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Is your thyroid gland working against you? Is your low thyroid activity keeping you fat? On this site, I've explored how poor gut health can lead to thyroid troubles-and eventually to weight gain. I've also discussed the connection between your thyroid and metabolismnumerous times, including here.

by Coach Ryan CPT, CN, BMS

All diets designed to promote heart health are low in fat and cholesterol and high in fiber. Vegetarian diets, then, are natural choices for those who want to reduce the risk of heart disease because vegetarian diets are naturally low in fat and cholesterol and high in fiber! Eliminating meat, poultry and fish, which are among the foods highest in fat and cholesterol and lowest in fiber, can be a giant step toward improving heart health. Another step, which comes naturally to vegetarians, is to increase the consumption of plant-based foods that are naturally high in fiber. Plant-based foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, also provide antioxidant protection for the heart.

The difference between fasting and caloric restriction

Perhaps one of the most common questions we get is what the difference is between calorie restriction and fasting. Many calorie enthusiasts say that fasting works, but only because it restricts calories. In essence, they are saying that only the average matters, not the frequency. But, of course, the truth is nothing of its kind.

If increasing muscle mass is one of your goals, then think twice before you go out for a night of heavy drinking. Consuming alcohol in large quantities has a direct effect on your metabolism, causing fat to be stored instead of being utilized as an energy source.
The AHA released an article stating that Coconut Oil is not healthy. In the latest THO Podcast we dissect & discuss.

Understanding Your Endocrine System

Is Too Much Cortisol Ruining Your Weight-Loss Efforts?

Here's how to keep it in check.