'Ask Andrea' Episode #17

This episode of ‘Ask Andrea’ features answers to questions about swelling in the body, whether or not to use iodized salt, what to do about thyroid removal, diabetes, fibromyalgia and more.


What you will hear on this episode of Ask Andrea

-0:00-  Andrea welcomes her listeners on Youtube

1:14-  Sleep issues- Cannot fall back asleep after waking up early in the morning. Andrea recommends stop looking at devices and TV, drinking wild lettuce tea, and taking ashwaganda and ginseng. Get sunshine first thing in the morning to reset the system for melatonin. (Claudine)

4:40- Eating raw or cruciferous vegetable causes bloating and swelling. This could be closely related to kidneys. Suggests eating cooked vegetables and sea vegetables. (Melissa)

6:06- Andrea is not familiar with Guava leaf tea. But she suggests chamomile tea to help calm the nervous system before bed. (Tracy)

6:46- If you are eating a diet high in iodine like sea vegetables, then you don’t need sea salt with iodine.  (Julie)

7:52-  Andrea believes that good quality salt that is naturally harvested and sun dried is the best. Doesn’t matter if it’s pink or white.  (Marvin)

8:26- Look at why your muscles and joints are achey from fibromyalgia. Is the liver blocked? Do you need to stop eating night shade vegetables? (Jane)

10:22- Have people eat locally and seasonally to help with candida. She also recommends taking black walnut hull.  (Margaret)

13:45 – Andrea gives tips on how to use Eastern Medicine to help with Periodontitis. Nourish your kidney element to make sure that you are keeping your mouth and gums healthy. (Niko)

16:28- How to support the entire endocrine system after the thyroid is removed. Nourish the whole body by making sure that you are digesting.  (Patricia)

18:23- Andrea doesn’t have a book on diabetes but you can find information on it on her website. She recommends book called, Dancing in the Street.   (Hema)


Links from the episode

Black Walnut Hull  – herb that heals intestine and candida

Organic Herbs – Great place for herbs: Motherwort, astragalus, licorice root, marshmallow roots, and reishi mushroom

Dancing in the Street – Book for dealing with diabetes.