Optimizing your health starts with food.
I’m Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD.
I’m a Hashimoto’s patient, pharmacist and author of the NY Times Bestselling Patient Guide, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, the #1 NY Times Bestseller, Hashimoto’s Protocol, Adrenal Transformation Protocol, and the Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology cookbook. After my initial diagnosis in 2009, I was surprised by the lack of knowledge about lifestyle interventions for autoimmune conditions. Over the last several years, I’ve been researching the most innovative treatments and put my own autoimmune condition into remission. I’ve learned that by eliminating food sensitivities that irritate the gut, and by eating more nutrient-dense foods, we can create an internal environment focused on healing, and help calm the immune system.
Optimizing my diet radically changed my life. Within three days of removing reactive foods, my acid reflux, chronic cough, bloating and irritable bowel syndrome disappeared. Pain and fatigue subsided within a few weeks, and further tweaking helped clear my skin, grow back my hair and reduce the autoimmune attack on my thyroid gland.
Like many people with autoimmune disease, I suffered from debilitating fatigue, hair loss, stomach pain, coldness, brain fog, acid reflux, and a countless list of other symptoms, until I took charge of my own health. Optimizing our health starts with the food we eat. I hope the Root Cause Recipes not only inspire you, but empower you to take charge of your health and feel better.
Did you know that what you eat can make a big difference in your thyroid symptoms?
Our fast-paced, 21st-century lifestyles often make us feel like it’s a no-brainer to grab a sub or microwave dinner on the go. We think it affords us more time, but does it really? Unfortunately, our convenience diets are affecting our health, and instead of having more of that time we always dream about, we feel terrible, are too tired to engage, and many of us experience countless symptoms.
In the United States, obesity and chronic health conditions have become significant concerns, affecting millions of Americans. According to recent statistics, over 40 percent of adults in the U.S. are classified as obese.
This epidemic not only contributes to physical health challenges, but also increases the prevalence of chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and autoimmunity.
Processed and inflammatory foods are a huge driver in this epidemic, and it’s kind of crazy to me, but when people see others eating “real foods”, they label this as “dieting”. How did processed foods become so prevalent?
I once heard someone say that if you want the standard Western diseases, you should eat the standard Western diet, and I couldn’t agree more!
Through my own health journey and 10+ years of research, I’ve found that optimizing nutrition makes a huge difference in how we feel, look and function.
For me personally, changing my diet helped me ditch carpal tunnel, joint pain, irritability, IBS, and GERD symptoms – within just three days. I had been taking multiple acid-suppressing medications for the reflux, and pain relievers for the carpal tunnel and joint pain, yet none of my Western doctors had suggested making dietary changes!
It’s pretty wild, but whether you have Hashimoto’s (hypothyroidism), Graves’ disease (hyperthyroidism), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, fibromyalgia, or one of the countless other autoimmune conditions, optimizing your health starts with food.
I’ve found that just about every person with Hashimoto’s has food sensitivities, and most people experience a dramatic reduction in symptoms after identifying and eliminating reactive foods from their diet. Some will also see a significant reduction in thyroid antibodies. An additional subset of people will be able to get their Hashimoto’s into complete remission, just by getting off the foods they react to!
In fact, in a survey I conducted of over 2,000 people with Hashimoto’s, 88 percent of people reported that they felt better gluten free, and up to 33 percent saw a reduction in thyroid antibodies with the removal of gluten. Furthermore, 81 percent of people reported feeling better following a grain free and Paleo diet. An additional 79 percent of people felt better off dairy, and another 63 percent felt better without soy. Those are some pretty impressive statistics!
When we eat food we are sensitive to, our body gets the signal that we can’t digest and absorb key nutrients. Our body thinks we are starving or nutritionally depleted. When we eat processed foods, our body once again gets this signal.
These messages to our immune system trigger that it is time to slow down our metabolism in order to conserve limited nutritional resources. And since resources appear to be scarce, it’s not a good time to be fertile, so time to shut down one’s libido as well!
Our body is trying to survive given the world around us.
