood. Adult men should take in 400 mg, while women should get 310 mg; this increases to 420 mg and 320 mg

1.Almonds

Magnesium: 105 mg in ¼ cup

Other body benefits: Almonds are rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that keeps the immune system strong and eyes healthy. They’re also packed with protein, which helps fill you up and slim you down, as well as heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

2.Sesame seeds

Magnesium: 101 mg in 1 ounce roasted

Other body benefits: Sesame seeds may add some sizzle to your sex life—they’re chock-full of zinc, which can help testosterone and sperm production in men. They’re also a good source of iron and vitamin B-6.

3.Sunflower seeds

Magnesium: 128 mg in ¼ cup

Other body benefits: Sunflower seeds are a surprisingly good source of bone-building calcium. Additionally, they’re high in polyunsaturated fats, which can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood when eaten in moderation.

4.Bananas

Magnesium: 33 mg in one medium banana

Other body benefits: When bananas are still a little green, they are one of the best sources of resistant starch, a healthy carb that fills your belly and fires up your metabolism. Bananas also offer a dose of potassium, an electrolyte that can help lower blood pressure naturally.

5.Cashews

Magnesium: 89 mg in ¼ cup

Other body benefits: A serving of cashews provides nearly 10% of your daily iron needs. The nuts are also a good source of folate and vitamin K.

Best ways to eat them: Have them on their own for a satisfying snack (just buy the unsalted kind). You could also toss them into a stir-fry or on top of a salad.

6.Tofu

Magnesium: 37 mg in ½ cup

Other body benefits: This vegetarian soy protein source gives you 43% of your daily calcium needs in a ½-cup serving. You also get a dose of iron, a mineral the body needs to produce hemoglobin—the protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout the body.

( Please remember that if you have hypothyroidism you are to avoid soy products. It hinders your bodies ability to absorb medication per Mayo clinic )

Side note: Since we are talking hypothyroidism at this moment, generally, it’s best to wait four hours after taking thyroid medication to consume any products that contain soy. The same guidelines apply to other products that may impair the body’s ability to absorb thyroid medication, including concentrated iron and calcium supplements, and antacids that contain calcium or aluminum hydroxide per mayo clinic.

7.Pumpkin seeds

Magnesium: 74 mg in 1 ounce

Other body benefits: The seeds from your jack-o-lantern are a good source of fiber, with 5 grams per ounce. Pumpkin seeds also have plenty of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, as well as 5 grams of protein per serving.

8.Flaxseed

Magnesium: 40 mg in 1 tablespoon whole

Other body benefits: A sprinkling of ground flaxseed turns a cup of yogurt or cereal into a heart-healthy breakfast: a tablespoon contains more than half your recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed also gives you doses of fiber and the antioxidant lignan.

9.Milk (skim)

Magnesium: 27.8 mg in 1 cup

Other body benefits: You’ve had the health benefits of milk drilled into your head since you were a kid, but here’s a quick review: a cup of milk provides about a third of your daily recommended intake of calcium, which you need to build healthy bones and keep them strong as you age. Milk is also a good source of potassium, vitamin D, protein, and vitamin B-12.

If your looking to stop drinking cow’s milk here is a article with a link attached : Top 10 milks that are healthier than cow milk

If you need a reason to stop drinking cow’s milk here is a good article:

The truth about Milk

Side note: If  you don’t drink cow’s milk like me you can also Use almond milk. It also  can vary in magnesium content depending on whether the company has added magnesium to the product. However, the amount of naturally occurring magnesium in one cup of almond milk is about 16 mg .

However, Coconut Milk is loaded with Magnesium

Coconut Milk Nutrition

The nutritional information outlined in the table below is based on one cup of coconut milk or 240g.

