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Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts.

 

Wondering what so good about them?

 

Wonder no longer people as I have the answer you’ve been waiting with baited breath for.  These little beauties are wonderfully rich in protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals and are brilliant for your heart, nervous system and overall digestive health. 

 

Don’t believe me?  Here’s a little snapshot of just how good they are:

Vitamin A + Thyroid Health

Vitamin A + Thyroid Health

 

Vitamin A.  A fat soluble vitamin, which means it MUST be consumed with fat in order to have optimal absorption.

 

A vitamin I am sadly deficient in, as revealed by my naturopath.

 

Vitamin A is essential for our vision, for boosting our immune function and for giving us healthy glowing skin.  It is also needed in the production of T3 (thyroid hormone) – which is just one of the many reasons I suffer hypothyroidism symptoms (and perhaps you too?)

 

Did you know that without this essential vitamin, our thyroid levels can suffer?

 

Did you also know that there is a strong connection between vitamin A deficiency and hypothyroidism?

GF | Potato Poutine

GF | Potato Poutine

 

The time has come for me to bid au revoir to the Secret Recipe Club.  

 

A club I have been a part of for quite a number of years, and one I’ve enjoyed immensely.

 

Having been told I had Hashimoto’s (hypothyroidism) a few years ago, I made the big decision to focus on my health as naturally as possible - speaking with natural practitioners and through the goodness of seasonally grown organic food prepared as nutritionally as possible and with a whole lot of love.

 

“Let food be thy medicine”…. and all that stuff!

Buckwheat + A Biscuit

Buckwheat + A Biscuit

Something I read recently … “A healthy thyroid keeps the body warm, youthful, and energized”.  Hmmm….this ain't me anymore.

But I’m working on it!

One of the biggest things I decided to change in my diet about a year ago was to go 100% gluten free, and I’ve never looked back.  There was an almost instant difference in the way my body felt, especially in both my tummy and thyroid when I made the commitment to stop “fluffing” around the edges.  I’m not coeliac (I’ve been tested), but having experimented on myself with this subject for quite some time – gluten will not be passing these lips any day soon……not sure how I’ll go when I head back to France though….hmmmm….