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Symptoms of Unbalanced Hormones

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Hormones have such a profound impact on our health that we often will have symptoms that indicate our hormones are out of balanced. Unbalanced hormones are when our body produces too much or too little of certain hormones. Most men accept body changes as part of the aging process and don’t realize these changes are often from unbalanced hormones, not just aging.  Signs that your hormones are out of balance: Fatigue, loss of motivation Cognitive decline, memory loss Fat gain, loss of muscle tone  Depression, moodiness, irritability Difficulty sleeping Low sex drive, weak erections, erectile dysfunction Accelerated aging, premature wrinkles, dark spots on...

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Break Through the Weight Loss Plateau

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It is quite common for people on a weight loss program to lose weight at the start of their program, then have their weight loss come screeching to a halt. This is where they plateau, which is a very frustrating and discouraging place for people to be. Eating less calories, exercising more, nothing seems to help. Why does this happen? The answer is hormones. Obesity is a dysfunction in hormones. Your hormones orchestrate functions in your body. They can make you a fat storing machine or a fat burning machine, a tired, unmotivated person or an energetic, driven person. A...

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4 Reasons Your Testosterone is Low

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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. Our hormones don't just work independently, they are dependent on each other to support our overall health and wellbeing. Our habits and lifestyle affect our testosterone and other hormone...

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Hormones Impact on Mental Health

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The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce and secrete hormones. The endocrine system and the nervous system work together to monitor and adjust the physiological activities of the body, always striving for balance or homeostasis. When our hormones become unbalanced, it can have a dramatic effect on both our physical well being and our mental health. Irritability, depression, anxiety, mood swings, brain fog, reduced ability to concentrate, lowered capacity for learning and memory issues, can all be symptoms of unbalanced hormones. These symptoms can be a result of low testosterone or high estrogen in men, thyroid dysfunction or...

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The Master Hormone Leptin

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Leptin is an extremely important hormone because it has an impact on other hormones including insulin, thyroid, adrenal, pancreatic and sex hormones. Leptin restores our fat reserves when we eat. It acts as a fuel gage to let us know when to stop consuming food. When we have too much leptin our receptors get worn and the wrong signal is communicated to the brain telling us we need more fuel, when we actually have plenty of reserves. This miscommunication leads to our metabolism slowing down to preserve energy as well as overeating and excess fat storage. If you have excess...

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