Paleo Thyroid Solution And Its Benefits
Paleo Thyroid Solution is practiced by more and more people with thyroid problems, even if it takes some time getting used to the diet plan. However, my guest, Elle Russ attests to the effectiveness of the Paleo Thyroid Solution because it addresses thyroid problems naturally.
Discovering Paleo Thyroid Solution
Elle Russ discovered the Paleo Thyroid Solution by accident. Before that, she followed the classic paradigm for a very long time.
Being a carbohydrates-dependent, sugar burner who over-exercised, Elle Russ admitted that she gave essentially gave herself Hypothyroidism. In fact, she battled two bouts of Hypothyroidism in 10 years.
In addition to her thyroid problems, Elle Russ got misdiagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. She suffered for two years undiagnosed and had to cope with medication which made it worse.
What Is A Thyroid Gland
Why can’t we live without a thyroid gland? Well, Elle Russ explains that the thyroid gland is in charge of the production and regulation of all of your hormones, metabolic rate, temperature, heart rate and much more. Using iodine from the food we eat, the thyroid gland makes Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4).
Apparently, when one is stressed, thyroid issues arise. Over-exercising is one kind of stress, that’s why Elle Russ eventually developed thyroid problems. The thyroid can also get shut down if you eat every two to three hours everyday.
It is essential to keep your T3 and T4 levels balanced. Otherwise, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can develop.
When you have Hyperthyroidism, it means that your thyroid gland is overactive and producing too much thyroid hormones. Some symptoms include a fast heart rate, anxiety, nervousness, sweating, weight loss, sleep problems and many others.
“People with Hyperthyroidism poo all the time, so they can’t gain weight. They have bulging eyes or an eye disease that is sometimes immune-caused,” explains Elle Russ. “And because they are in a hypermetabolic state, at the end of the day, it becomes inflammatory, and they can have a heart attack.”
On the other hand, Hypothyroidism is when your body’s thyroid hormone isn’t sufficient. Hypothyroidism is why some people have a slow metabolism. The most common cause of thyroid gland failure is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, which is a form of thyroid inflammation.
Another alarming cause of Hypothyroidism is surgical removal of the thyroid gland. Because of this, Elle Russ cautions against depending too much on the conventional treatments. Sometimes, surgery and medication can make thyroid problems worse.
Elle Russ says that Hashimoto’s is caused by eating grains and sugar. If you can shift your diet like staying away from gluten, it is possible to eliminate taking thyroid replacement drugs.
“Someone with Hypothyroidism will often feel cold. The condition is also associated with accelerated aging and falling hair, so you always have to take hormones,” said Elle Russ. “Unfortunately in Western Medicine, most doctors are uninformed on the best solution for thyroid problems.”
The Primal Blueprint, authored by Mark Sisson, primarily teaches you how to control your genes by understanding how your body works. It involves healthy food choices and lifestyle changes to reach your optimal health naturally.
Sisson’s research for the book showed that the modern diet laden with carbohydrates and sugars is different from our primal ancestors. Our food choices consequently are the reason behind our numerous health problems.
“I started working for Mark Sisson about five years ago. The Primal Blueprint re-educates you about food and how to stop food addiction. I noticed so many changes when I shifted my food choices,” Elle Russ said.
Keto Reset Diet
According to Elle Russ, Mark Sisson is also slated to come out with a new book this October called, ‘The Keto Reset Diet.’ It guides the individual through the 21-day process. However, shifting to a Keto diet is not a walk in the park, and Elle Russ advises anyone doing this diet to do it properly.
Apparently, if you go into ketosis right away and your body starts making ketones, there are side effects like leg cramps, bad breath and body odor among others. This is because your body is not ready to process those ketones efficiently. However, if the diet is done right, it is known to reverse Type 2 Diabetes.
Paleo Thyroid Solution
The Paleo Thyroid Solution is a lifestyle and weight loss plan. Its primary aim is to optimize thyroid function through a Paleo or Primal diet.
Furthermore, Elle Russ also did her fair share of research about the Paleo Thyroid Solution. Among the things she discovered is that taking Selenium helps address thyroid problems.
Consequently, Paleo Thyroid Solution is the ultimate in adrenal management and blood glucose management. Hence, people also go on this diet plan for emotional stability purposes and mental health reasons.
Furthermore, Elle Russ says that it takes 21 days for the brain to stop depending on glucose. Hence, Paleo Thyroid Solution is about becoming metabolic-efficient and metabolic-flexible.
“Paleo Thyroid Solution diet is low carb, moderate protein, and high fat. It is in line with our DNA as humans and what is expected of us,” explains Elle Russ. “Part of that is not just certain foods, but rather part of that is the lifestyle. It’s about getting the preferred fuel of the human body, getting off the carb dependency train and get more fat-adapted.”
Primal Blueprint Podcast
Elle Russ is a writer, health/life coach, and host of the Primal Blueprint Podcast. She is becoming the leading voice of thyroid health in the burgeoning Paleo, Primal, Ancestral Health Movements.
Elle Russ has a degree in Philosophy and is a certified Primal Health Coach, and she serves on the advisory board of The Primal Health Coach Program created by Mark Sisson, bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint. Originally from downtown Chicago, Elle Russ lives and plays in Malibu, CA.
Elle Russ wrote The Paleo Thyroid Solution after consulting with over two dozen endocrinologists, internal medicine specialists, and general practice MDs, but her thyroid condition was only getting worse. Nothing from doctors resembled a solution or even hope.
Exasperated and desperate, Elle Russ took control of her health and resolved two severe bouts of hypothyroidism on her own – including an acute Reverse T3 problem. Through a devoted paleo/primal lifestyle, intensive personal experimentation, and a radically modified approach to thyroid hormone replacement therapy, Elle Russ went from fat, foggy, and fatigued – to fit, focused, and full of life!