It goes without saying that come January we will all have at least a passing thought about the New Year’s Resolution idea, and along with that passing thought will come some sort of conscious or subconscious decision to engage it or not. Well, regardless of what you choose, we still believe the new year is a legitimate time to take stock and consider where you want to go.
in2GREAT | THE LINK BETWEEN GLUTEN: THYROID DISEASE AND HASHIMOTO’S
GLUTEN AND HASHIMOTO’S DISEASE
There’s nothing life fall, a dusting of snow, and being tired of the same breakfast options to bring out the muffin tin.
Carrot cake is a fall staple at in2GREAT Integrative Health in Kansas, but the high sugar content and conventional cream cheese frosting make it something that needs to be adapted to fit the bill for nutrient dense eating.
Let’s be honest, sometimes the “family favorites” need an update. That’s not to say the recipes that have been in your family for generations aren’t delicious, and full of love and memories, but the lime green fruit filled jello salad peaked in the 1970’s. Additionally, your health goals don’t have to go the wayside in December.
Autoimmune disease are complex diseases with a variety of possible causes or triggers. First, we will address the role of the thyroid in the body, what are autoimmune thyroid conditions, and how do they develop, and what treatment issues need to be addressed.
Second, we will look specifically at the role of gluten in autoimmune thyroid conditionsand why being gluten free is a significant part of treatment for autoimmune thyroid disorders like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
The Anxiety series is up with great insight into a functional medicine approach to mental health at in2GREAT Integrative Health, but what we often forget is that food can have a significant impact on our mood.
Here we will briefly review the beneficial brain nutrients, foods that contain them and some quick and easy “mood food” ideas.
How practicing thankfulness re-wires the brain.
As Thanksgiving approaches, it just makes sense to take a moment to engage deeper with the idea of giving thanks. Many families have the tradition of going around the table to share their thanks, and despite the possible eye rolling from teens and tweens, it is a simple practice that can have profound impact on the brain.
Looking for healthy ways to make the most of your Thanksgiving Turkey? We’ve got you covered. These 3 recipes are simple, flavorful and chalked full of nutrient dense, real food ingredients. All are gluten free and dairy free (with the exception of butter which can be substituted for coconut oil if needed). Don’t forget, In2GREAT has a functional dietitian on staff ready to help you make eating great a way of life.
The recipes below are cozy fall and winter soups that keep the gut healing principles into practice. Bone broth is the base of each of the soups and makes healing your gut part of your everyday life via soup!
in2GREAT Integrative Health:
We are huge fans of bone broth. We’ve posted about it before,
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE: GUT HEALTH
We know most of our in2GREAT Integrative Health community has heard from us the importance of a healthy gut, but just in case you’ve forgotten, we wanted to give you a little refresher on the importance of maintaining gut integrity. Many of the diet, lifestyle, supplement and lab recommendations we give are based on healing a damaged gut.