#1 Raw Honey
Based on both research and personal experience with low-carb diets, it’s my conclusion that humans actually need good carbs for proper thyroid function. Raw honey contains a mix of free fructose and free glucose. It’s a simple sugar necessary to increase metabolism and burn fat. Sugar is actually the body’s preferred energy source. Your liver needs glucose as fuel to convert T4 to T3. If you have low thyroid function, adding healthy carbs will help lower stress in your body. Plus, honey is a wonderfully biblical food.
#2 Spelt or Einkorn Sourdough
Sourdough is as ancient as the world. It has nourished humans effectively since the beginning of recorded time. It is a low GI carb source, that’s easy to digest and contains beneficial bacteria for your immune system. Because of the longer fermentation time of sourdough, the protein enzymes are broken down into amino acids, making it easier to digest. Sourdough made with ancient grains like spelt or einkorn is even easy for the body to digest. Avoid sourdoughs with added oils as these are typically PUFA’s.
#3 Gelatin and/or Bone Broth
Bone broth is high in glycine, which opposes too much estrogen. It contains the amino acids that nourish the thyroid. Because it contains high levels of calcium and potassium, it aids with sleep and stress. Bone broth reduces inflammation, helps digestion, and supports the immune system.
#4 Sea Salt
Not getting enough sea salt will slow your metabolism, lower your body temperature, and create inflammation and stress. A pinch of sea salt per day is often prescribed for adrenal insufficiency. Salt is actually thermogenic and suppresses cortisol.
#5 Coconut Oil
It is fairly commonly known that coconut oil actually increases metabolic rate and heat production. It contains the famous MCT (medium chain triglycerides), which means it does not need to be digested by bile salts, but rather goes straight to the liver where it is available as an immediate energy source.
Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antibacterial and contains no PUFA’s, which contribute to all diseases.
#6 Butter and Ghee
Butter is a great source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K2 vitamins. These vitamins work synergistically together and cannot be obtained easily from other sources. Ghee is clarified butter and works amazingly for frying or sauteing foods. Butter keeps the blood sugar stable by slowing the absorption of starches.
#7 Free-Range Eggs
Eggs from chickens allowed to free-range are a good source of protein and fats. The Vitamin A contained in eggs is necessary for the synthesis of progesterone. Progesterone is frequently too low in women but when in balance will help reduce excess estrogen. Excess estrogen is responsible for cellulite and fat storage on hips, butts, and thighs and the dreaded symptoms of PMS. To help reduce cortisol, the stress hormone, be sure to salt your eggs liberally.
#8 Raw Goat Milk
Goat milk is the most complete food known to mankind. It has also been used since the beginning of time. Goat milk is far more healthy for humans than cow milk and much easier to digest. Goat’s milk is less allergenic, does not suppress the immune system, and alkalinizes the digestive system. It is also a rich source of trace mineral selenium. Honestly, we could talk about goat milk for days!
#9 Hard Cheese
European hard cheeses are typically 100% lactose-free. This is because within 6-8 hours after the cheese is made, lactose is transformed into the easily digestible lactic acid through the actions of the enzymes of the cheese. Hard cheese is usually well tolerated, even by people sensitive to milk.
#10 Raw Grated Carrot Salad
Did you know that raw grated carrot helps reduce excess estrogen? It’s true! Carrot fiber attaches to any unused endotoxins and helps flush them from the body. That makes it a great detoxifier and promotes bowel regularity. For this reason, women are finding that a daily raw carrot salad is a game changer for reducing PMS symptoms such as headaches, cravings, and bloating.