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The Stress, Cortisol and Weight Gain Connection (& How to Stop it)

Can too much stress increase cortisol and lead to weight gain?

The answer is a definite yes. 

Stress influences multiple systems in the body and may lead to the dysregulation of one of the most important hormones in your body - cortisol. 

Learn more about the influence stress has on cortisol and other hormones in your body and how to manage cortisol to help with weight loss...

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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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Fat Blockers vs Carb Blockers – Do They Actually Work?

Wouldn't it be great if you could eat whatever you want and still somehow lose weight?

That's basically the idea behind using something like a fat blocker (or a carb blocker), but the question remains - do they actually work?

Unsurprisingly, the answer is no (sorry to burst that bubble!). 

If you are serious about weight loss then it turns out that there are MUCH better options than fat blockers out there (we will talk about what to use instead and why below). 

Having said that, there might be some instances where you would want to consider using them... 

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High TSH Symptoms, Causes & What it Means

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... 

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Prebiotics vs Probiotics – Why you Need to use Both

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. 

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The Best Natural & Prescription Appetite Suppressants for Weight Loss

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... 

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How & Why You Should use Biotin for Hair Growth

Biotin is a special nutrient that may help curb hair loss. 

The catch?

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: 

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3 Reasons to use Organic Protein Powder + Which one to use

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...

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