Most men assume that high Testosterone Levels are a sign of optimal health. Most guys have it in their head that more is better. That just isn't always the case, however, and it's especially true with Testosterone. To protect and preserve your wellness, it's only necessary to have Testosterone Levels in the normal range. Still, men across the globe are turning to OTC Testosterone Supplements that purport to boost Testosterone Levels sky-high, presumably to help men feel stronger and sexier.
Declining Testosterone Levels are an unfortunate and unavoidable aspect of the male condition.
The older that you get, the more vulnerable you become to Testosterone Deficiency.
In clinical terms, Testosterone Deficiency is generally diagnosed when Total Testosterone levels in the bloodstream fall below 350 ng/dL, though every man reacts to declining Testosterone secretion in their own way.
Testosterone production is at its highest level from puberty into the late twenties — a period which is correlated with peak health and fitness. Around age 30, however, the release of Testosterone begins to fall at a creepingly slow, yet insidious rate.
Testosterone is the keystone hormone of vigorous manhood and masculinity. Without Testosterone, men would be amorphous and asexual, lacking desire, muscle tone, strength, and confidence.
In fact, these are all symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency, which can have a disastrous effect on male well-being. While Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a fantastic option to restore waning Testosterone Levels, we all know that it's best to put off medical intervention until absolutely necessary, if possible.
Testosterone Production is highly sensitive to a variety of factors, including diet, activity level, sleep quality, and more.
Amateur and Professional Athletics are rife with mythology. Everyone is trying to figure out a way to get the one-up on their opponent. Often, this takes the form of superstition.
In the NHL, for example, it's common not to shave one's beard throughout the entire Stanley Cup Playoffs, because it's bad luck.
Often-times, coaches make decisions based on bad science and gut instinct. Only thirty years ago, coaches were feeding their players salt tablets to try to boost their athletic output, unknowingly putting their players at risk for dehydration.
Magnesium is one of the many essential minerals that our bodies utilize for us to be happy and healthy. Like Calcium, magnesium is primarily stored in our bones.
Magnesium is critical for a whole range of processes that maintain physiological balance, including reproductive health, neurological function, metabolism, protein synthesis, blood pressure maintenance, and DNA Synthesis. Let's discuss the benefits of Magnesium Supplementation in greater detail:
In the past decade, the world of nutritional supplements has been rocked by a wave of exciting new breakthroughs, seemingly one after another.
Many powerful and efficient supplements have been introduced, or have finally come into the public's awareness: astaxanthin, resveratrol, glutathione and more...much more that are living up to their promise and delivering results...real results...in the lives of countless people.
This trend is exciting, and just beginning. Research scientists are always making more discoveries, and are without a doubt on the verge of even more significant findings that promise to skyrocket health benefits to a far higher level than could be imagined.
Congratulations! You have just moved beyond “thinking about it,” and day-dreaming about what you would like to look and feel like. You have taken action…GREAT! We’re as excited as you are to help you experience the miracle of Injectable Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Replacement Therapy.
Naturally, you probably have a few questions. Please keep reading for the answers.
The Steps to a New You
Question One: What do I need to get going?
Listed below are the specific documents and procedures that are necessary to begin a physician-monitored Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Program.
Step One: First, complete our medical history form. This form is simple, clear-cut and easy-to-understand, and won’t take much time to finish. Then, send it to us by fax, e-mail or regular mail.
Women who begin taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) within five years of the onset of menopause may reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests.
HGH DoctorScientists monitored 1,768 women aged 65 and over for 11 years, taking note of their history of HRT use.
During the study, 176 women developed Alzheimer's disease.
The researchers found that women who started HRT within five years of the the onset of menopause had a 30% lower risk of Alzheimer's than those who had not used hormone therapy. The threat was unchanged among HRT users who began the treatment more than five years after the start of menopause. A higher risk of dementia was seen in women who started combined estrogen and progestin therapy when they were at least 65 years old.
When discussing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), there is one thing certain: there are strong differences of opinion among medical professionals about TRT. This difference leads to the great testosterone debate.
Some physicians are concerned that testosterone replacement therapy comes with potential adverse side effects and should only be prescribed for severe cases of hypogonadism (extremely low testosterone levels).
Other doctors disagree. According to these medical professionals, when appropriately used, testosterone replacement therapy delivers a broad range of health benefits for aging men with few if any side effects.
So who is correct? Should testosterone therapy be reserved for a small number of boys and men suffering from severely low testosterone levels (“Low-T”)? Or should physicians consider the many health problems that burden senior men to be a direct result of Low-T and thereby be prescribed TRT?
