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RHR: Do Raw Vegetables Hurt Your Thyroid Health?


A goitrogen is a substance that suppresses the function of the thyroid gland by inhibiting iodine uptake, and these things are called goitrogens because they tend to cause goiter, which is a swelling of the thyroid gland. Some foods have been shown to be goitrogenic when they're eaten in excess or if the person's background intake of iodine is low. These are things like cassava,… Read More

Recipe: Fried Yuca Wedges


This post is sponsored by the Paleo Recipe Generator, which features over 700 Paleo recipes personalized to meet your unique needs. We simply love the taste and texture of these thickly cut fries. Type of dish: Side Dish Equipment: Large pot, small saucepan, baking sheet Oven Temp: 400°F/200°C/Gas 6 Ingredients: 2 medium yuca (cassava) roots (about 6-8 inches long each) 3 - 4 TB duck… Read More

Is All Sugar Created Equal?


You’ve probably heard it countless times, especially in low-carb circles: sugar is sugar is sugar. This is true in principle - the glucose, fructose, and sucrose found in table sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are the same molecules as the glucose, fructose, and sucrose in honey, fruit, and starchy vegetables. But when it comes to the way your body uses these sugars, these… Read More