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You are right about the Leucine also valine, isodeucine, carnatine tartrate, and threonine.

they are listed as a proprietary blend of amino acids.

The FODMAP diet made a big difference for me. At first it was very hard but it got easier and now I don't even think about it.

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I bet the vinegar works bc of the acetic acid it contains.
Acetic acid disables some of the enzymes that break down sugars, so you get a much slower rise in postprandial (after meal) levels of blood glucose (BG).

I was taking it for a while before meals, it helped me reduce the huge blood glucose spike I was getting after every meal. I had t do something bc in my case it wasn't simply about weight. I have a hemotoma in my retina, my vision is blurry, my skin was suffering. Plus no matter what I ate, how much exercise I was getting, it was impossible to maintain, no less loose.

After about a month, vinegar became ineffective.

Now I'm taking gynostemma.
I've also used bitter melon.

Going to do some experiments using the foods on the FODMAP diet to see if I can get some relief from BG spiking and insulin resistance. Trying to get a team together for IR. More on that later!

Have a great Sunday, its time for walk
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Thanks! I have discovered that I can eat Spinach cooked with vinegar just not raw. Since I can not eat lettuce either salads are pretty difficult for me when I go out and about. At home I just make salads of veggies I can eat raw. Mostly Cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, carrots. I have to be careful of peas but I can eat them once in awhile. No apples anymore either.

I can list the ingredients of both Boost and Recharge or give you a link to the scientific research "white pages" theyare about 12 pages long for each product. The Metaboliq line is not a weight loss system but a metabolism correction system. I find that I am not always cold since I started taking the Boost. The Recharge has Fructose which I do not have a problem with. Some people get worried when they see Fructose but Dr. Layman explains exactly why he used Fructose and what makes it a good chose.

I tried something with just a little whey in it yesterday and I paid big time. I think that now that I"ve cleaned out my system and have only been giving it stuff it likes that when it gets something it doesn't like it lets me know right away.







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If you want to eat spinach you can do an experiment?
Try cooking it, as this seems to deactivate the goitrogen content.

Take a pinch of seaweed with it.
Note I said "pinch"... not a teaspoon, not tablespoon!

Alternately, there's a preparation the Japanese use on their rice as a condiment. Its got seaweed, sesame seed, salt and sugar in it... sometimes dried fish to lend a umami flavor... its called Furitake... let me see if I can find a link...Okay here's one:

www.amazon.com/JFC-Nori-Komi-Furikak
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You could try something like that and see how it goes.
I'm all about finding workarounds... not sure if that will work for you but in theory it should!

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hey Dette!

Thx for letting us know what your booster is and that you distribute the products!
I wanted to learn what was in it, this is what I found, for those reading who don't know:

The Metaboliq Boost is a green tea catechins ( the active in green tea, I am assuming EGCG, please don't ask me to spell that out! ha) and capsaicin (the "hot" in hot red peppers), encapsulated in a phospholipid shell. I assume this is to help the active cross the cell membrane more easily, since that's what cell membranes are made of (phospholipids). These ingredients increase thermogenesis, which means increasing your body's ability to burn fuel, raising your basal temperature. We all know that one of the problems with hypothyroid disease is low basal temps, so I can see this as a plus, particularly in wintertime! ha

Metaboliq Recharge appears to be a collection of amino acids and can be used, like whey, to boost the protein content of your meal without adding calories. For those that don't know, protein is made of amino acids. The upside of amino acids, is that they don't have calories. Protein does. At 4 calories a gram.

There's been some research, I wrote about it on Spark somewhere, read about it in the newsletter I get called Nutrition Action, about protein at meals needing to be 30gs to retain muscle mass in OLDER individuals. In lieu of that, research has suggested that leucine (an amino acid) added to a meal will help retain muscle mass, without the calories of meat, whey or another protein source. The number seems to be 3 grams. Here's a pdf link:
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My guess is that this supplement contains leucine? But I don't know.

