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8 Hypothyroidism Juicing Recipes

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Living with hypothyroidism isn’t easy. This autoimmune disorder comes with so many frustrating side affects. Did  you know that it takes 24 to 72 hours for food to travel through your G.I. tract before you have a bowel movement of what you ate the day before it becomes a byproduct of broken down foods that you consumed in those 24 to 72 hours prior? Your digestion system is a very active process that needs many resources that are used from the body such as blood flow and energy to break down your food.

How many of us actually eat seven fruits and vegetables per day? Juicing is a great way to give your digestive system a break and your body can easily absorb the nutrients being consumed but you will miss out on fiber, you might not lose that extra weight, it does help to reduce bloating, but it also can be dangerous when to much sugar can lead to blood sugar swings. Let’s not forget to mention it can become quite expensive. Don’t get me wrong, I love juicing and I tend to go through phases where I juice everyday for months on end then I switch over to smoothies. When we juice we are left with all the  super yummy micronutrients and the natural sugars. Try to remember the 4:1 ratio rule. Add 4x more veggies and only 1 fruit. Doing this will ensure that you will cut down on the excess sugar.

Keep in mind that your body does naturally detox every day especially if your eating  whole, healthy ingredients while avoiding processed foods and alcohol.  Don’t forget all of these recipes can be made into a smoothie as well if you add some water, coconut water , unsweetened almond milk or canned coconut milk.

While most people can consume goitrogens: 

It seems that most of your  green juice recipes always have kale, spinach or cruciferous vegetables as part of the ingredient in the drink or somewhere in it. Although its fantastic in fighting cancer and have some wonderful health benefits, people with hypothyroidism have to watch their intake of these raw veggies. They can cause  huge problems for us with thyroid conditions. These raw veggies can cause the enlargement of our thyroid gland,  interfere with the production of your thyroid hormone and can actually act like anti-thyroid drugs, slowing it down and ultimately your hypothyroidism to worsen. You can replace goitrogens with organic romaine lettuce.

The following foods have goitrogens:

  • Kale
  • Spinach (raw spinach interferes with the body’s ability to absorb calcium, too)
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Mustard Greens
  • Turnips
  • Red Radishes
  • Watercress

 

 

1.Anti-inflammatory Juice

( a recipe out of my book)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup pineapple chunks

1  organic cucumber, wash, cut

2 stalks of  organic celery

1 lemon or lime, cut and left with skin on

2 springs of fresh parsley

( if you want more green, you can add a few leafs of romaine lettuce)

Directions:

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

2.Skin-Tastic Juice

Ingredients:

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

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

1 med organic cucumber, cut into slices

1 lemon, cut into chunks, skin left on

handful of fresh mint leaves

( if you want more green, you can add a few leafs of romaine lettuce)

Directions:

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

3.Breakfast Juice Tonic

Ingredients:

handful of cranberries( 1/2 cup)

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

1 organic cucumber, sliced with skin on

2 organic celery sticks

1 whole lemon, sliced, skin left on

1 organic granny smith apple

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

1 spring of parsley

( if you want more green, you can add a few leafs of romaine lettuce)

Directions:

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

4.Orange Carrot Ginger Juice Recipe

Ingredients:

6 organic carrots

1 orange

1/2 ginger, peeled or turmeric

1 whole cucumber

( if you want more green, you can add a few leafs of romaine lettuce)

Directions:

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

5. Mediterranean Juice

 

Ingredients:

1 organic red pepper, cut and discard the seeds

1/2  beet, peeled and rinsed off

1 lemon, peeled and cut

1 whole organic cucumber, cut

4 springs of oregano

pinch of Himalayan sea salt

( if you want more green, you can add a few leafs of romaine lettuce)

Directions:

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

6.Audrey’s Thyroid Juice Elixir

1/3 bunch dandelion greens

2/3 cup parsley

3 celery stalks

2 inches fresh ginger or turmeric

1 apple

1 lemon

1/2 cup of fresh flesh from a coconut

Add 1 cup of fresh coconut juice

Directions:

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

7. Pumpkin Pie Juice

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

3 organic carrots

1 organic apple

1/2″ ginger, peeled or turmeric

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

( if you want more green, you can add a few leafs of romaine lettuce)

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

Directions:

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

8. Healing Juice Recipe

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

Directions:

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

 

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

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

 

Other Ways To help your body naturally Detox

Exercise

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

Sweat

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

Dry Skin Brushing

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

Gratitude

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

Water

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

Epson Salt Baths

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

 

 

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

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

-A.L. Childers aka Thehypothyroidismchick

Please check out my other books online @ Amazon, Barnes n Noble or Books a Million.  

 

Breaking the Chains of Hypothyroidism: Unlock The Secrets That Help Women Begin to Heal and Get Out of Hypothyroidism Survival Mode

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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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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.

 

Fresh and Fabulous Hypothyroidism Body Balance: Learn How to Create Organic Non-Toxic Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health and Home

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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.

