SUP 021: Understanding Ingredient Labels and Low Thyroid Remedies

Welcome back to Straight Up Paleo, where Christina Rice and Kara Halderman answer all of your health questions…straight up.

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2:00 – Updateas

4:30 – The Chinese Restaurant Effect

11:30 – Christina’s stomach updates!

13:30 – Kara’s health updates!

15:11 – Controversy of bioidentical hormone replacements

19:40 – Sign up for Kara’s Monday Montra Newsletter at!

24:30 – Identifying healthy products and reading labels

27:40 – Thoughts on the different types of sugar

31:00 – Thoughts on gums

33:20 – What are “natural flavors”

37:50 – Sunflower vs. Safflower oil

42:10 – Product/Food brands that we love and recommend

46:00 – Advice on hormone problems and dealing with hypothyroidism

57:30 – Thoughts on Iodine suppliments

59:45 – Using essential oils for helping thyroid levels

1:03:40 – Goitrogenic foods

1:05:30 – Carbs and thyroid issues

1:08:50 – Mindset on thyroid issues

1:12:00 – Don’t forget to join our Straight Up Paleo Pals Facebook Group to chat and ask questions!Send in questions at, our email, or our Facebook page!

Christina’s latest ebook, #NoSugarNoProblems: A Lovely Collection of Paleo Sweetener-Free Desserts, is now available! This ebook is filled with 30 paleo desserts (with plenty of vegan options) that are free of all sugar and sugar substitutes – cookies, brownies, cupcakes, puddings, milkshakes, cheesecake, cream pie, and more! No sugar, no stevia, no xylitol, no maple syrup, no honey, no erythritol, no bananas, and no dates! This is perfect for anyone who is on the Candida diet, ketogenic, low-carb, diabetic, low-FODMAP, paleo, primal, vegetarian, vegan, or just looking to limit their sugar intake! You can get your copy at under “ebooks” or at Use the code “straightuppaleo” for 20% off!

Are you in the Dallas area and looking for a private holistic chef to provide you with delicious, beautiful meals?! Email Kara at to learn more about her private chef services!

If you want to snag Christina and Kayleigh’s holiday ebook, head to or! Use the code “straightuppaleo” for 20% off at checkout! Gratitude: A Healthy Holiday Guide for a Paleo Thanksgiving has everything you’ll need for a stress-free, delicious holiday season! There are over 20 delicious paleo recipes inside (and most are vegan), a holiday planning checklist and calendar, and a ton of written content with tips on digestion, how to deal with family drama, what to do about holiday treats, how to exercise, the holiday mindset, and more!

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group, Straight Up Paleo Pals!

You can find Christina at, @addicted_to_lovely on Instagram, and on the Actually Adultish Podcast. You can also email her at for consultations.

You can find Kara at, @kara_boutit on Instagram and you can also email her at for consultations.