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October 30, 2017 by Joseph Fermin 0 Comments

Understanding Your Cholesterol 0 (0)

Understanding Your Cholesterol

Fix heart disease, X Understanding your Cholesterol

Understanding your Cholesterol is essential for the body’s metabolic processes, including hormone’s and bile production, and to help the body with vitamin D. But, unmanaged levels of bad cholesterol can lead to clogged arteries and increase the odds of getting a stroke or heart attack.

In fact, stroke and heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the U.S. More than a million people in the U.S have heart attacks and stroke every year, and about a half million people die from stroke and heart disease. Most of the population don’t understand what cholesterol is and how it works, that there good cholesterol and bad cholesterol that your body control.

Cholesterol is produced by the liver & also made by more of the cells in the body, and blood carries it by small couriers called by doctors “Lipoprotein.”

One of the reasons that the body need cholesterol in the blood is:

• Build the structure of cells membrane
• Make hormones like testosterone, estrogen, adrenaline and more
• Help your metabolism work efficiently; example, cholesterol is essential to produce vitamin D in your body
• By produce bile acids, which help the body digest fat and absorb vital nutrients.

There are two types of cholesterol :

1. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol – called the ‘bad’ cholesterol because it goes into the bloodstream and clogs up your arteries.
2. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – called the ‘good’ cholesterol because it helps to take the ‘bad’ cholesterol out of the bloodstream.

How Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease and Stroke?

When there is too much cholesterol (a fat-like substance) in your blood, it builds up in your arteries. Over time, this buildup causes
‘arteries’ and blood flow to the heart is blocked and slowed down. So blood carries oxygen, and if oxygen reaches the center, you may suffer chest pain.

Understanding your Cholesterol Cholesterol Numbers?

Everyone age 20 or older should measure their cholesterol at least once every five years. This blood test is done after a 9- to 12-hour fast and gives information about your:

• Total cholesterol. Less than 200 mg/dL is best
• LDL (bad) cholesterol – LDL should be less than 100mg/dL
• HDL (good) cholesterol – HDL should be more than 40mg/dL

Diet tips to help reduce your cholesterol. You should try to:

• Limit the number of cholesterol-rich foods
• Increase the amount and variety of wholegrain, fresh fruit, and vegetables
• Choose low or reduced fat milk, yogurt, and have ‘added calcium’ soy drinks other dairy products
• Choose lean meat, (labeled as ‘meat trimmed of fat’)
• Limit fatty meat, choose leaner sandwich meats like turkey breast and cooked lean chicken including sausages and salami
• Have fish at least twice a week
• Replace butter and dairy blends with margarine
• Include rich foods insoluble fiber and healthy fats, such as nuts
• Limit cheese and ice cream
• Consider a supplement to regulate cholesterol and Exercise

For some people, diet is a lifestyle change.

October 26, 2017 by Joseph Fermin 0 Comments

Testosterone Therapy’s and The answer for Aging Men? 0 (0)

Testosterone Therapy’s and The answers for Aging Men

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Testosterone therapy’s, It’s a fact of life – as men age, the level of testosterone in their bodies decreases. But, is an Injectable replacement therapy is a right solution for you for many people? Testosterone therapy has possibilities of:

1) Improve muscle & bone loss
2) Improve memory & mental focus
3) Boost your libido
4) Improve energy level overall
5) Restore sexual function and muscle strength

Testosterone Injectable therapy has been used successfully for years for treating men with abnormally low testosterone levels – a medical condition called hypogonadism.

The decline of testosterone Starting around age 30 to 40, in man’s body, produces less testosterone. Testosterone is the primary male hormone it maintains: fat distribution, muscle mass, strength, bone mass, sperm production, sex drive, and potency.

Low testosterone can have several effects on the body, including:

1) Decreased energy
2) Reduced muscle mass and strength
3) Cognitive function
4) Less sexual interest or potency
5) Depressed
6) and much, much more.

If you experience these symptoms, you may have low testosterone. Also, some healthy men encounter these changes as a part of the aging process, possibly because of declining hormones other than testosterone.

