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Here’s what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode:
- How can I support my thyroid if I have to be low-carb? I have an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which seems to have been triggered by a gut dysbosis (confirmed bacterial overgrowth with a csda test, also low levels of bifido and lacto.) I manage my symptoms very well with a no starch/no sugar (not even fruit) diet as this seems to keep the bad bacteria from thriving. I also have low t3 though and would like to support my thyroid, is there anyway to do this without carbs? My overall goal is to reduce the level of bad bacteria and slowly begin adding in more carbs but after months I still seem to be able to only tolerate very no/low carb foods like meats, healthy fats, and non-starchy vegetables like peppers and spinach. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
- I am trying to eat more greens and adequate protein at every meal. I am usually not very hungry in the morning to begin with. I have tried my eggs and greens in a number of different ways, but frankly I’m bored on top of already not being interested. I will graze on the greens and eggs until noon when I then look sadly at my new lunch plate with another two cups of greens. I recently resorted to just eating salads, but I would love any new ideas.