4 Powerful Tips for the Best Thyroid Nutrition
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So you are basically here to gather the best thyroid tips for your nutrition. I get it. Having thyroid deficiencies can be the hardest thing you will ever experience or go through. All of our bodies respond differently to nutrition, fitness, and thyroid medications.
Is it impossible to get under control? Nope. You can do this. Tweaking is all it takes coupled with testing different things out.
You might need this information for:
- Nutrition tips that help with your specific deficiency.
- Weight loss tips or tricks to implement with your current diet.
- Reducing inflammation.
- Better thyroid health overall.
You don’t have to stay in that place.
With nutrition, it is simple. What isn’t working for you when you consume a meal? What is giving you inflammation, low energy, and days filled with stomach issues and bloating? Do you want to feel this way all the time? Nope. It is time to change that crappy feeling NOW.
Our gut health is the most important thing connected to us, and it works directly with our brain. The Gut IS our second brain. Then throw in your thyroid deficiency, autoimmune disease, or hormone imbalance, and where are you then? Whoa! It is hard to handle the symptoms, and the nutrition side of things, and know what to do.
The answer? The Elimination Diet. I will spill all the secrets for this beautiful journey, and where to start! This is getting juicy!
Let’s face it, your nutrition needs to be on point when you suffer or go through a thyroid deficiency. Pretty much every day. If you want any change in your life to stick, and for you to feel like YOU again, you have to discipline yourself and try something that works, and that will balance your hormones.
After that, taking consistent daily action is key. How do you get there in the beginning? What do you need? You need to solve the problem. Am I right? The problem is you are not yourself, and whatever you are consuming, is consuming YOU. That has to go, Girlfriend.
Absolute ZERO energy is the main issue and symptom. Brain fog, rapid weight gain, leaky gut, anxiety, and major stomach problems with digesting food which include immediate bloating, IBS, acid reflux, food allergies, food intolerances, and major backlash with Gluten.
When I started having issues with what I was consuming, I had to find the answers quickly. I was miserable. I tested several things with my specific thyroid setbacks and food allergies, and these 4 powerful tips helped send me on my way to better health.
Let’s check it out.
Have you seen the 7 Tips to Heal your Thyroid Naturally? Read it HERE!
Tip #1 – Remove the Crap.
Removing the Bad. What doesn’t work for you? What grabs a hold of you at every meal and you can feel it immediately through your digestion? Those are inflammatory foods. They cause bloating, and your gut and stomach are telling you to stop.
Remove it. Take a true Deep Dive into this one. These things have to go. Enter The Elimination Diet. Removing all processed foods, and any food causing inflammation. This is especially for my thyroid and hormone imbalance sufferers. This is just a beginning list to start with. Some things on this list including removing dairy, soy, gluten, grains, corn, refined sugar and sugar substitutes, acidic foods, legumes, highly processed oils, nuts, and anything else that you know might affect you immediately after consuming.
You KNOW what is causing it. Look for the Triggers. You know your own body better than anyone! Overwhelming, isn’t it? It is a huge list. But, do not worry my girl, because that is what I am here for! I can, and will walk you through everything with this protocol, and exactly where to start.
Realistically, it can take 4 weeks to heal your gut and gut biome. 7-8 weeks is IDEAL for lifetime results you can keep implementing every single day. The Badass Part? Are you ready for this? There are a million alternatives that are offered on everything you are eating now. You just need to flip the switch, try different things that will energize your body, and keep yourself at optimal levels of health that works for your body. This IS Possible!
A few alternative swaps to try:
Mayo – Avocado | French Fries – Sweet Potato Fries | Pasta – Zoodles or Spaghetti Squash | Sour Cream – Greek Yogurt | Mashed Potatoes – Mashed Cauliflower | Flour Tortillas – Coconut GF DF Tortillas | White Rice – Quinoa | White Bread – Gluten-Free Bread | Whole Cow’s Milk – Coconut Milk or Flax Milk | Sugar – Stevia or Sweet Drops | Table Salt – Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
OMG! Yes! You can do this. You will never have to worry you are being deprived of anything. There is always a way! My favorite is Pizza. My swaps are using Simple Mills Pizza Dough (GF of course) to make the crust, use a non-GMO organic pizza sauce with low sugar, and top that lovely with veggies galore! Cilantro, red peppers, avocados, mushrooms, olives, jalapenos, red onion, roasted zucchini, spinach, and any other yummy veggies I can think of! It is so good!
Tip #2 – Retrain.
You have to restore the good part. Add the key nutrients and the GOOD Bacteria back into your gut, and your lifestyle. How do you do this? By taking amazing probiotics, and retraining your body with the right whole foods and goodness.
Probiotics are fabulous for restoration and the healing of your gut PH with good bacteria and to give your intestines more strength TO heal. Make sure you are finding a quality probiotic, or you are just wasting your time. There are many products out there, and most are terrible and do not work at all.
Do the research on what you need for your body, and how much support you want. I take a 3-year fermented probiotic and really love it. It is called Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic. It has the power of Three – PRE, PRO, and Restorative Postbiotics, and they are all critical for optimal intestinal support. With 12 proven strains, these do the job perfectly for support, and you can find it HERE.
Your digestion will improve quickly adding in fermented foods as well. The probiotics to eat are just as important! Fermented foods are my Jam, and here are a few that will be fabulous for you to add in. Sauerkraut, Kimchi(I love it spicy Korean style), Kefir, Kombucha and Fermented vegetables. Beets are amazing, and of course the super beneficial Bone Broth.
