Over 100 nourishing recipes for thriving with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's

In a class by itself

Be prepared for more unfussy, mouthwatering, artfully crafted recipes and well-studied, reliable, non-dogmatic thyroid- and immune-supportive nutrition information than you’ve ever seen in one cookbook.

Markley and Grunewald have created a tour de force – a work of art and a work of science. The Essential Thyroid Cookbook is masterfully written and will support you for a lifetime of peak thyroid function no matter where you currently are on your wellness journey.

For anyone who has ever wanted to cook confidently for optimal thyroid and immune health, this is your guide. The Essential Thyroid Cookbook belongs on the shelf in every kitchen of anyone diagnosed with hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s.

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About the authors

Lisa Markley

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN is a dietitian and culinary nutrition expert with over a decade of experience working passionately towards improving the health of others. She shares her practical kitchen wisdom and nourishing recipes in The Essential Thyroid Cookbook.

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Jill Grunewald

Jill Grunewald, HNC, Integrative Nutrition and Hormone Coach, is a thyroid and autoimmunity specialist and wrote the educational component of The Essential Thyroid Cookbook. Since 2008, she has successfully guided her Hashimoto's clients and students to health and vitality.

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Learn more about how Lisa and Jill met and the journey they started in 2006
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What people are saying

“One of the fastest, most effective, and most empowering ways to [take back your health] is to take back your kitchen by preparing whole foods-based, fresh, unprocessed meals that satisfy and delight your taste buds while healing your body. This book is an important step in that direction.” From the foreword by Aviva Romm, MD, author of The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution

You will savor the simplicity and deliciousness of these food as medicine recipes that are designed with your thyroid and immune system in mind.

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

If you struggle with hypothyroidism, this is your ultimate cookbook. These 100-plus recipes will empower you to live each and every day with joy, energy, and balance. The authors are superstar nutrition professionals; savor their insights and let their wisdom nourish you!

Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP

Lisa and Jill take a practical approach to the evidence and the kitchen. People with hypothyroidism who want to use food as medicine need to know the "why" and the "how to." This cookbook is it!

Leigh Wagner, PhD, RDN, Integrative Dietitian

I tested the Grass-Fed Beef and Quinoa Meatballs out on my family and I cannot believe my child knowingly ate quinoa – and loved it! These were easy to make, looked like 'traditional' meatballs, and tasted delicious! Will definitely make again and freeze some next time.

Stephanie, Recipe Tester

There is no one right way to eat! This is what I tell all my nutrition clients and what I love most about Lisa and Jill’s cookbook. The Essential Thyroid Cookbook is just that —essential. It’s full of great science-based information that reviews nutrition guidelines that work for everyone with thyroid and immune imbalances. But it also presents various concepts along with delicious, practical recipes to help tailor which way of eating works best for you.

Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN, Nutrition Director at Dr. Mark Hyman's UltraWellness Center

With all the noise surrounding health and wellness, The Essential Thyroid Cookbook provides a clear message for optimizing the health of your thyroid and immune system. Lisa and Jill have overcome their own struggles with Hashimoto’s by using food as medicine and these challenges have allowed them to create this tool to help lift and guide others on their wellness journey. With this cookbook, food can be your medicine, too.

Michelle Robin, DC, creator of the Small Changes, Big Shifts podcast and founder of Your Wellness Connection

It took me a decade to cure my hypothyroidism and I wish I had this cookbook at the beginning of my journey. Jill and Lisa nailed it! Not only will this book change the way you think about food, but there’s also no deprivation in here. There’s nothing intimidating about this cookbook, so even if you're overwhelmed with your diagnosis, believe you can heal and dive into this cookbook to get your thyroid working for you again.

Amie Valpone, celebrity chef, best-selling author of Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body

At last, a cookbook that offers up the perfect recipe: easy, delicious meals that help your body heal as well as the science that supports the recipes – all presented in such an accessible way, you’ll understand why preparing these dishes is an act of self-love for you, your body, and your immune system. Lisa and Jill have combined their real life experiences and expertise and stirred it all up to deliver great kitchen medicine.

Donna Jackson Nakazawa, award-winning science journalist and author, Childhood Disrupted, The Last Best Cure, and The Autoimmune Epidemic

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.

