Have you ever experienced mental fatigue? Hard to focus, getting distracted, rereading something couple of times just to make sense of it, being overwhelmed with small decisions and tasks and relaying on coffee and snacks to keep you ‘awaken’ and productive? Low energy, physical fatigue and difficulty in waking up in the morning are very common with under-active thyroid but lack of mental clarity is a thing too. You are not crazy, brain fog is real. Let’s take a look what is causing it and how you can get rid of it.
Your health and wellbeing starts with thyroid. Are you experiencing any of those ‘unexplained’ symptoms?
If you feel fatigue, anxious, gaining weight and can’t sleep well with no particular reason – check your thyroid! Thyroid hormones affect every cell in your body. They influence both your physical and mental health. Approximately 1 in 8 women will be affected by a thyroid condition at some point in their lives. Developing thyroid disorder is more common in women between age 20 and 30 and during menopause. Here is a brief summary how thyroid affects your wellbeing why it’s so often misdiagnosed and what’s is the one big mistake in thyroid treatment?
Activate your body’s self-healing power. If you tried everything and still not feeling well – read this!
Have you ever heard that love can heal? Self-love and what comes with it – happiness are powerful. They can actually influence your genes and immune system. Believe me or not, but no matter how perfect your diet and lifestyle are, if you are missing those two – there are 90% chances that you’ll struggle to regain full health. Let’s dig into it and explain common misconception about self-love, healing, placebo effect and things you can apply today to improve your wellbeing.
Insulin resistance is new ‘pandemic’ of our modern society. Many people associate insulin with diabetes only but between diabetes type II and being healthy is a huge gap and this is where we talk about insulin resistance. Insulin is gaining more and more attention but still is ignored by most doctors in UK. Let’s take a closer look how insulin affect your health and wellbeing and how you can reverse insulin resistance naturally.
As we age our body produces less and less progesterone. Progesterone levels drops dramatically after age 30 and hit rock bottom in menopause. Progesterone is the ‘feel good’ hormone that its power is often underestimated and a bit neglected. Why you need and how to increase it naturally? Here is eveyrthing you should know
There are great chances you are not and this is because of few reasons: Salt in UK is not iodised. The United Kingdom ranks seventh amongst the ten most iodine deficient countries in the world. The most abundant iodineContinue reading “Are you getting enough iodine? Iodine deficiency symptoms and why you need it?”
If you want to heal your underactive thyroid, make sure you are getting enough iron and your ferritin levels are at optimal level. Find out about iron absorption from animal and plant sources and optimal ferritin level according to functional medicine lab ranges.
Female athletes are especially sensitive to hormonal imbalance. Iodine deficiency can impair not only thyroid but also sports performance. Did you know that you can lose up to 50% of iodine during 1-2h of exercise?
Popularity of keto diet is rising. There are of course certain benefits of keto diet but in my opinion, keto may not be that safe for your thyroid in long term, especially if you struggle with underactive thyroid. You may be confused why sometimes keto is recommended to treat Hashimoto’s. Mostly it’s because it can help to manage inflammation. However, it’s not always true
Did you know that restrictive diet and strenuous workouts can make your thyroid even worse? There is no quick fix or magic pill. Withour fixing your thyroid first, weight loss can be a real challenge. Here are some tips how to start
There are certain foods considered as healthy that are not that healthy if it comes to thyroid. Or if you don’t know how to counteract their negative effect, you may be slowly damaging your thyroid. Let’s start with the most common and most controversial one at the same time – soy! Honestly, I haven’t seen any other food with so many different opinions as I’ve heard about soy.
Did you know that even healthy foods like nuts, tofu or chickpeas are actually high in omega 6s? I’m not even talking about grain raised meats and processed foods. Typical modern diet includes far more omega 6s and usuallyContinue reading “5 easy ways to boost your omega 3 intake and balance omega 6:3 ratio.”
There is always something to watch out for. Chicken – contains antibiotics. Vegetables – pesticides. Grains and beans – lectins. Fish? Heavy metals! Mercury, Cadmium, Lead are the most common but there is much more to it. Dioxins, antibioticsContinue reading “Eat fish but…choose wisely – The most contaminated and safest fish to eat.”
Lots of contradictive information about fats and oils can be overwhelming. What are good and bad fats? Which oils are healthiest to cook or fry with? And which should be avoided? Here is little guide for you about fatsContinue reading “Best and worst oils for cooking”
I came across this amazing link between potassium and insulin when I was researching root causes of hypertension. I have to admit I never paid much attention to importance of potassium. Magnesium and zinc were my ‘number one’ minerals.Continue reading “What’s the link between potassium and insulin resistance?”
When you wake up you are dehydrated as you haven’t drunk any liquids for around 8h on average. Even the tiny water loss can impair physical performance and mental functions. Moreover, the cell membrane needs plenty of water toContinue reading “The first thing you should do in the morning is…Drink Water!”
Many people say that most of diseases begin in the gut and I can’t disagree with it however I think liver is often neglected and a bit underestimated organ in terms of our health. Liver detoxification isn’t something youContinue reading “How to improve liver detoxification Phase 1 and Phase 2?”
There are so many different forms and brands on the market that choosing the best one can cause a headache. At the end of the day, humans are not able to produce vitamin C as opposed to animals soContinue reading “What is the best form of vitamin C?”
You probably heard that you are what you eat but even more important, what you actually absorb. If the food is not broken down properly, vitamins and minerals can’t be absorbed and used by our body. I like toContinue reading “How to increase HCL (stomach acid) and why it’s important for digestion and nutrient absorption?”
The reason I decided to write this post is because of my recent attempt to buy ready made smoothie in M&S. When I buy food I always check labels. My main checks are for sugar content, type of oilsContinue reading “Why you should avoid folic acid supplements and folic acid fortified food?”
Iron is one of those minerals that everyone needs. It’s important for oxygen transport, red blood cells formation, immune function, energy and many other functions. However there is something unique about this mineral – our body doesn’t have anyContinue reading “What are dangers of taking iron supplements and multivitamins containing iron?”
There are few things you can do to maximise your gains after workout. Let’s focus on nutrition today and how it may improve muscle repair, growth and strength. NUTRITION: Spread protein intake throughout the day. 20-30g is average recommendedContinue reading “How to maximise muscle growth – nutrition tips”
The most effective type of the workout to stimulate MPS is resistance training as it makes muscles more sensitive to amino acids uptake and as mentioned earlier amino acids are the build blocks of you muscles. Work out routineContinue reading “Best workout routine to build muscles fast”
There is no best time… There are various theories in regard to when it is the best time to consume protein to maximise muscle protein synthesis (MPS) whether it should be before, after workout or before sleep. I personallyContinue reading “Best time to have protein to maximise muscle gains”
You may heard a lot that people don’t eat enough protein, especially vegans but why proteins are so important and how much you should actually consume? I collected some data and briefly summarised some key information on the roleContinue reading “Everything you should know about protein”
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