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Did you know that having a clogged lymphatic system could be halting your thyroid from healing? 25 Tips on How to Unclog it

The Lymphatic System and Your Health: 25 Tips on How to Unclog it

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The lymphatic system is your body’s natural detox system that is connected as part of your immune system and it is a complex drainage or “sewer” system that consists of glands, lymph nodes, the spleen, thymus gland, and tonsils.  Many of us never realize just how important your lymphatic system is nor the fact that it plays one of the largest roles in our bodies by cleansing nearly every bodily cell by removing toxins, metabolic waste and so more. Its also cleanses our cells by absorbing excess fluids, fats, and toxins from our tissues. This waste is pushed into our blood stream where it can eventually be filtered out by the liver and kidneys. Not only is your lymphatic system responsible for flushing out the  waste material of the body but it is also responsible for distributing nutrients to each and every part of our body.

When you are living with a nagging health issue like hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s it can be quite trying and you could be doing everything right it seems but yet you are still  unable to begin to heal.  Did you know that having a clogged lymphatic system could be halting your thyroid from healing?  Each Day our bodies are bombarded with a toxic burden of chemicals, we are not feeding our bodies the proper nutrients, we are nutritional deficient, and little to no activity & these are some of the reasons why  our system is becoming increasingly polluted.  If you have a  clogged lymphatic system it won’t allow your body to circulate the fluids and eliminate toxic waste buildup which can decrease the body’s immune function.  This can also increase swelling, inflammation and pain along with the possibility of welcoming other diseases and disorders.

If your lymphatic system is clogged with toxins, and you’re trying to cleanse it with the methods in this article, it’s important to try to stay away from more toxins!  It would be silly to take Motrin for a stone stuck in your shoe when all you had to do was pluck it out.  So why not on this journey go ahead and address the issue at hand.  Just like I will describe the need for to you to be drinking filtered water, you can’t expect your lymphatic system to cleanse if you continue to expose yourself to daily toxins. We all understand that toxins are all around us— from the foods we eat, to the products we use and to the air we breathe. Unfortunately toxins are all around us. It’s important to look at your own life carefully to determine where toxins may be the biggest problem and start adjusting your life where needed.

Most often than none, it’s unrealistic for any lifestyle change to happen overnight.  It does take practice but with practice does come change. Don’t allow the bigger picture to discourage you. Every small thing you change to better your health will pay off in the end. It’s the small steps that can make a big difference. Start by looking at your  life and evaluating the toxins you may regularly come in contact with, understand what must  take priority, and replace with these alternative options that I have listed in this article.

(Remember, we each have our own perception of our own realities although we have each walked a different path therefore step out on faith and know that today is the DAY that you begin your journey to a better you. Namaste, Audrey)

How do you know if your lymphatic system is clogged?

There are many ways that your body gives you signs to let you know that your lymphatic fluid is not moving effectively and that the toxins are building up in your body.

Bloating

Swelling in your fingers/rings fitting more tightly

Brain fog

Digestive issues

Parasites

Depression

Sinus infections

Skin problems/dry and or itchy skin

Enlarged lymph nodes

Chronic fatigue

Feeling sore or stiff when you wake up in the morning

Unexplained injuries

Excess weight

Cold hands and feet

Constipation

Worsened allergies

Food sensitivities

Increased colds and flu

Unfortunately, due to our chemical overload, nutritional deficiencies, and less exercise we have allowed our system to become stagnant and polluted. Here are a few things that can happen to your body if your lymphatic system is clogged and needs a serious cleanse:

Skin conditions

Arthritis

Unexplained injuries

Excess weight or cellulite

Headaches

Chronic fatigue

Sinus infections

Digestive disorders

Enlarged lymph nodes

How can I unclog my lymphatic system?

1.Dry Brushing*

Dry brushing is my most favorite way to start each morning.  It’s very fast to do (takes about 5 minutes) and when you dry brush, your skin becomes invigorated.

Here’s why dry brushing is so good for you:

It starts off by shedding the dead skin cells and encourages new cell renewal. Also it  relaxes your nervous system. When you dry brush you stimulate the vascular blood circulation and this allows lymphatic drainage to begin. The circulation motion buffs and smooths your skin to making it appear healthier.  Don’t worry about it feeling odd at first you will get use to it after a few times. Those bristles will start to feel calming while it is refreshing your nervous system, improving nutrient absorption, removing toxins and improving the blood circulation.

Simple steps to dry brushing at home:

Buy a good Dry Brush

Make sure your skin is dry (best to do this before your bath or shower)

Begin from bottom and move upwards.  You’ll use gentle circular motions or longer smoother strokes or a combination of both.

Always start at your ankles and move toward your heart. Make sure to move the brush in the same direction.

When you get to your back, brush from the neck down instead, toward your lower back.

Be careful with sensitive skin and never brush over sores, sun burned areas or areas with skin cancer.

2. Oil Pulling*

What is oil pulling? Well, it’s an ancient Ayurvedic remedy that was used to cleanse the body and enhance oral health.  it’s helps the body detoxification process and oil pulling helps remove bacteria, parasites and other toxins from your teeth and mucus membranes. it also reduces inflammation in your gums.

How do you do it?

