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Benefits of Ashwagandha: Weight Loss, Thyroid, Adrenal Function & More

Can this 4,000-year-old adaptogenic herb really help with weight loss, hypothyroidism, adrenal problems, and low sex drive?

I'm going to make the case (through a combination of scientific studies and personal experience) that Ashwagandha can/may help you with these stubborn conditions. 

If you've been considering the use of Ashwagandha for any of these conditions please read this entire post which will outline not only what conditions this adaptogen will treat, but also how to properly take it and for what length of time. 

Let's start by talking about how Ashwagandha can actually help treat weight loss resistance and who should consider using it...

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Magnesium Citrate Benefits: From Weight Loss to Better Sleep & More

So you're interested in using Magnesium Citrate?

Maybe you've heard that Magnesium can help with weight loss, or maybe you found out that your serum levels are low. 

Either way, it doesn't matter because the truth is that Magnesium is critical for optimal health and is involved in a number of metabolic pathways in the body (1). 

The deficiency of this critical nutrient may result in a number of negative symptoms.

That's the bad news.

The good news is that replacing this nutrient isn't very difficult.

Below we are going to go over 9 powerful reasons you should consider using magnesium citrate, backed by science of course, including how I use this in my practice for maximum benefit. 

Let's dive in...

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The Best Sublingual B12 Supplement for Energy, Depression & More

Up to 40-50% of the population in the US is deficient in vitamin B12. 

That number gets even worse if you have hypothyroidism (up to 50% of these patients have B12 deficiency). 

It gets even more important when you realize that vitamin B12 is vital for cellular energy production and detoxification systems via the glutathione pathway (1).

​What you may not realize is that many simple over the counter medications may be blocking your ability to absorb vitamin B12. 

I'm talking about acid blockers, H2 blockers, and even non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. 

Because of this, it is very important to understand if you are deficient and to replace your levels if you are. 

There are some nuances to replacement which make sublingual B12 ​and vitamin B12 shots superior to other forms of B12 which we will talk about below: 

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Beginner’s Guide to Vitamin B12 Shots: Weight Loss + Energy & More

Have you heard great things about B12 shots?

Maybe you want some of the benefits from B12 or maybe you have a neighbor or friend who swears that they help with weight loss and energy levels.

If so, this is the guide for you...

We are going to talk about everything you need to know about B12 shots including:

  • Who should take B12 shots
  • How to safely purchase B12 shots so you know you are getting high-quality ingredients that will actually work
  • ALL of the benefits of B12 shots
  • Why B12 injections and shots are better than sublingual and tablet forms of B12
  • How to determine if B12 shots will work in YOUR body
  • How to safely inject and use B12 shots
  • The right dosage of B12 that you should be using
  • The right form of B12 to use (this is very important!)
  • How B12 can help with weight loss and increase energy levels

Believe it or not, these B12 shots can really help certain people but only if they include high quality, pharmaceutical grade ingredients. 

Getting the right type of B12 can be the difference between experiencing many benefits and feeling no difference at all.​

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8 Step SIBO Protocol: Diet Guide + Treatment Guide + Supplements & More

Gas, bloating and constipation. 

What do these three things have in common?

They may be caused by SIBO, SIFO or yeast overgrowth inside your body...​

SIBO is an inflammatory condition which can cause problems in all systems in your body. 

Because it can be so difficult to treat it requires a combination of specific diet, special treatment (including antibiotics and/or herbal therapies) and certain herbs to help boost intestinal movement (AKA prokinetics).

All of these need to be balanced while trying to find and treat the CAUSE of SIBO.

If you don't address the cause of the SIBO, then it is likely to come right back - even after treatment!​

If you've been recently diagnosed with SIBO or you're wondering what types of food you can/should eat then this is the post for you. 

Did I mention that I also suffered from SIBO and used this exact treatment plan to heal myself? 

Because I've been through this and have experienced the symptoms I've gone through great lengths to make this a VERY comprehensive guide...​

We are going to dive into ALL of the following in detail:

  • What you should and shouldn't be eating
  • All the symptoms of SIBO and what to do if you think you have it
  • The connection between SIBO and Hypothyroidism that you don't want to miss
  • The Diet I use on my patients and have had significant success with
  • How to treat SIBO (Using antibiotics and/or herbal therapies)
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8 Early Symptoms of Selenium Deficiency & Your Next Steps

Use this guide to help you determine if you are experiencing the symptoms of selenium deficiency, to help you get started with safe supplementation and how to correctly dose your supplementation.

Un-diagnosed selenium deficiency may be part of the reason you aren't feeling well or may be experiencing difficult to diagnose symptoms.

It turns out that Selenium is very important for thyroid function and it's something that many people are NOT getting enough of in their diets.

How important is this nutrient?

For starters:

It's involved in the creation of one of the most powerful anti-oxidants in your body, it's also involved in the conversion process of T4 to T3 which helps your thyroid function. 

Because of the importance of this nutrient I've created a guide to help you determine if you may be experiencing the early warning signs of deficiency. 

I'm going to give you all the information you need to know about Selenium Deficiency including:

  • Early warning signs of selenium deficiency
  • Why selenium is so important for Thyroid Function
  • How to supplement with selenium safely and how to avoid toxicity with this mineral
  • How to get selenium from natural food sources
  • And other mineral deficiencies that often co-exist with selenium deficiency

​So let's dive in...

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How Magnesium Citrate can Help with Weight Loss

Can magnesium citrate actually help you lose weight? 

This is a question I get from a lot of patients...​

And I have some news for you:

Weight loss is far more complicated than just taking 1 pill or 1 supplement.

And we are going to talk about that, but let's go back to your main question:  

Yes, Magnesium citrate may actually help with weight loss.

But that's not really what you want.

It may help you lose water weight and/or stool weight, but it won't help your body burn fat mass. 

And that's really what everyone wants when they say they want to "lose weight".

They are interested in losing FAT.

So let's talk about how Magnesium citrate in combination with other therapies create an environment where your body can become a fat burning machine...

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38 Nutrition Facts That Need to be Common Sense [But Aren’t]

Are you tired of hearing conflicting information about nutrition every time you open up Facebook?

Me too…

I’ve got some good news for you,

There are some clear-cut facts about nutrition that you NEED to know. These facts will help you make sense of everything else you read and will help you build a foundation of information for future weight loss and better health.

So if you’ve ever felt confused about nutrition then this is for you:

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