*I'm not a doctor, nutritionist, or any kind of medical professional. None of this is medical advice. Always seek advice from your doctor before changing your diet and/or healing routine. I am just a human sharing my experience with this protocol.
Should you be eating your beans with fats?
Some us on the Bean Protocol should be combining our beans with fats and others need to time when we eat our fats to be sure it isn't near our beans. But why? And which is right for you?
I am NOT an expert but this is my understanding of why some should combine and some shouldn't.
If you are lacking in hormones, eat your beans with fats.
I have hypothyroidism. I lack thyroid hormones. Since I have this ongoing lack of thyroid hormones, I combine my beans with fats before I consume them. I do this so the beans don't take too many hormones out of my body with each dose. I think of it as a more gentle version of the bean protocol.
If you have too many hormones, eat your fats away from your beans.
Maybe you have PCOS and too much testosterone. Or hyperthyroidism with too many thyroid hormones. Or simply an overproduction of stress hormones from adrenal fatigue. These are the times to keep those beans away from your fats. That way the beans can collect as many extra hormones as possible and shuffle them out of your system.
Some of you, like me, will overproduce certain hormones and under produce others.
That's why I am treating the underproducing hormones first by supporting my thyroid with iodized salt and eating my beans with fats. Then, once my thyroid has healed, I'm going to tackle my stress hormone over production by shifting my beans away from fats.
So, there it is!
I hope that helped some of you understand which method may be best for you. And, if you have information and insights on this, please comment below.
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