F2FHQ 062 - Andrea Beaman on Thyroid Health and Food as Medicine

Can we take back our health?  Yes!!  Andrea Beaman joins Carol to explain how and to inspire us to continue down this REAL FOOD road we are trying to navigate.  You’ll love her common sense approach to eating and living.  “Our bodies know what to do.” Listen in to hear how Andrea healed herself and how she can help us get to a healthier, happier place as well.

Welcome to the Fat2FitHQ podcast. I’m your host, Carol Salva from the Firearms Radio Network.  In this podcast we are chronicling our journeys from Fat to Fit.  We talk about pursuing a healthier lifestyle not only in diet, but in all areas of life.


Andrea Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, thyroid expert, author, and television host dedicated to alternative healing and sustainable living. Andrea was recently voted by Greatist.com as one of the top 100 most influential health and fitness experts in 2012. She was a featured contestant on Bravo’s hit reality TV show, Top Chef (season 1) and is a regularly featured food and health expert on CBS News, and is the host of the Award Nominated, Fed UP! A cooking show that educates guests and viewers how to cook for, and cure, bodily ailments. She maintains www.AndreaBeaman.com, her personal website that offers recipes, video blogs, food tips, holistic health coaching, books, DVD’s, and inspiring health-related content.

Andrea is the author of The Whole Truth – How I Naturally Reclaimed My Health, and You Can Too! and The Eating and Recipe Guide – Better Food, Better Health, and Health is Wealth – Make a Delicious Investment in You! Through her books, DVD’s and classes, Andrea makes learning about health, food, and positive lifestyle activities, an uplifting experience.

All things Andrea Beaman: www.andreabeaman.com

Andrea’s thyroid history and goiter photos:


Andrea mentions Maine Coast Sea Vegtables

Andrea’s Books: http://store.andreabeaman.com/Books_c_1.html

Article sent by Chris Tinder:  http://gawkish.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/three-nutrition-lessons-explained-by-dessert/


TEAM FRN is building!!  Team members: Jack Templin, Aaron Krieger (We Like Shooting Podcast), Lisa Jarmon, Scott Anderson, Stacy Knickerboker, Cynthia Krom, Zeke Stout and Lefthand have all joined me in putting down our money and forming TEAM FRN.  Who will be next?  Will it be you??  Join us!

Date:  June 7th, 2014


Shoes that we love for mud runs:

Women's Vivobarefoot Trail shoe

Men's Vivobarefoot Trail shoe



Fat2FitHQ Myfitnesspal group

Official Fat2Fit-Biters Site

Fat2Fit HQ Sparkteam

www.myfitnesspal.com/akrieger12 (from We Like Shooting podcast)

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/shawnherrin (From We Like Shooting podcast)

www.myfitnesspal.com/zekestout (from Talking Lead podcast)


From Chris Tinder:  Checking in with my favorite fitness podcast.  I drank the kool-aid (or...preworkout...whatever) that is Crossfit.  I was on the /r/crossfit subreddit when I saw this blog entry.  It's about nutrition and balance.  I thought it was hilarious and wanted to share.


And I thought I'd include my favorite line about how some people think while doing paleo:

"Eating bacon wrapped steak fried in coconut oil every meal is probably the most awesome and least creative fantasy I can come up with, but it’s not really conducive to a long-term plan for healthy living."

Keep it healthy!  - Chris

Thanks for this article and the quote Chris.  It is great to hear from you again.  And even more cool that we are all hooked up on Myfitnesspal.  Great to have you in a group of other health-conscious individuals that are trying to live real life.  I want  you to know that I am now moved to make myself a bacon wrapped steak fried in coconut oil.  YOUR FAULT.  LOL.   See ya on MFP!  - Carol iTUNES!

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