Well, it’s actually quite simple. Upon awaking, before eating or drinking anything, take about a tablespoon of organic, virgin, cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth for 10-20 minutes.  I swish it like mouthwash by pulling it through my teeth and over every part in my mouth.  After you’re finished swishing it, spit out the oil (it will be frothy and pretty gross looking) and next gargle your mouth with mouth out with warm purified water or warm salt-water.  Then drink a full 8 oz drink a glass of water with half of a freshly squeezed lemon.

How it works?

Basically the oil does is mixes with your saliva and this activates enzymes which draw toxins that is in your blood.  The fat in the oil helps extract these toxins from your mouth.  As the oil absorbs toxins, it becomes whiter, thicker and more frothy.

3. Exercise*

Any form of exercise and movement is needed.  You see, your circulatory system has  your heart to pump  blood throughout your body but your lymphatic system doesn’t has a “pump” and it is entirely dependent on the movement of your muscles.  Walking and yoga are also fantastic ways to get that lymphatic fluid to drain.

It’s  best to start slow on the exercise and work your way up but be consistent. Think of the tortoise rather than the hare in the beginning and as you get more energy you can exercise longer and harder if you prefer.

4.  Lymphatic Drainage Massage*

A lymphatic drainage massage is one easiest way to detoxify that  lymph system. Always use a skilled practitioner to stimulate circulation and drain fat, fluids, toxins, and other waste products away from your cells for proper elimination. Acupuncture is another great way to help you with detoxing your lymph system. it’s an ancient and effective TCM treatment, also helps opens up the pathways (meridians) in your body by stimulating lymph flow.

5. Rebounding*

Rebounding is one of the easiest and simplest ways to get the blood pumping around  those lymph nodes. Rebounding is the practice of jumping on a small trampoline for ten to thirty minutes. This gets the blood flowing while stimulating the circulation of blood throughout the body.  If you have Kidney issues this might not be for you. Rebounding can be hard on your kidneys by putting a lot of pressure on them and your body might  not be able to handle the extra release of toxins.

6. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar*

OACV Helps to break down mucus in your body. It also  has been shown to kill various pathogens and bacteria.  You will also get the added benefit of it helping improve your blood sugar levels.

7. Inversion Table*

An inversion table is a padded table that allows you to lay upside down while strapped in by  your feet. The inversion helps to decompress the joints in the body and stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory system. This allows blood and oxygen to the tissues, which helps to clear out the muscles of toxic build-up. By inverting, gravity works with, not against, the body, encouraging the movement of the lymph system.

8. Meditation*

Start your day out with meditation, deep breathing and a grateful heart. There are many people who weren’t able to wake up and live another day.   I can’t even begin to express the importance of the power of meditation has over the body. It’s been proven to lower your levels of cortisol which is also known as the stress hormone. Deep breathing, from your diaphragm, increases oxygen levels and naturally detoxes your body. Breath is life and you can take a breather anywhere, anytime and refocus.  I like to start my day off listening to mediation music to clear my head while I have my legs up against the wall using this yoga pose.

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

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9.Perform the 5 Tibetan Rites*

These 5 actions, when done together and in the recommended sequence, can help jump-start your metabolism along increasing the flow of the lymph, relieving congestion and encouraging its detoxification.  They include spinning in a circle, doing leg lifts, arching your back, making a table, and a full body lunge.  These moves will help to drain the lymph towards the heart, enhancing  the rate in which it’s cleaned and filtered.  The Twists performed are also a great way to stimulate lymphatic flow. Through the practice of twisting the abdomen, the organs and muscles are squeezed, forcing the lymph out of the tissues. This also causes the muscles in the body to contract and relax, which is the primary way lymph moves through the body.  By having this as your daily morning routine you are allowing the free flow of lymph system and this helps to prevent stagnation and accumulation of toxins.

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

10. Lemon Water*

Warm lemon water helps to stimulate the lymphatic system by helping  remove the toxins accumulated in the lymph glands, colon, and bladder. The vitamin C in the warm lemon water help to cleanse the liver and helps to Hydrate your lymphatic system. Some cases of  lymph congestion is dehydration. Clean Filtered Water and only water can adequately re-hydrate the body.  A Lemon is also a  alkaline fruit that will help to mineralize the body and your lymph system.

11. Enzymes*

Lymphatic cleaning enzymes were first formulated by Dr Edward Howell (the deceased author of Enzyme Nutrition), with the purpose of digesting away years of accumulation of these large mucoprotein particles or starch-protein conjugates in the intercellular spaces.  Digestive enzymes relieve the workload on the pancreas, and free up other reserve enzymes that are needed elsewhere for your body. 

Enzymes are produced by the body to help break down the food we eat and they also assist in helping the  body to clear toxic-waste buildup in the lymph and in the  blood. . If you use a proteolytic enzymes between meals will help to “digest” or breakdown  organic debris that are moving through the circulatory and lymph systems, while increasing the lymphatic flow. They also help to lighten the load of  allergy-like compounds who’s only job is to free up your immune system from these traveling bandits. Never take protein digesting enzymes (protease) during pregnancy, high doses of proteases can thin the blood and if you have gastric or duodenal ulcers, gastritis, or suffer irritation or burning sensations in the stomach, stop taking the enzymes and contact your healthcare practitioner. You should always eat food with protease enzymes rather than taking Enzymes on their own.