In any case both products do seem to be backed by research, which is a good thing!
I've found Nutrition Action to be a highly reliable newsletter, they do not have any advertising.

Thanks for the share, Dette!

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I'm taking Metaboliq Boost and drinking the Metaboliq Recharge. Both are products from Qivana. Dr. Layman, the top metabolism, doctor in the world, created it after 30 years of research. It is all natural , backed by science, and I LOVE it! Metaboliq also has shakes and bars but I can not take those because I'm lactose intolerant.

Full Disclosure: I like Qivana products so much that I became a distributor. (I got into it for other products that were helping my daughter) I do not want anybody to think I'm trying to sell them here. You asked about the metabolism corrector so I'm answering. I can post links or send you the links privately with all of the info and scientific research behind the Metaboliq products that I'm using.

MZZ - I didn't know the science behind the broccoli and spinach thing but I was eating Spinach salads for lunch (I LOVE Spinach) and my thyroid got very swollen. That is when I started doing the research and found out that Thyroid patients are not supposed to eat Spinach. When I looked deeper I was amazed that the medical field knows that certain foods are bad for Thyroid patients BUT no doctor had ever bothered to tell me to avoid Spinach or soy. Your explanation makes sense. You definitely know your stuff.





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What metabolism corrector have you been using?

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What that means is if you eat goitrogens and you don't have adequate iodine in your diet, you can have problems bc those foods tend to bind iodine.

Iodine is needed to form thyroid hormone.
Its the number on the end of T3, T4.
Its also needed by various organs and glands to a lesser degree.

Its one reason why someone can eat a lot of crucifers and be ok.
And another person can't.

There are other reasons goitrogens might not do well with someone's system, but the iodine one is specific to thyroid. Which is why I mentioned it.

If you are doing well with broccoli, spinach, brussel sprouts, then continue to eat them.

I love all those, and have at least one serving a day (had brussel sprouts for lunch) and have no problems.
But don't give me beans, corn or wheat! ha

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Broccoli, spinach, those are goitrogens which require that your iodine status is in good shape, bc they bind iodine. Which is bad for people who have hypothyroid disease, and insufficient iodine from food sources.

What does this mean in English????? I eat both of these ... a lot.

I agree with the rest of your sentiment ... what works for one may not work for the next.

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Broccoli, spinach, those are goitrogens which require that your iodine status is in good shape, bc they bind iodine. Which is bad for people who have hypothyroid disease, and insufficient iodine from food sources.

One of the things I've learned in recent years, is there are some foods that are great for most people, but not for specific individuals.

For example, one of my exes was allergic to Olive Oil.
I cooked with it, way before it was popular, bc I loved the taste.
He didn't know he was sensitive to Olive Oil at the time, and would get intestinal upset whenever he ate over here. He did have a tipping point, meaning he could have black olives on say pizza, but the oil, no.

Me... I discovered in addition to gluten, I have a massive problem with beans and corn. It took me years to figure this out, bc they didn't cause stomach upset, they caused leg cramps at nite. I had so many painful sleepless nites, sometimes for months on end bc I ate beans on my summer salads just about every day. Lack of sleep, disruption of my circadian rhythms are what I believe to be behind my insulin resistance.

But I'm off beans and corn since August 1, and on the road to healing!

The takeaway for everyone:
If something isn't working for you, no matter how wonderful its touted to be by the media, Dr Oz, this team, me... DON'T eat it if it gives you problems.

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Hi!

I haven't been on here in a LONG time. I'm not sure if I even know anyone anymore.

I've been going to a nutritionist to specifically help with Hashimotos. Because of my Thyroid I have had to go Gluten free. That has been very helpful. It was hard at first but overall not as difficult as I thought. I've been GF for 8 monthes now. I didn't loose any weight at first which was frustrating. I found a metabolism corrector that has been really helping. I've lost 13lbs in the last 6 weeks.

