Hypothyroidism is in many cases an autoimmune disease and 80% of Your Immune System Is In Your Gut
... that's why fixing my gut became my MAIN FOCUS...
I dragged myself out of the couch, sat on my desk and opened up a browser with YouTube... I started watching a video by Dr Alexander Junger, author of the book Clean.
He points out a couple of things that stood out to me.
#1 a clean gut equals a healthy gut... meaning good bacteria live in a clean environment while bad bacteria love a toxic environment.
#2 when the leaves of a tree get holes or turn brown, the problem is not at the leaf, it's at the root of the tree... hence the expression "the root cause". Similarly, when your hair starts thinning, breaking, or falling off, the problem is not at the hair, it's at the root... The root system in our bodies is our gut.
So finding the "Gut Cause" is like finding the "Root Cause"...
It dawned on me that my gut health is where I need to focus my attention... not my thyroid.
I realized that if I fix my gut, most of my "thyroid issues" will take care of themselves...
This is where my success story begins...
I decided I needed to heal my gut.
This is where Step #1 of my hormone jumpstart method comes in. I think of it as a reset, a reboot... a start over phase where you literally wipe the slate clean.
I accomplished this through juice fasting...
Here's how it worked...
I'd make a green and red juice using a Kuvings juicer.
My recipe had a couple variations, but the base recipe for the red juice was:
1 organic red apple
2 organic carrots
1/4-1/2 organic beet root
The green juice recipe was
1 organic cucumber
1 organic green apple
2 organic stalks of celery
1/2 cup to 1 cup of organic parsley
1 organic lemon
1" organic ginger root
To this recipe I'd add or mix in different greens like spinach, kale, etc.
... but here's the important part.
I juice fasted to RESET MY HORMONES...
I found out that after 4-7 days of juice fasting a reset happens. Here's what my experience was..
First off... I'd never done anything like this so the idea of juice fasting was weird and daunting since I'd never really skipped a meal let alone plan going a full day without solid food...
Frankly, I didn't think I would get through 1 day of juice fasting, but I was so fatigued, I was gaining weight, I had horrible brain fog and I desperately wanted my life back so I said "what the hell" and just went for it...
Day one I was a bit hungry, but not bad... I quickly realized I could easily go one day.
Day two was about the same as day one and I gained confidence that I could go another day.
Day three was my goal and I went through it just fine. On day four, I didn't have plans to continue, but I was starting to feel better so I did another day of juice fasting. When I woke up the next day all of the sudden I felt a surge of energy like I hadn't felt before... the reset happened.
Fasting gave my digestive system a break and allowed it to heal itself. This was the first step towards fixing my cortisol issues which was to improve my digestive system.
Step #1 was complete... step #2 was to jumpstart my hormone production which I'll be sharing over the next couple modules...
In the meantime here's a few videos I made earlier...
***Some of the information I shared in these videos has evolved...
To get more updated information, follow our new Hormone Bootcamp
Is cholesterol bad for you?
Nutrients to use with cholesterol
Best source of cholesterol,
selenium and vitamin D
The hormone protocol
Foods to eat and avoid
Probiotics for hormones
Probiotics for hormones
Click below to get your Hormone Producing Recipes PDF
To get the best results from this program, follow this assignment.
Pick a source of healthy fat & cholesterol:
a) Egg yolk
b) Fermented cod liver oil + rich butter fat
Take your choice above with the two nutrients the body needs to process cholesterol.
Do this upon waking and before bed for 90 days.
If you have digestive issues, add probiotics. To get results faster, do intermittent fasting by drinking green juice (with no sugar) in the morning so your body is in a fasted state (using fats as a source of fuel instead of sugar). You can get both probiotics and green juice here, or watch this video.
Don't forget to take a before picture and send me your results!
I would love to feature your success story on our blog.