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Doctor insights on: How To Speed Up A Sluggish Thyroid

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What causes a slow metabolism? How can I speed it up?

What causes a slow metabolism? How can I speed it up?

Often a bad diet: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How to speed up the digestion. So I can avoid a swelled up tummy?

How to speed up the digestion. So I can avoid a swelled up tummy?

Fiber and Exercise: Fiber exercises the muscle in the walls of the large bowel and decrease the amount of time the remants of digestion are in the colon. In addition being physically active speeds up metabolism and reduces the time the remnants of digestion are in the colon. ...Read more

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How fast do you build up a tolerance to vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) and need to up the dose?

How fast do you build up a tolerance to vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) and need to up the dose?

Some do, most don't: Some people do get tolerant after a period of time, but most people don't. Some only get a tolerance at the begining, and then when they reach their effective dose they can maintain at that level for a long time. Each person is different and different people have different tolerance and effective levels where the drug works. ...Read more

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What can I eat to speed up my metabolism?

What can I eat to speed up my metabolism?

Eat breakfast: One of the best ways to boost metabolism is to eat a healthy, well-rounded breakfast including whole grains, a hearty protein, and fruit. Choose green tea over coffee. If you don't have cholesterol issues, you could consider the economical choice of oatmeal and a boiled egg. Here is a link to healthy, protein-packed recipe from dr. Oz: ...Read more

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Does smoking really increase or speed up metabolism? And what's a way to slow down metabolism?

Does smoking really increase or speed up metabolism? And what's a way to slow down metabolism?

Yes: Nicotine raises blood glucose level and Epinephrine from the adrenal medulla, hence raising the metabolism and suppressing appetite. So some smokers are thinner compared to non-smoker counterparts. Smoking cessation in smokers lowers metabolism. Also eating more simple, processed food lowers metabolism and increases risk of obesity (not recommended). Avoiding stimulants, like caffeine, pepper, et. ...Read more

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How to speed up your metabolism?

How to speed up your metabolism?

Exercise: Exercising will do wonders to speed up your metabolism. Exercise 20 minutes to 40 minutes daily and you will notice your metabolism will increase 20 - 25%. Additionally a healthy diet consisting of a low fat diet with a mix of fruits and vegetables will undoubtedly increase your metabolism as well. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 3 yo's heart rate to speed up and slow down when listening to it?

Is it normal for a 3 yo's heart rate to speed up and slow down when listening to it?

Yes: Heart rates in younger children are faster than adults and are also more variable with daily activities. A trained ear is always preferable to differentiate such variability and rhythm to detect abnormality. If you have concerns, schedule a visit to his Pediatrician and let them show you what patterns are considered within normal ranges. ...Read more

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Is it ok to create a workout routine that makes sure i never go 12 hours without excercise? How can a speed up my metabolism to its maximum limit?

Is it ok to create a workout routine that makes sure i never go 12 hours without excercise? How can a speed up my metabolism to its maximum limit?

Yes: You can create any workout regimen you wish. Do worry so much about changing your metabolism as much as focus on healthy (not excessive) exercise, healthy diet, adequate sleep. Leave some time to relax and have fun (exercise your mind and soul as well). ...Read more

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How do I speed up the process?

Speed up process: Please be more specific with regard to which process . thank you ...Read more

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How to speed up metabolism?

How to speed up metabolism?

Exercise daily: It is not quite clear to me what is your exact question, so give us some back ground. Do you have excessive weight? To lose weight, you need to reduce your food intake(Ovoid oilyy/fried foods and reduce milk products and cut down on sugar and all sweets(Cakes/candy and ice cream). Daily exercise is the best remedy to keep your body healthy, fit and metabolically active! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get well from ptsd and how can I speed up the process?

How long does it take to get well from ptsd and how can I speed up the process?

Variable: Some people have some symptoms of ptsd but don't meet diagnostic criteria. Other people have mild ptsd. Some have severe sxs. Ptsd could be from one traumatic event (simple) or from numerous events and stressors (complex). Thus there is no one time table for recovery. If ptsd is severe, psychiatric meds are likely indicated. Cognitive processing therapy has outstanding results with ptsd. ...Read more

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How to speed up your metabolism ?

How to speed up your metabolism ?

Many options: You can speed up metabolism by the foods you eat, the frequency you eat, the quantity you eat, exercise and other ways. You could consult a dietitian or doctor to determine best way. ...Read more

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What're some good ways to speed up your metabolism?

What're some good ways to speed up your metabolism?

Good ways to sdeed : 1eat properly, do not eat refined carbs like bagels, white bread, potatoes.But consume high fiber carbs, whole grain, vegs, fruits have less impact on Insulin level 2skip alcohol 3 low fat diary can be in the meals 4exercise pump iron, weight training and work out daily 5get enough sleep 6 avoid stress as it can flood your body with stress hormones, makes you eat more 7do not eat after 7 pm . All will spe. ...Read more

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How long should i take hyperthyroid meds to bring down the hormones level from 100 to normal?

How long should i take hyperthyroid meds to bring down the hormones level from 100 to normal?

A while.: Hard to say. i am not sure if you mean hypothyroid or hyperthyroid but in either case. Thyroid disease is not generally a passing thing. This will require meds for a while. levels should normalize in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the possible ways to speed up body metobolism?

Doctors, what are the possible ways to speed up body metobolism?

Metabolism: Stay physically active, build muscle and don't lower caloric intake too much. ...Read more

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Could I do something to speed up the speed of movements after MCA stroke?

Could I do something to speed up the speed of movements after MCA stroke?

YES: Best approach via concerted aggressive rehab program using physical therapy, occupational therapy, and gradual accentuated exercise. Most medicines will not speed recovery, but Ritalin (methylphenidate) has been used to cope with speech deficits and may be useful in your case. ...Read more

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What are the best herbs to speed up metabolism to help lose weight I have pcos and fatigue?

What are the best herbs to speed up metabolism to help lose weight I have pcos and fatigue?

Look into iodine : Look into iodine supplements for thyroid and ovarian support. It can be found in iodarol or i-thyroid. Consult with a nutritionist/medical doctor for dosing. Cinnamon is good for Insulin control as well. ...Read more