In thinking about this simple concept, I felt it explained so much. I call it the Izabella Wentz Safety Theory on autoimmune thyroid disease. It could explain how cavemen adapted to times when food and resources were scarce. Their physiology adapted in response to the “alert” messages they were receiving from their bodies. They went into a conservation mode, and that helped them survive.
What is the best way to conserve resources? Slow metabolism, of course! That way, a person can survive with eating fewer calories. How do you slow down metabolism? One great way is to slow down thyroid function. How do we achieve slowing down thyroid function?
One of the easiest ways to recover from thyroid symptoms is to start sending safety signals to your own body, through the right diet. By eating foods that are nourishing and easy to digest, your body can register that food is abundant and that you do not need to conserve resources. In some cases, changing to the right diet can switch on your metabolism and completely switch off the autoimmune attack on the thyroid!
But what is the right diet for people with Hashimoto’s?
Unfortunately, there is no single “perfect” diet that will work well for everyone, as everyone’s “safety signals” are impacted by their unique genetics and a variety of other factors.
The best diet for any given person will depend on what food sensitivities they have, as well as if they’re having issues with blood sugar, undergoing chronic stress, or dealing with infections or toxin exposures. Additionally, how your body interprets those safety signals will depend on your gut health and your ability to digest and absorb key nutrients. It is very individualized.
While there isn’t a single perfect diet, there are elements of a perfect diet that do work well for most people, and those include:
- Removing triggering/reactive foods
- Eating healing foods
- Replenishing nutrients
The cavemen actually seem to have gotten much of this right. Their diet was very focused on nutrient-dense foods, and they didn’t consume triggering foods (well, to be frank, they didn’t have pesticides, antibiotic and hormone-laden foods, and GMOs; nor did they have gluten, refined grains, or other processed foods!).
This is why I am a proponent of a caveman/cavewoman-like diet for Hashimoto’s, known as the Paleo diet (as well as the advanced variation, the Autoimmune Paleo diet, for people with a lot of symptoms).
Imagine a day free from chronic pain, GI distress, fatigue, or anxiety… this can be your new reality when you eliminate the foods that your body is reacting to, and load up on the foods that nourish and heal. It happened for me, and that’s why I’m so passionate about sharing the power of using food to heal your body!
But I get it; it can be hard to figure out what to eat when you have to sift through a list of foods to avoid. Sometimes you may stumble upon delicious AND nutrient-dense recipes in books or off the internet, only to discover they’re not thyroid-friendly and must be modified to your special dietary needs!
Plus, life can be incredibly busy. When you’re already feeling the fatigue, finding time to plan, prep and cook for yourself and your family, feels like a full-time job! Add in work and other activities, and it’s downright overwhelming. Believe me; I’ve walked in your shoes, and I know how you feel, which is why I’ve created The Root Cause Recipes.
I want to make it easy for you, so I’ve created weekly meal plans that omit the most common food sensitivities for those with Hashimoto’s and autoimmune disease, to make meal prep as EASY as possible!
After all, if we fail to plan, we plan to fail!
The meal plans come with specific directions for easy to make and healthy recipes, plus shopping lists for each week. The Root Cause recipes arrive to you in downloadable and printable eBooks, and eliminate the hassle of finding what’s best to eat. There are both Paleo and Autoimmune Paleo options available, as these are two of the most helpful diets for Hashimoto’s.
It’s time to start optimizing your health and remove the stress from clean eating.
“The root cause book and recipes changed my life and helped me turn my health around. I was diagnosed then the book came out and I felt like it came out just for me. The recipes helped me navigate all the food sensitivities I experienced with ease! I will forever be grateful for Dr. Wentz!” – Hannah
“The root cause recipes were so helpful in making the plunge of going on an auto immune Paleo diet since I knew it was an important step and healing my gut and feeling better. Easy to follow with common ingredients that most people already have in their house. Meals are satisfying and I don’t feel deprived. I highly recommend this program.” – Eileen
What’s the difference between the Paleo diet and the Autoimmune Paleo diet?
That’s a great question. They sound alike and have similar characteristics.
