Tag: hashimoto’s

the BIG thyroid – brassica question… finally answered!

It’s hard to refute the value of broccoli and their budding cousins yet I know there can be so much confusion about these beneficial beauties, especially when it comes to your thyroid health and wellness. Let’s talk about what brassicas are and why they matter (yes, in a good way), for your thyroid health and more. First, what the heck is a brassica?

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shore up your stomach

What I see, time and time again for the Functional Nutrition Alliance clients and customers is that when these connections are made, when there’s finally a reason why a particular sign or symptom is not being addressed by a standard treatment, that it brings relief, insight and the freedom to find a more clear path toward their unique recovery. I want to help you make these important connections too. And today I want to help you connect your thyroid to…your stomach! That’s right, the way to your thyroid health (or one way anyway) is through your stomach. Let’s consider just a couple of reasons why this may be so...

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My gun is already loaded (so is yours)

it's not me, it's my genes! By now most of us are aware that the genes we have don't dictate our health or lack thereof. Most of us are also familiar with the saying "genes load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger". Today, I'd like to talk about what, in functional medicine, we call antecedents. What have your antecedents done for you lately?

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Signs, Symptoms and Selenium

It's not just what you eat. It's how it gets there. Eater's Digest, from Replenish PDX is one eater's monthly reflection on the journey of her food. This month: mining key minerals from your food Though we'll be shifting our focus to the importance ofdigestion fairly soon (I know it's a topic near and dear to your heart), I'm not quite done waxing on about the beauty of the butterfly nestled within your neck. Here in the virtual halls of Replenish, thyroid health is still top of mind since the Girl's Guide to Hashimoto's kicks off tonight with our first live call (pssst...it's not too late to join us!) If you're thinking, I don't have Hashimoto's, I don't need to read this. Think again! There are so many factors that affect thyroid health and that ultimately affect you.

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The cold-hard truth about symptoms

I'm just going to come right out and say it: symptoms suck. Symptoms like waking up tired, feeling run down, struggling with bowel dis-regularity or sudden skin issues can possess you, monopolize your thoughts and behavior and prescribe you to a life that falls outside of your dreams and potential. Yet symptoms can also be your dependable GPS, the internal system that provides direction and key information in all conditions. The process of going from the suck to the sympathetic doesn't happen overnight. It comes first from the fortitude to seek explanation. Why do those symptoms not just persist but dominate, despite your best efforts to do what you know to address them?

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