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  • Stretching Exercises: Full Body Stretching Program

    Stretching Exercises: Full Body Stretching Program Stretching is not exactly at the top of most men’s list of fun physical activities. It is a whole lot easier to convince a guy to get into the gym and lift some weights or get outside and go for a bike ride than to perform stretching exercises. But… stretching is an important part on ANY exercise plan. Yes that’s right, stretching exercises are good for both aerobic fitness enthusiasts and weightlifters. Stretching improves your range of motion, decreases your risk for read more
  • Sugars: Stay Away From Refined Sugars

    Sugar: Stay Away from Refined Sugars 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 read more

  • Lifestyles Choices that Affect Growth Hormone Release

    Lifestyle Choices that Affect Growth Hormone Release Aging and growth hormone deficiency both are associated with decreased lean body mass, decreased bone density, increased abdominal fat, abnormal cholesterol levels, glucose intolerance, reduced aerobic endurance, and reduced immune function.1,2 Since growth hormone production decreases progressively beginning in early to mid-adulthood, it is important to pursue lifestyle choices that slow the decline in growth hormone levels. Aside from possible injury during resistance or aerobic exercises, these lifestyle modifications have no side read more
  • HGH Benefits

    HGH Benefits Although the number of studies involving HGH therapy use in men without growth hormone deficiency is limited both in the number of participants and duration, these studies suggest that HGH therapy does produce favorable changes to body composition. These HGH benefits include increased bone mineral density, decreased fat mass, and increased lean body mass. These positive changes have no doubt enhanced interest in HGH therapy. Unfortunately, these same studies show high rates of adverse side effects. read more

  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia

    Familial Hypercholesterolemia 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 very difficult to treat and may not respond effectively to even the strongest medications. They read more
  • Cholesterol Medications

    Cholesterol Medications 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 greatest efficacy in lowering LDL cholesterol and are well tolerated. Additionally, multiple trials read more