When Adrenaline and Cortisol Become A Problem

  Our bodies have a built in survival mechanism for times when we are in danger. In response to a threat, the brain sends a distress signal to the hypothalamus, which is part of the brain that connects the endocrine system to the nervous system. From this signal, adrenaline is released and triggers the sympathetic nervous systems “fight or flight” response. This causes changes in our body to help us deal with the threat. Increased blood pressure and heart rate push blood into our muscles. Our breathing becomes rapid to increase oxygen intake. Our alertness increases and stored glucose is...

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Tired Of Always Feeling Tired? Beat Fatigue and Increase Your Energy!

Many men experience low energy and fatigue on a regular and consistent basis. There could be several reasons for this, so it's always a good idea to visit your doctor to rule out any underlying health issues.  Your hormones help to determine your energy storage and expenditure. Without having balanced and thriving hormones, you will likely experience low energy and fatigue. Your hormones and your nervous system work together to monitor and adjust the physiological activities of your body. Hormones such as insulin, leptin and even testosterone are critical in how your body stores and uses energy. Tips for balancing your hormones...

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Can't Gain Muscle? This Could Be Why!

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  If you're working out properly for muscle growth and eating an aggressive diet but still not able to pack on size, the problem may be with your hormones. Two hormones that promote muscle growth are testosterone and human growth hormone (HGH). Having low levels of these hormones reduces your ability to build muscle mass.  Proper testosterone and HGH levels stimulate muscle growth when we work out and feed our muscles the proper nutrition. If our levels of these hormones are low, we don't have the proper hormonal signalling to build muscle. Our hormones work as a system, so to improve our testosterone and...

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Testosterone: The Key To Your Mojo

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  Testosterone - this is where most men tend to focus. Testosterone is linked to masculinity. It allows us to build muscle and shed fat. It powers our sex drive. It helps push us to succeed. When testosterone levels are at a healthy level we feel strong, motivated and confident. Low testosterone has become a common problem with men. Fatigue, loss of muscle mass, fat gain, low energy, low libido, erectile dysfunction and higher risk of disease are all linked to low testosterone. These symptoms can also be a result of estrogen levels being too high. Estrogen is commonly called...

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Digestion and Hormones

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Proper digestion is important so that we extract the nutrients from our food. Poor digestion is a main cause of unbalanced hormones. When we eat, a lot of hormones are activated. We need to slow down and chew our food to a paste to allow our digestive system to work well. It is important to space our meals out so our digestive system isn’t working overtime, and it gets a chance to rest. It helps to fast for at least 12 hours at night between your last meal of one day, and your first meal of the next.  Going on an...

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