Are food sensitivities disrupting your thyroid?
I want to again talk about your thyroid. Why? Well, thyroid dysfunction is one of the most misunderstood conditions in the medical community. As a result, it’s often mismanaged and under-treated. The thyroid is a vital gland that every cell in the body needs in order to function optimally. Currently, there are approximately 300 million people, worldwide who experience thyroid issues and half of them are unaware.
Last week, I shared how environmental toxins can disrupt thyroid function and what you can do about it.
This week I want to focus on food.
Food is the strongest ally we have when it comes to making significant shifts in health. With eating being one of the most repetitive activities you do several times in a day, it’s also a pathway to compromising your body if you consistently eat foods that do not agree with it.
I’m talking about food sensitivities.
Food sensitivities are a large contributor to hormone imbalance and disruption in the body. Common foods that people show sensitivities towards include gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, nightshade fruits and vegetables. Of course, everyone is bio-individually unique, and you can be sensitive to pretty much any food.
Here’s the thing. There’s no reliable medical test for food sensitivities.
Let me be more specific. There are tests that can tell you:
- Yes, you are allergic* to this food.
- Yes, you are sensitive to this food.
What medical tests cannot tell you is what you really want to know:
- No, you are not sensitive to this food.
The only way to really know whether you are sensitive to a particular food is to use your own body as a guide and conduct what’s called an elimination / reintroduction experiment: you eliminate the suspect food from your diet for at least 7 days, and then reintroduce it slowly while monitoring for symptoms. This kind of experiment is best conducted under the guidance of someone who understands and is experienced in how to do this and what to watch for.
This is precisely what my 14 Day Mind-Body Reset Challenge does.
I shared about this challenge last week, and congrats to those of you who already signed up and took advantage of early bird pricing – which ends TODAY!
This challenge is designed to help you figure out what foods you may be sensitive to. It also provides a pathway for your system to detox, heal, and restore your baseline of well-being.
Best of all: you come away from it having learned a protocol that you can then repeat on your own at any time.
I put myself through this protocol a couple times a year. I love it because I get to eat whole foods that make me feel great. And each time I challenge myself to find new, delicious recipes to use not only during the challenge but as part of my regular routine (my recent find: “Smoky Garlic Quinoa Stir-Fry”).
I invite you to visit this page to learn more about the challenge. Make sure you check out the testimonials, because while I know the challenge has yielded profound results for many people, I also know you won’t just take my word for it.
Honestly, you owe it to yourself to try this challenge – to discover how good you can really feel!
p.s., I also offer a private 1:1 version of the challenge that we can customize to meet your needs and your schedule. If you’re interested, contact me!