Hormones naturally decline as you age, and hormone deficiencies are a great contributor to the symptoms that we commonly associate with aging, such as: hair loss, fatigue, lowered libido, bone loss, muscle loss, cognitive decline, thinning skin and reduced metabolism. Hormones can also decline from things such as: stress, toxic overload, menopause, infections, organ and gland disorders (thyroid disease, adrenal fatigue, liver toxicity etc.), eating disorders, and an unhealthy diet.
Eating the right diet is the best weapon you have for fighting diabetes and heart disease. But you need to be careful when choosing your diet because there is a lot of conflicting advice and some diets that claim to reduce chronic disease risk, can actually increase it. The ketogenic diet is a great example of this.
Testosterone is a powerful steroid hormone. It is often referred to as the male sex hormone because it’s responsible for male sex characteristics and men produce ten times more of it than women. The maintenance of adequate testosterone levels in men is essential for mental, physical, emotional and sexual wellbeing. Unfortunately, after age of 30, testosterone begins to decline and most men will experience a 1 drop in testosterone levels per year, after their twenties. This may not sound like a lot, but by age 40 it amounts to a 10 loss which is enough to produce noticeable symptoms and by age 60 levels will typically be 30 lower than age 30. Fortunately, testosterone levels can easily be increased and the negative symptoms associated with low testosterone reversed. Before explaining how to naturally and effectively boost testosterone levels, lets first examine what the benefits are of doing so.
While many of us equate testosterone with body building, and men in general, the reality is, this naturally occurring substance in the body is also necessary for women. Despite being categorized as a male hormone; females produce it too. And, while it is correct that men produce significantly more testosterone than women, women have (and…
Hormone imbalances are extremely common, yet they often remain undiagnosed, which is a shame because they can negatively impact virtually every aspect of a person’s health and wellbeing. If you have unexplainable symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings, irritability, depression, sexual issues, headaches, weight gain (especially around the midsection), cravings, or insomnia, you should have your hormone levels measured. If imbalances are identified, the following 7 steps can help to restore hormonal balance, shave years off your appearance, and dramatically increase your health and longevity.
Your hormones have a powerful effect on how you feel about and relate to your romantic partner. Testosterone, estrogen and oxytocin are particularly important hormones when it comes to relationship satisfaction because they affect your mood, your sense of connectivity, your patience and perhaps most importantly, your sex life. A healthy sex life is associated with greater happiness between couples and problems in the bedroom can spill over to every facet of your relationship. Below is an explanation of the causes and effects of hormone imbalances, and how you can prevent them from ruining your relationship.
Testosterone is thought of as a male sex hormone but it’s essential for both male and female health. While women require lower levels of the hormone than men, it is necessary to balance energy levels, mood, cognition, and sex drive; and it helps maintain muscle and bone mass. If your testosterone levels drop too low, you will suffer unnecessarily with cumbersome side-effects. Read-on to discover how to identify low testosterone levels, and how to increase it naturally.
Andropause, or male menopause, is the term used to describe a set of symptoms and risks that occur from a testosterone deficiency. It typically occurs in men aged 50 and over, however, not all men are affected by it. Once detected, andropause is easily treated with supplements, lifestyle modifications, and/or testosterone replacement therapy. Unfortunately, however, andropause is rarely identified, which means countless men are suffering with it unnecessarily.
Estrogen and progesterone levels need to be maintained in a specific ratio for optimal health, and when there is not enough progesterone to balance estrogen out, it creates a harmful health condition called estrogen dominance. The condition effects men and women alike, and it’s caused primarily by excess body fat, the birth control pill, overexposure to environmental estrogen-like compounds (xenoestrogens), and the consumption of animal products (because they’re naturally very high in estrogen).