What does the thyroid do?
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in our neck. The hormones it produces have a job to regulate our body’s digestive functions, metabolic rate, brain development, muscle functions and help us to maintain healthy bones.
What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?
Hashimoto’s is a form of autoimmune hypothyroidism in which our own immune system attacks the cells of the thyroid gland leading to inflammation and insufficient production of the thyroid hormones.
High toxic load (mercury, lead),
Nutrient deficiencies such as selenium, potassium, iodine, copper, magnesium, zinc, iron, vitamin A, C, D and B
Signs and symptoms:
Unexplained weight gain
Goiter (swollen neck due to inflamed and enlarged thyroid gland)
Joint pain, stiffness
Muscle pain, tenderness
Increased cold sensitivity
What to to eat:
Fruits - ideally 2-3 portions a day. For example, apple, berries, pineapple etc.
Vegetables - ideally 8-10 portions a day (all colours of the rainbow)
High Quality Protein - beans and pulses, grass-fed, organic chicken and turkey,
Healthy Fats - fish (salmon, krill etc.), flaxseed, avocado, olive oil etc.
Fermented Foods - sauerkraut, kimchee, miso, tempeh
Spices and Herbs - garlic, turmeric, ginger, cloves
What to avoid:
Refined carbohydrates - sugar, white bread, pasta, white rice, pastries etc.
Fried foods - fish and chips, doughnuts, etc.
Processed foods and drinks - hot dogs, sausages, canned juices, etc.
Red meat - burgers, steaks etc.
Saturated and Trans Fats - margarine and lard etc.
Join us for our thyroid masterclass on 26th April 2022 where we will cover this in much more detail!