Hello Spoonies and welcome to Thyroid Thursday! I am your host SpoonGeek Steph. There’s a quote by Ann Wigmore that says, The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. And for a spoonie battling with a chronic illness such as hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, chronic fatige, and any host of diseases, this is especially true. So on this episode we’re going to focus on one of my favorite topics Food! Thanks so much for joining me for this episode of Thyroid Thursday. Before I get started,.
Here’s the standard disclaimers I’m not a doctor or health professional, or a dietian. I’m a survivor that’s here to share the informatoin I’ve gathered over the years of living with my chronic illness. Also, I’m not directly affilitated with any of the peopleproductssites that I may share with you and get no monetary compensation from them. Now, lets go back to that quote The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. What does that mean It means that the food you eat can either slowly harm your body and.
Take away your health, or it can help your body, support it, and help you to regain health. It’s hard to believe isn’t it Our forks and spoons of course are one of the most powerful weapons we have in battling our invisible illnesses. The other is our pillow, but that’s a topic for another episode. But again, what does that mean What is the best way to use food to help improve your health We live in a world with a bajillion and one diet and nutrition and health and wellness.
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Sites and books and products, it’s really hard to know where to start. But don’t worry. I’m here to help make it simple for you. There’s only one thing you really need to know Eat. Real. Food. Yes. That’s it. Ok. It may be a little simplistic but the best foundation for making improvements in your health is to move your day to day eating to real food. And by real food, I mean food that has either grown on, under or above the ground, or food that used to walk, fly or.
Swim. Food that has a single ingredient, or if there are multiple ingredients, they are things you can pronounce, and quite probably have in your kitchen. By making that shift towards real food, you’re giving your body the raw materials it needs to work properly and to help you manage your invisible illness a little better. I know, you’re sitting there wondering, What aboutShould I do low carblow fathigh carbno carbpaleovegangluten freeetc. Well. It really all depends on a lot of different factors. But if you really dealve into the heart of each of those ways of eating, or read any of the books about them, they.
All have one thing in common they all advocate preparing and eating real food. Not prepackaged products that claim to be food. They talk about using the whole fruit, veggie, or meaty goodness and using it to make your meals. And they don’t just talk about the straight ingredients, they also expand the scope to include the condements and fats you used to cook. However In my opinion, not learning to first cook and prepare meals from real ingredients, but instead, jumping into a prescriptive way of eating is like trying to run before.
You’ve even learned to crawl. You can do it but it’s going to be a much steeper learning curve and a lot more stress that we don’t need. One of my favorite resources are the weekly Menu Mailers, the crockpot and freezer meuns, produced by Leanne Ely at.SavingDinner.Com. Leanne is part of the FlyLady family that you’ve heard us mention here before. It took me a while to develop the habit of cooking meals at home and taking leftovers for lunch, but I started to notice I was feeling better. that alone was worth the time and.
Effort involved. I’m not going to tell you what to eat or not to eat because everyone is different and what works for me may not work for you. However there are a few things to keep in mind for Spoonies with Hypothyroidsm that build on the basic foundation of eating real food 1. If you have Hashimoto’s disease, it may be in your best interest to avoid gluten containing grains all together. There have been lots of studies that show that people with hashimoto’s have markers for celiacs or are gluten intolerant.
2. While I mention gluten, don’t stress too much about avoiding it all together, unless you have a real problem with it. However, if you do continue to eat commercially produced baked goods, keep in mind that the flour used has been bromated with an ingredient that’s been linked to cancer. It also disrupts your thyroid function. The best thing to do is to use unbromated flour in your baking and I highly recommend King Arthur Flour products..kingarthurflourprofessionalbromate 3. Don’t be afraid of the fat! We spoonies generally have adrenal problems, and can also.
Have hormonal issues because of it. The best way to counteract it is to use high quality, saturated fats such as coconut oil, lard, and tallow, or my favorite, bacon fat! Yum Here’s a chart that’s part of an article that shows why cholestrol is super important for your overall health!.drlamarticlesadrenalfatigueandhormone.asp whew that’s a lot! But now you have the basics for you to try out what’s going to work best for you. Now its your turn I’d love to chat with you in the comments below about what changes.
You’ve made in your diet that have helped you Have you tried the paleo or gluten free models Or are you vegetarian and doing great Leave your comments and questions below! If this is your first time here at Spoongeeks we’re glad to have you here. Be sure to click subscribe so you don’t miss out on any new tutorials. If you like what you see, be sure to click the thumbs up so we can continue to spread the word about Chronic Illnesses. Until Next Time Spoonies, Save More Spoons, and Spread the word about Invisible Illness!.