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Dear Readers,

Why do we deem January first as a magical day to help us kick bad habits? We should honor the concept of vibrant health every day. I’ve put together a list of the best supplements to increase the odds of making your resolutions a reality, no matter what day of the year you begin. If you want:

Bigger guns- Whey protein shakes help you bulk up and build muscles over time. If you’re vegetarian buy hemp protein shakes. Either way, your biceps are going to get bigger! Eat broccoli and Brussels sprouts. These green veggies are muscle-building foods because they tame estrogen in the body. It’s excessive estrogen that causes men and women to store fat and retain water.

To Slim Down- Try algae, a popular supplement known for increasing energy and reducing cholesterol. Spirulina causes faster weight loss by reducing hunger pangs. It improves thyroid function which, in turn, speeds metabolism and burns up all the fruit cake and stuffing you had last month. Also, drink one cup of green tea every night.

Quit Smoking

Although the herb St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is best known for its ability to ease depression, it might help you stamp out your cigarettes. Even if you’re on a nicotine patch to help you quit smoking, St. John’s wort could help reduce withdrawal symptoms. It only takes a few weeks to begin working. Consult your physician or naturopath because this herb has some interactions.

More Bedroom Drama- Consider supplements that contain L-arginine, an amino acid that is known to get more blood flowing to your heart, and down into your jeans. In the bedroom, this means stronger erections and much more stamina. (Great, because you need more energy to work off all the stuffing you ate last month.) Ladies should consider topical intimacy creams that contain arginine, or mint extract because these will heighten sensitivity; the cooling sensation helps some women get to the big O faster.

Stop Drinking

Studies suggest that serotonin deficiency is tied to alcoholism and other addictive disorders. Since 5-HTP jump starts the levels of this happy brain chemical, it should help you curb unwanted cravings for alcohol, as well as sweets and carbs! There’s also a prescription medication called Campral available.

Reduce Stress

Get frequent massages because this has been shown to reduce blood pressure, release muscle tension and increases feel-good hormones throughout the body. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center found that giving people a Swedish massage reduced levels of cortisol, a stress-related hormone.

A bigger IQ- Omega 3 fish oils, specifically DHA. A study found that taking 900 mg daily for 6 months helped people to improve learning skills and memory. Nosh as often as possible on Thai or Indian cuisine. According to a 2006 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, people who eat curry have sharper minds (and slower cognitive decline) than those who shy away from the Tandoori.

Suzy Cohen

Suzy Cohen, is known as America’s Pharmacist. She has been a licensed pharmacist for 24 years and is a Functional Medicine practitioner. She’s the author of 6 books, including her most recent Amazon #1 best-seller, “Thyroid Healthy: Lose Weight, Look Beautiful and Live the Life You Imagine.”

She was the host of The Thyroid Summit which broadcast worldwide in June 2014. Suzy has been a syndicated columnist for 19 years reaching 20 million in circulation each week. She is a Huffington Post writer, and also hosts her own syndicated medical minute on TV. Suzy has been featured on The Dr OZ Show 6 times, and has appeared on The View, Good Morning America Health, The Doctors and hundreds of other networks. She is a member of The Institute of Functional Medicine, also the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, The American Pharmacists Association and ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. You can read free articles and receive your free newsletter by visiting her website,

Books authored by Suzy Cohen include:

  • Thyroid Healthy
  • Headache Free
  • Drug Muggers
  • Diabetes Without Drugs
  • The 24-Hour Pharmacist
  • Eczema: Itchin’ for a Cure (kindle only)
  • Understanding Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer (kindle only)