Since being diagnosed with Hypothyroidism some 13 years ago, I have been on a journey to learn about my condition and how I could heal my body. Back then, I couldn’t find a lot of information on what foods were best and what I did find was often conflicting. I would find a balance, maintain my weight, exercise and feel great and then BAM! My hormone levels would change and I would be right back where I started! Insanely frustrating and downright depressing! The hormonal roller coaster took its toll on my mind, body and soul.
My wellness mentor, Rebekah of BexLife was recently diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Bex began manifesting a healthier body and yep, she met a thyroid specialist at her church. Her name is Dr. Sharon Lee Rasa and she wrote Heal Hashimotos, Start with the Gut. You can check out the book here. (I don’t have any affiliation with Dr. Rasa, I just found the book so helpful that I needed to share with you!) Heal-Hashimotos
While I have always been told I have Hypothyroidism, I have often questioned whether it was actually Hashis. So, I bought Dr. Rasa’s book and let me tell you . . . .Mind. Blown. It’s a small book, with some difficulty due to medical lingo, but so worth the read. Yep, ultimately, all healing starts in the gut.
The gut has been termed the “second brain.” It has been repeatedly shown in several well-designed studies that the integrity of the intestinal barrier is a major factor in autoimmune disease, which includes hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s.
This was an eye opener for me. I was not treating my gut with the care that I should have been giving it. I was eating pretty healthy, taking my multi-vitamin and fish oil, but was not being consistent with a high quality probiotic! For about four months now, I have not missed a day and I am so excited to say, that my energy and cognitive strength are both rising. And, I am pooping on the regular! Daily! Sometimes 2 times a day! Say whaaaaaat? People, I have not done that in 13 years!
I’m not a doctor, far from it, but if I can help one person feel better, have more energy or poop on the daily, then I will continue to share my journey to give myself and you, a new LeisOnLife. Every day is a new opportunity for us to be happier and healthier.
I hope that 2017 will bring you much whealthness!
Much love and health to you all!
If you would like to see the high quality probiotic that I use, you can click here: Probiotic