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Press Release! Survivor’s Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s Booty

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Author A.L. Childers’ New Book “A Survivor’s Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s Booty” is an Amazing and Honest Tool for Anyone Who Suffers with Hypothyroidism

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Recent release “A Survivor’s Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s Booty” from Page Publishing author A.L. Childers is a heartfelt guide for anyone affected by this awful disorder.

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A.L. Childers, a survivor in the war with hypothyroidism and self-proclaimed student of life, has completed her new book “A Survivor’s Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s Booty”: a powerful and expressive solution to being more than a disease.

A.L. Childers says, “A personal favorite quote of mine is ‘From stressed to blessed.’ I mean this, believe, and receive this. I’ve been battling hypothyroidism for years, and I wanted to create a user-friendly handbook to help anyone affected by this disorder.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, A.L. Childers’s empowering manual includes recipes, ideas on solutions for a healthier home, what to be eating and not to, how to shed those extra pounds, regain self-confidence and vitality back into this thing called life. But perhaps most importantly, how to feel strong, sexy, and beautiful.

This new book “A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s Booty”: is a powerful and expressive heartfelt spirited guide in helping you win the battle against hypothyroidism.

Readers who wish to experience this uniquely inspiring work can purchase “A Survivor’s Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s Booty” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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3 Other Things That Can Contribute To Your Thyroid Disorder

Hypothyroidism is the kind of disease that carries a bit of mystery with it. If you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism by now you have figured out that by merely taking a pill isn’t going address all the other aches and pains your experiencing. Hypothyroidism does have a root cause. Once you start to address these underlying issues only then can your body can start heal but 1st what are you addressing exactly?

Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s like a domino. One thing in your body that is overworked can cause a major shift in how things operate. Sometimes we have to do a little pruning of the branches, in order for the tree to be healthy again. There is not one size fits all.

See we have to get your thyroid isn’t working properly it can wreck havoc on your life. Your thyroid is responsible for so many things. it regulates your metabolism, makes energy, adjusts your mood, helps you sleep, even helps aid in good digestion but your see this is where you come into play. Like anything else in life you get back what you give. Start today following these tips and you will start healing your thyroid naturally.

You have to be in charge of your health.

In my recent blog  21 Tips To start Naturally Start Healing Your Thyroid

I touched on 21 things that you need to do to start healing your thyroid but here are a few other things that weren’t mentioned in that blog that you need to consider that could be contributing to your halting your thyroid from healing.

 

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 your “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 they wont function as well as they need too. Your 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 its 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.

if not please check out my blog Behind the poop. What is your bowel movement secretly saying about your health? 8 ways to get the “poop” to flow

You have cracked feet

Believe it or not your feet are more than using to walk on. They have a lot to say about your health and can be an amazing diagnostic tool to point out potentially  a  whole host of health problems.

People with hypothyroidism commonly have cracked heels.  I am not alone when I say, “I’ve had crusty embarrassing feet”. Cracked heels (Heel Fissures) is a very common issue with people these days and nobody wants to see scaly, cracked and flaky feet. It’s not only super embarrassing but it can be quite painful too. Crusty-cracked heels can also happen when you neglect your feet and don’t moisturize properly which can develop into painful deep cuts. How you take care of your feet does say a lot about how you take care of your body.   Of course, there are many other reasons why your feet can become less attractive and just plain out ugly is lack of moisture, improper foot care, unhygienic conditions, age, Dehydration, Obesity, Diabetes, Kidney disease, hypothyroidism,

or not drinking enough water an a unhealthy diet like deficiency in zinc and omega – 3 fatty acid and wearing wrong type of shoes!

if you have crusty feet and need all natural organic ways to heal them check out my blog 6 home remedies to Heal Cracked and Crusty Feet that work!

 

Chronic Candida

Hypothyroidism causes low body temps which allows fungal overgrowth. Get the temps up and the fungal/yeast will have nowhere to live.”

Our lives already seem to be on hold from our hypothyroidism.  Did you know that an overload of Candida was picked up at birth or shortly thereafter? We were supposed to be getting good friendly bacteria from our mother’s at birth, but “our”  mother’s had Candida overgrowth and unknowing passed it on to us. And over the years, our bodies has become more and more compromised.  Your gut microbes could be dramatically affecting your thyroid health. There is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about Candida.  Both from the medical profession and on the internet. It is easy to get fooled into thinking, as many sites will try to convince you, that all anyone needs to do is to take their product or buy their e-book. Of course, they will all have testimonies. What they don’t tell you in those testimonies is how the Candida came back — in a month or two or in six months. However long it took for the Candida to overgrow enough to start causing symptoms again. It is important to know that dealing with Candida is not an easy fix.

If  you think you have chronic candida read this blog  Chronic Candida Attacking Your Thyroid?

 

 

Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, Hypothyroidism Clarity,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way,   Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving.      
and   Secrets to my Hypothyroidism Success:: A Personal Guide to Hypothyroidism Freedom.   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.
You can always click on this Facebook group and order my books too.  A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidisms Booty.
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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. The highlighted links are affiliate links in my blogs.

 

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Sharing my Secret Life: Don’t Judge: A Day in the Life of the HypothyroidismChick Lifestyle.

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A day in the life of me!

There are two types of secrets. There are the ones you keep to protect your self-interest And there are the emotional secrets, which you keep because they might break a social taboo that you have with your friends or followers.

We have come to expect “untruths”  from every public forum, starting with the guests on TV chat shows, and ending with hoaxes on Twitter. Social media has made it so easy to blend our lives with others.  The way you present yourself online can be a pretty telling expression of your identity, who you really are and this is why some people choose to keep their social media presence hidden. “Sometimes I want to put content out into the world without necessarily letting just anyone see me”. I don’t want to be left feeling vulnerable. ” If that makes any sense.

 

I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start.  This is what I eat and how my day pretty much goes. I have to say  If you constantly feed your body crap then you are making it susceptible to inflammation, virus’s and disease. I want to help you become successful in your healthy journey by applying the empowering techniques many of my blogs have to offer. This article has been written by a person who has had real struggles with a hypothyroidism but has worked through them. I am going to “keep it real” with you.

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. I hope this  Article of me sharing a life in the day of me might help you.

