5 Uncommon Ways to Boost Weight Loss Naturally

Do you have unrelenting weight that you just can't lose? Maybe you've tried all the fad diets/bars/exercise classes and you aren't getting anywhere. 

Well, I'm here to give you the answers.

Weight loss isn't just about how much you're working out.

There are many other factors that play into your weight and how you feel in your body. 

Here are top 5 key players that you are probably overlooking in your weight loss journey: 

1) Thyroid Functioning - Your thyroid plays a significant role in your metabolism. If your thyroid isn't functioning optimally, it can cause your entire body to go into a "slowed down" state. This means slowing down your metabolism, blood pressure, heart rate, hair growth, digestion, and muscle growth. 

Because 27 million Americans have thyroid disease and 60% of them are undiagnosed, I encourage you to get a full thyroid panel tested - you can get it easily here. Just go to your nearest testing site, get a quick blood draw, and you'll...

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5 Reasons to Go Gluten Free to Help Hypothyroidism

 Welcome friend! 

Today let's chat about 5 Reasons to Go Gluten Free if you have hypothyroidism! 

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1) Gluten is inflammatory for most people. Research has showed that 1/3 of Americans were found to be intolerant to gluten. This means that when we eat it, the body responds to it with a heightened immune system. With hypothyroidism, the gliadin in gluten looks very similar to thyroid tissue. When your body goes to attack the gliadin, it mistakenly attacks the thyroid tissue instead! This can cause detrimental effects to the thyroid gland over time. 

2) Most wheat products are sprayed with many chemicals which hinder thyroid function. Have you heard of Round Up and the glyphosate lawsuits for causing cancer and other diseases? These chemicals have a significant effect on your hormones and can impair thyroid function. By eliminating gluten in your diet, you can bypass these harmful chemicals...

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The Best Natural Supplement for Hypothyroidism

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 Are you sick of struggling with hypothyroidism symptoms? Maybe you're suffering from brain fog, fatigue, inability to lose weight, hair loss, stress...? 

Yes, same. I've felt it. I've been there. Since the thyroid is a master gland, when it's not working well it impacts almost all parts of your body such as your heart beat, metabolism, digestion, cognition, mood, skin, hair, nails, sleep, energy - and the list goes on. 

I've been a steadfast researcher, putting thousands of dollars and hours into getting to the root of hypothyroidism. 

You see, when my thyroid was acting sluggish, I didn't just want to get put on medication for the rest of my life. 

I thought - there had to be another way. 

In our society now we look for what's the quickest fix or the fastest result. A lot of times we look for band-aids for problems or magic...

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12 Million Americans Have Thyroid Issues and Don't Know It. Are You One of Them?

 Do you have: 

-fatigue 
-low energy 
-hair loss 
-cold hands or feet
-achy joints
-inability to lose weight
-brain fog? 
 
If you answered yes, have you ever considered that your issues may be stemming from your thyroid? 
 
An estimated 20 million Americans have thyroid dysfunction, and 60% of these people are undiagnosed. 
 
The thyroid is a small (yet powerful!) butterfly shaped master gland that controls our energy, metabolism, digestion, heart rate, cognitive functioning and impacts all cells in our body. 
 
If the thyroid is not functioning well, all areas of our body can be affected. 
 
This means if we ignore signs and symptoms of improper thyroid function, it can lead to serious diseases and imbalances in our body. 
 
Often, if hypothyroidism goes untreated, it can progress to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition in which the body mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland....
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Why Native Deodorant is the Best Choice for Your Thyroid

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Everyone is talking about natural products and there is a huge reason why. 

What we put onto our skin has a direct impact on our body and its function. 

Aluminum, one of the ingredients in most deodorants, has been shown to impair thyroid function.

It's time to go ALUMINUM FREE!

Since your skin is your biggest organ, we need to take care in what we put on it since it effects our ability to detox and stay healthy. 

Let's be real here... 

I have always been a person who sweats.. this can be a blessing and a curse. 

The blessing: Sweating is a huge and great way our body naturally detoxes itself! Sweating removes toxins and cleanses the body. 