12. Eat Raw Foods*

Raw foods help to neutralize harmful pathogens and lessening the burden on the lymph system. Raw foods are alkaline and have higher levels of naturally occurring enzymes that assist in breaking down toxic buildups, encourage the removal of harmful substances in the body and is a great way to help begin the process of flushing out the lymph system.  The key is to eat these raw fruits in the am on a empty stomach where the acids and enzymes in the fruit have the best lymphatic draining and stimulating effects. Lemon, lime and grapefruit are wonderful in helping begin the  digestive detoxification. Food grade Lemon, lime and grapefruit essential oils work well too just add a few drops to your water throughout the day. All red fruits berries, beets, pomegranates, cranberries, cherries, greens, seaweeds, spirulina, hemp seeds, flax seeds, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper.

Morning Smoothie

1/2 of a peeled lemon, lime or grapefruit

1 cup of spinach or romaine lettuce ( if you have thyroid issue go with the romaine)

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

knob of freshly peeled ginger

1/4 cup of red berry of your choice

1 tablespoon of flax-seed oil

dash of pepper

dash of turmeric

1/2 teaspoon of dulse flakes( optional)

16oz. of filtered water

Blend until smooth, pour over ice and drink with a straw. This is  very filling too!

13. Always Choose Organic*

Foods that are not organic grown have been sprayed with pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides and could possibly be genetically modified.  This can add to the toxic build up on your lymph nodes.

14. An infrared sauna*

It’s great to sweat. Sweating is the bodies natural way to release toxins in your system. The sweat excreted through your skin can help release the toxic burden on your lymphatic system.

15. Hot and cold showers*

I understand no one likes taking cold showers but this will greatly benefit the lymphatic system. The hot water helps dilate the blood vessels, and the cold contracts them, creating a “pump” action that helps force fluid that may be stagnant in the system. As I’ve explained your lymph system has no central pump of its own. This will help to stimulate the flow of your blood and encourage circulation by the expanding and contracting blood vessels. If you are pregnant or have a heart condition always check with your health care provider before attempting this method.

16. Drink equate amounts of clean water*

You’ve heard it before  water is life!  Make sure you are drinking filtered water and not adding to  your toxic burden by ingesting easily absorbed toxins often present in water such as fluoride, chlorine, VOC’s, and more. You can safely consume up to half your body weight in ounces of water a day (160 lbs = 80 ounces of water). I love my Berkey Water Tank!

17. Eating clean*

I mentioned raw foods now lets talk about eating clean whole nutrient rich foods. Start reading label. if you must eat prepacked foods always look for foods that have a short ingredient list and things that are recognizable as actual food. Various chemicals  are added like sugars, questionable oils, sodium and so on.  Always avoid soy and if soy is listed as a ingredient.  Soy comes in all varieties and are highly processed, high in refined starches, heated oils and again added sugar, salt and low in nutrients and fiber. Oh let’s not fail to mention that soy mimics your hormones and plays a very sneaky trick on your endocrine system. Eating clean and mostly raw food that is rooted in produce is the first step to promoting a healthy lymph flow. These listed are particularly cleansing foods for the lymphatic system:

Dark leafy greens

Fruits in the Low Glycemic index Chart

Garlic

Ground flaxseed

Seaweed

Algae (chlorella, spirulina)

Chia

Avocados

Cranberries

Walnuts

Brazil nuts

Almonds

18. Avoiding Food Allergens*

Many people are unaware that certain foods are actually working against their bodies.  You should see a specialist and be tested to ensure you have no food allergies. Your lymphatic system can also be affected by your gut. If your gut is inflamed and not healed this is taxing on your immune system which in return is taxing on your lymphatic system. Consider adding prebiotics and probiotics to help support gut health along with eating properly and avoiding these common food allergens.

Common food allergens that can contribute to an inflamed gut are:

Nightshades

Eggs

Grains (gluten)

Dairy

19. Our words have power*

Our words have power and If we are constantly saying negative things to ourselves or thinking negative thoughts it will eventually begin to affect our body.  What comes out of your mouth , goes into your ear & your brain absorbs it. Always be positive and don’t allow problems to dwell. the glass is always half full and there is someone who wants what you have.  You are a blessing to someone.

20. Adaptogen Herbs

There are numerous herbs have been shown to support the lymphatic system.  Some of these herbs include dandelion root,  passion flower,  nettle leaf, fenugreek, and manjistha.  I’ve taken Echinacea and cayenne pepper together with a healthy fat daily while I was cleansing my lymph nodes.  Adaptogen herbs are in a unique class of healing plants that promote hormone balance and also help to protect the body from a wide variety of diseases, including those that are caused by stress. These herbs also boost your immune functions. Research shows that other various adapotogens — such as ashwagandha, medicinal mushrooms, rhodiola and holy basil. Holy basil has been proven to help regulate cortisol levels, protect your organs and tissues against chemical stress from pollutants and the burden of heavy metals, which are other factors that can lead to hormone imbalance, a stagnant lymph system and sickness.

21. Under arm deodorant

  Deodorant and antiperspirants impair the underarm lymph nodes. Aluminum-based compounds are the active ingredients in antiperspirants.  Sweating is a necessity in life. There are roughly three million sweat glands pumping out as much as 14 liters/ 3 gallons of water a day. Sweat, as stinky and uncomfortable as it can be at times, is a natural and healthy part of life, helping to cool the body, release toxins and helps to maintain normal body temperatures. 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.  Commercial deodorants are something you truly need to purge out of your life. Aluminum-based antiperspirants may increase the risk for breast cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease & Kidney Disease (Scientists noticed that dialysis patients who had these high aluminum levels were more likely to develop dementia too.)