Nutrition Amount
Minerals
Calcium 38.4mg
Magnesium 88.8mg
Potassium 631mg
Phosphorus 240mg
Iron 3.8mg
Zinc 1.6mg
Copper .6mg
Manganese 2.2mg
Selenium 14.9mcg
Vitamins
Vitamin C 6.7mg
Vitamin E .4mg
Vitamin K .2mcg
Niacin 1.8mg
Folate 38.4mcg
Vitamin B6 .1mg
Thiamine .1mg
Fat
Total Fats 57.2 g
Saturated Fats 50g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 626mg
Monounsaturated Fats 2.4g
Others
Carbohydrates 13mg
Fiber 5mg
Proteins 5mg
Calories 552
Sodium 36mg
Cholesterol 0mg

10.Oatmeal

Magnesium: 57.6 mg in 1 cup cooked

Other body benefits: This healthy whole grain fills you up with folate, fiber, and potassium. Plus, it can help lower cholesterol, and oats are even rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

11.Broccoli

Magnesium: 51 mg in ½ cup cooked

Other body benefits: A serving of the cruciferous superfood contains more vitamin C than an orange. Plus, research shows that people who eat lots of broccoli may have a lower risk of certain types of cancer, including colon and bladder cancer.

( please remember that if you have hypothyroidism raw  cruciferous vegetables can harm the thyroid. You would have to really consume a ton of cruciferous vegetables the scientific studies are still out but try to limit raw cruciferous vegetables and eat cooked. Please do eat your cancer fighting veggies)

12.Sweet corn

Magnesium: 33 mg in 1 ear

Other body benefits: Some people say carb-heavy corn is a diet no-no. Though corn does have 6 to 8 grams of naturally occurring sugar in one ear, this healthy whole grain is also a great source of fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C, and plant-based protein.

13.Peas

Magnesium: 48 mg in 1 cup

Other body benefits: A cup of peas provides nearly a day’s worth of vitamin C. Peas also provide protein, potassium, and vitamin A.

Best way to eat them: The possibilities are endless: toss peas in a stir-fry or on top of a salad, make a belly-warming split-pea soup, mix them into pasta, or even eat them raw.

  1. Spinach — 1 cup: 157 milligrams (40% DV)
  2. Chard — 1 cup: 154 milligrams (38% DV)
  3. Pumpkin seeds — 1/8 cup: 92 milligrams (23% DV)
  4. Yogurt or Kefir — 1 cup: 50 milligrams (13% DV)
  5. Black Beans — ½ cup: 60 milligrams (15% DV)
  6. Avocado — 1 medium: 58 milligrams  (15% DV)
  7. Figs — ½ cup: 50 milligrams (13% DV)
  8. Dark Chocolate — 1 square: 95 milligrams (24% DV)

 

14. DIY Trail Mix: Take a handful of walnuts (which have loads of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids), add another handful of gluten free whole-grain toasted oat cereal, 70% dark chocolate bite,  handful of dried cranberries, another handful of  raw sunflower seeds or raw pumpkin . Toss it all into a baggie, give it a shake, and hit the road. It couldn’t be easier — or healthier!

 

Other Ways To Get More Magnesium:

15.Magnesium Hair Spray

Recipe by Thecoconutmomma.com

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Use a double boiler and melt the coconut oil and cocoa butter over medium heat.
  2. Once both oils are melted, add magnesium oil.
  3. Stir the oils and allow them to cool.
  4. Once the oils are cooled and hard you will want to whip them into a body butter.
  5. Use a hand mixer and whip the oils until the body butter is light and fluffy.
  6. Store body butter in a air tight container.
  7. Keeps for 6 months.

