Trans fat is man-made fat formed by artificially “transforming” polyunsaturated liquid fats (corn, soybean, safflower, sunflower, and cottonseed oils) to solid fats. Trans fats are entirely man-made (e.g. they do not exist anywhere in nature) and are the worst possible type of fat one can consume. While trans fat is technically still a type of polyunsaturated fat, the body cannot make use of them. Additionally, they inhibit the body’s ability to utilize healthy polyunsaturated fats like omega-3s.
Plain and simple, avoid read more
Sensible Vitamin Supplementation Strategy
The council for responsible nutrition offers the following sensible vitamin supplementation strategy. Notice that only a few vitamin supplements are recommended and they are recommended in relatively small quantities. Larger quantities of vitamin supplements are not necessary and can sometimes even be detrimental to overall health and longevity.
A multivitamin forms the base of any vitamin supplementation strategy. A multivitamin will fill most read more
Fats are the most energy dense of the three macronutrients. They provide about 9 calories per gram, while carbohydrates and proteins provide about 4 calories per gram. There are a variety of different types of fat. Fats are broken down into animal-based fats (saturated fats) and non-animal fats (unsaturated fats).
Specific examples for the types of fat are listed below with a brief description of whether a particular fat is healthy or unhealthy.
Types of Fat: A Complete Visual Breakdown
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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 Testosterone? Where Is Testosterone Produced?
Testosterone is the principal male sex hormone and anabolic steroid. More than 95% of testosterone is manufactured by the Leydig’s cells in the testes at various amounts throughout a person’s life. Its actions are most pronounced during puberty. During puberty, it is responsible for causing the maturation of the male sex organs and other masculizing effects.
Yet, testosterone is far more than just a sex hormone. It affects the entire body. It is vitally read more
Transbuccal (oral absorbable) forms of testosterone work by absorption through the mucous membranes of the mouth. A lozenge containing testosterone is placed under the tongue or against the surface of your gums twice daily. The transbuccal system is designed to adhere to the gum or inner check for a 12 hour period, after which time it is replaced. There is significantly less potential liver toxicity associated with testosterone lozenges than with other oral testosterone forms because it 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
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Introduction1
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a difficult disorder for physicians and for patients because symptoms occur in the absence of definite intestinal pathology. What this basically means is that patients have symptoms of GI upset, cramping, diarrhea, and/or constipation but physicians don’t have anything specifically to treat. Additionally, the cause remains unknown. read more
What Is a Stroke?
A stroke is similar to a heart attack in that it is basically death of an area of brain tissue. This tissue death results from either temporary or permanent loss of blood flow to that area of the brain or from bleeding inside the brain. These two forms of stroke are classified as ischemic and hemorrhagic, respectively. As a result, the affected area of the brain cannot function, which might result in an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, read more
THE BAD NEWS
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men! It kills thousands of men each year and is the second most common cause of cancer deaths behind lung cancer.1 It’s also genetic.
THE GOOD NEWS
Most of the time prostate cancer is slow growing and can be treated before it becomes a problem.
What you need to know, if you do not already, is that prostate read more