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Thyroid + Weight// Eating with Hypothyroidism

February 6, 2024

You’ve heard it a million times: weight management is all about calories in calories out. If that is the case, then explain: The reason the eat less, exercise more approach doesn’t work is because our bodies are not calculators. Shoot, it would be a lot easier if it were, right?! Instead, our bodies are more like thermostats that ebb and flow and acclimate to the messages being received from the body and brain. Think of it this way: if you were to lose your job today, would you go: A: go out and buy a brand new Ferrari B: save up money and don’t buy the new Ferrari I mean, you COULD get a new sports car, but that certainly wouldn’t be the most responsible choice! 🙂 Think of your body like the most responsible person you know that doesn’t take too many risks. When energy resources (AKA calories we get from food) are too low, the body makes the decision not to waste it on lesser important tasks (speeding up metabolism, supporting optimal digestion, producing ample amount of sex hormones, utilizing thyroid hormones, muscle growth, etc.) because there is only enough to fuel the more essential functions (like… breathing,...

Liver + Thyroid Connection

December 1, 2023

You may not know this, but your liver is one of the unsung heroes of your thyroid hormone status! It’s true, the liver plays a big role in the... Read More

My Farm Camp Getaway

October 24, 2023

I went to Farm Camp in the hills of Maryland a few weeks ago. (Scroll all the way down to see pictures!) As a city gal to the core, the novelty of seeing pigs... Read More

A Re-Introduction

August 21, 2023

I accidentally ended up with a hustling functional nutrition private practice.  But, let me back up. I was a chronic dieter starting from an early age. My earliest memories of... Read More

Thyroid School: Issue 8// Autoimmunity

November 5, 2021

Last Thyroid School, I reviewed how to tell the difference between whether your hypothyroidism is autoimmune in nature or not. To review, autoimmunity is a problem when your immune system... Read More