Hypothyroidism And The HCG Diet

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that is very important to overall body metabolism and regulation.  Levels of thyroid hormone determine how quickly and effectively you break down, use or store nutrients from food.  Hypothyroidism is associated with many side effects, including poor cognitive function, mood disorders, weight gain and an inability to lose weight.

Abnormal immune reactivity, stress, lack of exercise, improper nutrition and environmental toxins can all affect thyroid function.  Deficiencies of iodine, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, tyrosine, selenium, vitamins A,C,D, E and B-complex vitamins, or zinc can result in hypothyroidism.

Over 50% of our population struggles with inadequate thyroid function. The thyroid gland is closely related with weight gain and loss.  Hypothyroidism is a major contributor to weight gain.  In hypothyroidism the gland is less active, slowing the metabolism and altering the digestive process. In turn, the body needs less food for energy and starts storing the fats, ultimately resulting in obesity.

Obesity itself directly works against proper thyroid hormone activation, setting up a vicious cycle that can send a person’s system into a perpetually slow metabolism.

So what is the solution to Hypothyroidism?

Lifestyle change is your best bet!  A balanced diet and exercise are key.  You need to form exercise and eating habits that will naturally raise your metabolism and fight the effects of hypothyroidism.  Exercise can increase thyroid hormone production and the sensitivity of body cells to these hormones. Lean muscle requires more energy from the body to maintain and will raise your metabolism.  Healthy carbohydrates (fruits & veggies) and lean meat will also help keep the fat off and promote a more lean physique.  Natural thyroid supplementation is another important factor.

Our exclusive program and products can help you tackle hypothyroidism.  It helps support your thyroid gland, which leads to an increased metabolism and energy levels.  Our Health Coaches are available seven days a week to assist you in helping with your weight loss goals while dealing with an under active thyroid. Feel free to call one of our Health Coaches (800) 980-7208 with any questions regarding our product.

 

 

Cortisol… How It Affects Your Weight

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Cortisol is known as the “stress hormone” and it significantly affects weight: both in terms of gaining weight and the ability to lose weight.

A Yale University study in 2000 found that cortisol also affects where body fat is stored.  Published in September/October issue of Psychosomatic Medicine, this study looked at lean women and abdominal fat.

Belly fat is linked to increased risk of diabetes (more…)

How The Thyroid Gland Interacts With The Body

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The thyroid gland is one of the largest in the endocrine system. It is found in the neck near the “Adam’s Apple”.  There are two main problems found with the thyroid; hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid and hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. Both problems can hinder your weight loss.

Thyroid hormones are very important to overall body metabolism and regulation.  Levels of thyroid hormone determine how quickly and effectively you break down, use or store nutrients from food.  Hypothyroidism is associated with many side effects, including poor cognitive function, mood disorders, weight gain and an inability to lose weight.

Abnormal immune reactivity, stress, lack of exercise, improper nutrition and environmental toxins can all affect thyroid function.  Exercise can increase thyroid hormone production and the sensitivity of body cells to these hormones.  Deficiencies of iodine, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, tyrosine, selenium, vitamins A,C,D, E and B-complex vitamins, or zinc can result in hypothyroidism.

Women experience thyroid problem at a greater rate than men because: they go on more diets, which wreak havoc on normal metabolism. They also internalize stress and their reproductive hormones are in more delicate balance than those in men.

Our product “Liquid Amino Plus +” is specifically designed to support the thyroid gland, increase your metabolism and help you lose weight fast.  Call one of our Health Coaches, (800-980-7208) today, for more information. 

 

Metabolism Slows Down With Age

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Watch those calories because as you get older, your metabolism will slow down — approximately 5% every decade. A slower metabolism is a natural part of aging; so, to maintain a stable weight, adjust your caloric intake and/or physical activity. If someone needs 1,500 calories a day to maintain his or her body weight at age 40, they will need about 1425 calories a day at age 50… that is, if they do not change anything else. Madelyn H. Fernstrom, PhD, CNS, UPMC

We’re all getting older… so what’s the solution?

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Do You Have Adrenal Gland Dysfunction?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

If you asked me to name one of the most important nutritional issues that many doctors overlook, it would without a doubt be adrenal gland dysfunction.

How can you quickly and accurately determine if you have an adrenal problem that needs to be addressed?

Use the following key questions, they don’t have to be all positive, you are just looking for a positive pattern.

Ask these questions:

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