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MCT Oil and Dietary Fat Balance

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Credit: Phu Thinh Co, Flickr Commons

If you’re one of those people spiking their morning coffee with a chunk of butter and a splash of MCT oil for a sustained buzz, how closely have you looked at exactly what these fats are doing for you? And if you’re one of the people who’ve observed others performing this strange ritual, here’s a look at the method behind the madness. Continue reading

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20 Important Facts You Need to Know about the Thyroid

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The thyroid is the master metabolism gland. This remarkable little gland can regulate body temperature, aid in digestion, and enhance cognitive ability. Without the thyroid, our bodies would not be able to convert nutrients into energy.

Let’s address some of the most important functions our thyroid performs:

20 Important Facts You Need to Know about the Thyroid

  1. The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland is located in the neck. Hormones produced by the thyroid direct calorie consumption, oxygen usage, digestion, the brain and neuromuscular function.  What an incredibly powerful gland!

  2. More than 27 million Americans have some sort of thyroid disease. About 13 million have no idea they suffer from a thyroid imbalance.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Trailblazing Thursdays: Debunking the ‘Smaller, More Frequent Meals’ Myth

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For many people, the road to eating well begins with a common practice: snacking. We hear that the traditional three meals per day is not at all ideal for weight loss; 5-6 smaller meals instead will curb your hunger and rev up the metabolism.

A popular metaphor is to think of the body’s metabolism like a fire. If you try to start a fire with a big, fat log you probably won’t get very far. The key is to get the fire nice and hot by feeding it twigs, dry leaves, and small branches. Then, when you put on the heaviest piece of wood, the blazing inferno will eat it right up. It’s the same with food. If you eat just a few large meals per day, your metabolism will be sluggish. Give it many small meals instead and the body will be more than ready to become a calorie-burning machine when you sit down for that monster dinner.

Makes sense, right?

But we must remember the body isn’t that simple. Metaphors are nice, but just because they make sense doesn’t automatically mean such a complex system will automatically follow its rules.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.