SUP 040: Michelle Hoover on Hashimoto’s, AIP, and Heavy Metal Toxicity

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

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4:00 – What we can’t travel without, Somnifix!

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8:50- Christina’s Paleo Women Lifestyle Program!

In this program, you’ll receive video lectures, audio lectures, and PDFs that cover everything you need to know about health and wellness – nutrition, macronutrients, exercise, stress management, optimizing sleep, body image, balancing hormones, staying healthy in social situations, the top health mistakes women make, and more. The program can be done entirely at your own pace and if you want you can always join the group for more access!

14:00- Announcing our SUP RETREAT!!

The SUP Retreat in Austin, Texas in August 2018!

The retreat will be from August 10th through the 12th. We will be doing workshops on nutrition, mindset, eating and cooking Paleo, go on walks and hikes, Q&A sessions and much more! We will be also sponsored by some of our favorite Paleo products that you will get in your goody bags! It will be the perfect way to connect with the Paleo community and make Paleo friends.

Sign up during May for a lower rate and grab your ticket now because spots are limited! Check it out at 

16:30- Introducing our guest Michelle Hoover! She is the author of the blog Unbound Wellness and podcast Unbound Healing. She is an expert in AIP, Hashimoto Space and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to nutrition.

Check out Kara and Michelle’s 3 part Healing With Nutrition workshop at Brewed & Pressed!

19:30- Interview with Michelle Hoover!

23:30- Michelle’s health struggles

43:00- Addressing Hashimotos

55:00- How long should you wait to test out night shades again if you are AIP

58:30- Michelle’s issues with heavy metal toxicity

1:03:20- How long it takes to detox heavy metals

1:12:00- Carbohydrates with Hashimotos

1:17:00- What is a low carb diet?

1:21:00- Addressing the stress factor for Hashimotos

Check out Michelle’s blog Unbound Wellness and podcast Unbound Healing.