To answer those questions, here is a look at both sides of the great testosterone debate.
A new survey, published online in the medical journal BMJ, suggests a flaw in that initial study: The women in the first report started HRT at an average age of 63. The new research follows women who began HRT at the onset of menopause (the 1,006 women involved in the study were white, healthy, and aged 45-58 years old). The study found that not only was there not an increased risk of cancer for the women on HRT -- they were also less likely to die of heart disease.
Half of the women in the study were given HRT for ten years. After ten years, 15 women in the HRT group had died, and one suffered a heart problem. In the non-HRT group, 26 women had died, and seven had had some type of heart problem.
The Danish researchers followed the women for another six years, finding that women not on HRT were 40 percent more likely to die or suffer a heart problem than the women on HRT. Rates of breast cancer were the same between the two groups.
"This is a very significant piece of research, and should reassure the millions of women who turn to hormone therapy for relief of their menopausal symptoms," said Dr. Roger Lobo, past president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in The Telegraph. "This study shows that appropriately used hormone therapy is not only safe but in fact is likely to improve the cardiovascular health of women."
(Reuters) -- A few sessions of behavioral therapy, even a "self-help" version, may help some women find relief from menopausal hot flashes, according to a British study.
Researchers writing in the journal Menopause said that after six weeks of cognitive behavioral therapy, more than two-thirds of the women who underwent, through group sessions or self-help, had a "clinically significant" drop in problems related to hot flashes and night sweats.
Hormone replacement therapy is considered the most effective treatment for hot flashes, but since hormones have been linked to increased risks of heart disease, blood clots, and breast cancer, many women want alternative remedies.
Want proof? Check out these numbers:
According to a 2005 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 31% of Americans have an inadequate intake of vitamin C.
Another study found that our vegetables have, on average, lost about 20% of their vitamin C content.
According to The Bottom Line's Daily Health News, a century ago the odds of dying from heart disease were 1 in 24. Now they have skyrocketed to 1 in 7.
The same study also looked at cancer, and the results were depressingly similar. A century ago, the odds of dying from cancer were 1 in 49. Now they have jumped up to 1 in 7...identical to heart disease.
Therefore, there is a need for vitamin C supplements. The next question is: “What is the right dosage?” Good question.
For starters, most researchers who have seriously studied this issue agree that the National Institute of Health's (NIH) Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of 90 mg per adult male and 75 mg for adult females is pathetically inadequate.
Remember that humans cannot synthesize vitamin C. Other mammals like guinea pigs, chimpanzees and apes have this same lack of ability, and routinely take in 20 to 40 times the amount of Vitamin C daily when adjusted for body weight.
Improves mood. Vitamin C has also been shown to have a mood-boosting effect. In a study of hospital patients who quite often are deficient in Vitamin C, the results were clear: Vitamin C supplements improved their mood. This makes logical sense when we consider that one of the symptoms of scurvy is depression.
Is beneficial to athletes. Many athletes who run marathons and engage in other forms of extreme, strenuous exercise are more prone to developing infections than those who exercise in a less intense manner. Studies find that 50-1,000 mg of Vitamin C taken daily for several days before any exhaustive physical activity may reduce infections by as much as 80%. Also, Vitamin C has helped to reduce the length and intensity of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). This may be because damage to connective tissues surrounding muscles has been observed in those with DOMS. Because vitamin C is known to produce connective tissue, this vitamin may be helpful in reducing DOMS.
Can lessen the risk of stroke and heart attack. As you age, you become more susceptible to abnormal blood clots in your arteries. Normal blood clotting is necessary for your survival since without any clotting you would bleed to death from a simple scratch. But if you have a build-up of plaque in your arteries like so many older people, pieces of plaque can break free and cause abnormal clots. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes. The best indicator of excessive blood clotting is a substance called fibrinogen. In reasonable amounts, fibrinogen helps blood clots form. However, too much of it raises your risk of heart attack and stroke. Vitamin C is one of the most efficient ways to keep your level of fibrinogen below the danger zone.
In one of his earliest explorations across the Atlantic Ocean, Christopher Columbus noticed that many of his sailors appeared sick...very sick. They were lethargic, with aching limbs and debilitating fatigue.
These symptoms were so pronounced that Columbus was ready to have the sick men walk the plank when a lush, verdant island suddenly appeared.
The sick people begged to be let out on the dry land, and Columbus agreed.
Once there, the sailors devoured strange fruits and plants, and a miracle unfolded: they began to heal from whatever affliction had caused their symptoms.
