Low-thyroid gets better with juicing

juicer machineI have picked up the juicer today and juiced the veggies that I had.  I am feeling more energy a few hours later.  This is really a great feeling! 

Juicing definitely gives me energy and I would not go without it in trying to feel healthy and in gaining more energy!  My juicer was not a waste of money and has been worth every cent!  More than any vitamin or supplement, I believe fruits and vegetables in their natural form is the best medicine that there is on the planet!  Organic is best but I do what I can in using whatever I have.

I have read that spinach is one of those veggies that you should steam before juicing if you have low-thyroid so that’s what I did.

Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor

I had made a salad beforehand with spinach, lettuce, mushrooms and organic carrots.  I wanted to juice up a few leftover’s in my produce drawer in the fridge today so I picked out the spinach and steamed it.  I began juicing and after a few minutes the spinach was steamed and I threw it into a large tupperware container and then into the freezer for a quick cooling down.  Then I juiced it with what I had been juicing already.

I use Kerr jars that I fill to the top usually by adding a little water to stretch my produce budget and to keep the air out of my juice so it lasts longer.  Of course I keep them in the refrigerator so I have a few to drink later that day and for a day or two later.  You can juice ahead this way and not have to juice every day if you don’t want to. 

Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth Juice Extractor, Black

Learn about the differences between masticating juicers and centrifugal juicers here.


Tired and groggy

tiredMy condition I fight daily is called hypothyroid, also known as low-thyroid. It makes it so that I feel luggy and tired all the time. I have fought it for years, self-medicating until I found that by adding iodine I was making it worse.

Too much iodine for some folks will make them more tired and groggy so you may want to watch what supplements you buy for low-thyroid. After two years of taking over-the-counter supplements specifically made to support thyroid function, I realized the near-blackouts I was having was because thyroid supplements often have iodine in them.

Once I stopped taking the supplements with iodine I felt better almost immediately.

In the past few months I found juicing online after watching a movie I have watched again and again just to be inspired. It is Joe Cross’s Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead movie which I highly recommend before you look into juicing. It is really an incredible story!

As you may know, if you have low-thyroid, it is really hard to maintain your weight and being overweight is a common problem for people.

In the past I used Bioscience hCG drops and lost weight fast. It worked really well but I did not continue keeping my food on track due to stress, so remembered the drops recently and thought I’d try them again.

Not only had I lost weight on the drops quite rapidly, the drops made me feel full of energy, gave me more mental clarity to combat low thyroid “brain fog” and I felt far less fatigue. I felt strong and well on those drops because of whatever ingredients they had so I wanted to try them again to feel well and strong.

Today I called the Bioscience site to ask what the difference is between their hCG drops and their diet drops. The packaging looks the same but a few years ago I used the hCG drops to drop some weight. It worked, and fast!

So today I’m wondering why I have not dropped a pound and used the diet drops. I am troubled by this and so I called the Bioscience number on their website.

I got a lady named “Shirley” on the phone.

So I asked Shirley what the difference was between the two bottles of drops, because the ingredients looked the same and I could not figure out why I was not having results this time around.

She told me the packaging changed yet the mixture is still the same. She told me that in 2011 the federal government would not allow companies to use hCG in their over-the-counter hCG drops. I know they have to be prescribed by a doctor but I still could not figure out why I haven’t dropped a pound in the last two days.

Have they changed the mixture in the past few years?