Frank Lipman, MD, founder and director of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and New York Times bestselling author of The New Health Rules

The Curried Sweet Potato Hummus made my taste buds squeal with delight! The flavor was lovely, almost sweet with the curry bringing it home! I found the consistency comforting and nurturing. I love making hummus, this is my new favorite!

Monica, Recipe Tester

As a chef of over 20 years in some of the country's top kitchens, I can confidently say that Lisa has a real understanding for how to use whole food ingredients that not only capture great flavor, but also nourish the body. These remarkable recipes are clearly written and use easily attainable ingredients and techniques that are approachable for any level of cooking experience. This cookbook is sure to be a pillar for strengthening health in anyone, but particularly for those with thyroid conditions.

Michael Magliano, Executive Chef

My kids are picky about muffins, but we loved the Grain-Free Almond Banana Flax Muffins!! Instructions were easy to follow and I like that you give different options for the oil and "sugar". Yum! 

Shannon, Recipe Tester

What a relief it was to read Jill and Lisa’s Essential Thyroid Cookbook. It echoes my approach to a functional nutrition approach to thyroid health — honoring not just the fact that we each have different and unique dietary needs to start, but also to maintain, on our healing journeys. I’ll be using and recommending this cookbook regularly.

Andrea Nakayama, Functional Medicine Nutritionist & Educator

People with thyroid issues — like me — need to pay special attention to what we eat. But no one wants to think about nutrition all the time! We want to eat. Live happy lives. And enjoy our food. The magic of this cookbook is that the recipes are designed to improve your health and support thyroid function — but that's all invisible. You can just eat, drink, and be merry.

Melissa Joulwan, author of the bestselling Well Fed cookbook series

As someone who has been there, and self-healed naturally, this is a pivotal resource for anyone suffering with thyroid and autoimmune disease. This is not simply a cookbook; it’s a guidebook to beginning your self-healing journey in an empowering, digestible way.

Heather Dubé, Functional Nutritionist, e3 Energy Evolved

I actually thought I was not going to like the Golden Cauliflower "Rice" based on the simplicity of ingredients. It is such an excellent combination of sweet, fresh, nutty, (and add in a curry adjective). I thought I was going to need to add more ghee for it to cook 5 minutes, but I didn't (I guess I am used to over-using ingredients and its nice to have it just right). I am actually going to make this again this week because I want my mom and sister to try it – it's so good! Another A+ – you guys are hitting these out of the park.

Rachel, Recipe Tester

The Spinach, Strawberry, and Asparagus Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Vinaigrette is the perfect salad to bring in the spring season! I loved the light and lemony dressing paired with the strawberries (I always love the look of poppyseeds scattered throughout a dish). The toasted pecans added a perfect warmth and crunch to this refreshing salad. I will be making this again and often.

Emily, Recipe Tester

There are two significant parts to healing the thyroid – one is food and the other is lifestyle. This book provides a beautiful way to bring the two together. The Essential Thyroid Cookbook provides healthy and tasty recipes that can be prepared quickly and seamlessly, allowing for the needed time away from extensive meal preparation to rebalance and heal your life — the best of both worlds!

Deanna Minich, PhD, author of Whole Detox

A monumental achievement! This book belongs in the kitchen of not only every person with a thyroid problem, but in addition, all of their genetic relatives. Great nutritional information, at last.

Richard L. Shames, MD, author of Thyroid Power and Thyroid Mind Power

After seeing thousands of clients over the last decade, it became obvious that foods were the primary cause of their autoimmune thyroid diseases. When junk foods were replaced by whole foods, and reactive foods like gluten and dairy were eliminated, antibodies would often normalize and autoimmunity would vanish. It’s refreshing to see that Lisa and Jill have come to the same conclusions while conjuring up some wholesome and tasty solutions in The Essential Thyroid Cookbook. There’s nothing more powerful or effective for thyroid disease than delicious medicine!

Tom Malterre, MS, CN, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and author of The Elimination Diet

Lisa and Jill have created one of the most amazing food education and recipe books I’ve ever seen. Yes, the recipes are beautifully photographed and mouthwateringly delicious, but just as important, every ingredient is chosen with intention for the cleanest, highest good for both the thyroid and the planet. This information is presented in a clear and accessible way and this cookbook will be a staple in my pantry.

Susan Blum, MD, MPH, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan and founder and director of Blum Center for Health

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