Are overlooked thyroid issues keeping you from obtaining optimum health?

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease.”  -Voltaire

Are you someone who is consistently fatigued, depressed, losing your hair, gains weight even after adhering to a low-calorie diet, has cold hands and feet, suffers from constipation or often has trouble getting out of bed in the morning, even after eight or more hours of sleep?  This post will explain how thyroid disease relates to all of these symptoms and more, as well as provide you with information on which tests are more informative and useful in evaluating your thyroid overall.

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Sugar: How to tell “good” carbs from “carbage”

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“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.”  – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

In my last post I discussed the importance of calories from foods and why they are important to maintain a steady metabolism and how low-calorie diets can be detrimental to health as well as promote weight gain, rather than weight loss.  I also pointed out that calories differ depending on where you obtain them from.  A calorie from fat is different than a calorie from carbohydrates, etc.  They are different because each macronutrient- fat, carbohydrates, and protein- all have different metabolic pathways and all have numerous factors that affect how well they are metabolized.  Today I’m going to focus on carbohydrates; which happens to be the macronutrient with the most variables involved in how it gets broken down and used for energy.  Just like a calorie is not just a calorie, the same holds true for carbohydrates.  A carb is not just a carb. Continue reading