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Thyroid medication with 24oz of lemon water

Lemons – While lemons are acidic, once in the body they are alkaline-forming, helping balance the body’s pH levels. Packed with vitamin C, lemons can help fight off infections and illness while detoxifying the liver. Additionally, vitamin C may help to neutralize free radicals to help fight aging. Flavonoids, aka Vitamin P, may strengthen blood vessels and combat high blood pressure. A compound called limonene may even combat cancer. Lemons may even aid in breathing at high altitudes (Edmund Hillary, the first may to climb Mt. Everest, attributed some of his success to consuming lemons!).

I also add 1 tablespoon of black strap molasses.

Black strap Molasses- is a sweet source of a powerhouse punch of nutrition. It’s such a fantastic source of iron, many doctors recommend a tablespoon a day stirred into hot water for those with anemia or related disorders. Blackstrap molasses has  a high amount of magnesium. Magnesium helps your skin look  healthy by fighting eczema, acne and wrinkles; and prevents hair loss and nail breakage. The rich iron content of it c can replace some of the iron levels naturally lost through menstruation, while its calcium content may have an even greater effect. Just imagine a natural PMS fighter! Blackstrap molasses can also gently relieve constipation and who  doesnt need help in that area sometimes? It helps your bones become stronger with it high levels of  magnesium and calcium (along with Vitamin D). Helps to relieve stress and anxiety by given you a boost of  Vitamin B6 will raises serotonin levels in the brain. Lowers Blood Pressure and its even low on the GI scale scoring below 55!

Dry Brushing
Listen up my fellow ladies: The benefits of dry skin brushing are freaking fabulous! It Increases the circulation to the skin and reduced the appearance of cellulite. Helps your skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores, boost circulation, stimulate the lymph nodes and improve digestion.

Jump on my rebounder for 45 minutes

Rebounding is a super gentle exercise that reduces your body fat; firms your legs, thighs, abdomen, arms, and hips; increases your agility; and improves your sense of balance. It will strengthen your overall muscles and provide an easy aerobic effect on your heart. Along with having excellent detox and immune building benefits it helps the lymphatic system get rid of that metabolic garbage build up which can be dead and cancerous cells, nitrogenous wastes, infectious viruses and heavy metals. With all this being said why are you not rebounding?

Wait 1 hour eat an approved breakfast from my book
A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism Booty
Before I brush my teeth a few times a week I coconut oil pull
I also make my own dry tooth paste the recipe is in this book but if you don’t want to do that you can order dirty Mouth or research and find a brand that works for you.

Here is a sample recipe:

Natural Peppermint Toothpaste

1/2 cup coconut oil

3 Tablespoons of baking soda

15 drops of peppermint food grade essential oil

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

Lunch

Smoothie
1 scoop of Garden of Life Fit
8oz of unsweetened almond milk
2 organic celery stalks
1 small piece of ginger
1/2 cucumber
Handful of organic romaine lettuce

I also add in my vitamins to the mix (yes, I put this in my smoothie since I can’t swallow pills) Your doctor can do blood work to see if you deficient in anything.

Vitamin B Complex
Garden of life Multivitamin
Curcumin
C0Q10
Probiotics
Odorless Garlic ( I pinch a small opening & squeeze it in, discard the shell)
I wait 2 hours then take my iron supplement
Get in 24oz of more water
Somewhere in my day I try to soak up 20 minutes of sun
Snack is normally a Fit Bar by Garden Of life

Dinner

I eat an approved Dinner from my book
A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism Booty
Along with My Vitamin C
A few times a week I also have a detox bath or a body wrap
I make sure I get all my water in I have to have no less than 75oz’s per day.
How you calculate your water intake is your weight divided by 2
So if you weigh 150lbs divide that by 2 and its 75. 75oz’s
Never-ever drink your water intake @ 1 time. People have died from that. Water toxicity.
Not every night but if I feel like it 1-2 glasses of red wine or a Tito’s vodka tonic with lime Twist.

 

if you need recipes for a all natural detox wrap check out my blog

Finally! Super Effective Homemade Body-wrap Recipes for Various Body Issues that Work. Guaranteed!

 

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 Thehypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, The Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way.  and Secrets to my Hypothyroidism Success:: A Personal Guide to Hypothyroidism Freedom. 

   You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

Disclaimer

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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Radically Change Your life!! Secrets to my Hypothyroidism Success : A Personal Guide to Hypothyroidism Freedom

 

I  wish somebody had given me a step-by-step road-map back when I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The solutions in this book has helped so many people. I’ve done my best to pull from all their expertise, as well as my own knowledge and clinical experience. I want to make it easy for you to find the answers quickly, all in the one place, because I’m all too familiar with that awful side effects of hypothyroidism. I certainly don’t want you to have to spend years finding solutions, like I did. I also want you to understand that there isn’t an easy “one pill” solution, but the “one pill” approach that our current medical system is using is NOT WORKING because the underlying cause for hypothyroidism is not being addressed. Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek. I hope this book will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health.

In this book you will find everything you need to know healing your hypothyroidism. The guess work has been taken out.   I can assure you that even in the toughest cases, you can heal your thyroid.

Orders yours today. Click on this link! $10.00 

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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 Thehypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, The Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way.  and Secrets to my Hypothyroidism Success:: A Personal Guide to Hypothyroidism Freedom. 

   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.

 

 

5 Things You Can Do to Help Reverse Your Hypothyroidism Disorder That Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You

 

After being diagnosed with hypothyroidism over 25 years ago. I knew there was something more than just being labeled with a medical condition. There wasn’t a lot of information on how to heal myself from the inside out. You really must begin to understand that there really isn’t a one size fits all diet for everyone who is has been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism but there are certain ways you can eat that will certainly help begin the healing process. Diet alone isn’t enough to help your body start fighting this battle that is raging in your body. The food you eat is your first line of defense against hypothyroidism. You must start addressing other areas in your life.

Around 20 million Americans and 250 million people worldwide will be affected by low thyroid function or hypothyroidism. One in 8 women will struggle with a thyroid problem in her lifetime, and up to 90% of all thyroid problems are autoimmune in nature, the most common of which is Hashimoto’s. Did you know that rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, Celiac disease, and thyroid disease are all classified as a autoimmune disease? Matter of a fact, there are over 80 disease and the list continues to grow that are classified as being caused by autoimmunity. If your autoimmunity isn’t addressed it certainly will become worse and worse over time.

