Have a hard time losing fat? Do you stick to your workout and eat clean, but your efforts are in vain? Then it's time to rev up your diet! There are several things you can do to break through plateaus, such as adjusting your calorie intake, drinking more water, and cutting down on carbs. Here are five possible reasons your diet isn't working...
Your digestive tract is home to millions of beneficial bacteria that support your body’s absorption of nutrients and help fight infection. These “good” bacteria, often referred to as probiotics, also produce vitamins B12 and K12, create beneficial enzymes, and are essential in the production of IgA and T-cell formation. Probiotics are often destroyed by antibiotic treatments, chlorinated tap water, increased stomach acids due to stress, and medications of which need to be replenished.
Our diet has a significant impact on thyroid function and health. There are a number of nutrients that our thyroid requires in order to properly function and secrete hormones. Failing to provide our body with adequate amounts of these essential nutrients can lead to thyroid disorders.
Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disfunction that affects up to 20% of middle-aged women, and a slightly lower percentage of men. This condition occurs when the thyroid is operating at sub-optimal levels and fails to produce enough T3 and T4 thyroid hormones.
Hypothyroidism should not be taken lightly as it has great consequences on the entire body. Aside from a „slow metabolism”, those that suffer from hypothyroidism can experience dry skin, constipation, chronic fatigue, voice changes, depression and sensitivity to cold.
However, by paying attention to your diet and providing the thyroid with the right vitamins and micronutrients, those that suffer from hypothyroidism can help balance their thyroid activity and naturally restore T3 and T4 to optimal levels.