The following articles clearly explain how to optimize nutrition by providing detailed information about each macronutrient (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats). Each macronutrient serves an essential role within the body. Thus, a well-balanced must include all three macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats). Also check out EMG's Healthiest Foods List.
Below is a glycemic index chart and glycemic load chart for common foods. These measurements indicate a food's effect on blood sugar levels. First though is a brief discussion of the primary difference between the two metrics.
The Glycemic Index ranges from 0 to 100. It indicates a food's effect on blood glucose. Lower values tell you that a food effects blood glucose less. Higher values tell you that a food effects blood glucose more. A GI of 0 to 55 is considered low, a GI of 56 to 69 is read more
Chicken vs Beef: Which is Healthier?
With all things being equal, skinless white meat chicken is normally considerably lower in calories, cholesterol, and saturated fat than most cuts of beef. On the other hand, beef normally contains more potassium, zinc, and choline than chicken. The American Heart Association recommends eating more chicken than meat based on the fact that excessive red meat consumption has been shown to raise the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.
The Way in Which Animals Are read more
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland (a small endocrine gland in the base of the brain). Once secreted in men, it stimulates the testes to produce testosterone, which acts as the primary male hormone and is essential for the production of sperm.1
Similar to follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which is also produced by the pituitary gland, LH plays a vital role in the hormonal status and read more
Testosterone nasal gel delivers testosterone directly into the nostril. Natesto is the only FDA approved nasal testosterone replacement therapy. It is administered three times daily once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening (6 to 8 hours apart).
According to the Phase 3 clinical trials for FDA approval, the average testosterone concentration in the blood was in the normal range for 90 percent of men who used the nasal gel three times daily, compared with 71 percent of men using it twice a read more
Testosterone is the prototypical male hormone. It’s what puts hair on your chest and muscles on your frame during puberty. Put simply, testosterone is what makes a man a man. In healthy men, normal testosterone levels generally range between 300 ng/dL and 1050 ng/dL. Unfortunately, levels decline with aging and may fall below the normal range. Read on to learn about testosterone levels by age as well as symptoms of low testosterone and testosterone replacement therapy.
Testosterone Levels by Age: The BAD News
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men with low testosterone has consistently shown to produce positive benefits with minimal side effects. Also, benefits of testosterone therapy can be both physical and mental. Restoring testosterone levels to within the normal range by using testosterone replacement therapy has shown to:
Increase lean body mass
Decrease fat mass
Increase bone mineral density
Improve sexual function
Improve mood and well-being
Although some benefits appear in the read more
Testosterone level is an important indicator of hormonal health. Low testosterone levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, decreased libido, decreased energy, and depression.1
A simple blood test is read more
What are Stroke Risk Factors?
Stroke risk factors can be broken down into ischemic stroke risk factors and hemorrhagic stroke risk factors. Within these two broad classes of stroke risk factors are those that are controllable and those that are not.
Uncontrollable Risk Factors
Risk factors that cannot be controlled include age, race, male gender, ethnicity, history of migraine headaches, sickle read more
COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States! Unfortunately, COPD cannot be cured. It can only be treated. Thus, an individual's COPD prognosis is based on how effectively his disease can be managed.
Rates of survival are based on several factors, including an individual's body mass index (BMI), level of airway obstruction, shortness of breath at various levels of activity, and 6-minute walking distance. The better an individual rates in each of these read more