Many people don’t know that hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease and the reason why most doctors don’t mention is because it’s simple:  it doesn’t affect their treatment plan.  Traditional medicine treats autoimmune disorders with steroids and other methods that suppress the immune system. Why do we settle for harsh treatments on our bodies?

Your underlying question needs to be: Why is my body out of balance and how can I help it regain its balance?

Of course your autoimmune disease didn’t happen overnight and yes you might have  a  genetic predisposition towards autoimmunity but science has proven that even if you have a preexisting genetic predisposition towards autoimmunity ( meaning it was passed down in your genes from your parents) Our genes are ever changing and are not static . Your genes are wonderful, busy little cells that can be both turned on and turned off by your environmental and lifestyle choices.

Isn’t that fantastic? What wonderful news!

You must become your very own investigator.  You need to find the root cause of your  autoimmunity by uncovering these environmental and lifestyle choices that you’ve  made that has turned on these genes. The small steps that we begin with start to make a difference and I discovered that when you begin to address these  five common environmental and lifestyle choices you can start to restore the balance of your immune system and in many change your life completely. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could begin to reverse your autoimmune disease, improve your quality of life, restore balance to  your immune system, off your medications and most importantly  become  symptom free.  This may sound like a distant dream but not one that certainly isn’t attainable. You must start to address the root causes of your autoimmune disease.  As someone who has  battled autoimmune disease myself, its important to  know about that I reversed my autoimmune diseases and you can too.

 

FACT: The number of people suffering from hypothyroidism continues to rise each year. Levothyroxine is the 4th highest selling drug in the U.S.

FACT: Every Cell in your body responds to your thyroid hormones. These hormones have a direct impact on every major system in your body.

 

 

Here are the five strategies you should begin doing today.

1. Heal Your 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.  A leaky gut have been linked to hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and hashimotos thyroiditis, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, 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 a autoimmune condition and if you already have a autoimmune condition it will certainly make it worse.

Luckily for you. Your gut is made up of wonderful cells that can turn over very quickly, so you can start to heal your gut in as little as thirty days, by following these 4 R guidelines: Remove, Restore, Replace and Repair

  1. Remove the damage — Remove these inflammatory foods, household & body  chemicals, drink filtered water( to avoid fluoride and chloride) , stop using aluminum brand deodorant, start using fluoride free  brand tooth pastes, start to reduce your stress that damage your gut,  do a detox to heal any gut infections from yeast, parasites, or bacteria.
  2. Restore the Strong — Replenish the enzymes and digestive acids that are necessary for proper digestion
  3. Replace with friendly Bacteria — Make sure you are taking plenty a good strong probiotic that is full of these much needed “good  bacteria” to start supporting your immune system.Here is a great product 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
  4. Repair the digestive Tract  — Give you gut a fighting chance by supplying the nutrients and amino acids needed to build a healthy gut lining. ( Gelatin can improve your ability to produce adequate gastric acid secretions that are needed for proper digestion and nutrient absorption. Glycine from gelatin is important for restoring a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach and facilitating with the balance of digestive enzymes ( Here is a brand that I use    Garden of Life RAW Enzymes Women, 90 Capsules)  and stomach acid.  The best way to consume gelatin make them into broth or soup. You can do this by simply brewing some bone broth at home using this Bone Broth Recipe. If the appeal of drinking broth from dead animal bones doesn’t seem that appealing in-which I personally find the average commercial brand of collagen pretty gross. Most collagen supplements are produced from the bones, skin, and connective tissue of animals, including cattle, fish, horses, pigs, or rabbits. The idea of drinking bones+ connective tissue from dead animals doesn’t appeal to me at all. Even if they say its from “grass-fed animals”. YUCK!I  get my  COLLAGEN that is made from fish the brand I use is a Marine based Collagen and it is sourced from the scales of wild-caught, non-GMO Red Snapper , wild-caught in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii using sustainable harvesting instead of being sourced from the hides of pasture-raised, grass-fed bovine.

    Vital Proteins Marine Collagen, Wild-Caught, Non-GMO Project Verified, 10.16 Ounces

My 3 favorite gut healing smoothies!

1/2 – 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 teaspoon (100 billion units) probiotic

1 scoop (5000 mg) L-Glutamine

1/2 avocado ( throw away the seed)

2 Thumb size pieces of ginger, chopped finely and peeled

1/2 teaspoon of flaxseeds or chia or hemp seed

1 teaspoon of raw organic unfiltered local honey

2-4 fresh mint leaves ( depending on taste, optional)

1/2 cup frozen organic berry mix (raspberries, blueberries and strawberries)

1 serving of collagen protein

Blend in a blender and add ice if you like. You can also make this the night before, stick it in a jar and blend it the next morning.

My 3 favorite gut healing smoothies!

1 Banana

1 cup unsweetened Almond milk

1/4 cup gluten-free oats

1 tbsp Turmeric and sprinkle of black pepper, ground

1 tsp Chia seeds

1/4 teaspoon (100 billion units) probiotic

1 serving of collagen protein

1 tbsp Cashew nut butter

1 teaspoon of Hemp Powder

2 Thumb size pieces of ginger, chopped finely and peeled

Blend in a blender and add ice if you like. You can also make this the night before, stick it in a jar and blend it the next morning.

My 3 favorite gut healing smoothies!

1 cup of coconut milk

1 banana

1/2 cup of mango

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon of ceylon cinnamon

2 Thumb size pieces of ginger, chopped finely and peeled

1 teaspoon of chia seeds or  flaxseeds

1/4 teaspoon (100 billion units) probiotic

1 serving of collagen protein

Blend in a blender and add ice if you like. You can also make this the night before, stick it in a jar and blend it the next morning.