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8 thoughts on “5 Reasons Armour Thyroid isn’t Helping you lose Weight”

  1. Rae OBrien-dAndre

    I was on Armour Thyroid and gained 4 lbs. My Dr switched me today to Synthroid. After reading up on it… I’m not sure it’s going to help. I have such extreme daytime sleepiness that I am also on Provigil…. again… gained 4 lbs. And I am still exhausted. So discouraged.

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    1. thehypothyroidismchick Post author

      When it comes to your medication unfortunately its all trial, error and blood work. Armour made me gain 30lbs in 2 months and I had all the bad side effects. Many people find that they are allergic to the fillers in these medications that is why the need to switch until you find what works for you. You can always speak with your pharmacist prior to getting your prescription filled to see what are the ingredients. How do you know you have had a bad reaction to your thyroid medication? it’s not working for you but against you. Also, are you eating to cater to your body? I have no idea about your medical past nor am I a doctor but if you have a food intolerance or if you’re not eating to cater to your body’s specific needs you will gain weight. Those 4lbs you gained could be hormonal, water weight? It can be a number of reasons why you gained that weight. This is why I always recommend people work with a Holistic health practitioner. They can help you discover the right nutritional path for your body’s complexity. They will help you get to the root of your health issues and start helping you heal yourself from the main underlying issues. There is no one size fits all program when you are dealing with hypothyroidism. I hope my information has helped you in some sort of way and I would like to know your progress. Many Blessings to you, Audrey

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  2. Marie

    I started 90 mg of Armour (although my pharmacy gives me NP as a “generic”) about 8 weeks ago. Tried Levo first and felt AWFUL. I feel better on Armour, but for the past few weeks I have been having symptoms of hyperthyroidism: racing heart, pounding pulse, diarrhea, anxiety, irritability. I don’t have tons of weight to lose, but would like to lose about 10 pounds. My weight hasn’t gone anywhere. Any thoughts?

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    1. thehypothyroidismchick Post author

      If you haven’t already call your doctor immediately and be seen or if they can’t see you asap let the nurse know exactly what is going on with your body. They will need to check your blood work again and perhaps lower your dosage. The reason why your not losing weight could be a number of things ranging from food intolerances, medications, not exercising, eating crappy foods, drinking empty calorie foods and this is just to name a few. I’m sorry that its is so vague but I don’t know you, your body history nor how you live your daily life. A number of things can be the reason why you are going through what you are going through with your health. It could be a wide range of things from celiac disease, Hashimoto’s, leaky gut, autoimmune disease disorder, nutrient deficiency’s, adrenal fatigue, exposure to chemicals, gluten or other food allergies, and hormonal imbalance. Your body can be influenced by many different circumstances. When I am working with my clients there is a series of questions they answer and we interact verbally. In my books, I give explanations of everything that you should begin incorporating in your life and the changes that need to be made. You should check out my book. beyond the bite: The keto autoimmune protocol for women on Amazon!

      Good luck,
      A.L. Childers
      Good luck- A.L. Childers xoxo

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      1. Marie

        Hi, thank you so much for getting back to me! Yes, I understand it would be very hard for you to give me the exact information without seeing me as a patient. I did call my doctor and he ordered bloodwork a few days ago. Hoping to have the results in today. I exercise almost every day and eat a healthy diet (for the most part!) I don’t drink my calories at all, no soda or coffee drinks, etc. I do not have celiac’s disease.
        I guess I was wondering if you thought it would be beneficial for me to have my overall Armour dosage lowered but to try some t3 added to my regimen?

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      2. thehypothyroidismchick Post author

        Honestly, I tried Armour and couldn’t take it. I had every bad side effect it seemed. In the short time span that I did take it my weight sky rocketed. I am 5″7 and I have always been between 140-148lbs because I eat to cater to my health and I practice yoga walk plus my little mini indoor trampoline . You might not even need the extra T3. My numbers are perfect currently except for the occasional “TSH” that may get a little bit high but I can always manage to bring that back down with avoiding things that trigger it. Some people have tried to just take a regular T4 like Synthroid then take a separate T3 like Cytomel. but this can be difficult because if you have an untreated adrenal insufficiency it would make things worse actually and this is what happened to me.. Make sure you look at your blood work #’s and read them .
        Normal Ranges for you blood work
        -TSH- (range .034 – 4.82)
        -Free- T4 (range 0.59 – 1.17)
        -Total -T4 (range 4.5 – 12.0)
        -Total- T3 (range 71 – 180)

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      3. thehypothyroidismchick Post author

        Look into getting a Knowledgeable Holistic Health Practitioner
        The main reason why you should work with a knowledgeable health practitioner is its patient-centered medical holistic healing at its best.
        A knowledgeable holistic health practitioner certainly moves from the confusion of the “one size fits all treatment” approach that we know isn’t working to the one that will cater to what your body needs.
        Hopefully you can find one in your area.

        Good luck,
        A.L. Childers

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