Episode - Which Ingredients Can Trigger Thyroid Autoimmunity?


Which Ingredients Can Trigger Thyroid Autoimmunity?

“It’s never too late to change your diet and lifestyle.” Mira Dessy

From disguised ingredients to misleading labeling requirements, deciphering ingredient labels can feel like a mammoth task. Even when they’re honest and detailed, who can keep track of all the ingredients and know what they do to your body?

Today, I’m super excited to be joined by Mira Dessy, The Ingredient Guru and author of The Pantry Principle: How To Read The Label And Understand What’s Really In Your Food. Mira believes it’s not just about what you eat but what’s in what you eat. She teaches clients how to navigate the grocery store’s packaged food stock, decipher confusing food labels, and find real food solutions for chronic health issues.

In this conversation, we discussed how Mira became known as the Ingredient Guru, the importance of being aware of what’s in our food, how to understand food labels, the harmful ingredients you should avoid, how to start taking unhealthy foods out of your diet, and more. Enjoy the episode!


During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Mira’s journey to becoming The Ingredient Guru
  • The benefits of ingredient awareness for those with autoimmune conditions
  • Differences in ingredient standards between the United States and other countries
  • Front of package labeling and tactics used by food companies to hide ingredients
  • The truth behind “natural” labels
  • Ingredients to be mindful of for autoimmune health
  • The impact of sugar on gut health and autoimmune conditions
  • Why it’s essential to read ingredient labels so you can make informed choices
  • Hidden sources of gluten and how to avoid them
  • How to take toxic ingredients out of your diet gradually
  • Limitations of grocery stores in providing perfect ingredients
  • Mira’s book and how it helps readers decipher food labels
  • Deviating after making healthier changes
  • Resources for becoming better educated in reading labels
  • The potential health impact of ingredients like BPA and carrageenan
  • Trader Joe’s labeling practices, specifically regarding non-GMO claims


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