I just can’t seem to lose weight, whatever I do. I don’t eat very much. It must be my hormones.’

This familiar cry of many overweight and obese people is often seen as an excuse for being weak-willed around food, but evidence is now proving that this may well be true.

Addiction to sugary, junk, salt laden carbohydrates is easy. They send blood glucose levels soaring and stimulate serotonin, the feel good factor, in the brain. However, it’s a yo-yo effect, and as levels drop swiftly you crave even more of these unhealthy carbs to sustain your euphoria.

If you continue to gorge on such foods, your body’s emergency back- up system kicks in: the hormone insulin is released to rid the blood of excess glucose. Strain is put on the thyroid gland whose role is to regulate metabolism, ie, the rate food is converted into energy. If you continue to elevate the hormone system and challenge the thyroid, obesity, diabetes type 2 and other illnesses can result.

Not having enough Iodine in the diet is the leading cause of hypothyroidism worldwide, with wide ranging symptoms including poor metabolism and lack
of energy. People who are deficient in Iodine become lethargic and obese.



A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology linked consumption of refined carbohydrates and cancer. This case-controlled study looked at the dietary habits of over 1,800 women in Mexico, and found that those who got 57% or more of their total energy intake from carbohydrates showed a 220% higher risk of breast cancer than women with more balanced diets.

This study shows that foods with high glycemic index values – that is, foods which more quickly raise blood sugar levels in the human body – actually accelerate the growth of cancer cells and tumors in the human body.



Nascent IodineTM is recognised by the body as the same Iodine that is produced by the thyroid and is absorbed effortlessly by the system.

Other recommended products for weight: EnergyPlusTM and CoQ10 + L-Carnitine. See the Good Health Essentials pages.



EnergyPlusTM is a unique combination of 14 specialised herbs that work in a complementary manner to the added Chromium Picolinate ingredient. It helps to support fat burning and weight loss as well as helping to support an energy boost! The biologically active Chromium is an essential insulin co-factor, the hormone insulin helps to control hunger and regulates energy production, fat burning and muscle building.