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Ingredients
1/2 c. baking soda
1/2 c. arrowroot powder or ½ cup of cornstarch
5 tbsp. unrefined virgin coconut oil
10 drops of grapefruit essential oil or lavender essential oil
You can pick your favorite scent. I like lavender or grapefruit.

Empty deodorant stick or Mason jar
Directions
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,( or your empty stick container)  add your essential oil to the Mason jar or the empty stick container, using a wooden Popsicle stick , give it a good stir to mix everything. Close your the lid.  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.
This will take roughly 24 hours to set. It will thicken up. I use my finger to scrape what I need out of the mason jar and scoop it across my underarm. This will last you for a good 6 months!

You can also find more great recipes along with this one in my book, AWARENESS HAS MAGIC.

22. Pharmaceutical Drugs*

You really need to do research on your medications. Some medications have a negative affect on your body especially your lymph system.

23. Personal care products*

Personal care products loaded with parabens, petroleum, and phthalates. 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 cant even pronounce or remember to spell you can bet your lucky dollar that the natural nutrients are long gone. These highly processed frank n foods are very difficult for the body to break down and some of the chemicals will become stored in your body. Click on this link to see what you should avoid.

You can also find many great DIY personal care recipes alternatives in my book,  AWARENESS HAS MAGIC.

Here are three recipes from my book AWARENESS HAS MAGIC.

Lemon Cream Body Butter

6 Tablespoons coconut oil

¼ cup cocoa butter

1 Tablespoon vitamin E oil

3 drops of Lemon essential oil or 3 drops of your favorite essential oil

Over low heat in a double boiler, put the coconut oil and cocoa butter in a bowl. When it has almost completely melted, remove from the heat and add the vitamin E oil and essential oil. Allow the mixture to cool until it solidifies. Lastly mix the body butter vigorously with a spatula, and then transfer it to a mason jar with a sealable lid. Date and label your product. If you don’t care for the lemon essential oil, use whatever smells best to you. This is your journey not mine I am only here to help guide you.

Homemade Shaving Cream

1 cup shea butter

1 cup virgin coconut oil

3 Tablespoons vitamin E oil

3 Tablespoons sweet almond oil or olive oil or jojoba oil

3 Tablespoons Dr. Bonners Liquid Castile Soap

30 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)

30 drops of lemon essential oil (optional)

I like to use an electric mixer, mixing all ingredients until stiff peaks are formed (approximately 2-3 minutes). Store in a mason jar with a sealable lid.

Mosquito Repellent

15 drops of lavender

4 tbsp. of vanilla extract

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Place all these ingredients in a  16oz  then fill with water.

24. Household chemicals*

Did you know that it takes 26 seconds for the chemicals to enter into your bloodstream?

The real reality is we are damaging our DNA and we are changing our genetic makeup for future generations. There was a study a few years back that said the umbilical cord of an average American baby has over 200 known chemicals in it. Eighty percent of the common chemicals that are used daily in this country, we know almost nothing about. Our children are being born toxic and we have no idea if these toxins are already doing some sort of damage their brains, their immune system, their reproductive system, and any other developing organs. Are we unknowingly setting ourselves up for failure in the womb, even before birth?Scientists and researchers are concerned that many of these chemicals may be carcinogenic or wreak havoc with our hormones, our body’s regulating system.Most products have a  warning label that is typed in bold “Keep Out of Reach of Children”.  As consumers, we believe that if our children don’t ingest these products they will not be harmed by them. This can be far from the truth. Think about other common methods of exposure are through the skin and our respiratory tract. WE are along with our children are often in contact with the chemical residues housecleaning products do leave behind, by crawling, lying and sitting on the freshly cleaned floor.

Scientists at Norway’s University of Bergen tracked 6,000 people, with an average age of 34 at the time of enrollment in the study, who used the cleaning products over a period of two decades, according to the research published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.These chemicals can chemicals bind together.Exposure to phthalates has been associated with lower IQ levels.These chemicals can also be found in the shampoos, conditioners, body sprays, hair sprays, perfumes, make up, cleaning supplies, colognes, soap and nail polish that we use.The results follow a study by French scientists in September 2017 that found nurses who used disinfectants to clean surfaces at least once a week had a 24 percent to 32 percent increased risk of developing lung disease. Scientists and researchers are concerned that many of these chemicals may be carcinogenic or wreak havoc with our hormones, our body’s regulating system.It’s not enough to be aware of all the outdoor chemicals that we are exposed to everyday but inside our homes we can have more power and control. We have to be more aware about using chemical cleaners, paints, glues, body lotions, toothpastes, underarm deodorants, hair products and pesticides. Instead start to begin to use products that don’t pollute our very own bodies. We must read labels, make our own products and do our own research. I can’t stress this enough. We must take a stand for our health. Stop using commercial products that are laced with unknown and harmful body damaging productsou can reduce your exposure to them by eating organic foods, making your own cleaning chemicals and using alternative pest control methods.You can also find many great recipes for alternative cleaning solutions in my book AWARENESS HAS MAGIC.Here are two recipes from my book AWARENESS HAS MAGIC.

