If you have Hashimoto’s, the foods you eat can have a major impact on how well your thyroid functions, either by impacting your thyroid hormones themselves, or your immune system.
Because remember, Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune condition, meaning your immune system is overstressed and attacking your thyroid. By supporting your immune system, you can stop its attack on your thyroid and reverse your condition.
It’s important to note that every body is different. Autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s are complex. While different approaches are required for each patient, there are some general principles that will benefit the thyroid and immune system of most patients. Of course, reducing inflammation is one of these principles. This Thyroid Anti-inflammatory Energy Tea can help!
Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids help to reduce inflammation. I add MCT oil to this tea recipe, because it provides incredible energy. MCTs are easy to digest and are never stored as fat! They’re sent by our bodies straight to the liver where they’re converted into energy– both brain and body energy! They also increase the metabolism and help to reduce weight gain that’s often associated with thyroid issues!
You can also add a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil (here). This oil may also help your body absorb the curcumin with ease because turmeric has been known to be better absorbed when taken with fat soluble. Virgin coconut oil may also help you maintain a healthy thyroid gland because of its fatty acids.
Excess inflammation is always present in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis , and intestinal permeability has been found as a common factor in every case of autoimmunity. In some cases, people with Hashimoto’s may also have heavy metal toxicity.
Curcumin, the most studied active ingredient in turmeric, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral activity, all of which can provide benefits to those suffering from Hashimoto’s-related symptoms.
Turmeric can be helpful in reducing whole body inflammation, healing the gut, as well as detoxifying from heavy metals in those with autoimmunity and Hashimoto’s.. Turmeric powder like this one, with the right co-factors, are more reliable.
Collagen or gelatin
The health benefits of collagen are immense! Collagen helps repair a leaky gut, which is an underlying cause of Hashimoto’s and other autoimmune conditions. Collagen also supports strong, health hair to help combat hair loss associated with thyroid dysfunction. Find it here
Inflammatory Tea Recipe for Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism
- 12 ounces water filtered
- 1 Tablespoon MCT Oil or coconut oil
- 1 Tablespoon butter pastured
- 1 Tablespoon collagen (find non gmo here)
- 1 inch nub fresh ginger, cut into several pieces (washed but unpeeled)
- 1-2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ground
- 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder (find it here)
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Heat water in small saucepan while you measure ingredients into blender.
Measure in: MCT oil, butter, ginger, honey, cinnamon, turmeric, and black pepper.
When water is hot but not yet boiling, turn off heat and add to blender. Add collagen.
Use caution when blending hot liquids. Blend on medium-high speed for 45 seconds
You may try this turmeric tea recipe twice a day, once in the morning and before you go to sleep. Try it for two weeks then take a two-day break before continuing this routine.