The traditional Paleo diet eliminates grains and processed foods, and really hones in on nutrient-dense foods like meats, veggies, nuts, seeds, and eggs. About 81 percent of my thyroid community have reported that the Paleo diet made them feel better, and many have seen their thyroid antibodies drop on it!
The historical theory behind the health benefits of a Paleo diet is that the digestive systems of humans have not had sufficient time to adapt to today’s farming practices, or to the ingredients and chemicals in modern processed foods, since the time of our Paleolithic ancestors. The theory blames the rise in chronic diseases, obesity, and allergies, on the agricultural revolution, which added grains and processed foods — as well as toxins — into our diet.
However, some people have found that the Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) diet, which digs past the traditional Paleo diet and also eliminates eggs, nightshades, nuts, and seeds, can be even more helpful. In fact, 75 percent of my thyroid community have reported significant symptom reduction on it, including less joint pain, muscle aches, fatigue, bloating, diarrhea, brain fog, tinnitus, skin rashes, as well as decreased food sensitivities — and almost 40 percent have seen a reduction in thyroid antibodies with the AIP!
For me, as a clinician, the goal of the AIP approach is to help your body reset, nourish itself, and reduce inflammation caused by reactive foods — as well as to help you reconnect to an intuitive way of eating, where (eventually) you will naturally select foods that make you feel better, and avoid those that make you feel worse.
I’ll be honest, it’s hard to implement without some prep work, but it’s worth it. My hope is that my Root Cause Recipes will provide an easy-to-navigate roadmap so that you can thrive in this lifestyle of eating clean and getting better.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the foods included in each meal plan. If you already know the foods you’re sensitive towards, choose the plan that fits your lifestyle. If you’re not sure, or you’re interested in both, order the bundle (plus save $47 + enjoy fantastic bonuses) and see which one works best for you.
ROOT CAUSE PALEO
- All meats
- All vegetables
- All fruit
- Nightshades (except cayenne pepper)
- Root Cause Paleo Protein smoothies (beef protein)
- Root Cause Pea Protein smoothies (pea protein)
- Legumes (except green beans and pea protein)
ROOT CAUSE AUTOIMMUNE
- Most organic vegetables
- Fermented foods
- Most organic meats
- Low-glycemic organic fruits
- Coconut and brown shirataki yam noodles
- Nightshade-free herbs and spices
- Root Cause AI Protein smoothies (beef protein)
Through my Root Cause Recipes, you’ll discover done-for-you recipes that will make juggling food sensitivities and thyroid-friendly foods with meal prep, easy and effortless…
and you’ll get the most nutrient-dense and healing foods your body needs to heal.
“The root cause recipes helped in removing pain I had in my joints, particularly the right elbow. I had also been struggling with tendonitis and that disappeared. I found excess weight dropped very quickly. The recipes were also very helpful to my daughter who had been having health issues but GPs couldn’t establish the reasons.” – Heather S.
Here’s How Root Cause Recipes Works
You’ll receive downloadable eBooks with the plan or plans you choose. The weekly meal plans arrive complete with shopping lists, so you don’t waste time or money circling the grocery store.
You’ll receive 10 Paleo plans or 10 AIP plans (or both if you choose to bundle, save money and want the amazing bonuses!) These plans allow you to ease into a new eating lifestyle so that food doesn’t own you and you’re able to have both time and energy to enjoy life.
And don’t forget, The Root Cause Paleo plan includes 200+ unique recipes! When you get started on this meal plan, you’ll receive:
- 6 weeks of Paleo meal plans that nourish you inside and out ($180 value)
- 2 weeks of low FODMAP Paleo meal plans that are easy to fix and super tasty ($60 value)
- 2 weeks of Anti-Candida Paleo meal plans that help support and heal the gut ($60 value)
- 200+ unique and delicious recipes
- Easy prep recipes with yummy results
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes for each day
- Meal plans and shopping lists to simplify your life (take the stress out of meal planning once and for all!)