Vanilla grapefruit linen spray

2-1/2 cups filtered water

3 drops pink grapefruit essential oil

2 drops vanilla essential oil

1/4 cup vodka

The vodka helps the water dry quickly after you spray it on your linens. Theses essential oils that are  used create a beautifully fresh vanilla grapefruit scent that is perfect for a summer pick me up. This spray is very versatile. It can be used on clothing, fabric furniture, or even as a quick air freshener.

If the vodka smell is slightly strong just add another drop or two of essential oil.

Always shake the bottle be Before spraying on your linen.

Tub & Tile Cleaner

1 /4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup lemon juice

Or 10 drops of lemon essential oil

3 Tablespoons Epsom salt

3 Tablespoons Sal Suds or Castile liquid soap

1/2 cup white vinegar

Pour the vinegar into the bottle, followed by the baking soda and Epsom salt. Shake the bottle to combine the ingredients. Add the Sal suds gently shaking the bottle to combine. Mix all ingredients in a bottle with a sealable lid.

Scrub and then rinse with water and wet clean rag.

Throughout my latest book, you will find useful, informative and easy to understand recipes for your mind, body and spirit. When I started writing this book, I wanted to introduce you to the idea of a cleaner less toxic world and for you to learn just how simply easy it is for you to start creating your own cleaning recipes throughout your home but this book has transformed into so much more than just a book full of all natural DIY recipes.

This book will enlighten you and help you have a deeper understanding of not only why you should be more aware but how to be more aware. AWARENESS HAS MAGIC.

Click on this link to order yours today!

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25. Use Essential Oils Topically

Ginger, peppermint and rosemary essential oils can be applied topically on lymph nodes. This will help stimulate drainage. Specifically on the back of your neck is a great spot to apply these oils to get into the skin, circulation and lymph nodes and allow them to go to work. Always use a carrier oil when applying to the skin. You can find many recipes in my book AWARENESS HAS MAGIC.

Food is thy medicine, right? Actually it can work one of two ways. Food can be thy medicine or food can be thy death. This book is a guide that will inform you from the perspective of a women. You will also be able to determine what areas in your life that may need a little bit of work and the skills needed to improve those issues along with some fabulous recipes to help get you started on how to eat KETO AIP. I will also help you understand how to fix your gut, strengthen your immunity and fight inflammation with an autoimmune approach. The Keto AIP removes all the common inflammatory food triggers that stimulate a possible autoimmune reaction in the body. We’re going to start resetting those adrenals, boosting that energy and doing a little booty kicking to those hormones that have decided to act like a wild college student and pull an all-nighter the day before final exams.

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

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Can Hypothyroidism Cause a Floaty Stool?

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If you’re struggling with constipation, diarrhea,  floating stools, bloated stomach or just stomach pain in general. It could be related to your thyroid. In fact, my thyroid was the root cause for all  current health issues.

 Per SCD Lifestyle:  When there isn’t enough thyroid hormone, it’s called hypothyroidism and the autoimmune condition is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. … Much of what the studies focus on are constipation and diarrhea as a result of thyroid hormones affecting the following areas of the gutDigestive juice excretion.

You have to start removing the thyroid suppressive foods that are in your diet and instead focus on the right foods that stimulate your thyroid to produce an abundant amount of thyroid hormone to keep your cells happy and healthy. When you eat foods full of thyroid suppressive toxins its just like throwing fuel on the fire. This will only continue to drain you of your energy, continue to make your symptoms worse, promote even more inflammation in  your body, contribute to a leaky gut and further damage your thyroid.

It seems that the  testing for thyroid is a dead end road at times  with the test appearing to be normal but you has all the symptoms. Get this, your blood work can look just fine but there is major resistance at the receptor site. Most practitioners are unfamiliar with natural treatments for the thyroid and the meds they give sometimes just don’t work. Some  doctors just don’t have a lot of experience with alternative treatments. Endocrinologists have the training to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in the body. This is where you come into play. You have to take control of  your health! Your gut’s ability to digest and absorb critical nutrients is very important for proper thyroid hormone health.

There is only one major disease and that is malnutrition. All Ailments and afflictions to which we may fall heir are directly traceable to this major disease.” –D.W. Cavanaugh, M.D., Cornell University

The two most common causes of floating stools are excess gas and malabsorption, or poor absorption, of nutrients. Certain foods can cause gas in your stools. Foods that commonly cause gas contain large amounts of sugar, lactose, starch, or fiber, such as: beans.

Constipation

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.

A Leaky Gut

Your gut is your portal to health. It houses 80 percent of your immune system, and without your gut being healthy it is practically impossible to have a healthy immune system.

Undigested proteins can leak into the blood stream creating a heightened immune reaction that often exacerbates thyroid issues. This is the definition of leaky gut syndrome: when you have undigested proteins leak into the blood stream. If this happens it will create chronic inflammation throughout the body that sets up the stage for a wide range of conditions, including thyroid issues, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and migraines.

Hippocrates was true when he said, “All disease begins in the gut.”

 A leaky gut has been linked to hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimotos thyroiditis, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, exacerbated thyroid issues, lupus, migraines, eczema and rosacea, and that is just to name a few. So you can understand why a properly working digestive system (your gut) is vital to your health.

Contrary to what we use to believe. We now know that having a leaky gut is one of the main reasons, and probably the beginning stage, for developing an autoimmune disease. Having a leaky gut means that the tight junctions that usually hold the walls of your intestines together have become loose, allowing undigested food particles, microbes, toxins, and more to leave your gut and enter your bloodstream. This will cause your body to become full of inflammation, which in return will start to trigger an autoimmune condition and if you already have an autoimmune condition it will certainly make it worse.

