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Chapter 1: Setting up your Hypothyroidism Holiday Kitchen

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

― Hippocrates

Throughout history in various different cultures all around the world food has been used for its wonderful healing properties. The problem is with our current culture today is we are eating food like products. Our generation is the age where we are consumed with overly processed, genetically modified, artificially flavored and preservative loaded foods.

We are in such a state of denial. Every Cell in your body responds to the foods you consume.  These foods have a direct impact on your hormones and in return your hormones have a direct impact on every major system in your body. So many of us have these crazy phantom-like health problems.  Our body is lacking certain nutrients that heavily influence the function of every cell in our body while certain foods can inhibit your body’s ability to absorb the replacement nutrients needed.

Did you know that products we use every day may contain toxic chemicals and has been linked to women’s health issues? They are hidden endocrine disruptors and are very tricky chemicals that play havoc on our bodies. “We are all routinely exposed to endocrine disruptors, and this has the potential to significantly 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 can’t 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. Look at it another way. When is the last time that you see an Azodicarbonamide grazing in a field or Sodium benzoate being grown in a garden?

Here’s a list of the top food additives to avoid:

    Artificial Sweeteners. …

    High Fructose Corn Syrup. …

    Monosodium Glutamate (MSG / E621) …

    Trans Fat. …

    Common Food Dyes. …

    Sodium Sulfite (E221) …

    Sodium Nitrate/Sodium Nitrite. …

    BHA and BHT (E320)

These chemicals will increase production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating in organs that produce hormones. Woah! That’s a lot of work being done by these fake food chemicals. Another thing you should think about is to start making your own all natural cleaning supplies and being aware of the chemicals that you may purchase for your home, body and yard.  There is no one size fits all program when you are dealing with your body. When you start to eat smarter and are aware of what foods feed your body, despite the condition, you can start to feel better and manage your health better.

I write from the deepest part of my soul. I want you to understand that everything that I write, if you were to apply it to your life can and will make the difference between you having the energy to live your life as you want, or merely dragging yourself through life.

Remember, what we eat, governs what we become.

There is a major disconnect between what we believe to be healthy foods and what research tells us is healthy In fact, many of the health foods today that people go out of their way to eat daily are extremely thyroid suppressive.

As consumers we put our trust in the research and development of scientific studies, the FDA and the CDC. 

I can’t stress enough the importance of reading the ingredient labels on the foods that you are consuming. Food manufacturers are brilliant and they hope you don’t realize how tricky and clever they can be. Before you purchase that item, make it a point to know and understand each ingredient on that label. If you see a word on the label that you can’t pronounce or can’t define much less understand what it means. My personal rule of thumb is that if I can’t pronounce that food ingredient OR, I don’t know what the food ingredient is, then I don’t eat it!

There are literally thousands of food additives that can cause health-related problems. The book Consumer’s Guide to Food Additives is a great source that defines each individual, and often unpronounceable, ingredient or you can just go ahead and open up your web browser on your phone and google the item. 

Here is a list of a few things you can go ahead and mark off your list of things you need to avoid while purchasing your groceries.  

GMOs: Scientists don’t know exactly the implications of these genetically modified foods. They have not been tested on the long term effects on humans. It may take a few generations to see exactly how they change our DNA, scramble our genes like eggs and rearrange our chromosomes. There have been studies performed in mice that show a great deal of evidence to indicate that the GMOs can cause a host of illnesses. Peer review studies implicate GMO’s in the development of grotesque tumors, premature death, organ failure, gastric lesions, liver damage, kidney damage, severe allergic reactions, cancers, and a viral gene that disrupts human’s functions. Nearly all the corn and soy sold in the United States are GMO. Those are two things right there that you need to avoid completely when purchasing your groceries.

Soy: Soy products have hormone disrupting effects. Soy is also high in isoflavones (or goitrogens), which can damage your thyroid gland. Products containing soy protein appear in nearly every aisle of the supermarket. That’s because soy doesn’t just mean tofu. Traditional soyfoods also include soymilk, soynuts and edamame (green soybeans), just to name a few. Food companies also develop new food products containing soy protein from veggie burgers to fortified pastas and cereals. READ your labels. Dont worry you still can eat fried brown rice but replace it with Coconut amino’s instead.  Soy is estrogen mimicking, goitrogenic, hexane filled, protease inhibiting, GMO & an environmental destroying food.”

Hormones and Antibiotics: Most Livestock animals that provide meat and dairy products unless they are from an all organic farm are tainted with growth hormones, antibiotics and GMO feed. These chemicals pass through the food chain to us the consumers.  Growth hormones can cause opposite sex characteristics in developing children, early puberty, the development of cancer, and infertility. Even scarier is the world is becoming immune to antibiotics and these superbugs. Due from all the constant exposure from our food supply. Our bodies are becoming more resistant to the antibiotics that use to be able to easily treat an infection or a foreign body invader.

Pesticides: The use of pesticides in farming, on our foods and in our homes have become e rampant. The EPA knows what it’s doing to our bodies but the money is too good for them to stop allowing this to happen. It makes you wonder if they are bought off by the Round up giant Monosato. They do warn us of the birth defects, nerve damage and cancer that it can cause after being exposed or the other effects on our bodies after long term exposure but yet people still use weed killers and house hold chemicals every day.

 Neurotoxins: As I’ve said before unless you have a well your water supply is spiked with fluoride. Which is a neurotoxin that lowers IQ’s, has been linked to cancer, causes infertility, and hardening of the arteries. Every prepackaged food on the self has a chemical makeup of things to keep it from going bad and to taste better.

Monosodium glutamate (MSG): Never eat this neurotoxic, brain-damaging, genetically modified and concentrated spicy salt substitute. Causes brain damage in infants and unbearable migraine headaches in children, teens and adults. This is also used to make cheap, lower quality foods taste better aka “flavor enhancer”.

Aspartame, sucralose, sorbitol, saccharine, acesulfame potassium: These are all synthetic, IBS-causing, neurotoxic artificial sweeteners designed to make humans sick and fat.

Diacetyl: This synthetic artificial butter flavoring is often added to microwave popcorn. Able to cross the blood-brain barrier, this food additive nightmare causes beta-amyloid clumping associated with Alzheimer’s disease. You may not see the word diacetyl, so just look for “artificial butter flavor” and you’ll know.

Mercury, (listed as thimerosal), aluminum, formaldehyde and MSG: all very common ingredients in vaccines and flu shots.

Food can be a powerful medicine. I bet you never thought about your kitchen as a powerful belly-shrinking tool. Once you get your kitchen set up and stocked the right way, it certainly will make a difference in your health.  Simple food swaps, organizing your cabinets and the right tools at your fingertips can make all the difference. Creating a healthy kitchen environment that is inviting will put you in the right mindset that will mentally prepare you for success. The space around us makes a big difference between grabbing those bag of chips or that organic apple. 

Setting up your Hypothyroidism Holiday kitchen

All too many times when the holidays rolls around we try to do too much, too fast and it certainly comes back to bite us in the butt. Having a chronic illness already gives us day to day challenges.  Instead of jumping in with both feet blazing why not follow these simple tricks to make your life easier. You don’t need to do it all in one day. Approach it gradually. If you can get help from your loved ones then assign a task to everyone where you’re not overwhelmed or bombarded with things that need to be done.  Keeping your stress to a minimal is the key.  Stop expecting so much from yourself. Adjust your expectations and become more realistic of what your current abilities are. It’s not a downfall. It’s life and how it is for you. Don’t look at it like you’re less of a person. Everyone has their own issues and they might be better at hiding them than you. If you only have the energy for a few hours of activity, don’t push yourself, take your time and accomplish those activities as you can. You have to realize what is worth devoting your time and energy to, and try to stay clear of those things that don’t make the list. Of course, you want your house to be fully decorated with a holiday village, outside decorations, and other things but if you only have energy for a tree then only put up that tree.  We seem to forget what really makes the holidays memorable isn’t an impeccably decorated home. It’s spending time with each other, talking and laughing, and sharing wonderfully delicious foods. I prefer to not be curled on the couch in exhaustion and pain the day after and just focus on what’s really important. With these simple tricks in my book you can learn how to prepare slowly, always listen to your body, enjoy each moment and stay stress free. 

Always to remember to be kind to yourself.

2-3 weeks before Thanksgiving or Christmas day 

Plan the guest list

Ask guests if they have any dietary restrictions

Try to collect RSVPs

Decorate with seasonal decor

Plan your menu

Assign a dish or beverage to each guest this way everyone shares in the day

Write your grocery list

Make sure you have the necessary kitchen tools

-Roasting pan

-Baster

-Meat Thermometer

-Serving platters and utensils

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

The week before Thanksgiving or Christmas

Prepare the Kitchen

-cleanout the fridge

-dig out what pots, pans or slow cookers you will use

-cleanout coolers for beverages

Prepare the house

-Each day pick a room to clean

-Plan the table seating

-Plan the table settings

Day before Thanksgiving or Christmas

-Bake your pies

-Prepare make-ahead side dishes

-Set the table

My favorite Turkey Gravy

    6 cups turkey pan drippings or 6 cups chicken stock

    1/2 cup King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour (or your flour of choice)

    1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

    1/ 2 cup Kerry Gold Butter, ghee or coconut oil or non-dairy whipped butter

I prefer to use the pan drippings and add chicken stock if need be. I also like to boil the gizzards, neck, onion, celery, carrot, onion, bay leaf, and peppercorns in my chicken stock if I don’t have enough pan drippings. I cook it for about 25 minutes. Brig it to a boil and simmer for 25 minutes. 

If you decide to cook the gizzards, neck, onion, celery, carrot, onion, bay leaf, and peppercorns in the chicken stock to give it an extra sting make sure to drain it through a mesh strainer and throw away the gizzards, neck and an onion. 

Melt the butter in a sauce pan, add the flour, and stir with a whisk to combine.  Slowly add your stock as your was whisking the roux.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and yum!

It’s easier than you think to prepare a lavish holiday dinner with the main attraction being you; A gorgeous hypothyroidism ass kicker. Delectable side dishes and mouthwatering desserts will help you be the life of the party while feeding your friends and family this extraordinary Holiday dinner.

Thanks to the growing demand for hypothyroidism-based food, it’s easier than ever to eat the hypothyroidism way. So, whether you are a gluten free pro or someone looking to cut-down on your diary consumption, you certainly don’t need to miss out on a tasty centerpiece this holiday season. Here’s some of the authors favorite recipe choices in her book Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season

You will also find 75 plus recipes in this amazing holiday book!

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.

Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season

Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season

Needing more recipes? Order your book today and you will find 75+ recipes.

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 ThyroidThe 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.

I don’t know where to start

Hang in there. This wont happen overnight.

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start.  You can start by taking ownership of your health. I wanted you to understand or get a idea of how everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a  path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino affect. If you have something in your body that is overworked  it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is it can be healed.

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.

The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women: Strengthen Your Immunity, Fight Inflammation and Love Your Incredible Body

theketoautoimmunebookcover

Poisoned Profit

Thehypothyroidismchick.com is dedicated to covering health and science news that matters most to our generation. We cover a wide range of stories, but ultimately we are driven by two core values: first, to contribute to our readers’ understanding of what is a very complex and constantly changing field of information, and second, to keep in mind the ultimate “smell test” — we want our stories to be the kind of things you talk about at a bar with your friends. Thehypothyroidismchick.com determines coverage based on relevance, clinical significance, and editorial integrity. We give no priority to commercial considerations, and will always clearly distinguish between factual content, commentary, and opinions to avoid misleading readers with institutional propaganda and speculation.

