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The Relationship Between Digestive Health and Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 19th, 2019

the human body 300x211The human body is an intricately designed system — the result of millions upon millions of years of evolution and specialization. The different aspects of human physiology often interact in surprising ways. For example, digestive health has a strong connection with the expression of Testosterone in men. While it's long been known that women experience significant changes associated with hormonal changes during menopause, men also experience issues related to age-related Hormone Imbalance. The period in a guy's life when declining Testosterone Levels lead to symptomatic health issues is known as Andropause. What are the Warning Signs of Andropause and Low-T? While Sexual Insufficiency and Low Sex Drive are the most defining characteristics of Testosterone Deficiency, declining Testosterone Levels have a far-reaching effect on male wellness. If you've experienced an increased incidence of depression, anxiety, low motivation, cognitive fogginess, fatigue, or unhealthy changes in BMI in combination with growing sexual dissatisfaction, you should consider yourself a strong candidate for Bio-Identical Testosterone. Too many men confuse these symptoms with “just aging.” Andropause is highly treatable, and these symptoms can be reversed with adequate treatment! Men's Health Depends Heavily on Testosterone Balance As men get older, the risk of Low-T increases. This is … Read more »

Limiting the Influence of Estrogen on Male Hormone Balance Through Diet


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 19th, 2019

how to increase levels naturally testosterone chart 300x300As men get older, Testosterone becomes a precious resource. After around age 30, Testosterone Levels start to fall, albeit very slowly. This decline eventually culminates in symptoms associated with Low-T, including loss of strength, fatigue, weight gain, depression, sexual dysfunction, and more. One of the ways to preserve Testosterone Levels naturally is by controlling the influence of Estrogen on male physiology. For example, many foods contain enzymes known as phytoestrogens. These plant hormones mimic the effects of Estrogen and can have an inhibitive effect on Testosterone Production. There are also foods that help sustain Testosterone Levels. Elevated Estrogen Levels have long been associated with adverse health outcomes for men, not only contributing to symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency, but also negatively impacting bone health, prostate function, and cardiovascular health. The goal of this article is to help you identify foods that support Healthy Testosterone Levels by controlling the effects of Estrogen. As with any significant changes in your diet and lifestyle routine, you should talk to your doctor about your decisions and follow their advice. Foods that Help Control Estrogen Cruciferous Vegetables Limit Estrogen Production Cruciferous Vegetables are highly effective at helping your body control Estrogen Production. This is because they … Read more »

Precursor Fat Cells and Their Potential Role in Obesity


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 19th, 2019

weight loss programmes 300x225Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States today. Over 1/3rd of adults in America are clinically obese, and there are massive efforts nationwide not only to help people drop the pounds but to understand the mechanisms behind weight gain and obesity. Our Licensed Hormone Clinic also provides Clinical Weight Loss Services in addition to products such as Testosterone Replacement Therapy, HGH, and More! The Role and Importance of Stem Cells Stem Cells play a role in practically every aspect of human life. During the Embryonic Phase of development, we are nothing but a cluster of Stem Cells ready to differentiate into a human being. Though most cells are highly specialized after birth, we still retain large numbers of stem cells, embedded throughout the human body. The science behind Stem Cells is complicated, and we are just beginning to understand the implications of their ongoing importance. We realize that Stem Cell Therapies can provide some patients with great relief, though this form of therapeutic intervention is only in its infancy. On the other hand, Stem Cells can also harm health under certain circumstances. For example, under a specific influence, these cells can rapidly develop into abnormal fat cells. Recent … Read more »

