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Friday, 18 March 2016

Does Food Have An Impact on How Your Thyroid Functions(by Krish Leo)

There's no such thing as a hyperthyroidism diet, yet what you eat matters. when your thyroid organ creates an excessive amount of hormone can not be avoided or treated however eat less carbs alone. It's frequently treated with doctor prescribed medication.
What to Eat to Keep Your Weight And Your Metabolism Running Smoothly? Apples
An apple a day keeps the doctor away is something I think most of us have heard. Your thyroid easily absorbs mercury, chemically similar to iodine - a component the thyroid needs. But, we all also know that mercury is no good, so what to do? Grapefruits, oranges, peaches an specifically whole apples are all rich in pectin, a gelatin-like fiber that like a soap flushes out toxic compounds in the urine. Additionally, pectin limits the amount of fat your cells can absorb. The more the better; four pieces of whole fruits including the peels and you are all set.
Seaweed
You need iodine for your thyroid and in the western world iodine is added to the salt. So eat more salt? No, not really as to much salt is not good for you. Instead, try seaweed, specifically brown seaweed, which contains alginate, a compound that can suppress the digestion of fat in the gut. A tablespoon of seaweed or a couple of sushi rolls every week is all you need.
Selenium
Low in selenium? A sluggish thyroid could be due to increased need of selenium, which is an essential element and functions sort of like a starter button for your thyroid. Solution: Eat one Brazil nut per day, which contains about 80 micrograms selenium and all your needs should be met. Bonus: Nuts are rich in L-arginine, an amino acid research shows may help blast belly fat.
Oysters
Oh, these lovely oysters! Eat one for your metabolism and five more just to feel good. Oysters are one of the best sources of zink, critical to maintain a healthy thyroid. Deficiencies are likely to result in a slow metabolism. Supplementing your food intake with zink has shown to get weight loss back on track. One study found that obese people who consumed 30 mg of zinc per day (just six raw oysters) had improved body mass indices, lost weight and additionally showed improved cholesterol levels.
Animal Protein
If you lack tyrosine and maybe suffers from vitamin B12 deficiency, both of which are common in people with a sluggish thyroid, eat meat. Animal protein, and specifically chicken contains amino acids, particularly tyrosine, the major component to build thyroid, and dopamine, both of which are crucial for weight management. If your thyroid is underactive, the reason could be a lack of tyrosine. As a consequence you may gain weight as a lack of tyrosine and dopamine is associated with food cravings. If you do not eat mammals and birds, you can also find tyrosine in dairy products and leafy greens.
Yougurt
A spoonful of yogurt is your protective shield for your thyroid, because yogurt is naturally rich in vitamin D. And here is the point; researchers believe that a lack of vitamin D may lead to thyroid diseases and obesity. It is believed that over 90% of patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system turns against the body's own tissues lacks vitamin D. Researchers say that this vitamin has immunity-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties that protect the thyroid from damage. As a bonus, this delicious food contains live and active cultures that are good for your stomach.
Salmon
Salmon is the king of fish, at least when it comes to boost your metabolism. Most cases of underactive thyroid are due to inflammation of the gland, and salmon boasts significant anti-inflammatory properties because of its rich omega-3 fatty acid content. In one study, researchers found that of all treasures in the ocean, salmon had the most positive effects on weight loss and reduced inflammation in the thyroid, better than cod, fish oil and of course a no-fish diet at all. Bonus; the fishy fatty acids may also signal thyroid cells in the liver to burn more fat.
Green Tea
Coffee drinker? Well, next time you should try some green tea, which may be the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. Green tea is a major metabolism booster and a very effective fat burner. Skip the soda in exchange for some of this drink and lose the belly fat. The magic word is catechins, an antioxidant that triggers the release of fat from fat cells. This brew signals to the liver to accelerate the burning of fat into energy. Bonus include improved brain function, lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits.
Olive oil
Our bodies need healthy oils and dietary fat in order to lose weight and function properly. These foods help us to speed nutrients through our bodies, maximize the metabolism and control the hunger feeling. Not many know that monounsaturated fats found in olive oil can actually help the body to burn calories. Extra virgin olive oil may also increase blood levels of serotonin, a hormone associated with satiety, a feeling of wellbeing after a meal.
Eggs
Contrary to popular belief, the egg yolk is actually good for you. New studies suggests that a consumption of two whole eggs per day, including the yolk, has no negative effect of a person's lipid (fat) profile and may actually improve it. The yolk contains choline, that attacks the gene mechanism that that triggers your body to store fat around your liver. Additionally, it contains other metabolism-stoking nutrients, including fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids.
Milk
Worried about cholesterol? Recent studies suggests that daily consumption of calcium, which milk has plenty of, improves your metabolism and thereby the burning of fat. Another study showed that increased consumption of calcium from dairy products (not from supplements) caused the fat to leave the bodies with the feces. That's practical!
Avocado
Antioxidants in fresh fruits and vegetables can help neutralize some free radicals, which destroy cells and DNA, causing a variety of health issues. But avocado is the wonder fruit packed with multiple good things for our well-being. As a starter, it contains metabolism-enhancing monounsaturated fat, which is the healthy alternative to the trans fats and refined polyunsaturated fats you find in most processed foods. But that is just the beginning. Every single one of these fruits are also full with fiber and free-radical-killing antioxidants, but cannot reach your mitochondria, often times referred to as the powerhouses of the cells as they generate the energy that our cells need to do their jobs. However, monounsaturated-rich oil pressed directly from avocado can help mitochondria survive attacks.
Brocolly
Brocolly is made of a fiber that's been shown to increase TEF (the Thermic Effect of Food, (defined as the increase in metabolic rate after ingestion of a meal). Broccoli also effectively "switches off" genetically cancer genesBusiness Management Articles, leading to the targeted death of cancer cells and slowing of disease progression. One recent study found that men who ate three or more half-cup servings of broccoli per week had a 41 percent decreased risk for prostate cancer as compared to men who ate fewer than one serving per week. Broccoli also contains both Calcium and vitamin C.
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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Bloating - 60+ Million People Live With It, What Can Be Done?(by Linda Enright)