The curse: Without the right deodorant... life can get stinky - ew! No one wants that. This is why I USED to use what I thought were all of the "good" deodorants, Secret etc with their flowery smells. I did...

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Why I Decided to Run the 2019 Outer Banks Marathon

After a couple of years of signing up for marathons and things not working out, I'm believing that the 3rd time's a charm. 

Two years ago, in 2017, I signed up to do the Rock and Roll Marathon in DC, and then within a month, I found my perfect dog to adopt, which was amazing news!  She was being brought in from Arkansas and the only day available for pick up happened to be the same morning as the marathon. 

Anyway, the universe works in mysterious ways and thank god I got my precious pup -my Cali, who you can see is now my CFO (Chief Fetch Officer)

Then, last year, in 2018, I signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon - same thing - I was ready - I even did the half marathon in March to bypass the lottery system to insure I got in. I did the North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon with my mom in April to keep my training going strong.

And then in July 2018, my mom had a recurrence of cancer. 

Let's rewind.

My mom taught me how to run. When...

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5 Ways Lemons Create Glowing Health and Energy

Lemons are a common yet powerful superfood to get your GLOW on!

You can squeeze them into warm water for a liver detox, mix with olive oil or avocado oil for healthy salad dressing, or put in ice water for a post workout hydration boost! 

I've found that bringing lemon water on errands, or having it at work during the afternoon helps keep me attentive, focused, and hydrated. 

Hydration is key for energy, brain health, skin health and your immune system! 

Below are 5 ways that lemons are rockstars of the health world and why you should use them on the daily! 

  1. High in Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant, helping to keep the skin glowing and improving collagen production.
  2. Boosts the immune system, keeping you feeling strong and energized even when leading a busy life. 
  3. Supports healthy digestion and weight loss, allowing the body to detoxify itself and get rid of toxins. 
  4. Lowers blood pressure and improves heart health. 
  5. Alkalizes the...
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The Top 5 Benefits of Coconut Oil

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We love coconut oil! Whether you are using it in your coffee, smoothies, for hair conditioning, or to hydrate the skin, it offers a variety of health benefits! 

Here are the top 5 benefits of coconut oil below: 

  1. Balances hormones! The medium chain fatty acids (or MCTs) in coconut oil provide healthy types of fat that are wonderful for keeping your hormones in equilibrium. 
  2. Provides quick and lasting energy! The MCTs in coconut oil are able to be utilized quickly in the body and also keep you feeling fuller for longer, often aiding in weight management. 
  3. Reduces inflammation in the body, which is at the core of healthy living. We come into contact...
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How Apples Improve Heart Health

Ever heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away?  Turns out it’s true!  Studies have shown that apple consumption has led to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. One of the most important mechanisms is the positive impact of apples on the gut microbiome.

Apples have an array of polyphenols and fiber which have positive effects on intestinal health. 

Improving gut health has an important impact on reducing the risk for cardiovascular diseases including improving high blood pressure. Fiber plays a large role in these health benefits as well as it protects against type 2 diabetes and obesity. 

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Going back to science, a study showed that 2 apples per day for 2 weeks increased bifidobacteria in the gut and reduced pathogenic, or bad, bacteria.

Apples are known as prebiotics which create a healthy environment for probiotics to grow and flourish....

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7 Ways To Beat Burnout

The World Health Organization has now recognized burnout as an occupational syndrome that comes from stress, overwhelm, and improper coping to maintain a work-life balance. Of course, certain times of life will be busier than others, but with prolonged and chronic work stress we can suffer from burnout and its plethora of negative effects on our physical, mental, and emotional states. 

As someone who has suffered from burnout, I can assure you that it is strenuous and taxing on the body in all realms - physically/mentally/emotionally. It is associated with depression, anxiety, lack of focus, and fatigue. It has taken a lot of self reflection and practice to figure out the ways to beat burnout and how to heal from it in order to have a vibrant and fulfilling life. 

I wanted to give you my 7 Ways To Beat Burnout below so that you can bring them into your daily life. These activities can be preventative as well as helpful in dealing...

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