Category: Adrenal

Stress

stressStress causes the whole body to function poorly, it causes an inflammatory response in the body, and all systems either over work and or under perform.

Adrenal Glands

The adrenal glands respond to stress by releasing cortisol, and adrenaline; the continuedover use of the adrenals causes a condition called “adrenal fatigue”. Adrenal fatigue decreases, causes thyroid and hormonal function to decline. Fatigue, muscle weakness, wake up tired, irritability, decreased sexual function, anxiety, and depression are signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue.

Breathing techniques, hobbies, stress management courses, exercise, sleep, supplementing the adrenals, brain and thyroid help correct stress related conditions. The L3W program helps the body run more efficiently, which will help combat physiological, neurogenic and emotional stress.

There is no one organ/gland that works alone…Stress also affects the Gut>Brain>Immune system train.  These all work together, when excessive stress is forced on the body. The brain will start to have dysfunction due to psychological components and pathophysiological components. The brain will crave sugar and other substances to deal with the stress. In turn, the poor food choices will inflame the gut. When the gut is inflamed, the immune system starts to fail. The body goes into a vicious cycle until it fails and the patient gets sick.

Stress is definitely the hardest thing to correct on a patient. There is no adjustment or pill to help money problems, sickness, marital problems, work issues and family problems. Each individual has to try and construct their own stress dissolver. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Andropause

andropause-treatment-imgMale hormone production naturally start decreasing at age 38, and the decline is accelerated by excessive exercise and stress.  Male hormones are mainly produced in the Testicles and Adrenal Glands. The signs and symptoms of Andropause include: low libido, mood swings, depression, low motivation, erectile dysfunction and lack of focus.

We recommend the male patient first implements the L3W wellness program. The program enhances organ and gland performance, and gives the patient the right food combination for the individual. This combination will increase hormone production naturally.

We then recommend a trans-dermal Bio-identical hormone protocol. Hormone replacement done right includes different negative feedback components. You just can’t take blood test for Testosterone give a patient Testosterone by itself (It’s not that easy).

We Recommend:

Saliva Testing:  Saliva testing works better to read hormones, for compounded gels and cream versus blood testing.andropause1

  • Compounded Testosterone: 5-7mg/day, which is 30%-50% less dosage then the lowest dose of androgel.
  • Chrysin:  Estrogen Blocker….very important for a male to take, because Testosterone therapy will increase the Estrogens. Excessive Estrogen will increase belly fat, make breast tissue, and make guys cry at football games.
  • HCG: Low dose HCG to maintain Testicle size and production. Testosterone shuts down the Testicles because they do not need to function, since the therapy is replacing the bodies Testosterone. HCG should be used for anyone under 40 and still wants to have children.
  • DHEA:  Low dose of DHEA is recommended for Adrenal function.
  • DIM:  This converts the bad estrogen to good estrogen.

We feel these five components are necessary for a male to receive optimal hormone replacement therapy. Call a Live Longer Live Provider to get started.

Robert D. Stein D.C., ABAAHP

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Estrogen Dominance

estrogen_dominanceEstrogen dominance is a growing health concern for people around the world. Although it is more common in women than men, it can also affect men, causing such problems as infertility, erectile dysfunction, enlarged prostate and certain types of cancer.

Estrogen is naturally produced by the male body in small amounts. Estrogen dominance is a hormone imbalance that occurs when levels of the hormone estrogen are too high in relation to other hormones in the body. It can be caused either by excessive production of estrogen, or an over dose of testosterone therapy. Too much testosterone causes the body to “Aromatize” which increases estrogen. An estrogen blocker is very important in Bio-identical hormone therapy for a man, so estrogen dominance does not appear.

Although estrogen dominance in men is most commonly caused by factors such as obesity, alcoholism, or exposure to a form of environmental estrogen called xenoestrogens, it can be caused by a number of medical problems. If you suspect you may have estrogen dominance, contact a L3W provider. A long term problem can turn into Prostate or Testicular cancer.

