“The Essential Thyroid Cookbook: Over 100 Nourishing Recipes for Thriving with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s,” by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Lisa Markley, hit five Amazon best seller lists on its publication date of September 19, 2017. The print book garnered the #1 spot on the Hot New Release list in Whole Foods Diet. It also became top 10 bestseller in Whole Foods, Thyroid Conditions, and Immune Systems. The Kindle version climbed to #2 in Endocrine System and #9 in Healthy Diet.
The book is co-authored by Jill Grunewald, HNC, an Integrative Nutrition and Hormone Coach and thyroid health and autoimmunity specialist.
Markley and Grunewald have created a groundbreaking cookbook for those with Hashimoto’s (autoimmune hypothyroidism). This long-awaited volume is a book within a cookbook—it contains a rigorously researched, scientifically supported educational component and over 100 mouthwatering, “food as medicine” recipes geared toward the home cook.
It is estimated that 20 million Americans currently suffer from some form of thyroid disease and up to 60 percent are unaware of their condition. Hashimoto’s, a form of underactive thyroid called hypothyroidism, is the most common autoimmune disease. Markley’s mission is to help those with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism reclaim their health using whole foods nutrition and targeted Hashimoto’s diet recipes.
Markley states, “A healthy thyroid is essential for optimal metabolism, energy production, and even how we function cognitively and feel emotionally. The thyroid gland is highly nutrient dependent; however nutrition is unfortunately often overlooked as an impactful therapy to support healthy thyroid function. Even with good intentions, many people struggle with eating healthfully (due to time constraints or lack of kitchen know-how), making nutritional deficiencies common. We created this cookbook as a way to help people connect the dots between the specific nutrients that drive healthy thyroid and immune function and healthful, yet delicious recipes featuring common, everyday foods that deliver these nutrients.”
The renowned Frank Lipman, MD states, “Jill and Lisa have made The Essential Thyroid Cookbook as beautiful as it is beneficial for those with hypothyroidism. It respects and honors that each of us has different journeys, experiences, and preferences, and it’s a must-have for anyone with Hashimoto’s.”
To learn more about the cookbook and Markley, visit https://thyroidcookbook.com/
About Lisa Markley, MS, RDN
Lisa Markley, MS, RDN is a dietitian and culinary nutrition expert with diverse experience in integrative nutrition, clinical counseling, clinical research, and community wellness. As a seasoned culinary educator and recipe developer, she translates nutrition science to the plate using health-supportive ingredients prepared with peak flavor, seasonality, and nutrient density in mind.
Markley knows first-hand the struggles of chronic illness and Hashimoto’s and has successfully utilized therapeutic nutrition and Functional Medicine to heal. She’s passionate about sharing her kitchen wisdom and food-as-medicine recipes to empower others to become advocates for their own health through harnessing the healing power of whole foods nutrition.