When you think of a burger, lamb may not immediately come to mind. But it should! Not only does lamb make for a moist and juicy burger. It's packed with nutrition too. Lamb Burgers: The "Supermeat" You're Not Eating In fact, just four ounces of lamb provides an excellent source of five key nutrients - including 49% of the RDA for cancer-fighting selenium and 41% of the RDA for heart-healthy … [Read more...]
Do you have a sluggish thyroid? If so, you’re not alone. An estimated 13 million Americans suffer from thyroid disease, with more than half of those going undiagnosed.
Because the thyroid is the “master of your metabolism”, having low thyroid function can lead to a wide range of unpleasant and unhealthy effects including fatigue, depression, weight gain, constipation, fluid retention, thinning hair and more. The good news is that there are natural ways to boost thyroid function and get your hormones in balance.
But how does our thyroid become compromised in the first place?
The Standard American Diet (SAD) is high in sugar and carbs and lacking in vital nutrients that are required to produce and activate thyroid hormones. Our processed diet also contains two common allergens – soy and gluten – that can cause an autoimmune reaction that damages the thyroid. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals like those found in conventional produce, farm-raised or polluted fish, growth hormones, tap water, nonstick pans and plastics also damage the thyroid.
Hypothyroid Recipes to Boost Your Metabolism and Energy
Here are the specific criteria for “Hypothyroid Recipes” at Healing Gourmet:
- NO SOY
- NO GLUTEN
- THYROID ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS: Provides an excellent source of any of these thyroid-boosting nutrients:
- FREE OF HORMONES, PESTICIDES & TOXINS: All recipes at Healing Gourmet are free from the thyroid endocrine-disrupting toxins found in our conventional food supply. This means NO BPA, PCBs, dioxins, rBST, PFCs, pesticides, antibiotics, artificial sweeteners, heavy metals, PFOA, chlorine, fluoride, harmful additives or preservatives.
To learn more about how foods can help or harm the thyroid check out our Thyroid Diet section.
When it comes to your health, there's probably nothing WORSE than a donut. Made with little more than sugar and white flour - high glycemic, nutrient void, inflammatory ingredients - and then fried in omega-6 rich vegetable oil or trans fat - even a "once in a while" indulgence in donuts can be harmful to your waistline and your long term health. Paleo Donuts: An Oxymoron? We've made over … [Read more...]
Tired of standing over a hot griddle flipping pancakes - one right after another - for your family's breakfast? Look no further than one pan pancakes. Speedy One Pan Pancakes That are Packed with Nutrition You might know these delicious breakfast treats as German pancakes, or Dutch Babies. And despite their name, they're not much like flapjacks at all. In fact, these one pan pancakes are … [Read more...]
What better way to start your Saturday or Sunday morning than with a relaxing and indulgent breakfast. But indulgent doesn't have to mean unhealthy. In fact, these amazingly simple, fluffy, nutrient-rich paleo pancakes are packed with protein and healthy fat to keep you full. Gluten Free, Protein Rich Paleo Pancakes And as opposed to most pancakes, they are low in the carbs and sugar that … [Read more...]
Weekends are the perfect time to enjoy an indulgent breakfast. But "indulgent" doesn't have to mean unhealthy! In fact, you can enjoy delicious breakfast foods - like these Paleo buttermilk pancakes - that will fill you up and keep your blood sugar stable and your metabolism cranking on all gears. But let me stress something important... The pancakes I'm talking about are VERY different … [Read more...]
Starting your day with a healthy breakfast doesn't just make for a more productive workday. It also means shifting your body's metabolism into gear and fueling your cells for optimal functioning. Your brain works better after a healthy breakfast. Your body is energized and your belly feels pleasantly satisfied. But what is a healthy breakfast anyway? Contrary to popular belief, a healthy … [Read more...]
Paleo “Secret Ingredient” Meatloaf Recipe Print Ingredients 1 pound pastured pork, ground 16 oz. pastured chicken livers 2 stalks organic celery, finely diced ½ Tbsp. organic dried thyme 2 tsp. smoked paprika 1 Tbsp. blackstrap molasses 8 tsp. Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos 1 Tbsp. organic raw apple cider vinegar ¼ Tbsp. Olivado Macadamia Nut Oil 1 Tbsp. organic dried … [Read more...]
Paleo Turkey Pot Pie Recipe Print Prep time 40 mins Cook time 90 mins Total time 2 hours 10 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 medium organic carrot, thinly sliced 1 ½ c. Imagine Organic Free Range Chicken Broth 3 Tbsp. Spectrum Organic Shortening 1 small organic onion, chopped 3 -8oz. breasts pasture-raised chicken, cut into 1-in chunks ½ tsp. freshly ground … [Read more...]
What could be more delicious than sweet vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two soft and chewy chocolatey cookies? Unlike store-bought varieties, our gluten free ice cream sandwiches are free of gluten and dairy. Plus they're low in sugar with just 5 grams per drippingly delicious serving. Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches (Dairy Free, Low Sugar) Recipe Print Prep time 40 mins … [Read more...]