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Exercise and Mental Health

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 20th, 2018

exercise fitness activities 300x200It's common to emphasize the physical benefits of exercise, but for many people, the psychological benefits of exercise are just as significant, and may even outweigh the importance of losing weight and improving strength and energy levels. It can be hard to establish a diet or exercise plan. Ask anyone that's tried to convert from a sedentary lifestyle to a more thoughtful and active lifestyle. On the other hand, most people that engage in a life of activity seem to feed off of it, and the psychological and physiological changes caused by a good exercise routine are self-reinforcing. Increased energy levels ward off fatigue. Sleep comes more natural and provides improved wakefulness. In general, there is an improved sense of well-being that is directly associated with exercise. It works the other way around too. People that don't get enough exercise are more likely to struggle to get off the couch or even out of bed. They also are more likely to suffer from memory issues and are more likely to suffer from problems with anxiety and depression. Many psychological problems have a direct physical component. Mental fatigue and physical fatigue go hand in hand. People that don't get enough physical … Read more »

The Importance of Proteins, Carbs, and Fats

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 20th, 2018

protein veg fish oils 300x152The human body is a beautiful machine that requires a lot of ingredients to function properly and keep you feeling happy and healthy. This article is about the three macronutrients that the body needs to survive: Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Fats. Each serves a specific need for your body, and each has a life-sustaining role to play. What Are Proteins? Proteins are organic compounds which are comprised of amino acids. To date, there are twenty known amino acids that the body utilizes, eleven of which are made naturally by the human body. The means that nine others must be consumed in your diet. These amino acids are known as Essential Amino Acids. Why Do We Need Protein? Every one of our cells uses protein, and protein is necessary for the diet to fix what's broken and to help build and rebuild tissues. For example, after you work out, your body uses protein from your food to patch up and reinforce your muscle tissue, which is what heals you and makes you stronger. Positive Nitrogen Balance is an important concept to consider when thinking about protein. This just means that you are eating enough protein frequently enough to meet the needs of … Read more »

Low-T Treatment Before and After — How Testosterone Therapy Improves Vitality

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 19th, 2018

vitality medical signs 300x160For men with testosterone deficiency, life can feel like walking uphill every day, all the time. It makes it difficult just to keep moving forward with your life, much less maintain your current pace. Testosterone therapy is magnificent because it can put you back in the driver's seat of your own life, not only restoring sexual livelihood but giving you back the strength and energy to make the most of your life. Using Testosterone Safely First, we should note that testosterone should not be used by men with healthy testosterone levels. There are many that turn to testosterone to try to elevate their masculinity to super-human levels, but there are significant risks associated with the abuse of testosterone. Testosterone, when administered therapeutically for low-t can lead to life-changing benefits, but there is just too much risk associated with testosterone abuse to ever recommend it to a healthy man. How Long Will it Take to See Results with Testosterone? For those beginning a testosterone therapy regimen for the first time, it's important to realize that testosterone is not a magic potion — the amazing results you've read about don't come in a day or even a week. Low-t therapy with bio-identical … Read more »

Testosterone and Diet – How to Support Testosterone Levels with Healthy Eating

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 19th, 2018

diet food plan 300x211For those with severe testosterone deficiency, low-t therapy with testosterone injections, creams, or other forms of prescription testosterone are the only way to get testosterone levels back into a state of harmony, but for those struggling with a mild deficiency, or those looking to pump up testosterone levels naturally, there are some steps that you can take to bolster your testosterone production. You may be aware of some other ways you can promote healthy t-levels, such as anabolic exercise, interval training, and sound sleeping habits, but in this article, we'll be focusing on how diet may impact testosterone balance. Vitamin D and Testosterone Vitamins and minerals play a crucial role in promoting testosterone production, absorption, and utilization. Vitamin D is among the most important. Recent studies have shown that, for patients with significant vitamin D deficiency, testosterone levels also become suppressed. Doctor-monitored vitamin D supplementation was shown to increase testosterone in patients. Of course, in this study, patients were provided with therapeutic levels of vitamin D, which isn't advisable without a doctor's consent and advice. On the other hand, it does show us how important vitamin D is for hormone production. To make sure your body gets enough vitamin D, … Read more »

Changes to LabCorp Guidelines for Low-T Diagnosis and How They Impact Your Treatment

