Have you been told, or are you suspicious, that you have a high TSH?
If so there are many things you want to consider before pursuing treatment.
While your TSH is important for assessing thyroid function it's certainly not the only test, or the best way, to identify thyroid disease.
We are going to take an updated, scientific dive into TSH including what a high TSH means, what kind of symptoms are associated with this condition and the top 5 causes...
Prebiotics vs probiotics - what is the difference and do you actually need both?
You may know that probiotics are important for intestinal health but did you know that prebiotics are just as important if not more important?
Prebiotics act through different mechanisms but compliment probiotics perfectly by increasing the effectiveness of both.
Learn who should use prebiotics, how to use them and how to use them in conjunction with probiotics.
CLA is an extremely well studied supplement that has been shown to help with weight loss and metabolic function.
CLA works by modulating your appetite, increasing the amount of energy that you consume and by preventing your fat cells from getting bigger.
Learn more about how to use this fatty acid safely and correctly for weight loss in this guide:
Suppressing your appetite is actually quite easy, but does that mean you should do it?
Most people want to manage their appetite to help with weight loss, but did you know that too much caloric restriction can actually damage your metabolism?
In this post I discuss how to use the best natural and prescription appetite suppressants, how to use them correctly and how to determine if you should use them...
Biotin is a special nutrient that may help curb hair loss.
It must be used appropriately, in the right people, at the right dose and for the right length of time.
Clinical studies have shown that daily use of biotin does indeed improve hair strength probably through its powerful effects on the protein keratin.
This effect helps improve the structural integrity of both your skin and your hair.
But does that mean you should start supplementing?
Let's find out...
Learn more about using biotin for hair growth in this post:
Using protein powder can act as a powerful supplement to help improve gastrointestinal function, promote weight loss and normalize appetite.
Most people are very familiar with protein powder and have been using it daily for years!
But are all protein powders created equal?
Not by a long shot.
It turns out that the best protein powders are the ones that provide high quality protein in organic plant based forms with other anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.
This type of organic protein powder also promotes better intestinal results because it is easily absorbed and free of certain inactive ingredients that can cause negative reactions in some people.
Learn more about how to use organic protein powder in this article and which supplement is the best...
SHBG is short for sex hormone binding globulin and it is a serum blood test that can give you valuable insight about your hormones!
Low levels of SHBG may be associated with low thyroid function and low estrogen status while high levels may bind up testosterone leading to weight gain, depression and other symptoms.
Most physicians don't put a lot of emphasis on this lab test but it is critical to understanding what is happening with the hormones in your body.
Learn how to understand your lab results, but more importantly what to do about changes to your SHBG.
We will discuss high levels, low levels and what to do about both:
No doubt most of you have at least heard about Wellbutrin.
Most of you are probably familiar with its use as an anti-depressant, but did you know that it can also help with weight loss?
Or that it is actually compounded with another medication (naltrexone) and is part of one of the most popular weight loss medications currently available?
The answer to that is probably not, which is why we are going to discuss using wellbutrin for weight loss here.
Let's dig into how Wellbutrin helps with weight loss and determine if it's right for you (because it certainly doesn't work for everyone)...
Metformin may be one of the cheapest and most underused weight loss medications out there.
Metformin is traditionally reserved for those with diabetes or insulin resistance, but many studies show that it can be effective in overweight or obese patients without diabetes.
The only problem?
You wouldn't know about it unless you do the research yourself!
Use this post to learn everything you need to know about using metformin (both if you have diabetes or if you are simply just overweight):
Guggul extract is well known for its positive benefits and ability to treat various diseases in eastern medicine.
Having said that, it doesn't get the attention that it deserves over in western medicine.
Guggul has been proven to provide powerful effects through clinical studies to promote weight loss, balance thyroid function and much more.
Does that mean you should start using it?
Not necessarily, but we will discuss who should consider using guggul and all of the benefits that it may provide below...