Slow Metabolism Remedies

| Modified on Jun 25, 2016

Treating the symptoms of a slow metabolism requires a balanced approach that incorporates lifestyle changes as well as natural supplements. Increasing one’s activity level, getting an appropriate amount of sleep each night and eating a balanced diet can naturally increase one’s metabolism. Likewise, several supplements improve the metabolism.

What is a Slow Metabolism?

Metabolism is a term used to indicate the process by which the body converts food and drink into energy. The body needs energy even at rest for completing activities including breathing, maintaining blood circulation and repairing cells. Several factors contribute to an individual’s basal metabolic rate or number of calories the body uses for basic functions. These factors include body size and composition, sex and age.

If the metabolism is functioning at a lower rate than normal, the condition is described as slow metabolism. A slow metabolism can be attributed to several factors: diabetes, unproportional fat to muscle ratio, lifestyle factors, conditions such as hypothyroidism and genetics. Slow metabolism is generally characterized by several symptoms as well. Common symptoms include gaining weight more easily than losing, inability to lose weight in spite of rigorous exercise, increased fat deposits, increased cellulite, dry skin and hair and sugar cravings.

Natural Treatment for Metabolic Balance

Many times making specific lifestyle changes is enough to jumpstart the metabolism. A new exercise routine, eating fewer carbs and fat and adjusting one’s sleep schedule help regulate the system and can render the metabolism more effective. In addition to these changes, several supplements are beneficial for boosting the metabolism including apple cider vinegar, green tea and cayenne.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar supports the metabolism as a fat burner and weight loss agent. The vinegar suppresses appetite, naturally increases the metabolic rate and alkalizes the body to support weight loss.

Green Tea

Green tea is a natural thermogenic agent, meaning that it burns extra calories. Additionally, green tea is a stimulant that includes powerful antioxidants to cleanse and purify the cells as it increases energy.


Cayenne supports metabolism in several ways. This natural spice increases oxygen consumption in the body, which helps decrease fat. Additionally, cayenne supports the normalization of blood pressure and heart rhythm, supports blood circulation and improves digestion.

A slow metabolism can have a detrimental effect on energy, weight and overall health. However, simple lifestyle changes and the addition of several natural substances to a balanced diet is often enough to regulate the metabolism, increase energy and constitute weight loss.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Oil Pulling

Posted by Susan (Geelong, Australia) on 12/08/2009

Slow Metabolism

I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism which my endocrinologist told me caused a very slow metabolism. I had been on a Vegan diet for two years and ate soy 'everything'. A biochemist told me I needed to change my diet and so I started eating fish. I had been very slim and energetic and was now slow, depressed and over weight.
I discovered this site a few months ago and started taking Apple Cider Vinegar and have noticed that I am losing weight and have lots more energy. My cravings for a sugar fix has stopped. I am also oil pulling and rinse my mouth with diluted H202 after. I look 20 years younger than what I am (though I have always taken care of my skin). The lines I had under my eyes have disappeared and my teeth are whiter.

My sense of well being and confidence is increasing and I am feeling more like I did prior to my diagnosis.

Perhaps get a doctor to check out your thyroid.

Thankyou EC with all my heart. I am eternally grateful.

Luv to all Susan


Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 06/23/2016


As all know, I's SJS. As a Ga. Tech Ch E we studied that if the arrow going into the box was longer than the arrow coming out, then the box had to get bigger. That works for simple chemical reactions, but not complex ones. Folks get fat because they eat more than they expend? Not necessarily….. when your metabolism is controlled by your Thyroid, which is controlled by iodine, then the arrow thing is out the window. All our ancestors were thin and chiseled faced. What has changed? First, they ate little processed food and bread they baked themselves or from a local baker, both contained iodine and no bromine.

Let's get back to to the importance of iodine and your metabolism. Iodine is a Halogen in the Periodic Chart along with Florine, Chlorine and Bromine. All three of these dominate iodine and will replace it in your body. Years ago, our bread flour contained iodine. Big Agri learned that Bromine would also preserve bread and was a lot cheaper. Now all commercial bread products are loaded with Bromine. Folks that eat too much restaurant bread are most likely overweight. All because Big Agri now uses bromine instead of iodine to preserve the flour.

I understand this is not the sole reason for obesity, but one that you can address. I challenge you to bake a loaf of bread with a flour that was never bleached, nor bromated as my Tractor Driver does. Take a slice of this along with a bun from McDonald's, put these in the frig and see when each will mold first. Your bread will mold with in 10 days. The McDonald's will not mold in 6 months or maybe even 6 years. If you don't buy into my logic then do the internet search thing. Most of the ails on EC can be avoided by eating healthy food and/or behaving ourselves.

If this does not stir up a stink……. then I did something wrong. =========ORH===========

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Robert Henry,

You are singing my song about home made bread. I have been making bread at home for 18 years. One of my children could make bread from scratch before he could read!

Are you able to find unbleached and unbromated flour in regular grocery stores? I have found unbleached in the grocery store but not sure if it is unbromated. I usually buy mine through the health food store for when I use white flour. (I buy whole wheat berries though for lots of my bread making - I have an electric mill to make my flour.)

I always appreciate it when you give a chemistry lesson. Thanks.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)

HI U MAMA TO MANY,,,,,,,,,,,,,, just checked in with my better half and she uses King Arthur flour, which you can buy at Walmart or most any store.

Don't mean to detract from folks seeking remedies for their ails on EC, but what folks eat is the root of most of our problems. That is the reason I use our garden stories to make folks think.

It seems to be working. I know you are country as I am and grow a garden yourself.


Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Robert Henry,

Thank your wife for the information and you for passing it along. I am excited to know there is a brand of flour on grocery store shelves that is unbleached and unbromated. I will look for it next time I run out of the kind I get from the health food store.

Well, I do have a garden, but you can garden circles around me, I am sure. :) But I am learning and my kids are, too. I sure wish I had paid better attention when my dad had a garden when I was a girl. I grew up in the suburbs and our yard was small but Dad always grew lettuce, tomatoes, onions and beautiful roses. I remember my mom sending me out to the garden for lettuce and tomato for a salad with our dinner.

Kids are little naturalists. My four year old brings me pieces of plants or herbs and can properly identify many of them. None of us are too young or too old to learn!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)

HI U MAMA TO MANY,,,,,,,,,,,, forgot to mention that the chlorinated and fluoridated water we all drink also depletes the iodine we have to keep our Thyroid in top shape. The fluoride is a waste product of making aluminum . If you research....folks were hired to find a use for this waste product. They did one heck of a job. The public has paid millions over the years to partake of this garbage.

You have to get up before daylight to get ahead of the schemers these days. As P T Branum said years ago, "There's a sucker born every minute."

Best we all eat natural and drink spring water.

I commend you on your contributions to the EC readers.


Metabolic Typing

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 05/06/2011

did metabolic typing help anyone here?