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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism And Whey Protein Powder

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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How to use vanilla whey protein powder?

How to use vanilla whey protein powder?

Protein: Protein powder can be used as a meal replacement, in a shake or smoothie, and alos as a protein supplement to assist with muscle building after workouts. ...Read more

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What should I use as a substitute for whey protein powder?

What should I use as a substitute for whey protein powder?

Many: Whole grains are a great source of protein, but the one with the highest protein content is quinoa. All beans, lentils, & peas, tofu & soy products, edamame, tvp and tempeh. Nuts, including peanuts, cashews, almonds and walnuts all contain protein, as do seeds like sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. Store-bought meat substitute products & seitan are rich in protein, as are protein shakes. ...Read more

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Hemp protein powder replace whey protein to gain muscle, what to do?

Hemp protein powder replace whey protein to gain muscle, what to do?

Any pure protein....: ...powder is protein. It's what else that's added 2 it that needs watching. Read labels carefully & if U don't understand what's been added, ask Ur PCP or a dietitian. 2 much protein will challenge Ur kidneys, so more is not always better. U need 50gms/day generally. Add supplement as U exercise especially in weight training.U have bbetter dose control with powered rather than capsules or pills. ...Read more

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Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

Probably: This depends on sufficiency of protein in your diet but deficiency of Amino Acids is not unusual ; grows more common as we age, as most over age 60 produce insufficient hydrochloric acid, needed to digest protein. Low protein impairs immune function; whey is a superb source proven to increase glutathione, important for immune function. There are big differences in quality-see http://bit.Ly/1fpottv. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good whey protein powder? I am trying to lose weight and have more energy for exercise. 55 yo female.

Can you recommend a good whey protein powder?  I am trying to lose weight and have more energy for exercise.  55 yo female.

Most : Supplements provide similar ingredients. I would go by what tastes best. You will stick with it if it tastes ok. If it is tough to drink won't be as easy to use. Ask to sample or try several at your local store. I prefer muscle milk. Several flavors. But look around several out there. Also exercise and well balanced diet to make the turn around complete ...Read more

Protein Powder (Definition)

Any of a large group of nitrogenous compounds of high molecular weight that are essential constituents of all living organisms. They consist of one or more chains of Amino Acids linked by peptide bonds and are folded into a specific three-dimensional shape maintained ...Read more


Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more