Disclaimer

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

The views and services offered by Thehypothyroidismismchick.com are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical service, but as an alternative for those who are seeking solutions for better health. We do not claim to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, but simply help you make physical and mental changes in your own body in order to help your body heal itself. Keep in mind that results may vary, and if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have a serious condition, you should consult a physician or other appropriate medical professional prior to using any products or information on this site. Thehypothyroidisimchick.com assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms. Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

This site is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice, legal advice, or professional services. If you feel that you have a medical problem, you should seek the advice of your physician or health care practitioner. For additional information please see Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

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Perfect Turkey Gravy Recipes: THE TASTIEST HYPOTHYROIDISM ALTERNATIVES TO THIS THANKSGIVING DAY CELEBRATION

The Gardein Holiday Roast. Credit: Gardein

Perfect Turkey Gravy Recipes

There are many wonderful and different ways that you can make turkey gravy. Some people like to make it with giblets or just with chicken broth or even the drippings from the turkey. I’ve even made it weeks ahead of time to save myself some kitchen craziness on Thanksgiving Day.

My favorite is an old-fashioned gravy from the pan drippings made in just seconds before setting the food on the table. A deep flavorful gravy will enhance everything on your holiday plate with a touch of savory deliciousness.

You can make the Perfect Turkey Gravy Recipe with or without drippings. All you need is butter, flour, black pepper, chicken or turkey stock and/or drippings!

There are a few things you need to keep in mind when making your Perfect Turkey Gravy Recipe.

If you are using cornstarch to thicken instead of another gluten free flour you will skip the roux-making process. You see after you’ve deglazed your roasting pan and added the stock, all you need to do is transfer about 1 cup stock mixture to a medium bowl. Whisk in cornstarch until smooth (you’ll need 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cornstarch for every cup of gravy base in the pan). Return the mixture to the gravy base in roasting pan and whisk over medium-low heat until thickened and smooth.

If you are using arrowroot keep in mind that it can’t be reheated and it’s kind of hard to use as an ingredient.  I know, some of you prefer to use it as a thickener. Proceed with gravy recipe as you would for cornstarch (skipping the roux-making process). Transfer about 1 cup gravy base to a medium bowl and whisk in arrowroot (you’ll need 2 tablespoons arrowroot for every cup of gravy base). Just before serving, return arrowroot mixture to gravy base and whisk until thickened and smooth.

If you are using King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour.  I personally like this the best. I normally use gluten free flours but once a year I can be bad and eat my gluten. This flour is used just like regular flour in a roux—a 1:1 ratio of flour to butter. Cook the flour in the butter until it’s slightly browned, then add to your stock and pan drippings and whisk away.

If you are using coconut flour or almond flour you would use the same steps as you did with the King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour. A 1:1 ratio of flour to butter. Cook the flour in the butter until it’s slightly browned, then add to your stock and pan drippings and whisk away. Don’t worry this recipe is easy and has a wonderful step by step instructions. You can’t go wrong!

My favorite Turkey Gravy

    6 cups turkey pan drippings or 6 cups chicken stock

    1/2 cup King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour (or your flour of choice)

    1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

    1/ 2 cup Kerry Gold Butter, ghee or coconut oil or non-dairy whipped butter

I prefer to use the pan drippings and add chicken stock if need be. I also like to boil the gizzards, neck, onion, celery, carrot, onion, bay leaf, and peppercorns in my chicken stock if I don’t have enough pan drippings. I cook it for about 25 minutes. Brig it to a boil and simmer for 25 minutes. 

If you decide to cook the gizzards, neck, onion, celery, carrot, onion, bay leaf, and peppercorns in the chicken stock to give it an extra sting make sure to drain it through a mesh strainer and throw away the gizzards, neck and an onion. 

Melt the butter in a sauce pan, add the flour, and stir with a whisk to combine.  Slowly add your stock as your was whisking the roux.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and yum!

It’s easier than you think to prepare a lavish holiday dinner with the main attraction being you; A gorgeous hypothyroidism ass kicker. Delectable side dishes and mouthwatering desserts will help you be the life of the party while feeding your friends and family this extraordinary Holiday dinner.

Thanks to the growing demand for hypothyroidism-based food, it’s easier than ever to eat the hypothyroidism way. So, whether you are a gluten free pro or someone looking to cut-down on your diary consumption, you certainly don’t need to miss out on a tasty centerpiece this holiday season. Here’s some of the authors favorite recipe choices in her book Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season

You will also find 75 plus recipes in this amazing holiday book!

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.

Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season

Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season

Needing more recipes? Order your book today and you will find 75+ recipes.

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 ThyroidThe 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.

I don’t know where to start

Hang in there. This wont happen overnight.

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start.  You can start by taking ownership of your health. I wanted you to understand or get a idea of how everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a  path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino affect. If you have something in your body that is overworked  it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is it can be healed.

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.

The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women: Strengthen Your Immunity, Fight Inflammation and Love Your Incredible Body

theketoautoimmunebookcover

Poisoned Profit

Thehypothyroidismchick.com is dedicated to covering health and science news that matters most to our generation. We cover a wide range of stories, but ultimately we are driven by two core values: first, to contribute to our readers’ understanding of what is a very complex and constantly changing field of information, and second, to keep in mind the ultimate “smell test” — we want our stories to be the kind of things you talk about at a bar with your friends. Thehypothyroidismchick.com determines coverage based on relevance, clinical significance, and editorial integrity. We give no priority to commercial considerations, and will always clearly distinguish between factual content, commentary, and opinions to avoid misleading readers with institutional propaganda and speculation.

Disclaimer

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

The views and services offered by Thehypothyroidismismchick.com are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical service, but as an alternative for those who are seeking solutions for better health. We do not claim to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, but simply help you make physical and mental changes in your own body in order to help your body heal itself. Keep in mind that results may vary, and if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have a serious condition, you should consult a physician or other appropriate medical professional prior to using any products or information on this site. Thehypothyroidisimchick.com assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms. Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

This site is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice, legal advice, or professional services. If you feel that you have a medical problem, you should seek the advice of your physician or health care practitioner. For additional information please see Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

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THE TASTIEST HYPOTHYROIDISM ALTERNATIVES TO THIS THANKSGIVING DAY CELEBRATION

Having a hypothyroidism holiday season has never been easier, thanks to the creative author; A.L. Childers offering delicious idea’s that will impress the whole family.

The Gardein Holiday Roast. Credit: Gardein

It’s easier than you think to prepare a lavish holiday dinner with the main attraction being you; A gorgeous hypothyroidism ass kicker. Delectable side dishes and mouthwatering desserts will help you be the life of the party while feeding your friends and family this extraordinary Holiday dinner.

Thanks to the growing demand for hypothyroidism-based food, it’s easier than ever to eat the hypothyroidism way. So, whether you are a gluten free pro or someone looking to cut-down on your diary consumption, you certainly don’t need to miss out on a tasty centerpiece this holiday season. Here’s some of the authors favorite recipe choices in her book Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season

You will also find 75 plus recipes in this amazing holiday book!

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.

Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season

Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season

Holiday Appetizers and Party Snacks

Chili Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    1 cup raw pumpkin seeds

    2 tsp organic virgin coconut oil

    1 tbsp. chili powder

    1 tsp Himalayan sea salt or Celtic sea salt

In a large cast iron skillet place pumpkin seeds over medium heat

    Stir frequently, for 3-5 minutes, until seeds start to make a crackling noise, some will even pop. Next remove the pan from the heat. Add the coconut oil, chili powder and salt. Mix completely and allow to cool a before serving.

Pomegranate Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Pudding

    6 tbsp. of chia seeds

    2 cups of nut milk (no soy!)

    4 teaspoons of raw organic local honey

    2 tsp of pure vanilla extract

    1 tsp of ground Ceylon cinnamon

    1 cup of fresh pomegranate seeds

In a bowl, mix chia seeds, milk, honey, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon together. Place your mixture in a mason jar and seal it with a lid.  Allow the mixture chill overnight in the refrigerator.

Holiday Sides

Crispy Artichoke Hearts

    3 cups frozen artichoke hearts (1 – 12 ounce bag)

    2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

    1/2 tsp seasoned salt

    1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

    1 tbsp. Lemon juice fresh squeezed

In a bowl place the frozen artichoke hearts and drizzle with the olive oil and lemon juice, stir to combine to coat. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and black pepper.

Arrange seasoned artichoke hearts in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake 45 minutes on 425 degrees, Stir several times during baking, until lightly brown. Remove from oven, hearts will crisp up further as they cool. Combine all ingredients for Horseradish Aioli and mix well. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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.

Simple Cranberry Sauce

    1 cup Orange Juice, freshly squeezed

    1 lb. fresh Cranberries

    1 Tbsp. Pure Grade B Maple Syrup

You want to check your cranberries by placing them in a colander, rinse them and remove any cranberries that have gone bad. Next in a sauce pan bring the orange juice and cranberries to a boil and stir occasionally. 

    When the cranberries will begin to pop open, stir in the pure maple syrup and allow to cool before serving. As the sauce cools it will thicken.

Fig, Cranberry and Walnut Sausage Stuffing

    1.5 lbs. of Mild Italian Organic Chicken Sausages, diced

   3 stalks organic celery, diced

    2 large organic onions, peeled and diced

    1 bag dried cranberries

    6 dried figs

    2 small organic apple, peeled and chopped, core thrown away

    ¼ cup walnuts, chopped

    In a cast iron skillet, add the sausage, celery and onion. Sauté until the onions are translucent. This brand of chicken sausage is already cooked but if you are using another brand follow their directions to make sure your sausage is cooked through. After it’s cooked through, add the mixture to an oven proof dish along with the apples, chopped figs, walnuts and cranberries and combine well. Place in the over 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

Let’s talk Turkey!

The turkey is the centerpiece of most conversations this time of year. There’s no denying the importance of this Thanksgiving table’s show piece. The common rule of thumb is to allow at least 1 pound per person, plus an extra half pound per person if you want leftovers. My favorite is an organic “Pasture Raised” turkey. These birds are raised with organic standards, they taste incredible and no GMO feed is allowed. Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising turkeys but it doesn’t prohibit how they are raised, if antibiotics are injected, if animal by-products are in their feed and if there were any added solutions or injections to the animal. I look on the label for it to say “Pasture Raised” or I get to know a local farmer and speak with them on how they raise their birds and what they feed them.  If a label reads “free range” or “cage free” birds, that doesn’t meant it was raised the good old-fashioned way, outdoors in a fresh pasture.  If you purchase one with the label saying “Pasture Raised”, you know you are getting exactly that. These kind of turkey’s have a diet consisting of  plenty of nutrient-rich and antioxidant-rich green grass with the  ability to forage for worms, bugs and insects. Now if the farmer supplements with omega-3 rich flaxseed meal and vitamins and minerals that is ok, as long as these items aren’t the bulk of the turkey’s diet. It’s completely up to you if you purchase a “pasture raised” turkey or one from your local market.