Magnesium Hair Spray

Recipe by : wellnessmama.com

Ingredients for Hair Spray

  • 1 cup of hot water (not boiling)- Can also use strong Chamomile Tea as the base if you want to lighten hair or black tea as the base if you want to darken hair, but you will need to keep in the fridge.
  • 2 tablespoons epsom salts (or more for extra texture)
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan or Sea Salt (optional but adds stiffness)
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • 1/2 tsp conditioner (optional- don’t use if you have fine/oily hair)
  • Optional: a few drops of essential oils or a spritz of your favorite perfume for scent- Lavender and citrus are great options
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon vodka or alcohol- if you want to lighten hair (the lemon juice lightens and the alcohol preserves)

Hair Spray Instructions

  1. Get a spray bottle that holds at least 10 ounces. I used a glass bottle made from an old apple cider vinegar bottle and a regular spray top. I also tripled the recipe to accomodate the size of my bottle.
  2. Put the hot water (or tea) in the spray bottle and add the epsom salts, sea salt (optional), aloe vera, conditioner, scent (optional) and lemon juice/vodka (if using).
  3. Put the cap on the bottle and shake for 1-2 minutes or until epsom salts and sea salt are dissolved. Store in the fridge if using lemon juice or tea base, or at room temperature if you aren’t. Will last 3-4 months or longer.
 16.Magnesium Spray for Body
recipe by : Hellonatural.com
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Steep tea in almost boiling water for 5 minutes. Then discard tea bag.
  2. Combine all ingredients except aloe vera in a reusable spray bottle.
  3. Shake well to dissolve salt.
  4. Let cool completely then add aloe vera.
  5. Keep refrigerated.

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.

 

 

resources

http://healthywildandfree.com/the-top-6-signs-of-magnesium-deficiency/?c=fbg#sthash.ArmBR45x.dpbs

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20914173_3,00.html

http://www.mayoclinic.org/hyperthyroidism/expert-answers/faq-20058188

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=answeredquestion&dbid=129

Dr Fuhrman Do Cruciferous Vegetables Harm the Thyroid?

 

 

9 Hot Toddy Home Remedies Recipes To Stop Inflammation, Fight Bacteria, And Beat Colds

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National Hot Toddy Day may “officially” be January 11 but there’s no time like the present to whip up one of these classic chest-warming mixtures.

The Hot Toddy is a classic hot drink  recipe that requires only a base liquor, honey, lemon, and tea. In my research, I’ve found that this was a brown liquor drink and it really depends on your personal taste.  Brandy, rum and whiskey are all excellent choices for the base of the hot toddy.

The Alcohol in whiskey is a great decongestant it helps to dilate the blood vessels and allowing the white blood cells to start to fight infection, herbal tea has Immune-enhancing herbs , the raw honey will add  a dose of antibacterial and antimicrobial properties along with the  sulfur, which help to soothe sore throats and is a natural cough suppressant, lemon will give a boost of vitamin C , and the warm steam emanating from the drink helps to open up your sinus’s. That’s why this drink is a perfect concoction for helping to clear up your cold symptoms.

As you read my gathered collection of recipes let the basic recipe inspire  you on a journey to experiment and make your perfect personal  Hot Toddy drink!

 

The Classic Hot Toddy

1½ ounce brown liquor
1 tablespoon raw honey
½ ounce lemon juice
1 cup hot Gypsy Cold Care tea
Lemon wedge and a cinnamon stick

Directions:

First pour the honey, lemon, and cinnamon stick into a glass or mug. Top with hot tea, and your brown liquor , stir, and add a lemon wedge for garnish. Allow to steep, covered, for 10-15 minutes before drinking.
Sip slowly. Repeat every two hours (or as needed) for cold/flu.

The Not Toddy

Ingredients:
6 oz Gypsy Cold Care hot Tea
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp lemon juice
2-3 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp ground or whole cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 lemon wedge

Directions:

First pour the honey, lemon, and spices into a glass or mug. Top with hot tea, stir, and add a lemon wedge for garnish

Chamomile Toddy

1½ ounce brown liquor
½ ounce raw honey
Lemon wedge
Orange slice
Cinnamon stick
4 ounces hot brewed Chamomile tea
Grated nutmeg (optional)

Add the first five ingredients to mug. Top with the Chamomile tea, and garnish with grated nutmeg, if desired.