Testosterone Therapy Helps Men with Low-T Ward Off Prostate Cancer


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 19th, 2019

Prostate cancer ribbon 300x200As Bio-Identical Testosterone Treatments become more widely offered by Hormone Specialists across the United States, a great debate has been waging over the long-term safety of Testosterone Replacement Therapy. It is undeniable that Testosterone Creams, Patches, and Injections provide some real benefits that significantly improve the quality of life of patients. For example, Low-T Therapy enhances energy levels, body composition, libido, and psychological wellness in patients suffering from Hypogonadism. Risks of Testosterone Therapy On the other hand, there has always been the fear that Testosterone Therapy can have long-term consequences, especially in the areas of heart health and prostate health. This concern and the widespread use of Recombinant Testosterone Therapy has led to a veritable explosion of Testosterone Research since the turn of the century. Testosterone and Cardiovascular Health Prior research showed that Testosterone Treatments could negatively impact heart health, increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis. Fortunately, as the body of research has developed and HRT Therapy Techniques have advanced, it appears that this risk is vastly overstated when Testosterone is prescribed and used as directed. The bulk of risk comes from abuse of Testosterone Therapy and poor diagnostic practices. More studies must be conducted, but at … Read more »

The Importance of Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) for Healthy Testosterone Levels


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 19th, 2019

testosterone treatments 1 300x200Hormone Balance is the key to maintaining and facilitating optimal wellness. The way that our hormones work is highly complex. When we discuss Testosterone, Estrogen, or Human Growth Hormone Production, this is a short-hand for an entire branch of highly-interconnected processes which lead to the production of a vital hormone. Hormone Replacement Therapy tends to revolve around the replacement of the vital hormone which provides the broadest range of benefits. For example, HGH and Testosterone are both further processed into metabolites which offer the full range of benefits associated with the hormones. The goal of this article is to explain the role of Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) in the function and utilization of Testosterone. How Does the Body Make Testosterone? Sex Hormone Production begins in the hypothalamus — the control center of the brain. The Hypothalamus receives signals from the body to produce Testosterone or Estrogen, and sex hormone precursors are released. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone is issued by the Hypothalamus, where it then travels to the Pituitary. The Pituitary Gland responds to this stimulation by releasing Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, which then travel to the sex organs, promoting normal function in both men and women. For men, Testosterone Production is … Read more »

Amygdala and it’s Relationship to Testosterone and Fear


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 19th, 2019

shutterstock 554433397 300x200 7345The amygdala is the center of emotional activity in the brain, but recent studies have shown that it's powered by motivation rather than the emotions themselves. This conclusion came from research into the hormone testosterone. Testosterone ramps up amygdala activity when we approach a socially dangerous situation and lessens the activity when these situations are avoided. It was a known fact that the amygdala reaction to images of angry faces was more intense in someone who had received testosterone. This new study shows that this only happens when people approach angry faces and not when they avoid them. Testosterone or Placebo In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 54 young, healthy women were given 0.5 mg of testosterone (or a placebo) four hours before a brain scan. This amount is a far lower dose than used for a sex change treatment, or as a supplement for athletes, but it is enough to have a measurable effect on brain activity. Happy or Angry While in the MRI-scanner, the participants were shown photos of happy and angry faces and were asked to give a sign of rejection (avoiding) or approach (moving towards). People usually have less of a problem approaching someone who looks friendly … Read more »

Testosterone DOES NOT Cause Atherosclerosis (Hardening of the Arteries) in Older Men


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 19th, 2019

shutterstock 159397409 300x223 8580Unless you have been imitating Rip Van Winkle for several years, you are aware that Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) has exploded in the last decade. However, there have been very few studies that have examined the long-term effects of taking testosterone on cardiovascular health and other vital functions concerning the health effects on men receiving the treatment. But that has changed. Recently, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) report the results of Testosterone's Effects on Atherosclerosis Progression in Aging Men (TEAAM) trial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The three-year study finds that testosterone administration had no effect on the progression of hardening of the arteries in older men with low to low-normal testosterone levels and did not significantly improve sexual function or health-related quality of life. Shehzad Basaria, M.B.B.S., MD, from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues studied the effect of testosterone administration on atherosclerosis progression in older men. Three hundred eight men aged 60 years or older (patients had a mean age of 67.6 years), with low or low-normal testosterone levels, volunteered and were treated with up to 7.5 g of 1 percent testosterone (156 men) or placebo gel packets (152 men) daily … Read more »

