"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

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THYROID DISEASE IS KILLING US

More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

Are you one?

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Thyroid Health Diet – Can I Break My Perfect Eating Rules When On The Road?

vacation - spa - woman n bathtub w wineThe Thyroid Reset Diet gets easier when eating at and from home, but what happens you travel? For most of us, it’s a bit hard, so we need to do two things well to keep ourselves on our healthy food path:

1) Plan ahead

2) Learn from the guru’s of health on “how” to break the rules in the best of ways

Even the health guru’s change their good habits a bit when “on the road.”

In an interview with Michael Pollan, health activist and clean food guru, he confesses he’s not perfect either.

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In his new book, “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation,”  Pollan says that although he’s spent his career extolling the virtues of eating fresh, local and organic food, he breaks the rules on the road. Not all out breaks them of course, he instills food travel rules to keep him centered and blood sugar grounded, as we all should.

“I break most of them [rules]. It’s very hard to eat the way you do at home when you’re traveling, always eating out. But I’ve developed a couple of rules so I don’t eat so badly.

For breakfast, I always have oatmeal at a hotel, never do the breakfast buffet. When we’re faced with a variety of food, we eat more. If you’re just eating oatmeal, you’ll get full and you’ll stop. But if you introduce a new food, you will discover you have more appetite that you didn’t have.”

He goes onto say that another general rule that he breaks for some trips – unless he has reason to believe that they’re serving sustainable meat – is he goes vegetarian or eats seafood. Otherwise, Pollan Says, “The odds are you’re getting feedlot meat. You have to assume that, unless the chef is specifically talking about his grass-finished beef or pastured pork.”

Another tip from Pollan, “… look on the menu for the names of specific farms, not meaningless generic pastoral terms like “farm eggs,” which means nothing.””

DON’T LET TRAVEL TAKE YOU OFF YOUR CLEAN DIET PATH

So, you of course may find yourself eating a few things you don’t eat on your Thyroid Reset Diet, but don’t let travel be an excuse to go all out and start feeding inflammation and other triggers that will set your body off for problems and symptoms again. You (we) just can’t afford it.

Happy travels!

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Find more great tips on eating healthy in Pollan’s new book.

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