Over the years I’ve compiled a list of symptoms of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s with which women often struggle. One important thing to remember is that once you suspect that thyroid could be the problem (based on these symptoms), you shouldn’t let the physician tell you otherwise without getting a full thyroid blood panel done first! Continue reading
It is Shanghai, October 2008 and the doctor says “there is nothing we can do for your underactive thyroid problems.”
“Is there a thyroid diet I can follow?” I ask based on my previous experience of acne and migraines disappearing after dropping gluten and eggs.
“No, diet has nothing to do with Hashimoto’s”, she says.
My TPO antibodies are through-the-roof, I’m severely fatigued, I’m forgetting things that happened the day before, and I’m faced with recurring anxiety attacks. But, my TSH and T4 are “normal,” so she’s got nothing for me. Not even meds, no hope. Continue reading
This homemade cola helps support your liver. Imagine making a drink at home that tastes just like Coca Cola but without the coloring, aspartame, or sugar. (There are 10 teaspoons of sugar in one 12oz can of Coke!) I strive not only for great taste but nutritional value and hormone-balancing properties as well. This beverage is a wonderful treat to add on to your hashimoto diet plan. Continue reading
This recipe was inspired by two things. One, I took a trip to Morocco, which reminded me how rose water is such a highly underused flavor in our kitchens. Two, I learned a variation of this recipe when I was on a very strict 8-week no-sugar protocol to deal with my chronic candida. This recipe filled my need for that occasional moment of decadence. It can be part of a hashimoto thyroiditis diet. Continue reading
One of my favorite thyroid recipes, this dish is packed with highly healing foods. To start with, cold potatoes are high in resistant starch which is a prebiotic, or food for the good bacteria. Resistant starch helps the beneficial bacteria to colonize the gut for them to stay there longer and be more effective. Furthermore, the recipe contains actual probiotic-rich foods such as sauerkraut. Continue reading
Expand your thyroid cookbook! Green plantains are staples in South American and African cuisines. They’re low in sugar and make wonderful baked goods, an excellent substitute in recipes that would typically be made with grains and eggs. I’ve created two topping ideas – sweet and savory. Step outside your comfort zone and add something delicious to your hasimoto diet plan today! Continue reading