Next, contact AAI Rejuvenation Clinic physician’s to learn more about Testosterone injectable Therapy. He or she can help determine the likely cause and suggest the best treatment plan if any.

Also, some healthy men encounter these changes as a part of the aging process, possibly because of declining hormones other than testosterone.

Why should take testosterone therapy?

Testosterone therapy is beneficial for men who fail to produce sufficient levels of testosterone (male hypogonadism).

 

October 10, 2017 by Joseph Fermin 0 Comments

Depression Impacts all of us at One Time Or Another 0 (0)

DEPRESSION IMPACTS All Of US AT ONE TIME
OR ANOTHER IN OUR LIFETIME.

Depression impacts all of us at one time or another. It simply isn’t possible to have everything go well all the time. Plenty of people may seem to be lucky and prosperous, with the world at their fingertips. Sadly, that surface appearance completely masks the symptoms of low motivation and/or depression. Depression can hit you like a ton of bricks. The stigma associated with being a man with symptoms of depression can be even more demoralizing and add insult to injury. Most men refuse to admit to feelings of depression, let alone confront or deal with the causative issues.

Before you try and tackle a problem, you must attempt to understand what is at its core. Preparing yourself for your battle is the best way to ensure success in whatever you are trying to overcome. It is important for me to understand that feelings of depression do not diminish their masculinity in any way, shape, or form. Everything may be going right in their life, and they may have no reason to be upset or feel sad. Unfortunately, depression is not always correlated with any personal or external circumstance or situation.

How Can AAI Rejuvenation Clinic Help?

Life is too short and beautiful to waste. Contact us to begin reviving your emotional well-being. Don’t resign yourself to taking libido-deteriorating antidepressant medications that might cause serious side-effects with long-term use. Fix the problem at the core; don’t mask it. Call us today so that one of our Wellness Advisors can help you understand how AAI Rejuvenation Clinic can help you regain control of your emotional and physical well-being.

We are ready to help. Our services are discrete and confidential. Our dedicated team has decades of experience studying the application and practice of testosterone and hGH therapies.

July 17, 2017 by Joseph Fermin 1 Comment

All You Need to Know About Testosterone Benefits 0 (0)

What You Need to Know About Testosterone Benefits

Right around the age of 30, most men experience a significant “shift” in their lives. They can’t tell what it is. They can’t quite put their finger on it. All they know is, something has “changed”. Usually, men attribute it to being “tired” from working so hard, keeping up with the kids and maintaining their household. The supposition is, “if I can only get one good nights rest, I’ll be all better the next day,” but that day never comes. (*) Individual Results May Vary & Are Not Guaranteed

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July 12, 2017 by Joseph Fermin 3 Comments

What does the Bioidentical Hormone 0 (0)

What Does the Bioidentical Hormone Program Involve

Bioidentical Hormone GHRP-2 is a synthetic analog of the peptide hormone ghrelin. Ghrelin is a small 28 amino acid peptide that is produced by the stomach in response to hunger. It also activates the human growth hormone secretagogue receptor (also known as the ghrelin receptor) to stimulate GH production and metabolism. GHRP-2 functions similarly to stimulate the hypothalamus and increase the production of endogenous GH from the pituitary gland; synthesis then slowly drops back to baseline by the third hour after administration. This more closely replicates the pulsatile nature of endogenous GH production, which makes it advantageous and potentially safer compared with synthetic HGH use.

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June 7, 2017 by Joseph Fermin 4 Comments

Improve Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety 0 (0)

Exercise can ease symptoms of depression and anxiety

Depression and Anxiety. Exercise can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. Even small amounts of exercise help. These realistic tips and goals can help you get started and stick with it.

If you have depression or anxiety, you might find your doctor prescribing a regular dose of exercise in addition to medication or psychotherapy. Exercise isn’t a cure for depression or anxiety. But its psychological and physical benefits can improve your symptoms.

