Calorie counting has both advantages and disadvantages. Certain health experts highly recommend the practice, while others do not. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of counting calories can help an individual benefit from calorie counting while not necessarily needing the practice on a regular, long-term basis.
In order to maintain weight over the long-term, the calories one consumes must be equal to the calories burned from necessary bodily functions and physical activity. People read more
Good sleep is absolutely essential for optimal physical and mental performance. Yet, compared to diet and exercise, sleep receives little attention. Most people greatly underestimate the importance of sleep. Without good quality sleep, maintaining your diet and exercise regimen is nearly impossible. And, contrary to popular belief, you can not train yourself to need less sleep.1 While you may believe that you are capable of adapting to a lack of sleep, you are not. You continue to lose your ability to think, read more
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
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) is usually well tolerated as long as testosterone is kept within normal, physiologic levels. Side effects of testosterone therapy are generally mild. However, it is important for you and your physician to be aware of the following potential side effects. Many of the side effects may be mitigated by avoiding the most common testosterone replacement mistakes and by following-up regularly with your 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
Stroke Signs and Symptoms
The signs and symptoms are the same for both types of stroke: ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. If you experience any of the stroke signs or symptoms discussed below, CALL 911 or go to the EMERGENCY ROOM IMMEDIATELY. You have very little time before damage from a stroke to brain tissue becomes permanent.
SUDDEN numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, read more
Skin is the body’s largest organ. It is also one of the most important parts of the body because it interfaces with the environment and is the first line of defense from external factors. Since the skin is exposed to environmental pollutions more than any other organ during life, skin protection is important.
The most important burden on skin is the sunlight (UV radiation), which causes a wide array of visible alterations such read more
Diabetes Treatments: How Do You Treat Diabetes?
There are a variety of diabetes treatments available. Different treatments are appropriate for the different forms and severities of the disease.
Type 1 Diabetes Treatments
As you have read, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is a genetic disorder and cannot be prevented with a healthy lifestyle, proper diet, and exercise. T1DM must be treated with injected insulin because the body is unable to produce its own insulin. The exogenous insulin can be read more