Alkalizing Lifestyle Tips For Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism

  • Engage in regular, weight-bearing exercise.

  • Eat a diet strong in alkalizing vegetables and fruits.

  • Use positive stress management techniques such as yoga, meditation, laughter, qigong, and walking.

  • Deep breathing reduces stress and increases the rate at which carbon dioxide is released from the body, reducing acidity.

  • Go Organic: pesticides are acid-forming.

  • Make the change gradually:  If you think a quick switch will be stressful or set you up for failure, begin  making the transition slowly over a matter of weeks.

  • Adequate dietary Vitamin D levels may help with absorption of calcium, magnesium and phosphate, which can help with acid/alkaline balance. Most populations in northern climates are deficient in vitamin D, so getting tested may be a good idea for you.  Vitamin D drops are the best for absorbtion.

Remember, the big picture is what matters; balancing diet, exercise, and lifestyle will provide you with the best tools for maintaining a healthy pH balance in your body and better managing your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.

Kidney filtration

Learn the  importance of kidney filtration! Your kidneys filter out all acid waste from the body. When your kidneys are not filtering, this is when "acidosis "occurs in the body.  Acidosis is the cause of all "dis-ease" such as inflammatory symptoms, diseases, autoimmune disorders and cancer. Read the attachment to better understand the importance of kidney filtration. Reach out through email with any questions!

 

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Do you Have a Healthy gut?

Understanding Digestion & the Important Role of Salt and HCL production in digestion:
Betaine HCL:
Do you have low hydrochloric acid? Betaine hydrochloride is also known as hydrochloric acid (HCL) or stomach acid. It helps digest food by breaking up proteins and fats. The low pH of the stomach’s HCL also destroys ingested bacteria and other microorganisms. Adequate levels of HCL are necessary for the absorption of protein, calcium, vitamin B-12 and iron.
Healthy stomach acid is needed for a healthy digestive tract. If you have low stomach acid, even the best food and especially protein foods cannot be properly digested. If you are unable to absorb nutrients properly, this can lead to terrible health problems. Healthy stomach acid helps kill disease-causing microbes and parasites routinely found in your food that you eat. If you have low stomach acid, these infecting invaders may not be destroyed by your stomach’s acid bath. They can then cause many types of infections. Now you can see why low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) is associated with so many common health problems. If these infections are not cleared, over time they can cause many symptoms, paving the way for full-blown diseases.

What are the signs that my gut may be unhealthy?

Common Symptoms of Low Hydrochloric Acid:
Bloating or belching, especially after eating
Burning in the stomach, especially after eating
Fullness or heaviness in the stomach after eating.
Nausea after eating or taking supplements
Intestinal Gas
Indigestion
Bad Breath
Food allergies
Itching around the rectum
Diarrhea or constipation
Weak or cracked fingernails
Dilated blood vessels in the cheeks or nose (in non-alcoholics) Skin break-outs or acne
Iron deficiency
Systemic parasites (very common today)
Chronic intestinal parasites
Food allergies
Undigested food in the stool
Recurring colds and flus
Chronic candida infections
Dysbiosis (overgrowth of unhealthy intestinal bacteria) Deficiencies in many nutrients especially B-12; Calcium; Iron Gum & Tooth infections
 

Fat Burning Super foods

Here is the thing.  Fat has gotten a bad wrap.  Truth, Fat does not make you fat!  Carbs and sugar do.  Eating Whole natural healthy fats can actually help you loose weight!  Yes, eat more fat and loose more fat!  Here is a list of some fat burning super foods.

-Avocados: filled with monounsaturated fat and 11-17 grams of fiber.  Avocado is actually proven to spot reduce belly fat!

-Nuts/seeds:  Nuts and seeds are a great snack filled with healthy fat, protein and omega 3 fatty acids.  The healthiest nuts are pistachios, walnuts, almonds, cashews , pumpkin seeds and flax seeds.

-Veggies: Spinach, Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage are all super fat burning veggies.  They are filled with phytonutrients (130 Indole 3-carbinol) these fight against environmental estrogens that can add belly fat.  They help fight free radicals and promote muscle building. Not to mention that you can eat as many veggies as you want because they are filled with fiber and at most a measly 25 calories per serving! 

-Hot Peppers: Chili peppers contain a compound called capsaicin the heats up the body internally and helps you burn excess calories.  Add fresh chili's and cayenne pepper to soups,  or any salad or meal. 

Low glycemic fruits: - Berries; cherries, blueberries, raspberries and gojiberries are the healthiest berries in the world.  Cherries are the lowest on the glycemic index but all berries are good.  Filled with fiber and protein they help regulate blood sugar and curb sugar cravings. Grapefruit is also among the super foods.  It lowers insulin, regulates blood sugar and metabolism.  Be sure to eat the fleshy white membranes!

Gluten free grains:- Quinoa is really the only "grain-like" food I recommend. In small  amounts can help prevent the body from storing fat.  Quinoa is a super grain that is a complete protein on its own and is filled with essential amino acids.

Beans and Legumes: Beans and legumes are packed with protein and fiber.  They help burn fat, build muscle and regulate digestion, plus they are very filling! Beans can be acid forming so be sure balance your meal with high alkaline foods.  Lots of fruit throughout the day and extra veggies when you choose to consume beans.