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Iodine Supplements Can Help Your Thyroid Health

What is Iodine?

Iodine is a mineral that is needed for your cells to convert food into energy. You especially need iodine for normal thyroid function and for the production of thyroid hormones.

Iodine is necessary for making thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine and thyroxine, also known as T3 and T4. These hormones are essential for physical and mental development. Ultimately, iodine helps to boost your immunity, create a healthy metabolism, balance estrogen in women, and support prostat...

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Why men pull away after sex (and what you can do about it!)

Hi Lauren,

I’m friends with this guy and we really get along. Last week we somehow ended up in bed together. It felt comfortable and natural. What’s bothering me now is that he’s been acting differently towards me ever since. He used to text me all the time and now he never texts me unless I text him first. He seems like he isn’t interested in maintaining our relationship anymore and I’m not sure why. We had fun. Why is he acting so different?

-Sonia

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Stumped at being dumped? The real reason you're single.

Dear Lauren,

My ex-girlfriend said that she did not love me nor was she attracted to me. But we were together for six months! She made the first move on our first date, she would always initiate PDA's: kissing, touching, even arousing me in cabs, restaurants, the park... She expressed interest in sex but we never went through with it. But tell me, how is it that you can get so close to someone physically and claim to have neither attraction nor feelings? I am still nursing my broken hea...

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2-AEP Helps Balance Blood Sugar Levels

Membrane Complex is a combination of calcium, magnesium and potassium and 2-AEP.

These minerals are found in your cell membranes, the outer walls of your cells which act as a protective layer for your cells. Membrane Complex helps to strengthen your outer cell walls, which helps protect your cells from toxins, heavy metals, chemicals and pollutants. These attackers can only enter through the lipid pores of the cell membrane, but this combination of calcium, magnesium, potassium and 2-AE...

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How to get rid of resentment in a relationship

Hey Lauren,

I really love your blogs, they make a lot of sense, and I need your help with something. I’m 39 years old and I’m engaged to a woman I adore. Here’s my problem, she nags me all the time. I want to be there for her but it feels like she’s always demanding so much time and energy. I know you’re supposed to “compromise” in a relationship but it seems like I’m making all the sacrifices and I’m starting to feel like this relations...

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The most common mistakes women make when trying to get a guy to commit

Dear Lauren,

My boyfriend and I have been together for two years. He tells me he loves me like he’s never loved any girl, but he just can’t commit and he doesn’t know why. It’s so confusing…for both of us!

I’m very clingy, a bit insecure too, and sometimes I check his phone or try to mother him, but he says that’s not the problem. That the problem is him, and he doesn’t know when he’ll get over it. I tried ultimatums but they don&r...

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Butterbur Helps Migraine Headaches and Seasonal Allergies

There are so many over-the-counter drugs that are designed to help allergies, like decongestants and antihistamines. However, these remedies often come with a long list of unpleasant side effects.

Antihistamines are known for causing extreme drowsiness, which is so helpful if you plan on sleeping through the allergy season. Decongestants tend to have a stimulating effect, which is even more helpful if you would rather feel nervous and irritable instead of your allergies.

These medicati...

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The truth behind the most dangerous relationship myth out there.


The most dangerous relationship myth out there
“The secret to a successful relationship is to spend as much time together as possible. Don’t take time or space apart. When it gets challenging, don’t run away. If there’s anger, let it rip. If there’s hurt, don’t hold back. Honesty is the key. Togetherness is the solution to every problem.”
What’s your reaction when I say those words?

It doesn’t sound bad, right? It sound...

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How to support your partner when they have a bad day (It's not what you think!)

Dear Lauren,

When something upsets my boyfriend or when anything upsets me, we feel responsible for each other. For example, if he gets upset about some incident, I feel guilty like it is somehow my fault when in fact I had nothing to do with it! It’s the same with him, if he sees me upset, he feels down. What do we do in this case? Is this normal?

-Carrie

Dear Carrie,

I think it is totally normal! It’s natural for human beings, no matter what their gender, to suf...

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How to say 'I love you' first (without freaking out your partner)

Dear Lauren,

So I told my boyfriend I loved him for the first time and he got really weird after that. Why does he think that saying I love you means "Lets get married" and a major commitment? Not simply, I love you, which is how I meant it.

-Chiara

Asking the RIGHT question

Hi Chiara! Great question.In fact, I love it! You know why?