Has anyone else found that eating Soy, raw Spinache, or raw Brocolli causes your thyroid to act up more? I actually get sick if I eat brocolli now...cooked or raw.

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Mzz... you are awesome and have such a wealth of information. Evidently I was the only one really interested in share here.

Oh ... well, you can't win the Lottery if you don't buy a ticket.

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hey Cat!

Me... I like puzzles so spend a lot of time reading articles and looking for pubmed studies in order to get an idea how the body works, and what might work in a given situation.
Google Scholar helps, its a special Google function you can use that pulls up these sorts of things.

Hope you're staying warm it got into the 20s here in Texas last nite.
Just when you think it can't get any colder...

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Go ahead … ask me … did you walk today???? Yeppers!!!! I got up and did it first thing … 5 days in a row now. I’m doing it!!!!!!

Debbie – WooHoo … getting in your steps.

Gator – I like your idea of planning the night before.

Tee – how many days in a week do you do cardio??? You said 7 hours for the week … what’s that look like in a day?

Mzz – how in the heck did you learn soooooo much about sooooooo many things??? You are my she-roe.

I am low thyroid, insulin resistant and don’t sweat so in the spring/summer I suffer from tons and tons of water retention.

I have been planning my day’s food and activity the night before and then all I have to do … is follow it.

As a low thyroid dieter … are there foods I should get in every day … not get in at all?

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My thyroid problems have taken a backseat to insulin resistance and I've developed a few health problems as a result.

I've been drinking gynostemma tea black before meals to help with insulin resistance.

Originally I tried vinegar before meals, it worked for several weeks, then my pancreas just made more digestive enzymes it seems. Vinegar contains acetic acid, this acid disables the enzymes that digest starches in your intestines, preparing them for absorption.
After about a month, vinegar didn't blunt the after meal glucose numbers the way it did at first. So I had to find something else.

Gynostemma is an adaptogen that works by lowering insulin resistance in pre type 2 diabetics. so that your fasting glucose is lower and most importantly postprandial spikes.

I ordered two gynostemma vines to grow my own a couple of weeks ago and they're doing well indoors by a window. I've been buying it at our local Asian grocers where its a staple tea.
It also goes by the name Jiaogulan.

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I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables with some protein but stay away from starch and sugar as much as possible.



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I wish I was organized like you UFgatortrack.

I wing it since I never know what the weather will be like when I wake, or what I feel like eating, etc. Exercise is the only thing that stays the same for me. Seven hours of aerobics and three weight lifting sessions weekly.

I froze candy, cookies, etc to keep from eating. It worked for adults, but my kids loved eating frozen goodies. They still won't eat a cupcake unless it is frozen.

I follow a high protein, low starch, veggie and fruit diet. I gave up drinking coffee, don't eat after dinner, and drink a cup of herbal tea before bedtime. I also drink half my weight in water.

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What helped me the most is goung vegan

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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Great idea! Hmmmm, I try to have my plan for the day determined the night before - so lay my workout clothes out, know what my food plan is for the day, and make sure that I stay away from the cookies! Even just hiding the bad food choices with a dishcloth or put in back of refrigerator goes a long way for me!

And get more exercise than you think you need - Always try to add one more rep - or hold the pose a little longer....all good!

Take vitamins, and sleep lots!

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Hi everyone,
I find that since I found the health app that automatically appeared on the latest iPhone iOS version that I am using the stair flights climbed section and it's making me climb more. I usually get off the elevator 3 floors lower and walk the rest. I am averaging 19 flights per day including those at home. I always walk upstairs to use the bathroom at home and use one two floors away at work to get the exercise. The bonus is the main floor home bathroom stays cleaner if guests drop by.

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Hey Team!

One of our team members, Mountain Kitten, suggested we have a thread dedicated to what has been working for us , what you've tried that hasn't.


So this is the place to come and dish!

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