The Root Cause Autoimmune Paleo plan includes incredible recipes and ideas to make your life easier. Here’s what the AIP plan includes:
- 6 weeks of Autoimmune Paleo meal plans that heal the hurting gut ($180 value)
- 2 weeks of low FODMAP Autoimmune Paleo meal plans that’ll strengthen you from within ($60 value)
- 2 weeks of Anti-Candida Autoimmune Paleo meal plans to support and fortify your body ($60 value)
- 200+ unique and delicious recipes
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes for each day that are quick and easy
- Meal plans and shopping lists to remove stress surrounding food so you can relax and enjoy life!
What You Can Expect From the Meal Plans
Each day, you’ll enjoy a new breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner that will keep you full and satisfied, while nourishing your body. I’ve included a variety of salads, soups, hearty dishes, and satisfying nibbles that will keep you and your whole family excited about mealtime. You won’t ever get bored, because of the huge variety!
Each weekly meal plan comes with 7 days worth of unique and tasty recipes! Here’s a sample of what the first 3 days of your week might look like:
And with the handy weekly shopping list, you can plan ahead and make your weekly meal prep a breeze so that you can stay on track with your diet, even when life gets crazy… just like Margo discovered.
Easy to use, a variety of tasty meals to help in my busy lifestyle – Love to keep it simple for a healthy mind, body and spirit! But the most significant is I feel better and have more energy 💞” – Margo P.
“Root cause recipes set me up to succeed. I love to cook and when diagnosed with Hashimotos, I had to learn a new food language! It was very overwhelming, especially adjusting to the food eliminations. I love this [package] because it gave me the tools I needed to successfully meal plan and grocery shop from the beginning! Thank you for all your help during my health journey. I enjoyed having access to it wherever I am. I print off my favorites and have them at the house but when I’m out and about and end up going to dinner somewhere else, I like having access to the [recipe books] anywhere.” – Jackie
“I found Dr Izabella Wentz’s Root Cause Recipes and Meal Plans very helpful in commencing my Autoimmune recovery. It’s been several months now since I started and I feel the best I have in a long time. Not only have I lost weight, my skin is much better and my mind brighter which is such a bonus. It wasn’t easy changing my lifestyle. A bit like learning a new language but it’s been so worthwhile. I’m a 58 yr old woman and it’s been totally worth the effort. It’s taken me a while to enjoy some new flavors yet now they are just part of my everyday life and I’m not missing the old ways as I feel and look so much better. My aches and pains have disappeared and my life in general is not based around my precious limitations. Sincere thanks, Izabella for sharing your knowledge.” – Sharon L.
Bundle & Save $47 + Bonuses (Best Deal!)
If you’re interested in both plans, we’re talking a value of over $820, for just $147! You’ll receive scrumptious meal plan eBooks + amazing digital bonuses:
- 500+ recipes compliant with the Root Cause Paleo and AIP diets, to alleviate stress surrounding meal planning. ($600 value)
- Thyroid Bundle Cookbook – It’s full of additional, easy recipes to save time and energy. ($29 value)
- Hacking Diet Guide – You’ll love these tips and tricks that are helpful, useful and fun! ($29 value)
- Blood Sugar Assessment – Find out where your sugar levels stand (and get those adrenals working properly)! ($19 value)
- Dietary Trigger Assessment – Discover potential triggers that could be life changing. ($19 value)
- Video #1: Paleo Nut-Free/Grain-Free Pizza Cooking Tutorial that’ll have you craving this special treat. ($29 value)
- Video #2: Top Hashimoto’s Food Myths Explained – I debunk the myths behind the madness and try to ease some of the mystery surrounding autoimmune conditions. ($29 value)
- Video #3: Healing Hashimoto’s Beyond Diet – There’s healing beyond dietary changes, so I’ll share useful tools for your healing process. ($29 value)
- Video #4: Hacking the Kitchen and Cooking – This is a video you can’t afford to miss. It’s time to start enjoying food. ($29 value)
- PLUS $10 off Rootcology – I’ll send you a code for $10 to spend at my Rootcology supplement store!