Most people ask the question, “When should you say I love you in a relationship?” Or even, “Who should say I lo...

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Collagen Holds Your Body Together


Collagen is the glue that holds your body together

After water, it is the most common substance in your body. It’s mainly found in your muscles, bones, skin and tendons, but collagen is also found in your blood vessels, digestive tract, heart, eyes, gallbladder, kidneys and bladder.

Your collagen levels go down as you get older. Collagen production in the body slows around age 20 and after age 20, only one percent of collagen is produced in the skin each year. Other factors, l...

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Why men pull away (and how to get him back!)

Why did he pull away and how do I get him back?
This is THE most common question I get asked. And no wonder! For women who are single and dating to women who have been married for decades, this remains one of the biggest mysteries and sources of stress in a relationship.

But it doesn’t have to! I’d like to help.

Fill out this quick survey so I can serve you in the most effective way.

With love, Lauren

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The Many Benefits of Berberine


What Is Berberine?

Berberine is a bioactive compound that can be extracted from a number of different plants. Technically, it belongs to a class of compounds called alkaloids. It has a yellow color and has often been used as a dye by ancient cultures.

Berberine has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine for various ailments.

Berberine has been tested in hundred of different studies over the past 50 years and modern science has confirmed that it has impressive ben...

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How to get rid of his 'bad habits' and live together in bliss.

Dear Lauren,

I love your blogs. They’ve helped me so much. My question is: my boyfriend moved in with me about two months ago. Both of us have been living on our own for more than 10 years, and for me, I get upset when I see his bad-living-together habits creeping into my space. How do I keep it at a minimum without making living with me miserable for him? Thank you Lauren for your advice!! Xxoo.

- Natasha

Hi Natasha!

Great question. I remember when I moved in with my p...

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Serrapeptase Is A Powerful Enzyme That Reduces Pain

Serrapeptase, orSerratio Peptidase,is a proteolytic enzyme, meaning it has the ability to chop up and digest proteins. This makes it helpful for reducing inflammation and mucus in the body. In fact, when this enzyme is isolated and coated in the form of a tablet, it can act as an anti-inflammatory, similar to aspirin, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NASIDs).

Serrapeptase is used for painful conditions including back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteo...

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Your guide to relationships without 'labels'

Hey Lauren,

I've been involved with someone for about 6 months and when I say involved we are not boyfriend/girlfriend but we spend a good amount of time together and we are having sex. She's a full time student and doesn’t have a lot of free time. I'm just working right now so I have more free time than her. Lately, with finals coming up and school being crucial right now, I haven't seen her in almost 3 weeks. I'm fine with time apart, totally fine, as long as I k...

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Why men don't give reassurance (and how to get some in 3 easy steps!)

Dear Lauren,

When my boyfriend and I get into a fight he remains withdrawn for the rest of the day and isn’t as affectionate as he usually is. I can’t help but worry I’ve ruined things and he’s having doubts about us.

I feel desperate for reassurance that we’ll be okay.I ask him to say something nice to make me feel better. He tells me he loves me and we’ll be fine, but can I trust that what he’s saying is truly how he feels? He still seems so ...

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What 'Leave me alone' ACTUALLY means in a relationship.


“Leave me alone!” doesn’t mean
what you think it means.
When it comes to a man, the words “Leave me alone,” mean one thing only. Leave him the heck alone or face the fire-breathing dragon.

No mystery.

No intrigue.

No dance steps.

It means exactly what it says.

But when it comes to a woman, this phrase is slightly more nuanced and can mean more than one thing.

(It’s not fair but it’s true.)

This leaves most...

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Staying Happy With A Healthy Microbiome


What is a Microbiome?

The human microbiome is a complex ecosystem made up of of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa living on your skin and in your mouth, nose, throat, lungs, stomach and intestines. It varies from person to person based on diet, health history, geographic location, and even ancestry.

This human microbiome consists of more than 100 trillion microbes that must be properly balanced and cared for to stay healthy. In fact, For every one of your cells, there are 10 mi...

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Why Valentine's Day is just like going to the Dentist.


Why is Valentine’s Day like going to the Dentist? Why would I imply such a detestable thing when I’m a lover of love and I teach relationships for a living?

Great questions.

I have NOTHING against Valentine’s Day. I LOVE Valentine's Day! But maybe not for the reasons you think. I don’t love Valentine’s Day because it’s a day where we practice romance and buy things for each other and say, “I love you.”

I love Valentine's D...



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