Months later, on the way home to Europe, Columbus sailed by the island and watched in shock as the bearded white men greeted the ship.
Ever since it was discovered almost 100 years ago, vitamin E has created excitement for its promises to be on the front lines of the battle against disease-prevention. Specifically, vitamin E has been shown to:
Protect our skin from sun damage and aging
Offer reliable protection from free radicals. Free radicals attack our cells and do so much of the damage relating to aging. Due to its antioxidant abilities, vitamin E can annihilate free radicals, dead in their tracks.
Offer protection against heart disease, and help prevent cancer, strokes, and lower the level of LDL-cholesterol (the “bad” kind).
Help people with diabetes. Vitamin E can boost the activity of insulin and improve blood glucose metabolism by reducing oxidative stress.
Allow athletes to recover quicker from grueling workouts. Intense exercise creates free radicals. Vitamin E keeps them in check.
Limit lung damage caused by air pollution.
If so, you're in good company...keep reading to see who agrees with you
Fact: there is no one more subject to injury than professional athletes. They are painfully aware of the possible career-ending consequences of severe injuries and are well-versed in various treatment options.
It is also a fact that more athletes are clamoring for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Replacement Therapy to be made legal by their sports sanctioning bodies to enable them to overcome the various afflictions they routinely suffer.
Currently, most sports have growth hormone on their banned list, due to the abuse of the hormone for performance enhancement. However, when used correctly, under strict medical supervision, growth hormone can work wonders to heal injuries when other treatment options have failed.
Some ways of doing this are dangerous. But by relying on fluid, carbohydrate and sodium intake for short periods of time, weight can be lost and gained safely. Here is a simple formula that many athletes use:
Eight days away from the competition: double water intake, which leads to an increase in urinary fluid loss and water conservation in the body. Stay with this for two days.
Six days away from the competition: double water intake again. At this point, you are imbibing more than four times the usual consumption of water. This stimulates more water loss. Also, carbohydrates are restricted to 50-100 grams daily, and sodium intake is increased by adding a small amount of salt to drinking water. This routine continues for four days.
Ever Wonder Why You Can't Lose Weight…
Even When You Do Everything Right?
Maybe You're Trying Too Hard!
Finally, Here Are The Facts You Need To Melt The Fat...Once And For All!
It's frustrating...maddeningly frustrating. You've sworn that this time it's going to be different. You're meticulously counting your calories. You're following your exercise routine strictly. You're not cheating with binges.
Yet the Mirror and Scale Aren't Lying
Fat man holding a measurement tape against white background
The numbers on the scale aren't budging. And the image you see in the mirror is so far from being “beach ready” that it's almost funny...if it weren't so depressing.
In spite of heroic, almost super-human effort, you're stuck in neutral. The pounds stubbornly cling, as does the fat...especially around your mid-section, the area where you least want it.
In desperation, you may be tempted to do what all-too-many people do: double and even triple your efforts. Crank up the exercise intensity, slash calories even further to the bone, and make sure your already bland menu is even more spartan and miserable.
This is another one-leg squat and will get you used to balancing on one leg. To do Bleacher squats, balance on your left foot and place the top of your right foot on top of a bench that is approximately knee high. Make sure your left foot stays in close to the same space and doesn't wander back and forth over your toes. Drop back towards the bench and make sure you relax your right quad.
To make sure your back stays upright, place your hands on your thighs. Go to parallel and come up about 90% of where you started. This will keep your quads under constant tension. Shoot for as many reps as you can, then change legs.
There are several other varieties of squats: hack squats, front squats, Jefferson squats, box squats, belt squats and others too numerous to mention. If you would like to try them, research, get the proper form and give them a try.
Points to Ponder
Never work legs more than twice a week.
Don't focus on how much you can do, or how often you can do it. Instead, concentrate on doing the exercise well.
Use full range reps to the greatest extent you can. This keeps the stress on the muscle.
If you are using a barbell, maintain the bar high on the trapezoid muscle, place your feet shoulder-width apart and turn them slightly outward, and descend in a slow, controlled manner to at least parallel, or somewhat below parallel.
Don't forget to warm up by stretching. Standing with your feet 1 foot apart, reach your hands up over your head and reach your fingertips down to the floor as far as you can without discomfort. Do 3-4 of these. Then, keeping your feet the same distance apart, face forward, twist your torso/upper body to the left and then back to the right. These stretches help loosen/relax all your muscles. Static stretching at the end of a squat session is also recommended.
Finally, pay attention to your breathing. Take a deep breath as you lower yourself and breathe out through your nose (if possible). As you rise, inhale through the nose and allow the belly to expand for the first part of the breath, then let the chest take over at the end. This deep breathing helps the parasympathetic nervous system, which has a calming effect and helps us balance our energy.
Top 25 Foods to Heal Top 25 Foods to Avoid
Bell Peppers Canned fruit
Broccoli Canned Soup
Carrots Fried Foods
Garlic Ice Cream
Greens (spinach, kale, chard) Pickled Eggs
Kiwi Processed Cheese
Lamb Processed Cereals
Oat Bran Saturated Fats
Onions Soft Cheeses
Oranges Soft drinks
Papaya Tuna, in oil
Fresh Pasta White Sugar
Potatoes (baked) White flour
Soybeans Rice (Brown) White Rice
Tomatoes White Vinegar
Tuna (water packed) Yogurt in Syrup
Turkey (skinless breast) Pork
Yams Processed Meat
8 glasses of Water Processed Foods
Avoid These Mistakes
Counting reps. Instead, feel the muscle, ultimately work it and don't quit too soon just because you have reached a certain number of reps.
Pay too much attention to the weight you are using. Never sacrifice form and feeling the muscle working just to lift a substantial amount of weight.
Using bad form. Try to work the muscle through the entire range of motion, since incomplete reps shorten your muscles. Remember, get your mind into the muscle you're working.
It is Important to Give Every Set and Every Rep 100 Percent Effort, Concentration and Correct Form
For variety, there are several other squatting methods that you might consider trying. Here are a few of them...
Sissy Squats are NOT for Sissies
In addition to being called a “human light-bulb” due to the lack of balance between your legs and upper body, there are other reasons to work the legs and work them hard. The legs are our source of power for just about any kind of movement of the upper body. And if you want strong legs, forget those fancy machines -- squats rule.
The many excuses for not squatting are legendary: They are bad for your knees and back; they will make your glutes (butt muscles) grow too large and much more, too numerous to mention. Don't listen to them, or let them stop you. Squats will build incredible legs, and help you develop overall muscularity as well. These are the muscles that give you strength and stamina in your everyday activities, including standing and walking. These are the muscle groups that squats engage and strengthen the most.
Another night. Another night of tossing and turning.
Of knowing that you need to get to sleep...and worried that you just can't. Another night of dreading how you'll feel the next day.
And worrying while remembering all the stories you have heard, and the articles you've read about how much damage this chronic insomnia is doing to your body.
And Insomnia Does Do Damage
The studies keep coming in, and they all agree: a chronic lack of sleep is directly linked to a vast array of afflictions. Here's a partial list of health issues that insomnia either causes or makes worse:
Dehydration. Simple logic applies here. The more you are dehydrated, the harder your body has to work to recharge and detox. The longer it takes to detox, the more sleep you need. Unfortunately, dehydration can inhibit your ability to fall asleep. If that weren't bad enough, research has shown that severe dehydration can result in an overactive mind...still another roadblock to falling asleep. Another vicious cycle.
Hypothyroidism. The thyroid gland controls your metabolism, which is defined as the speed your digestive system converts food into energy. When the gland is under-active, sleep disruption can occur.
Shift work. The night shift is quite capable of turning your internal clock upside-down.
Sleep apnea. This hideous affliction is severe, at times, deadly severe since the sufferer briefly stops breathing during the night. This doesn’t just happen once; some studies have recorded multiple occurrences in one night. Naturally, this has a debilitating effect on sleep quality.
Food timing. For some folks, eating certain foods (or any food at all) in the two hours before going to bed can result in an upset stomach or heartburn. Also, consuming food can cause a release of insulin, which can also disrupt sleep. Finally, drinking copious amounts of fluids in the evening can result in a few midnight bathroom trips. To be on the safe side, try not to eat anything after dinner, and keep evening liquid consumption to a minimum.
Menopause. For many women, the very word conjures up images and memories that they would love to forget.
Hot flashes...joint pain...itching...sleep disruption...mood swings...brain fog...decreasing libido...headaches...and an overall diminished quality of life.
But Wait...There's More
As menopause kicks in, there are even more severe consequences than what was just listed:
Osteoporosis. This nightmare affliction causes the bones to lose tissue, which results in thin, brittle bones, subject to breaking at the smallest trauma.
Vaginal Dryness. Not only does menopause cause many woman’s libidos to decline, but menopause can stop the vagina from producing adequate lubrication, making sex painful.
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