Healthy food is what you need to help heal your thyroid condition.
Healthy food is harder and harder to find, even in countries like the USA where we grow plenty of food for our country and beyond every year.
WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR FOOD SUPPLY?
Unfortunately, no matter how lovely a grocery display of product may look, it is increasingly difficult to get sufficient vitamins, minerals and all the nutrients from our food.
1. Large-scale commercial farming doesn’t involve crop rotation. And the resulting food is simply less nutritious and woefully lacking in minerals.
2. The decades of over use of toxic pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals not only depletes the nutrition but then we eat a lot of these toxic chemicals too.
3. GMOs and Monsanto. You may have heard something, or a lot, about GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) and the strong arm Monsanto plays in trying to control the world’s seed supply, and so, food supply. GMO’d crops are more resistant to bugs and grow larger and better, but at what price to humans and the animals we eat (that eat the GMOs).
Many countries have banned Monsanto from coming into their countries in the past months. Find out more here about GMOs.
4. Make sure that your practitioner is thyroid trained. They will offer you high quality supplements to fill in where your food is not helping you. In other words, if you current doctor isn’t talking to you about a specific thyroid diet, like the one in my manual, and supplements, you need a new doctor.
WHAT TO DO?
1. Grow and store your own produce, and livestock, or even chickens for eggs, with the best non-toxic practices.
2. Buy locally from family owned farms who grow organic, or close to it.
3. Buy USDA organic (it just have the USDA label). If you live outside the USA, buy the best, naturally grown, or organic you can find.
BUT I CAN’T AFFORD ORGANIC!
It’s a common complaint, and myth, that, “It’s too expensive to eat organic.” But, if you really do a budget on your spending – on groceries, eating out, and everything else you spend your money on (and many items unnecessary) – you will find the extra few dollars to make up the difference.
Your thyroid health must be your priority.