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The Best Natural Treatments for Weight Loss

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​A visit to a health food store can be overwhelming when you are looking for something to help you lose weight.

How do you know what works and what doesn't?  What is safe and what is potentially dangerous?

In this article, I will discuss some of the most popular weight loss supplements and show what can be effective and what probably isn't.

I will also discuss some nutrient supplements that can be beneficial for weight loss and even some ​food options that can help you drop some weight.

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Prescription Medications for Weight Loss

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​​​​People are always looking for new and effective ways to lose weight.

Weight loss​​ ​has become a multi-billion dollar industry​.  This includes diets, exercise equipment, supplements, and even prescription medications.

How do you know ​which medications work and wh​ich don't?  Which are safe for you and which should you avoid?

In this article, I will discuss the most commonly prescribed medications available for weight loss.  I will discuss how they work, any potential side effects, and how effective ​they can be.

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How to Use Liothyronine (T3) in Hypothyroidism

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​Liothyronine (T3) is ​the most potent thyroid hormone that you can take.

It is rarely prescribed by most doctors, which is unfortunate, because it can significantly improve your hypothyroid symptoms and overall quality of life.

The symptom improvements can include ​improved energy, weight loss, and even a reduction in depression.

​Learn who could benefit from using liothyronine, how to use it safely, and lots more in this article...

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Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss – Yes It Is Safe and Yes You Can Do it!

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​The thought of purposely not eating may sound unrealistic and even terrible to you.

However, our bodies were not designed to eat constantly.

Until the last century or so, most people lived a "feast or famine" lifestyle.  It was not uncommon for them to go ​a day or more between meals until they could afford to buy more food or until they could find another animal or plant to eat.

Eating multiple meals per day has resulted in a ton of health issues, including diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and many others.

In this article, I will discuss the history of fasting and some false information we have been taught about dieting.

I will also discuss the medical benefits of fasting, some popular ways of fasting that have been shown to help with weight loss, and I will answer some common questions that people have about fasting.

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Why Am I So Fat? 9 Reasons to Consider

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​That may seem like a harsh title, but I am asked that question almost daily in my medical practice.  ​People that struggle with their weight are desperate for answers.

​As most people would guess, diet and exercise ​​play a huge role in your ability to lose weight, but​ there are​ multiple other things ​also going on that are making ​it ​difficult for you to drop the pounds.

In this article, I will discuss 9​ commonly ignored reasons that anyone should consider if ​they are ​failing in their weight loss attempts.

These include thyroid issues, stress, poor sleep habits, insulin resistance, and many others...

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Weight Loss Resistance and Hormones – 8 Tips to Get You Back on Track

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​Why can't you lose weight even though you are trying to eat right and exercise?

Why do diets that worked in the past have little or no benefit now?

Your hormones are probably playing a huge role.  These include cortisol, thyroid, leptin, insulin, testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone.

​Until you get these hormones in balance, it will be almost impossible for you to get to your ideal body weight.

​In this article, I will discuss how these hormones lead to weight loss resistance and give you 8 tips to get you back on track...

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Low Dose Naltrexone for Hashimoto’s and Weight Loss

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Research has shown the benefit of using low dose naltrexone for Hashimoto's thyroiditis and other autoimmune conditions.

​If you have ​an autoimmune condition such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, reducing the inflammation in your body is crucial to help you feel better and lower your antibody levels.

​If you don't lower the inflammation, it will be next to impossible to lose weight or feel as good as you can.

Lose dose naltrexone has been shown to substantially lower inflammation.  It also helps to raise endorphin levels which makes you feel better overall.

There is ​also a lot of anecdotal evidence that LDN can help ​some people lose weight.

​In this article, I will discuss LDN and what some of the research is showing about it.  I will explain how ​it can be used to potentially lower antibody levels, help with chronic pain, and ​maybe even help ​people with ​Hashimoto's to lose weight.

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The Best Natural Treatments for PCOS

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​If you have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), you know how hard it is to treat.

​You were probably told to "lose weight."  Easier said than done.  You were probably also told to cut back on your sweets and carbs.

You may have even been prescribed metformin, which is a medication for diabetes.  Or perhaps a birth control pill or an antidepressant.

​Like most health problems, if you truly want to have success at reducing or eliminating your PCOS symptoms, you must get to the root causes instead of just treating symptoms.

​In this article I will discuss PCOS, what causes it, common symptoms associated with it, how to diagnose it, and several natural treatments that can help you manage it.

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How to Treat Insulin Resistance

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​Have you been diagnosed with insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, or even diabetes?

​Even if you haven't been diagnosed with insulin resistance, there is a good chance that you have it and don't even know it.

Insulin resistance is primarily a dietary disease - what you have been eating has played a major role in causing you to have this condition.

The good news is that by changing what you eat and how you live, you can ​make major strides in reversing this condition.

​In this article I'm going to discuss a comprehensive approach on how to treat insulin resistance.  

This will include a proper diet, activity level, supplements, medications, and much more...

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Treatment of Reverse T3 Dominance

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Reverse T3 dominance could be the reason why you still have hypothyroid symptoms even though you are taking thyroid medication.

Or why you struggle to lose weight even when your thyroid labs are "normal."

Never heard of reverse T3 dominance?  Most people haven't, including most doctors.

High levels of reverse T3 could be slowing down your metabolism, reducing thyroid function at the cellular level, and causing multiple symptoms of hypothyroidism.

The purpose of this article is to inform you about reverse T3 - its purpose in the body, what causes it to get elevated, how to test for it, and how to reduce it back to optimal levels.

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