With massive thanks to my dear friend Claire Boyles who is the original creator of the #healthyyum hashtag on twitter and the associated Facebook group. "You can contact Claire via twitter if you'd like to find out more about the group, or you can join it directly, if you'd like to, here: I've found it a great way to get more inspiration on healthy things to eat and I love having the opportunity to swap notes with others.
You are welcome to comment on anything on this page or feel free to share your own tips!
Third #healthyyum of 2013: I can see this bit of the blog getting out of hand, I have a lot to share and am learning more all the time. So I have now set up a whole new blog just on the subject of healthy eating, it's called the lazyhealthyyummer, go there for more of this sort of stuff...
Second #healthyyum of 2013: Today I had an amazing #healthyyum experience in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, with my lovely sister who lives here. We ate at a fabulous raw food place which I just have to tell you about in case you are ever there : Power House Living Food Co. This link will take you to the Facebook page where Toni, the radiantly healthy and inspiring owner, shares raw food info and recipes as well as info about the restaurant itself. Honestly, our meal was unbelievably good, all gluten free, dairy free, vegan and raw. We ate lasagne and ceasar salad and took home cakes, kale chips and tamari nuts. OMG. Never have I tasted anything more delicious! I'm feeling totally inspired to experiment with more raw food. :)
First #healthyyum of 2013: Healthy and delicious new breakfast combo, just invented: grated apple, flax seeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and ginger. Rocking. Who needs milk or commercial cereals? Not me!
|grated apple, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon and ginger|
Great books about eating healthily that I have found useful include:
Interestingly both of the above are written by cardiologists.
*Note - everyone is different. I am no expert on diet and not trying to tell anyone else what to do eating-wise. It seems that some hypothyroid patients who don't respond brilliantly to standard medical treatment can find that going gluten free and low carb can make a big difference for them. I'm one of those people.
It seems to me that nutritional and dietetic science is a highly controversial area with different "experts" often holding very different opinions. In the light of this I'd advise anyone to take anyone offering any nutritional advice with a big pinch of salt, learn to listen to your own body and do what works for you.
Eating a healthy balanced diet is important for how we look and feel and how long we are likely to live, whether or not we have anything up with our thyroids or any other known illness. We can all choose to do our best to take responsibility for this aspect of our own wellbeing. I hope this page might be useful for some.... let me know what you think!