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Adaptogenic compounds, like those found in the herbal extracts of Ginseng Fuzion, are recognized for supporting a healthy response to stress. The body reacts to stress by initiating a hormonal response only meant to exist in short bursts. It's imperative to stay hydrated -- always -- not only while taking the Thyroid Health Kit.

Dehydration is the most common cause of stress on the body. Ideally, every day, you should consume half your weight in ounces of water. For example, if you weigh pounds, drink 90 ounces of water on a daily basis. We'll send you a prompt refund if you aren't absolutely satisfied with the results. Add to Cart Buy now with. The Thyroid Health Kit is Global Healing Center's premium combination of essential nutrients to help promote normal thyroid function.

This convenient kit features Detoxadine Nascent Iodine, Global Healing Center Selenium, and VeganSafe B to support processes such as energy production, metabolism, and hormone regulation. Specialized Nutrition for a Healthy Thyroid. What you'll discover on this page: What is the Thyroid Health Kit?

Why is this the best nutritional support for the thyroid? What are the top 3 questions people ask about the Thyroid Health Kit? Additional tips for thyroid support. Global Healing Center is trusted by: Detoxadine Nascent iodine is easily absorbed and promotes optimal tissue saturation. Contains certified-USP grade iodine from an all-natural, deep-earth source. Supports the thyroid and encourages normal hormone balance.

Helps detoxify toxic halogens such as fluoride, chlorine, and bromine by securing thyroid receptors. Gentle glycerin base, no harsh alcohol. Selenium Necessary nutrient for the production of thyroid hormones.

Supports the production of glutathione peroxidase, a critical antioxidant enzyme that protects the thyroid from free radicals. Has a binding effect to help detoxify metals from the body. VeganSafe B Provides methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, the two most bioactive forms of B, in one ultra-absorbable formula. Vitamin B promotes energy production by supporting the adrenal glands, red blood cell formation, and the conversion of carbohydrates to glucose, the fuel the body uses for energy.

May support a healthy sleep-wake cycle. Vegan-friendly, liquid formula is delicious and easy, no injections. Turmeric Please note this is optional and available as an add-on High in curcuminoids, natural antioxidants that are 3x more powerful than grape seed extract and encourage cellular health by fighting free radicals.

Super strength at an incredible value, each 2 fluid oz. Ginseng Fuzion Please note this is optional and available as an add-on Ginseng is a natural adaptogen that helps you better cope with stress and reach equilibrium. Boosts energy levels, fights fatigue. Antioxidant action soothes red, irritated tissue. Promotes overall health and balance. Detoxadine - 1 1oz. Bottle Detoxadine is Global Healing Center's brand of standardized nano-colloidal nascent iodine.

Enlarge Image View Label. VeganSafe B - 1 1oz. Bottle VeganSafe B is a blend of methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, the two most bioactive forms of vitamin B, a vital nutrient. Turmeric Liquid Extract - 1 2oz. Bottle Please note this is optional and available as an add-on This premium turmeric extract is made from organic Curcuma longa root and contains potent antioxidants known as curcuminoids that nutritionally support the cardiovascular system, colon, liver, prostate, thyroid and more.

Ginseng Fuzion - 1 16oz. Bottle Ginseng Fuzion is a blend of six powerful, herbal adaptogens that promote energy, reduce stress, and encourage overall physical and mental balance.

Thyroid Health Kit Instructions Follow for 30 Days For best results, follow the suggested directions below for each individual supplement or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

Recommended Reading Thyroid Hormones: What effect does stress have on the body? I don't have a thyroid gland, do I still need iodine? They will mentor you and guide you every step of the way. This personalized support system is included in your enrollment costs. You will report your personal accomplishments every week using our easy to use forms included in every program.

This will help us and you track your results as you gradually, safely make significant, permanent changes. Your quick-start sheet will give you immediate results while eating real food, bought at your local markets without special preparations. Our programs are designed around the amount of weight you need to lose.

If you have a hundred pounds you want to lose then to do it safely and permanently it should take you a year to do it. Using our state of the art computerized system, we analyze you, genetically, biochemically and metabolically taking into consideration your existing; eating, lifestyle and exercise habits.

