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The Everything Guide to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: A Healing Plan for Managing Symptoms Naturally

The Everything Guide to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: A Healing Plan for Managing Symptoms Naturally

by Aimee McNew


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Heal your thyroid with the Paleo diet!

If you've been diagnosed with the autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, you know how difficult it can be to improve symptoms. However, scientists are discovering ways to address this disease without resorting to prescription drugs and synthetic treatments: through the Paleo diet. By using functional medicine and healing foods, you may finally find relief!

In The Everything Guide to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, you'll discover the causes and symptoms, as well as the link between gut health and thyroid health. You'll learn exactly which foods can help improve your condition and which ones exacerbate problems. This all-in-one health guide features meal plans, 200 nutritious recipes, and easy tips for transitioning to the Paleo lifestyle—so you can improve your well-being and heal your body naturally.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440598142
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 10/07/2016
Series: Everything�
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,051,022
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Aimee McNew, MNT, is a certified nutritionist and health coach who specializes in Hashimoto's thyroiditis and other autoimmune disorders, the Paleo diet, hormone balance, and digestive wellness. Since reversing her own Hashimoto's symptoms with a Paleo diet, she now focuses on helping her clients heal while treating autoimmune disorders. Her writing and nutrition work can be found on www.PaleoPlan.com, and she has also been featured in the Huffington Post and on BBC America.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

01 What Is Hashimoto's Thyroiditis? 13

The Butterfly Organ 14

The Immune System and Autoimmune Disease 14

The Basics of Thyroid Disease 15

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 16

Causes, Triggers, and Risk Factors of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 17

Signs and Symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 18

Getting Diagnosed 20

What to Do after the Diagnosis 23

Making Sure You Get the Right Diagnosis 24

02 The Physical Impact of Hashimoto's 27

Conditions Related to Hashimoto's 28

The Burden of an Overactive Immune System 29

The Adrenal Connection and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 30

Weight and Metabolism 33

Sleep Disorders and Insomnia 34

Infertility and Recurrent Miscarriage 34

Hormonal Imbalance 36

Mood Disorders and Depression 37

Celiac Disease 38

Inflammatory and Digestive Disorders 40

Fibromyalgi 40

Mononucleosis and Epstein-Barr 41

Other Chronic Conditions 42

03 How to Heal Thyroid Disease 45

Autoimmunity Is More Than a Single Organ 46

What to Expect from Conventional Treatment 47

Alternative, Integrative, and Holistic Therapies 48

Nutrition Therapy 52

Methylation and Genetic Health 53

Addressing Inflammation 55

The Stress Connection 56

Food Allergy and Sensitivity 57

How Leaky Gut Causes Autoimmunity 57

How an Unbalanced Microbiome Contributes to Autoimmunity 58

04 What Is Paleo? 61

Principles of the Paleo Diet 62

What Paleo Is Not 63

Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid 64

Variations of the Paleo Diet 67

Why Paleo Works 69

Are Supplements, Vitamins, Herbs, and Homeopathy Paleo? 69

Special Dietary Notes for Hashimoto's 73

How to Succeed When Transitioning to a Paleo Diet 73

How to Eat Your Way to Health 75

05 Adopting the Paleo Lifestyle 77

Protecting Yourself from Toxins 78

Paleoize Your Home 78

Paleoize Your Medicine Cabinet 81

Paleoize Your Cosmetics 82

Paleoize Your Thinking-Mind-Body Health and Autoimmunity 85

Paleoize Your Fitness 87

Creating a Successful Self-Care Plan 88

When Will You Feel "Normal" Again? 91

06 Fermented Foods, Soups, and Broths 93

07 Paleo Fats 111

08 Breakfast 121

09 Poultry 137

10 Meats 157

11 Fish and Seafood 171

12 Salads 179

13 Side Dishes 197

14 Baked Goods and Desserts 215

15 Smoothies and Drinks 229

16 Condiments, Sauces, and Dressings 243

Standard U.S./Metric Measurement Conversions 257

Appendix A Sources 259

Appendix B Additional Resources 263

Appendix C Sample Meal Plans 265

Appendix D Paleo Food Lists 273

Appendix E Stocking a Paleo Pantry 277

Index 279

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