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Dr. Arem’s Wellness Program 2018-09-24T20:12:05+00:00

Explore the 10 Steps to Thyroid Wellness

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Dr. Arem’s 10 Steps to Thyroid Wellness

Do you suffer from fatigue? Are you irritable, depressed, anxious, or panicky? Do you feel cold or hot when others don’t? Are you forgetful or have problems focusing? Do you have sleep problems? Are you struggling weight gain? Are you listless?

If you answered “yes” to some or all of these questions, it’s very likely that you have a thyroid issue. Dr. Arem recommends the following 10 steps for anybody striving for optimal thyroid wellness.

1. Balancing your thyroid hormones

It is a good measure to test your thyroid hormone levels and receive a thorough diagnosis of how your thyroid is performing. A thyroid imbalance, even if small, can cause symptoms such as inexplicable weight gain, anxiety, depression, and feelings of sluggishness. After proper diagnosis, it is important to use the correct medication dosage and have your thyroid tests monitored on a regular basis and your medication adjusted, if needed, to keep your levels in a perfect range. In many instances, you will need an individualized T4 and T3 combination treatment that will reverse your symptoms and maintain your T4 and T3 levels in perfect balance.

2. Addressing stress

Fight any stress you may have by engaging in relaxing activities such as meditation, breathing exercises, tai chi, yoga, pilates, or even reading. Stress affects the immune system which, in turn, affects the thyroid. Moreover, thyroid issues can cause feelings of anxiety and stress, which creates this escalating vicious cycle of stress and thyroid issues.

3. Addressing depression and anxiety

Though depression and anxiety can be caused by a thyroid imbalance, it is important to take steps towards addressing other potential contributing factors. This is crucial for your happiness and health. Seeking help through family and friends, counseling, psychotherapy, and/or antidepressants (if applicable), can be very beneficial.

4. Balancing your sex hormones

Balancing your hormones is extremely important because these hormones affect your metabolism, mood, emotions, and overall wellbeing. You need to choose the right combination of hormones tailored to your needs, preferably in the form of bioidentical hormones. Many patients with thyroid disease suffer from a hormonal disorder called PCOS, Post Cystic Ovary Syndrome, which is often associated with insulin resistance. You should have your doctor address nutritional and medication needs for this hormonal condition. Thyroid patients may be suffering from other hormonal disorders such as growth hormone deficiency, low testosterone, or other endocrine disorders. You cannot reach optimal wellness without having these imbalances properly managed.

5. Addressing cardiovascular risks

Research has shown that thyroid disease is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it is important to address your cardiovascular risk. High cholesterol levels and high sodium intake increases your risk of a cardiovascular disease, so it is important to limit the intake of high-sodium and high cholesterol foods. The same applies to foods high in saturated and trans fat. You also need to consume adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids found in certain fish species or, even better, by taking an omega-3 fatty acid supplement such as ThyroLife Omega.

6. Addressing sleep issues

Sleep helps your body properly recover for the next day and is crucial for optimal thyroid health. It is responsible for keeping your hormone cycles in check so that you feel energized during the day and easily fall asleep at bedtime. Many people do not realize that they have some sort of sleep issue and that it is hurting their ability to feel energized, lose weight efficiently, and properly focus on specific tasks. If you think you suffer from sleep deprivation, sleep apnea, insomnia, or any other sleep issue, it is recommended that you take a sleep study so that you can figure out what must be done in order to get high quality and restful sleep. This is so crucial to reduce body inflammation caused by your immune system.

7. Following a thyroid & immune system friendly eating plan: The Protein Boost Diet

The Protein Boost Diet is a high protein, high fiber, low glycemic, and low saturated fat eating plan designed by Dr. Arem for efficient, sustainable, and safe weight loss. It is designed to enhance the efficiency of metabolism-boosting hormones. Unlike other fad diets that are short-term and unbalanced, it is a long-term eating lifestyle that only includes foods that are immune system friendly and help improve cardiovascular health.

8. Exercising properly & consistently: The 20/10 Exercise Program

A simple yet effective exercise program that combines ten minutes of high resistance training with twenty minutes of high-intensity interval training cardio. This program makes it possible to achieve maximum benefits in the smallest amount of time by increasing your overall metabolism, making you burn more calories even when you are not exercising, and decreasing unnecessary food cravings.

9. Addressing food sensitivities

A common misconception is that food sensitivity equates to clinically symptomatic food intolerance, however many people regularly consume foods that agitate their immune system without even realizing it. The consequence of ingesting these foods is bodily inflammation, weight loss resistance, and an agitated immune system that will end up attacking body cells, also known as autoimmunity. Dr. Arem recommends a food sensitivity test to most of his patients in order to find out which foods to avoid.

10. Receiving proper supplementation

For optimal thyroid and bodily function, it is important that you are receiving the right amounts of all necessary vitamins, antioxidants, and micronutrients. These will help support your immune system and make thyroid hormone work more efficiently. Because Dr. Arem knows how imprecise and difficult it can be for his patients to incorporate all these necessary ingredients in their diet, he has designed a line of high quality supplements that include what he thinks are the best amounts and ratios of each carefully chosen ingredient.

