As 2013 winds down to a close, it’s time to look back at the top blog posts of the year from the Be Well team. As you can see from this list, people are getting passionate about cutting out sugar and processed foods. This year, I’ve seen more awareness and scrutiny of the ingredients in food than ever before. What’s really encouraging is that our hottest blog post of the year was the Top 9 Superfoods, and in the top 13 list, were two on Cleansing, two on getting sugar out of our diets, and a few on gluten-free eating.
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Whey is a form of protein derived from dairy that is a “complete” protein, meaning that it contains all of the essential amino acids. The essential amino acids are ones that our body doesn’t produce by itself, so we need to get them from food sources. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, helping to renew cells, build muscles, restore and heal.
I had a chance to meet with the “thyroid whisperer” Andrea Beaman and learn some techniques that she uses to help her clients get their thyroid into balance. As a holistic health coach, she finds that diet is a great place to start but for complete healing you have to go much deeper. Andrea’s journey started with her own thyroid problems, which she was able to heal naturally with diet, lifestyle and mega-doses of self-care. But the catch is -- it didn’t happen overnight. It took 2 full years to get back into balance. In that time she swung from hyperthyroid to Hashimoto’s, and hypothyroid and then finally came into balance.
As my teacher Joshua Rosenthal at Integrative Nutrition always said, “given half a chance, the body will heal itself.” In the past three years of supporting patients and customers on the Be Well Cleanse, I’ve heard lots of common responses: more energy, weight loss, better digestion. There have also been some more quirky or uncommon results that are pretty wonderful. These certainly won’t happen to everyone. It’s hard to say if they are the result of cleaning up your diet, taking the digestive supplements or the protein shakes -- or maybe a combination of all three. Either way, these surprising results are worth celebrating!