How to Boost Metabolism with Low or No Thyroid

This is a frequently asked question about thyroid health and nutrition that I get: How can I boost my metabolism when I have very low thyroid function, or none at all? Maybe you have even had your thyroid removed and are struggling with the effects of a reduced metabolism. I will admit: I do have […]


Magnesium: The Missing Nutrient

What does magnesium have to do with thyroid health? It can often be overlooked as the cause of your fatigue or mood swings. Just remember that we need magnesium as much as other minerals since it is involved in more than 300 chemical reactions in the body! Importantly, a deficiency in magnesium can make it […]


How Gluten Affects Hashimoto’s 2

Avoiding gluten has been implicated in nearly every autoimmune condition. What does this mean? And how does this make sense for Hashimoto’s and the thyroid? These are the questions many have, and most people I come across do not understand why I avoid gluten. They think I am following some crazy fad diet. There is […]


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 […]