What Others Have to Say About Root Cause Recipes
“The Root Cause book and recipes changed my life and helped me turn my health around. I was diagnosed the month the book came out and I felt like it came out just for me. The recipes helped me navigate all the food sensitivities I experienced with ease! I will forever be grateful for Dr. Wentz!” – Hannah
“These recipe e-books have been very helpful in implementing the Root Cause Paleo Diet. There are lots of recipe ideas on the internet but many don’t taste good. All of the recipes I have made so far have been delicious!” – Jillian
“The support offered helps in getting started with the recipes. Once you get started it becomes easier and easier to find ways to satisfy your cravings without straying from the diet. Then something magical happens: you actually begin to LOVE the food you’re eating, and look forward to meals!” – Arden G.
“As I was completing the 90 Hashimoto’s Protocol I was petrified on how to meal plan on an everyday basis. I researched all cookbooks related to Thyroid conditions and Dr Wentz’s ebook far exceeded the rest, no surprise as her Root Cause concept worked so well for me. It made sense to stay to stay with the best!!! THIS RECIPE BOOK & HASHIMOTO’S PROTOCOL SAVED MY LIFE…ITS THAT SIMPLE…YOU OWE TO YOURSELVES TO TRY THIS NEW KEY TO A HEALTHY LIFE……” – Beverly P.
“When I was first diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, my antibodies were 1300. Eliminating gluten and dairy, and changing other elements of my diet, dropped my antibodies by nearly 1000 within months.” – Irene K.
I really believe you’ll love and benefit from The Root Cause Recipes, but I know they’re not a fit for everyone. I have a 14-day, no questions asked, money back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied.
But I encourage you to give the meal plans a shot.
It could change your life like it did mine.
“Each meal is a new beginning, an opportunity to heal your body and change your life.”
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access the content?
Once you purchase your meal plan, we’ll send you an email with one eBook PDF per week. You’ll be able to download all 10 or 20 eBooks (depending on your plan) through your login on our site at any time. You’ll also be able to download each PDF individually or all 10 or 20 eBooks (depending on your plan) together as a zip file.
Do the meal plans follow the elimination diet guidelines?
The Root Cause Autoimmune plan is compliant with the strictest phase of the elimination diet and is free from grains, beans, legumes, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshade vegetables.
What’s the difference between Root Cause Paleo and Root Cause Autoimmune Paleo?
Root Cause Paleo — eliminates dairy, grains, legumes (except green beans and pea protein), sugar, seaweed, and caffeine. It includes all meats, all vegetables, all fruit, eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshades (except cayenne pepper).
Root Cause Autoimmune — eliminates dairy, grains, eggs, legumes (except green beans), sugar, seaweed, caffeine, seeds, nuts, and nightshades. It includes all meats, fish, shellfish, vegetables, coconut, fruit, and olive oil.
How many people does each meal feed?
Each meal serves four people, and the shopping lists reflect the serving size for four people. If you need to add more, simply double the recipe and enjoy leftovers for lunch!
Are the meal plans compliant with the Low-FODMAP diet?
We have a total of four meal plans that follow the Low-FODMAP approach: two meal plans for Autoimmune Paleo, and two meal plans for Paleo.
Are the meal plans compliant with a Candida diet?
We have a total of four meal plans that follow the Candida diet for those aiming to eliminate Candida overgrowth: two meal plans for Autoimmune Paleo, and two meal plans for Paleo.
What if I’m allergic to coconut?
The good news is that not all of the Root Cause Recipes include the addition of coconut products, but several do include coconut oil, coconut milk and coconut flakes. These recipes can be made coconut free.
Here are some substitute suggestions:
- Coconut oil substitute: Ghee, palm oil, duck fat, lard or tallow
- Coconut milk substitute: Nut milk
- Coconut flakes substitute: Dried nuts
Do the plans contain goitrogens?
Yes, but I have more good news! You’ve probably heard that you should avoid goitrogenic foods if you have a thyroid condition. But this is only partially true, as not all goitrogens are the same.
All of the recipes in the Root Cause Recipe are free of canola and soy, the goitrogens that are potentially problematic to thyroid health. However, I do include health-promoting cruciferous vegetables in liberal amounts because they are NOT known to trigger autoimmune thyroid disease. For further information on the goitrogen myth, you can click on this article.
Are the plans vegan and vegetarian-friendly?
I’ve tailored the recipes so that they include nutrient-dense foods like meats and vegetables, and they are free of most of the common reactive foods for people with autoimmune conditions.