“It’s not a magic bullet, but increasing physical activity is a positive and active strategy to help manage depression and anxiety, ” says Kristin Vickers-Douglas, Ph.D., a psychologist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

When you have depression or anxiety, exercising may be the last thing you think you can do. But you can overcome the inertia. Here’s a look at how exercise can ease symptoms of depression and anxiety. Plus, get realistic tips to get started and stick with exercising.

How exercise helps depression and anxiety

Exercise has long been touted as a way to maintain physical fitness and help prevent high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other diseases. A growing volume of research shows that exercise also can help improve symptoms of certain mental conditions, such as depression and anxiety. Exercise also may help prevent a relapse after treatment for depression or anxiety.

Research suggests that it may take at least 30 minutes of exercise a day for at least three to five days a week to significantly improve symptoms of depression. However, smaller amounts of activity — as little as 10 to 15 minutes at a time — have been shown to improve mood in the short term. “So, small bouts of exercise may be a great way to get started if it’s initially too difficult to do more, ” Dr. Vickers-Douglas says.

Just how exercise reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety isn’t fully understood. Researchers believe that exercise prompts changes in both mind and body.

Some evidence suggests that exercise positively affects the levels of certain mood-enhancing neurotransmitters in the brain. Exercise may also boost feel-good endorphins, release tension in muscles, help you sleep better and reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. It also increases body temperature, which may have calming effects. All of these changes in your mind and body can improve such symptoms as sadness, anxiety, irritability, stress, fatigue, anger, self-doubt and hopelessness.

If you exercise regularly but depression or anxiety still impairs your daily functioning, seek professional help. Exercise isn’t meant to replace medical treatment of depression or anxiety.

The benefits of exercise for depression and anxiety

Exercise has numerous psychological and emotional benefits when you have depression or anxiety. These include: 

•Confidence. Engaging in physical activity offers a sense of accomplishment. Meeting goals or challenges, no matter how small, can boost self-confidence at times when you need it most. Exercise also can make you feel better about your appearance and your self-worth.

•Distraction. When you have depression or anxiety, it’s easy to dwell on how badly you feel. But dwelling interferes with your ability to problem solve and cope in a healthy way. The dwelling also can make depression more severe and longer lasting. Exercise can provide a good distraction. It shifts the focus away from unpleasant thoughts to something more pleasant, such as your surroundings or the music you enjoy listening to while you exercise.

•Interactions. Depression and anxiety can lead to isolation. That, in turn, can worsen your condition. Exercising can create opportunities to interact with others, even if it’s just exchanging a friendly smile or greeting as you walk around your neighborhood.

•Healthy Coping. Doing something beneficial to manage depression or anxiety is a positive coping strategy. Trying to feel better by drinking alcohol excessively, dwelling on how badly you feel, or hoping depression and anxiety will go away on their own aren’t helpful coping strategies.

Tips to start exercising when you have depression or anxiety

Of course, knowing that something’s good for you doesn’t make it easier to actually do it. With depression or anxiety, you may have a hard enough time just doing the dishes, showering or going to work. How can you possibly consider getting some exercise?

Here are some steps that can help you exercise when you have depression or anxiety: 

•Get your doctor’s support. Some, but not all, mental health professionals have adopted exercise as a part of their treatment suggestions. Talk to your doctor or therapist for guidance and support. Discuss concerns about an exercise program and how it fits into your overall treatment plan.

•Identify what you enjoy doing. Figure out what type of exercise or activities you’re most likely to do. And think about when and how you’d be most likely to follow through. For instance, would you be more likely to do some gardening in the evening or go for a jog in the pre-dawn hours? Go for a walk in the woods or play basketball with your children after school?

•Set reasonable goals. Your mission doesn’t have to be walking for an hour five days a week. Think about what you may be able to do in reality. Twenty minutes? Ten minutes? Start there and build up. Custom-tailor your plan to your own needs and abilities rather than trying to meet idealistic guidelines that could just add to your pressure.

•Don’t think of exercise as a burden. If exercise is just another “should” in your life that you don’t think you’re living up to, you’ll associate it with failure. Rather, look at your exercise schedule the same way you look at your therapy sessions or antidepressant medication — as one of the tools to help you get better.