You can read more on Boosting  Your Immunity with better gut health here

2. Change Your Diet

We are creating a perfect storm within our bodies. The less nutrients we consume, more toxins we add, create this world win of health issues. It’s sad that our western diet is made up of red meats, vegetable oils, white flour and sugar. Who would of thought that something so simple as eating has become so complicated. Food does matter. It talks to your DNA . Food can change your DNA!
The foods you eat have a major impact on autoimmune disease —  It affects your gut health and along with increasing or decreasing the inflammation in your body. Unfortunately, our western world diet are full of foods that have a bad impact on both your gut and your inflammation. Start with eating whole foods that are anti-inflammatory.  For instance, omega-3 wild fish, leafy greens and turmeric. If it was made in a lab , avoid it. Do a little research and you will find that our western diet that is made up of processed, fake foods, chemicals, sugar and corn oils are all highly flaming the fan of your inflammation.  begin to start reading labels. You will soon discover that health foods such as low-fat and gluten-free packaged foods, which are often loaded with sugar, additives, and preservatives. Grains, dairy, legumes, eggs, corn, and soy are not the  cornerstones to a healthy diet anymore they can contribute to a leaky gut and inflammation.  Did you know that Gluten  triggers the release of a chemical called zonulin, which tells the walls of your intestines to open up and by doing so this releases toxins into your bloodstream.

                                    Feed the masses and feed them cheap. 

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

  • Olives
  • Avocado
  • Cooked Cruciferous vegetables (Limit this to no more than 2x per week)
  • Fermented foods
  • Fatty fish (e.g., wild-caught salmon trout, tuna and mackerel. )
  • Chicken and Turkey (organic hormone & Antibiotic free)
  • Grass Fed Beef
  • leafy greens
  • Nitrate free bacon
  • Nuts, such as walnuts and almonds
  • Seeds, such as pumpkin, chia and flax
  • Coconut Flour, Almond Flour and hemp seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Kelp and seaweed
  • Celtic or Himalayan sea salt
  • Low carb/ Low-glycemic fruits and vegetables
  • coconut oil
  • organic butter (preferably Grass fed)
  • ghee
  • Bone Broth
  • Eggs: Look for pastured or omega-3 whole eggs. (if you don’t have a food allergy)
  • Cheese: Unprocessed cheese (cheddar, goat, cream, blue or mozzarella).
  • Fish oil (EPA/DHA)
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D3
  • Zinc
  • Ancient Nutrition- Bone Broth Collagen Loaded with Bone Broth Co-Factors

3. Reduce Your Toxic Burden

These are commonly found in items like antibacterial soap, deodorant, lotions, and makeup. These things are poisonous. Your skin is the largest organ in the body. Whatever you put on your skin goes into your body. I can’t preach this enough. If you can’t eat it, then don’t apply it to your skin. I understand this might not be 100% doable but every little bit helps your body. Everyday we are exposed to a huge number of chemical toxins without our own doing. It’s in our water,  the pollution in our air,  the insecticides and herbicides that are is sprayed on our food and the chemicals that are spray on our lawns.

Environmental chemicals and toxins, pesticides, BPA, thyroid endocrine disruptors, iodine imbalance, other medications, fluoride, overuse of soy products, cigarette smoking, and gluten intolerance. All of these play a very important role in your thyroid health. A nonprofit group called Beyond Pesticides warns that some 60 percent of pesticides used today have been shown to affect the thyroid gland’s production of T3 and T4 hormones. Commercially available insecticides and fungicides have also been involved. Even dental x-rays have been linked to an increased risk of thyroid disorders.

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.

Pesticides, herbicides, GMOs in our food, fluoride and chlorine and trace pharmaceutical residue in the water supplies, methane, carbon monoxide and industrial pollutants in the air, and the toxic chemicals in our everyday household products.

No wonder our bodies are completely bombarded and overwhelmed with the constant exposed to toxic chemicals through the air that we breathe, the water we drink, the foods we eat, and the personal care products and cleaning products we use.

The Centers of Disease Control found traces of 212 different chemicals in a group of people that they studied over the course of five years, and that’s only the chemicals they tested for! Your body is absorbing all these toxins.

Nobody knows the  effects of all these chemicals has on our bodies and yet thousands of chemicals are in regular use daily. By you having a higher toxic burden it puts a strain on your body and puts you at greater risk of developing an autoimmune disease.

I understand that you can’t live in a bubble but you can start reading labels, you can reduce your the daily toxic burden on your body.

Be mindful of what you eat.

Be mindful of what you put on your body. ( Read labels)

Be mindful of the water you drink. ( Purchase a Berkey Water Filter)

Be mindful of the household chemicals you use in your house .

( Its very easy to make your own products. I have many recipes in my book,

A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidisms Booty .. )

 

4. Heal Your Body

You have to start addressing what the root cause is of your hypothyroidism. Would you take Motrin if you got a rock stuck in your shoe? Hypothyroidism does has a root issue. We often ignore the underlying cause of hypothyroidism. 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 hypothyroidism. 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. It starts with the foods we eat to the chemicals in the environment, your thyroid can be influenced by many different circumstances.

Most of your “conditions” and labels are a lack of the proper nutrition and/or vitamins and minerals. Why not do a little research and find what is causing your disorder? Look up what nutritional steps you need to start taking. What environmental things have an effect on your disorder and start avoiding that.  Why not give you body a fighting chance to heal the issue at hand with herbs, specific vitamins & other natural supplements.  In each stage of  our lives our bodies change and we must learn to adapt and adjust what it needs. Trust me when I say, there certainly isn’t a substitute for figuring out the real underlying reason for your “condition”.  I am not saying try this solely on your on I would  recommend that you get qualified practitioner that will be able to order the appropriate tests for you, and also help you interpret them. You can click on this link and just place in your zip code. It will help you find a Naturopath Doctor in your area.  

Looking at the big picture. Like an onion, You must start to work on each layer and see what needs to be addressed, peeling it back, layer by layer.

5. Relieve Your Stress

Many of us find ourselves in this cycle of so much responsibility that at times it seems impossible to manage. We are over worked and the chronic stress is breaking us down. Chronis stress keeps our cortisol levels elevated. If our cortisol levels are staying elevated, it begins to interfere with many other area’s of our body which are the immune system, digestion, sleep, and even the ability to produce other essential hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and YES you named it last but not least our THYROID which can cause an autoimmune reaction. Do you see the cycle?

We must try to begin to tackle our stress and start to manage it.
Stress not only effects your immune system but by revving up your immune system, it begins to produces a wave of inflammation.

