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Anette

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Starting detox mid January
« on: January 08, 2020, 02:43:23 AM »
Fellow mustachians!
I will be following the Hashimot's Protocol liver detox mid January and I am looking for others starting on any lifestyle changes, detox journeys... so we can cheer each other on our paths.
I am 49 years old, have been diagnosed with Hashimotos for about 8 years and never given it much thought. Last year I was diagnosed with a second auto immune disease ( loosing my hair in patches) and that seems to have awoken me. Started to read more about auto immune issues and through a helpful thread on this forum found information that lead to me reading Isabella Wentz  " Hashimoto's Protocol".
Tomorrow I will be travelling to see my parents in law in London and didn't want to start this path before I am back, not very good at withstanding all those temptations...
I am planning to go all the way through the 12 weeks, first liver support (2 weeks), then adrenal recovery (4 weeks), concluding with the gut balance protocol (6 weeks).
Anyone out there wanting to join me with their challenge?

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Re: Starting detox mid January
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 07:59:02 AM »
So what doe that diet entail?  Specifics please.

Anette

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Re: Starting detox mid January
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 03:34:06 PM »
The first phase is two weeks long and has four steps:
1. Remove potentially triggering foods. No gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, caffeine and alcohol
2. Add supportive foods. Hot lemon water, green smoothies, beets, cruciferous vegetables, cilantro, fiber, sprouts and seedlings, turmeric and berries
3. Reduce toxic exposure.
    Try to minimise exposure to teflon, plastic cooking utensils, if possible drink reverse osmosis water, have a look at your beauty products and try to go organic/ without
4. Support detox pathways by sweating ( not sauna, not bath, not yoga (? have never heard of it before) and adding liver support supplements..
There is a whole list of supplements which I have spent a lot of money on and hope it is going to be worthwhile. Didn't buy the brand name stuff, though.

When I begin I also want to get started on regularly meditating. I have done some meditation since Christmas and think I need to find the right one(s)
   

Anette

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Re: Starting detox mid January
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 08:12:25 AM »
On my way to London now, on the Eurostar.
All my supplements arrived already and we also bought a reverse osmosis filter for the tap water. This was rather costly but I think it will be worth it as we almost exclusively drink tap water. Although the water quality is supposed to be very good I have my doubts. Especially as part of our tap water is taken (and filtered...) from the Rhine river.
We used to have an osmosis system until it broke about ten years ago and at that time we still had all five kids at home and no money for a new one.
So I am looking forward to getting started with my diet by at the same time I am a bit anxious or better trying not to feel overwhelmed as it will be 12 weeks.

Anette

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Re: Starting detox mid January
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 02:41:55 AM »
We came back from London Monday night where we'd had a lovely long weekend.
Yesterday I had my yearly thyroid examination and was pleasantly surprised as this Doc agreed to include Vit D in the blood tests ( at no extra cost) and was very open to it when I told her I will be doing this Hashimoto Protocol starting today. She said it wasn't a problem to come back and have the blood tested again after the 12 weeks (again on the health insurance, my GP generally says no, not possible unless you pay for it yourself). So I feel that was a huge win.
My Husband has started this protocol with me with the exception that he will not go without caffeine. He is not doing this for his thyroid but for overall health and for weight loss.
Our daughter (16) is also on board with her own version.
It feels good to be doing this together and to be able to support each other.
So this is day one of 84 days
My weight this morning was 79,8 kg (London didn't do me any good in this regard;)
I started this morning by taking my thyroid medication with a cup of hot water with the juice of half a lemon. It is supposed to help absorb the medicine better.
An hour later I had a green smoothie with some berries and pea protein and the supplements.
Will have salad for lunch and chicken and vegetables for dinner.

Anette

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Re: Starting detox mid January
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 05:08:16 AM »
Day Three!

I am feeling fairly well, considering I have a cold.

Day 2 weight 89kg, that was disapointing, went up 200g

Day 3 weight 79,4kg, feels much better to be moving the right direction. I do have some cravings for sugar or bread but I am not hungry.
It is rather difficult to take all those supplements plus the feeling of being on this schedule ( I guess I am not eating at regular, always the same time normally. Also gets more difficult with my night shifts ( ~11-12 a month)

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Re: Starting detox mid January
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 05:33:25 AM »
Your weight will fluctuate no matter what you do. Stepping one the scales once per week is more than enough.

200g up or down is not even "bowel movements" as Sheldon Cooper would call it.

Anette

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Re: Starting detox mid January
« Reply #7 on: Today at 06:42:41 AM »
Day 14
Life is so busy!

So this is the last day of the first part of the Hashimoto Protocol, the Liver Support.
It took some getting used to all the supplements and during the first week the sugar cravings were the worst part of this.
Overall I did feel very well and never felt hungry.
There are just lots of things my mind conjures up that would be very tasty...and never part of the protocol.

My weight today is 77,2 kg
That means I am down 2,6 kg and I am happy for that. This protocol isn't for weight loss but this natural side effect of not eating sugar and grains is exactly what I need to keep myself going for the next 10 weeks.

My Husband has lost a little more weight and is still on board,our daughter did her own version and is tired of it now so she started to include dairy again.