TURKEY

    1 12-15 lb.  Whole turkey breast, fresh or frozen and thawed

(Adjust amount of turkey stock for larger turkey)

    2 apples, whole

    4 large shallots, peeled

    3 sprigs thyme

    1 sprig rosemary

    Bunch of fresh sage leaves

    2 celery sticks, cut into thirds

    Cheesecloth (large enough for triple layer over turkey)

    TURKEY STOCK INGREDIENTS

    1 turkey neck

    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

    Himalayan sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    2 onions, quartered

    2 carrots, chopped in thirds

    3 stalks celery, chopped in thirds

    1 tsp Himalayan sea salt

    2 tsp freshly ground pepper

    6 fresh sage leaves

    2 cups of water

 UNDER THE SKIN

3/4 cup Kerry Gold Butter, ghee or coconut oil or non-dairy whipped butter, softened

1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

(Mix this in a bowl and set aside)

    After you have cleaned your turkey form the brine mixture

    Pat the inside of your turkey dry. Season with salt and pepper.

    Stuff turkey with celery, apples and sage, thyme, shallots, rosemary. I also like to use my fingers to carefully loosen the skin around the entire bird. Take the butter mixture and rub all over the inside of the skin of the turkey. Place the butter pieces under the skin of the entire turkey. Rub the remaining butter pieces on the outside of the skin and season with salt and pepper. You can also place few sage leaves in between breast flesh and breast skin for extra seasoning.

    Place turkey in roasting pan, over a rack. Cover entire turkey with cheesecloth. Place the stock ingredients in the bottom of the pan. Roast for in a 350 degree oven until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches a minimum 165. Remember to remove the cheesecloth halfway through the cooking time, carefully remove the cheesecloth from the turkey and use the remaining butter/wine mixture to continue to baste the turkey. Always allow the turkey to rest 30 minutes before carving. If you find that the liquid is evaporating too much for the turkey stock you can always add more water or chicken stock to the bottom of the pan.  To make turkey gravy please go follow the directions that I have listed in the “sides” section of this book.

In this book you will also find Holiday deserts and hypothyroidism friendly holiday drinks.

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start. I believe you have already started by purchasing this book. You have decided that you weren’t going to stay sick and give this hypothyroidism disorder any more ownership of your health. I hope that you are starting to understand if you haven’t already that everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino effect. If you have something in your body that is overworked, it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is that you can be healed. As long as there is breathe in your body, you can begin to heal.

A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: How I healed my Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Disorder with Personalized Nutrition

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 ThyroidThe 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.

I don’t know where to start

Hang in there. This wont happen overnight.

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start.  You can start by taking ownership of your health. I wanted you to understand or get a idea of how everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a  path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino affect. If you have something in your body that is overworked  it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is it can be healed.

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.

The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women: Strengthen Your Immunity, Fight Inflammation and Love Your Incredible Body

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Hypothyroidism and Medications: The FDA is Not A Magical Group of Fairies That Work With Humans Who Are Going to Save You From Harm

Medications

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 unto this time more research is needed but it certainly promising.     

A leaking gut is a terrible thing and I will get into it later in this book 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 in the 1st place 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 have chemicals and they can be tainted. They can have unintended side effects, intended side effects, and they can actually do more harm than the good.  

The FDA is not some magical group of fairies that work with humans who are going to save you from harm. They certainly would love for you to think so…. but they aren’t. Just because something is FDA approved does NOT mean it’s safe.

You can never trust a drug company (or federal agency) to “have your back.” It just isn’t reality. You must take matters into your own hands. 

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.

Example:

1.   1st of all for best absorption into your bloodstream, thyroid medication should be taken on an empty stomach 30-60 minutes before breakfast, or three or more hours after dinner. Especially if you must have coffee wait 1 hour after your medication intake because coffee, unless spaced apart by more than an hour, may reduce the absorption of your thyroid medication by about 30 percent.

 2.  A number of drugs have been shown to weaken the absorption of thyroid medications; these drugs include calcium carbonate, aluminum- containing antacids, sucralfate, iron supplements, cholestyramine, sevelamer, and, possibly, ciprofloxacin, raloxifene, orlistat, estrogen hormone replacement therapy, Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like omeprazole, esomeprazole, or pantoprazole also interfere with the absorption of your thyroid meds, meaning these medications can actually make your thyroid medication weaker and you need a higher dose.

***As always please check with your health care provider***

Social media has really exploded with information and making things that are done in the dark come to light very easily accessible. It seems Big Pharma is the new mafia our century. Did you know that our prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer in the United States and in Europe? I am sure the statics has changed since I’ve written the findings in this book. Close to half the people who has died were taken their medications correctly; the other half died because of errors, such as too high a dose, mixture of other medications or use of a drug despite them telling their doctors their concerns and it being brushed off as they have no idea what is good for their bodies. People often times feel forced to take the medication or made to feel inadequate if they doubt what their doctor has suggested. Our drug companies are not particularly reliable either, who do you think pay for these studies and in the news recently how some of these studies were paid extra to be swayed to make the medication look good knowing the risks for outweigh the benefit. These medications that have a long list of warnings, precautions, and caution for each drug. You can turn on your television and wait to listen to the commercials when these medications are being advertised on the television or the radio of some of the drugs and pay attention to what it says can possibly be a reaction or side effect for taking it. Weigh your options, do or don’t take the risk. I laugh at these commercials when I hear them. I talk to the T.V. and say, “oh yeah, I’m going take your medication because surely I want to risk, death, cancer or heart attack, blood clot, loss of limb, genital gangrene and even possibly a stroke.”   

Do you really know what is made in the chemical mixture that you swallow every day? You can easily ask your doctor and if your doctor has no idea then do your own research. Call the company who makes it, research it on the internet and try to figure out what exactly you are putting into your body. Sometimes there are safer alternatives if you find that your medication has a slew of unhealthy ingredients. All you have to do is ask your health care provider what are your other options.

 In no way shape or form am I evenly slightly suggesting, insisting or implying that you shouldn’t take your medications. Many people do need certain medications to keep them alive. I am not against or laying judgment either if you have to take medications. 

The reason for this book that I have written is to enlighten you and help you become more aware. It’s completely up to you how you accept this information and how you go fourth with your life. I am sharing with you what I have learned. I was personally attacked for sharing this information about S.S.R.I. anti-depressant drugs in my Facebook group (which I have now closed because I simply needed a break after this incident). This person who I won’t name but you can clearly see their comment if you were to go look at my reviews on my 1st book. He went as far as to write a bad review on Amazon against one of my books. He never purchased a book-ever!  He was upset that I kicked him out of the Facebook group for him being rude, obnoxious and attacking people for their viewpoints. As soon as I accepted his request to become a member in our group he immediately started attacking and saying rude things to people in the group. As I look back on it, it makes me wonder if he just came into the group to be a disruptor. Some people are looking to upset others and they get a kick out of making other people’s life flustered. You know the old saying misery loves company. I also had to go as far as blocking him in all my social media accounts. Twitter, Instagram and fb because after he sent me several threatening private messages on Facebook with one in particular saying he was going to have fun with my little website. Shortly after that he figured out that all comments have to be approved by me on my website; Thehypothyroidismchick.com. The only way he could get back at me was to write a fake bad review on one of my books. His attack was completely unwarranted. Some people are just mean-evil souls that are trolling to upset others and that is how they get their rocks off. I accept honest feedback because it can make a person grow and learn. If he had actually purchased one of my books and had an issue with it then I would certainly be open to an adult conversation to learn why there was an issue and what I can do to improve it where I can better suit his needs but this clearly wasn’t the case as all.    

You don’t have to agree with anything that I’ve written in this book. I do understand that everyone has opinions like we all have assholes and not all are pleasant, pretty or smell good. People can only understand from their perception and what has formed their thinking up until this point in their life. Along with the path they have walked up until this moment in their life. Most of us are on the same path but we are just at different parts on it. We are on different levels. Some are ahead and some are still trying to catch up. And then there are some who just prefer to keep their head in the sand. Which is perfectly fine as well? Our job as decent humans are to offer a helping hand to those who might have fallen off the path and who want to continue on the journey. We should lend out a helping hand, pull them back on the path, dust them off and offer encouragement for them to continue on their journey.    

I hope for you, my friend, is that you will if you haven’t already to become your own health advocate, health investigator and health warrior! This is your journey to better health and finding the root cause of your hypothyroidism. 

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start. I believe you have already started by purchasing this book. You have decided that you weren’t going to stay sick and give this hypothyroidism disorder any more ownership of your health. I hope that you are starting to understand if you haven’t already that everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino effect. If you have something in your body that is overworked, it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is that you can be healed. As long as there is breathe in your body, you can begin to heal.

A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: How I healed my Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Disorder with Personalized Nutrition

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 ThyroidThe 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.

I don’t know where to start

Hang in there. This wont happen overnight.

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start.  You can start by taking ownership of your health. I wanted you to understand or get a idea of how everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a  path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino affect. If you have something in your body that is overworked  it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is it can be healed.

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.

The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women: Strengthen Your Immunity, Fight Inflammation and Love Your Incredible Body

theketoautoimmunebookcover

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Thehypothyroidismchick.com is dedicated to covering health and science news that matters most to our generation. We cover a wide range of stories, but ultimately we are driven by two core values: first, to contribute to our readers’ understanding of what is a very complex and constantly changing field of information, and second, to keep in mind the ultimate “smell test” — we want our stories to be the kind of things you talk about at a bar with your friends. Thehypothyroidismchick.com determines coverage based on relevance, clinical significance, and editorial integrity. We give no priority to commercial considerations, and will always clearly distinguish between factual content, commentary, and opinions to avoid misleading readers with institutional propaganda and speculation.

Disclaimer

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

The views and services offered by Thehypothyroidismismchick.com are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical service, but as an alternative for those who are seeking solutions for better health. We do not claim to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, but simply help you make physical and mental changes in your own body in order to help your body heal itself. Keep in mind that results may vary, and if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have a serious condition, you should consult a physician or other appropriate medical professional prior to using any products or information on this site. Thehypothyroidisimchick.com assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms. Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

This site is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice, legal advice, or professional services. If you feel that you have a medical problem, you should seek the advice of your physician or health care practitioner. For additional information please see Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

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Hypothyroidism: What to do if I Have a Mineral or Vitamin Deficiency?

What to do if I have a mineral or vitamin deficiency?

First of all, let me say that I support you changing your food patterns and getting what your body is lacking through the consumption of whole organic foods if at all possible. I am in no way trying to “sell” you any vitamin supplements or as I like to call some vitamins, “expensive urine” but if for some reason, if you can’t get what you need through organic whole foods then I want you to be smart about what you are swallowing and not wasting your money on what will ultimately turn into “expensive urine”.     

This is really a difficult topic to cover because we are all ‘again” not created the same.

In order to get the correct daily dosage is not like as simple as putting gas in your tank. You just simply can’t swallow a pill and call it a day. A recommendation is just that a recommendation. What you may need from the absorption rates, elimination rates, assessing what the vitamin or mineral even does in your body can mean something totally different to you verses the next person that is given the same recommendation. It seems we may be getting just enough to survive but it’s not unreasonable to get enough to thrive! We must pay attention to our diet and blood work, add extra to what we need and pay major attention to what we are lacking.

 For example, if you are low on Vitamin D.

The Reference Daily Intake (RDI) is 600 IU of vitamin D per day from foods and closer to 1,000 IU per day from sunlight.

