Author Archives: Andrea Beaman

Experiencing Negative Side Effects from Your Thyroid Medication? 6 Herbal Remedies You May Want to Try

By Andrea Beaman

Are you on medication for thyroid disease? It may have helped ease your pain, but have you also experienced some negative side effects? Medications for hypothyroid can lead to rapid or irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, irritability, tremors, impaired fertility, shortness of breath, nervousness, sleeplessness, hair loss, and decreased bone density. For hyperthyroid and Graves’ disease, medica

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Thyroid-Nourishing Foods: What Are Sea Vegetables and Why You Should Eat Them

By Andrea Beaman

Let’s dive in and look at vegetables that grow in the ocean. The human body is made up mostly of water, both fresh water and salt water. To help us maintain a healthy internal liquid environment, we need to eat foods that come from the ocean. Energetically, sea vegetables are cooling and can help counteract “hot” conditions in the body such as inflammation, swelling, hot flashes, and high bl

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Why My Social Media Followers Flipped Out About a Recipe I Posted…

By Andrea Beaman

I posted this Strawberries with Fresh Cream recipe on social media and several readers commented expressing their concern about dairy being too toxic and too inflammatory. And then there was this:“…..dairy is not healthy…..for anyone…and grass fed doesn’t mean anything more…grass fed is nutritious only due to the fact that the cow had greens at some point…the dairy industry is ho

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To All the Roller Coaster Dieters Out There: You Could Be Destroying Your Health Just Like I Did

By Andrea Beaman

Prior to my diagnosis of thyroid disease, I spent twenty-eight years being mostly disconnected from my physical, emotional, and spiritual body, and not fully supporting its needs. I didn’t know how to care for the flesh, blood, and bones I was living in, and I didn’t know what my body needed from me on an intimate level to thrive. In turn, my body couldn’t show up for me either; it was break

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You’d Never Expect These Good-for-You Habits to Be Bad for Your Thyroid

By Andrea Beaman

“Healthy eaters” come to me every day confused about why their thyroid is not functioning properly even though they are eating so well.This may be surprising, but that’s actually part of the problem! Before you reach for the vegetable crudite at the next party you may want to continue reading to fully understand how these specific healthy eating habits could actually be contributing to p

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The Secret Healing Power of Seasonings, Herbs and Spices

By Andrea Beaman

This is where a lot of folks who take on a healthful diet and lifestyle go terribly wrong. They make their healthful food taste as bland and boring as possible. When that happens, eating becomes a chore rather than a pleasurable experience. Don’t be afraid to spice up your food with herbs and seasonings. This will not only make your food taste delicious, but it can enhance digestibility as well.

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3 Surprising Causes of Thyroid Disease and How to Combat Them!

By Andrea Beaman

Millions of people — the majority, women — are diagnosed with some form of thyroid disease every year. Why is this disease running rampant and, specifically, why does it have an affinity for women? If you’re wondering if something’s wrong with your thyroid or you’re not feeling well and you just can’t figure out what’s going on, here are three important things to know about thyroid d

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Expert Spotlight with Andrea Beaman

This week Further Food is pleased to spotlight Andrea Beaman, one of our holistic health and thyroid experts. After she was diagnosed with an “incurable” disease and her doctor recommended destroying her thyroid with radiation, Andrea took her health into her own hands. She decided to heal her body with natural, wholesome foods and lifestyle changes, which resulted in her thyroid readings retu

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Wondering How Long It Will Take to Heal Your Thyroid Disease? Here’s What I Tell My Clients

By Andrea Beaman

As I was going through the process of healing my thyroid disease, every four months my body and bloodwork changed. Each time it changed my doctors informed me that I had a new version of my disease – first it was hyperthyroid, then it was hypothyroid then it was Hashimoto’s. They always offered some type of medication to stop what my body was naturally doing: readjusting itself and healing the

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