Heather Dessinger, Mommypotamus
Thyroid Nation

Heather shows us how to improve our thyroid health with fermented radishes in the recipe below.

Did you know that black and red radishes have long been used in Russia to treat both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism? It’s true! Radishes contain a compound, raphanin, which helps the thyroid keep the production of two key hormones (thyroxine and calcitonin) in balance. When adequate levels of raphanin are circulating in the blood, the thyroid is less likely to overproduce or underproduce these hormones. (source1, source2, source3)

Fermented Radishes With Garlic 


  • 3 1/2 cups radishes
  • sliced 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons unrefined sea salt
  • 4 cups filtered water

Radishes for thyroid support! (

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About the Author

Heather-mommypotamusHeather Dessinger, the Mommypotamus. This is where you read a little about me, so here goes: I’m a mom. I have three beautiful children that were born in water in my living room. You can read their stories herehere, and here. I’m a researcher. Questioning the status quo comes naturally to me, which is why I rely on evidence-based research to guide my decisions on food, vaccinations, birth,  full-term breastfeeding and a bunch of other topics. Why do I write this blog, Mommypotamus.comYou may have noticed when I introduced myself that I’m not a doctor or certified nutritionist. There are no special letters behind my name. I’m just a mom that’s passionate about nourishing my family in every way possible. Read more of Heather’s amazing story here. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Pinterest.

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