Andrea Beaman is one of my heroes and in fact one of my teachers in the health programs that I have been in, in the last seven months. She's one of the primary teachers at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I highly recommend checking out her FREE New Healers Video Series and Nourishing Thyroid Health Video Series as they both offer amazing guidance for achieving optimal health using food and natural medicine to heal.
When Beaman was 28 years old, she was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and goiter. The doctor recommended destroying her thyroid with radioactive iodine, contrary to the principles of alternative medicine.
She refused and instead, focused on healing her body with alternative medicine and natural, wholesome foods and improvements in her lifestyle and consciousness.
Years prior, Beaman watched her mom go through the process of breast cancer. She was diagnosed in the 1980s with breast cancer in the left breast, and the doctors did a radical mastectomy on her.
After five years, they told Beaman's mother that she was cancer-free. Eleven years after that diagnosis, she fainted in the bathroom, and after some medical tests, they found that cancer came back and is now in her bones, lungs, brain, and liver.
Beaman watched her mother deteriorate. Her dad read an article about a Dr. Hugh Faulkner who healed himself of pancreatic cancer through a macrobiotic diet. They tried it on her mom, and they noticed her mom's energy was better but she died a year and a half after her second prognosis.
After her mom's death, Beaman decided to shift to alternative medicine, change her diet and her lifestyle when she was diagnosed with her disease. Then she started to feel good inside and outside.
Within 18 months, Beaman's goiter disappeared. And within two years her thyroid condition healed. This is why she got into health coaching.
She was also a chronic dieter her whole life. Beaman was dieting since she was 14 years old. The dieting disrupted the functioning of her body.
"We don't listen to our bodies when we cover up symptoms. And when we shut it up, our bodies shut down, and more disease develops," said Beaman.
She adds, "I think it is a criminal behavior to bombard our body and make it too dependent on pharmaceuticals instead of alternative medicine. It is not healthy."
Many people pass away from improper medication. I had a friend who almost died from an overdose. I checked her prescribed medicines, and sure enough, the pharmacist gave her twice the dose of what her doctor initially recommended.
Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, thyroid expert, health educator, holistic health coach and herbalist, sustainable eating and living and dedicated to alternative healing through alternative medicine.
Andrea was a featured contestant on Bravo's Top Chef. She hosted the Award Nominated, Fed UP! A cooking show that educates viewers how to cook for, and cure, their bodily ailments. She is also a regularly featured expert on CBS News.
She is recognized as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness, received the Health Leadership Award from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Award For Excellence in Health-Supportive Food Education from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health.
As a keynote speaker and teacher, Beaman inspires audiences to take action on their health through eating right and alternative medicine. She teaches cooking demos and health programs to students and clients through schools, live conferences, and online programs.
"Sickness and disease run rampant in modern society, and the poor quality food is a major contributor," Beaman explains. "I started teaching cooking classes at home. It was a nice transition from working in corporate to health coaching."
Andrea doesn't think just eating vegetables is completely balanced. Her cooking show Fed Up! aims to pair up people with particular conditions to the correct food that would support their body to heal from that condition.
Beaman got a lot of feedback from people who were on the show. But the problem with television is that people see something, but they won't apply it. She says that's the disconnect between human beings and when they are watching shows on television.
Beaman is also the author of the following books:
The Whole Truth – How I Naturally Reclaimed My Health, and You Can Too!
The Eating and Recipe Guide – Better Food, Better Health,
Health is Wealth – Make a Delicious Investment in You!
Happy Healthy Thyroid – The Essential Steps to Healing Naturally!
Beaman says this is all about understanding the human body from an Ancient healing perspective, and how to balance the body to regain it into alignment and functioning optimally.
In ancient medicine, if there was a pain in the body, it's an indicator that energy is not moving.
For example, Beaman says the kidney do not like cold foods. They need warm foods. Swelling and purple color under the eyes is also an indicator that the body is cold.
One of the things that can warm up the body is salty foods but not too much salt. It brings the nutrients where it needs to go.
Beaman cites that another example is a headache. She says it is connected to the gall bladder. Constipation and dry lips are also connected. If we don't listen to the body, things will get worse.
The ideal students for this program are people that are working with people trying to understand their body. This program is about four months long and broken down into seven modules.
In between the modules, they also have coaching calls where Beaman makes the students bring in pictures of different health conditions. That's where she coaches them.
"Majority of thyroid problems stem from adrenal fatigue. Check your gut health first. If the adrenals are exhausted, your immune system us hyper-reactive. Anything will affect it," said Beaman.
The Nourishing Thyroid Program is a 4-month program that consists of 9 modules plus four live coaching calls. Each module and coaching call will be recorded so you can watch at a time that is most convenient.
"Self-love and self-care are essential, not optional. You are going to be in and out of this life in the blink of an eye. Make it the best life possible," Beaman said.
Andrea Beaman (HHC, AADP, CHEF) since 1999, has been teaching individuals and health practitioners how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers with nutritional practices that are:
Seasonal, local and organic
Aligned with your environment and unique biochemistry
Rooted in traditional wisdom, intuition, and common sense
Focused on the physical, emotional and spiritual contributors to good health
An energetic and engaging speaker with a talent for imparting knowledge in a loving, joyful way, Andrea’s passion for good health and natural healing is contagious.
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