Category: Testosterone

Cholesterol

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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!!!

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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