How To Kick Your Thyroid’s Ass: Vaginas, A Winner, And Another Giveaway!
I’m taking a little break from veganism this week because we have another special giveaway in store for you!, Can you believe it??? The holiday season is making us feel a little generous, what can we say? I’ll go more into proteins and amino acids later, but for now, let me refresh your memory a bit; an update, if you will.
One of my very first articles on this here column was about the ground work that has influenced all other nutritional readings, research, and ideologies I have come across: the book, The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health, which, as my article went, “is not necessarily about vaginas!” That’s because yeast, while we associate it only with infections of certain nether-regions, actually covers and coats our intestines, eyes, mouth, ears, skin, and so on. We are a host to many tiny organisms, a yeast balance or imbalance (called dysbiosis) being one of them. Sickness can result when these little bacteria get out of balance due to a traditional American diet (high in chemicals, sugars, processing, grains, allergens, pesticides, and dairy) — they can flood our bloodstream, cause infections, and produce toxic waste as a byproduct (that’s not gonna make you feel good at all). Also the chlorinated water we drink, the birth control pills we’re on, and the antibiotic courses we’ve taken on and off over our lifetimes cause them to imbalance.
For me, this little idea isn’t in the periphery — something that’s no big deal, like, yeah, take a probiotic and it may help. This is the way I live my life, the way I choose everything I eat and drink because leaky gut and candidiasis was and is a real problem for me, after a lifetime of being ignorant to these little bugs. My endocrine and immune systems suffered as a consequence. The healing is slow, but cumulative and miraculous. And I think this problem is much more pervasive than anyone is allowing us to consider.
But what does this have to do with a giveaway?, Well, I’ll tell you: our friends at Jarrow, the wonderful supplements company, are going to be giving away some of their probiotics to one of our lucky readers. Now the reason I’m so excited about this is because I use their product myself (I go with the yummy chewable kids variety, because that’s just how I roll) and begged them to do a giveaway for you, our dear readers, because I know you will love them and love the good health their products return as a result. And just what are those benefits again?: weight loss or weight maintenance, and high immunity; a balance of good bacteria has also been linked to a whole array of good things like less depression and anxiety, clear skin and nails, less bloating and constipation, fewer headaches and migraines, fewer cravings for sweet foods, heightened concentration and memory, and so many others. Think of a balanced gut as your first line of defense against all ailments.
- Yeast imbalance list of symptoms
- The basics of “goodÃ¢â‚¬ and “badÃ¢â‚¬ bacteria
- Probiotics and weight loss/weight maintenance
And the winner of last week’s contest — the jar of organic coconut oil from Nutiva — as chosen by random.org, is….
Kathy, email me, Liz@DearThyroid with your shipping information, please!
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Until Next Week,
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