Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): Low TSH? Elevated TSH?

TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone is the number one screening tool for disorders of the thyroid gland. The problem is it is a very poor way to assess your thyroid gland function. In my clinical practice I have found that TSH alone is not enough to assess thyroid function. I have seen people with...
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Crossfit to Lose Weight? How Crossfit and Marathons Can Keep You Fat & How to Make Them Work

Elite Conditioning Coach Brad Davidson & Dr. Jade Teta Discuss Crossfit and how to match eating with training for optimal fat loss results There are two things required to lose weight: 1) a calorie deficit and 2) hormonal balance. The problem with the standard "eat less, exercise more"...
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Blood Urea Nitrogen: What it is & Why is Yours High (or low)

BUN, or Blood Urea Nitrogen, is a test performed on the standard chemistry panel your doctor performs. He or she uses it to rule out kidney disease, but it can be abnormal for other reasons. What does it tell you about your health, function or disease? Background on BUN When protein is...
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Perimenopause? Menopause Belly? Hormonal Change? 3 Tips To beat It.

One of the most distressing things about menopause is the spread of weight to the middle. Even women who do not gain much weight during menopause notice increased fat storage around the middle and/or a more difficult time getting rid of menopausal belly fat.   Why? There are three main...
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Blood Work Results & Lab Values? What tests should you get?

Health and fitness can be confusing, can't it? I mean how do you make sense of all the noise out in the blogosphere, online and in the news?   First, fat is bad. And, these days, everyone is acting as if butter and bacon are the cure-all for everything? We've "known" for years that carbs...
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The Cocoa Diet: How To Use Chocolate To Lose Weight

Recently we here at Metabolic Effect released our new Craving Cocoa product. Cocoa powder as a weight loss aid was first popularized in our book The Metabolic Effect Diet and was a concept Keoni, my brother and co-author, came up with after spending years researching the cacao bean and its...
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Motivation To Lose Weight? 2 Big Mistakes Dieters Make

The New Year is upon us. On January 1st, millions of people will embark on another diet and exercise program. Almost all of them will fail miserably. The reason? They simply don't understand how the process works, and the questions they ask are a dead giveaway they have little clue as to the real...
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High Metabolism? Here's How To Get One!

Your metabolism changes and adapts. It is not static and predictable. This simple understanding can free you forever from the trap of dieting. You know what I am talking about, the never ending search for the "perfect diet?" There is no perfect diet you find. Instead you need to create the...
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Why Can't I lose weight? The 3 Reasons You're Still Fat And So Am I

First, let me apologize for calling you fat. I really did not mean it like that, but rather was making reference to the fact that overweight and obesity are an epidemic so really lots of us are fat. I was also alluding to the issue of "weight loss resistance", which is the idea that many people...
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Home Workouts? Try Metabolic 10: Ten Moves To Look Like You Fit

My opinion is that things in the world of exercise have gotten too complex.  Of course there is nothing inherently wrong with complexity.  When dealing with the human body you come to expect it. The issue with complexity is that it tends to confuse all but the most educated in a field....
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