As humans, we instinctually prefer sweet foods. Unfortunately, consuming simple sugars, especially in excess, can have detrimental effects on overall health. Additionally, simple sugars rapidly increase blood glucose levels, which then decrease just as rapidly. These acute shifts in blood glucose contribute to overconsumption and weight gain.
Initially, sugars rapidly raise blood glucose levels. As a result the pancreas secretes insulin, which causes glucose transport into muscles for fuel and into certain other organs for read more
Water: Staying Hydrated
Water is the single most important nutrient for the human body. Water helps remove waste products from the body, helps transport nutrients and oxygen throughout the body, and helps maintain normal body temperature. Proper hydration can also reduce joint pain and improve the appearance of skin.
Everyday, water is lost through sweat, urine, breath, and waste. In order to avoid dehydration, an individual must drink approximately eight glasses or two quarts of water every day. Without an adequate amount read more
Types of Vitamins
There are two types of vitamins:
Fat soluble vitamins [vitamins A, D, E, K]
Water soluble vitamins [vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (cobalamin), niacin, pantothenic acid, bioton, and folic acid among many others]
Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve and remain in the body’s fatty tissues. Fat-soluble vitamins should not be consumed in excess of the daily-recommended intake because fat-soluble vitamins are not easily eliminated from the body. 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 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
What is Dihydrotestosterone?
Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, is a sex hormone, like testosterone. It plays a significant role in both the development and maintenance of certain male physical and sexual characteristics. It also plays an important role in certain men's health problems, like benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement aka BPH) and male pattern baldness. For these read more
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
Effects of Diabetes: What Does Diabetes Do To the Body?1
The symptoms of diabetes are directly related to the effects of diabetes on your body. Both Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes damage the body in similar ways.
Effects of Diabetes: Progressive Damage
The chronic symptoms of diabetes are related to the nerves, blood vessels, and organs that are damaged or destroyed by chronically elevated blood sugars. read more
How To Treat Depression
A variety of effective treatments are available for individuals with depression. However, treating depression is not as simple as taking a pill and immediately getting better. Treatments must be customized for each individual with depression and must frequently be combined to achieve effective and lasting improvement and hopefully resolution of depressive symptoms. Additionally, read more
How To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally
The old adage, “Eat right and exercise,” still holds true today. Maintaining a low fat, low cholesterol diet (as well as eating enough potassium, calcium, and magnesium) is essential to maintaining a healthy blood pressure and a healthier overall lifestyle.1 The same holds true for exercise. Combining the appropriate and recommended amounts of cardiovascular (minimum of 30 read more