Podcast Episode 71: Q&A: Should You Eat Vegan or Paleo, Shrinking Fibroids, Irregular Cycles and Healing Hypothyroidism

Welcome to another Q&A episode! This time, I answer your questions about navigating the diet dogma, the link between irregular cycles and hypothyroidism, the things you need to consider to support your thyroid, and how to deal with fibroids.

You can find all the info and links about this episode at https://holisticwellness.ca/episode71.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • How to navigate all the diet dogma that are out there
  • The link between irregular cycles and hypothyroidism
  • What the thyroid hormone does to your body
  • The 5 things you need to consider to help support your thyroid
  • How to deal with fibroids


Key Takeaways:

  • It can be so confusing when we are bombarded every single day from all sides about how we should be eating. The thing is, nobody knows how you should be eating but YOU.
  • If you are going to go vegan or vegetarian, make sure you have variety in your diet and not just relying on grains, beans, and legumes.
  • When it comes to choosing which diet to follow, it comes down to what makes the most sense for you and how you feel best.
  • Hypothyroidism and the menstrual cycle are intimately tied together. While the thyroid hormone isn’t a sex hormone, it does play a key role in keeping your period regular.
  • Every cell in your body needs the thyroid hormone, including your brain and your ovaries. It’s essential for follicle development in the ovary, which is a very necessary step in ovulation.
  • The 5 areas that impact your thyroid and your body overall:
  1. Heavy metals 
  2. Stealth and latent infections
  3. Environmental toxicities
  4. Emotional trauma and chronic stress
  5. Nutrient deficiencies
  • Fibroids are a symptom, not a root cause. And no matter how big or small your fibroids are, you always want to address the root cause.


Action Steps:

  • Tune in to your body. When it comes to how you should be eating, only YOU know what’s right for you. 
  • Do not get caught up in the diet dogma. At the end of the day, you just have to experiment and see what works for you.
  • Make sure that you’re getting your thyroid tested and you’re getting a full panel, and then work with a practitioner who can look at those tests and assess where you might need support.
  • Support your thyroid.
  • Make sure you’re on the right medication or supplementation.
  • Address your adrenals and your stress.
  • Make sure you’re eating an anti-inflammatory whole foods diet.


Samantha said:

“Healing can come in many different forms. But this is why, at the end of the day, it really comes down to experimentation. And it also comes down to finding a practitioner who can best guide you because sometimes we just can’t figure it out on our own.”


“Sleep and stress go hand in hand. If you are chronically stressed, you are probably not getting good enough sleep — deep quality sleep. And if you’re not sleeping, you’re not healing.”


Thanks for listening!


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