How To Kick Your Thyroid’s Ass: Thylicious Resources And A Winner!
This week, I’d like to give you all a little glimpse into my weekly routine. A most logical place to start is with the information I find, read, and learn from (whether I agree with it or not). I have found that the best way to be more well is to read and learn and expand my little understanding of the vastness of health (and also disease). For me, the best way to gain this information is via e-newsletters. , It’s a simple and effective way to circulate information and gather news and resources from the people I find most interesting on the internet. So here’s a list of the health e-newsletters to which I subscribe, in hopes maybe you’ll also enjoy them and subscribe too!, And please, in the comment box, share any newsletters you think I’ve missed and that we need to know about!
I didn’t realize, before compiling this list that I’m such an About.com fan. Of course nearly everyone in the thyroid community knows and loves Mary Shomon. It goes without saying, she’s first on this list: Thyroid.about.com. I also subscribe to Celiacdisease.about.com, Glutenfreecooking.about.com, Nutrition.about.com, Altmedicine.about.com, and Vegetarian.about.com (which actually happens to slant toward veganism).
Other gluten-free resources I subscribe to include ElanasPantry.com first and foremost. I absolutely love her take on food: low glycemic index, grain-free, whole food, and largely dairy-free. She also avoids soy (good news for thyroid patients). ImGlutenFreebBaby.com is another GF newsletter. Though it isn’t updated quite as often, it does have some yummy-looking recipes. Also, the author is in Britain, so I feel like I’m getting a bit of a different perspective on GF eats and trends.
For “real food” or whole food info, my first e-newsletter suggestion is Mercola.com. I practically worship the man. Also, members of the Real Food Media: Cheeseslave.com, FoodRenegade.com, and KellyTheKicthenKop.com. For good deals on food products (things like coconut oil, coconut flakes, wild-caught fish, grass-fed organic meats, other “traditional” foods, as well as natural beauty and cleaning products), I look to the TropicalTraditions.com e-newsletter, which always offers coupons and promos. Buying their products in bulk and with their promotional codes is a really cost-effective way to purchase whole foods.
There are two sites that I subscribe to for news in medicine, natural health and/or the “politicsÃ¢â‚¬ of those two things. The first is NaturalNews.com, which is run by a natural health advocate who shares research as well as his opinion from time to time. He demands alot of accountability for the U.S. F.D.A. and many of his writings deal with issues of drug and food safety. Organic Consumers Association is another wonderful resource for medical, health, and food news from across the world: OrganicConsumers.org. They champion organics and safe and ethical practices in the food industry.
To round off this list of newsletters, a few miscellaneous others I receive weekly: RawReform.blogspot.com, which is written by a woman who lost approximately 200 pounds on a raw food diet and healed her thyroid (I believe she was hypo); also, the New York Times health blog, which highlights treatments, studies, and coping strategies for those with chronic illness; and finally, AOL’s care2 site. I never actually signed up for this one — it just started showing up in my inbox, but it’s all about green living and natural lifestyle choices, so I enjoy it.
And before you leave… the winner of last week’s probiotic supplement contest from Swanson vitamins is; Shan!! Congratulations, Shan! Be sure to email me at Liz@DearThyroid.com with your shipping info, please and we’ll get those probiotics on their way to you!
Until Next Week,
Have a question, comment, story, love letter, or rant/rave to send me?: Liz@DearThyroid.com