Symptoms of Excessive Estrogen in Men

The symptoms of estrogen dominance in men include:

  • Low sex drive
  • Impotency/erectile dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Gynecomastia, or “man boobs”
  • Weight gain (mostly belly fat)
  • Enlarged prostate

Xenoestrogens increase estrogen in the body, which is found in everyday house hold chemicals and our food source. The following post will include where xenoestrogens exist and how to combat increasing bad estrogen.

Fat cells are considered an organ itself which increases estrogens (Belly fat is a good indicator there is an increase in estrogen). It is very important to reduce stored fat in the body. Go to a L3W provider to improve organ and gland function. And reduce fat retention!!!

Robert D. Stein D.C.,ABAAHP

Testosterone Levels

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Testosterone is a hormone that is produced by the body. In men, it is mostly produced in the testicles but is also produced in the adrenal glands. It is responsible for stimulating sperm production and sex drive, as well as building muscles and bone mass. As men age, its production decreases. When production drastically drops or ceases, a range of symptoms and complications can occur. Signs of low testosterone (low T) are often subtle and are mistaken as a natural part of aging. Decrease of focus, sex drive, strength, endurance, drive, belly fat and feeling less worth.

Testosterone therapy is good, but L3W feels the body needs to become optimal first to produce the most hormones before incorporating a low dose of either HCG or Testosterone as a daily regimen.

The body needs the proper food program for the individual to optimize the hormone level, and the organs and glands associated with Testosterone may need attention (Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Testicles, and Adrenal glands).

Cholesterol is the precursor to most of the body’s hormones which includes Testosterone. Low fat diets,  Statin drugs (cholesterol lowering medicines), and Insulin surges from unbalanced food programs will decrease the amount of Testosterone the body produces.

L3W recommends you eat for your biochemical type to reduce insulin surges, and increase your healthy fat in which should increase hormone production. Supplement the organs and glands that need attention to produce more hormones.

If your doctor prescribes you a testosterone replacement regimen, your body needs an Estrogen blocker to counter act the testosterone, and we recommend a low dose of HCG along with the Testosterone; the HCG stimulates the testicles to initiate natural testosterone production and stop testicle shrinkage.

Seek out an L3W provider to get your blood and saliva tested, if you are having any signs and symptoms of low T.

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Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a very common condition that has ramifications of high cardiovascular risk. The objective findings are:metabolic syndrome

  • Triglyceride level of 150 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL) or greater
  • HDL cholesterol of less than 40 mg/dL in men or less than 50 mg/dL in women
  • Systolic blood pressure (top number) of 130 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or greater
  • Diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 85 mm Hg or greater
  • Fasting glucose of 100 mg/dL or greater
  • Insulin resistance or glucose intolerance (the body can’t properly use insulin or blood sugar)

Having just one of these conditions doesn’t mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions increase your risk of serious disease. If more than one of these conditions occur in combination, your risk is even greater.

Metabolic syndrome is linked to your body’s metabolism, possibly to a condition called insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas that helps control the amount of sugar in your bloodstream.

Normally, your digestive system breaks down the foods you eat into sugar (glucose). Your blood carries the glucose to your body’s tissues, where the cells use it as fuel. Glucose enters your cells with the help of insulin. In people with insulin resistance, cells don’t respond normally to insulin, and glucose can’t enter the cells as easily. As a result, glucose levels in your blood rise despite your body’s attempt to control the glucose by churning out more and more insulin. The result is higher than normal levels of insulin in your blood. This can eventually lead to diabetes when your body is unable to make enough insulin to keep the blood glucose within the normal range.

Even if your levels aren’t high enough to be considered diabetes, an elevated glucose level can still be harmful. In fact, some doctors refer to this condition as “prediabetes.” Increased insulin resistance raises your triglyceride level and other blood fat levels. It also interferes with how your kidneys work, leading to higher blood pressure. These combined effects of insulin resistance put you at risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other conditions.

Although metabolic syndrome is a serious condition, you can reduce your risks significantly by eating the right combination foods for your biochemical type and increasing your physical activity.

The L3W program will guide you through a healthier lifestyle.

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