Thyroid Health | Lifestyle Tips
Along my journey with Hashimoto’s, I’m quickly learning that it's not just what we put into our bodies that helps us heal, it’s also what we do with them. From our thoughts and the words we use, to the way we move our body and the products we choose to use on them.
I have personally taken my health into my own hands, experimenting with a range of holistic and integrative therapies, including eating organic anti-inflammatory wholefoods, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, massage, reiki, pilates, yoga, meditation and of course, essential oils.
Thyroid Health | Food | Nutrition
My personal journey with Hashimoto’s has led me towards eating life-changing seasonal, organic and anti-inflammatory wholefoods, which I’ve quickly learnt my body thrives on. It is also very happy to tell me when it doesn’t like something, let me tell you!
My primary plan - to stop any further inflammation from developing in my body and to balance my hormones, leading me once again to say hello to optimal health, energy and pure joy.
Nutrient-dense food is the key!
Below is where you’ll find little snippets of what I’m learning and loving about the food I now eat, as well as why I do and why I may not.
AIP: Autoimmune Protocol
The Autoimmune Protocol (in a simple nutshell) is a specialised version of the Paleo diet - with greater emphasis on nutrient density and stricter guidelines for which foods should be eliminated. Removing immune reacting and inflammatory causing foods.
The ultimate goal being to fill the body with nutrients whilst simultaneously avoiding food that might be contributing to ill health. After a period of time, many of the excluded foods, especially those that have nutritional merit, can be reintroduced.
You cannot have a healthy gut without a healthy thyroid, and you cannot have a healthy thyroid without a healthy gut. You have to address both at the same time!
One of the main symptoms I personally experience with having Hashimoto’s is gut problems.
From bloating, pain and constipation (hello leaky gut!) to my body being physically unable to absorb any of the organic nutrients I feed it.
It is being proven time and again that gut health is critical to our overall health, and when our gut is imbalanced, it can contribute to a wide range of issues from fatigue, asthma and skin conditions through to diabetes, obesity, depression and da da daaaa.....Hashimoto's.