From that information we design a weight management program or lifestyle just for you. You get a listing of all the acceptable foods that will help you reach your healthful goals. You receive a list of free foods, which you can eat virtually limitless portions of anytime as this is not a starvation program. You receive a detailed menu planner that helps you follow a successful program of eating to optimize your body rhythms and your caloric intake while giving your hundreds of selections of delicious food items to eat.

Prepared for you are simple exercise routines to follow to help tone your muscles. These exercises are easy and can be done in the comfort of your home. In addition you receive all the background knowledge and information about the human body, its functions and the philosophies to learn to have a healthy life and lifestyle.

Simply follow the food recommendations made in your program and select from those foods the ones that are found at your local markets and that are your favorites.

You prepare and eat the foods you like and lose the weight you want to lose without going hungry or buying special food. Supplements may be recommended, in some cases, to help you with health issues that you may be experiencing. We always recommend talking to your doctor before taking any supplementations or starting any exercise program or weight loss system.

Our program was design so that you may not need any additional nutrients than the wholesome, good foods that are recommended. They provide excellent sources of the nutrients that your body needs and may help you with other health issues you may be experiencing.

This program was designed with optimum health in mind. You take off pounds gradually and permanently, you are educated about the human body and the philosophies of weight management and you eat wholesome unprocessed foods. This is a program that can change your lifestyle and you can live these philosophies the rest of your life. Reaching your target weight is really dependent on how much weight you want to lose. This is not a program that you ever need to get off of. You will experience the healthful benefits of eating lots of healthy food and moderate exercise.

You can live this healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life. Yes you could follow a lower carbohydrate plan if you chose to. Our program can be customized with your needs in mind. All of our food selections have a breakdown of calories, proteins, carbs, sodium, fiber, fat and cholesterol per serving. You can pick and choose these food selections to follow a number of specific dietary requirements. Free foods are foods that you can feel free to eat in generous portions.

You never need to be hungry on your road to weight loss. Each week you can chose a day that you will not follow to recommendations. You can chose which day each week that you use for your free day, just be consistent from week to week. We provide you with hundreds of options of food to eat during your day. You chose which foods you want to eat based on your favorites. Understanding how your body digests various types of foods is very important.

Digestion is much easier and more efficient when only certain foods are eaten together. You can call your physician as he likely has a record of your blood type. You can donate blood or you can purchase a blood typing kit that will identify your specific blood type. The questionnaire is design to provide us with as much detailed information about yourself to better design your individual program. We ask that you send us a before picture for two reasons, it helps us determine the proper program for you based on your natural physique.

It will also give you some extra willpower as you have someone that you are accountable to. If there are foods that do not show up on your acceptable food lists then you are not allowed to have them on your plan. These foods have been determined that they may not be compatible to your metabolism.

We recommend exercises that are designed to improve your over-all health, metabolic rates and weight management. You should always consult with your physician before starting and exercise or workout program.

We suggest that if you have any serious health issue such as diabetes that you consult your physician before entering into any weight loss program or exercise program. We have many clients who manage their blood sugars very well with this program.

We have many clients who manage their blood pressure very well with this program. In fact losing weight will help reduce blood pressure issues.

We want to be an active participant in your successful weight loss. We will help motivate you, consult you, and encourage you to reach your goals. By reporting in you allow us to be an active coach, pointing out areas you could improve upon or giving you a well-deserved pat on the back. It also shows your progress week by week which is a motivating factor. If you miss a week of reporting simply catch up the information the following week.

We ask you to keep the reporting day consistent. The reporting sheets you fill out are the report card on your progress. As your mentor and teacher we evaluate your progress based on the information you hand in. We will know from the very first week whether or not you are losing weight.

If for some reason, after two or three weeks of being unsuccessful, we will be in contact with you to see what changes need to be made to the program to help you reach your goals. Think back to when you felt your best. It is used to define the classes of obesity, as well as candidacy for bariatric surgery. It is easy to calculate BMI from available clinical data and it has been reported to correlate with total body fat content.

Thus, BMI is generally a convenient measure of weight burden and can be readily used to compare individuals, populations, and specific treatment outcomes. However, it is a measurement of weight loss that avoids the difficulties of determining ideal weight, as defined by Metropolitan Life tables. While there are several methods of reporting weight loss outcomes after bariatric surgery, there is no established standard for reporting of a single weight loss metric. Although the goal is to achieve outcome reporting that is reproducible, easy to use, and clinically meaningful, each of the commonly used metrics is associated with a shortcoming or limitation.

