The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that sits below your larynx (voice box), which has a long list of critical functions in the body. The thyroid gland is responsible for our metabolic health, energy levels, the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates and fats, regulates heart rate and blood flow, oxygen consumption of cells, normal […]
20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease.* Worldwide, prevalence is high in many countries, including approximately 850,000 in Australia. Most individuals have hypothyroid, including Hashimoto’s autoimmune disease, which is the focus of this blog post. Hypothyroid means your thyroid gland is underactive (as opposed to the less common hyperthyroid, an overactive gland). Women […]
If you have an underactive thyroid or take thyroid medication, chances are you have a lot of unanswered questions about the best diet to follow*. With 20 million Americans suffering from some form of thyroid disease, and as many as 60% unaware of their condition, you’re certainly not alone. The internet can be a minefield […]
I can’t walk past the super vibrant organic broccoli in the organic market without purchasing some (not that I ever do; it’s a staple in my kitchen!) This week, I decided to add it to my juice recipe. It’s similar to the Oh Sweet Broccoli Juice but the addition of lemon and celery in this one really kick it up a notch. Enjoy!
I refused to take pills that my doctor offered. I did this to myself, so I was bound to fix it myself. I have lab results from my first 3 months of juicing. After only 3 months of juicing, my cholesterol was normal, I had dropped 50 lbs., and my thyroid had improved drastically. My doctor was amazed and looked into juicing as well. Read her full story.
An underactive thyroid condition occurs when the thyroid gland fails to produce sufficient amounts of thyroid hormone that regulates the body’s metabolism. Symptoms can include weight gain, tiredness, depression, poor concentration, dry skin and constipation. If untreated this will cause difficulty in losing weight but by improving you diet and eating a rainbow this problem can significantly improve.
A question that has come up often on our community page Ask the Nutritionist is ‘what fruits and vegetables should I avoid if I have a thyroid condition?’ It has been shown that some vegetables can interfere with the way thyroid hormones are manufactured by the thyroid gland. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped […]