IMPROVE THYROID FUNCTION WITH THESE 6 TIPS

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The thyroid is a vital gland in the human body – it makes the hormones that keep organs running properly and plays a major role in metabolism. Every cell in the body depends on a well-functioning thyroid.

20 million Americans have a thyroid condition and 60% don’t even know they have it.  

There are many easy, everyday things you can do to improve thyroid function. Here are six science-backed tips: 

 1. Protect your thyroid by eating a paleo diet rich in greens.

Eating a paleo diet will help to eliminate foods that may cause inflammation and damage to the gut. This is important because poor gut health can suppress thyroid function. 

Leafy greens are excellent sources of magnesium – an essential mineral that plays an important role in many body functions. For the thyroid, magnesium is needed to convert inactive thyroid hormone into active thyroid hormone. Without this conversion, the thyroid is not able to function properly.

 2. A good night’s sleep can boost your thyroid health.

University of Chicago researchers found that seven hours of uninterrupted sleep can diminish cortisol production by 45%. When the body is creating too much cortisol it can lower the production of thyroid hormones.

3. Get a hot stone massage to improve thyroid function.

The motion of the massage encourages toxins to drain from the thyroid, and the hot stones increase circulation to boost thyroid function which ramps up production of the all-important thyroid hormones.

 4. Encourage proper thyroid function by practicing yoga.

Stress and thyroid function are intricately linked – stress increases production of the hormone cortisol, which can inhibit production of the thyroid stimulating hormone from the pituitary gland which then leads to poor thyroid function.

Yoga is a proven stress reliever. The combination of controlled breathing and intentional movements during yoga practice can quickly reduce the heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels.

 5. Take a daily supplement specifically formulated to improve thyroid function.

There are a variety of nutrients needed to keep your thyroid working properly, including zinc, selenium, Vitamin A, and iodine. These nutrients can be tough to get in the quantities needed to promote healthy thyroid function on diet alone.

Our premium Thyroid Plus supplement was formulated with the finest quality ingredients, in just the right balance, to help support your thyroid health. 

 

 

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 6. Understand the root cause of poor thyroid function.

Your thyroid may not be functioning properly because of an underlying autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune thyroid disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland. The most common forms of autoimmune thyroid disorders are Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, which presents with symptoms of an underactive thyroid – also known as hypothyroidism – and Graves’ disease, which presents with symptoms of an overactive thyroid – also known as hyperthyroidism.

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6 WAYS TO IMPROVE COGNITIVE FUNCTION AND BRAIN HEALTH

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The brain is the command center for the nervous system, which connects every part of the body. When the brain isn’t functioning properly, it can lead to brain disorders and diseases, like migraines, memory loss, mental fatigue, dementia and Alzhiemer’s disease, to name a few.

Maintaining a healthy brain is important for health and longevity – the longer and better your brain functions, the healthier you will be.

Here are 6 ways to improve cognitive function and achieve optimal brain health for years to come:

 

1. Close your eyes to clear your head.

If you are feeling unfocused, closing your eyes for 30 seconds can sharpen focus and improve memory recall. According to British researchers, by taking a  brief break from visual distractions, you’ll calm your basal ganglia – the brain  region that controls your ability to think clearly.⁠

2. Improve recall by reading before bed.

Whether you’re looking over notes for work or studying for school – by reviewing the material right before you go to sleep, you’ll improve recall by 12%, according to researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital.⁠

This is thanks to the way slow-wave or deep sleep helps the brain consolidate memories.

3. Keep your brain young by playing your favorite board game.

French researchers found that playing your favorite card or board game twice a week will have your brain functioning as if it were 9 years younger. Plus, you’ll score 25% higher on brain function tests and cut your risk of developing dementia by 48%.⁠

Challenging yourself with fun games keeps your brain’s memory center energized and boosts the flow of nutrient-rich blood to brain cells.⁠

4. Take a nap in a hammock to improve your memory.

A study published in the journal Current Biology found that being rocked to sleep helped people perform three times better on a memory test than those who slept in a standard bed. Researchers believe the rocking motion of a hammock helps synchronize activity in the areas of the brain that play roles in sleep and memory.⁠

5. Plant flowers for better brain health.

According to Cornell University researchers, digging in dirt exposes you to two powerful brain-boosters – the healthy probiotic bacteria you inhale when you’re near soil and the vitamin D your skin makes when it’s exposed to UV light.⁠

Gardening twice weekly can double your ability to remember facts, names and directions, and cuts your dementia risk by 55%. Just be sure to wear a broad-spectrum SPF when you go outdoors!⁠

 

6. Take a daily high quality supplement specifically formulated for brain health.

Today’s diets are lacking in many essential vitamins and nutrients that support optimal brain function, thanks mainly to modern commercial farming practices and soil degradation. 

Modern agriculture is focused on producing crops maximized for size, fast growth rate and resistance to pests, rather than nutrition. What nutrients the plants are able to get in their short growing season has been compromised because of soil degradation – the depletion of important nutrients in the soil due to the use of powerful fertilizers and the farming of one specific crop in one area for too long.

A large-scale study published in the British Food Journal found that essential nutrients like calcium, iron, potassium, vitamins A and C, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, magnesium, zinc and copper in vegetables have significantly reduced over time.

Adding high quality supplements to your day is one way to get the important nutrients your brain needs to function optimally. 

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­ 5 WAYS TO BOOST IMMUNITY

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Your immune system is your biggest ally. People with a strong immune system get sick less often with milder symptoms. A weak immune system can present a host of troublesome symptoms, including high stress levels, stomach troubles, frequent infractions and exhaustion.

There are simple, everyday things you can do to boost your immunity to stay well. Here are five science-backed tips: 

1. Add turmeric to your diet to boost your immunity

Turmeric is a natural way to help strengthen immunity by increasing the body’s capacity to modulate the immune system. The main active compound in turmeric is curcumin – it’s the compound that gives turmeric its bright yellow color. A recent study, published in the journal Molecules, found that curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can help improve immune function.

Try: Regenera Medical Turmeric Pro, for a well-rounded blend of turmeric phytonutrients that can help normal inflammatory input and strengthen immune reserves.

2. Take a cold shower for a stronger immune system

According to a recent study in the journal PLoS One, people who take cold  showers are 29% less likely to call in sick for work or school. The study enrolled 3,018 people who took a hot shower then used applications of cold water for 30–90 seconds based on their research group.

Cold showers can also reduce chronic pain by 62%, because the cold water activates the body’s internal self-cleaning system, improving cellular repair and reducing inflammation.

3. Get your vitamins for immune system support

Recent studies have shown that vitamin D and vitamin K play an important role in boosting immune health. In one of the longest standing studies on generational health – the Framingham Offspring Study – higher levels of vitamin K were associated with stronger immune function and a more balanced inflammatory response.

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4. Strengthen your immunity with your favorite card game

A study at UC Berkeley revealed that an area in the brain used in playing the card game bridge stimulates the immune system – in particular the thymus gland that produces white blood cells called T cells, or T lymphocytes.

5. Take a daily supplement specifically formulated to boost immunity

Adding beneficial supplements to your daily routine can help bolster your immune system and provide a host of other health benefits. Your body often needs more than what your daily diet can provide, and supplements can help bridge that gap. 

Even if you eat a varied diet full of nutritious foods, nutritional values for fruits and vegetables today are below what you could get in the 1970s. According to a report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, soil is becoming less and less nutrient rich and lacking in the essential vitamins and minerals we need. The soils in America have been significantly deprived of vital nutrients due to commercial farming and all of the powerful fertilizers that are used.

Try: Regenera Medical Probio-Daily, a unique probiotic formula designed to deliver active organisms shown to promote healthy gut microflora, protect intestinal integrity and boost immune function.

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How To Choose High Quality Supplements

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High quality supplements can be an important part of achieving and maintaining your health goals. 

There are so many supplements available in store and online it begs the question – how do you know which supplements and vitamins are right for you? And, once you’ve determined what supplement you want to take, how do you know which brand is made up of high quality and effective ingredients?

Here’s our guide to choosing the right high quality supplement for you.

 Why Take Supplements?

 The most common reasons someone might want to take supplements include:

  • Age – as you age your risk of certain vitamin deficiencies, like vitamin D, increases.
  • Medical conditions – some medical conditions can cause nutrient deficiencies.
  • Food allergies – those on a limited diet due to allergies can lack the ability to get necessary vitamins from the food they eat.
  • Type of diet – similar to those on restrictive diets due to allergies, certain diets don’t provide enough of some of the vitamins necessary to be healthy. For example, it can be difficult to get enough vitamin B12 from a vegan diet.
  • Medications – some medications may inhibit the absorption of particular vitamins from food, so you may wish to add supplements.
  • Improved health – there are supplements available for improved brain wellness, gut health, heart health, immune support and more 

If you are unsure which type of supplements you should be taking, please contact your healthcare provider.

How To Choose High Quality Supplements 

Now that you know why you might need to take supplements, how do you figure out which brand has high quality supplements? Here are four important considerations:

1.  Consider the cost

 

Supplements can get quite pricey, so it’s important to look for a price that works for your budget. Make sure you consider the long term – is this supplement something you plan on taking for the foreseeable future? Don’t go for the cheapest supplement on the shelf either – if the supplement is really low-cost, it may contain a large volume of additives or low-quality ingredients. 

 

 

2. Check the dosage

 

More is not always better! It’s important to select a supplement that has the right dose for you. Too much of certain vitamins can harm your health. A medical practitioner can help you determine exactly how much of each active ingredient is necessary on a daily basis for you to reach your health goals.

3. Read the ingredients

 

It’s important to always read the ingredients of any supplement. If there is an ingredient you don’t recognize, research it to make sure it’s not an unnecessary additive. Low quality supplements are often full of unnecessary additives which may block your body from absorbing the active ingredients. 

Check to make sure the supplement includes a ‘free from’ list, which includes unnecessary additives like gluten, wheat, lactose, eggs, soy, tree nuts, GMOs, artificial preservatives and artificial colorings. 

4. Be aware of bold claims

 

Watch out for any supplements that make bold claims, like curing a disease, building muscle or burning fat. Any supplement that sounds too good to be true likely is.

 

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