Foods To Avoid in a Diet That Helps Thyroid Work
1). Non-stick cookware = contains toxic POA’s and PFOA’s that can break down your immune system
Gluten Inflames the Body
2). Food with gluten. Gluten inflames the thyroid and anytime gluten is eaten, your immune system will attack your thyroid. I also avoid all foods with msg, high fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients, preservatives, white sugar, canola oil, corn, dairy, and soy (except miso soup). Also avoid fast, frozen, and packaged food.
3). Grains. Most grains were just too high carb for me. I really needed to get my blood sugar levels down out of fear of staying at diabetic levels. This is easily accomplished by including coconut flour, and almond flour, in my recipes. I do enjoy sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, tons of green veggies and white potatoes on occasion.
Commercial Body Cleaners
4). All commercial under arm deodorants. They are filled with toxic ingredients such as aluminum, and chemicals (such as Parabens) that can clog Lymph glands. I use Magnesium oil (you will learn more about it further down) and Apple Cider Vinegar. While in the shower, simply splash ACV on your underarms. After a few minutes, rinse.
5). Chemically loaded personal products. I use fluoride-free toothpaste and gluten free hair shampoo. My choice toothpaste is from Kiss My Face. My choice shampoo is from Savonniere. I use Dr. Bonner’s Pure Soap for my body. You could also make your own body cleaners
Lower Your Stress by avoiding these.
6). Angry and Negative people (there is a difference between people who need genuine help and just overall angry people).
7). Alcohol (depletes my vitamin B’s which can add to more brain fog)
8). Sodas (full of sugar, artificial ingredients, just plain junk)
9). Coffee (the caffeine stresses my adrenal glands) I do drink coffee a few times a month, but rely on Kukicha tea a few times a week.
Mainly I found…
Overall, my healing and restoration has been through food and my new found faith in God. I am strict about avoiding anything that will compromise my health and very disciplined about eating what will help me. For me, it’s as simple as this. Do I allow myself to have fun by eating out? Sure, sometimes, but I have to be careful. I don’t want to go back to where I was years ago, and I don’t want to load my body up with pills or supplements. Food and faith have been my answer. I am grateful for the hardships I’ve had to endure. God allowed things to happen to me and I realize I had to go through them in order to get where I am now.