Thyroid Health, Motion Sickness, & Smoothie Essentials - Goodness Me!

Thyroid Health, Motion Sickness, & Smoothie Essentials


Spring is here! The sun is out, and days are getting warmer. Janet and Emily are celebrating the fresh start of spring by welcoming a new baby into their family! It is always so exciting welcoming a new baby into this world. Janet and Emily also touch on world sleep day, which is a day where we reflect on the important of sleep. Sometimes we just need a reminder that we need sleep to function in our day to day lives!

First Segment: Trending Topics
8:11 – 17:24

On this week’s episode, Janet and Emily are discussing thyroid health. A large percentage of women have or had issues with their thyroid. Janet and Emily discuss the symptoms of thyroid which include weight loss or gain, change in the texture of your hair or nails, energy levels, and many more. They also touch on how testing your thyroid is important because the thyroid can mirror many other illnesses and diseases. Stick around until the end of the segment because Janet and Emily also share how to test your thyroid, and share some tips on getting your thyroid health under control.

Second Segment: Questions from Listeners
15:35 – 21:15

Question #1

Rhonda asks, “Hi Janet and Emily – For my job I have to commute to a city that is over an hour away. Recently I have noticed that I’ve been getting car sick. I start to feel very nauseous about half way through my drive. Any idea what this could be? Can I do anything to help myself? Thanks!”

Emily Says:

  • A go-to is ginger – may be a good idea to take a ginger capsule before your commute
  • Motion Sickness homeopathic pellets also work very well, they just dissolve in your mouth

Janet says:

  • Nausea in the morning can be a lack of probiotic bacteria in the gut
  • Increasing the good bacteria with a supplement or fermented foods may help
  • Nat Phos helps neutralize acidity and also helps with nausea

Question #2

Dawn asks, “Hi ladies! I drink a smoothie every day for breakfast. For me, it’s simple breakfast that keeps me satisfied until lunch. While I love my smoothies, I’ve been drinking the same one for over 6 months and I am getting bored of it! My current smoothie is banana, raspberries, a handful of spinach, almond milk, and a scoop of vanilla protein. Any smoothies you can recommend so I can mix it up a little? Thank you in advance.

Emily Says:

  • It’s great that you’re including vegetables in you smoothie
  • Other vegetables you could incorporate are avocados and zucchini
  • For a different source of protein – try hemp hearts!
  • Or switch up your fruit by trying a berry mix instead of banana

Janet Says:

  • Make sure that you’re getting enough fat!
  • Some good fats to add to your smoothie are hemp hearts, coconut oil, MCT oil or powder, Udo’s oil, or nut butter
  • Collagen powder or high quality egg yolks are also a good option!
  • Find three smoothie recipes that you really love and then rotate them!

What’s For Dinner
21:16 – 24:39

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder With Fennel And Apple

  • 3-4 pounds (1.8 to 2.2 kg) boneless pork shoulder, sinew and excess fat (beyond 1/4 inch) trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 2 Tbsp packed, fresh thyme leaves, lightly chopped, or 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, lightly chopped or 1 TBSP dried
  • 4 medium garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • 4 medium good cooking apples, organic ambrosia
  • 2 medium yellow onion
  • 1 small bulb of fennel
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) dry white wine (can sub water, or even half water half white wine vinegar!)
  1. Take the garlic, fennel seeds, rosemary, thyme, salt and puree in mortar and pestle OR food processor, add a couple tbsp of olive oil to the herbs and rub all over pork shoulder, you can let this sit for up to two days or just do the day of.
  2. Roughly chop fennel bulb and onions into large chunks. Peel and slice apples, lay in bottom of an oven proof dish.
  3. Place the roast on top and put into preheated oven at 450 for 30 mins, take the roast out and cover with tin foil and put back in the over that has been turn down to 325 for 2.5 hours.
  4. Take out and let sit for up to an hour (or even more!) before serving. Pull beautiful chunks of meat off and top with onion, fennel and apple mixture! Serve with a nice salad like a green salad or cabbage.

Optional: serve topped with fresh minced cilantro or green onions.

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