Bone broth is kind of a Paleo staple, especially helpful to those of us with autoimmune and gastrointestinal problems. It’s rich in all kinds of soothing and supportive minerals, and a lot of people I know — even some other ex-vegans — swear by it. This was actually my first time handling a whole chicken, and while it wasn’t exactly comfortable — I am always going to have those animal-loving sentimentalities that drove me to veganism in the first place — it was worth it. And, I know it is something we’ll get used to.
Struggling with thyroid disease?
Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? by functional medicine practitioner Datis Kharrazian is single-handedly responsible for my improved health over the past few years. It introduced me to the connection between autoimmune disease and lifestyle factors like diet at a time when my doctors were telling me there was nothing wrong with my thyroid even though I had high antibodies. This book gave me the information I needed to get the right tests ordered and seek proper treatment. It’s a must-have guide for anyone who has already been diagnosed with thyroid disease, who is at risk due to family history, or who strongly suspects they may have it but isn’t sure where to start. I can’t recommend it enough!