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When to Use Natural Thyroid Support Supplements for Weight Loss

While there are many factors related to unwanted weight gain, it appears that low thyroid function can be one of them.

But how do you determine if your thyroid is functioning adequately? Well, if you’ve been eating the typical American diet, it’s probably the case that your endocrine system (all your glands, including the thyroid) need nutritional support (and a change of diet!).

If you have serious heart conditions, such as severe high blood pressure or severe heart palpitations, you should be very cautious about using any product that can increase thyroid hormone or thyroid function. Also be cautious about using a natural thyroid product if you are using one or oe product which are creating a state of over-stimulation i your body. These could include certain cardiac drugs, or large amounts of caffeine.

That said, quality natural thyroid support supplements can work wonders if you choose yours wisely. And they can make the difference between losing unwanted fat or not.

Are you eating Kale? Why Not Drink It?

Kale is an amazing vegetable. It is very healthy!

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If you’re like me you don’t really enjoy eating Kale. I mean yes – you could slather on some thick Ranch dressing to cover up the Kale but that’s not ideal!

My suggestion is to drink your kale! That’s what I do!

I love to make smoothies with my VitaMix and Kale is one of my most used ingredients.

Almost every smoothie I make is deep dark green and the Kale based smoothies are no exception.

It’s funny though because I have made smoothies for friends with almost half of the ingredients being kale and despite great opposition they all agree the smoothies taste amazing!

The secret is the proper mix of ingredients.

I mix it up all the time but here is a good smoothie recipe to try using kale.

Kale (organic if possible and as much as you can stuff in the blender)

1 or 2 Green Apples (tart not sweet)

1/2 bag of frozen raspberry

Carrots (peeled mini carrots or large)

Walnuts (handful)

Zuchini (1 or 2 small to medium)

Spring Water or Ice Cubes (not too much but enough to make it juice like)

Mix all in your blender and make sure it is very fine. In my Vita Mix it takes around 3 or 4 minutes and is very eay to drink and is more juice like than a smoothie.

Try this recipe and I am sure you will be getting more Kale in your system!

Drink your kale!