Do you live with chronic bloating? Would you guess that 1 in 5 of your friends and family may as well? It is one of the most prevalent symptoms that we endure - when you wake up, after each meal, and ...
Do you live with chronic bloating? Would you guess that 1 in 5 of your friends and family may as well? It is one of the most prevalent symptoms that we endure - when you wake up, after each meal, and getting worse and worse throughout the day. Statistics show that about 20% of the U.S. population has bloating. I would think that is a low estimate. The digestive system isn't the sexiest of systems in the body, and people are embarrassed to talk about it. But the chronic symptoms that so many people are living with can be changed!
I lived with IBS and bloating for years. It is the reason I chose to study nutrition. I never got answers, no one had a solution for me. Not only did I regularly feel physically uncomfortable, I felt emotionally uncomfortable because it was embarrassing! The desire for stretchy pants that put no pressure on my gut; I often felt like I wanted to pull the skin away from my stomach to release the constant pressure of bloating.
One client of mine described the relief in this way, "I can finally take a breath." The pressure of constant bloating made her feel like she could never really breathe deeply. The changes to her diet and healing her gut not only allowed her to breathe, the IBS was gone and she lost weight too!
Why does bloating occur?
There are many reasons why you might experience it:
  1. food sensitivities causing chronic inflammation
  2. a damaged gut preventing nutrients from being properly broken down and absorbed
  3. stress
  4. "standard American diet" - too much food high in sugar, fat and salt; highly processed foods containing ingredients that cause digestive distress for many, eating meals very fast
  5. bacterial overgrowth
  6. intestinal parasites
Solutions to chronic bloating
Each individual is different so, of course, the solution will be unique to each person.
• When someone lives with a multitude of symptoms and may also have IBS, food sensitivity testing with creation of an individually tailored anti-inflammatory diet is extremely effective. Once the body is not constantly being bombarded with inflammatory foods it can begin the healing process.
  • If living on the "standard American diet," simply cleaning up the diet - eliminating highly processed foods, slowing down and nourishing the body well can solve the problem.
  • Stress is not an occasional occurrence today it is what many live with 24/7. Stress absolutely can go to the gut. It may create a symptom and it may create long term damage. Stress may not be avoidable, but it can be managed well with relaxation, meditation and simply breathing!
  • If damage to the gut has occurred a healing protocol is required. This will include an anti-inflammatory diet protocol, but also may include nutrients specifically beneficial for healing the gut tissue.
  • Bacterial overgrowth or intestinal parasites may require medication to heal before a nourishing diet and stress management can create the right balance.
There can be more serious conditions related to bloating, so talking with your doctor is important. But when you have eliminated all other causesHealth Fitness Articles, it's time to dig deeper. Stop living in discomfort. On the other side - you can breathe!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Lynda Enright, MS, RD, CLT is certified as a Wellness Coach and LEAP Therapist who partners with individuals who want to look and feel amazing. Lynda helps individuals improve their health by addressing each individual as the whole person finding the causes of weight gain, fatigue, bloating, acid reflux, congestion, brain fog or achy joints.
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