There are three ways to get vitamin D. 1. The most natural way would be exposing your bare skin to sunlight like your arms, legs and face for 20 minutes (No, you do NOT need sunscreen. I absolutely urge you to look at your sunscreen ingredients and see how harmful the ingredients are actually. There are plenty of natural way to make sunscreen or several companies who make great organic sunscreen. I prefer to just apply raw, unrefined, organic coconut oil) 2. Taking a quality vitamin D3 supplement. 3. Eating foods that are rich in vitamin D such as

Cod liver oil — 1 teaspoon has 453 IU of vitamin D

Wild Alaskan Salmon — 3 ounces has 447 IU

Tuna — 3 ounces has 154 IU

Sardines — 2 fillets have 46 IU

Pasture Raised Eggs — 1 large egg has 41 IU

Mushrooms — 1 cup has 2 IU

(Mushrooms are a nightshade. In this book, I urge you to avoid nightshades but I only showed this as an example of foods that are high in vitamin D. Later in the book, I will go into more detail about the foods that will cater to healing your thyroid along with recipes)  

 Not all vitamins and mineral supplements are created equal.

This is what I mean when I say. “expensive urine”.

I am sure there are many companies who sell quality vitamins but I’ve found that Garden of Life Multivitamin for Women – Vitamin Code Women’s Raw Whole Food Vitamin Supplement with Probiotics work best for me because a women’s body is very complex. The company promises that this vitamin has no fillers or binders, it’s made from raw whole foods and nothing synthetic (made from fake chemicals acting like the real thing). This multivitamin also has live probiotics and enzymes plus antioxidants. It is also gluten and dairy free which are issues with people with hypothyroidism and food intolerances. 

This vitamin hits all areas of my female body.  It’s a comprehensive vitamin for breast health, reproductive health, bone strength, skin health, heart health, and digestive support.

Yes, I may sound as if I am advertising for them but I can assure you I am not and I get no kickbacks if you decide to purchase the same brand that I use. I am only sharing with you what I use and why I use it. How would they even know that you purchased their product because I wrote it in my book? There is no way that this company even knows that am on this planet.

When you are searching for a quality vitamin and mineral supplement to take please make sure it’s not filled with fake crap and has no hidden fillers, binders, gluten, soy lecithin, palm oil, basically read the fine print and make sure there are no hidden added extra things. Also, make sure it has everything your body needs for that extra support that you might not be getting with your food intake. I also like to read the reviews that other people have written about the product that tends to help me make my decision as well.

Whatever your body is lacking you can always google, if you don’t have access to the internet at home, you can freely go to the nearest library and do a little research to see what you need to do the adjustments to whatever you are lacking and begin to build it back up again. There is no reason for you not to have access to the most powerful information tool created in the history of mankind. I am referring to the internet along with search engine tools such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, Internet Archive, Baidu, Ask.com, Yandex.ru and DuckDuckGo.   

I also found it beneficial for me to fast before my blood work. I wouldn’t have anything to eat or drink other than water for 8 to 10 hours before my test. Fasting helps ensure that the blood test records an accurate measurement of many things. If I was checking to see if I had a vitamin or mineral deficiency. I also would skip out on taking any mineral/vitamins supplements for several days so my body could be accurately measured to what it is holding on too or what it is truly lacking. 

You see my friend, you certainly don’t want your blood work test results could come back flawed, leading to the wrong diagnosis and treatment.

*** Always check with your Primary Care Physician for approval to fast prior to fasting for your blood work***

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

Our food is getting less and less nutritious. Fields that grow our foods are depleted by overuse. Pesticides limit the action of beneficial microbes in the soil that help plants draw in nutrients. Fertilizers focus on certain key chemicals and don’t take into account all the trace minerals, organic components, or beneficial microbes that go into good nutrition. Genetically modified foods have made their way into our food supply when we don’t know how they may affect us in the long term.

Our food is refined and processed where it will have a longer shelf life because its less expensive to make, more convenient, tastes better, and is even made to be more addictive. Companies have stripped out and destroyed vital nutrients as they are processed.  Much of the food we find in grocery stores outside the produce section barely resembles what humanity has been eating for thousands of years. There’s no wonder we have so many auto-immune disorders, food allergies, and the growing epidemics of obesity. Our bodies don’t know what we’re ingesting, they aren’t finding the nutrients they need, and they’re begging for us to eat more and more so we might manage to give ourselves what we’re missing.

We all know we need a steady supply of nutrients from our food sources where our bodies can function properly. Scientists and food companies create cheap vitamins in labs. The problem is these synthetic vitamins are not what our bodies are looking for either.

Almost all multivitamins are from synthetics. The same goes for fortified foods. There’s a good reason for this. Synthetic vitamins are cheaper to make and usually more stable. This means they can last on shelves for months or years, be added to foods in high doses, and create small dense tablets packed with insane amounts of every type of vitamin. These vitamins are allowed to call themselves “natural” even when they are actually synthetic because scientists say the synthetics are virtually identical to the ones found in food. Which is far from the truth.

We know that vitamins and minerals are essential for life, and vitamin deficiencies can definitely hurt you. Always read your labels and stay clear of supplements that contain artificial colorings, sodium benzoate, propylene glycol, aluminum silicate and High fructose corn syrup.      

A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: How I healed my Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Disorder with Personalized Nutrition

Another good read is 7 reasons to stay away from soy.  Click on the link to read more.

What is soy lecithin and why you should avoid it? (NaturalNews – S. D. Wells) Soy lecithin is one of the most ubiquitous additives in the American food supply. It’s used mostly as an emulsifier, and it pops up in everything from chocolate and salad dressings to tea bags and supplements. If you ask any allopathic doctor in the country, they always say the same thing about food toxins — “there’s not enough in there to cause concern,” or “a little bit is not going to hurt you.” Oh, but it most certainly does. When you add it all up — all those GMOs and little, extra-processed, toxic “additives and preservatives” — you end up with cancer, unless of course you learn to watch out not only for the big killers but the seemingly “innocent” little ones too. A thousand tiny arrows will kill you, just like one or two big ones, my friends. To read more about this article please  Click on this link .

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 ThyroidThe 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.

I don’t know where to start

Hang in there. This wont happen overnight.

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start.  You can start by taking ownership of your health. I wanted you to understand or get a idea of how everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a  path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino affect. If you have something in your body that is overworked  it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is it can be healed.

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.

The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women: Strengthen Your Immunity, Fight Inflammation and Love Your Incredible Body

theketoautoimmunebookcover

Poisoned Profit


Thehypothyroidismchick.com is dedicated to covering health and science news that matters most to our generation. We cover a wide range of stories, but ultimately we are driven by two core values: first, to contribute to our readers’ understanding of what is a very complex and constantly changing field of information, and second, to keep in mind the ultimate “smell test” — we want our stories to be the kind of things you talk about at a bar with your friends. Thehypothyroidismchick.com determines coverage based on relevance, clinical significance, and editorial integrity. We give no priority to commercial considerations, and will always clearly distinguish between factual content, commentary, and opinions to avoid misleading readers with institutional propaganda and speculation.

Disclaimer

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

The views and services offered by Thehypothyroidismismchick.com are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical service, but as an alternative for those who are seeking solutions for better health. We do not claim to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, but simply help you make physical and mental changes in your own body in order to help your body heal itself. Keep in mind that results may vary, and if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have a serious condition, you should consult a physician or other appropriate medical professional prior to using any products or information on this site. Thehypothyroidisimchick.com assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms. Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

This site is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice, legal advice, or professional services. If you feel that you have a medical problem, you should seek the advice of your physician or health care practitioner. For additional information please see Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

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16 + Comforting Hypothyroidism Cozy Fall Foods: Surprise recipe-Slow Cooker Apple-Scented Venison Roast Plus All Natural Pumpkin latte Spiced Deodorant

A Whole Season of Autumnal Meals to Celebrate Fall.

This compilation of “stay-in” dinners is our first ever round up entirely composed from Thehypothyroidismchick.com list of awesome recipes! In light of that, do you think we’re officially allowed to call ourselves the “no need to look anywhere else weeknight dinner hypothyroidism blog”?

With the beginning of autumn comes the beginning of comfort-food season, when hearty dishes help us adjust to colder weather. 

Mother Nature paints this beautiful landscape of rich golden enchanting colors. The sound of leaves crackling benefit my feet as I take a deep breath of the fresh air crisp. My soul begins to feel the renewed harmony from the hot hazy, hustle and bustle days of summer. In the distance, I hear the gabble of a flock of geese all lined up in perfect formation beginning to head south for the winter. The smell of fall scented candles and Friday night football games let’s not fail to forget the fun of tailgating. I have many fond memories of laughing around a bonfire, and staying toasty while enjoying a night out with friends. I just love the way my oversized sweater snugs my skin and the warm pumpkin latte keeps my belly warm. Fall is one of the most packed holiday seasons. This is a season to be truly thankful, and to simply surround yourself with friend and family that are dear to your heart.

Slow Cooker Breakfast Baked Apples

This breakfast dish has the same taste as an apple pie without the guilt.  This certainly isn’t an everyday breakfast dish but it is a special weekend treat to reward yourself.  Did you know that just two Brazil nuts will give you your daily allowance of selenium?  Selenium will give your thyroid a boost that it needs. Not to mention the fiber in the apples and oats are benefit to keeping you regular.

1/4 cup coconut flour

¼ cup diced Brazil nuts

1/2 cup rolled steel cut oats

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon

5 tbsp. real organic butter or Ghee

5 organic red apples

1/2 cup freshly made apple juice or apple cider

In a bowl, mix brown sugar, Brazil nuts, butter, and cinnamon. In another bowl, moisten the ¼ cup of rolled oats with a tablespoon of apple juice.  Add the oats to your 1st mixture and combine well.

I use a melon baller to core as much as I can of the center part. Try to reach as close as you can to ½ inch to the bottom of the apple. Also, keeping the skin on will help it hold the apple together as it bakes.  

Next, fill the apples with the filling and place them in the slow cooker.

After you’ve placed them in the slow cooker pour the apple juice or cider around the apples in the slow cooker. 

Cook for 2½ to 3 hours on high until the apples are soft and start to begin to collapse.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Polenta

What is polenta? It is simply finely ground cornmeal. This recipe that always turns out creamy, lump-free, and delicious.

2 cups polenta

6 cups of water

1 tablespoon of Himalayan sea salt

1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree

Spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray. Whisk the cornmeal (or polenta), water and salt together in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, stir one time half-way through.

Please don’t over stir the polenta and by letting it sit there and cook when you take off the lid? It’s ta-da! Perfect polenta.  Ladle into a bowl and serve.

Pumpkin Seed Dried Cherry Trail Mix

2 cup baby pumpkin seeds

1 cup slivered almonds

3⁄4 cup raw sunflower seeds

6 tablespoons pure Grade B maple syrup

1 coarse Himalayan sea salt

1 cup dried cherries, or cranberries

Mix in a bowl pumpkin seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, and syrup until evenly coated. Spread mixture out in an even, single layer on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring several times with wooden spoon, until just golden. Season with the salt.

Cranberry Orange Muffins

1 Ripe Avocado

1 Cup of grade B Maple Syrup

1/3 Cup of Melted Coconut Oil

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

¾ Cup of Fresh Orange Juice

¾ Cup of Coconut Flour

1 tsp of Baking Soda

½ tsp of Cream of Tartar

½ tsp of Himalayan Sea Salt

1 ½ Cups of Fresh Whole Cranberries

2 tsp Grated Orange Peel

½ tsp Ground Ceylon Cinnamon

    In a blender combine your avocado, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract and orange juice. Mix until combined. In a bowl, blend together your coconut flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, sea salt, cranberries, orange peel, and cinnamon.

