I have Hashimoto and eating has been a challenge for me for a while now. I have tried several plans such as Paleo, Whole30, and so forth but even though it was good, it wasn’t great! Recently, as I worked at a nutritionist office for a few months, I did an MRT test which is a blood which tests for 150 different foods and food chemicals – additives that are added to processed foods. Here is the complete list of foods the MRT tests.
Among my tested food, some came back red which I can’t have for six months and some yellow which I can’t have for 3 months. Plus, I cannot have any gluten or dairy as part of the Hasimoto recommendations.
The LEAP Immunocalm Diet is clinically proven to improve migraines, irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia. Depending on the individual, the diet can be helpful in just about any condition where inflammation is involved, but especially:
- Migraines and chronic headaches
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Fibromyalgia and joint pain
- Arthritis (osteo or rheumatoid)
- Skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, acne
- Any autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, celiac disease, hashimoto’s, lupus, etc.)
I am on day 23 and I’m feeling great!!!! I have lost 5 pounds, I don’t feel tired or sluggish anymore, I have more energy and the food is not bad at all. Here is my allowed list for the first twenty days. Now, this is designed for me and my body, do not try this by yourself but get the test done. Nour Zibdeh is a great nutritionist and she could work with you in person or online 🙂 Every week, I get to add 5 foods and see how I feel!
Protein: Codfish, Chicken, salmon, shrimp, and Turkey
Grains & Starches: Rice (white or brown, pasta, flour), GF oats (oatmeal, flour, bran),and Beet
Vegetables: Asparagus, String beans, Yellow summer squash, Eggplant, mushroom, brocoli, green peppers, and Celery
Fruits: Banana (no more than 1 day), Avocado (1/4 at a time), Olives (plain in water or lemon juice), Strawberry, Grapes, honeydew, and raisins
Tea (green or black)
Nuts & Seeds & Oils: cashews, Pecan, Olive oil, and Avocado oil
Flavor Enhancers: Lemon, Black pepper, Basil, Coconut (water, flakes, oil, flour, canned milk), Maple syrup, Salt, turmeric, Balsamic vinegar without sugar, distilled vinegar, and Baking soda
And here are some pictures of my creative meals. Among my favorites:
– ground chicken meatballs with celery, eggplant, and crushed cashews
– “breaded” chicken with crushed pecans
– celery, avocado, strawberry, coconut water and rice protein smoothie