What is The Hypothyroid Diet, how is it different, and will it work for you?

by Dr. Kevin Dobrzynski The Hypothyroid Diet helps you detoxify your body from harmful substances that may be blocking thyroid hormone production. It shows you what foods you need to eat, so you can feed your thyroid the nutrients it needs in order to thrive. It helps you eliminate food allergies/sensitivities and it will show you how to stabilize your blood sugar. Within The Hypothyroid Diet is a system, and I call this system the DES system, which stands for Detoxification, Elimination, and Stabilization. Here’s how it works… Every day, harmful chemicals get into your body that you’re unaware of. These chemicals look just like the minerals your thyroid needs to make thyroid hormone. However, if you are low on the minerals your body needs to produce thyroid hormone, which most Americans are, your body will try to use these harmful chemicals instead, because they look just like the minerals it needs. The result is your body will be unable to make thyroid hormone. This program will help you identify and eliminate the nasty chemicals your body doesn’t need, and it will show you which minerals you do need to make thyroid hormone. The second part of this system helps you eliminate food sensitivities. This is important because most people have food sensitivities and don’t even know it. And if you have food sensitivities, your immune system will be working overtime, because your body thinks there’s a foreign invader inside and it will be constantly trying to fight it. The result can be symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, constipation, aches/pains, etc. Plus, when some of these foods get digested and sneak into your blood stream, they resemble thyroid tissue. So, your body will inadvertently attack your thyroid. The last part of The Hypothyroid Diet helps you stabilize your blood sugar. If you can stabilize your blood sugar, you can eliminate cravings, reduce body fat, and have abundant energy throughout the day. This program is different from any other diet because it focuses on jumpstarting your thyroid – the gland that is responsible for your metabolism. Some diets may focus on Detoxification, Eliminating food allergies, or Stabilizing blood sugar, but no program addresses all three. That’s why it works so well. This program is very safe and will work for anyone who has a thyroid problem. In fact, it will help anyone who has an autoimmune disorder, food allergies, or if they just want to lose weight or increase energy. The beauty of the program is that it works fast. Learn what you need to eat and drink and what you need to avoid so you can jumpstart your...

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Times Change…and So Should Your Workout! (Burt Fat in 45 Seconds with Metabolic Exercises)
Aug16

Times Change…and So Should Your Workout! (Burt Fat in 45 Seconds with Metabolic Exercises)

45 second movement strips fat and shapes muscle (at any age) Most people, especially as they age, have lost faith in their ability to burn off fat and get in shape. They’ve given in to the idea that an unattractive body shape, poor muscle tone and a sluggish metabolism are inevitable… that their best days are behind them. But NOTHING could be further from the truth — your body has simply changed. And doing what MAY have worked for you 10, 20, 30 years ago is simply NOT going to cut it today. Instead, to get the results you want, you need a DIFFERENT approach… one that takes advantage of a recent breakthrough in exercise science that overcomes a poor functioning metabolism. Most people try to start exercising more or harder, but that only makes a bad situation worse as your energy levels plummet, your appetite skyrockets and intense cravings set in. Or perhaps they try one of those crazy “insane” infomercial workouts that assume you have the fitness level of a 20yr old — putting you at risk for damaging your joints, pulling muscles or injuring your back. Fortunately, emerging research is showing that an “intelligent” form of metabolic training is remarkably effective at combating frustrating fat gain, sagging muscles and a deteriorating body shape. It also helps turn back the clock by saturating your cells with a cocktail of anti-aging bio-chemicals that get your blood sugar under control, optimize your cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lift mental performance and strengthen your heart and lungs. How you can do that? You’ll find it takes only 45 seconds or less. It all starts with these 3 powerful metabolic advantages that get real, VISIBLE results…fast. Metabolic Advantage #1: 3-in-1 Training If you do cardio (running, spinning, aerobics, etc.), yeah, you’ll burn some fat, but you’ll also burn A LOT of muscle, becoming “skinny fat” with saggy, droopy skin and flabby muscles. Weight training can be good for building muscles, but if not done correctly, not only will it NOT burn fat, but it’ll make you look bulkier. Yoga is GREAT for nervous system coordination, flexibility and core strength, but it falls short when it comes to burning fat — it’s just not designed to do that. What’s the answer? It’s to combine the best of all 3 types of training into a single, ultra-short session that torches fat, tones muscles and that’s safe for anybody to do at any age — exactly what intelligent metabolic training does. Metabolic Advantage #2: An Expanded Fat Burning Window Another major problem of conventional workouts is their focus on burning fat DURING the workout. That’s...

