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Will a Paleo Diet Help with Hashimotos Disease?

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November 12, 2020

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As we sift through the internet, many of you may come across fads of different diets that all are meant to target your symptoms. It may get overwhelming very quickly and you not know where to begin!

In general, Hashimotos Disease is an autoimmune like condition that brings along many different symptoms as listed on Is There Help for Hashimotos Disease. However, it may be treated as a systematic inflammation, therefore eliminating the aggravating and hindering foods. The goal is to control the levels of inflammation that will benefit the overall quality of your life. The inflammation behind low thyroid function or Hashimotos Disease contributes to the worsening of your whole system and other aspects of your organs.  Thus, you may have experienced poor sleep, brain fog, low energy, irregular bowel movements or body pains.

Emptying Out Our Toxicity Bucket:

The first step to adapting to the transformation of Paleo, also known as an anti-inflammatory lifestyle is to bring awareness to your toxicity overload. Many of us deal with stressors on the daily through work, family or finances, along with environmental toxins and toxins found in our foods. We need to control our surroundings before making any major changes. We may begin at the basics of cleaning out the toxicity from our kitchen such as, the removal of all plastics and incorporating glassware. You want to ensure that all utensils are heavy metals free, therefore no aluminum or lead tracings should be found in your pots and pans. If you are cooking the most sterile and clean foods, we don’t want to decrease its nutritional value due to the leaching of toxicities via the tools we use.

Clean Pantry Equals a Clean Diet!

The second step is to eliminate the inflammatory foods that carry this aggravating protein called lectin. Lectins contribute to your chronic health by acting as anti-nutrients and drive your autoimmune disease. It also increases the gut permeability, therefore allowing toxins in and deteriorating the gut health. Once we have accomplished a clean kitchen, we then will focus on cleaning out our pantry! Therefore, stock up with ant-inflammatory options and get rid of any possible hindering foods. Here is a list below to provide a guideline of what you may need to eliminate.

Inflammatory foods to eliminate:

  • Grains (any gluten containing products)
    • Buckwheat
    • Corn
    • Amaranth
    • Rice
    • Oats
    • Barley
    • Wheat
    • Rye
  • Dairy
  • Legumes and Beans 
  • Added Sweeteners

The rule for stocking up your ant-inflammatory pantry is to search for organic, unprocessed foods. If you come across a product that has the minimal ingredients, then that is a great choice!

Anti-inflammatory foods to stock up on:

  • Grass fed, Gmo free quality meats or poultry,
  • Wild caught seafood
  • Organic vegetables
  • Healthy fat options

If you are curious in how to incorporate an anti-inflammatory diet customized to your condition, then give our clinic a call at 604-716-4530.

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