Category: Adrenal

About Your Work Out

Work Outweights

The purpose of working out is to provide training loads that are effective in improving performance, reduce fat, increase strength, muscle density and give a person a feeling of well being.

The most common mistake is working out too much. Believe it or not, over training and not eating enough will reduce results and performance. The person should eat the right combination of food for them (Biochemical Type) 2+ hours before their workout.  Muscle fibers get micro tears during the proper workout. Eating protein after the workout helps replenish and fuel the muscle. And the most important component is Rest. Rest repairs the muscle tissue and allows growth. Over training does not allow the rest and repair. So muscle development might be hindered without the proper amount of healing.

Intense exercise has cardiovascular rewards but it also stresses the system. The physiological effects are as follows:  Increased Cortisol, Dysglycemia, amino acid deficits, mineral deficits, immune stress (adrenal glands), can create catabolic metabolism, makes you prone to injury and can decrease metabolic efficiency.

New Cardio EquipmentWe are in favor of a moderate exercise regime, moderate workouts lower fat thermostat, improve sugar metabolism, increase fat burning enzymatic activity in muscle, improve oxygenation of tissue, increase bone density and muscle to fat ratio, reduce fluid retention and stress hormones.

Our recommendation is a 4 day workout regime (2 days on, 1 day off; then 2 days on, followed by 2 days off), which includes weight training. The weight training should alternate muscle groups per workout; (example:  Chest/triceps, biceps/legs, and shoulder/back). We advise an 8-12 repetition protocol to build muscle density (45-75mins) followed by 20 minute maximum cardio 2x your resting heart rate. This is a diabetic workout, but we feel this workout is best for everyone.

Sleep

Sleep.

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Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.

Sleep isn’t exactly a time when your body and brain shut off. While you rest, your brain stays busy, overseeing a wide variety of biological maintenance that keeps your body running in top condition, preparing you for the day ahead.

Your sleep schedule, bedtime habits, and day-to-day lifestyle choices can make an enormous difference to the quality of your nightly rest. Everyone should get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep. The first four hours are responsible for body recovery; the last four hours are responsible for mental recovery. You should eat at least 2 hours before sleep, the longer before bedtime, the better. If the person eats poorly for dinner or dessert, they will have sugar spikes and insulin surges, which will have the adrenal glands release cortisol through the night. The body will not get the restorative rest needed and you will wake up tired. The body will crave the caffeine and sugar first thing in the morning and then the whole process will start again.

Sleep is the biggest anti-inflammatory, that’s why the body feels more comfortable when is cooler in the room at night.

The health benefits of a good night’s sleep are: Memory and brain function improvement, more stamina and better performance, reduce stress and improve quality of life.

Some of the consequences of sleep deprivation can include: Decreased performance and alertness, memory and cognitive impairment, stress, occupational or automobile injury, heart disease, diabetes and psychiatric problems. It is also very hard to lose weight without restorative sleep.

The L3W program usually gets great results with sleep quality. It normally takes only 2-3 days to improve a patient’s sleep.

Exercise

Exercise and physical activity is the path to health and well-being.

exercisePatients can exercise 4-5 times per week. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday workout schedule is optimal. 1-1.5 hours of exercise is optimal.

Lose weight goal: keep the heart rate steady at a 60-65% of highest heart rate. Walking steady on a flat surface for 45-60 minutes straight is optimal. Try and keep the heart rate at 106-116 depending on age. Walk at 3.0-3.3 mph. Fat is the lowest source of energy, so with a low heart rate the body uses fat for energy. As the heart rate increases the body bypasses fat and uses muscle (glycogen) for energy. People think that excessive sweating is burning fat, but in reality sweating is the body cooling itself off and is water weight. The returns back to normal after eating and drinking.

Cardio goal: To strengthen the heart muscle and increase endurance the heart rate can get up to 70-80% of the heart rate. Try and do a 30 minute training session. Patients should only do hard cardio 3x per week maximum. Too much cardio exercise can cause adrenal fatigue. It is very common to get a flat line cortisol from excessive exercise. A flat line cortisol will cause insulin resistance, in which makes it very difficult to lose belly fat. The thyroid can be affected by excessive exercise, when the adrenal glands are stressed or not functioning optimally, the thyroid will not convert T4 into T3 properly (Thyroid Hormone). So the Master Gland (Thyroid) can be compromised, in which will affect the entire endocrine system. The excessive exercise can decrease Hormone production for males and females. Testosterone, progesterone, DHEA, and Estrogens are produced in the adrenal glands; the excessive exercise can decrease hormone production. Professional athletes have the tendency to have very low hormones when they reach the late 30’s and early 40’s. Excessive exercise can have a negative effect on the body!!!

Thyroid Function and Hypothyroidism

Thyroid & Glands

The Thyroid

The Thyroid is the master gland which regulates the other glands, if it is under producing, it will affect the entire metabolism and hormonal system.

The Live Longer Live well program provides a comprehensive panel, and these markers include a TSH, T4 and T3.  Thyroid problems are not always linked to the gland itself, just because a patient has an elevated TSH and a Low T3 does not mean you have a problem.

The Adrenal Glands, Hypothalamus and pancreas all have a direct relationship with the Thyroid. If these other organs and glands are not functioning properly then the master gland will produce less Thyroid hormone and the blood chemistry will reflect with an elevated TSH and depressed T3.

Excessive stress or physical exercise will cause Adrenal problems, if the Adrenal glands are fatigued or stressed, the Thyroid will not let T4 convert into T3. The adrenal glands have to be tested and treated before other problems are resolved.

The Hypothalamus and Pituitary send the neurological message to the Thyroid; low cholesterol will decrease brain function and if there is decreased brain health, the Thyroid will be affected and will decrease Thyroid hormone production.

Blood sugar levels need attention to increase the production of the Thyroid, as insulin resistance and diabetes put enormous stress on the Adrenal glands and Thyroid.  Most times, Thyroid blood chemistry levels will improve as Hypothalamus, Pituitary, and Adrenal glands are addressed properly.

Doctors need to stop pushing Synthyroid (a synthetic drug to mimics thyroid hormone) to normalize the blood levels. The doctor and the patient need to address other areas before diagnosing the Thyroid is the main problem.

Go get a comprehensive blood chemistry panel from a Live Longer Live Well provider. The L3W system will show the patient what organ or gland needs attention. We suggest the conservative approach first before going on life time medication.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

L3W uses a “low and slow” hormone dose approach, which steadily adjusts the prescription to achieve optimal levels. The L3W system uses small increments based on your responses to maintain this balance.


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