The Spiced Rum Toddy  

2 ounces spiced rum
1 ounce Montenegro Amaro
½ ounce lemon juice
¼ ounce Grade B organic  maple syrup
Dash of Regan’s Orange Bitters
Dash of Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Bitters
4 ounces hot water
Orange peel, for garnish

Combine all ingredients except the garnish into a coffee mug. Garnish with an orange peel.

The Jackie Boy Toddy 

2 ounces  Jack Daniels

1 tablespoon honey

4 ounces Hot water

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 slice fresh lemon

Combine all ingredients into a coffee mug. Garnish with an lemon wedge.

Honey-Bourbon Toddy 

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup hot water

2 oz. of bourbon

2  lemon  wedges

2 cinnamon sticks  

Combine all ingredients into a coffee mug. Garnish with an lemon wedge.

Whiskey Clove Toddy

2oz of whiskey

1 cup of boiling water

2 tbsp. of honey

3 lemon wedges

8 whole cloves

Combine all ingredients into a coffee mug. Garnish with an lemon wedge

The Hot Apple-Ginger Toddy

6 oz organic apple cider
1 slice fresh ginger
1 tsp honey
2 oz whiskey
1 slice lemon

Directions:

To infuse your apple cider, first, peel and chop several slices of ginger. Bring 6-8 ounces of apple cider to a boil in a non aluminum pot. Once the cider boils, add in ginger. Remove from heat and let steep for 30 minutes. Puree your mixture in a blender and strain using a mesh strainer.

To make the toddy, add the whiskey to your ginger-infused cider while the cider is still hot. Stir in honey. Pour into a glass or mug, and garnish with lemon and ginger slice.

 

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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  • DisclaimerThe 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. 

 

Do you suffer from hypothyroidism brain fog?

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Do you walk into a room and forget why you walked in there? Do you have to write yourself a honey do list?  Many things can cause brain fog like  stress, pregnancy, no sleep, illness, brain tumors, alcohol, head trauma, Vitamin B-12 deficiency, menopause  and even medications. Many studies have proven that an underactive thyroid can be damaging to  your mental health. This happens to me quite often and frankly its  aggravating, very frustrating, and makes me take my worrying to the next level thinking, ” Can it be early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease?” Don’t fret you can do things to help your memory.

Here are a few suggestions from thehelpguide.org

  1. Exercise your mind

Memory, like muscular strength, requires you to “use it or lose it.” The more you work out your brain, the better you’ll be able to process and remember information. But not all activities are equal. The best brain exercises break your routine and challenge you to use and develop new brain pathways. 

2. Aerobic exercise

Aerobic exercise is particularly good for the brain, so choose activities that keep your blood pumping. In general, anything that is good for your heart is great for your brain.

3. Get more Sleep

Sleep is critical to learning and memory in an even more fundamental way. Research shows that sleep is necessary for memory consolidation, with the key memory-enhancing activity occurring during the deepest stages of sleep.

4. Laugh at yourself

Listening to jokes and working out punch lines activates areas of the brain vital to learning and creativity. As psychologist Daniel Goleman notes in his book Emotional Intelligence, “laughter… seems to help people think more broadly and associate more freely.”

5. Eat a brain-boosting diet

Get your omega-3s. Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids are particularly beneficial for brain health. Fish is a particularly rich source of omega-3, especially cold water “fatty fish” such as salmon, tuna, halibut, trout, mackerel, sardines, and herring.

  • If you’re not a fan of seafood, consider non-fish sources of omega-3s such as walnuts, ground flaxseed, flaxseed oil, winter squash, kidney and pinto beans, spinach, broccoli and pumpkin seeds .
  • Limit calories and saturated fat. Research shows that diets high in saturated fat (from sources such as red meat, whole milk, butter, cheese, cream, and ice cream) increase your risk of dementia and impair concentration and memory.
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables. Produce is packed with antioxidants, substances that protect your brain cells from damage. Colorful fruits and vegetables are particularly good antioxidant “superfood” sources.
  • Drink green tea. Green tea contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that protect against free radicals that can damage brain cells. Among many other benefits, regular consumption of green tea may enhance memory and mental alertness and slow brain aging.
  • Drink wine (or grape juice) in moderation. Keeping your alcohol consumption in check is key, since alcohol kills brain cells. But in moderation (around 1 glass a day for women; 2 for men), alcohol may actually improve memory and cognition. Red wine appears to be the best option, as it is rich in resveratrol, a flavonoid that boosts blood flow in the brain and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Other resveratrol-packed options include grape juice, cranberry juice, fresh grapes and berries, and peanuts.

