Diet Types: Specific Ratio Diets
Specific ratio diets, most notably The Zone Diet, advocate eating foods in the precise ratio of 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat at every meal.
Similar to low carbohydrate diets, The Zone Diet teaches individuals to stay away from sugars (from sodas and pre-packaged baked goods) and refined starches (from white bread, white rice, and white pasta).
The Zone Diet is less restrictive of carbohydrate intake than low carb diets and is therefore much more reasonable than read more
Alcohol can seriously hurt your sleep! A few drinks before bed certainly help you fall asleep quicker, which may come as a great relief when you are stressed out or suffering from insomnia. But the toll alcohol takes on your body is serious. The bottom line: alcohol and sleep do not mix!
Effect of Alcohol Sleep
Alcohol reduces the body’s ability to achieve both deep and REM sleep. In the first half of the night, your body gradually drifts into deep sleep (Stage 3 and Stage 4). read more
As stated in the Carbohydrates section, maintaining stable blood sugar levels is important for maintaining stable energy levels throughout the day and for maintaining a healthy weight. Consuming simple, fast-releasing carbohydrates leads to a rapid elevation in blood sugar levels that is followed by a rapid decrease in blood sugar levels. These rapid variations in blood sugar read more
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) suppresses the natural production of testosterone by the testes. It also reduces sperm production. In most men, it reduces sperm production to levels below what is necessary for fertility. As a result, most men on testosterone therapy are infertile.
While this side effect may not concern certain men, men looking to conceive a child or remain fertile must be aware of this potential side effect of TRT. While read more
Testosterone injections deliver testosterone into the muscle. The testosterone is then absorbed directly into the blood stream over time. The absorption period depends on the type of testosterone injected. Injections usually take place in the thighs, glutes or deltoid muscles.
Read on to learn about the most common forms of injectable testosterone, therapeutic dosages, pros and cons of testosterone injections, and injection demonstration resources.
[the_ad read more
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
In recent years, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for low testosterone has gained widespread interest from aging men and acceptance from the medical community. With an aging male population, less stigma, and more popular advertisement, more and more men are consulting with their physicians about testing for low testosterone and initiating TRT.
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy is the hormone treatment of testosterone prescribed by a physician to counter read more
What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes?
For both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, symptoms of diabetes can be either acute (occurring immediately) or chronic (occurring slowly over time).
T1DM is more likely to present with acute onset symptoms requiring hospitalization. However both T1DM and T2DM can present acutely and have similar symptoms, including 1 or more of the following:1
Increased read more
The following article provides information on the major classes of cholesterol medications, including statins, selective cholesterol uptake inhibitors, cholesterol binding resins, fibric acid derivatives, and nicotinic acid.
Statins (HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitors): Statins are the first line cholesterol medications for treating elevated cholesterol levels. They have the read more
Tanning is basically the immediate and long-term pigment darkening that occurs as a result of exposure to UV radiation. HAVING A TAN DOES NOT PROTECT THE SKIN FROM UV RADIATION NOR DOES IT DECREASE THE RISK OF SKIN CANCER! There is a delayed tanning effect that occurs about 3 days after sun exposure. This effect gives a sun protection factor (SPF) of about 3, which provides a small amount of protection from sunburn. However, this slight increase in protection is not sufficient to read more