Category: Muscle

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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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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About Your Work Out

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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.

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!!!

Weight Loss

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Sugar intake raises the blood sugar level, in response, the pancreas releases insulin to help utilize the sugar and reduce circulating blood sugar levels; fat is absorbed when this process occurs as excessive insulin pushes the glucose in to the fat storage centers.

Balancing the blood sugar by combing the right foods for the individual reduces the insulin surges and thereby reduces or stops the absorption of fat. Sugar is the enemy!!!  Combining the right food for the individual (Biochemical type) reduces the sugar spikes and insulin surges, which leads to weight loss.

South Beach … Atkins … Zone … With so many fad diets on the market, there’s a general misconception about what a healthy diet consists of. Nutrition is not one-size-fits-all. Each person’s Biochemical type and genetic background influence how the body produces energy.

 

Understanding your Biochemical Type

Your Biochemical type dictates how your body processes certain foods into energy. The key to a healthy diet is keeping your individual blood sugar from spiking. When blood sugar is too high, the body secretes insulin, which in turn triggers these reactions:

  • The body absorbs fat weight loss-lose weight
  • Serotonin is released, sending a message to the body that induces sleep
  • Testosterone decreases, reducing the body’s ability to build muscle and maintain strength

This sporadic and frequent release of insulin will begin to tax the pancreas (as well as other organs and glands), and the body eventually gets resistant to its own insulin. When this occurs the body will start retaining fat, usually in the abdominal region. Losing weight starts with eating the right food for the individual (80%) and the proper exercise for the individual (20%).

 

More comprehensive posts regarding weight loss are on the way.

Get your Biochemical type checked out from a Live Longer Live Well provider.


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