Good nutrition is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. It is essential to maintaining optimal physical and mental performance, to defending against infectious and chronic diseases, and to living a long and healthy life.
It can help protect against chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. It can also reduce the risk of cancer, stroke, and heart attack. Additionally, it can help make you leaner and stronger, making you look younger. Unfortunately, we as a culture are not generally well read more
Artificial sweeteners are synthetic sweeteners used in the place of table sugar to sweeten foods and beverages. The most common artificial sweeteners in the US include aspartame (Nutra-Sweet & Equal), saccharin (Sweet’n Low), and sucralose (Splenda).
Stevia (Truvia & PureVia) may also be categorized as an artificial sweetener although it comes from an extract in the naturally occurring Stevia rebaudiana plant.
These sweeteners are an attractive alternative to sugar, as they contain no calories. read more
Before beginning any resistance training program, you must identify your unique goals, needs, and constraints. The following steps outline how to best approach resistance training so that your effort maximizes the outcomes you desire.
Resistance Training Program Guidelines
Identify the primary goal of the resistance program. Are you looking to increase your strength, muscle size, muscle endurance or muscle tone? Are you simply trying to lose weight while maintaining lean body mass? If you are trying to lose read more
Why should you continue to follow-up with your physician throughout your course of testosterone replacement therapy?
1. To check your total testosterone blood levels: When your doctor puts you on an initial testosterone replacement dosage, his or her goal is to get your total level to mid-to-high normal testosterone levels usually between 500 and 700 ng/mL. The initial dose does not always get you into this range, so it may need to be adjusted.
Of course, the goal of testosterone replacement therapy is to read more
Testosterone gel delivers a steady dose of testosterone through daily skin applications. These gels are a relatively convenient and effective method of administering testosterone replacement therapy for men with low testosterone.1-9
Transdermal forms of testosterone are relatively new. They were first introduced in the US in 2000. Most forms are only available under a brand name. As a result, testosterone gel is typically more expensive than injectable testosterone, which is available in generic forms.
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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
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
The waist to height ratio is one method by which health care professionals estimate an individual’s body composition in order to evaluate his overall health.1 Enter your information in inches into EMG's Waist to Height Ratio Calculator to determine your ratio.
Although the Body Mass Index (BMI) is generally more well read more
Heart Attack Introduction (AKA Myocardial Infarction)1
Heart attack (aka myocardial infarction) is synonymous with unfortunate consequences and possibly death. But, do you really know what it is and what to do if it happens to you or someone you love. Our goal is to provide you with a basic understanding of what a heart attack really is and how to maximize your or your loved one’s chances of surviving one if it read more
Cholesterol is a waxy steroid and is transported in the blood stream. It is produced by the liver and is present in foods of animal origin. The understanding that modern medical science has of it has changed dramatically over time. Although it is a major contributor to the plaque that forms on the walls of an artery, the role that it plays in the human body is exceedingly complex. In fact, cholesterol management is now a subspecialty in and of itself within the field of cardiology.