•Address your barriers. Identify your individual barriers to exercising. If you feel intimidated by others or are self-conscious, for instance, you may want to exercise in the privacy of your own home. If you stick to goals better with a partner, find a friend to work out with. If you don’t have extra money to spend on exercise gear, do something that is virtually cost-free — walk. If you think about what’s stopping you from exercising, you can probably find an alternative solution.

•Prepare for setbacks and obstacles. Exercise isn’t always easy or fun. And it’s tempting to blame yourself for that. People with depression are especially likely to feel shame over perceived failures. Don’t fall into that trap. Give yourself credit for every step in the right direction, no matter how small. If you skip exercise one day, that doesn’t mean you’re a failure and may as well quit entirely. Just try again the next day.

Sticking with exercise when you have depression or anxiety

Launching an exercise program is hard. Sticking with it can be even harder. One key is problem-solving your way through when it seems like you can’t or don’t want to exercise.

“What would happen if you went out to your car and it wouldn’t start? ” Dr. Vickers-Douglas asks. “You’d probably be able to very quickly list several strategies for dealing with that barrier, such as calling an auto service, taking the bus, or calling your spouse or friend for help. You instantly start problem-solving. ”

But most people don’t approach exercise that way. What happens if you want to go for a walk but it’s raining? Most people decide against the walk and don’t even try to explore alternatives. “With exercise, we often hit a barrier and say, ‘That’s it. I can’t do it, forget it,’ ” Dr. Vickers-Douglas says.

Instead, problem solve your way through the exercise barrier, just as you would other obstacles in your life. Figure out your options — walking in the rain, going to a gym, exercising indoors, for instance.

“Some people have the idea that being physically active is supposed to be easy and natural, ” Dr. Vickers-Douglas says. “Some think of it as just having enough willpower. But that really oversimplifies it and can make us feel like failures. You can’t just rely on willpower. Identify your strengths and skills and apply those to exercise. ”

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June 6, 2017 by Joseph Fermin 1 Comment

The Role of Testosterone is Important in The Body 0 (0)

What is the role of testosterone?

The Role of Testosterone, Testosterone therapy is the most important sex hormone that men have. It is responsible for the typical male characteristics and helps maintain sex drive, sperm production, pubic and body hair, muscle, and bone. The brain controls the production of testosterone by the testes.

Low testosterone (also called hypogonadism) can cause: 

• A drop in sex drive
• Poor erections
• Low sperm count
• Increased breast tissue

Over time, low testosterone may cause a man to lose body hair, muscle bulk and strength, accumulate body fat, and have weaker bones (osteoporosis), mood changes, less energy and smaller testes.

What causes low testosterone?

Low testosterone can be caused by injury (trauma, castration, radiation or chemotherapy), testicular infection, hormonal disorders (e.g., pituitary tumors or diseases, high levels of prolactin), or other systematic diseases (such as HIV/AIDS, chronic liver and kidney disease, too much body fat, Type 2 Diabetes and associated Diabetes). Some medications and several genetic conditions (Klinefelter syndrome, hemochromatosis, Kallmann syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome) also can cause low testosterone. Many older men have low testosterone levels and often, the cause is not known.

How is low testosterone diagnosed?

During a physical exam, your doctor will examine body hair, breast size, size and consistency of the testes, scrotum, penis size, and ability to see in all directions. Your doctor will also use blood tests to see if the total testosterone level is within the normal range. This is generally 300 to 1,000 ng/dL but this may differ depending on the laboratory. To diagnose low testosterone you may need more than one early-morning (7 – 10 a.m.) blood test and, sometimes, other tests of the pituitary gland.

How is low testosterone treated?

 Testosterone replacement therapy can improve sexual interest, erectile function, mood and energy, body hair growth, bone density, and muscle mass. There are several methods of testosterone replacement:

Injections
Patches
Gel

The best method will depend on the cause of the problem, the patient’s preference and tolerance, and cost. There are risks with long-term use of any testosterone delivery method for men over 50.

