22 Best Paleo Recipes on the Web

22 Best Paleo Recipes on the Web

I’ve heard from so many fans on the Hypothyroid Mom Facebook page raving about Paleo changing their lives. I’m not a great cook so the idea of making these dietary changes was honestly very unsettling. What I’ve discovered very clearly since starting Hypothyroid Mom is that there isn’t one thing right for every person. We’re all so individual. Just the same I figured it would be worth a try.

I didn’t plan in advance what foods I would eat in place of my favorite foods. I started buying and eating packaged foods in the gluten-free aisle and I really didn’t feel good. I’m not a very good cook to be honest so I had no idea what recipes to try and how to make use of all the fresh foods available in the grocery store. I was stressed by the withdrawal symptoms and the lack of food to eat. My first attempt I just couldn’t do it.

I decided to try it again but this time I was prepared and I’ve taken it slowly. I’ve found fabulous Paleo websites including Paleo Magazine filled with delicious recipes and that has made all the difference.

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How Autoimmune Paleo Changed My Life

How Autoimmune Paleo Changed My Life

I hear from Hashimoto’s patients all the time raving about Autoimmune Paleo for changing their lives. I invited Mickey Trescott, author of the great book The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, to share her story as well as some of her favorite Paleo Autoimmune Protocol recipes.

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Experts Share Tips for Starting the Paleo Diet

Experts Share Tips for Starting the Paleo Diet

I’ve heard from Hypothyroid Mom readers who rave about Paleo for improving their hypothyroidism symptoms in particular helping with weight loss. I’ve heard from readers with Hashimoto’s disease who have actually cut their thyroid antibodies in half and some have completely reversed their thyroid antibodies to normal by dietary changes.

The digital health magazine Health Perch interviewed 4 Paleo experts – Dr. Loren Cordain of The Paleo Diet, Neely Quinn of Paleo Plan, Melissa Hartwig of Whole9, and Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites – on what it means to really “go Paleo.” They all discuss why a Paleo diet is so important and their own special tricks for managing cravings.  Thank you Health Perch for sharing these incredible interviews with Hypothyroid Mom. [Read more…]

Weight Loss Tips for Hypothyroid Moms

Weight Loss Tips for Hypothyroid Moms

“Help! How do I lose weight?”

“Am I the only one who can go to the gym 5 days a week and actually gain weight?”

“Everyone tells me to exercise more and eat less. It’s BS. I never had a weight issue before hypothyroidism.”

I receive these types of statements at Hypothyroid Mom all the time. I too struggled with weight gain that didn’t make sense. There I was a healthy eater who exercised regularly yet the pounds were packing on.

The thyroid helps regulate metabolism so you bet that weight gain is a common symptom of hypothyroidism. Optimal thyroid treatment is essential for maintaining a healthy weight for people with hypothyroidism, but there is more to it.

I reached out to holistic health expert and thyroid specialist Jen Wittman for weight loss tips.

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Weight Loss and Hypothyroidism: Quite the Odd Couple

Weight Loss and Hypothyroidism

Weight loss is by far the number one question asked by readers. Thank you Marc Ryan from Hashimoto’s Healing for writing a guest blog post on this topic for Hypothyroid Mom. Marc recently invited me to be part of his video blog. I had a great time with Marc discussing Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism and pregnancy! For those of you who wish to become members of Marc’s video blog and view our interview, here is the link: Hashimoto’s Healing Video Blog [Read more…]