"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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Why Bananas Are Good For Your Thyroid and Bone Health

 

Ahhhh, Bananas!

While bananas may seem like a common fruit, they actually contain powerful properties to help you heal from your thyroid disease, conditions, and symptoms.

Did you know that bananas help

  • restore neurotransmitters,
  • support healing from neurological problems, which are among the symptoms related to thyroid problems, and
  • help your body to absorb calcium and other vital nutrients that promote healthy bones?

BANANAS HELP HEAL THYROID SYMPTOMS

Neurotoxins from viruses like EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus) can creep into your body and cause symptoms like brain fog, memory loss, fatigue, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, tremors, tingles and numbness, headaches, tinnitus, anxiety, depression, and many more.

Bananas are

  • anti-inflammatory, an anti-EBV food.
  • They are also good for hypoglycemia because they balance blood sugar and protect adrenals. The sugar contained in bananas, and in all fruits, is glucose that our brain requires on a daily basis.
  • Additionally, they knock out streptococcus,  the bacteria responsible for SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) from the intestinal tract. Streptococcus is a cofactor for Epstein-Barr Virus.
  • They are a good source of calcium because they require calcium-rich soil to grow. The calcium in bananas is very important for the central nervous system. Furthermore, we need calcium from fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables in the diet when there are nodules in the thyroid. Nodules deplete our systems of any calcium that we already have, making us deficient in this necessary nutrient.

RIPENESS: WHEN TO EAT A BANANA

Allow your bananas to ripen until there is no visible green, they are slightly soft to the touch, and there are even some brown spots. You also don’t want them too overripe. The best time to eat them is when they are lightly speckled with brown spots, but haven’t turned mostly brown. SEE PHOTO ABOVE, #8 – 10.

When fruits are ripe, they will become much sweeter because the sugar has matured and the nutrients will be their most bioavailable at this point. Their sugars will also most effectively hold and suspend the most important nutrients for reversing and preventing disease.

BANANAS AND YOUR BONE HEALTH

This amazing tropical fruit is extremely rich in a compound called fructooligosaccharides, which nourishes the bacteria (some bacteria in your body is very beneficial) in your colon, allowing for an increase in the production of digestive enzymes and vitamins that help you absorb important bone-strengthening nutrients, such as calcium and magnesium.

What’s more, green bananas, also known as plantains, contain one other key component, in addition to fructooligosaccharides. They contain short chain fatty acids (SCFA’s) which makes them TWICE as effective at strengthening your bones. This happens because your body lacks the enzymes to break down SCFAs, so they pass through your small intestine and are consumed by the bacteria that line the walls of your large intestine. The more SCFAs you feed to these cells the healthier they are, resulting in a more efficient absorption of bone-friendly nutrients.

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