Let’s face it your immune system needs a long vacation from all the stress you’ve put it through. Just enough for a fighting chance to get back on track.

Take a walk, read a book, take a relaxing spsom salt bath, start a yoga class, meditate, walk your dog. The key is to figure out what works for you and relaxes you.

I want to arm you with tools that you need to help you start managing your condition.

You have the power to make a difference in your life. You’ve always had the power. No one can force you to become more aware of what you put on your body and what you put in your body. What you eat is just as important as what you put on your body. Adjusting your life, reading labels and catering to your specific health needs isn’t easy but it will benefit you in the long run. This is one of the smartest decisions that you can make. Not only will you start to look and feel better but think of the medical cost that you could be saving your future self.

You have to start addressing what the root cause is of your hypothyroidism. Would you take Motrin if you got a rock stuck in your shoe? Hypothyroidism does has a root issue. We often ignore the underlying cause of hypothyroidism. 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 hypothyroidism. 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. It starts with the foods we eat to the chemicals in the environment, your thyroid can be influenced by many different circumstances.

We need to be kind to ourselves. Give our bodies a fighting chance. If you constantly feed your body crap then you are making it susceptible to inflammation, virus’s and disease. I want to help you become successful in your healthy journey by applying the empowering techniques many of my blogs have to offer. This article has been written by a person who has had real struggles with a hypothyroidism but has worked through them. I am going to “keep it real” with you.

 

Dieting for Your Thyroid

When it comes down to it, the proper diet for our thyroid is one that has balance. We need to constantly be incorporating a healthy amount of the three major sources of macronutrients:

  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Healthy Carbohydrates

The mix here is important, and by purchasing my book  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, I will show you exactly how and what you should be working each day  into your diet so that you start healing  your health.  Break that cycle today, start eating to cater to your thyroid and replenish your life.

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DISCOVER YOUR POSSIBILITES

What am I am going to eat? This might have been your first thought when you started on your discovery after being diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.  I’ve put together a sample 21 day meal plan as a way of sharing with you some of the many delicious possibilities while you start on your new adventure. You have 21 thyroid healing  salad recipes in this book….

I have complete faith in you. I want to challenge you to make a promise to yourself to take the 21 day step. I have given you the blueprint of what you need to do to achieve extraordinary results. The reason for this book is to help you reach your fullest potential. You are going to kick your body out of fat storage mode and into a fat burning mode.

Click on the link to order yours today.

Reset your Thyroid,

resetyourthyroid

Healthy hypothyroidism meal idea’s for your fast paced life. 

The true appeal of eating healthy would be its simplicity and freedom. Quite often we find it hard to manage finding the time to cook a meal let alone a healthy meal.  At the end of a busy day, who doesn’t want a delicious home cooked meal with little to no dishes to wash? Good Nutrition is one of the best gifts that we can give ourselves and our loved ones.

This book will help you enjoy your busy life with a little more ease. All you have to do is prep a few simple healthy ingredients and toss them in a skillet, casserole dish, or a slow cooker. This is a great way for fast-paced families to enjoy a hearty, delicious and mouth-watering meals with a little less stress.

It’s a proven fact that we all wished there was more time in a day. The secret to stretching your day is to make every moment count. You can do this and in the process eat amazing healthy and hearty meals from your kitchen. The blueprint breakthrough is here. All you have to do is invest in your health.

All of my hypothyroidism inspired dishes are sensational, easy to prepare and are amazingly simple.  You will be able to clean up in a flash.  This book will magically help you to start a new tradition.

This book contains over 100 mouthwatering recipes that can help transform your life.

Hypothyroidism Clarity is designed to help give you FREEDOM and EMPOWERMENT.  I’m sharing the EXACT STEPS I’ve used to overcome my emotional eating issues WITHOUT dieting.

 

All the recipes are specially crafted to be easy, super delicious and they have been kid tested-mother approved. A family-friendly way to eat that your entire family will enjoy.

This book contains wonderfully crafted hypothyroidism recipes for your home and body that will help transform you and your family’s life.   

Click on the link below and order yours today!

Hypothyroidism Clarity,

hypothyroidismclarity

 

Look into getting a  Knowledgeable Health Practitioner:

The main reason why you should work with a knowledgeable health practitioner is its  patient-centered medical healing at its best. Unfortunately  when it comes to hypothyroidism there isn’t a one size fits all approach to dealing with it and often times you are left still searching for the answers to your symptoms when all you want is your zest for life back. A knowledgeable health practitioner will care for you as a individual as they won’t look at your body as a whole they will treat each individual body symptom, imbalance and dysfunction. They certainly move 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 you body needs.  Let’s not forget that each of us are a unique case and unless you get a proper thorough clinical evaluation, trying to figure what medical advise you need online is dubious at best.

Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, Hypothyroidism Clarity,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way and  Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving. You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
You can always click on this Facebook group and order my books too.  A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidisms Booty.
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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. The highlighted links are affiliate links in my blogs.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2819418/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2515351/

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-24663/9-lifestyle-changes-i-always-recommend-to-patients-with-autoimmune-diseases.html

https://draxe.com/digestive-enzymes/

https://draxe.com/recipe/beef-bone-broth/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22109896

http://www.ewg.org/tap-water/

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs313/en/

http://www.who.int/ceh/capacity/Pesticides.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2665673/

 

 

 

7 Worst Foods For Your Hypothyroidism

 

The thyroid gland sits on the front of your neck and produces a hormone that impacts EVERY SINGLE CELL, TISSUE, and ORGAN in your entire body. How does it do this? The thyroid gland is responsible for maintaining your body temperature, heart rate, and controlling your metabolism. The thyroid gland is very sensitive, meaning that too much thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and too little TSH can cause detrimental effects throughout your body. You see, the hypothalamus in your brain (a very small gland that is a BIG deal) produces thyroid releasing hormone (or TRH). {When functioning properly, your thyroid gland and hypothalamus become a feedback loop that constantly keep your thyroid levels in “balance.” Think of it as a checks and balances system.} TRH stimulates the pituitary gland to release TSH. TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to actually release the actual thyroid hormones (T3 & T4). T3 & T4 levels are monitored by the pituitary gland which (based upon the amount in free circulation in the bloodstream) either increases or decreases your TRH. And the cycle continues.