Why do we need this much support for the friendly bacteria? That seems weird, right? Well, it actually isn’t. It helps the body’s natural detoxification process, gives you a healthy immune system, maintains cholesterol levels, accelerates digestion and nutrient absorption, and puts YOU in a fabulous mood! Win-Win!
You can get many of the probiotic products online, or at local grocery stores that carry the specific products. Sprouts has many options in the probiotic and supplement department, along with Whole Foods and others.
Check your local places out! There is a badass organic online store that I want to share with you that I use called Thrive Market and you can click HERE to use my code to get $25 Bucks OFF your first order! It is wonderful, and there are tons of known brands, all organic, non-GMO, GF, DF, and Grain-free foods.
Thrive Market has TONS of categories to shop under including Food, Thrive Market Items, Meat and Seafood, Baby and Kid Items, Pet Supplies, Beauty, Bath, and Body, Health, Home, and the OTHER section is great too! Whole30 Picks and New Stuff! Check out Thrive Market here and get my discount!
They just added a favorite brand of mine called Beekeepers Naturals. They have Non-GMO, Raw, and Real Honey products that are nourishing and energizing for Brain Health and Focus.
Shop the Hive at Beekeepers Naturals or they carry several of their products at Thrive.
Tip #3 – Repair.
Let’s talk digestion. It is so important when you are beginning an Elimination Diet, to go easy. Don’t overdo it. Supporting your digestion in the best way possible is key, and giving yourself self-care and not stressing out your body. Remember stress is horrible for healing and can cause major inflammation!
L-Glutamine and L-Glutamine Powder and ACV These are all perfect for digestive issues and repair, and I use them daily. L-Glutamine is my favorite, and it is a powerful amino acid that really helps repair and rebuilds the gut from the inside.
I use the powder in smoothies and take the capsules as well with meals. ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) works like magic for me when I am having acid issues or with digestion. A shot a day in the am is great, or in your morning H20. If you have more specific stomach acid issues, see my website and check out the recommendations here for extra support on repairing the gut.
Like I mentioned above, Bone Broth is another absolute MUST for gut health and repair. Making your own at home is the best thing to do, or get the bone broth powder packs to supplement with to get the nutrients. I use the bone broth mentioned above sometimes (LonoLife) and all my favorites are in my Amazon store. If you are making it yourself, you absolutely have to go with 100% grass-fed grass-finished beef. You need the RIGHT nutritional and digestive benefits. There are vegan options as well.
Vitamin D is needed daily for your thyroid and hormones, and the perfect lovely sunshine outside is the first place to go! Go for a walk or sit outside in the morning for 30 minutes.
It is the best medicine you could ask for! Start with the natural sunshine first before supplementing if you do not have access to get outside on a daily basis. Most people are very deficient in Vitamin D, so definitely get checked out with your doctor and get tested first before you supplement. I had to go with a high level of IUs (10,000) so get checked first.
Sleep!! Rest, Rest, and More Rest. Digestive Rest is the most important of course. We don’t want to eat tons of food at all hours of the day, so keep a window for yourself on when you are eating meals and go easy on yourself.
Note: I do not recommend intermittent fasting when you are trying to heal your thyroid or hormones. If you have questions about this, please email my team or message me directly.
Healing your Gut is the main objective. Also, getting adequate sleep every night (about 8-9 hours is ideal) is imperative for your Brain, Thyroid, and Hormones. Who doesn’t love to sleep? It is hands down my favorite thang to do besides eating healthy tacos and having a Netflix binge. You need it to repair your muscles, your gut, and your brain daily. Put your phone away, and go to bed early!
Health and Fitness Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed medical professional and never claimed to be. Any information or tips I share in my blog, posts, or on social media are from my own experiences and journey, so please do your own research to find out what works best for you. See your doctor for information related to your own health, medication, etc. See other disclosure for more information.
Tip #4 – Reset.
It is time to do a Mind Hack. It is all about rewriting your story, creating a Badass plan for yourself, and staying Super High Vibe every single day!! You CAN do this and keep your mindset in Tippy Top shape at all times. Check out my latest Blog on growth Mindset Here!
Setting and sticking to a NEW DECISION is not as hard as it seems. Try it for 1 day. You can do it for 1 day. Then, if it works for you, add another day. And another. It is a schedule that works for you! YOU ONLY. Not a billion others trying to do a diet. It never works. It is something you have to decide. Check out my Blog above and read that first. It works.
A Few Tips to Consider…Try a plant-based diet for a few weeks and see how your body responds. It can be wonderful for your health and your gut, but we are all different so try incorporating a few recipes into your menu planning for the week and keep a food log to track progress. The inflammation can be a distant memory if you keep working at it, and remember to test things out constantly. It is your health, and you have to take care of you starting NOW.
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Jennifer Baucom is a Spiritual Entrepreneur and Spiritual Life Coach helping driven empaths and highly sensitives heal and reconnect to their mind, body, soul & spirit. Jen offers a holistic and naturopathic approach for a balance of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual self-care + chakra practices to achieve optimal wellness and success in every aspect of life. She holds a master’s degree in IT computer science and e-business and currently completing her NLP, hypnotherapy, reiki, and life coach certifications.
When she’s not working with clients or meditating, you can find Jen hanging out with her 4 fur babes, cycling outdoors, taking photos of sunrises & sunsets, or traveling with her husband.