Managing Holiday Weight

Wednesday, November 28, 2007  -  Byron J Richards

It’s now been a few days since the official Thanksgiving feast.  If you are lucky you are only one or two pounds up.  If you aren’t doing so well you are five or more pounds heavier.  Even worse, you have likely entered into an eating pattern where you are wanting more and more food, especially snacks and sweets – something you may have had under control before the holidays set in.  This is not a good situation to be in for the month of December.  This sneaky, somewhat compulsive desire to eat more food is a leptin problem raising its ugly head.  Since you already know what you are supposed to be doing - but aren’t – WHAT CAN YOU DO?

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What is Iosol Iodine?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007  -  Byron J Richards

Iosol Iodine is a proprietary iodine formulation that has been in widespread use for the past fifty years.  I am often asked what the difference is between this iodine supplement and others, and many have asked what the source of the iodine is that is used in Iosol.

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Nutritional Needs for Thyroid Hormone

Tuesday, November 06, 2007  -  Byron J Richards
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Antioxidants are Required for Healthy Thyroid Function

 -  Byron J Richards

Most people do not realize that the natural process of making and activating thyroid hormone is highly oxidative, meaning a lot of free radicals are made even when the thyroid is running normally.  Once the thyroid starts to struggle the increase in free radicals and related inflammatory signals (like TNFa and IL6) is significant.

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Herbs and Thyroid Function

 -  Byron J Richards

Many herbs, vegetables, and fruits have antioxidant capacity and are likely to support healthy thyroid function.  In fact, any food or dietary supplement that reduces inflammation or free radical activity will at least indirectly be helpful to overall thyroid function, including nutrients that protect the liver or assist in the natural detoxification process.

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Cellular Nutrition is Vital for Proper Thyroid Function

 -  Byron J Richards

Thyroid hormone is a manager, it is not a worker.  Cells do the work and they must have adequate nutrition to comply efficiently with directions.  Thyroid hormone (T3) delivers its message to the DNA of cells which in turn tells the mitochondria of cells how fast to produce energy.

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Lack of Sleep Disturbs Leptin, Makes Children and Adults Fat

Monday, November 05, 2007  -  Byron J Richards

A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan shows that children who get less than 9 ¾ hours sleep in the third grade are 40 percent more likely to be fat in the sixth grade (whether they were already fat or not in the third grade).  It was found that the longer the kids slept, the less the chance for obesity.

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