Female chef thinking in front of recipe wordsOftentimes, I receive emails from people asking, “Can you tell me what to eat for my thyroid condition?”

It’s not that simple.

To figure out what to eat for you thyroid, or for ANY condition, you’ve got to take climate and season, as well as the traditional foods eaten in your part of the world into consideration.

This not only can fuel your body with nourishing food, but also benefits your pineal gland and entire endocrine system.

The pineal gland is like your body’s compass. When you eat foods that grow in your environment, your system knows exactly where it is, and can more easily acclimate and become balanced. You can read more about that here: Seasonal Eating To Enhance Health and Flavor

I’ve got plenty of easy recipes that would highly benefit healing conditions, but you have to do some digging on your end and make simple adjustments.

Recipes are only guidelines – you can adjust the ingredients in any recipe and make it a good choice for you and your family. You would do this by using the local and seasonal produce that grows in your area of the world, as often as possible.

Answer these five simple questions to help get you on your way to connecting with your environment and balancing your body.

  1. Where, in the world, are you?
  2. Which type of climate do you live in; temperate, tropical, subtropical, desert, dry, Mediterranean, cold, polar?
  3. What produce grows in your region?
  4. What type of animal fats and proteins are indigenous to your area?
  5. What were the traditional foods eaten in your area of the world?

Once you connect with your physical environment and get to know what is growing near you, creating nourishing recipes is easy.

There is one recipe that I DO recommend for all of my clients and students that are suffering from thyroid disease and adrenal fatigue: Bone stocks!

People suffering with thyroid conditions, regardless of where they live, need bone stocks to help support their adrenals and digestive system for healing. Many people suffering with thyroid disease also have bone problems like osteoporosis and osteopenia. Bone stocks are highly therapeutic and could be a delicious base for all of your soups and stews.

I had a student in my Nourishing Thyroid Program that starting drinking daily doses of bone stock. Her energy increased dramatically and her hair began growing back. She was over 60 and never expected that her hair would actually grow back.

After about five months into her new routine of drinking stock on a daily basis, she told me that she couldn’t stomach it anymore. She said the thought of it was making her sick.

I said, “Great, that means you’re full!”

There is going to come a time when your body will reject the same food that nourished you. Listen to your body and let it guide you.

That student will start craving stock again when her body is ready for it, or in the wintertime when the weather dips down and gets cold.

When you learn how to use food as medicine, you can start feeling better in no time!

Try making this Bone Building Bean Soup with a nourishing bone stock. It’ll keep you satisfied for hours.