As a Functional Medicine doctor, my first priority is to get my thyroid patients healthy by getting to the root cause of their chronic illness. I work with them to heal leaky gut, detoxify, eliminate infections, relieve stress, and of course optimize their diet. I call this protocol The Myers Way® because it truly is a way of life, and I know this because I live by it!
You may know that I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease, so I follow the same diet that I recommend for my patients and that I outline in my new book, The Thyroid Connection. The Myers Way® diet emphasizes plenty of vegetables, fruits, spices, and healthy fats and proteins from organic, grass-fed, or pasture-raised sources, and it steers clear of inflammatory foods such as grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, dairy, eggs, nightshades, caffeine, and sugar.
You can find other recipes similar to these in The Thyroid Connection, which will be released September 27th. It includes a complete 28-day plan with amazingly delicious recipes, daily stress relief, and other powerful tools to overcome thyroid dysfunction and jumpstart your health!
Here is what a typical day of food looks like for me:
This simple and protein filled smoothie is perfect for a delicious and quick breakfast!
This is my favorite salad that I eat at least twice per week. The iodine content of the fish makes it an excellent source of nutrition for the thyroid.
The coconut cream in this recipe is naturally thyroid-supportive and it also lends a delicious creaminess without the dairy!
I absolutely love dark chocolate and let myself have it at least once per week as a treat. The key is just to make sure you’re choosing dairy-free, 80% or higher dark chocolate, that is organic and GMO-free. When it comes to sweeteners, opt for a natural choice (dates, stevia, etc) instead of white sugar and enjoy!
Dr. Amy Myers is a functional medicine physician and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Autoimmune Solution and The Thyroid Connection. Her second book, The Thyroid Connection, explores why thyroid disease is such an epidemic and what truly causes thyroid dysfunction, and provides a 28-day plan to jumpstart your health and reverse thyroid symptoms, whether you have Graves’, Hashimoto’s, thyroid cancer, nodules or cysts, or have had your thyroid removed or ablated.
Learn more in Dr. Myers upcoming free online summit about thyroid health.
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