The gut is the center of healing, but to know how to address the gut, we have to look at what is happening in the whole body and why the gut is dysfunctional in the first place.  Too often, people jump into gut treatment without addressing the root cause in the cell and end up having their issues return later.

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 it can be put in remission.

Food is not just calories it is information. It talks to your DNA and tells it what to do. Your most powerful tool to change your health is your fork. You can’t go long periods without food. Your body always needs energy. If your blood sugar starts to drop this creates a stress reaction and now your adrenal glands will do what it needs to do to maintain your body’s function by releasing more cortisol or adrenaline. Eating often will help put your body back in its normal cycle. You should eat foods that nourish your body and not hinder it.

Beneficial bacteria supports your immune system

For most people, taking a quality probiotic supplement doesn’t have any side effects other than higher energy and better digestive health. As a society we have drastically cut back on our consumption of vegetables and of beneficial essential fatty acids ( flax, pumpkin, black current seed oil, dark green leafy vegetables, hemp, chia seeds, fish) such as those found in certain fish (including salmon, mackerel, and herring) and flaxseed. 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.  So to play it safe, I recommend taking a probiotic supplement every.

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. Probiotics foods include yogurt, kefir, Kimchi, Sour Pickles ( brined in water and sea salt instead of vinegar) Pickle juice is rich in electrolytes, and has been shown to help relieve exercise-induced muscle cramps.

Prebiotics foods are brown rice, oatmeal, flax, chia, asparagus, Raw Jerusalem artichokes, leeks, artichokes, garlic, carrots, peas, beans, onions, chicory, jicama, tomatoes, frozen bananas, cherries, apples, pears, oranges, strawberries, cranberries, kiwi, and berries are good sources. Nuts are also a prebiotic source.

The ideal pH for the colon is very slightly acidic, in the 6.7–6.9 range. When there is an imbalance or lack of beneficial bacteria in the colon, the pH is typically more alkaline, around 7.5 or higher. The optimal pH range for gas-producing organisms is slightly alkaline at 7.2–7.3.

When someone starts taking a probiotic or a prebiotic supplement (or eats a prebiotic food), the beneficial microorganisms begin to increase in number. These good bacteria start to ferment more soluble fiber into beneficial products like butyric acid, acetic acid, lactic acid, and propionic acid. These acids provide energy, improve mineral, vitamin, and fat absorption, and help prevent inflammation and cancer. The extra acid also starts to lower the pH in the colon.

You gut is just one of the gateways to your health. If you have developed a leaky gut it means the tight junctions that usually hold the walls of your intestines together have become loose, allowing undigested food particles, microbes, toxins, and more to escape your gut and enter your bloodstream, causing a huge rise in inflammation that triggers or can even worsen any autoimmune condition. Don’t fret you can start to heal your gut in a little as thirty days by incorporating a few easy steps in your life.

  1. Say goodbye to inflammatory foods, toxins, and stress that damage your gut, as well as gut infections from yeast, parasites, or bacteria.

What do you need to do and how do I do start? Eat more plant-based, whole, nutrient-dense foods.

Cut out refined sugar and flour, processed junk and animal products. Start adding a variety of organic plant-based whole foods to your diet. These foods will start to fill your body with the vitamins, minerals, cancer-fighting phytochemicals, antioxidants, and fiber it needs to recover from chronic inflammation.

  1. Say hello to good enzymes and acids necessary for proper digestion.

What do you need to do and how do I do start? Remove grains aka GLUTEN and legumes. Start eating pineapple and papaya. Our digestive system doesn’t absorb food, it absorbs nutrients. If we don’t have enough digestive enzymes, we can’t break down our food—which means even if we are eating well, we aren’t absorbing all that beneficial nutrition. Have you taken the time to glance at your poop? Here are a few signs that you might need to take a quality digestive enzyme supplement 30 minutes before a meal and make sure it doesn’t contain products like gluten, dairy, etc. If it doesn’t say “contains no: sugar, salt, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives then avoid them. Read labels! Make sure it has at least these three things in the supplement proteases (which break down proteins), lipases (which break down fats), and carbohydrase’s (such as amylase, which break down carbohydrates).

If you have:

  • Gas and bloating after meals
  • The sensation that you have food sitting in your stomach (a rock in your gut)
  • Feeling full after eating a few bites of food
  • Undigested food in your stool*
  • Floating stools (an occasional floating piece is fine, but if all your poop consistently floats, that might be a sign something is wrong)
  • An “oil slick” in the toilet bowl (undigested fat)
  1. Start taking a quality probiotic. By adding in good Bacteria back it will start supporting your immune system and allow your body is get back into balance and flush things out of our system.

Foods like raw garlic, turmericFermented Foodsraw coconut oil, artichokes, onions, asparagus and leafy greens.

Golden Beets with Carrot & Ginger, Raw, Fermented, Probiotic, Organic, 16 Oz

  1. Fixing that unhappy belly by providing the nutrients and amino acids needed to start building a healthy gut lining. Most people simply do not understand how complex the human gastrointestinal system is, and contrary to popular belief, your gut isn’t just a food processing and storage depot. Did you know that your gut has so much influence on your health is because it is home to roughly 100,000,000,000,000 (100 trillion) bacteria (approximately 3 pounds worth) that line your intestinal tract. Your gut is the home control center to your digestive system, your nervous system, as well as your immune system.

