Are you concerned about your metabolism? Is your thyroid sluggish? Does it live in hyper-speed? Do you have an autoimmune disease that’s hijacked your thyroid’s control centre and left your metabolism in a lurch? Whether you’re hyper- or hypo-, or just want to keep your metabolism running optimally, there are foods that can play a role! Like goitrogenic foods.
Let’s Talk About How Goitrogenic Foods Affect Your Thyroid Health:
I am so excited to introduce you to Em Harding! Em is a student of Holistic Nutrition and Phytotherapy. Her wonderful website is an enticing and inspiring mixture of health, spirituality and delicious recipes! She is a talented, healthy foodie, and one look at her blog or Instagram will have your mouth watering (seriously, this girl has mad skills!). A fellow Graves Disease Warrior, Em is determined to live lovely with her autoimmune disease; I am so inspired by her dedication to her health and her positive energy! I know that she will inspire you too.
April is a beautiful time of year. The snow recedes, the winds die down, warmth sets in and the world is exploding with new life. Spring is a period of rebirth; a time of new beginnings. It is no coincidence, in my mind, that 4 years ago April brought me my Graves Disease diagnoses.
A whirlwind of change had fallen into my lap and, if I’m honest, I sometimes continue to fumble with it like a toddler learning to walk. I move on uneasy legs at times, afraid of the next step. Once that fear surpasses I gain more confidence, increase my stride, eagerly bounding forward… and sometimes I fall on my ass and gain a whole new wave of uncertainty. Lather, rinse, repeat. But such is the life of any individual with a chronic illness. And I thank my lucky stars every day that I am a spoonie who’s had many spoons to spare for the last couple of years.
One of my favourite things about Health-Esteem is that it has allowed me to connect with so many wonderful people! I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a plethora of inspiring individuals – healthy foodies, inspiring yogis, beautiful spoonies and amazing Graves Warriors. I love hearing your stories and talking health and lifestyle with you!
I am so excited to turn the spotlight on to one of my fellow Graves Warriors today. She is a true Health-Esteem Queen! Misty Totzke is an Essential Oils Educator, Health Coach and Business Mentor. She is a ball of positive, inspiring energy! Her beautiful website mistytotzke.com is a mix of Essential Oil goodness, yummy recipes, Graves journey updates and healthspiration.
In order to thrive with Graves Disease I’ve completely radicalized my life and created a healthy lifestyle that supported my well-being. I went from a junk food loving couch potato to a health foodie with an appreciation for meditation, yoga and fresh air. I’ve created a self care routine that would have baffled me pre-Graves as well as embraced everything from dry body brushing, to oil pulling, to essential oils and more. My healthy lifestyle revamp coupled with an awesome medical team has allowed me to regain my sense of well-being. I will never look back.
Everyone has the ability to create a healthy lifestyle that makes them feel awesome! But how exactly do you make it last? Here’s my little lifestyle sustainability secret:
Do You Want to Know How I make sure that my healthy lifestyle is sustainable?