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The Original Gluten-Free Food (from Brazil)
Jul19

The Original Gluten-Free Food (from Brazil)

by Edna Sousa One day I was talking about the things that grow on you when living in a foreign country. I was listing some of the snacks that I have come to love in America and I made a comparison with our Brazilian Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese bread or balls) and I realized how much our snacks mean to us and how much they are part of our experience. For me, Brazilian cheese balls are important as food and as cosmetics too. So I decided to write about the Pao de Queijo flour, and its derivative. Growing up in Brazil we learn as a child, all about the legends behind the food ingredients names and manioca is one of those. The name in Portuguese is mandioca (man-djee-oh-kah), but the legend is from the Tupis, the native Brazilian tribe with huge influence on Brazilian vocabulary. Manioca in Tupi means Mani (which is the name of the legendary little Tupi girl) plus Oca (meaning a house) so Manioca is the house of the little Tupi girl. Legend says the Tupi Chief had a daughter with very pale skin, and she suddenly got sick and died. They buried the girl in their house, after awhile, a plant grew in that same place. Manioc root is found in sub tropical areas around the globe, such as Africa, South America, India and Asia. Its ancient roots are in Brazil and were spread worldwide by Spaniards and Portuguese to their colonies, which belonged to the Manihot esculenta family. This root is rich in carbohydrates and is high in fiber that transforms the carbohydrate into energy quite slowly. Known by different names manioca, mandioca, cassava, manihot, tapioca, etc., manioc is now a global food. Tapioca is a starch made from fresh, toxin-free manioc plant. I say “toxin-free” because in the raw form, the root contains linamarin, which converts in cyanide compost, a dangerous poison for humans. Rich in minerals such as manganese, folic acid, Calcium, Iron, vitamin C and E, B Complex, and carbohydrates, it has been largely used for people with Celiac disease because it is gluten-free. The Europeans cosmetic scientists discovered the hydrolyzed manihot extract is a great active ingredient for reversing aging skin. Studies have shown the immediate tensor effect minimizing wrinkles and crow’s feet. In cosmetic formulations, the modified Tapioca starch is largely used for reducing greasiness in products, to increase the viscosity in creams and lotions and as a delivery vehicle for bath anhydrous (dry, water-free) products. So I believe the little Mani in Brazil never thought she would be useful for both the food and cosmetics industries. But...

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How to Manipulate Your Body’s Molecules to Eat Up Fat…
Jun15