 

Per thehealthguide.org Research shows that diets high in saturated fat (from sources such as red meat, whole milk, butter, cheese, cream, and ice cream) increase your risk of dementia and impair concentration and memory. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Produce is packed with antioxidants, substances that protect your brain cells from damage

Over 200 million people suffer from a thyroid disorder over time your thyroid gland will produce less hormones and it starts to affect your neurological functioning. A  hormone deficiency slows everything down, including your brain functions. This can leave you with a chemical imbalance that can includes symptoms like:

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Detachment from personal relationships and activities
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Inability to connect details
  • Short-term memory problems
  • Slowed mental reactions
  • Confusion

 

If memory lapses are bothering you, talk with your  doctor to make sure its not a underlying “other” medical condition. Getting to the root cause is the smartest thing you can do it could be an easy fix like getting more sleep, switching a medication, or taking a  stress reduction class to get your memory back on track.

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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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 book. 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 book. 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 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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For the love of Chickpea!

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Chickpeas are a gluten free source of protein and fiber. Chickpeas also contain exceptional levels of iron, vitamin B-6 and magnesium, vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, choline and selenium and Amino acids. Possible health benefits of consuming chickpeas are Diabetes (high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels), Bone health (The iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K content present in chickpeas all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength) Blood pressure (low-sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure) Heart health (high fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B-6 content, coupled with the lack of cholesterol found in chickpeas, all support heart health) Cancer (Selenium is a mineral plays a role in liver enzyme function, and helps detoxify some cancer-causing compounds in the body. Additionally, selenium prevents inflammation and also decreases tumor growth rates.) Lowers cholesterol, fights inflammation and aids in your Digestion and regularity! So why not eat this “superfood” up? I listed some recipes from my up & coming book! I hope you find these recipes fun & delicious! From my family to  yours..

A survivor’s cookbook guide to
Kicking Hypothyroidisms Booty

Copyright, 2015, by Audrey Childers

Simply roasted chickpea
2 tabs extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tea garlic powder
½ teas of chili powder
1 pinch Celtic sea salt
1 pinch of ground black pepper
1pinch of crushed red pepper
1 (15oz) can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place the chickpeas in a large bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Spread the chickpeas in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 30 to 40 minutes

 

Chili-Lime Roasted Chickpeas
2 15-ounce cans chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed and blotted dry
1 tbsp. Chili powder
2 tbsp. olive oil
The juice from half of a freshly squeezed lime
Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
2 tsp cumin
1 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the chickpeas in a large bowl and toss with all the ingredients until evenly coated except the lime zest. Spread the chickpeas in an even layer on a non-aluminum baking pan or in a large cast iron skillet bake until crisp, about 40 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle the lime zest on the chickpeas after cooked. Note: Every 10 minutes shake your pan to move the chickpeas around.

Fire Roasted tomato quinoa penne pasta with crispy chickpeas and zucchini
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes, not drained
1 cup organic uncooked zucchini, diced
1 can (15 oz) cooked chickpeas
2 tablespoon goats cheese, crumbles
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon olive oil
8 oz quinoa penne pasta
Celtic sea salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sauté zucchini and garlic over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. Add chickpeas, and cook until browned and crispy, about 5 additional minutes. After pasta cooked according to the packaging, drain and toss with zucchini, roasted tomatoes, and chickpeas. Cook additional 5 minutes to allow and blend all the flavorings together. Season to taste and sprinkle goat cheese crumbles.