A diet high in fiber is important for overall health. Why? Foods containing fiber slow carbohydrate digestion, minimizing surges in blood glucose. As discussed in the CARBOHYDRATES article, simple carbohydrates are digested quickly by the body and cause blood sugar levels to rapidly rise and then rapidly fall, progressively harming the body over time. Excessive consumption of simple, refined read more
Exercise Apps (Cycling, Running, and Weight Lifting)
The following cycling and running apps are the best tracking apps available. Using your phone's GPS, they track your speed, distance, and route. Additionally, most can be synced easily with wireless heart rate monitors. Also, for extra motivation, most give you the option to challenge a friend/group or a virtual ghost.
Endomondo Sports Tracker
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In an increasingly hectic world, sleep rarely gets enough attention. Yet, adequate sleep is essential to achieve and maintain good health. So the question becomes, how to sleep better? The following principles provide an outline on how to sleep better. Reap sleep’s healthy rewards with a better night's sleep.
How To Sleep Better Guide
The following article discusses the subject of co-administering anastrozole with testosterone therapy. As a note, The Endocrine Society currently does not recommend for or against the use of anastrozole. Some physicians do prescribe it to mitigate symptoms of high estradiol levels, like gynecomastia and edema.
With this being said, estradiol plays an important role, even in men, so taking it in the absence of clinically diagnosed high estradiol levels and related symptoms may be counterproductive. At this time, there is no consensus on its use or on the optimal estradiol range in read more
Androgen deficiency is a relatively common problem in older men. It is also thought to be responsible for many symptoms once considered to be the result of normal aging. About 1 in 5 older men have a total testosterone level that falls below the normal range. (See Testosterone Levels By Age).
However, many men, even those in the lower end of the normal range, still suffer from problems associated with low read more
What is Sex Hormone Binding Globulin?
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is a protein that binds to and transports sex hormones, like testosterone and estrogen, through the bloodstream. It safeguards these hormones so that they are not eliminated by the body too quickly.
When SHBG is bound to testosterone or estrogen, these hormones cannot exert their effects on the body. In this state, they are not active or not bioavailable. When not bound to SHBG or other protein carriers, these sex hormones are read more
Testosterone implants in the form of small pellets slowly deliver testosterone over the course of three to six months. The testosterone pellets are implanted under the skin by your physician.
Imbedded in the fat, the testosterone pellets gradually dissolve over a few months. This testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) administration method gives a slow, steady constant infusion of testosterone into the body. read more
The Super Seven Health Numbers: Here are seven important health numbers every man needs to know. See your primary care doctor at least once a year and get your numbers. Enter your numbers below to find out where you stand. Also check out, EMG's 7 Health Numbers Every Man Should Know Infographic.
Certain individuals have an extremely significant genetic predisposition (aka familial hypercholesterolemia1) to elevated cholesterol levels, particularly LDL cholesterol. These individuals are either heterozygous (1 of 2 genes) or homozygous (2 of 2 genes) for certain genes that cause extremely high cholesterol.
These individuals may have LDL cholesterol levels ranging into the 1000’s. They are read more
The two basic types of cholesterol with which we are concerned with are LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol (BAD cholesterol) causes plaque build up on the inside walls of arteries. Over time, this plaque buildup leads to coronary artery disease.1 HDL cholesterol (GOOD cholesterol) removes LDL cholesterol from the blood. HDL cholesterol prevents plaque build up. Thus, it protects against coronary artery read more