How to Manipulate Your Body’s Molecules to Eat Up Fat…

You know that “burn” you get in your muscles when you exercise?  Up until recently, it was THOUGHT this burn was just your muscle dumping waste products. But recent research shows these “waste products” are actually potent metabolic signaling molecules called myokines. Myokines force your fat cells to release stored fat. And your muscle cells to BURN that fat. Even better… they trigger a POWERFUL anti-inflammatory response that fights the dangerous inflammation pummeling your body from poor nutrition, lack of sleep, excess toxins and too much stress. And that’s important because inflammation damages your brain, weakens your heart, skyrockets your blood sugar and causes pain in your joints. These myokines are now thought to be the reason why exercise has shown to be THE most powerful anti-aging tool EVER tested — better than any fruit, vegetable or anti-aging supplement. But the problem is most people don’t get to enjoy the anti-aging benefits of these metabolic molecules. WHY is that? Because they either exercise too MUCH, don’t do it right or not at all. Fortunately, there’s now a simple combination of easy moves that allows ANYBODY to harness these molecules to burn fat, shape muscle and turn back the clock. We’ll show you a video demonstration of this technique in a second, but first let’s take a look at the 3 most potent molecules that help you fight aging, burn fat and shape muscle… Muscle Molecule #1 – The Age Extender… First up is a molecule that researchers now believe may be the long sought after reason why exercise has such a powerful anti-aging effect — IL-6. In a bizarre twist, IL-6 is typically thought of as VERY inflammatory. But when it’s released by muscles during exercise, it becomes a very potent ANTI-inflammatory. That’s important because it helps protect your telomeres from being shortened. Telomeres are strands of DNA that determine how long you live. You want to keep them as healthy and as long as possible. Interestingly, IL-6 is ALSO a powerful fat burner. It acts like an energy sensor, commanding fat cells to release stored fat and muscle cells to gobble up that fat and burn it for energy. Muscle Molecule #2 – The Belly Fat Burner… This molecule can REALLY help us get rid of something we ALL hate: stubborn fat. When done correctly, exercise releases a flood of the muscle molecule IL-8. IL-8 is like an army sergeant, commanding other muscles to whip themselves into shape by building more blood vessels, improving blood flow and delivering more oxygen and nutrients where needed. And that’s critically important for zapping that stubborn fat that hangs on your belly,...

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2014 Hot Natural Product Awards (from Expo West)
Mar09

2014 Hot Natural Product Awards (from Expo West)

by Christopher Van Buren Well, Expo West 2014 is behind us and we got excited about some unusual finds and innovative new products. So we created our own ad-hoc awards for the best of the show. Here are our finds…we hope you’ll enjoy them. The “That’s Made from What?” Award We’ve seen all the fake soy meats you can think of…but this one was a surprise. A company called Phoney Baloney’s has made a fake bacon bits from, get this… coconut bits. With a special cooking process and healthy, bacon-like spices, Phoney Baloney’s has managed to bring out a pretty tasty bacon-like product that’s perfect for salads, baked potatoes, or anywhere you might have once used bacon bits. And as their flier says, “who doesn’t like bacon?” Right. Check it out at www.phoneybaloneys.com. The “Nobody Ever Tried Making Juice From That” Award With all the new exotic fruits and special juices on the market, you’d think everything that could be juiced HAD been juiced, right? Well think again. A company called Arty has bottled artichoke water. That’s squeezed-artichoke-in-water extract, like a strong tea. And get this, it’s FULL of antioxidants, not to mention being great for appetite suppression. What does it taste like? Well…seriously…it tastes like artichokes — but better. Ingredients include artichoke, mint, lemon, and apple. It’s sweetened with monk fruit and agave. You’ll be pleasantly surprised! Go to www.artywater.com. The “This is Going to Replace Stevia Someday” Award I’m going to be honest. I don’t like stevia. Never did. And I don’t believe anyone who says they figured out how to eliminate that horrible aftertaste. I can taste a drop of it in a galon of juice (ok not really, but you get my meaning). That’s why I’m very excited about Monk Fruit, the new non-fructose non-sucrose sweetener that’s going to take center stage someday. The Habital company has perfected the monk fruit sugar replacement. The powder looks and performs just like sugar, down to the serving sizes and all that. It is ZERO calories and ZERO glycemic. It’s non-GMO and it’s actually a bit softer and gentler than sugar. What’s the catch? The only one we can see is that it’s native to China. One more import from the East, fellas. See habitfoods.com. The “Saving the Planet One Toothbrush at a Time” Award Ever wonder how many toothbrush handles are floating around the great garbage dump in the ocean? Probably enough to fill a freighter. So he BrushWithBamboo company has stepped in to save the day. They sell a bamboo toothbrush that’s no only eco-friendly. . .it’s darn cool. I mean, I’d brush my teeth anywhere...

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