Zinc for Thyroid Health

Today I will be talking all about the mineral, zinc! What does zinc do in the body? Zinc acts as a cofactor for over 100 different enzymes. If you don’t have enough zinc, certain body processes that require those enzyme functions will not work as well. For example, zinc is needed for proper thyroid hormone production. […]

Oil of Oregano

I have recently become interested in oil of oregano for its touted anti-parasitic and possible healing properties. The only negative is that there are no double blind, placebo-controlled human studies that have been performed on its uses. However, there is still some research out there that may help guide us in the right direction. I […]

What Does A LEAP Diet Look Like?

I will admit that the first 2 weeks on my LEAP diet were the hardest. By the 7th day I was finding it somewhat difficult, but I powered through it knowing that I was going to improve my health. Many might be wondering what foods you can eat on a LEAP diet. Others may think, […]

Why Selenium is Important for Thyroid Health

Early on, even before I found out that I had Hashimoto’s, I knew about the importance of selenium for thyroid health. I would always recommend Brazil nuts (an excellent food source of selenium) to my patients with hypothyroidism. What does selenium do in the body? Selenium helps improve the conversion of T4 (inactive) to T3 (active […]

Finally Getting Better on My LEAP Diet! 2

The start of today was day 9 following my own LEAP (Lifestyle Eating And Performance) Diet protocol. In the previous post, I mentioned how I did my own food sensitivity testing: MRT to find out if there were any foods causing inflammation in my body. Well, since I am now a CLT (Certified LEAP Therapist), […]

How Food Sensitivity Affects Hashimoto’s

First, we have to preface this post with discussing the 3 keys that cause Hashimoto’s: Genetics (Does someone in your family have a thyroid or autoimmune condition? I had to look back 2 generations.) Trigger (bacterial, viral, major stressor, inflammation) that expresses the gene Intestinal Permeability aka “leaky gut” Where does food fit into this? First, food […]

Create a Health Timeline to Discover Your Trigger

If you want to determine how your Hashimoto’s began, or when it started, you must create a health history/life timeline. I can’t stress enough how important this is to getting yourself better. I didn’t think it was very necessary until I did it myself. I thought I could simply think back to my memories and […]

Hashimoto’s Supplements

As I continue to think of myself as my own guinea pig/human science and nutrition project, I will share with you what I try on myself. I will let you know what has and what has not worked for me. This by no means suggests that you should follow what I do for yourself. The […]

How Early Morning Light Can Heal

I was listening to a Podcast the other day about how getting 30 minutes of morning light outside can help improve or correct your circadian rhythm, and strengthen adrenal function. I also remember hearing about this research study that came out earlier this year about how getting morning light can help you weigh less! There must […]