These supplements also come with a specific schedule for when they should be taken. A truly safe, easy, and effective plan to enhance and optimize your thyroid treatment.

SUPPLEMENT SCHEDULE

Morning

Probiotic 7-7 – 3 capsules right after breakfast.
ThyroLife Optima – 3 capsules right after breakfast.
ThyroLife Omega – 2 softgels right after breakfast.

Afternoon

Body Slim 1 capsule around 5 p.m.

Evening

Body Slim 1 capsule about an hour before bedtime.

Liquid Vitamin D3 K2 – 1 or more droppers a week with a meal.

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Dr Arem’s 10 Commandments to Weight Loss

These 10 Commandments outline the fundamentals of a truly successful approach to quick weight loss, complete with suggestions for maintaining your Thyroid health and for achieving and maintaining hormone balance and efficiency. And, not only do you get comprehensive advice, you also get suggestions about the supplements you will need to achieve your weight loss goals.

  1. Stick to a Healthy, Hormone-Balancing Eating Plan
  2. Always engage in cardio and resistance exercise
  3. Address Stress Issues and Depression
  4. Use Techniques to Overcome Cravings and Bad Food Choices
  5. Balance Your Thyroid Hormones – Monitoring is crucial.
  6. Balance Your Sex Hormones and Other Hormonal Problems
  7. Address Sleep Issues
  8. Address Food Sensitivities
  9. Detox
  10. Take natural safe weight loss supplements
SUPPLEMENTS

For optimal thyroid and bodily function, it is important that you are receiving the right amounts of all necessary vitamins, antioxidants, and micronutrients. These will help support your immune system and make thyroid hormone work more efficiently. Because Dr. Arem knows how imprecise and difficult it can be for his patients to incorporate all these necessary ingredients in their diet, he has designed a line of high quality supplements that include what he thinks are the best amounts and ratios of each carefully chosen ingredient.

These supplements also come with a specific schedule for when they should be taken. A truly safe, easy, and effective plan to enhance and optimize your thyroid treatment.

SUPPLEMENT SCHEDULE

Morning

Probiotic 7-7 – 3 capsules right after breakfast.
ThyroLife Optima – 3 capsules right after breakfast.
ThyroLife Omega – 2 softgels right after breakfast.

Afternoon

Body Slim – 1 capsule around 5 p.m.

Evening

Body Slim -1 capsule ab out an hour before bedtime.

Liquid Vitamin D3 – 1 or more droppers a week with a meal.

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Dr. Arem’s Protein Boost Diet Easy Plan

How Does The Protein Boost Diet Work?

When you become overweight or obese, regardless of the cause, the hormones that regulate your body fat become imbalanced as a result of the weight gain. This imbalance can be observed at both the tissue and cell level. The metabolism-energizing hormones that normally make you burn fat to generate heat, leptin and thyroid hormone become inefficient. Now you suffer from both leptin and thyroid hormone resistance.

The Protein Boost Diet utilizes foods to energize your mitochondria and make these hormones work more efficiently. It also improves and re-balances the activity of growth hormone, insulin, cortisol and other hormones involved in energy burning, appetite and food choices. The Protein Boost Diet will help you synchronize your central circadian and cellular clock for optimal metabolism so that you can lose weight safely and efficiently.

Most diets out there tend to focus on one specific fundamental such as low-glycemic or high protein all while ignoring other important fundamentals. You may initially lose weight on these diets but will ultimately have a hard time keeping the weight off simply because they are imbalanced.

ANY DIET THAT DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT HOW YOUR METABOLISM REGULATING HORMONES WORK IS INEVITABLY IMBALANCED.

The Protein Boost Diet is a science-based, well-structured diet that fulfills all the important fundamentals: High protein (but not in excess), high fiber (roughly 30 to 35 grams a day), low-glycemic (during the evening and dinnertime), immune system friendly, and low in saturated and trans-fat. The amounts and proportions of the main food categories are provided in easy building block units.
The combination of specific proteins in the Protein Boost Diet meal plan will give you a complete amino acid profile that will boost your metabolism because the provided essential and non-essential amino acids will help curb your appetite and speed up your metabolism.
Dr. Arem recommends avoiding whole grains during the first 6 weeks of taking on The Protein Boost Diet in order to break food addictions, and again for several weeks a few times a year to jump-start your metabolism.

The Hormonal Benefits of The Protein Boost Diet in a Nutshell:

• Restores the efficiency of metabolism boosting hormones
• Improves insulin resistance
• Reduces ghrelin levels (ghrelin increases your cravings and slows your metabolism)
• Improves growth hormone levels and efficiency, leading to more efficient fat burn
• Reduces inflammation and free radical buildup

THE PROTEIN BOOST DIET EASY PLAN:

The Protein Boost Diet Easy Plan provides a structured on the go plan using the Protein Boost Diet Protein Shake as a meal substitute for breakfast or lunch, according to caloric recommendations of the Protein Boost Diet weight loss phase, which is about 1,200 to 1,400 calories daily. This easy plan is designed to make the weight loss phase easy and convenient for those with busy day to day schedules.

