Episode - Deep Dive into Nutrition and Thyroid Health with Megan Lyons

EPISODE 140

Deep Dive into Nutrition and Thyroid Health with Megan Lyons

“Nutrition and health in general are only successful when they’re sustainable.” – Megan Lyons

When it comes to nutrition and thyroid health, it’s essential to build a strong foundation that nourishes the body. That means including the various antioxidants, polyphenols, and other good chemicals from plants alongside high-quality, healthy fats essential for hormone production.

Beyond the basics, your mindset is a powerful factor in nutrition and healing. Rather than thinking about your diet as something restrictive or that your body is working against you, try to reframe it as being empowered with the knowledge that helps you feel your best. Listen to how you speak to yourself and try to be kind to your body.

Today, I’m joined by Megan Lyons, a sought-after health & wellness expert who is deeply passionate about inspiring others to feel their healthiest and happiest. Megan is a Harvard graduate, MBA, and former management consultant who left the business world to follow her passion for wellness by opening The Lyons’ Share Wellness in 2014.

In this conversation, Megan and I discuss the relationship between nutrition and thyroid health, the benefits of antioxidants, healthy fats, and proteins, concerns about goitrogens in cruciferous vegetables, phytoestrogens in soy, whether a gluten-free diet is necessary for thyroid patients, the impact of oxalates, Megan’s perspective on natural sweeteners, and more. Enjoy the episode!

 

About Megan Lyons

Megan Lyons is a sought-after health & wellness expert who is deeply passionate about inspiring others to feel their healthiest and happiest. Megan is a Harvard graduate, MBA, and former management consultant who left the business world to follow her passion for wellness by opening The Lyons’ Share Wellness in 2014. Since then, she’s earned a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition, and become Double Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition, and has amassed over 10,000 hours of 1-to-1 nutrition consulting with clients internationally. Megan runs a top podcast on health and wellness, “Wellness Your Way with Megan Lyons.” Her Revitalize Health Accelerator is a community of health-minded individuals looking to continuously uplevel their health and wellness.

 

During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Megan’s journey as a lifelong high-achiever shifting from an unhealthy lifestyle to becoming a nutrition expert
  • Nutritious foods that most people would benefit from having as a foundation
  • Foods that Megan recommends particularly to people dealing with thyroid conditions
  • The benefits of bone broth – whether homemade or not
  • Controversy surrounding cruciferous vegetables and thyroid health
  • Perspectives on the risks and benefits of soy in its different forms
  • Why a period of being completely gluten-free is often essential for healing
  • Limiting coffee consumption in your initial thyroid healing period
  • What you need to know about dairy and how Megan approaches dairy consumption herself
  • The need for variety and moderation in the foods we eat
  • Why most people don’t need to be concerned about overconsuming fruits
  • Megan’s perspective on natural sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit
  • Taking an individualized approach to intermittent fasting and the importance of listening to the body
  • Benefits and the possible downside of using continuous glucose monitors
  • Eating to support your adrenal health
  • Megan’s 8-minute WAKEUPGO morning routine
  • How a positive mindset can help to empower you in your health and nutrition

 

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