Andrea Beaman did not always eat so well. Microwave dinners and toaster pizzas were on the menu. Eventually she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Also her dear mom had breast cancer that had spread, and she was given not long to live. In looking for solutions for her mom, she turned to whole foods and healthy mindset.
Two books that inspired her in those early days are:
Physician Heal Thyself by Hugh Faulkner
The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
Andrea later went on to be on the first season of Top Chef, after being encouraged by one of her cooking students. Andrea did not own a TV, and had no idea what she was getting into, so it turned into quite an adventure!
Some of Andrea's many get quotes:
"Autoimmunity can be healed."
"Don’t wait till you’re in the grave to make a change."
"Cooking at home and feeding others is so valuable."
On pesticides..."the difference between the bug and us is size."
"This century is about thyroid. 50 years of women not eating fat, not getting minerals carried by fat got us here."
"I value the doctors. If I go outside and get hit by a bus, please take me to the doctor, don't take me to the health food store."
"Fad diets are always missing some food group."
Vegans- Get adrenal exhaustion
Paleo- Missing starches needed for microbiome, which backs up liver. Starches feed the mitochondria.
Nourishing Thyroid Health is Andrea's online educational program on the thyroid. Learn about:
Please check out the program here: https://tinyurl.com/thyroid123
Andrea's Top Five Take-aways:
Andrea and I also recorded a short video on youtube that is super fun. You can access it below, for your own mini-cooking lesson with Andrea.
Cooking with Sea Vegetables, Brewing Up Herbs
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