Possible Risks of Testosterone Treatment:

1) A high red blood cell count
2) Occasional stopping of breathing during sleep (sleep apnea)
3) An increase in prostate enlargement or prostate cancer growth
4) Fluid build-up (rarely)
5) Breast enlargement
6) Acne

African American men and men over 40 years of age who have close relatives with prostate cancer and all men over 50 years of age should be carefully monitored for prostate cancer during testosterone treatment. Men with breast cancer or known or suspected prostate cancer should not receive testosterone therapy.

What should you do with this information?

The Role of Testosterone, If you have symptoms, talk with a specialist. Be open with your doctor about your medical history, all prescription and nonprescription drugs you are now taking sexual problems, and any major changes in your life. If you would like more information about hormone replacement therapy, click here and complete our short contact form. One of our Clinical Assistants would be happy to explain your options.

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  1. What Is Testosterone?
  2. Therapy Info
  3. Testosterone Injections
  4. symptoms of Low Testosterone
  5. causes of Low Testosterone
  6. Low Testosterone in Men
  7. Low Testosterone in Women
  8. Low Testosterone
  9. Testosterone Cypionate
  10. Testosterone Propionate
  11. Testosterone Enanthate
  12. Testosterone Patches
  13. Testosterone Gels
  14. Testosterone Boosters
  15. Side Effects of Testosterone

April 27, 2017 by Joseph Fermin 2 Comments

What is Sermorelin also was known as GHRP2-GHRP6 0 (0)

What is Sermorelin GHRP2-GHRP6 Benefits

Testosterone Therapy, GHRP, GHRP2-GHRP6

GHRP2-GHRP6 also was known as Sermorelin, is a growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) analog used as a diagnostic agent. It is a 29-amino acid polypeptide representing the 1–29 fragment from endogenous human GHRH and is thought to be the shortest fully functional fragment of GHRH. It is used as a diagnostic agent to assess growth hormone (GH) secretion.

Sermorelin GHRP2-GHRP6 is a combination of human growth hormone-releasing peptides.

These medications stimulate the production of a hormone in the human brain that stimulates the body to produce its own Human Growth Hormone by the pituitary gland.

GHRPs are a group of peptides mimicking natural hypothalamic proteins, which promote the release of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) by the pituitary.

GHRP2 and GHRP6 work synergistically with Sermorelin to boost hypothalamic function, thereby stimulating the pituitary gland to increase production of the body’s own endogenous HGH and to robustly increase IGF-1 levels.

Sermorelin Acetate GHRP2 and GHRP6 are dispensed as a sterile lyophilized powder which must be reconstituted prior to subcutaneous injection. Reconstitution and handling of Sermorelin Acetate GHRP2-GHRP6 must be performed per instructions of the prescribing physician.

GHRPs

Growth hormone-releasing peptides (GHRPs) are a family of synthetic peptides that stimulate GH secretion. Importantly, they have no structural similarity to sermorelin or GHRH; instead, they function via receptors in the pituitary gland and/or hypothalamus. At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we compound two different GHRPs (GHRP2-GHRP6) into the Sermorelin mixture. The resulting mixtures, Sermorelin peptides GHRP2 and Sermorelin peptides GHRP6, are particularly potent and effective GH-inducing agents that yield comparable results to typical yet considerably more expensive HGH therapy.

GHRP-2

GHRP-2 is a synthetic analog of the peptide hormone ghrelin. Ghrelin is a small 28 amino acid peptide that is produced by the stomach in response to hunger. It also activates the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (also known as the ghrelin receptor) to stimulate GH production and metabolism. GHRP-2 functions similarly to stimulate the hypothalamus and increase the production of endogenous GH from the pituitary gland; synthesis then slowly drops back to baseline by the third hour after administration. This more closely replicates the pulsatile nature of endogenous GH production, which makes it advantageous and potentially safer compared with synthetic HGH use.

