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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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How Long Does it take for Testosterone (Cream + Injections + Pellets) to Work?

This post will walk you through the ups and downs of testosterone replacement therapy and give you an idea of how long it takes testosterone to work and what to do if it isn't.

Testosterone replacement therapy can be used to help patients lose weight, improve their mood and more - but what if you don't experience those benefits? How long should you wait?

Learn more about how long you should be waiting for results and learn about which factors may be limiting your results in this guide...

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What is Thyroiditis? Types, Symptoms & Treatment (Patient Guide)

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about Thyroiditis including the complete symptom guide, how to approach treatment and the various types of Thyroiditis (including how to treat and manage Hahshimoto's thyroiditis).

Thyroiditis is actually just a general term used to describe inflammation localized to the thyroid gland. 

The trick with diagnosing this condition is understanding the various conditions which may result in inflammation in this specific tissue. 

These causes range from autoimmunity (your own body attacking itself) to inflammation from viral infections. 

Learn more about managing this condition and how to diagnose Thyroiditis here: 

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The Complete Hypothyroidism User Guide for Patients (2018 Edition)

If you've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism or you suspect you have hypothyroidism then this is the post for you. 

The world of hypothyroidism can be a confusing and conflicting place. 

Learn all of the updated information relating to hypothyroidism treatment and management in this guide with references to the newest scientific research and studies

This guide will walk you through everything important and relevant to thyroid function to help you become an advocate for your own health and help you discuss your thyroid with your physician.

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Do Cortisol Blockers Actually Work for Weight Loss? What to Use Instead

You can tell by the title of the article that cortisol blockers may actually not be as effective as you would hope...

We all know that excess cortisol can lead to weight gain so the idea of "blocking" cortisol may sound enticing as a potential weight loss treatment. 

But does it actually work?

Well, not necessarily, at least not how you might imagine. 

This article is for you if you want to learn why excess cortisol leads to weight gain, how to manage your stress and cortisol and how to use certain supplements to help block the effects of cortisol on the body...

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Liothyronine User Guide: Dosage, Weight Loss, Side Effects & More

Liothyronine is a special type of prescription grade thyroid hormone, it's also the most powerful thyroid medication that exists. 

People taking liothyronine (especially over traditional medications such as levothyroxine) report significant improvements in their hypothyroid symptoms and quality of life. 

These benefits range from weight loss to reduced rates of depression and more. 

Learn who should consider using liothyronine and how to use it properly with this complete guide: 

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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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The Full List of Estrogen Dominance Symptoms & Causes of High Estrogen

You don't have to be menopausal to experience the symptoms of estrogen dominance and you don't necessarily even have to have high serum estrogen levels either. 

For many women, though, they may begin to experience issues relating to hormone imbalance as early as their late teens or early tweenties. 

If these imbalances are not addressed they can continue to gain momeuntum and lead to serious medical conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, fibrocystic breast disease, infertility and more. 

Learn how to spot the symptoms of this condition and more importantly what to do about it...

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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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How to Use Testosterone Supplements to Boost Levels Naturally

Testosterone is critical to the maintenance of health and overall quality of life for both men and women. 

Because of its role in regulating muscle mass, weight and mood it is no wonder that supplements designed to increase testosterone have emerged on the market. 

But the question remains:

Is it all hype or is it legitimate?

Some testosterone supplements do work to increase testosterone, but in order to get this benefit you need to use the right ones. 

Learn more about the science behind low testosterone and take a more scientific approach to supplementation in this guide: 

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