Increased Testosterone DOES NOT Cause Prostate Cancer to Spread


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 19th, 2019

pictures of prostate cancer 3 300x186 8211Prostate cancer is the most common tumor in men. The American Cancer Society estimates that 220,800 men will be diagnosed with the disease in 2015. According to standard medical theory, prostate cancer typically turns deadly after tumors stop responding to drugs that block the production of testosterone and its receptors. Therefore, for years, urologists have treated prostate cancer by decimating a man's testosterone levels, a treatment that is formally known as androgen deprivation therapy. Medical school taught that this was “The Holy Grail” of stopping prostate cancer dead in its tracks. Standard treatment for prostate cancer is chemical castration, drugs that cut the body’s production of testosterone and related hormones. The fact that this treatment often resulted in hellish side effects was either ignored or rationalized by the depressing mantra of “at least he's still alive.” So on and on it went. Men were forced to choose between death by the spread of cancer or losing their manhood and all of the horrifying consequences that went with that loss: sexual dysfunction/impotence, hot flashes, joint pain, loss of muscle tone and strength, increased fatigue and a sense of hopeless depression. However, the Times are Changing A new study shows that the … Read more »

Male Sexual Dysfunction and How Can it Be Efficiently Treated?


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 19th, 2019

T wood 300x300Sexual Dysfunction is a complicated matter which impacts the lives of men in different ways. Most people are aware of Testosterone Deficiency and Erectile Dysfunction, but sexual dysfunction manifests itself in many different ways. While the source of sexual frustration is often mechanical, psychological issues can also suppress sexual desire. While Sexual Issues can become problematic at all ages for men, the incidence of Low-T and other sexual conditions in men increases with age. What Are the Common Forms of Sexual Dysfunction in Men? Low Libido Premature Ejaculation Erectile Dysfunction Dulled Sensitivity and Inability to Reach Orgasm What Are the Causes of Sexual Impairment in Males? Physical Sources of Sexual Dysfunction Testosterone is the primary hormone responsible for sexual desire and ability in men. There are many conditions which suppress Testosterone Levels, including the aging process itself. Beginning at approximate age thirty, the body produces diminishing levels of Testosterone, which can eventually lead to sexual issues such as Low Sex Drive and Erectile Dysfunction. Firm erections depend on healthy blood flow. Hypertension and atherosclerosis can prevent adequate blood from reaching the penis, which leads to erectile dysfunction. This is why medications such as Viagra and Cialis work for patients struggling … Read more »

Testosterone Cypionate and Testosterone Enanthate: The Real Facts


Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 19th, 2019

hgh prescription medical consultations for hormone therapy 300x200 9837If you are considering giving injectable testosterone a try, you need to know as much as possible before plunging in and taking that first step. Keep reading. This brief article will provide you with the basics: a look at the science as to how testosterone works, the difference between Cypionate and Enanthate, recommended dosages, and potential side effects. WARNING: NOTHING YOU READ HERE WILL SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE AND SUPERVISION OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. NEVER TRY EXPERIMENTING WITH TESTOSTERONE ON YOUR OWN. MAKE SURE YOU ARE CONTINUALLY MONITORED BY BLOOD TESTS WHILE YOU ARE UNDERGOING TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (TRT), AND BE AWARE OF THE SYMPTOMS OF SIDE EFFECTS. SOME OF THESE SIDE EFFECTS CAN BE VERY SERIOUS. CAVEAT EMPTOR! Testosterone Esters Much of the testosterone prescribed for testosterone replacement therapy is in the form of testosterone "esters." An ester is merely a name for a chemical compound that forms from a reaction between a carboxylic acid and alcohol. A simple chemical diagram of this result is shown below in Figure A. Figure B shows the chemical structure of free testosterone (chemical formula C19H28O2) as well as two different esters of testosterone (testosterone cypionate and testosterone enanthate). … Read more »


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