So, what happens in those with hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is defined as underactive or a low amount of free circulating thyroid hormone (T3 & T4). When the hypothalamus releases TRH, the pituitary stimulates TSH, and T3 & T4 are released. When a person has hypothyroidism, their TSH levels will be elevated but their T3 & T4 levels will be low. These low levels will feed back to the pituitary gland, which will increase TRH, which will increase TSH, and the cycle continues. The brain (hypothalamus that releases TRH) interprets the low levels of T3 & T4 and tries to increase them by increasing TRH and TSH.

 

#1 Broccoli (And other cruciferous vegetables)

Kale, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, and cabbage are not actually  “bad” for the your thyroid – but if you have hypothyroidism or a goiter it should be limited unless its  thoroughly cooked . “Goitrogen’s”, can actually prevent your thyroid from getting the iodine it needs to run properly. You thyroid needs iodine to be able to convert it into hormones.  Iodine is a necessity for for healthy thyroid function. If your  iodine is low cruciferous veggies will contribute to your thyroid problems.

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The same is true for other cruciferous vegetables like:

  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Bok choy
  • Radishes
  • Mustard greens
  • Chard

As you know, these vegetables are excellent in fighting cancer and has many other health benefits so perhaps another  solution could be to eat more iodine rich foods along with your cruciferous veggies.

#2 Strawberries (And other fruits containing thiourea)

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Strawberries and peaches are “mildly goitrogenic” foods and they contain thiourea.

These fruits carry the compound called thiourea, which poses the same problem as the cruciferous vegetables.  As mentioned in #1,  “Goitrogen’s”, can actually prevent your thyroid from getting the iodine it needs to run properly. You thyroid needs iodine to be able to convert it into hormones.  Iodine is a necessity for for healthy thyroid function. If your  iodine is low cruciferous veggies will contribute to your thyroid problems.

Other fruits that contain thiourea are:

  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Rutabaga

#3 Soy

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Brilliant marketing campaigns have lead you to believe that soy products are healthy but in fact its completely the opposite. Soy products are not healthy foods. Eating soy frequently can potentially lead to numerous other health issues.

For centuries, Asian people have been consuming fermented soy products such as natto, tempeh, and soy sauce, and enjoying the health benefits. Fermented soy does not wreak havoc on your body like unfermented soy products do.

The issue with soy is most soy today contains something called phytoestrogens, and these phytoestrogens are estrogen mimickers in the body. And so, if you’re a male consuming extra estrogen, it’s going to give you more feminine characteristics.

If you’re a woman consuming foods that increase estrogen levels, it’s going to increase your risk of breast cancer, cervical cancer, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and other hormone imbalance-related disorders.

Many have felt as if they needed a diary substitute since they couldn’t tolerate dairy. Actually your body was doing  you a even bigger favor.

For starters, some chemicals such as isoflavones, found in soy products like soy milk or edamame, can intercept your thyroid’s ability to make hormones if you’re not getting enough iodine.

Soybeans are one of the crops that are being genetically modified. Since 1997 GMO soybeans are being used in an increasing number of products.

Dr. Kaayla Daniel, author of The Whole Soy Story, points out thousands of studies linking soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, immune-system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders and infertility—even cancer and heart disease. Here is just a sampling of the health effects that have been linked to soy consumption:

  • Breast cancer
  • Brain damage
  • Infant abnormalities
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Kidney stones
  • Immune system impairment
  • Severe, potentially fatal food allergies
  • Impaired fertility
  • Danger during pregnancy and nursing

Final thoughts on Soy: Soy is terrible – contains trypsin inhibitors, is a source of xenoestrogens, even if it’s organic, and if it’s GMO, it also comes with a lot of glyphosate and other pesticide residues. Avoid it like the black plague.

#4 Empty Calorie Foods

fatty foods

Empty calorie foods are primarily made up of solid fats and/or added sugars.  Foods with empty calories can add to your overall caloric intake but offer little to no nutritional value. Empty calories foods such as sweets, sodas and other sweetened beverages are a rich source of sugar.  It seems these highly addictive foods taste delicious  but can eventually take years off your life and add pounds to your waistline. Eating clean and loaded your body with the needed health fats would benefit your body.  Organic meats are always best. Try to eat more organic beef, wild fish, eggs, free-range chicken,  good quality protein powders along with avocado, coconut, nuts and seeds, real butter, raw cheese and other organic  dairy products.

#5 Sugary Foods

sugary foods

Eating sugar is making your adrenal glands work harder.  Stop indirectly making your adrenal gland producing extra cortisol to fight the excess sugar.

There’s no way to sugarcoat the truth — Americans are eating more sugar than ever before. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill determined that, on average, Americans are consuming 83 more calories per day from caloric sweeteners than they did in 1977. And those extra 83 calories a day turn into a whopping 2,490 calories per month.

Food Average number of teaspoons of sugar (or equivalent) per serving
1. Soda and sweetened beverages (mostly carbonated soft drinks, but also includes fruit “drinks” and “ades” and bottled iced teas). 9 teaspoons per 12-ounce serving of soda; 12 teaspoons per 12-ounce serving of fruit drink or ade.
2. Cakes, cookies, pastries, and pies. 6 teaspoons in 1/16 of a pie or frosted cake.
3. Sugar or sugar substitute blends such as syrups, honey, molasses, and sweet toppings. 3 teaspoons per tablespoon of syrup or honey.
4. Candy. 3 teaspoons per 1-ounce chocolate bar.
5. Frozen milk desserts (includes ice cream and frozen yogurt). 3 teaspoons per 1/2 cup.

#6 Caffeine

caffeine

Caffeine adds stress to your adrenal glands and the endocrine system. caffeine will stimulate you adrenals causing them to adrenaline and cortisol in the exact same way as they do during a ‘fight or flight’ reaction. Caffeine gives you a false boost in energy before the fall to fatigue.

Your thyroid is very sensitive to stimulants. It only confuses  your already overworked system.

If you must have coffee, try to limit it to one cup of coffee a day.

As for caffeinated soda, this beverage is a loaded with empty calories, a crazy amount of sugar and then top if off with the caffeine. You can purchase soda water without sodium and squeeze a lemon or lime into it.

