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5 Ways Chronic Inflammation Affects Your Body

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Inflammation is swelling and is a protective immune response to physical or chemical injury. It helps us when we get hurt or are infected by bacteria or a virus. It should go away as our injury or sickness is healed. Inflammation can become chronic from poor health or disease, or from bad lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of quality sleep, lack of exercise or from chronic stress. Here are 5 ways it affects our body: 1. Chronic inflammation is a main cause of hormonal imbalances. It can cause chronically high cortisol levels and other undesirable hormonal responses. High cortisol =...

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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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Why Be Concerned With Hormones?

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Our hormones are at the core of our health. If working properly we feel good, we’re energetic, confident, driven and strong. Our body is efficient at burning fat and building muscle. If our hormones are out of balance we don’t feel good, we might be tired, anxious, depressed, moody, unmotivated and overweight. Hormones are a key to great health! Hormones are chemicals that flow through the bloodstream and signal cells or tissues into action. They direct how our organs work and they control our metabolism. Each hormone targets specific parts of the body for specific purposes. The endocrine system is...

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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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