Can I eat my Easter egg? Article first published in Thyroid UK Harmony magazine March 2021 Easter is on the horizon and it seems to have morphed from a religious festival into a festival of chocolate. Bunnies are not seen as representing Spring and new life, but have become just a different shape we can … Continue reading The pros and cons of chocolate
It's a super effective HIIT (high impact interval training) exercise technique that gives you loads of health benefits in under 15 minutes a day (in 3 x 3 or 4 minute bursts). Here's some more information and a little demo. https://videopress.com/v/vsvUzGTi?preloadContent=metadata I originally posted this in my Facebook group Get More Energy | Thyroid Support … Continue reading What is the nitric oxide dump?
Chronic stress takes essential attention and energy away from many body functions that affect the thyroid. When we're stressed or anxious, we're in the fight or flight mode of the nervous system which means we're ready to go! We're ready to act fast. Blood flow has rushed to the heart and the major muscles so … Continue reading How stress is bad for the thyroid
Inflammation is a necessary part of the healing process but when it becomes chronic (ie. longterm), it can lead to tissue destruction and disease and we need to do something about it. We aren't always aware of inflammation in the body. Intestinal or brain inflammation doesn't necessarily hurt in the way that a swollen ankle … Continue reading What’s an anti-inflammatory diet?
Fatigue gradually crept up on me through my late 20s and early 30s. Looking back, I was full of beans, and full of fun, but only when I'd had an alcoholic drink. Whenever I paused for long enough, I realised I was exhausted. But this didn't happen often. My life was made up of nights … Continue reading Why do I feel so tired all the time?
When the thyroid is struggling, there are certain foods that we need to think about removing, or having more of. There is likely to be inflammation around the thyroid, in the gut and potentially throughout the body. There may be intestinal permeability and a lack of nutrient absorption. I've made a list of the key … Continue reading Foods to think about for thyroid health
I'm really having to dig deep into my positivity reserves for this lockdown. And again, we don't have any idea when it's going to end. Here are a few ideas for helping the time pass more pleasurably and keeping our spirits up. 1. Get green fingers Buy some seeds and some compost and plant them. … Continue reading 9 nurturing and nourishing ways to get through lockdown this time
A few years back there was a bit of uproar about the word 'detox' and the promises that a 'detox' (usually something that comes around in January after much 'tox') can bring to the body. The uproar was mainly due to the fact that the body is constantly detoxifying and that we can't make it … Continue reading Do I need to detox?
If you ask around, you'll find that most people think positively about fluoride. It has certainly played a pivotal role in reducing the need for fillings and improving dental health. Most dentists seem to love it and give it to us any chance they get. However, there's a dark side to the gleaming whiteness in … Continue reading What’s wrong with Fluoride?
Hmm, maybe. We know that snacking can interfere with important processing of our meals. It can also interfere with what we eat for our meals. And as meals are when we usually get the good nutrients, they should be prioritised. Snacking is such an integral part of life for many of us and stopping it … Continue reading Do I need to stop snacking?