I receive emails from people asking, “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 fuels your body with nourishing food, but also benefits your pineal gland and entire endocrine system.
The pineal gland is 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 seasonal adjustments.
Recipes are only guidelines – you can adjust the ingredients in any recipe to 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.
Start by answering these five simple questions:
- Where, in the world, are you?
- Which climate do you live in; temperate, tropical, subtropical, desert, dry, Mediterranean, cold, polar?
- What produce (fruit, vegetables, funghi) grows in your region?
- What type of animals are indigenous to your area?
- What were the traditional foods eaten where you live?
Once you connect with your physical environment and get to know what is available near you, creating nourishing recipes is easy.
There is one recipe that I DO recommend for my clients and students who are suffering from thyroid disease and adrenal fatigue: Bone stock!
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 soups and stews.
I had a student in my Nourishing Thyroid Program that starting drinking a daily dose 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!”
She will start craving stock again when her body is ready for it, or in the wintertime when the weather dips down and gets cold.
As you go through the process of healing, there is going to come a time when your body will reject the very same food that nourished you. Listen to your body and let it guide you.
By learning 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.
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Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.