Here are two great products that I use. You can do your own research and I am sure there are other brands out there that are wonderful too.

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

Garden of Life RAW Enzymes Women, 90 Capsules

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

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.

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.

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DO YOU HAVE POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME?

The POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME is a real disorder. Fear, anxiety, social distancing, public health actions and ending home isolation from this most recent pandemic and this new disease can be more overwhelming to some than others.

How you have responded to this recent pandemic can depend on your background, your social support from family or friends, your financial situation, your health and emotional background, the community you live in, and many other factors.

syndrome is a recognizable complex of symptoms and physical findings which indicate a specific condition for which a direct cause is not necessarily understood. The terms “syndrome”, “disease” and “diagnosis” are sometimes utilized improperly and ambiguously, increasing the clarities of medical knowledge representation.

 Although universal in medical and lay discourse, the term “syndrome” has no unambiguous, generally accepted definition. However, most of those using this term allow themselves the comfortable delusion that everyone knows what it means.

 Combining its two Greek roots, syndrome means basically “running together”. So when diagnosing a condition or disease, doctors tend to look for a group of symptoms existing together. As long as a set of symptoms remains mysterious, it may be referred to as a specific syndrome. But if that name is used for a while, it may become the condition’s permanent name, even after an underlying cause has been found. 

Nearly 125 million people in the U.S. live with some form of a chronic condition, disorder, syndrome or disease. Many of these abnormality “issues” have overlapping symptoms, which often make it difficult for researchers to diagnose the specific “issue” in a given patient.

Usually, researchers discover a previously unknown chronic condition, disorder, syndrome or disease by studying several patients with similar symptoms, then search for a gene or multiple genes that may play a role in causing the issue. 

There is only a sparse and fragmented literature that could be found regarding this issue.

What is POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME?

POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME is a set of concurrent things, such as emotions or actions, that form an identifiable pattern. It can mean something different to each person who has experienced this or is experiencing this.

POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME may cause Brain Dysfunction

Due to the fact that we don’t know who is infected, and all the “experts” keep changing the way we can become infected. This new virus seems to almost be an “invisible threat”. This ambiguous threat conflicts with our wiring and our innate need to understand and to plan. “Our brains hate not knowing things”. “Our prefrontal cortices are set up to plan, and they need accurate information to plan. They also need precedent because we plan for future events based on past events.”

Located at the front of the brain, the prefrontal cortex is involved in high-level functions like planning, reasoning, and decision-making. Through its connections with other parts of the brain, it helps us focus our attention and regulate our emotions. But stress flips the switch on the prefrontal cortex; when it goes offline, the brain’s emotion and habit centers take over and our minds spin out over every possible “what if” scenario. Your mind is in a constant state of anxiety and concern about your safety.

Anxiety motivates us to change our behavior and adapt to challenges.

POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME also damages our Central nervous system flooding your nervous system with hormones and chemicals designed to help you respond to a threat. Adrenaline and cortisol are two examples. Long-term exposure to stress hormones can be more harmful to your physical health in the long run. For example, long-term exposure to cortisol can contribute to weight gain.

Long-term anxiety and panic attacks can cause your brain to release stress hormones on a regular basis. This can increase the frequency of symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and depression.

POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME can also damage your Cardiovascular system by the nonstop flux in rapid heart rates, palpitations, and chest pain. You may also be at an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. If you already have heart disease, POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME may raise the risk of coronary events.

POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME can also affect the digestive systems by causing stomachaches, nausea, diarrhea, and other digestive issues. Loss of appetite can also occur. There may soon be a connection between POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME and the development of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) after a bowel infection. IBS can cause vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation.

POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME can also affect your Immune system because you repeatedly feel anxious and stressed or it lasts a long time, your body never gets the signal to return to normal functioning. This can weaken your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viral infections and frequent illnesses. Also, your regular vaccines may not work as well if you have anxiety.

POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME can affect your Respiratory system. This latest virus called COVID19 is more likely to go deeper than viruses like the common cold. Your lungs might become inflamed, making it tough for you to breathe. This can lead to pneumonia, an infection of the tiny air sacs (called alveoli) inside your lungs where your blood exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide.

The virus moves down your respiratory tract. That’s the airway that includes your mouth, nose, throat, and lungs. Your lower airways have more ACE2 receptors than the rest of your respiratory tract. Therefore COVID-19 is more likely to go deeper than viruses like the common cold.

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may be at an increased risk of hospitalization from POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME-related complications.

Other effects

POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME can cause other symptoms, including:

  • headaches
  • muscle tension
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • social isolation

If you have PTSD, you may experience flashbacks, reliving a traumatic experience over and over. You might get angry or startle easily, and perhaps become emotionally withdrawn. Other symptoms include nightmares, insomnia, and sadness.

POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME can be identified with three key features of stressful situations: we feel uncontrollable, unpredictable, and sustained. The POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME checks all three boxes and when all three of these features are present, it can overwhelm our ability to manage our life.  

Although you are staying home, washing your hands more frequently, wearing a N95 fitted mask, and practicing social distancing, all of which can reduce your chances of catching the virus or passing it on to others.

