Dr. Yolanda Wade on It Just Takes 2 for Thyroid Health
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WEEK 25 – IT JUST TAKES 2 FOR THYROID HEALTH
Doctor: Yolanda Wade, MD
Dr. Yolanda Wade is a medical doctor, board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine, and is Medical Director of The Chelation Clinic at Elements Natural Medicine in Columbus, GA. Dr. Wade is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College, Atlanta. She received her medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School. She completed her post-graduate clinical education at the Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Medicine (Beth Israel Medical Center) in collaboration with the Institute for Urban Family Health in New York City.
Dr. Wade continued with advanced training in the internationally recognized Faculty Development Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing with Albert Einstein Medical College in New York City. She was trained in medical acupuncture with the American College of Acupuncture and the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China. As a member of the prestigeous first class of U.S. physicians, she achieved certification in clinical homeopathy by the Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy. Dr. Wade maintains active board-certification in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine and has been chosen as a “Best of Atlanta” Health and Wellness winner by Atlanta Tribune magazine.
So many of us suffer from low energy, depression, moodiness; poor focus, memory and concentration, indigestion; dry, thin, brittle hair; fluid retention, high cholesterol levels, slow metabolism, or weight gain even though you eat pretty healthy.
In her Just 1 Thing 4 Health Challenge Video, Dr. Yolanda Wade shows how adding these 3 Super Seeds to your daily diet can be a way to boost healthy, plant-based Omega-3s, creating thyroid health that eliminates symptoms, and that Inspires Health from head-to-toe.
When the butterfly shaped gland at the base of your neck is not functioning, you could experience low energy, depression, moodiness; poor focus, memory and concentration; indigestion; dry, thin, brittle hair; fluid retention, high cholesterol levels, slow metabolism, or weight gain even though you eat pretty healthy.
The commonality of symptoms like depression, lack of focus and weight gain cause us to think there are other causes outside of our diets. We know that when we eat nutrient rich foods, these symptoms are eliminated or lessened.
Dr. Wade suggests that just 2 Tbs of one or a combination of all 3 of the “Super Seeds” (chia seeds, whole hemp seeds and ground flax seeds) can cause improvements that we will notice quickly, resulting in our wanting more.
Dr. Wade’s Challenge to you:
Start low and go slow. Start at a ½ Tb of seeds daily for a week. Week 2, go up to 1 full Tb and by the end of the month you will be at 2 Tbs of one or a mixture of these Super Seeds.
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To assist you on your journey, here are some easy to follow steps to help you meet This Week’s Challenge:
Add these 3 Super Seeds to your daily diet to boost your intake of healthy, plant-based Omega-3s, creating thyroid health that eliminates chronic illness symptoms, and Inspires Health.
1. Just 2 tablespoons of Chia Seeds are
…..a. more than 4 milligrams of alpha linolenic acid which is a plant-based omega
…..b. very dense in fiber they’re a great source of protein, and
…..c. their superpower is that they are high in antioxidants that help to clear up oxidation, the rust like degeneration in your body
2. Just 2 tablespoons of Whole Hemp Seeds are
…..a. more than 6,000 milligrams of plant-based Omega-3s
…..b. a great source of fiber and
…..c. gram for gram, their superpower is that they are the most protein rich source of Omega-3s
…..d. able to provide 8 to 10 grams of protein
3. Just 2 tablespoons of Ground Flax Seeds are
…..a. at least 6300 milligrams of plant-based Omega-3s
…..b. high in fiber
…..c. are great source of protein and the superpower for ground flax seeds is that they contain linens lignans, a phytonutrient important to support healthy detoxification and to also promote hormone balance
It just takes 2 tablespoons of one or a mixture of these seeds to get a great source of anti-inflammatory plant-based Omega-3s.
To get these into your diet, if you’re not used to having such nutrient-dense foods in your diet here are a few tips:
1. Start low and go slow
2. Start at a half tablespoon of seeds daily for a week
3. The second week go up to one full tablespoon
4. By the end of the month, you will be at two tablespoons
One or a mixture of these Super Seeds will help to cut down on some of the bloating that may occur as they grow healthy bacteria in your gut.
To get used to this powerhouse of Super Seeds, you can also soak the seeds. They make a very lovely porridge which is actually quite filling. You can serve it cold or hot. You can sprinkle the seeds on a salad or on your veggies. You can also mix them into smoothies.
It’s important to note that the seeds should be stored in a cool dark place. Moisture and chronic heat can destroy the beneficial Omega-3s in these seeds and increase the pro inflammation (the bad types of oils in these seeds).
So, remember to give your thyroid engine high-quality oils in the form of plant-rich Omega-3 seeds; chia, whole hemp and ground flax seeds.
Dr. Yolanda Wade’s Favorites:
-Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life by Dr. Pam Popper
-The China Study by T. Colin Campbell
-How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger
FAVORITE VIDEOS/ FILMS:
-Forks Over Knives
Elements Natural Medicine
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Dr. Dean Ornish
Physician, Researcher, Author, Founder and President of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Dean Ornish has built his reputation on advocating for a lifestyle-driven approach to the control of coronary artery disease (CAD) and other chronic diseases, promoting day-to-day changes that include whole foods, plant- based diets, quitting smoking, moderate exercise, stress management techniques such as yoga and meditation, and psychosocial support.