    Completely stir your wet ingredients along with your dry ingredients until a thick dough forms. Grease your muffin tins or line them with paper liners. Fill each muffin cup about three quarters of the way full. Bake on 350 for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  

Happy Colon Smoothie

1 cup pumpkin puree

2 stalks of celery

1 tablespoon raw honey

½ of a peeled grapefruit

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (nut allergy use coconut 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!

Chocolate cherry Butter Ginger Shake

1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk

2 celery stalks

½ inch fresh ginger, peeled

½ cup frozen cherries

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon

1 tablespoon of almond butter

1 scoop of chocolate raw meal- garden of life

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Spicy pumpkin seeds

Dash of Himalayan sea salt

1 teaspoon of coconut oil

¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon of garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon of chili powder

1 cup of raw pumpkin seeds

Melt coconut oil. Mix everything with the seeds in a bowl. Lay seeds on a baking dish. Roast for 20 minutes tossing after 10. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t become overly brown. That means the inside of the seed is burning.   

Fermented Apple Sauce

6-8 red organic apples

2 tablespoons of water kefir

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

½ teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt

Core and slice apples. Blend in a food processor, add your kefir, cinnamon and salt.

Pour apple sauce into clean mason jars and seal with the lids. Leave about an inch of space from the apple sauce to the lid of the jars. (Might explode if not) Store in your food dehydrator for 3 days on the lowest warm tempura available. 100 F. Next place it in your fridge and make sure you eat it within two months.

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. I will teach you the benefits and restrictions of a hypothyroidism diet. Eating to cater to your hypothyroidism is very healthy and as you’re enjoying the wonderfully delightful fall foods you are also starting to heal your hypothyroidism.

If we don’t change, how can we expect change? We have to create a movement within. Read labels. Do research. Listen with an open ear. There is a bigger picture with a hidden agenda. Why be their guinea pigs? Ponds in their game? You really do must ask what I am “YELLING”!? The drugs u take, the food u eat, the chemicals u surrounds yourself with. Can it be that easy to be set up for bad health?

This a fantastic book is for anyone suffering from hypothyroidism, especially someone recently diagnosed. I’ve given you some good ideas from a wide range of options! 

Slow Cooker Navy Beans with Smoked Turkey legs

1 pounds dried pinto beans 

 8 cups water, or more if needed 

 1 small onion, chopped

 2 teaspoons garlic powder 

 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 

 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 

 2 bay leaves 

 1 smoked turkey leg 

 1/3 cup olive oil 

Place your beans in a colander bowl to rinse off and pick over the beans, then place them in a large bowl. Fill the bowl with cold water, and soak the beans for 6 to 8 hours over night.

Soaking beans for many hours before cooking them produces a lot of scum which is course,   you rinse and drain away after you’ve soaked them overnight.

What is all that scum anyway?  Anti-nutrients, that’s what!  Those anti-nutrients such as phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors are going to be in your gut causing you gas, heartburn, reflux and maybe other digestive upsets when you eat the beans you soak them before cooking.   Traditional cultures took great care to prepare their legumes with a long soak before cooking to enhance digestibility and nutrient absorption.

After you’ve soaked your beans drain and rinse the beans, then place into a slow cooker. Pour in 8 cups of water. Stir in onion, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and bay leaves. Place the turkey leg into the cooker, cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 hours. Stir in olive oil, and add more water if the beans are beginning to dry out; cook until the beans are very tender, an additional 2 hours. This recipe is great with a side of gluten free cornbread and some minced red onions on top!

Slow-Cooker Chicken Pot Roast Dinner

1 lb. small red potatoes, cleaned, diced and skin left on (if you are sensitive to nightshades or are AIP use sweet potatoes)

2   cups ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots 

1 cup frozen small whole onions 

6 boneless free-range organic skinless chicken thighs

1/2   teaspoon Himalayan Sea Salt  

 1/8   teaspoon pepper   

 1 1/2   cup frozen sweet peas

 Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray. Place potatoes, carrots and onions in slow cooker. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; lay the chicken over vegetables in the slow cooker. Cover; cook on a Low heat setting 6 hours. Next you want to stir in peas. Increase heat setting to High. Cover again and cook about 1 more hour or until peas are tender.

Slow Cooker Spicy Salmon Chowder

8 oz. organic red potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch chunks (if you are sensitive to nightshades or are AIP use sweet potatoes)

8 oz. roasted frozen corn

15 oz. can creamed corn

1 small onion, diced

1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

2 cups seafood broth (if you can’t find seafood broth use chicken or vegetable broth)

1 tsp. Old bay seafood seasoning

2 5 oz. cans salmon, drained (or 1 cup leftover cooked salmon, flaked)

1 cup coconut cream

5 dashes hot sauce (optional)

I place my salmon in a bowl and pick the bones out. The bones are edible but I prefer not to eat them.  Place everything in your slow cooker except the Salmon, cream and hot sauce. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

30 minutes prior to being done. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until thickened. If you don’t have an immersion blender. Ladle the soup in batches a regular blender.  Remember this is hot soup! Return the blended soup to the slow cooker if you’re having to use the blender. Stir in the salmon and cream and the hot sauce. Finish cooking for an additional 30 minutes. Give the soup a sample taste. You can add more seafood seasoning if necessary. Ladle into bowls and serve. This recipe is perfect with a side of gluten free cornbread!

Fresh Vegetable Soup

 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

 1 medium red onion, diced

 4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped

2 medium zucchini squash, trimmed, diced

2 medium carrots, chopped

1 heaping cup thinly shredded cabbage

2-14-oz cans Muir Glen fire roasted tomatoes with juice

1/2 cup chopped roasted green chiles- mild or hot, to taste

2-3 cups light GF broth, as needed

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or cilantro

Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Teaspoon of organic raw coconut sugar (this cuts the acid of the tomatoes)

Mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil with the chopped garlic, red inions and fresh vegetables in the bottom of the slow cooker.  Add the diced tomatoes and roasted green chiles. Gently stir to mix.

Pour enough broth in to cover the veggies at least an inch of the liquid. Season with fresh herbs, sea salt, ground pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3. After it is done. Mix in the coconut sugar. Ladle into bowls and serve. This would be perfect with some Sweet Potato gluten free Cornbread.

Sweet Potato Cornbread Recipe

This gluten-free sweet potato cornbread is super easy to make and perfect for a crowd.

½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick)

1½ cups Bob’s Red mill, gluten free, ground cornmeal

1½ cups almond flour/meal

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ cup maple syrup

1½ cups cooked, mashed sweet potato (about 2 medium)

3 large eggs, room temperature

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup non-dairy buttermilk (I used almond), room temperature

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put stick of butter in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet and place on middle rack in oven until butter is melted. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, almond meal, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and ground cinnamon. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat maple syrup and sweet potatoes until combined. Beat in eggs, as well as vanilla extract. In batches, alternate adding dry ingredients and buttermilk until well combined. When butter has melted in skillet, carefully remove from oven. Making sure skillet is evenly coated, pour excess butter into batter. Mix until evenly incorporated. Bake for 25-35 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cornbread to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Slow Cooker Apple-Scented Venison Roast

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 pounds boneless venison roast

1 large apple, cored and quartered

2 small onions, sliced

4 cloves crushed garlic

1 cup boiling water

1 cube beef bouillon

Spray your slow cooker with olive oil spray. Place the venison roast inside, and cover with apple, onions, and garlic. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours until the roast is tender. After the roast is done, remove it from the slow cooker, throw away the apple.  Mix the water and bouillon into the slow cooker until the bouillon has dissolved.  You can serve this as a delicious sauce with the roast.

Sweet Corn Chowder with Hot-Smoked Salmon

1 tablespoon non-dairy or non-soy butter

2 cups chopped onion

1 1/2 cups cubed peeled baking potato (if you are sensitive to nightshades or are AIP use sweet potatoes)

3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 

1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels

1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added cream-style corn

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

2 (4.5-ounce) packages hot-smoked salmon, flaked

4 teaspoons chopped fresh chives

Directions:

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes until soft. Add potato and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until potato is tender. Add corn kernels and cream-style corn; cook 5 minutes. Stir in peppers. Ladle 1 1/4 cups chowder into each of 4 soup bowls. Divide salmon evenly among bowls. Garnish each serving with 1 teaspoon chives.

Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

    ½ cup pumpkin puree

    ½ cup coconut butter, softened

    ¼ cup honey

    2 eggs

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

    ½ teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    ½ cup dried cranberries

    In a medium bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, coconut butter, and honey together.

    Add the eggs, vanilla, spice, salt, and baking soda and mix well. If you have an egg allergy you can replace this with 2 tablespoon of chia seeds that have been soaked in 2 tablespoons of water.  Next mix in the dried cranberries. Place the batter on a greased baking pan or line it with parchment paper and place it in the oven.  Bake for 30-35 minutes in a 350 degree oven until the edges are beginning to brown and the center is set.  These will seem very soft almost appear under-done in the middle but the set up nicely if you allow them to cool completely. Cut into 16 pieces and store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Cookie Crumb Cranberry Bars

    2 eggs

    1/2 cup organic coconut sugar

    1/2 cup organic coconut oil melted

    1 tsp pure vanilla extract

    3/4 cup organic coconut flour

    A pinch of Himalayan sea salt

    1 cup homemade cranberry sauce or if you don’t have any on hand you can use organic whole berry cranberry sauce

    Extra sprinkle of coconut sugar to top

 In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and coconut sugar until smooth, then the coconut oil and vanilla until combined.

    Combine the coconut flour and salt, then add to the wet ingredients to form a dough. Coconut flour is very dense and will expand after it’s added, so the dough will become thicker as it sits. To firm it up enough to press it into the baking dish, you can place it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.

    After its been chilled, press about 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the parchment lined baking dish using another piece of parchment paper to press down since it will be sticky. You want the bottom layer to be about 1/4-1/2 inch thick, take more dough from the remaining mixture if needed.  Next preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line an 8 x 8″ square baking dish with parchment paper.

    Bake the bottom crust in the preheated oven for about 7 minutes until it’s almost set. While this is baking you can place the remaining dough in the freezer to chill.

    Remove the bottom crust and immediately top with the cranberry sauce, then crumbled the remaining chilled dough all over the top. Sprinkle with a bit more coconut sugar as desired, then return to the oven to bake for another 18-20 minutes, or until crust and topped are golden brown and filling is bubbly.

    After removing from oven, allow the bars to cool completely before cutting into squares and serving.

Homemade All Natural Pumpkin latte Spiced Deodorant

I’ve been making my own deodorant for years. I wanted to share a recipe out of my latest book, A Survivor’s Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s booty.  It all started when I came across an article on the Internet about how aluminum-based antiperspirants may increase the risk for breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and kidney disease. (Scientists noticed that dialysis patients who had these high aluminum levels were more likely to develop dementia too.) Our bodies are supposed to sweat. Sweat isn’t inherently stinky either. In fact, it’s nearly odorless. The stench comes from bacteria that break down from one of two types of sweat on your skin. Deodorant advertisers have done a pretty neat job of convincing us that we’re disgustingly smelly people who in fact need to be refined and save our stinky selves by their products. We’ve been wonderfully brainwashed into thinking sweating is a bad thing. Sweating from the heat, sweating from exercise, and sweating from stress are all different, chemically speaking. Stress sweat smells the worst. That’s because smelly sweat is only produced by one of the two types of sweat glands called the apocrine glands, which are usually in areas with lots of hair—like our armpits, the groin area, and scalp. The odor is the result of the bacteria that break down the sweat once it’s released onto your skin. Fun fact: While women have more sweat glands than men, men’s sweat glands produce more sweat.

