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Are Thyroid Glandular Supplements Safe?

Thyroid glandular supplements can be tempting if you already have existing thyroid disease. 

But are these supplements safe? Will using them be helpful or harmful to your thyroid?

The answer is that more times than not they may actually cause damage to your body. 

Learn more about how these supplements work, better alternatives available, and the symptoms associated with using them:

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Experimenting with 1 Trillion Probiotics: 10 Day Gut Cleanse

I'm a big fan of experimenting on my own health. 

In fact, most of the strategies and therapies that I've developed have been as a result of testing them on myself and then family members. 

Today, I'm going to explore my experience using high dose probiotics for 10 days straight. 

I took 1 trillion CFU of my own probiotics for 10 days straight. 

The result?

  • Improved digestion (secondary goal)
  • Better sleep
  • Better mood
  • Improved tolerance to certain foods (my main goal)
  • Temporary increase in gas (first 1-2 days)
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The Complete Guide to Using Selenium to Naturally Enhance Your Thyroid

Supplementing with Selenium may provide a way to enhance your thyroid function in a natural way. 

Whether you've heard of Selenium before (or this is your first time), you'll find all the information you need to get started with this micronutrient. 

Today you'll learn:

  • If you should use Selenium
  • How to dose it correctly & safely
  • What side effects to watch out for while using it (and how to avoid toxicity)
  • How to combine it with other nutrients to enhance your results
  • If Selenium will help with weight loss
  • And more...

Let's dive in:

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L-Tyrosine and How it Benefits Thyroid & Adrenal Function: Should you Use it?

You may have heard that using L-tyrosine can potentially help improve your energy levels, help with weight loss, improve your thyroid or even reduce your stress response. 

But are any of these claims true?

In order to have a discussion about these topics we really need to first talk about the basics of tyrosine. 

In this post, you will learn why tyrosine is so important for hormone function in your body, why some people may benefit from supplementation and how to best supplement with this protein...

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Warnings Signs of Iodine Deficiency & How it Affects your Thyroid

Fatigue, minor weight gain, depression, and brain fog may all be early warning signs of iodine deficiency. 

Iodine is an important trace mineral which is required for thyroid function in your body. 

Deficiency, due to a variety of reasons, is more common due primarily to soil depletion and the standard American diet (1).

Learn more about iodine deficiency including other symptoms of this condition, what to do about it, how to know if you should supplement with iodine and more in this post

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Benefits of Chromium Picolinate for Weight Loss, Diabetes & More

This post will help you understand the amazing and potential benefits of using Chromium picolinate for weight loss, depression, appetite regulation and for treating insulin resistance and also how to use it safely and effectively.

Chromium is an essential mineral which helps regulate the metabolism of very important macromolecules in your body. 

Chromium deficiency may result in unwanted symptoms and we know from several studies that certain patients are at risk for developing this deficiency. 

With that in mind let's discuss everything you need to know about chromium including how to determine if you should use this supplement

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Thyroid and Adrenal Glandulars: Are They Safe and Effective?

No doubt you've at least heard of these special types of supplements. 

Glandular supplements have been used for many years and many people have experienced dramatic results with their use. 

Does that mean you should consider using them?

It really depends on your body and what you are trying to treat. 

These supplements are most frequently (and traditionally) used to treat problems related to thyroid dysfunction and adrenal dysfunction - two conditions that plague many people with serious and debilitating symptoms. 

But what exactly are thyroid and adrenal glandulars and are they safe to use?

Learn who should use them, how to use them safely and common pitfalls to avoid if you choose to supplement: 

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5 Tips to Find The Best Multivitamin For Men and Women

Multivitamins are supposed to have all of the necessary nutrients that your body needs to function optimally all in one (or a few) capsules. 

They sound great in theory, but are they really as good as they sound?

It depends!

There are absolutely some people who should consider using a multivitamin each day, but in order to get the most benefit, you need to make sure you are taking the right kind of multivitamin which has all of the ingredients in the right dose and formulation. 

Learn more about how to pick the best multivitamin for your body based on your needs (and determine if you should even be using one) in this guide... 

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The Simple Guide to Using MCT Oil for Weight Loss & More

Why is there so much hype around MCT oil and what is it anyway? 

MCT oil is a special type of fat which is "medium" in length. 

The size of this fat molecule means that it can bypass some of the normal pathways that fat must go through in order to be utilized by the body. 

By skipping these pathways you can take advantage of certain benefits such as immediate energy release, increased cognition, and even weight loss. 

Learn how to use MCT oil correctly in this guide: 

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7 Energy Supplements That Work (& Why You Have Low Energy)

Low energy is a common and frequently ignored symptom which many patients suffer from. 

Wouldn't it be nice if you could take something to help increase your energy?

While there isn't a magical "energy supplement" that will cure your fatigue, there are many supplements which may help. 

Learn more about targeting your supplements to help boost your energy in this guide: 

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