The Vicious Cycle of Inflammation

steak and veggiesInflammation could unknowingly be affecting your weight loss goals as well as your overall health and well-being.

The more toxic your body, the more inflamed fat cells you have and the more likely you will be holding onto your fat stores making it harder to lose fat/weight. Cells become large and inflamed when exposed to toxic stressors by the food we eat, our environment or even our emotions.

The body does an amazing job of filtering out as many toxins as it can…however even the body struggles when you overload it with poisons and the result is a weight-loss resistant body. [Read more…]

Men, Stress and Weight Gain

stress1Not surprising, several hormonal imbalances come into play when men experience weight gain so it only makes sense then if these hormones were balanced again it would have a huge impact on weight loss.

Stress is, without a doubt, a way of life in the 21st Century. Although an immediate response to acute stress is usually a temporary loss of appetite, chronic stress is another story altogether. [Read more…]

Low Testosterone Tells All

testosterone-treatmentHormones are master controllers when it comes to growth, development and reproduction in the body.

They are produced by the endocrine glands that deposit the hormones into the bloodstream where they become the body’s chemical messengers relaying information between different functions and various parts and organs. They coordinate activities and processes in the whole body. [Read more…]

Leptin Resistance is no Joke…

leptin resistanceBecause the hormones your fat cells produce have an impact on how much food you consume and how much fat you burn leptin resistance is emerging as another leading cause of obesity, weight loss issues and age related weight gain 

Leptin, derived from the Greek word “leptos” (meaning thin) is a key hormone involved in hunger, our metabolism (the rate we burn fuel) and the control of how energy from fats and carbohydrates get stored and utilized. [Read more…]

Testosterone Loss is a Major Problem

testosterone1The modern world we all operate in has given us some new and tough challenges to overcome.

Cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dozens of other physical afflictions are threatening us in ways never before seen in the history of humankind. And, if you are male you have your own set of unique challenges beyond these.

Truth is, millions of men worldwide are suffering from the effects of their modern environments and as a result, are having to deal with “male health” problems that include: [Read more…]

Cruciferous Vegetables Help Destroy Belly Fat

cruciferous-vegetablesIf your goal is to improve your health and lose belly fat at the same time you must find ways of getting more raw vegetables into your daily diet.

Let’s face it, most of us lead crazy busy lives and it’s just easier to grab a quick prepackages snack such as sweet cookies or salty chips. These types of foods are high in refined carbs and sugar that raise blood sugar levels and lead to an increased appetite and a reduction in fat burning.

Most people think “protein, protein, protein” when trying to rid themselves of fat…including belly fat. [Read more…]

Naturally Boost Testosterone Levels

testie1Looking for a magic solution to boosting your testosterone levels? Truth is, if there was a magic solution to this decreasing hormone, we wouldn’t have the conditions we find ourselves in.

Testosterone plays a critical role in men’s health. It works at maintaining muscle mass, bone density and sex drive for starters. Unfortunately, testosterone is at its highest early in adulthood and begins declining a bit each year after.

Although there is no magic solution to fixing testosterone levels, there are natural ways to help boost it up. [Read more…]

Testosterone Makes a Man a Man

testosterone1Hormonal health is big business these days and there is good reason for it.

Hormones are chemical messengers that carry instructions to the systems and processes of our body. Unbelievably powerful, they determine how fast or slow we age, how strong and fit we are and whether we become overweight or remain slim or succumb to disease or stay well and healthy.

As we age, the amount of hormones our body makes dwindles which in turn accelerates the aging process making us susceptible to disease. Normally up to about age 30 we produce all the hormones we need to keep us feeling youthful, healthy and fit. However, when our 40’s and 50’s arrive, we need to begin looking closer at our self-care making sure to include proper exercise and healthy eating if we want to maintain them. [Read more…]

Metabolism and Muscle Mass

metabolism2Metabolism…the body’s engine.  Your metabolism involves a network of hormones and enzymes that not only covert food into fuel but effect how efficiently you burn fuel.

The rate of our metabolism is determined by how much muscle mass you have. The more muscle mass, the more calories or fuel you burn every minute of the day regardless of what activity you are doing.

Your metabolism is at work even when you’re at rest. You body needs energy to fuel all the functions it carries out from moment to moment such as breathing and growing and repairing cells. This is referred to as your basal metabolic rate. Your basal metabolic rate accounts for 50-75 percent of the calories you burn every day.
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Are Your Natural Male Hormones Suppressing Your Lifestyle?

moody men

Men’s testosterone levels have declined in direct relation to the decrease in their physical activity and increase intake of processed food over the last 50 odd years.

The majority of men have desk jobs or other jobs that require extended periods of sitting or other sedentary behavior and this removes the physical work that boosted the male hormone testosterone.

If all of this wasn’t bad enough, men are now getting excess of the female hormone estrogen from the environment. When it gets into a man’s body it sends the signal to become more feminine…it is the beginning of man boobs.

The great news is you don’t have to live with this. You can restore your healthy levels of testosterone with changes in your lifestyle, exercise and activity levels and attention to your diet.

Are your natural male hormones suppressing your lifestyle?

Are you experiencing any of these signs or symptoms of low testosterone levels:

  • Decreased sex drive/problems with love life
  • Erectile dysfunction/impotence. No or poor erections of the penis
  • Decreased sperm count
  • Increased breast size
  • Expanded waistline
  • Feeling tired/lacking energy
  • Depressed/irritable [Read more…]