GHRP6

GHRP-6 is a hexapeptide synthetic analog of met-enkephalin, which is an endogenous opioid growth factor; however, GHRP-6 does not exhibit opioid activity. GHRP-6 works similarly to GHRP-2; however, it is a first-generation GHRP that does not induce GH levels as strongly as GHRP-2. Instead, it promotes food intake by stimulating hunger and helps increase energy metabolism; therefore, it is good for patients that need to increase their food intake.

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Benefits:

01) Increase IGF-1 levels and secretion of Human Growth Hormone
02) Anti-Aging Effect, Improving
03) Libido and Sexual Stamina
04) Physical Performance
05) Immune Function
06) Muscle Mass
07) The decrease in Body Fat
08) Skin Elasticity
09) Improves sleep quality
10) Assists in recovery from traumatic injuries
11) Improves eyesight and vision
12) Reduces liver uptake of glucose.
13) Promotes liver gluconeogenesis

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December 15, 2016 by Joseph Fermin 2 Comments

The Symptoms of Low Thyroid Hormones 0 (0)

The Role of Thyroid Hormones

Thyroid hormones play critical roles throughout the body, including:

  • Increasing or decreasing the heart rate
  • Raising or lowering body temperature
  • Regulating the caloric burn rate to influence weight gain or loss
  • Regulating muscle contraction
  • Controlling how quickly dying cells are replaced
  • Increasing or decreasing the body temperature

This means that maintaining levels in the normal range is critical for a healthy metabolism. Unfortunately, an underactive thyroid gland frequently results in low hormone levels (known medically as hypothyroidism), particularly in women in their 30s and 40s.

What are Normal Hormone Levels?

Low hormone levels or an underactive thyroid is diagnosed using blood tests either in response to symptoms of clinical or hypothyroidism or as part of routine preventative healthcare checks.

Three hormones are usually included in thyroid function tests: Thyroid, triiodothyronine (T3), its prohormone thyroxine (T4), and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH, which regulates the production of T3 and T4 from the thyroid gland). T4 is main circulating hormone; it gets converted into T3 in target tissues by enzymes named deiodinases. Tests measure the levels of both free and total proteins because free hormones are considered to be bioavailable [1]. Regular thyroid function tests are particularly important in individuals receiving testosterone-based hormone-replacement therapy Since some long term users have reduced thyroid function and hypothyroidism [2].

The normal and reference ranges used by Quest Diagnostics for T3, T4, and TSH are shown below.

Test Normal Serum Concentrations
Total T4 5.6 to 13.7 ng/dL
>Free T4 0.8 to 2.7 ng/dL
TSH 0.4 to 4.2 mU/L
Total T3 76 to 181 ng/dL
Free T3 2.3 to 4.2 pg/mL

Symptoms of Low Thyroid Hormones

The common symptoms of hypothyroidism, many of which are the result of a slow metabolism, are as follows:

thyroid

It Thyroid is important to note that not all patients who experience these symptoms and have an underactive thyroids have circulating levels outside the normal range. Unfortunately, many physicians do not treat these patients as they would a patient with overt hypothyroidism. This does not mean that you have to suffer through your symptoms. Anti-aging clinics such as AAI Clinics work with you to ensure that you reach a hormone balance that works best for you to alleviate these symptoms.

References

[1] K.A. Iwen, E. Schröder, G. Brabant, Thyroids Hormones, and the Metabolic Syndrome, European Thyroids Journal, 2 (2013) 83-92.

[2] M. Alen, P. Rahkila, M. Reinila, R. Vihko, Androgenic-anabolic steroid effects on serum thyroids, pituitary and steroid hormones in athletes, The American journal of sports medicine, 15 (1987) 357-361.

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December 6, 2016 by Joseph Fermin 6 Comments

The Links Between Your Hormones and Diet 0 (0)

Hormone and Diet

Hormone and Diet, We all know that hormone levels decline as we age. Although this is part of normal aging, there are several ways lifestyle decisions that you can make to improve your health and optimize your hormone levels. In the first article in this series, we described the importance of exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. This week, we discuss how your diet can affect your Hormone and Diet levels and reduce the symptoms of aging-related diseases.

