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Have We Been Approaching Weight Loss All Wrong?

It’s frustrating for me and I’m sure for them too really if you want to know the truth of it. I bet I get asked this question daily by either someone in person, through email or text, or on one of the many social media channels out there with regard to their diet. It just […]

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What Is Sleep Inertia and How to Beat It?

Guest Author: Caitlin Evans What is sleep inertia and how do you beat it? Many of us have long accepted we’re not “morning people” – and if you feel the same, you bet you’re not alone. For at least 15 minutes after waking up, the majority of people simply don’t have it together, mentally speaking. This […]

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Detoxing, ReToxing, or Always-Toxing

Detoxing?  Let’s just get straight to the point on this one.  Contrary to what the news or Internet says, there is no such thing as a magic pill, potion, elixir, juice, vitamin or herb that can detoxify you.  And, here is another Truth:  There is no pharmaceutical drug that can truly cure you of your chronic […]

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Oral Contraceptives: Things you might want (need) to know

authored by Justin Janoska Chances are if you walk into your doctor’s office and complain about one of a multitude of symptoms like insomnia, heavy or painful periods, acne, etc. you leave with a prescription for oral contraceptives (OC) – whether that’s the estrogen and progestin combo or progestin only pill.  Birth control seems to be […]

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Eat Less, Exercise Less (ELEL): Another Weight Loss Strategy?

The eat less, exercise less (ELEL) protocol is one of the most well known protocols here at Metabolic Effect. First discussed in our book Lose Weight Here. In this blog you get all the in-depth information on how it works and how to use it. Research tells us that greater than 90% of individuals who […]

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PCOS: Supplements and Associated Infertility

PCOS and Sex Hormones: The typical menstrual cycle of someone with PCOS tends to be irregular. The reason for this is because the hypothalamus in the brain is releasing Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) at a higher frequency than is normal. This frequency increase of GnRH causes the pituitary gland to release Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and […]

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PCOS Sufferer? How To Use Exercise To Help Yourself

 By: Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta   Many ladies with PCOS don’t realize that they are inadvertently worsening or locking in their PCOS symptoms with their exercise routines. The hallmarks of PCOS – androgen imbalance, insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction stemming from shifts in brain signaling – are greatly influenced by the hormonal impacts of exercise, […]

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How To Do A Detox; The Right Way

Detox diets are all the rage.  You know what I am talking about, right? Drink 4 gallons of water a day. Drink the juice of 12 lemons. Take these nine supplements, and whatever you do, avoid the dreaded “toxins,” they are every where. If you sense a bit of sarcasm, you are not mistaken.  One […]

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PCOS Symptoms: A Primer for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

by Dr. Jillian Teta Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): an umbrella term for a spectrum of metabolic dysfunction   Truth is, we don’t know exactly what causes PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). A single, consistent causative factor has evaded researchers and clinicians alike. PCOS, instead, is thought to spring from many different factors, including environmental and genetic […]

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