Sunday, February 22, 2015

How Kelp has helped me lose weight

Another supplement I started taking in my weightloss journey was Kelp.  The reason I started taking Kelp was because I believed I had a thyroid problem.  Although I was never diagnosed with any thyroid issues I had some of the symptoms such as fatigue, depression, weight gain, trouble concentrating, and bodily aches.

I started taking Kelp in February of 2013 and started out taking 2 capsule when I woke up and 2 before I went to bed.  I began getting my energy back, started losing weight, and woke up feeling fully rested on days I slept well.  After about a month I started taking 1 in the morning and 1 at night.

The brand I buy is Nature's Way which cost $7.99 at my local Sprouts Farmer's Market here in Whittier, CA.  It contains 100 capsules and the recommended dosage is 1 per day but I exceeded that by choice.  It's 600mg and ingredients are Iodine 360 microgams, sodium 35mg, and gelatin (the capsule).  Although it does not say this on the Nature's way bottle.  Kelp is a great source of Calcium, Magnesium, potassium, and Iron 

The Benefits of Kelp

Kelp is a seaweed and is a natural source of Iodine.  Iodine calms the body and relieves nervousness which can help improve your sleep.  Iodine is known to have beneficial effects on the heart and circulatory system as well.  Iodine is good for your thyroid which helps regulate your digestive system.

Side Effects

I have read and seen videos that taking too much Kelp can actually be bad for your thyroid.  Also it should not be taken if you have high blood pressure.  Kelp should not be taken with any other Iodine medication and if you are pregnant or taking other medications you should consult a healthcare physician.  

As I mentioned previously before I do not claim to be a professional nutritionist or a health expert.  I'm just showing what has and continues to work for me in the hopes that it will help others out here who have struggled with weight loss or maintaining weight.  There is plenty of articles online as well you tube videos you can view so I recommend you do more research before diving in.

Remember stay confident and believe in yourself

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Benefits of Triphala

"No Mother?  Don't Worry, as long as you have Triphala."

Triphala is the first Ayurvedic herbal remedy I tried back in 2013 when I started on the Biggest loser contest we had at work.  It works like a laxative but without all the diarrhea.  The word Triphala is a Sanskrit word translates to 3 fruits:  Myrobalan, Amla, and Belleric Myrobalan


Improves digestion
Cleans the colon
Flushes toxins from your body
Protects the eyes
Protects the heart
Protects the skin
Keeps the liver functioning strong

The Brand I buy is Himalaya which comes in 60 capsules.  I buy it in Little India for $4.99 which is pretty cheap.   I have seen it in whole food markets for  17.99 but you can probably find it on Amazon for cheaper than that.

I use Triphala for it's digestive benefits and as an antioxidant.  one of the fruits in it : Amla, a.k.a. Indian Gooseberry has the highest Vitamin C content of nay fruit. Triphala is a superb overall health supplement and it's definitely a good weapon to have in your arsenal in your pursuit of  weight loss or if  even if your trying to keep the weight off.

There is no known side effects if used properly.  I have read that some people experience headaches, Nausea, gas, or an upset stomach if taking too much.  I have not experienced any such side effects
As always I recommend that everyone do their research before diving in if you are unsure or have health problems.   There is plenty of articles online as well as you tube videos that you can view as well so you can judhe for yourself.

Remember stay confident and believe in yourself

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Benefits of Liv.52 (also known as LiverCare)


Hello and thank you for stopping by, 

The new year is here and New Years resolutions are in effect and in some cases already have started to fade away.  In the next few blogs I'm gonna cover supplements that I've taken through out the last years that have helped me lose weight and also have helped me keep it off.

The first is one of my all time favorites; an ayurvedic supplement which is called Liv.52.  Liv.52 is great liver tonic as it boost enzyme production.  I use Liv.52 mainly for detoxification purposes, improve digestion, and to protect my liver from the by chemicals of alcohol consumption and the junk additives they put in all foods these days. This product has a TON of benefits!


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The Benefits of Liv.52

Liv.52 Neutralizes toxins and poisons that are found in food, water, medications, and in the air we breathe.

Improves digestion and promotes proper liver function and liver enzyme production

Prevents and rapidly eliminates hangovers 

Improves appetite

Treats Cirrhosis, Malnutrition, Hepatitis, Alcoholic liver disease, Jaundice and malnutrition

Liver Care

Here in the United states Liv. 52 is marketed as Liver Care and is more expensive.  I usually buy liv.52 in Little India for 4.99 per bottle with 100 tablets.

Recommended dosage
For children 1 to 2 tablets 3 times daily
For Adults 2 to tablets 3 times daily

I started off taking 3 tablets in the day and 3 at night but now I take 3 a day

I recommend that everyone do their research before diving in if you are unsure or have health problems.  Wether it be on youtube, or searching on Google and judge for yourself.  There is no known side effects  

Other ayurvedic supplements I buy from Little India are Triphala, Bacopa, Ashwagandha, and Mucuna which I will cover in the weeks to come.

Remember stay confident and believe in yourself