I think most of us have a less-than-ideal relationship with Brussels sprouts. They’re one of the most nutritious vegetables you can find in the grocery store, and yet most people hate them. The strong, bitter flavor can be incredibly off-putting, but they’re such a great source of antioxidants and anti-cancer compounds that we should all be making an effort to include them in our diet. Over the years, I’ve tried a lot of different preparations to help my household embrace them as at least an occasional side dish. And most of them weren’t successful… until I stumbled upon this Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad. With a creamy, crunchy, bacony dressing and bursts of sweetness from raisins (from red or green grapes, your pick), there’s so much awesome going on you might not even notice the Brussels sprouts. Of course, cooking them in a way designed to reduce their bitterness helps, too. This has become one of our favorite salad recipes!
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!