A heavier individual with greater excess weight needs to lose more weight than a less-heavy individual to attain a similar clinical impact and approach a normal weight range. For example, a kg weight loss in an individual with super-obesity is likely to be inadequate and less clinically relevant compared with a similar amount of total weight loss in a severely obese individual.

It may reflect a measurement taken months before surgery or may reflect a measurement taken on the day of surgery. There is no established standard, and the method used to measure the initial weight is rarely specifically specified in literature reports. BMI measurements, however, also exclude variables such as gender, age, or race, which have been reported to have clinically significant effects on the measurement of obesity. Obes Surg ;23 4: Standard for reporting results.

Obes Surg ;4 1: Minimal reporting requirements for weight loss: Reported excess weight loss after bariatric surgery could vary significantly depending on calculation method: Is it time to change the way we report and discuss weight loss? Gastrointestinal surgery for severe obesity. Consensus development conference panel.

Ann Intern Med ; Reporting weight loss Obes Surg ;17 5: Recommendations for reporting weight loss. Obes Surg ; 13 2: Guidelines for weight calculations and follow-up in bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis ;1 1: Healthy percentage body fat ranges: Am J Clin Nutr ;72 3: A list of commonly used health-related quality-of-life instruments for bariatric surgery is found in Table 1.

These instruments have been categorized as generic, system- and condition-specific, and obesityspecific instruments. Two newer obesity-specific instruments Laval questionnaire, Bariatric Quality of Life Index [BQL] were not included in Table 1 because of their currently limited clinical use. All of the tabulated tools were evaluated for validity—the ability to measure what it claims to measure—and reliability —the degree to which the instrument is free of measurement error.

Reliability is assessed 2 ways: Reproducibility is typically reported using the test-retest reliability—the ability of the instrument to obtain the same result when testing is repeated without intervention. Internal consistency reliability evaluates whether items that are intended to measure the same general concept produce similar scores.

In general, the tabulated tools are valid, have acceptable test-retest reliable, and have acceptable internally consistency. All instruments were initially validated in specific culturally distinct populations, which may limit general applicability. However, many instruments are in the process of being validated or modified for expanded use. Unfortunately, no single instrument is ideal for all clinical situations.

Each instrument attempts to balance scope of the survey, ease of administration, and statistical properties. By necessity every instrument represents a compromise between these factors.

The scope of the survey is determined by the type of instrument. Generic instruments are designed to measure how multiple factors influence the HR-QOL but tend to be less sensitive to the impact of any specific factor, such as obesity. One advantage of this approach is that it provides a framework for comparing HR-QOL of differing etiologies. Obesity-specific instruments are designed to measure the impact of obesity on the quality of life while minimizing the influence of other factors.

Consequently, these instruments are able to discern changes in HR-QOL caused by small changes in obesity-related factors. The main disadvantage of using obesity-specific instruments is the loss of context; specifically, the relationship of obesity-related quality of life to the overall HR-QOL is uncertain. This limits the ability to determine the impact of obesity on HR-QOL relative to the impact of other disorders.

Ease of administration reflects the ability to obtain useful psychosocial data and is influenced by method of administration e. In general, instruments with more items e. The cost of administering these instruments is beyond the scope of this review but is most strongly influenced by the method of administration and type of scoring. The use of structured interviews or proprietary instruments can be expensive.

Fortunately, some of the proprietary tools are available for limited use for low or no cost. In the context of reporting treatment effects, the need for a generic instrument, a system and condition-specific instrument, an obesity-specific instrument, or combination of tools should be made based on the specific research aims. Disclosures None of the authors or committee members has any relevant disclosures.

No funding was provided for this work. Analysis of health-related quality-of-life instruments measuring the impact of bariatric surgery: Conceptual Framework and Item Selection. Med Care ;30 6: Validating the SF health survey questionnaire: Health Policy ;37 1: Gastrointestinal Quality of Life index: Br J Surg ;82 2: Psychosocial functioning in the obese before and after weight reduction: Construct validity of the impact of weight on Quality of Life Questionnaire.