Breakfast (240 calories):

1 scoop of the Protein Shake + 1 Protein Bar  OR 3 scoops of the Protein Shake OR 1 ½ Protein Bar

Lunch (400 calories):

3 scoops of the Protein Shake + 1 Protein Bar OR 5 scoops of the Protein Shake

Mid-afternoon Snack (160 calories):

1 Protein Bar OR 2 scoops of the Protein Shake

Dinner (500 to 600 calories):

Regular Protein Boost Diet dinner: protein + vegetables, good fat, and occasionally small amounts of quinoa, lentils, or beans. Avoid grains.

THE PROTEIN BOOST DIET QUICK TIPS:

  • Consume 1,200 to 1,400 calories daily during the initial weight-loss phase (less if needed).
  • Only eat approved fruits at the end of breakfast or lunch, but never around dinner time, because early-meal spiking glucose levels increase appetite.
  • Learn to eyeball proper portion sizes by using designated food category units (Protein, Vegetables, Legumes/Whole Grain/Fruit, and Fat) to create meals with the optimal nutrition profile.
  • Do not eat anything at least three hours prior to bedtime.
  • Avoid sugars (other than approved fruit), processed foods, and saturated fats. Enjoy limited quantities of “good” fats like olive oil, avocados, and nuts.

Tips to curb your sugar cravings and break sugar addiction

  1. Try to eliminate processed sugary foods and replace them with fruit – They contain different types of sugars. Minimize consumption of all fruits high in fructose (cherries, oranges, grapes, bananas, dates, etc…) and stick to those lowest in sugar (berries, melon, papaya, etc…). Fruit should be avoided at dinner time to keep insulin levels low at night.
  2. Engage in a relaxation technique for stress management – stress can increase the desire to consume comfort foods high in sugar and fat. As many as 80% of people admit to eating more foods that contain sweets when they are stressed! Yoga and tai-chi are great ways to decrease stress and improve overall health. Practicing these techniques a few days a week will help you significantly reduce stress and inflammation in your body.
  3. High fructose corn syrup, commonly used to sweeten beverages, has been linked to increased belly fat and weight gain. Avoid these HFCS beverages by settling for better alternatives such as water, natural juices, or unsweetened tea. These will help break any addiction to sweetened beverages.
  4. Take a natural supplement that helps suppress nighttime food cravings, such as Body Slim, which contains Relora, Garcinia Cambogia, Raspberry ketones, and 7 other ingredients that speed up metabolism while decreasing appetite and food cravings.

Dr. Arem’s 20/10 Exercise Program

Through scientific research, Dr. Arem designed an effective exercise program for weight loss called the “20/10 Exercise Program”. Every daily workout is completed in just 30 minutes and combines 20 minutes of high intensity intermittent cardio with 10 minutes of resistance training exercises. Alternative and simpler programs are provided for people who are traveling, frail, or obese. The results of this exercise program are miraculous when combined with The Protein Boost Diet. Indeed, research shows that exercise alone does not induce significant weight loss. You need to combine this program with meticulously designed eating guidelines that will boost your metabolism and help overcome sugar and fat cravings.

Dr. Arem’s ThyroLife Supplements

Trying to lose weight by just dieting may be insufficient for many thyroid patients. To achieve optimal weight loss, you need to reduce bodily inflammation, and optimize both thyroid function and thyroid hormone efficiency. You also need to take the right ingredients that can help make your metabolism speedier while reducing unnecessary food cravings. Dr. Arem designed several supplements that provide thyroid patients with all the necessary ingredients for achieving these metabolic and weight loss goals:

  • Thyrolife Optima – a comprehensive, complete, and well-balanced mix of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and other ingredients to support the health of the thyroid gland, the immune system, the brain, and the body as a whole.
  • Probiotic 7-7 –  is a unique mix of seven bacterial strains that help re-balance GI bacterial flora.
  • Thyrolife Omega  –  a well-balanced mix of the two main essential omega-­3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. These omega-­3’s have tremendous beneficial effects on the immune system and therefore on your thyroid and metabolism.
  • Vitamin D3 Liquid K2 – a clean and pure form of vitamin D3 free of additives, dyes, calcium, or other minerals. Made available in droppers of 10,000 units each.
  • Body Slim – a 10-ingredient mix designed to help speed up your metabolism and reduce food cravings and stress eating.

Daily Supplement Schedule

  • Thyroid hormone medication (if applicable) – 1 hour before breakfast
  • 3 capsules of Thyrolife Optima – right before breakfast
  • 3 capsules Probiotic 7-7 – right before breakfast
  • 2 soft gels Thyrolife Omega – right before breakfast

Evening 

  • 1 capsule of Body Slim  – 5 pm
  • 1 capsule of Body Slim  – 1 hour before bedtime