Fighting Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Osteoporosis—Why Testosterone Is Important

Posted by admin on September 15, 2015 in Hormones Men No Comments

While low testosterone is not thought to be the cause of poor overall health in men, research has established many links between, “low T” and conditions such as, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis in males with less than adequate levels of the anabolic steroid hormone. In fact, in one study of 2100 men over

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Metabolism and Thyroid Hormone Replacement

Posted by admin on August 30, 2015 in Hormones Men Women No Comments

The body’s metabolism drives several physical processes including how quickly food is processed, how fast the heart beats, the amount of heat created—even the speed at which an individual can think.  Without a properly functioning thyroid however, the metabolism slows down. Hypothyroidism—Underactive Thyroid Due to Hormone Imbalance As many as 10% of all women suffer

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Adrenal Fatigue—How Stress Affects Hormone Levels

Posted by admin on August 26, 2015 in Hormones Men Women No Comments

Adrenal fatigue is categorized as a nonspecific collection of medical symptoms including, body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances, and digestive problems. Chronic stress is thought to be the cause. How it Happens—The Hormone Connection While not all medical professionals support theories regarding adrenal fatigue, those who do, believe that the physical, mental and emotional stresses

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Progesterone Bioidentical HRT— The Facts

Posted by admin on August 24, 2015 in Hormones Men Women No Comments

Progesterone Bioidentical HRT— The Facts Your Body’s Need for Progesterone While both men and women produce differing levels of the steroid hormone progesterone, women require much higher concentrations in order to carry out specific physiologic functions. These include monthly menstruation and the preparation of the uterus for implantation of a fertilized egg. Progesterone is also

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Estrogen Bioidenticals—What Women Need To Know

Posted by admin on August 20, 2015 in Hormones Women No Comments

In an effort to explore alternatives to conventional estrogen hormone therapy many women have discovered “Estrogen Bioidenticals”. What’s Bioidentical? Bioidenticals closely mimic the molecular structure of hormones naturally produced by the body in the ovaries. Because of this, blood tests reflect total estradiol levels (the type of estrogen that decreases with menopause), which include bioidentical

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How Cortisol Regulates Many Functions of the Body

Posted by admin on August 18, 2015 in Hormones No Comments

Cortisol, known as the “stress hormone” is produced in the adrenal glands and regulates many processes in the body in an effort to maintain homeostasis. From a dietary prospective, cortisol is also critical in nutrition as it selects the right carbohydrate, fat, or protein needed to meet the physical demands of the body. Throughout the

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DHEA and the Production of Male and Female Sex Hormones

Posted by admin on August 16, 2015 in Hormones Men Women No Comments

DHEA, the abbreviation for dehydroepiandrosterone is a hormone produced mainly in the adrenal glands, but also in the testicles, ovaries, and brain. Once it is produced, the bloodstream moves DHEA throughout the body’s tissues and cells. A partial amount of the hormone converts to testosterone and estrogen as well. Because of this, DHEA is known

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