Obes Res ;5 5: Assessing impact of weight on quality of life. Obes Res ;3 1: Development of a brief measure to assess quality of life in obesity. Obes Res ;9 2: Obes Surg ;8 5: Surg Obes Relat Dis ;5 1: Obes Surg ;13 5: A new approach to multicultural item generation in the development of two obesity-specific measures: Clin Therap ;24 4: Performance of two selfreport measures for evaluating obesity and weight loss.

Obes Res ;12 1: Assessing health-related quality-of-life and health state preference in persons with obesity: Qual Life Res ;6 4: Clinical and psychological correlates of health-related quality of life in obese patients.

Health Qual Life Outcomes ;8 1: Quality of life and overweight: Addict Behav ;24 3: Obesity-related coping and distress and relationship to treatment preference. Br J Clin Psychol ;40 2: The Obesity Adjustment Survey: J Epidemiol Community Health ;52 7: Bariatric surgery; Metabolic surgery; Standardized outcome reporting; Medical literature. Standardized outcomes reporting in metabolic and bariatric surgery Stacy A.

Defined as a decrease in dosage or number of antihypertensive medication or decrease in systolic or diastolic blood pressure BP on the same medication better control. Defined as being normotensive BP If medication such as beta-blockade is used for another indication atrial fibrillation , this needs to be clearly described but cannot be included as complete remission because of the dual therapeutic effect of some medications 4.

These values reflect fasting blood samples: Decrease in number or dose of lipid-lowering agents with equivalent control of dyslipidemia or improved control of lipids on equivalent medication. Normal lipid panel or specific component being studied off medication. Requires some form of measurable improvement: Decreased severity of disease on repeat objective testing with PSG e.

Improved repeat score on screening tool compared with preoperative. Document personal or witnessed improvement in sleep hygiene and symptoms of sleep apnea. Use of a validated questionnaire pre- and postsurgery 2. Recording and reporting medication use and specific indication 3. Minimum of 1-year follow-up and, ideally, long-term follow-up that is procedure-specific Like OSA, there may be subjective self-reported criteria to define improvement of GERD after surgery as well as objective criteria.

Absence of symptoms and No medication use Improvement objective: Complications Major complications include any complication that result in a prolonged hospital stay beyond 7 days , administration of an anticoagulant, reintervention, or reoperation.

Minor complications include everything else that is not included under major. Marginal ulcer diagnosed with upper endoscopy Anastomotic stricture requiring endoscopic dilation Nausea and vomiting requiring intravenous fluids IVF but not TPN Acute renal failure managed with IVF without the need of dialysis Gastrointestinal ileus managed conservatively Incisional hernia diagnosed during routine follow-up Trocar site surgical site infection managed with drainage and local wound care Negative re-exploration e.

Quality of life Currently, psychological testing in bariatric surgery has been used primarily as a descriptive measure or to determine treatment effects in well-defined populations.

Follow-up Obesity is a chronic disease and its treatment requires close follow-up to accurately assess the efficacy and durability of any treatment strategy. When reporting hypertension outcomes after metabolic and bariatric procedures, the following staging system should be used: Stage of hypertension before and after bariatric surgery at defined follow-up intervals: Clearly define indication for medication as treatment of hypertension.

Reporting medication type or class and duration of therapy is also recommended, with the understanding that this may not be feasible in retrospective studies. Improvement Decrease in dosage or number of antihypertensive medication or decrease in systolic or diastolic blood pressure on same medication better control. Current reporting practices As mentioned earlier, the only method of determining the severity and presence of sleep apnea in bariatric patients is through objective testing with PSG.

In the evaluation of GERD after bariatric surgery, the following recommendations are made: Minimum of 1-year follow-up and, ideally, long-term follow-up that is procedure specific As in OSA, there may be subjective self-reported criteria to define improvement of GERD after surgery as well as objective criteria. Complications The issue of reporting surgical complications can be confusing and controversial.

In terms of the actual complication, we recommend dividing those into major and minor. Also, the ideal weights in each body-frame category are reported as a range rather than a single number, further adding variability to the value of ideal weight. Quality-of-life outcomes Morbid obesity has significant detrimental effects on both physical and psychosocial health. The adverse impact of obesity on psychosocial health is reflected in a reduction in health-related quality of life HR-QOL.

Although bariatric surgery produces marked weight loss and improvement of co-morbidities, the impact on HR-QOL is less well established.

One factor hampering this effort is the lack of guidelines for reporting psychosocial outcomes.

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