The Thyroid: Why this Butterfly Gland is Crucial for Weight Loss – Part 1

The Thyroid: Why this Butterfly Gland is Crucial for Weight Loss Part 1: Hypothroidism By Jenna Scott The thyroid is a small endocrine gland, located in the front of the neck, which determines how fast or slow one gains or loses weight. The thyroid plays a key role in weight loss because it determines our body's metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate is the rate at which your body burns calories. … [Read more...]

What Happens When Your Body Just Stops Listening?

Five-time figure competitor Monica Anctil tells TUA about her fight back from metabolic shutdown. When Your Body Betrays You: The Truth About Metabolic Shutdown By Monica Anctil, NPC Figure Competitor As I stepped on stage as a figure competitor for the first time on July 18th, 2009, I was instantly hooked!  There was something about … [Read more...]

Simple Steps for Glowing Summer Skin

­It’s easy to neglect our skin over the winter. Dreary cold days, layers of clothes and the desire to hibernate make it easy to forget how important clear, glowing skin is.  As you start to think about getting your body bathing suit ready, it’s also a great time to remember to get your skin in shape too. 1)      Exfoliate dead winter skin I am sure you are all familiar with that dull ashy … [Read more...]