Pumpkin latte Spiced Deodorant

1/2 cup baking soda

1/2 cup arrowroot powder or 1/2 cup of cornstarch

5 tablespoon unrefined virgin coconut oil

10 drops of Pumpkin Spice or Fall Leaves or Happy Holidays If your wanting more traditional all natural smell them just use 10 drops of   lavender essential oil

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

The Best Little Hypothyroidism Autumn CookBook 

I don’t know where to start

Hang in there. This wont happen overnight.

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start.  You can start by taking ownership of your health. I wanted you to understand or get a idea of how everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a  path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino affect. If you have something in your body that is overworked  it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is it can be healed.

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.

The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women: Strengthen Your Immunity, Fight Inflammation and Love Your Incredible Body

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A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: How I healed my Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Disorder with Personalized Nutrition

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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.

Are You Having Regular Bowel Movements?

Our body recycles our waste and hormone byproducts, which can lead to a toxic build-up in our colons.  When you’re “backed up” it means that you are circulating blood unclean blood and as a result unclean tissues and organs. This will weaken the health of our organs and in return them wont function as well as they need too. You’re also allowing the rotting food that is sitting in your colon to have a change for pathogens such as parasites, bacteria and fungus to grow which could lead to diverticulitis and or a leaky gut.  A leaky gut allows undigested food, proteins, toxins, cholesterol and fats to pass through into the bloodstream.

Pooping is your body’s way to get rid of waste buildup.  We have two types of poopers in this world: Type A has their pooping down to a science. They go every day at the same time and usually (if they can help it) in the same toilet. (This is me)  Then there’s Type B. This group doesn’t go that often and has no real ritual to its toilet habits. So, you may ask, is one healthier than the other? The answer is no. Everyone is different. There really is no “normal” habit for pooping.  The average person poops approximately once a day—about 1 ounce of stool for each 12 pounds of her or his body weight. That means a person weighing 160 pounds produces an average of just under a pound of poop each day. Poop is made up of 75% water  the remaining parts are made from a mixture of dead bacteria that helped us to digest our food, living bacteria, protein, indigestible fiber, and waste materials from the liver and intestines. Don’t start to worry if you bathroom habits change. It’s going to happen. We go on vacation & things happen in our lives. As long as your bathroom trips don’t cause pain or discomfort you are pretty much okay. Your digestive system works all day and every day, so it’s okay if you experience changes from time to time.  If you have constipation or diarrhea that lasts for longer than weeks at a time or blood in your stool you need to check with your doctor.

The Best Little Hypothyroidism Autumn CookBook 

I don’t know where to start

Hang in there. This wont happen overnight.

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start.  You can start by taking ownership of your health. I wanted you to understand or get a idea of how everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a  path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino affect. If you have something in your body that is overworked  it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is it can be healed.

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.

The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women: Strengthen Your Immunity, Fight Inflammation and Love Your Incredible Body

theketoautoimmunebookcover

A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: How I healed my Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Disorder with Personalized Nutrition

Poisoned Profit

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.

27 Tips To start Naturally Start Healing Your Thyroid

You have to be in charge of your health.

#1 Find a good holistic practitioner or a doctor who will listen to you and run the proper tests. A practitioner will also start searching for the underlying issues of your hypothyroidism. They will give you advice and solutions to work towards finding the answer. We all are different and make up uniquely. What is my reason for having hypothyroidism might not be your reason.

    TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)

TSH – This is a pituitary hormone that responds to low/high amounts of thyroid hormone that is moving around in your blood stream. In some cases of Hashimoto’s and primary hypothyroidism, this lab test will be elevated. In the case of Graves’ disease the TSH will be low. People with Hashimoto’s and central hypothyroidism may have a normal reading on this test.

    Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO Antibodies) & Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TG Antibodies)

    Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO Antibodies) and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TG Antibodies) – People with Hashimoto’s will have an elevation of one or both of these antibodies.

    Free T3 & Free T4

Free T3 & Free T4 – These tests measure the levels of active thyroid hormone moving around in the body.

    Reverse T3

    Basic Metabolic Panel

    Ferritin level (iron)

So, don’t allow your doctor to perform a standard TSH test. Those in itself are simply unreliable. You want to have vitamin panels, hormone panels, candida test, Lyme tests, and adrenal tests too.

#2 Keeping your Blood Sugar in Check

Low GI (glycemic index)/ Low Carb diets are based on the principles of balancing your blood sugar. The reason for keeping your blood sugar in check is to not have your blood sugar and insulin levels to rise to fast and high. This roller coaster of blood sugar highs and lows will activate your stress hormones and are catabolic to our tissues including the gut lining, lungs and brain. Your body is in one of two states throughout the day. You’re either in an anabolic state or a catabolic state. If your body is in a constant catabolic state the protective barriers will become worn down over time and it over activates the immune system creating chaos where the body gets confused and attacks itself and wasting away as is the  case with Hashimoto’s or basically any autoimmune condition. Three things also can contribute to a catabolic state. Not working out smart. Not eating the right food. Not getting enough rest. If you are in a catabolic state you take the change of your body cannibalizing muscle. If you’re in an anabolic state is it means that you’re exercising correctly, you’re eating the right foods and you are getting plenty of rest.  Remember you can be creating more cortisol to store in your mid-section by over exercising. You want to stimulate the metabolism, not annihilate it.  The easiest way to balance blood sugar and remain in an anabolic state is to eliminate processed carbohydrates and sugar, plan meals around protein and healthy fats then load up your plate with low carb/low GI.

#3 eat more Nutrient Dense Foods

Think about what you’re putting in your body. Either you’re fighting disease or feeding disease. You must get a concept of nutrient density. Many of the foods we tend to eat, block nutrients from being absorbed. Gluten, dairy and soy products create inflammation in the digestive tract. In ancient times grains were prepared by soaking, sprouting and fermenting but that tradition in making them been long forgotten with our fast-paced culture. If you have inflammation in the digestive system undigested proteins leak into the blood stream creating a heightened immune reaction that often makes your thyroid issues worse and can lead to a leaky gut which causes other problems.

    Olives

    Avocado

    Cooked Cruciferous vegetables (Limit this to no more than 2x per week)

    Fermented foods

    Fatty fish (e.g., wild-caught salmon trout, tuna and mackerel.)

    Chicken and Turkey (organic hormone & Antibiotic free)

    Grass Fed Beef

    Leafy greens

    Nitrate free, uncured bacon

    Nuts, such as walnuts and almonds

    Seeds, such as pumpkin, chia and flax

    Coconut Flour, Almond Flour and hemp seeds

    Chia Seeds

    Kelp and seaweed

    Celtic or Himalayan sea salt

    Low carb/ Low-glycemic fruits and vegetables

    Coconut oil

    Organic butter (preferably Grass fed)

    Ghee

    Bone Broth or vegetable broth (recipes are in the book)

    Eggs: Look for pastured or omega-3 whole eggs. (If you don’t have a food allergy)

    Cheese: Unprocessed cheese (cheddar, goat, cream, blue or mozzarella).

    Fish oil (EPA/DHA)

    Magnesium

    Vitamin B Complex

    Vitamin C

    Vitamin D3

    Zinc

    Ancient Nutrition- Bone Broth Collagen Loaded with Bone Broth Co-Factors

#4 AVOID SOY

You must be confused about soy as so much has been said about this little bean. Well, if you have a thyroid condition, it’s likely that your hormonal health overall has been compromised. It’s best to avoid soy as it elevates the estrogen levels.

Food to avoid: tofu, soymilk, soy lecithin (used as fillers in f.eg veggie burgers), and soy oil.

Fermented soy like miso and tempeh are OK though. Always pick non-GMO (non-genetically modified) and MSG-free miso and tempeh)

Soy products have hormone disrupting effects. Soy is also high in isoflavones (or goitrogens), which can damage your thyroid gland. Products containing soy protein appear in nearly every aisle of the supermarket. That’s because soy doesn’t just mean tofu. Traditional soy foods also include soymilk, soynuts and edamame (green soybeans), just to name a few. Food companies also develop new food products containing soy protein from veggie burgers to fortified pastas and cereals. READ your labels. Don’t worry you still can eat fried brown rice but replace it with Coconut amino’s instead.  Soy is estrogen mimicking, goitrogenic, hexane filled, protease inhibiting, GMO & a environmental destroying food.”

#5 FIND OUT WHAT FOOD SENSITIVIES YOU MIGHT HAVE

It is believed that as much as 70% of our current population has some form of food sensitivities (different from allergies) and the main culprits are:

Gluten

Soy

Dairy

Eggs

Yeast

Fructose

Nuts

How do you know if you have it? Eliminate one food culprit at a time for 2 weeks, see if you feel any better, and then re-introduce it in large amount after the 2 weeks. If symptoms (such as bloating, headaches, fatigue, foggy brain, eczema, acne, etc.) come back, you know the culprit. It’s critical to cut out the culprit(s) as it aggravates your immune system.

#6 GETTING ENOUGH IRON–   it’s said that 60% of people with thyroid conditions are iron deficient. It’s best to get a blood test to know for sure but typical symptoms include anemia, cracking of corners of the mouth, inflamed tongue, dizziness, hair loss, brittle nails, fragile bones, sensitivity to cold, depression and confusion. Be generous with food rich in iron: liver (of any animal) and organs, beef, chicken, fish, clams, cooked spinach, lentils and butter beans. Iron is best taken by itself; on an empty stomach but if it irritates your stomach take it with a vitamin C type food. Also when you are taking an iron supplements avoid coffee, tea, calcium rich products, antacids’ and soy products this will interfere with the absorption of the iron.

#7 LIMIT YOUR INTAKE OF GOITEROUS FOODS– Goiter is a substance that slows down your thyroid. If you have hypothyroidism: You must limit them. You can eat 2 servings a week  

#8 Supplements and Medication Interactions

When it comes to thyroid medications, it’s important for you to know the medications can interact with common nutritional supplements. Calcium supplements have the potential to interfere with proper absorption of your thyroid medications. Wait 4 hours after your thyroid medication before you take anything with calcium in it.

#9 AVOID GLUTEN

Gluten causes an autoimmune reaction. Research has shown a link between wheat allergies and thyroid disease. 

#10 START COSUMING COCONUT OIL

Raw, Virgin Coconut oil has been used as just one hypothyroidism natural treatment. Coconut oil is made up of medium chain fatty acids known as medium chain triglyceride’s (MCTs), which help with metabolism and weight loss, coconut oil can also raid basal body temperatures – all good news for people suffering from low thyroid function.

#11 NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES

The most common nutrient deficiencies are Protein, iodine, Magnesium, B-12, probiotics, Omega 3, Zinc, Iodine, B2, Vitamin C, Selenium, Vitamin D, Vitamin A and iron. Have your doctor run a panel to check for these. The best way to prevent a deficiency is to eat a balanced, real food-based diet that includes nutrient-dense foods (both plants and animals)

#12 DRINK BONE BROTH or VEGETABLE DAILY

Bone broth is the new green juice. It is full of vital nutrients that will start healing your gut and strengthens your weaken immune system. Most people have a leaky gut and doesn’t even know it. Add a pinch of Himalayan sea salt and some kelp flakes for an extra added boost of nutrition. 