The Effects of Dysregulated Hormone Levels and How to Fix Them

Several Hormone and Diet are important for maintaining a healthy metabolism and immune system, and allowing levels to fall too low or climb too high has a series of negative consequences. However, there are many natural ways to alter hormone levels without resorting to pharmaceuticals.

The problem: Estrogen is critical for female fertility and reproduction. When levels fall too low, it results in symptoms such as low libido, and altered menstrual cycle, mood swings, and depression.

The dietary solution: Although estrogen cannot be obtained from the diet, phytoestrogens are a family of compounds found in a number of foods. They exhibit weak estrogen-like effects. Good sources of phytoestrogens are soy and flaxseed. For example, the isoflavones (a type of phytoestrogen) in soy were reported to reduce the symptoms and improve the health and quality of life of postmenopausal women [1]. Of course, too much soy can lead to unwanted estrogen-like effects so it is important to consume in moderation.

Hormone and Diet , soy foods

The problem: Testosterone is the primary male sex Hormone and Diet. Low testosterone levels lead to an increased fat mass, a reduced muscle mass, erectile dysfunction, low libido, fatigue, and depression.

The dietary solution: A number of dietary supplements have been linked to increased testosterone levels. For example, low vitamin D levels are associated with hypogonadism, and increasing vitamin D levels could increase testosterone levels [2]. Vitamin D-rich foods include fatty fish such as tuna and salmon, egg yolks, beef liver, and vitamin D-fortified foods including milk and cereals.

vitamin d foods

The problem: Insulin is a critical metabolic hormone that regulates fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism and promotes the absorption of glucose from the circulation into muscle, fat, and the liver. Insulin levels that are too high lead to hyperinsulinemia, which is the cause of a number of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Conversely, hypoinsulinemia, or low insulin levels, can lead to weight gain, poor concentration, fatigue, and a lack of motivation.

The dietary solution: The best way to prevent insulin-related symptoms is to reduce your risk of insulin resistance. This includes not consuming excess calories and selecting complex carbohydrates. For example, avoid refined products such as white bread and pasta, and instead select whole grain breads, beans, bran, lentils, vegetables, and oats.

good carbs

The problem: Cortisol is a stress Hormone secreted by the adrenal glands; it plays a key role in the fight or flight response. Although this is a critical Hormone and Diet, excess circulating levels can lead to increased stress, hypertension, and obesity. This can be particularly problematic in peri- and postmenopausal women, who are already more susceptible to obesity.

The dietary solution: Alcohol and caffeine can both increase cortisol secretion. Therefore, these products should be avoided if you are under chronic stress or if you are peri- or postmenopausal. In addition, studies suggested that the weight loss caused by following either Nordic nutrition recommendations or an paleo diet reduced cortisol levels [3].

foods for diet

Eat the Right Type of Food

There are many other ways that eating certain foods can be beneficial or have negative effects on the levels of specific Hormone and Diet. However, one of the main concerns with the modern-day food-chain is the high levels of hormones in many items we consume. Although meat can provide valuable nutrients, it is important to remember that not all meat is created equal! Many animals consumed in the United States are not fed a natural diet: they receive antibiotics and hormone-based diets, which could have the knock-on effect of altering hormone levels in anyone consuming the resulting meat. Therefore, it is always best to reduce meat intake and select organic, grass-fed meat and meat products whenever possible.

The changes in hormone levels that we all experience can be very stressful, and you might be confused about how you can reduce your symptoms. Making just some dietary changes, together with a regular exercise program, really can make a difference!

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References

  1. Messina, M., Soy foods, isoflavones, and the health of postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr, 2014. 100 Suppl 1: p. 423s-30s.
  2. Lee, D.M., et al., Association of hypogonadism with vitamin D status: the European Male Ageing Study. Eur J Endocrinol, 2012. 166(1): p. 77-85.
  3. Stomby, A., et al., Diet-induced weight loss has chronic tissue-specific effects on glucocorticoid metabolism in overweight postmenopausal women. Int J Obes (Lond), 2015. 39(5): p. 814-9.