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diet for hypothyroidism
In late 2012, my weight started climbing up out of control. It didn't seem to matter what diet I
adhered to, it looked like all food made me gain weight. I was hopeless.
I came up with a plan to change my diet. I needed to do something about my weight even though
my plan wasn't the greatest at.
What I realized I had to do most before I attempted anything else was to do a complete body
detox and cleanse.
I 'd been having gut problems and everything I did was because I realized our bodies rely heavily
on our gut flora to stay healthy. Most foods I ate made me feel sick, even when I thought they
were healthy.
Drinking green smoothies was the way I got started. I would make the same breakfast smoothie
everyday by mixing spinach, pineapple, celery and sometimes cucumber or green apples.
I started juicing when I learned the difference between smoothies and juicing. After a few days of
juicing, I felt so good that I decided to just keep doing that until I felt I was healthy again.
Drinking nothing but juice is actually called juice fasting. This is what gave me a jumpstart in my
journey to getting better.
As I began to detoxify my body, I also started to eat more live foods (probiotics). I do take
probiotic supplements as well, but prefer to make things like sauerkraut, fruit kefirs, etc.
This was the foundation of every thing I did.
I needed to get my hypothyroidism under control and make sure my body was producing the right
hormones once I took care of that. The three things I focused on most were vitamin D, selenium,
and healthy fatty acids. These are critical for your thyroid.
Our endocrine system is too complex to try to detail, but what I understood was that lots of people
with hypothyroidism seem to be missing 3 things: vitamin D, selenium, healthy fatty acids.
The foods I started to include that I felt helped me feel better give your body at least one of those
three things.
It's important to know that most foods have the materials needed to make vitamins, but it's
bacteria that makes vitamins when digesting or fermenting food. Carrots for example, have beta
carotene, but when the carrot is fermented vitamin A is produced.
When you eat a carrot, the bacteria in your gut digest it through a fermentation process and that's

where they convert beta carotene into vitamin A.
Vitamin D works just like that. Healthy fats are used to make vitamin D. You can eat fish oil, and
hope your gut flora turns it into vitamin D, or you can buy fermented cod liver oil and you'll be
eating vitamin D.
When I realized that eating more live foods would give my body more probiotics that make the
vitamins it needs, everything else started to make sense. That's why step one was to fix my gut
flora and then I could add the healthy fats like coconut oil, avocado oil, Brazil nuts, etc
. I was essentially looking for vitamin D through foods with good fatty acids. The best part about
these foods is that they not only nourish your body, but they also clean it up. Cleaning up your
body is important because it helps get rid of bad bacteria that prevent your gut flora from making
the vitamins and nutrients your body needs.
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