“We’ve found that when you change your lifestyle, it changes your gene expression.” Dr. Ornish claims, “it turns on your good genes, turns off your bad genes and down-regulates the genes that cause heart disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer.” A plant-based diet paired with moderate exercise, mediation and love, says Dr. Ornish, has the potential to lengthen chromosomes’ telomeres by a significant degree.
Dr. Ornish and his colleagues have been able to prove that lifestyle changes can usher in:
- Slowing, stopping or even reversing the progression of early-stage prostate cancer, and possibly even breast cancer,
- Lengthening telomeres, the ends of our chromosomes that control aging;
- Changing the way genes are expressed, by “turning on” (up-regulating) genes that are protective, and “turning off” (down-regulating) genes that promote heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases;
- Destroying tumors by inhibiting angiogenesis, which is less toxic and expensive than pharmaceutical drugs like Avastin.
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**6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals. Here are 6 health benefits of hemp seeds that are backed up by science.
**The Rising Status of Superfruits and Super Seeds
Although there is no universal standard definition of a super seed or superfruit, they are often described as providing a number of nutrients and possessing a nutritional halo with their reported health benefits that go beyond their nutritional profiles.
**Vegan Actor To Play Aladdin In Highly Anticipated Disney Remake
Vegan actor, Mena Massoud, has also launched his own brand, Evolving Vegan, to help dissolve the tension between vegans and those slowly making the transition. “It’s a difficult thing, changing the way you eat… Evolving Vegan is about encouraging everyone to evolve and turn to a plant-based lifestyle, even if it’s for one day of the week.”
**How To Explain Your Vegan Diet To A Non Supportive Doctor
A top plant-based physician shares useful resources. Dr. Joel Kahn has followed a plant-based diet for many years who is now owner of an award winning plant based restaurant in Ferndale, Michigan.
**Healing Autoimmune Disease with Supermarket Foods
We trigger our genes for illness by the environment of our body, which is created by what we eat. We want to eat to heal by embracing a nourishing plant-based diet, including nutrient-rich plant-based Omega-3s.
**Black Vegan Social Aims To Transition 100,000 People Of Color To Veganism
The online community is dedicated to celebrating and promoting all things black and all things vegan, and aims to reach over 100,000 members by 2020, following the launch of its revolutionary social networking community. Users can create profiles, stroll through the feed to discover vegan content, schedule events, and privately message friends – whilst also attending monthly and quarterly meetups. Founder of the site, GiGi Graham, who turned vegan back in 2017, created Black Vegan Social after realizing vegan culture ‘wasn’t as diverse’ as she had expected, and how ‘beneficial veganism can be for people of color’.
South Africa To Hold Its First Ever Vegan Food Festival
Cape Town will soon become the first city on the entire continent to have a plant-based expo, following the skyrocketing increase in veganism.
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Tips from the Kitchen
-Deliciousness from the Kitchen
**Maple Almond Butter with Chia, Flax and Hamp Seeds
This Maple Almond Butter is made with maple roasted almonds and a hint of vanilla, and made even more nutritious with sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds! You’re going to want to spread this almond butter on everything.
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**Raw Power Protein Balls with cacao, hemp, chia and flax seeds
Here’s a treat for the fan of foods that not only infuse your body with an abundance of nutritional goodness but taste good too.
Whole Food, Plant-Based Resources
Evidence based, medical research, recipes and other resources and stories that will support you on your journey:
**What are the benefits of chia seeds?
Despite their small size, chia seeds are full of important nutrients.
They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium.
**The cardiovascular effects of flaxseed and its omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid
Preventing the occurrence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) with nutritional interventions is a therapeutic strategy that may warrant greater research attention. The increased use of omega (ω)-3 fatty acids is a powerful example of one such nutritional strategy that may produce significant cardiovascular benefits.
*Does ground flaxseed have more health benefits than whole flaxseed?
Most nutrition experts recommend ground over whole flaxseed because the ground form is easier to digest. Whole flaxseed may pass through your intestine undigested, which means you won’t get all the benefits.
**Consumption of Plant Seeds and Cardiovascular Health: Epidemiologic and Clinical Trial Evidence
In the last decade a large body of scientific evidence has been built on the beneficial effects of increasing consumption of plant seeds and derived products on various health outcomes.
**Flaxseed A Review of Health Benefits
Flax (Linum usitatissimum) is a blue flowering crop that produces small, flat seeds ranging in color from golden yellow to reddish brown. Most of the benefits reported from flaxseed consumption are believed to be due to the following three important components found in flaxseeds, α-linolenic acid (ALA), lignans, and fiber.
**Which Are Better: Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds?
In this video, Dr. Michael Greger discusses the effect chia seeds have on weight loss, blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and inflammation.
**Super Salad With Garlic Caesar Dressing & Hemp Hearts
Add bite-sized dices of steamed or sautéed tempeh and rich in Omega-3 hemp hearts to this salad for a pretty perfect entrée.
**Berry Chocolate Chia Pudding
Avocado and almond butter add richness to this chocolaty pudding. Add the chia seeds and increase your Pudding Power!
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