#13 Avoid unnecessary body chemicals

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

#14 Start Loving YOURSELF Again

All you seem to do is run, run and run! You are exhausted and feel guilty anytime you need to have down time because there are always things that need to be done.  So why don’t you start to allow yourself to take a day and do nothing. I mean absolutely nothing. WHY? Because your body needs to recharge and stop being ran into the freaking ground. You are not a machine. Start simple like an Epsom salt bath. Get up take a shower and put on more pajamas. Make a movie day.

#15 BE YOUR OWN HEALTH ADVOCATE

Research and study. No one needs you more than yourself. After being diagnosed my priorities were made clearer. I had to start listening to my body, stop taking my health for granted and continuing to research to figure out what I needed to do to “fix me”.        

   A lack of knowledge is a lack of power

#16 Boost your Immunity with Better Gut Health

We are consumed with little fiber and an excess of sugar, salt, and processed foods. Stress, changes in the diet, contaminated food, chlorinated water, and numerous other factors can also alter the bacterial flora in the intestinal tract. When you treat the whole person instead of just treating a disease or symptom, an imbalance in the intestinal tract stands out like an elephant in the room.  Fermented Foods are a great way to start healing your gut.

#17 EAT SEA VEGTABLES TWICE PER WEEK

Sea vegetables are a good natural source of iodine to support the thyroid. It’s super easy to add start adding some sea veggies into your diet. You can add a piece of Kombu to a pot of beans or soup during cooking or sprinkle kelp granules over your salads or add to hot dishes just like you would use salt and make a nori wrap.

#18 BE KIND TO YOUR ADDRENALS

  Your adrenals and your thyroid have a strange relationship. They contradict each other all the time. They have a topsy-turvy relationship in which when one goes up, the other goes down. If you are always exhausted you might want to start addressing your adrenals. You can find more information on this topic in my latest book. Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving.  In this book, I’ve written a few pages on 10 Things you can do to Give You Adrenals a Reboot.

#19 Start practicing YOGA

Yoga can stimulate and support the entire endocrine system and not over stress your adrenal gland which can raise your cortisol levels and add fat around your waist.

#20 UP Your Selenium and Zinc

Studies have shown that a severe zinc or selenium deficiencies can cause decreased thyroid hormone levels. Never take zinc on an empty stomach. Brazil nuts are high in both zinc and selenium. Selenium is a micro-nutrient and antioxidant contained in foods like shellfish, cold-water fish, nuts and seeds. The recommended daily intake of this essential mineral is only 70 micrograms and extreme selenium-deficiency is rare, minor to moderate cases are not unheard of. Over time, selenium-deficiency can lead to Hashimoto’s disease which causes the immune system to attack the thyroid. Signs to look for include unexplained muscle and joint pain, very dry or brittle hair, and an abundance of white spots on the fingernails.

 #21 avoid all sources of fluoride

 As I’ve mentioned in every one of my books and on blog website. Fluoride suppresses the thyroid and can be your leading cause of hypothyroidism. We all are unique Start drinking spring water, avoid soft drinks, use fluoride-free toothpaste, use a shower filter, and throw away non-stick cookware. Keep in mind that coffee and tea naturally contain fluoride.

#22 get out in the Sun!

The sun is a natural vitamin D and it makes you feel good.

#22 drink a Green smoothie daily

 This will give you a daily boost in your fiber plus cut out some calories.  In this book, you will find a few Hypothyroidism Fighting Smoothie recipes. The key is to make something that you will enjoy.

#23 reduce your inflammation

 Cut out foods like gluten, sugar, refined carbs, fake foods, soy, vegetable oils and add in fresh whole fruits, healthy fats and fiber.

#23 reduce your stress

 Stress plays a major role in your health. Cortisol (the stress hormone) affects every single one of you hormones and it add fat around your mid-section. You can start meditating, yoga, Epsom salt baths, massages and reading.

#24 Metal detox

We are unwillingly exposed to 23 environmental metals considered “heavy metals” such as lead, mercury, aluminum and arsenic. Long-term exposure may lead to physical, muscular, and neurological degenerative processes that mimic Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. Common side effects of a heavy metal toxicity are chronic fatigue, autoimmune disease (which can lead to hypothyroidism), Neurological disorders, Brain Fog, Depression, Bi-polar and Anxiety, Dementia and Insomnia. Start eating foods that are rich in Vitamin C, add detoxing cilantro and parsley to your morning smoothies, garlic and onions will give your liver an extra boost, make sure your drinking plenty of water and flaxseed or chia seeds give your colon that extra boost of fiber along with omega 3 to help things pass through. 

#25 Aspartame: avoid Fake sugars

The king of artificial sweeteners was allowed to the market in 1981 when the U.S. Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Arthur Hull Hayes, overruled FDA panel suggestions, as well as consumer concerns.  Aspartame is a neurotoxin that interacts with natural organisms, as well as synthetic medications, producing a wide range of proven disorders and syndromes.  So who installed this commissioner that would rule against scientists and the public?  Donald Rumsfeld, CEO of G.D. Searle; the maker of Aspartame.  Rumsfeld was on Reagan’s transition team, and the day after Reagan took office he appointed the new FDA Commissioner in order to “call in his markers” with one of the most egregious cases of profit-over-safety ever recorded.  Aspartame is now nearly ubiquitous, moving beyond sugarless products and into general foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and even products for children.  It recently has been renamed to the more pleasant sounding AminoSweet.

#26 Move those lymph Nodes!

Rebounding boosts lymphatic system and improves your immune functioning by circulating oxygen throughout your body to increase energy.  The motion starts to stimulate all internal organs, moves the cerebral-spinal fluid, it does wonders for the intestines and from the G-force it gets your cells moving.

#27 Morning Ritual

The 1st thing you can do in the morning is start your day with warm lemon water with your thyroid medication. Lemons are loaded with healthy benefits, and particularly, they’re a great vitamin C food source. One cup of fresh lemon juice provides 187 percent of your daily recommended serving of vitamin C — take that, oranges! Lemon juice also offers up a healthy serving of potassium, magnesium and copper.

It Aids in digestion and detoxification. It tricks the liver into producing bile, which helps keep food moving through your body and gastrointestinal tract smoothly. Lemon water also helps relieve indigestion or ease an upset stomach.

You need to wait 1 hour before you eat and wait 4 hours before you take any other vitamin supplements because it can interfere with the absorption of your medication. Now, as far as taking any other prescribed medications. You have to speak with your medical doctor about that.

    If you want to drink coffee wait 1 hour after you take your medication because it can also interfere with the absorption of your thyroid medication.

    Eat a breakfast! You should be eating 1 hour after you’ve taken your thyroid. A wholeness nutritious breakfast like gluten free oatmeal, with Ceylon cinnamon, almond milk & organic coconut oil.

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I don’t know where to start

Hang in there. This wont happen overnight.

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start.  You can start by taking ownership of your health. I wanted you to understand or get a idea of how everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a  path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino affect. If you have something in your body that is overworked  it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is it can be healed.

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.

The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women: Strengthen Your Immunity, Fight Inflammation and Love Your Incredible Body

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A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: How I healed my Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Disorder with Personalized Nutrition

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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.

Why Are My Eyebrows Becoming Thinner—and What to Do About It

Eyebrows are one of women’s most prominent facial features because of the many functions they perform. They help accentuate the eyes, shape the face, and play a powerful role in communication. 

As we get older, gray hairs and crow’s feet aren’t the only thing we have to look forward to . Our eye brows can show signs of aging, too.

This seems to happened so gradual that you barely even notice it happening. Skimpy eyes brows seem make us look older that what we are and our faces look undefined and tired.

I’ve never been blessed with thick full eyebrows.  But in the last few years around the age of 40, I noticed them thinning and by age 48 they were practically non-existent. So, I decided to go on a quest to research why and possible solutions.

During my research I found out there are many reasons that could possibly play a part. For example abrupt hormone changes like postpartum and menopause. Another common one is it a symptom of a thyroid deficiency. Nutritional deficiencies can cause sparse brows. Genetics may also dictate the age you’ll start to notice a change to your brows.

A 2011 study on Science Direct, a platform for peer-reviewed research, found that a lack of vitamin A can hinder the production of sebum, which is essential for moisturizing hair and promoting its growth.

Overgrooming could also make all of these worse. “We also see thinning eyebrows, especially in women, as a result of too much tweezing or waxing earlier in life. If the hair follicles suffer trauma and die out as a result, a permanent thinning of the eyebrows can occur,” says New York City–based board-certified dermatologist Judith Hellman, M.D.

So, what is going on? Just as the hair follicles on your scalp grow thinner and finer hair as you get older, so too, can the follicles above your eyes, said dermatologist Dr Sejal Shah, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology

Actually, eyebrow hair loss is a fairly common occurrence. It can be due to any number of reasons, ranging from hormonal changes or nutritional deficiencies to an infection, skin condition, stress, or even an overactive immune system that’s attacking the hair follicles. This type of hair loss has a number of different possible treatments, depending on the cause.

Getting to the Source of Eyebrow Hair Loss

Specific causes for eyebrow hair loss include:

  • Alopecia areata – The same autoimmune disease that is oftentimes responsible for scalp hair loss can also affect your eyebrows. In this case, your immune system mistakenly targets and attacks your eyebrow follicles, thereby slowing or halting eyebrow hair production.
  • Nutritional deficiencies – Your body requires a healthy balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Since some of these nutrients sustain and influence hair growth, a lack in any of them could result in hair loss. For example, a deficiency of vitamins C, E, B-12, D, iron, cysteine, and/or omega-3 fatty acids could trigger hair loss, including in the eyebrows.
  • Dermatitis – Skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, can interfere with proper hair growth. Any type of dermatitis can block hair from growing hair follicles normally.
  • Thyroid disease – The thyroid gland, located in the front of the neck, produces hormones that regulate your metabolism. When it produces too much or too little of a hormone, your body’s normal processes – including hair growth – can be disrupted.
  • Excessive stress or anxiety – Psychological issues are known to contribute to eyebrow hair loss. If you have recently experienced a traumatic event or major lifestyle change, this may be the root cause.
  • Telogen effluvium (TE) – This refers to a temporary, but dramatic, loss of hair that happens when your normal hair growth cycle is interrupted. This can be due to stress, changes in your diet, medications, hormonal or other changes in your body chemistry.
  • Overplucking – This practice creates minor trauma to the follicle, which can result in the hair no longer growing in that spot.
  • Scar tissue – can be the result of trauma, burns (chemical or thermal) and skin conditions typically involving problems with the immune system attacking the body’s own tissues.
  • Aging – Generally starting in our 40s, as levels of estrogen in women and testosterone in men dwindle, both genders may start to experience thinning of hair on the scalp and in the eyebrows.
  • Chemotherapy – Chemo is specifically designed to affect all rapidly dividing cells, including hair follicles. Therefore, chemotherapy can stifle hair production in the brows.

So what’s a 40+ women to do about disappearing eyebrow dilemma? How can she bring her face back to life?

  There are certainly a ton of products on the market and online tutorials.

1. Take care when waxing, plucking, and threading.

“The trauma inflicted on hair follicles during waxing, tweezing, and threading can lead to permanent follicular damage,” explains Dr. Umar. “Women who grew up in the height of the ’90s overplucked, pencil-thin brow trend have begun to notice the difficulty in growing thicker eyebrows after years of this habit.”

