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Calories, Fats and Your Gut

We all know the term calories and at least have a basic understanding of what it’s for – it provides energy for your physical activities like walking, gardening, biking, and so on as well as your body processes such as breathing, digestion, and heart beating.

The calories that you do not use get stored in your body as fat. Essentially, 3,500 unburned calories convert to about a pound of fat. On the flip side, burning 3,500 beyond your consumption burns that one pound of fat into energy because of the calorie deficit in your body.

The infographic below simplifies the caloric intake and equivalent amount of activity to burn it off

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There are many more activities that you can do in place of the ones here. Measurement devices and smartphone apps that tell you how many calories you have burned are also readily available.

Food supplements can also help you as you burn away those excess calories. For instance, as your body starts burning fat, fish oil, specifically those labeled EPA/DHA (Eicosapentaenoic acid and Docosahexaenoic acid respectively), aids in greatly reducing inflammation. It also improves HDL and lowers triglycerides – a fact that your heart will thank you for especially since high blood triglyceride levels are a big risk factor for heart disease.

Probiotics are also another supplement that aids in reducing weight gain. Many studies have shown that probiotics have anti-obesity effects. The imbalance of the gut bacteria is caused by dietary factors. This, in turn, results in weight gain and energy balance. A properly balanced gut environment significantly helps the body absorb nutrients effectively and has been known to alleviate many health disorders over time.

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Alice Foods Thyroid Support Supplement with Iodine – a Top-Rated Support Supplement


Pflugerville, TEXAS – March 20th, 2018 – A family-oriented website, Family Living Today, owned by RKT Publishing LLC., has just released the result of their survey “The Best Thyroid Supplements: The 25 Top-Rated Thyroid Supplements in 2018”, which happens to also include Alice Foods’ Thyroid Support Supplement with Iodine. Family Living Today provides articles and guides covering everything from home security to CPR for infants and are written by industry experts. Health and happiness are among the key notes of the company’s mission.

Alice Food’s Thyroid Support Supplement with Iodine is one of the chosen few health products in the market that made it to the Top 25 list. This is attributed to the supplement’s unique combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs and amino acids formulated to help maintain normal thyroid activity. This well-balanced complex with a Non-GMO formula was produced in the USA at an FDA registered manufacturing facility. Parallel with Family Living Today’s mission, Alice Foods is passionate about healthy living, good nutrition and overall wellbeing.

For more information, visit the Alice Foods website,, or see the whole article on the Family Living Today website.

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Glucosamine promotes longevity by mimicking low-carb diet, study finds

The widely used food supplement glucosamine promotes longevity in aging mice by approximately 10 percent due to improved glucose metabolism. Researchers find that the compound does so ‘by mimicking a low-carb diet in elderly mice reflecting human retirees.’ In addition, the results of the study seemed to give some indication of protection from diabetes, a life-threatening disease most prevalent amongst the elderly.

Glucosamine has been freely available in drugstores for many decades. It is widely used to treat arthritis and to prevent joint degeneration. Moreover, glucosamine is known to delay cancer growth. In addition, glucosamine reduces metabolism of nutritive sugars, as was already shown some 50 years ago.

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Swimming Pools, Yeast Infections and Probiotics

photo-1469751215077-d7af19214557Summertime is the best when it comes to pool parties, days out on the lake, adventures at the beach and other fun activities revolving around some body of water.
Hot temperature gives you the necessary excuse to jump into that pool and cool yourself down – not once, but several times a day. And yes, there is that convenience of not needing a dryer – after all, since it is so hot outside, your swimming suit (if you even wear one) will dry off quickly enough so you don’t really need, or want, to change into a new dry outfit.
Unfortunately this hot humid environment creates perfect conditions for yeast to grow rapidly and disturb the natural balance of good bacteria in the sensitive vaginal area causing unpleasant and often rather painful infections.

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