But, outside of measures to keep ourselves safe, there’s actually little within our control. We can’t take the coronavirus away or make others change their behaviors.

Study design: surveillance and case–control studies

To determine the impact in terms of frequency, a reliable and international surveillance platform for POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME should be in place to define the background incidence and to detect an increase in cases. The international community may benefit from introducing a POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME surveillance for all ages specifically.

A cohort study with a case–control design is necessary. A predefined research protocol should be developed that is feasible in different healthcare infrastructures and easy to activate and use, to ensure a high-quality study within a limited time frame. Critical requirements for the study include clear case definitions for POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME and the collection of data on the clinical and electrophysiological phenotype, as this can be associated with a specific infectious agent and may provide evidence of an association. To study the impact for patients, outcome of at least 6–12 months with validated outcome measures should be recorded.

Challenges and opportunities in diagnosis and management

In case of a sudden increase in patients with POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME, clinicians with limited expertise in POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME may need to manage these patients, and availability of facilities and resources may run out. We expect limitations mainly in health care providers who understand, treat and give the necessary rehabilitation care. These limitations are especially important in low-resource countries that often have suboptimal or malfunctional healthcare systems, and a lack of health professionals.

Guideline for management of POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME

Diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME can be complicated as patients may present with non-specific symptoms and vary with respect to clinical severity, treatment response and outcome. Furthermore, there are several chronic conditions, disorders, syndromes or diseases. Many of these “issues” have overlapping symptoms, which often make it difficult for researchers to diagnose the specific “issue” in a given patient. This can be difficult to distinguish from POST-PANDEMIC SYNDROME.

Pandemics in the past century

We have experienced seven notable epidemics like COVID-19 since 1918. Some of these epidemics have been classified as pandemics, and all of them have had a serious effect on the human population in some way.

1918 flu pandemic (H1N1 virus): 1918–1920

The 1918 influenza pandemic took the lives of anywhere from 50 to 100 million people around the world.

The so-called “Spanish Flu” was caused by an H1N1 virusTrusted Source that spread from birds to humans. People ages 5 and younger, 20 to 40, and 65 and older all experienced high mortality rates.

Overcrowding in treatment areas, poor sanitation practices, and nutritional deficiencies are thought to have contributed to the high death rate.

1957 flu pandemic (H2N2 virus): 1957–1958

The 1957 influenza pandemic took the lives of roughly 1.1 million peopleTrusted Source worldwide.

The “Asian Flu” was caused by an H2N2 virus that also spread from birds to humans. This strain of the flu affectedTrusted Source people primarily between the ages of 5 and 39, with the majority of cases occurring in younger children and teenagers.

1968 flu pandemic (H3N2 virus): 1968–1969

In 1968, the H3N2 virus, sometimes called “Hong Kong Flu,” was another influenza pandemic that took the lives of around 1 million peopleTrusted Source around the world.

This flu was caused by an H3N2 virus that mutated from the H2N2 virus from 1957. Unlike previous flu pandemics, this pandemic primarily affected older people, who had the highest mortality rate of the outbreak.

SARS-CoV: 2002–2003

The 2002 SARS coronavirus outbreak was a viral pneumonia epidemic that took the lives of over 770 people worldwide.

Swine Flu (H1N1pdm09 virus): 2009

The 2009 Swine Flu outbreak was the next influenza pandemic that caused the deaths of somewhere between 151,700 and 575,400Trusted Source people around the world.

The Swine Flu was caused by another H1N1 virusTrusted Source variant which originated from pigs and eventually spread through human-to-human contact.

It was discovered that a portion of people aged 60 and older already had antibodies against this virus from previous flu outbreaks. This led to a higher percentage of infection in children and young adults.

MERS-CoV: 2012–2013

The 2012 MERS coronavirus caused a disease characterized by severe respiratory illness that had a 34 percent mortality rateTrusted Source and took the lives of 858 people, primarily in the Arabian Peninsula.

The MERS outbreak was caused by a coronavirus that spread from an unknown animal source to humans. The outbreak originated in Saudi ArabiaTrusted Source and was contained primarily to the Arabian Peninsula.

The MERS outbreak had a much higher mortality rate than the previous coronavirus outbreak.

Ebola: 2014–2016

The 2014 Ebola outbreak involved a hemorrhagic fever epidemic that took the lives of 11,300Trusted Source people, primarily in West Africa.

The Ebola outbreak was caused by an Ebola virus that is thought to have been initially transmitted from batsTrusted Source to humans. Although the outbreak started in West Africa, it spread to eight countries in total.

COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2): 2019–ongoing

The 2019 COVID-19 outbreak is a viral pandemic that’s currently ongoing. This is a new illness caused by a previously unknown coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. The infection rate, mortality rate, and other statistics are still developing.

Preparing for a pandemic is a community effort that we can all take part in to lessen the impact of the illness on our communities and around the world.

lastly, we need to make sure that there isn’t an underlying disease that has a specific cause and a specific treatment. We need to be careful and to be humble with our labeling of diagnoses and syndromes, as giving people a label may make them cause to think of themselves as diseased or abnormal. We need to help people cope with their symptoms holistically, working on their emotional, physical, and social health while being careful not to over-treat their symptoms. And we need to keep learning and pursuing research that will help us and our patients understand the causes and the best therapies.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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

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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.