2. Fake fuller brows with finesse.

“The biggest mistake I see is people being too heavy handed with their eyebrow products,” says Megan Studabaker, a registered nurse and owner of Finespun Brow Design in Scottsdale, Arizona. “I recommend applying products in hair-like strokes, versus just filling in with powder because it often gets smeared and messy which isn’t achieving the polished look you are going for.”

She recommends using a tinted eyebrow gel as a finishing step. “It’s relatively foolproof and comes in a tube like mascara,” Studabaker says. “Brush your hairs into shape to keep them in place and you can achieve more definition by choosing a gel with a tint.”

3. Try microblading for a more permanent solution.

Microblading is a semipermanent way to fill in brows that looks more natural than permanent makeup or tattooing. “Microblading differs from tattooing and the traditional form of permanent makeup in that it is typically done by hand versus a machine and doesn’t go as deep into the skin,” explains Studabaker. “In the past, tattooing and traditional permanent makeup usually resulted in a solid line and the color could change significantly with time.”

The process takes about two hours to complete, but you’ll need to go in for a touch up about once a year after the initial appointment (and possibly a second follow-up). Microblading costs between $500 and $1,000, and the results should last for one to three years. Your natural brow hair will continue to grow, but you likely won’t need to get waxed as often. “Most people find their regular maintenance decreased because they have the shape they want after microblading,” Studabaker says.

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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 ThyroidThe 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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I don’t know where to start

Hang in there. This wont happen overnight.

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start.  You can start by taking ownership of your health. I wanted you to understand or get a idea of how everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a  path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino affect. If you have something in your body that is overworked  it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is it can be healed.

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.

The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women: Strengthen Your Immunity, Fight Inflammation and Love Your Incredible Body

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A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: How I healed my Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Disorder with Personalized Nutrition

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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.

Will Taking Hypothyroidism Medication Help With Weight Loss?

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Decreased thyroid function, or hypothyroidism, is commonly associated with weight gain. But contrary to popular belief, effective treatment with Hypothyroidism medications that are trying to restore normal thyroid hormone levels is not associated with clinically significant weight loss in most people.

Thyroid and Your Weight

Your thyroid gland is in charge of sending hormones into the bloodstream that help keep your metabolism in check. When your body doesn’t make enough of these hormones, that process will slow down.

This also puts the brakes on other body functions. You might feel cold, tired, or sluggish.

The truth is only about 10% of your total weight gain is likely due retaining water because of hypothyroidism.

“People with hypothyroidism often have gained quite a bit of weight before their diagnosis,” says nutrition coach Cheryl Harris, RD. “They may experience fatigue, and that makes it harder to have the energy to eat well and exercise regularly.”

But the bigger question is this:

How can I be gaining weight on a medication that is supposed to INCREASE my metabolism?

How can that be?

Well, the truth is that Levothyroxine doesn’t necessarily increase your metabolism… at least not in everyone.

In this post I’m going to show you exactly why Levothyroxine can cause weight gain and what you can do about it:

T4 to T3 Conversion Matters… A lot

Before we talk about how Levothyroxine and Synthroid can cause weight gain we need to talk about some basic thyroid physiology so it all makes sense.

Your thyroid, under the influence of TSH (if working properly), pumps out the hormone T4.

What you need to understand is that T4 is an inactive hormone. By itself it doesn’t do anything for your body except act as a reservoir for T3.

In order for thyroid hormone to be active in your body it MUST be converted to the active hormone T3.

T3 is the hormone that enters into your cells and actually activates biochemical processes.

The problem is that T4 doesn’t always convert to T3.

You see:

Your body has the option of converting T4 to reverse T3 as well, and reverse T3 is a thyroid blocking metabolite.

The more reverse T3 in your blood stream the less you can rely on normal thyroid blood tests to give you any actionable information.

So what causes your body to turn T4 into the inactive reverse T3?

Levothyroxine and Synthroid are both T4 only Medications!

So here is the primary problem:
Levothyroxine and Synthroid are both T4 only medications.

Most Doctors will prescribe you T4 medication under the assumption that your body will have no problem converting T4 into T3.

And in a perfect world, a world without stress, inflammation or other hormonal imbalances – it would.

But that’s not the world we live in…

Nowadays it’s VERY uncommon if someone has their stress managed, has no other hormonal imbalances and their adrenals are functioning just fine.

In states such as these your body will turn T4 into reverse T3 as a way to “put on the brakes” and slow down your metabolism and cause symptoms of hypothyroidism.

How Levothyroxine Causes weight gain

So how does this all relate to Levothyroxine and weight gain?

We can look at some studies to help us understand:

Take for instance this study.

It showed that patients who take Levothyroxine still have an abnormally low metabolism even with a “normal” TSH.

Levothyroxine and metabolism
This means that TSH as a marker for managing your thyroid medications (in certain people) is inaccurate!

Patients fall into this trap.

They think that because their labs and TSH have somehow improved they are suddenly “better”.

(Note: You can find out how you should be monitoring your body when you take thyroid medication to make sure it is actually working below.)

What’s more:

A study showed that suppressing the TSH did NOT result in adverse side effects.

T4 suppressive therapy no adverse side effects
One of the main reasons Doctors are afraid to prescribe T3 medications is because they are concerned that the low TSH will result in damage to the body over time.

What it really results in is a poor quality of life, and increased incidence of depression.

Here is another very interesting study that compared people taking Natural Dessicated Thyroid to those taking Levothyroxine:

NDT vs levothyroxine
This study showed that patients taking Natural Dessicated Thyroid (Like armour thyroid, naturethroid and westhroid) experienced more weight loss and HALF of the people in the study said that they preferred taking NDT over levothyroxine.

NDT causes more weight loss than levothyroxine
Moral of the story?

Most patients not only prefer to take Natural dessicated thyroid (medication that includes T3 hormone) but this medication also results in more weight loss and an improved quality of life.

One of the biggest problems with T4 only medication is that your body may NOT be converting it to the T3 hormone.

In many patients your body may actually convert it to reverse T3 thereby slowing your metabolism, and actually making you WORSE.

Slowing your metabolism = weight gain.

What happened when I Stopped Trying to Lose Weight with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism

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But here is another important note:

Natural Dessicated Thyroid still contains T4 (in fact the majority is still T4).

That means that sometimes NDT can actually make hypothyroid symptoms worse as well. People with this problem need pure T3 medications like Liothyronine.

So what can you do to prevent this?

What to do if you think Levothyroxine is Causing Weight Gain

Luckily there are some things you can do to find out if you are being under treated with your medication or to see if levothyroxine is not the right medication for you.

1. Check your Basal Body Temperature Each Morning

Checking your basal body temperature is a quick and easy way to estimate your basal metabolic rate.

Your basal metabolic rate is basically how many calories you are burning on a daily basis.

In under treated thyroid patients this will obviously be lower.

How to check your basal body temperature:

Each morning, as soon as you wake up, write down your morning temperature. I recommend using an axillary thermometer (but you can also use an oral thermometer). The goal here is consistency.
Plot your morning body temperature and watch for patterns. Your body temperature should be > 97.8. Period. Anything less than this indicates that your metabolism may be slowed. *Note that medications may interfere with the reliability with this test (medications like beta blockers and narcotics).

Basal body temperature when hypothyroid
Notice the image above which shows what an untreated hypothyroid patient looks like and notice how the graph becomes much more stable after armour thyroid kicks in.

2. Check your Resting Pulse or Resting Heart Rate

I also suggest that you check your resting pulse rate.

Hypothyroid states are well known to cause a slow heart rate or low pulse.

If you have hypothyroidism I recommend buying a wearable fitness device to monitor your pulse, how well you sleep and how active you are throughout the day.

This data that you collect can help your doctor see & adjust the thyroid dosage.

Combining basal body temperature with resting heart rate is a very powerful combination and can help you determine how well you are being treated.

Your resting pulse should generally be > 50-60 at night while you sleep, unless you are a WELL conditioned athlete. A resting heart rate lower than that indicates an issue (though doesn’t necessarily mean it is thyroid related).

If you are on medications like a beta blocker or narcotics it may interfere with your pulse rate/heart rate.

3. Check a Complete Thyroid Panel

Finally, in addition to the other steps above I always recommend a full and complete thyroid panel.

That means the following tests:

TSH
Free T3
Free T4
Reverse T3
Thyroid Antibodies
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

Combine these tests with resting heart rate and basal body temperature and now you are practicing good medicine!

Finally Losing Weight with Hypothyroidism

If after checking your body temperature, pulse and thyroid lab tests you find that your tests fall outside of the normal range then it’s time to make some changes!

The First Step

The first step to fixing your problem with levothyroxine is to try and switch medications.

I recommend that you find a Doctor who is willing to work with you and is willing to prescribe medications that contain T3.

These medications include: Natural Dessicated Thyroid (Armour thyroid, Westhroid, Naturethroid, etc.) and/or Cytomel.

If you are working with an Endocrinologist you may have more luck in asking them to add Liothyronine or Cytomel to your regimen.

Even adding 5-10mcg of Liothyronine can be enough for some people (though not the majority).

Whenever possible I do recommend finding a Doctor that specializes in Functional Medicine.

If changing medication is not an option for you then you can check out this article that has TONS of tips and tricks to help you lose weight with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism.

Alternatives if your Doctor won’t work with you

There are several things YOU can do to optimize your thyroid function even if your Doctor won’t work with you.

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 pumpkinchia seeds and flax seeds
  • Kelp and seaweed
  • Celtic or Himalayan sea salt
  • fermented foods
  • leafy greens
  • Nitrate free bacon
  • Nuts, such as walnuts and almonds
  • Coconut Flour, Almond Flour , hemp seeds and Chia seeds
  • ghee
  • bone broth

3. Add in moderate Exercise

High intensity exercise is can do more harm than good.

4.Reduce your inflammation

Chronic inflammation can spread and have more harmful effects than just one area in your body. Your body can experience things like higher blood pressure , allergies, create autoimmune issues, experience joint pain, cause heart problems, harmful swelling, bone loss, it can lower your iron levels and it just have a negative impact on your entire well-being. Did you know that chronic inflammation can also raise your reverse T3, which means this might be the reason why your hypothyroidism was created in the 1st place. We must get the inflammation under control. Cut out foods like gluten, sugar, refined carbs, fake foods, soy, and vegetable oils and add in fresh whole fruits, healthy fats and fiber. Start creating your own body lotions and cleaning supplies.

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5. Balance Insulin and Leptin levels

Leptin and Insulin resistance will also cause your body to turn T4 into reverse T3.

In addition high levels of Leptin are responsible for reducing metabolism and increasing appetite.

You can read more about reducing leptin levels here.

I want to hear from you

Are you taking Levothyroxine?

Have you found it impossible to lose weight?

How many of you have successfully lost weight by switching medications?

What happened when I Stopped Trying to Lose Weight with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism

If extra weight is the only symptom left after thyroid medication brings your hormone levels back to normal, hypothyroidism probably isn’t directly to blame for it.

I don’t know where to start.”

Hang in there. This wont happen overnight.

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start.  You can start by taking ownership of your health. I wanted you to understand or get a idea of how everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a  path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino affect. If you have something in your body that is overworked  it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is it can be healed.

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.

The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women: Strengthen Your Immunity, Fight Inflammation and Love Your Incredible Body

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Health and Happiness,AudreyXoXoAudrey 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 ThyroidHypothyroidism Clarity,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way and  Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving. You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

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