Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ok, so now a little about Hashimotos.  I hadn't heard of this thyroid disorder until I was diagnosed with it just over a year ago.   With Hashimotos I experience a lot of Hypo thyroid symptoms with about 1/4 of the time hyper thyroid symptoms.  Eye issues along with headaches and extreme fatigue are classic for me.  I have been gluten free for about a year (for the most part).  Of course I have to cheat here and there.  I have also gone on anti inflammatory diets and just about to start another one that is suppose to lessen the symptoms.  It seems like a total nightmare for me since I will have to give up tea and agave, a total addiction for me in the morning.  Here's a list of things I can have:

Does this look like fun to you?  I am having a hard time with this one for sure.  I will start next week.  Oh BTW I don't eat meat.  I don't want to start either, so that cuts out one bullet point.  And eat the fruits sparingly????  :(

So the reason for my post is I will be making special blends that are therapeutic for the thyroid.  I am hoping to have these available by the end of July. 

Foods to eat

  • Most vegetables (except nightshades and mushrooms): Asparagus, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, beets, cauliflower, carrots, celery, artichokes, garlic, onions, zucchini, squash, rhubarb, cucumbers, turnips, watercress, etc.
  • Fermented foods: Sauerkraut, kimchi, pickled ginger, fermented cucumbers, coconut yogurt, kombucha, etc. You must make your own or buy one of the few brands that are genuinely fermented (not made with vinegar) and free of sugars or additives.
  • Meats: Grass-fed and organic chicken, turkey, beef, bison, lamb, etc.
  • Low glycemic fruits sparingly: Apricots, plums, apple, peach, pear, cherries, berries, etc.
  • Coconut: Coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut milk, coconut cream.
  • Olives and olive oil
  • Ghee (butter oil) unless severe dairy allergy

1 comment:

  1. Oh dawn ! I'm dealing with the same thing! Vegetarian vegan with thyroid issues ... Fatigue and eye issues ... Wow I thought I was alone! I started taking kelp ...? I heard good things about it and starting drinking lots of Yerba Mate and have up coffee... I know it's tea ... I do it with raw honey . I am feeling a bit better .. I tried gluten free but oh gah I love bread!!! Especially whole wheat Dave's killer goodness !!! I would love to try out a thyroid blend... I know it would be absolute Quality from you.