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Zinc Deficiency Symptoms (How to Tell if you Need To Supplement)

Understanding Zinc Deficiency and Sub Optimal Zinc LevelsZinc is considered an essential mineral for the body.  This means that you cannot live without zinc, it is ESSENTIAL or REQUIRED for life! This means that if you do not have a sufficient amount of zinc in your body, you will feel it in the form of certain symptoms.  The …

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How to Test for Vitamin B12 Deficiency (Order These 4 Lab Tests)

Doctors Miss Vitamin B12 Deficiency All of the TimeVitamin B12 might be one of the most important vitamins in the body because every single cell in your body needs it.  And if you are deficient in this important vitamin you may start to experience problems in energy production, nerve cell growth, and other areas.  Low vitamin B12 …

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How Much Vitamin B12 Should you Take for Your Thyroid?

The Relationship Between Your Thyroid and Vitamin B12 StatusWould it surprise you to know that a great many thyroid patients are vitamin B12 deficient? Or that the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency can closely mimic hypothyroidism? The truth is that any thyroid patient who suffers from LOW thyroid (including those with hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, those who are post …

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16 foods that are naturally high with iodine

16 Foods Naturally High in Iodine – Boost your Thyroid with Foods

Yes, You Need IodineIodine is actually fairly controversial as far as minerals go.  On one hand, you have a group of people who will tell you that iodine is dangerous and should never be used for your thyroid, and on the other, you have a group of people who want you to consume incredibly high amounts …

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Selenomethionine – The Best Type of Selenium?

Selenium vs Selenomethionine: What’s the Difference? Selenium is an essential (read required) nutrient that your body MUST have.  It’s part of several very important pathways that we will talk about in a second.  But what you need to know here is that if you don’t have enough selenium in your body then you will suffer symptoms ranging from …

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How to use Glucomannan For Weight Loss (+ Which one is best)

What is Glucomannan?Glucomannan may just be one of the best unknown weight loss therapies around (1).  It’s just not that popular despite the fact that it can help with a number of health conditions including cholesterol management (2), weight loss, appetite control, blood sugar control, and more.  But what is it? Glucomannan is a soluble dietary fiber. But it’s really …

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signs and symptoms of selenium toxicity

Signs and Symptoms of Selenium Toxicity – Are you Taking Too Much?

Serious Selenium Toxicity is Rare but Minor Excess Is More Common Than you ThinkSelenium is one of the most important micronutrients in your body when it comes to your thyroid.  Selenium also plays an important role in regulating enzymes that help protect your cells from free radicals.  These enzymes are known as selenium-dependent enzymes (1) and they are …

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Product & Supplement Updates: Reformulations, Updated Product Bundles & More

What’s New with My SupplementsWant to get the latest news with my supplements including which products I have in the pipeline and which products I am making changes to? If you are interested in You are in the right place because that’s exactly what we are going to talk about!  I tend to keep all of the information …

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Leptin Resistance Supplements: What’s Working in 2020

Treating Leptin Resistance NaturallyHere’s the deal: Most people (physicians and patients alike) who know anything about losing weight and keeping it off, the right way, know about leptin.  They know that if you want to lose weight and keep it off you must target leptin levels.  But there’s one big problem: Leptin is notoriously hard to manipulate.  And leptin resistance …

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Why You Aren’t Feeling Better (One BIG Reason)

Why your Supplements and Medications Aren’t WorkingI’ve noticed recently that one of the main reasons that patients simply don’t feel better is because they don’t have a solid understanding of what the healing process looks like.  Part of this healing process includes a number of ups and down which can almost seem negative unless you are …

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