It can be challenging to recover from an autoimmune disease when following a vegetarian diet because the diet often consists of heavy carbohydrate intake and includes many sources of protein that are highly reactive for individuals with autoimmune disease. Sources of protein such as legumes (beans), dairy, grains, soy and some seeds may be incompatible while trying to heal a leaky gut, which is almost always present with most autoimmune conditions. Eggs, some seeds, and nuts would be the preferred sources of protein for vegetarians, but some people with an autoimmune condition may be intolerant to those as well, especially in the early stages of a healing diet.
Being a vegan is even more challenging, as nuts and seeds would be the go-to source of protein, which is usually too difficult to digest for many at the beginning of their healing journeys.
While meats and fats are important for healing, eating them exclusively will produce an acidic environment in the body, which hinders healing. Balance in the diet is essential with plenty of nutrient rich vegetables (suggested ratio may be 20% meat/80% veggie).
Please know that I’m a big proponent of bio-individuality which honors the distinct nutritional needs of every human being. I’m not saying everybody needs to eat meat, but I am saying to listen to your body if it needs meat.
I’m overwhelmed… Where do I start?
I advocate two approaches:
- The step up approach, where you start by removing foods in groups for 30 days: gluten, dairy, soy, followed by Paleo then Autoimmune Paleo, if you have not met your health goals.
- The step down approach, starting with the most strict protocol (the Autoimmune Paleo diet for 30 days), and adding food groups back one at a time as you begin to feel better.
Getting the Root Cause Recipe Bundle will give you access to recipes that fit all of these diets… and at .06 cents per recipe, it’s the best deal!
What are the system requirements to access the eBooks?
All you need is a stable internet connection to download the eBooks. Once it’s on your computer, tablet or smartphone, you will always have access as long as you have battery life.
How long will I have access to the portal and eBooks?
You will have access to the Root Cause Recipes portal for an entire year. You will also have the option to download and save the recipe eBooks to your device, so you can access them at any time.
Can I print the meal plans?
Most definitely and I highly encourage it. The eBooks come with grocery lists that will be helpful at the store. There are 10 meal plans in each eBook.
I can’t open my eBook?
Each eBook will arrive in PDF form so you can easily open it through Adobe Acrobat Reader. Make sure you’re using the newest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download the app for free at adobe.com.
Once you have downloaded Adobe Acrobat Reader, save the PDF to your computer. Then open your Adobe Acrobat Reader and the PDF by choosing “File” and “Open” from the drop-down menu on the top left, and select the menu file you saved to your computer. This will bypass your default PDF reader and allow you to see the PDF.
Can I read the eBooks on my smartphone or tablet?
Yes, the meal plans are mobile-friendly, and you can easily read them on your Android or iOS device.
How do I download a PDF on my iPad?
To view your PDF on your iPad, you must make sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. You can get the app for free in the App Store. You will only be able to view your PDF in Adobe.
Once installed, all you need to do is open the email containing the box that says PDF. Click and hold the box that says PDF – a small window will open up that will give you a few options. Choose the option that says “open in”, then choose the Adobe app. It will automatically open/save your Adobe Acrobat Reader documents on your iPad.
To read your PDF (after it’s saved in Adobe), just go into your Adobe app and click on Documents at the top of the screen. When you are home and are ready to email it back to yourself to save on your home computer, all you have to do is open the document on your iPad and click on the little box in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Your option to email the document will be right there.
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Lifestyle changes can result in improved thyroid function and/or an increased absorption of thyroid hormone medications, leading to a lower required dose and possible symptoms of hyperthyroidism at a dose that was previously stable. Please discuss lifestyle changes with your physician and ensure that your thyroid function is monitored every 6-8 weeks while making lifestyle changes. Symptoms of overmedication include, but are not limited to: rapid or irregular heartbeat, nervousness, irritability or mood swings, muscle weakness or tremors, diarrhea, menstrual irregularities, hair loss, weight loss, insomnia, chest pain, and excessive sweating. Do not start, change, increase, decrease or discontinue your medications without consulting with your physician.