I am struggling with the do's and don'ts of Hashimoto's disease... I was diagnosed and given med's around 7 weeks ago, but had to wait a few months for that diagnosis as the bloods have to be taken twice so on and so forth.... anyway, symptoms creep up slowly so you only realise there's a problem when you have become a bit of a wreck.... so anyway, I have seen very little difference in my health since being on levothyroxine and my weight has even gone up, so after researching I see that the 'you can't eat anything' diet has to be tried.. so... no gluten, no dairy, no sugar, NO ALCOHOL and not even bottled water.... OMG, how do I live like that?
So anyway, I have to give it a go to rid myself of brain fog, a swollen tummy after eating, painful knee joints, headaches and this annoying weight gain.... Is there anyone with experience of this caveman diet who has had success with going into remission, because that is my ultimate goal, though I doubt I can give up my tea time alcohol drink, although I have changed my drink from whisky (a big 'no no' on caveman diet) to brandy, but then I have to add tonic water, another 'no no'.... so I have a drink to combat stress... which is the bigger evil? alcohol or stress? we can choose a diet but you can't choose to not have stress. So are there any healthy Hashimoto veteran's out there who are now healthy, slim and off med's due to strict diet?
I strongly believe in preventive and balmy effects of some food, herbs and spices in particular. There is, of course, no guarantee against the risk of sickness but we can reduce the risk through a balanced and healthy nutrition (without giving up those little “sins”, of course – see my blogpost….). And no doubt that the food industry is trying to seduce us with all kinds of promises of “superfoods” just to make money. However, various studies have proven the very positive effects of plants Mother Nature is offering us. I would just like to mention turmeric which is the base for curry. A recognized naturalist once told me there was a village in India where cancer is hardly known – it is assumed that this is due to the regular consumption of the magic turmeric (which, by the way, should preferably be taken prior to meals and with a few drops of organic oil). Agree?
I have dieted and failed for many years. Give up, start again....many times. But suddenly this time I have been able to do it ! It just 'clicked in my head' I joined Weight Watchers with a free 12 week course recommended by my GP which I must say did give me a bit of incentive! and because I was doing so well and lost 10% of my body weight, I got another 12 free! Bonus !! Be rude not to take advantage. So now I am on the 'paying for it myself ' time and am 50lbs lighter into the bargain. I am still enjoying it and hopefully will lose another 50lbs. I am so glad it 'clicked' this time !!
I have just invested in a Nutribullet ... does anyone else use one? What are the best vegetables to blend ... have tried kale but find it a bit fibrous and quite a strong flavour. Does anyone add any natural oils or seeds? Do you blend with water or coconut water? Any tips would be great
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What are your favourite spices to cook with?