“We must save the recipes that protect the iron health of our grandfathers”

this nobe bookstoreIntroduced the book “Hypothyroidism, how to overcome fatigue, difficulty losing weight and other symptoms” From a Pharmacy, Nutrition and Dietetics specialist Emil Lopez Vietez.

– Often? hypothyroidism?

-Yes, especially affecting almost 10% of the population 9.9% of Spaniards thyroid dysfunction. It is one quarter more common in women..

-What symptoms should make us suspect we may have this problem?

-Generally often there is fatigue, weight gain for no apparent reason, brittle hair and nails, colds, difficulty conceiving, anemia, constipation.. Sometimes other autoimmune diseases also occur.

Hypothyroidism affects almost 10% of the population, especially 9.9% of Hispanics have thyroid dysfunction. It is one quarter more common in women.




– Can it be corrected with diet?

– Yes if it is at the beginning of the pathology or when the diagnosis of subclinical hypothyroidism is made. In these cases Diet helps compensate for symptoms, even if you have been diagnosed with autoimmune hypothyroidism with Hashimoto’s disease. and have a better quality of life.

–As a general rule, do we eat badly?

-Yes, We are losing so much of the Mediterranean-Atlantic diet pattern that we had in Galicia., and we are moving towards a more global diet with less fresh and seasonal food and more processed food. Culinary skills are disappearing and new generations are often turning to home delivery platforms for processed foods. This causes the anti-inflammatory capacity, the immune system to be affected and diseases to appear earlier. Adding to the fact that we have a more stressful and sedentary lifestyle, having a worse quality of life is a total storm for the emergence of chronic and degenerative diseases..

We are losing the very beneficial Atlantic-Mediterranean diet model we had in Galicia and moving towards a more global diet with less fresh and seasonal food and more processed food. Culinary skills are disappearing


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Do we have to go back to the kitchen?

The ideal is to return to our grandmothers’ kitchen.to benefit from fresh seasonal products, not very detailed recipes, and to restore the Atlantic-Mediterranean recipes that basically protect the iron health of our elders.

– Is healthy eating too expensive?

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to eat well.. there is food inside Shopping cartThe issue of minimum monthly baskets, such as whole grains or legumes, which are now very inexpensive and can provide an energy base, is at the forefront. We need to complement these with fresh products such as seasonal fruits and vegetables.more economically reasonable and nutritionally more complete. We should not forget the quality protein, the most economical ones include milk, eggs, poultry, frozen fish and canned food. With this minimal basic basket, we can feed our family right, healthy and tasty without spending a lot of money on junk food.

In the shopping cart, which is now very prominent in terms of monthly minimum baskets, there are foods such as whole grains or legumes that are very cheap and can provide an energy base.


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– Are supplements helpful?

– We must analyze each particular case. If the person is exposed to a lot of stress from work or even sports, such as in day-to-day training occupations or amateurs, they are more likely to have some deficiencies.. Or a woman with very heavy periods may also need iron supplements or iodine and folic acid supplements during pregnancy. For example, there are critical times when supplements are used to prevent spina bifida.

– We know more and more about the relationship between our diet and our mental health…

-Yes, there really is a two-way connection between the nervous and digestive systems, emotions affect stomach and intestinal pathologies, and conversely, a correct microbiota, previously called intestinal flora, also activates the secretion of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and stabilizes the correct functioning of the immune system. It helps to have greater emotional well-being and a better immune system.

Miracle diets do not improve health, always have a rebound effect, are not socially compatible, and can cause eating disorders such as binge eating.


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– Ketogenic diet, dissociated, intermittent fasting… what do you recommend?

-After all, the best advice is common sense, Do nothing that promises to achieve very appetizing results without effort, because it will ultimately cause health problems such as high cholesterol, gallstones, pancreatitis from very aggressive protein diets, as well as fatigue, hair loss or brittle nails.. They don’t work in the medium term either because basal metabolism becomes frugal, adjusts downward and the body gets used to the lower calorie intake that it’s mortgaged for the future because it produces early menopause or early hypothyroidism, and then eating the same thing will make you fat. Miracle diets do not improve health, always have a rebound effect, are not socially compatible, and can cause eating behavior disorders such as binge eating.

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