#7 Processed Foods

processed food

Plain and simple, packaged foods have added preservatives and few nutrients. Chips, cookies, cereals, crackers — foods that come in a bag or box that have been pre-made at a facility.

Cook at home using whole ingredients as nature intended them. I understand this isn’t always possible but it’s an excellent goal to aim for.

The less you eat packaged foods made of who knows what, the more they begin to taste too salty or become unappetizing in general.

#7 Dairy and Gluten

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Most people don’t realize that they have a very common food allergies to gluten and dairy. A1 casein is a protein found in cow’s milk. The A1 casein and gluten both can cause Leaky Gut Syndrome . This will increase inflammation and tax your already low hormone producing thyroid gland.  When you have a “Leaky gut” it allows particles to leak from your digestive tract and travel freely through your bloodstream. This puts your immune system  on high alert to neutralize all of these threats. After awhile of the constant abuse from your leaky gut and eventually puts your body in a state of chronic inflammation and next setting you on the path to develop an autoimmune disease where  your immune system becomes so stressed and confused that it begins attacking your own tissue by mistake. So the next time you go to eat that cheeseburger keep in mind that since you have a leaky gut that was originally caused by gluten and dairy consumption, your willingly allowing their proteins to  travel freely into your bloodstream, where they trigger an attack from your immune system.  I use ghee for cooking very frequently. The clarifying process also removes casein.  I also use coconut milk.  In my research, These are a safer way to eat dairy if you must any type of raw dairy – milk, butter, cheese, cream, sour cream, cream cheese, ice cream, heavy cream, yogurt and  any type  of pasteurized grass-fed dairy of cream, butter, and ghee.

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So what’s good for my thyroid health?

So, all this gloom and doom about what foods hinder thyroid function — what about those that promote this important butterfly shaped gland?

let’s get this thyroid to function properly and by doing so you will need a mixture of vitamins and minerals, which you can get from the following foods.

8 Foods That Promote Healthy Thyroid Function

  1. Ocean fish and sea vegetables are both an excellent source of iodine. Iodine is key in producing adequate amounts of thyroid hormone. It helps in balancing the metabolism — the process of converting food to energy.
  2. Nuts are loaded with nutrients and protein. Since many of them also contain the antioxidant selenium, I often recommend them for my thyroid patients. Selenium protects your immune system and thyroid, while aiding in the process of converting iodine from food into a usable nutrient. Brazil nuts have the highest concentration of selenium.
  3. Carrots and sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, which boosts the immune system. Since many thyroid disorders result in autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease, vitamin A is a must-have.
  4. Organic dairy is an easy way to consume your body’s much-needed amount of vitamin D. This vitamin is crucial in maintaining healthy cells that allow for stable thyroid function. Organic dairy also contains optimal amounts of calcium, protein, and iodine.
  5. Beans are chock-full of nutrients that your body craves. In addition to iodine, they are rich in fiber, which helps to stop constipation, a common problem with thyroid malfunction.
  6. Organic beef is loaded with zinc. Like iodine, zinc aids in the process of producing thyroid hormones. Zinc deficiencies can, in turn, prevent the body from making the proper amount of hormones needed for energy.
  7. Bananas contain magnesium, which almost all of my patients need more of. Low levels of magnesium spell trouble for a previously functional thyroid and since so many people are low on this nutrient, upping their daily intake is often an easy fix for regaining energy.
  8. Tomatoes are an excellent source of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and vitamins. MSM contains a specific bioavailable sulfur, which is a compound that promotes thyroid function.

 

Dieting for Your Thyroid

When it comes down to it, the proper diet for our thyroid is one that has balance. We need to constantly be incorporating a healthy amount of the three major sources of macronutrients:

  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Healthy Carbohydrates

The mix here is important, and by purchasing my book  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, I will show you exactly how and what you should be working each day  into your diet so that you start healing  your health.  Break that cycle today, start eating to cater to your thyroid and replenish your life.

asurvivorspicture

 

Look into getting a  Knowledgeable Health Practitioner:

The main reason why you should work with a knowledgeable health practitioner is its  patient-centered medical healing at its best. Unfortunately  when it comes to hypothyroidism there isn’t a one size fits all approach to dealing with it and often times you are left still searching for the answers to your symptoms when all you want is your zest for life back. A knowledgeable health practitioner will care for you as a individual as they won’t look at your body as a whole they will treat each individual body symptom, imbalance and dysfunction. They certainly move 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 you body needs.  Let’s not forget that each of us are a unique case and unless you get a proper thorough clinical evaluation, trying to figure what medical advise you need online is dubious at best.

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Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, Hypothyroidism Clarity,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way and  Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving. You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
You can always click on this Facebook group and order my books too.  A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidisms Booty.
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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. The highlighted links are affiliate links in my blogs.

 

Resources:

http://www.soya.be/history-of-soybeans.php

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/18/soy-can-damage-your-health.aspx

https://draxe.com/is-soy-bad-for-you/

http://www.amymyersmd.com/2016/08/16/is-gluten-to-blame-for-thyroid-dysfunction/

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/beware-empty-calories#1

http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/tc/quick-tips-avoiding-empty-calories-get-started

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The 5 Most Important Nutrients to Start Healing Your Hypothyroidism

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Hypothyroidism means your thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone. That little butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your throat makes the hormones that helps to  regulate our metabolism. You know the hormones that control the way our bodies uses energy?  Basically,  that butterfly-shaped gland tells all the cells in our bodies how busy they should be.

Every Cell in your body responds to the foods we eat, the products that we  put on our body to the house hold chemicals that we purchase for our homes. All of these things have a direct impact on our hormones and in return our hormones have a direct impact on every major system in our body. Not to mention that our body is lacking certain nutrients that heavily influence the function of every cell in our body. The foods that we consume, oh, the foods we consume.

Food is medicine. I really can’t say it any more simple than that. There is  a major disconnect between what YOU 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.

The 5 Most Important Nutrients to Start Healing Your Hypothyroidism

We have 5 that we must start eating everyday but 3 that need to go.

  1. Soy
  2. Gluten
  3. Avoid heavy metals

Through environmental exposure from:

  • Water from copper pipes
  • Copper cookware
  • Fungicide- and pesticide-laden foods
  • Copper IUDs (ParaGard)

Natural metal detoxers are: A pretty easy fix to start including.

