Category: Progesterone

Cholesterol

CholesterolGood Cholesterol/Bad Cholesterol

Good Cholesterol is very important to the body. It contributes to the male and female Endocrine system, Immune response, and the Brain. Excessive bad Cholesterol is produced by a higher ratio of sugar vs. insulin in the blood.

30% of Cholesterol forms the precursors to the male sex hormones. If the total Cholesterol in under 150, the body will decrease testosterone hormone production. Signs and symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency’s are: decreased libido, erection dysfunction, depression, increase body fat, decreased bone density, and muscle weakness.

Make sure organic fats and oils are in your diet. Keep the HDL level high.

The “Matrix”

Do we live in the Matrix?cholesterol4

Labcorp just changed its markers for Total Cholesterol to 100-175, with 176 being a pathological high. So the median or optimal level would be 137-138 according to labcorp. In the cardio vasculature fellowships we were taught if a patient has lower than a 145 total cholesterol, the patient should be on some type of Anxiety, depression and brain malfunction medication.

If a total cholesterol of 137-138 is the new optimal target, then expect an increase in Neurological problems (memory, foggy, headaches, thyroid, and brain issues) due to the fact that the brain is mostly Cholesterol and uses healthy Cholesterol for energy.

More hormonal problems (Erectile dysfunction, lack of libido, dryness, vaginal pain, lack of motivation, difficulty getting pregnant, and possibly increase autism in children). Being Cholesterol the pre-cursor to hormones such as Testosterone, Estrogen, progesterone, etc.

Low Cholesterol> Low hormones> lower immune system…

So everyone needs to unplug and enter the real world!!!

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!!!

Progesterone

Natural progesterone therapy helps the body use and eliminate fats, stimulates new bone production, increases scalp hair, balances estrogen, lowers high blood pressure, provides a natural calming effect and may protect against breast cancer.

The L3W BHRT program includes:

  • Complete saliva workup
  • Original results from the laboratory
  • Consultation with your doctor
  • Prescription sent to the pharmacy
  • Follow up care

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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