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Millions of women around the world suffer from thyroid disorders and the origin of the disease can be complex. In most cases of thyroid disease, the thyroid is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone - commonly called hypothyroid. Some thyroid disorders are due to an inflammation of the tiny gland in your throat, but the most common cause is due to and autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. In Hashimoto's your body produces antibodies that attack its own tissues causing the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Dry Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Puffy Face
  • Hoarseness
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Elevated Cholesterol
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Depression
  • Impaire...
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CLA aka Conjugated Lineolic Acid is a fatty acid naturally found in beef and dairy. It is well documented in over 18 independent studies and published in over 75 journals as an effective fat burner. The fitness industry markets it as a way to help burn fat faster.

Our bodies are designed to store fat as a way to ward off starvation. We have not evolved biologically to understand that food is plentiful and excess body fat is undesirable. When we begin to exercise our bodies release a hormone called adenosine which prevents the effectiveness of our workouts. Adenosine attaches to fat cells and slows the deployment of fat into our bloodstream to be used as energy. It also attaches to nerve cel...

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Magnesium is an essential mineral in that is most know for its assistance with muscle relaxation. It works antagonistically in the body with calcium which is responsible for muscle contractions. Without enough magnesium our skeletal and smooth muscles would stay in a chronic state of contraction.
Magnesium also assists with many other biochemical reactions in our body related to metabolism and overall energy. Signs of magnesium deficiency include:
* Anxiety
* Intermittant Hyperactivity
* Difficulty Falling Asleep
* Difficulty Staying Asleep
* Muscle Cramping- especially menstrual
* Fibromyalgia
* Facial Tics
* Eye Twitching
If you have any of the above symptoms you may need to incorporate a magnes...
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If you have ever wondered that it seems your clothing does not last as long as it used to - YOU ARE RIGHT!

In an effort to get stain free clothing, most consumers are using too much detergent and the detergents are just too harsh. It's a fact that if less detergents are used, clothes will last longer. For consumers who add bleach - chlorine bleach attacks the fabric along with the stain, eating away at the fibers which wears the clothes out even faster. In addition to bleach, many manufacturers source ingredients with toxic chemicals including ammonia, phthalates and formaldehyde.

So, what can you do about it?

1.) Avoid Chlorine bleach- look for products with bleach alternatives like natural...

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6 Reasons You Need More Fiber in your Diet

Fiber is a commonly misunderstood, vey necessary supplement that everyone needs more of. People often think of Grandma’s fiber, but it’s so much more than that. Let’s explore the health benefits of adding Fiber to your diet. It’s widely known that most individuals get 8-12 grams daily through food. In truth, we need upwards up 35grams. It’s really hard to do from food alone.

1.) Promotes Digestive Health - According to research, a high fiber diet helps reduce risk of many health concerns

2.) Sweeps Away Toxins and Waste - Fiber helps to keep toxins from recirculating and speeds the passage of waste from th...

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THE NEED FOR B VITAMINS

Do you ever find yourself late in the day dragging but you know if you have a coffee or even tea you won’t sleep at night because of the caffeine? A good solution is B vitamins. So lets explore the different types of B vitamins and why they help with energy!

The first thing to know is that B vitamins are water - soluble and they SHOULD be replenished to support a healthy body. They will also provide a sustained metabolism and energy support!

Research indicates that those who lack B vitamins may have less energy, and may be less able to repair damaged sore muscles from exercise.

B1- is Thiamin. Thiamin helps the body break down car...

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Back to School Essential Oil Tips for Kids



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It’s hard to believe but Summer is winding down and for some is already over. That means it’s time to have routines and structure! Essential oils can help with many areas of stress, anxiety, and focus issues that come with the dreaded return to school. Here’s some quick and easy tips:





UP & AT EM



Combine ingredients into a diffuser. This blend is for diffusion only, not intended for ingestion.



6 drops Rosemary Oil



3 drops Peppermint Oil



2 drops Ginger Oil




Homework Helper



Combine ingredients into a diffuser. This blend is for diffusion only, not intended for ingestion.



2 drops Frankincense Oil Blend



5 drops Peppermint...

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BY KATE SHEANIN FITNESS & EXERCISE



If you are like most women, you have struggled to shed those extra pounds after having baby. And even if you’ve been successful at getting the number down to a good place on the scale, your body just doesn’t look the same. You are probably softer in more areas than you’d like to be and your posture is more rounded and forward.


Do not fret, you are not alone.



Even though women have been having babies for thousands of years, it doesn’t mean that it is any easier on our bodies. In today’s fast paced world, pregnant women often work up until the day of delivery, trying to cram in as much as possible before taking maternity leave. Fu...

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BY KATE SHEANIN FITNESS & EXERCISE



“Ever since I had my baby…..”


If I had a Poise pad for every time I’ve heard that phrase in my office, I’d have my lifetime supply. The joys of motherhood often bring along with it some less desirable traits such as urinary urgency, frequency, and incontinence.


While pregnancy can cause some of the physical changes that lead to leaking, the symptoms sometimes do not manifest themselves until menopause. Other groups of women who are susceptible include: athletes who run and jump, women with respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergies, as well as women with a history of chronic constipation, obesity, and smokers.


Incontine...

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It’s that time of the year again…time to lace up the running shoes and get those legs moving. For those of us who run, there’s nothing quite like the call of the trail, the lure of another race shirt, and the inescapable desire to be just a little bit faster. Runners are a breed unto their own. Once committed, there isn’t much (including an injury) that will keep us away. We are in love with (addicted to?) our sport. And our numbers are growing.


It’s relatively easy to start running. You just tie up some thickly-soled shoes made up of some superduper, space-age foamy material (make sure you get fitted by a professional) and either head out the door or press &l...

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