Category: Blood

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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Cholesterol

The Cholesterol Truth

It may surprise you to know that cholesterol itself isn’t bad. In fact, cholesterol is just one of the many substances created and used by our bodies to keep us healthy. Cholesterol is made up of 70% Cholic acid which breaks down and metabolizes fat for energy, and the other 30% produces most of our Hormones (Testosterone, Progesterone, Estrogen and DHEA). Cholesterol is essential for Brain health, Immune response and Hormonal stability. Most people think bad cholesterol only comes from eating fat. Healthy fat enhances the positive effects of cholesterol without causing the inflammatory bad ramifications of bad cholesterol. Excessive sugar in the blood stream goes to the liver which produces bad Triglycerides and HDL. Bad fat will cause an inflammatory response to cause a bad quality LDL.

High Cholesterol or fat does not cause plaguing or blockage in the arteries, Inflammation causes plaguing or blockage. Inflammation can be caused by numerous factors; atheroscTrans-fat intake, stress, genetics, sugar, insulin surges, toxins and a combination of bad lifestyle choices.

Live Longer Live Well (L3W) is in favor of eating high quality fats, and eating for your Biochemical Type. Eating for your Biochemical Type will reduce the amount of excessive sugar in the blood and increasing the quality of your Cholesterol.

Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL and Triglyceride blood serum levels are obsolete. Those markers give the total number found in the blood not the Quality or size. A patient can have a total cholesterol of 230 and be totally healthy with no arteriolosclerosis and get all of the positive effects (brain, hormonal and immune) of Cholesterol. While a patient with a 150 total cholesterol can have inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Brain and Hormonal signs and symptoms can present such as: memory issues, foggy, headaches, low libido, sexual dysfunction, hot flashes, anxiety, sugar cravings, lack of motivation and any brain or hormone signs or symptoms.

The L3W system reduces the risk of arteriosclerosis and diabetes. The next post will talk about the new and accurate testing for cholesterol, diabetes and cardiovascular risks.

L3W Primary Objectives

If your body needs any of the following:
  • Weight Loss
  • Increase Energy
  • Improve Sleep
  • Control Blood Sugar
  • Reduce Stomach Problems
  • Reduce Water Retention
  • Detoxification
  • Reduce Bloating or Excessive gas
  • Repair Organs and Glands
  • Increase Muscle Density while reducing Fat
  • Improve Bowel Function
  • Reduce Sexual Problems
  • Prevent Diabetes
  • Improve Brain Health

Contact your L3W provider to start your individualized program and start feeling better.

Insulin Surges

Insulin is released into the blood, due to spikes of blood sugar. When Insulin is released; the body absorbs fat, decreases testosterone and increases serotonin levels.  Balancing blood sugar helps us from getting fat, tired and weak. The Live Longer Live Well program will get you started.  More posts coming….

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