  • Chlorella: considered to be one of the best detoxifiers and is able to remove heavy metals, pesticides, and PCBs from body tissues
  • Chlorophyll: good at binding to heavy metals and removing; it’s because of its high level of chlorophyll that chlorella got its name
  • Garlic: widely, historically used to remove metals; 3-5 fresh, raw cloves daily is beneficial; wait 10 min. after cutting or crushing garlic to cook or eat raw to allow the allicin (organosulfur compound) to develop
  • The rinds of grapefruit, lemons and limes: pectin from the rinds has lead to dramatic detoxing in clinical trials

 

1.High Iodine foods

Every cell in  your  body needs iodine and you thyroid alone uses 60% of it. Your body cannot make iodine, so it a necessity that you include it in your everyday diet. Bottom line is if you do not have enough iodine in your body, your won’t be able to make enough thyroid hormone.

Seaweed- Is one of the richest sources of iodine. Also includes Kelp, Arame, Hiziki, Kombu, and Wakame.

Eggs- Whole eggs contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral our bodies need to function properly, including iodine. Eggs are one of the few natural food sources of vitamin D, which helps keep bones healthy by encouraging calcium absorption.

Himalayan sea salt-  This Sea salt contains traces of minerals like magnesium, calcium and traces of other minerals

Cod – 3-ounce serving of cod will cover two-thirds of your daily needs.

Shrimp, Tuna, Prunes, Cheddar Cheese, Lima bean, pea’s, banana’s, organic navy beans, pineapple, onion and artichokes.

2. Selenium

Selenium works together with iodine and along with vitamin E to help prevent oxidative damage in your body. It also helps iodine regulate your metabolism and improves overall cellular protection by helping recycle vitamin C in the body. This  powerful anti-oxidant is needed to create glutathione in your bodd which is the master of all antioxidanst. This mineral not only works as a detox but it helps support a healthy liver and thyroid.

Brazil nuts. 1 oz (6-8 nuts)

Yellowfin tuna

Halibut, cooked. 3 oz:

Sardines, canned. 3 oz

Grass-fed beef. 3 oz, Turkey, boneless. 3 oz,Beef liver, organic Chicken, eggs, Spinach , Shell fish, garlic, mushrooms

3. Omega 3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids can help “decrease inflammation and help with immunity” and  support your thyroid. In addition, some studies have indicated that omega-3 fatty acids can increase thyroid hormone. Never ever eat farmed fish they usually contains high concentrations of antibiotics, pesticides and metals.

Flax-seed oil, fish oil, Chia seeds, walnuts, caviar, smoked salmon, mackerel, oysters, Spinach, eggs , anchovies, fermented cod liver oil , leafy greens

4. Copper

Copper is an essential trace mineral for bone health, connective tissue health, cardiovascular health, lipid metabolism, neurological health, and skin health according to Dr. Amy Myers.    

Stress causes overproduction of two adrenal hormones – adrenaline and cortisol. And excess cortisol can deplete copper.

Healthy adrenals produce a copper-binding protein. But if the adrenals are dysregulated/fatigued/weakened, this binding protein wanes, in which case the adrenals are unable to bind copper, leading to copper excess.

Spinach, Swiss chard, turnip greens, mustard greens, beet greens, kale, asparagus, sea vegetables, mushrooms, oysters, clams,  crab, shrimp, clams, lobster, tempeh, natto, peanuts, adzuki beans, garbanzo beans, lima beans, kidney beans, lentils, kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut and cabbage, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, almonds,brown rice,  hazelnuts, walnuts, gluten free oats, garlic, chili powder, blackstrap molasses, olives, sweet potatoes, peas, Brussels sprouts, beets, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, broccoli, eggplant, fennel, leeks, parsley, basil, pineapple, raspberries, kiwi, and dark chocolate (!).

5. High Iron Foods

Iron plays an essential role in your body. Its seems to be a very common deficiency when you have hypothyroidism.  Iron produces a key antioxidant in your body called catalase which protects your cells from free radicals and it breaks down the hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen that is produced by different reactions in our bodies. If your body has a toxic build up of   hydrogen peroxide it can kill you. Read more about iron and your thyroid when you click on this link.  

beef or chicken liver, black beans,  clams, mollusks, mussels, oysters, cooked beef, canned sardines, canned in oil, halibut, haddock, perch, salmon, tuna, chicken, turkey, halibut, haddock, perch, salmon,  tuna, veal, ham, lima beans, red kidney beans,  chickpeas, dried apricots, split peas, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, roasted almonds, roasted cashews,  sunflower seeds, broccoli, spinach, brown rice, dried seedless raisins, peaches, or prunes

 

Salmon Patties Recipe

Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 1–2
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 can Pink Alaskan Wild salmon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 box of Van’s, The perfect 10 gluten free crackers, crumbled

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix together. Form into patties. Cook five minutes on each side.

Savory Baked Fish Recipe

Total Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 6
INGREDIENTS:
  • 6 white fish fillets, such as mahi mahi, grouper or snapper
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup finely minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 (8 ounce can) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons grated raw cheese
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sauté the onions and garlic in coconut oil in small skillet over medium low heat until onion is transparent and soft.
  3. Purée fire-roasted tomatoes in blender. Add garlic/onion mix to blender with tomatoes and other herbs.
  4. Place fish in baking pan that has been coated with coconut oil. Generously brush fish with tomato sauce mixture.
  5. In a small bowl, mix flour and cheese together. Sprinkle cheese mixture over fish and bake for approximately 30 minutes.

Oatmeal with Chia Seeds

Total Time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 2
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2/3 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat the oats and coconut milk in medium-sized pot to boil.
  2. Turn down to simmer and add pumpkin and chia.
  3. Simmer for 5–7 min.
  4. Add remaining spices, stirring regularly.
  5. Simmer for additional 5–7 mins.

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

http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iodine-HealthProfessional/

https://www.healthfulelements.com/blog/2015/09/your-thyroid-copper

https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/modern-diseases/copper-zinc-imbalance-unrecognized-consequence-of-plant-based-diets-and-a-contributor-to-chronic-fatigue/

http://www.webmd.com/diet/iron-rich-foods

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