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Month: November 2016

Low Energy? Detect Thyroid Related Fatigue

Energy is the backbone of life. All systems in your body need energy to function properly. How you produce and distribute energy is complex; thyroid hormone function has a major impact on all of your energy systems. However, not all fatigue or tiredness is due to thyroid malfunction. How do you tell the difference?

Thyroid hormone governs the basal metabolic rate, which is like the idling speed of a car engine. Even when you are sitting in a chair or sleeping your 100 trillion cells …

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Curcumin Boosts AMPK Activation, Prevents Fatty Liver

Several new studies show that curcumin activates the enzyme AMPK, along with related fat burning gene signals, thus preventing the build up of fat in liver cells. 

AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) is a pivotal cell enzyme required to orchestrate the burning of fat and sugar. The first study was trying to figure out if curcumin had a mechanism that could specifically help protect against non-alcohol fatty liver disease; a common consequence of obesity-related health problems. …

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Black forest protein smoothie

 

Get your protein fix with this delicious smoothie – we swear it tastes just like a liquid cherry chocolate bar! 

Ingredients

2 scoops chocolate protein powder
½ cup fresh or frozen cherries, pitted
½ frozen, ripe banana
1 heaped tbsp Well Naturally Rich Dark Chocolate, roughly chopped
¾ cup coconut or almond milk 
4 ice cubes
1 tsp Natvia, or 1–2 drops of liquid Stevia (to taste)
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How to count macros

 

Although counting macronutrients can seem daunting at first, you may be suprised at how easy it is once you get the hang of it. Check out our basic guide below.

 

Step 1: 

Adopt A Macros Ratio

Most experts who use macros suggest dividing the Big 3 macronutrients into these ratios:

»Protein: 35% or 40%

»Carbs: 50% or 40%

»Fats: 15% …

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