Lori’s Story About Her Search For A Diet That Helps Thyroid Work
First of all, it is important to understand that the foods you are eating could be making your condition worse! For 20 years, I was juicing fresh, raw kale, collards, strawberries, etc and drinking this everyday. These are Goitrogenic foods. I had no idea I was making things worse for myself. What are Goitrogenic Foods? They are said to block the iodine your thyroid needs. I now focus on eating Anti-Inflammatory foods each and every day.
Lori’s Diet That Helps Thyroid Work The Way It Should
Paleo Diet For Thyroid
1). A Paleo Eating Style = Eating Paleo wasn’t a conscious decision for me. Coming from a Vegan/Macrobiotic lifestyle, it actually made very little sense to me at all. I honestly didn’t want to give it a chance because it went against everything I had been fed from conventional medicine and social mindset. After much rebellion, I allowed myself to remember how Lois, a former client had positively recommended Bone Broth, Chicken Broth (made with chicken feet), I submitted and decided to look into a more traditional and nourishing approach to food.
What Is Your Body Saying?
After eating this way for a few months, my body made the decision for me. While my taste buds absolutely love gluten-free grains (rice, oats, quinoa, etc… ) my body hates them. While my mind misses, craves and is ready to devour a bowl of beans, my body rebels with pain if I do it. These heavy starchy-carb foods (along with dairy, sugar) just don’t get along with my body at all. For this reason, I have adopted the Paleo style of eating, and it is amazing how well my body is responding!
Green Veggies Are A Big Part Of A Diet That Helps Thyroid Work
2). Green vegetables, and Sweet Potatoes, even those on the goitrogenic foods list as = I include sauteed/braised/steamed kale, broccoli, chard, cauliflower into my meals daily because they have so many nutrients my body needs. Eating a sweet potato or having fresh pumpkin soup in the morning, keeps me from having sugar cravings.
Bone Broth Heals Your Gut
3). Homemade Bone Broth and Chicken Broth = Just go for it! Just make it! You won’t regret it. I’m always stocking up on grass fed Marrow Bones and Chicken feet every week for my next pot. The results of drinking this every morning are incredible. Not only is my Leaky Gut repairing, but my hair, skin and nails are becoming strong, silky shiny and lovely!
Real Coconut Water
4). Fresh Coconut Water, not canned but from a real coconut = Coconut water helps speed up metabolism and is anti-inflammatory and very soothing (it’s antifungal, antiviral) in dealing with Sarcoidosis.
5). Cooking with Coconut Oil = I also use Olive Oil, and sometimes, ghee which is clarified butter.
Is Going Vegan The Answer? Read On To Find Out…
Vegan Diet Does Not Help Thyroid Disease
6). No more Vegan diet for me. Eating a vegan diet, robbed my body of nutrients, and loaded me up with high carbs and gluten. I now eat Grass fed beef, Pastured Chicken, and Pastured Eggs. Yes, they are more costly, but I would rather pay more now, than pay doctors later. Daily cups of Bone broth have greatly improved my leaky gut.
Food From The Sea Are Part of The Diet That Helps Thyroid Work
7). Fish such as Salmon, Barramundi, Sardines, Mackerel. I eat fish 2 to 3 times a week.
Real Miso Soup
8). Miso Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms. Not necessarily Paleo, but I do include this 1 soy product daily because the benefits of what it provides to my immune system, are amazing. I buy a Non-GMO Certified Organic Miso paste that is made in Japan and imported by Nijiya Market in Santa Monica.
9). Saurkraut = Yes, it’s made from cabbage, but like Miso, it’s properties give a boost to both my immune and digestive systems, as well as metabolism. Research indicates it helps prevent Breast Cancer. I make it myself.
10). Fresh Nopal Cactus = During the accumulation of the 70+ pounds I gained, my blood sugars and triglyceride levels were at diabetic levels. By eating fresh cactus daily and taking a supplement of dried nopal cactus, my levels have returned to normal
Purslane Another Food For Healing
11). Purslane, also known as Verdalago = Although I’ve only been eating and juicing this for a short time, the positive results for my immune system have been wonderful! I get this into my body about 3 to 4 times a week. It is not a goitrogenic food, but rather a succulent. Purslane is sold in most Latin markets, but I bought the seeds to grow myself. You will be amazed when you read about its health benefits!