We've known for several years now that Bisphenol A, better known as BPA, can result in some harmful effects on our health. This chemical is a man-made compound used to make plastics, and has been available since the late 1950s. Today, it is nearly impossible to avoid BPA in our daily lives, as it is found in everything from our personal care products, to the lids on our Starbucks coffee cups, all the way down to the dental floss we use to keep our teeth clean. BPA is known as
Baba ganoush might be the most underrated food out there, and it is a wonderful alternative to hummus, when you're going legume-free. We added a little twist to pack this recipe with nutrients by keeping the skin on the eggplant, which provides the important phytonutrients we need to thrive! Try with slices of cucumbers, baby carrots, or any other raw sliced veggies. EASY BABA GANOUSH Paleo, Whole30, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free Ingredients: 1 medium e
Vitamin D could be one of the most important and underrated nutrients in our bodies, yet it is one of the most common deficiencies associated with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and lupus. Interestingly, a number of practitioners report that they identify Vitamin D deficiency in at least 95% of patients with chronic illness or autoimmune disease. Vitamin D & Health Conditions 1. Vitamin D helps build bone by improving calcium &
Fact: Exercise is good for you. But how do you exercise with Hashimoto's or a thyroid condition? There are lots of additional factors to consider. Research tells us that exercise is good, but we have to consider additional factors when exercising with autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto's. Here's what we know: Physical activity is a critical part of maintaining good health (mind and body).
Exercise is well-studied in its effects on reducing risk of heart disease, type 2 di
"How do I start an elimination diet?" Beginning on any kind of dietary change can be an overwhelming experience, and even more so if you've just been diagnosed with a chronic illness. Even if you have a food list, it can sometimes seem like that's all it is - a list of food. How do you combine those into real meals? Here is a cheat sheet to ensure you're getting the macronutrients, phytonutrients, micronutrients, and ALL the nutrients! When you follow this roadmap and these t
The Thyroid in Five is a free 5-week thyroid reboot program that walks you through four weeks of topics to heal your thyroid, step-by-step. The cornerstone of this and nearly all functional medicine thyroid treatment strategies is nutrition. The Thyroid in Five food list is considered an elimination diet, removing the foods that cause inflammation and trigger an autoimmune response against your thyroid or other cells. In doing so, we also add in foods that are nutrient-dense,
I remember the day I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism - specifically, Hashimoto's (which is autoimmune). I'd been struggling for months with what I'd assumed was holiday weight. Always consistent with exercise, I couldn't figure out why I was experiencing unexplained muscle tightness & aches, and my endurance was suddenly nil. Then, the brain fog: I couldn't remember easy words, or the names of people I'd known for years. But the worst was the exhaustion - Even sleeping was