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on July 18th, 2018

168458 shutterstock_532101163 300x200As we learn more about testosterone deficiency and how our bodies respond to declining testosterone levels, we periodically revise our strategies regarding the determination of low-t. Every patient is different and responds to declining testosterone production in their own way, but there are defined clinical limits to what is considered normal testosterone levels and what is characterized as low-t or andropause. What is the Testosterone Normal Range? The clinical range for establishing healthy testosterone levels consists of two values. If your testosterone levels are lower than the base of the range, then you are considered testosterone deficient. The healthy testosterone range is referred to as either the normal range or the reference range. Any value that falls outside of this range is grounds for further examination. Abnormally high testosterone levels are associated with testosterone abuse and cancer, low testosterone volume is a sure sign of low-t. When you meet us for clinical hormone evaluation, we primarily use Labcorp as the diagnostic testing firm of choice. We utilize the efficient diagnostic capabilities of Labcorp to provide you with fast and accurate diagnoses of hormone imbalance and deficiency. Recently, Labcorp adjusted the way that they evaluate your testosterone levels. Previously, the normal … Read more »

The Effects of Testosterone on Asthma Prevalence Among Men and Women

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 9th, 2018

low testosterone therapy 300x200Testosterone is a potent Hormone that has huge effects on human physiological function. Most people are aware of the impact that Testosterone has on sexual function, strength, and body composition, but Testosterone also affects pulmonary health as well. These effects can be seen concerning both gender differences and about the impact of Low-T on male health. Women Are More Prone to Experience Asthma than Men Because Women Produce Less Testosterone Though our understanding of Testosterone's many functions has grown tremendously in the past generation of medical study, there is still so much to learn. Just this year, new research was published which presents substantial evidence that Serum Testosterone has a direct impact on the volume of a particular set of white blood cells that target human airways. In men, elevated Testosterone Levels keep this form of white blood cell in check, but women have a tendency to produce too many of these cells, which leads to an increased prevalence of asthma and bronchial/lung inflammation. There are many autoimmune conditions which are impacted by sex-differences, but this is the first time that Testosterone has been directly implicated in asthma. Among adults, women are twice as likely to suffer from asthma as … Read more »

7 Exercises to Elevate Testosterone Levels

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on May 2nd, 2018

professional doctor 205x300Managing Testosterone Levels is a significant goal for men of all ages. Testosterone helps bolster strength, metabolism, energy, and sex drive. By keeping Testosterone Production elevated, men can amplify their masculinity and virility. One of the best ways to keep your body pumping out Testosterone is through a regular exercise program. Anabolic weightlifting is a fantastic way to encourage the release of Testosterone. Why are Maximized Testosterone Levels so Important? For your workouts to have the best effects, you should emphasize exercises that bolster Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone Production. The body responds to physical exertion with the release of these hormones. Over time, beginning in the late 20s, the body loses its ability to adequately produce hormones like HGH and Testosterone, which can eventually lead to deficiency. By your 40s, you can expect Testosterone Production to fall by around two percent annually. Even when these hormones are in the normal range, they can still be sub-optimal if you aren't living your life right. By engaging in a quality exercise routine, you make sure that your body is pumping out as much of these vital hormones as possible. Healthy Testosterone Levels are associated with an active sex life, confidence, and … Read more »

Vitamin A is Essential for Good Health – Are You Getting Enough ?

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 27th, 2018

vitamin a cod liver oil 300x200Vitamin A is not just one nutrient, but a class of nutrients which all fill the same necessary range of needs for the human body. The most commonly known source of Vitamin A is Beta-Carotene, but others include Retinoic Acid, Retinal, and Retinol. Vitamin A is not only a crucial Antioxidant, but it also facilitates normal and healthy function in a range of other ways. For example, Vitamin A is critical for eye development and eye health, because it is a component of Rhodopsin, which is necessary for the eyes to absorb light properly. Beyond vision, Vitamin A is highly influential in the normalized function of other organs and systems, such as the kidneys, lungs, and heart. Types of Vitamin A—Preformed Vitamin A and Provitamin A Though there are many subclasses of Vitamin A, they can all be divided into two groups—Preformed and Provitamin A. Preformed Vitamin A is found solely in products of animal origin, such as meat, fish, and dairy. Provitamin A is found in plant pigments, and the three most common forms of Provitamin A are Beta-Cryptoxanthin, Alpha-Carotene, and the famous Beta-Carotene. The body absorbs both types of Vitamin A and converts it into Retinoic Acid and … Read more »

Testosterone Supplements

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on January 26th, 2014

testosterone boosters header13 620x206The purpose of this article is to educate our visitors about potential scams and misleading products on the market today. Lets be very clear from the beginning, the only way to legally get REAL TESTOSTERONE is through your doctor. Anyone else offering you testosterone, whether it's injectable, a cream or patch, or some kind of pill, is either lying to you about what they're selling or they're involved in the illegal black market of unapproved testosterone products, which are usually forms of anabolic steroids which are completely different from the testosterone products prescribed for Andropause and have been shown to be highly dangerous, which is why they're illegal in the US. Anything you see for sale on a website that will take your credit card and is in the US is definitely NOT real testosterone. These products skirt around the loose laws that apply to health supplements to claim that they will boost your testosterone levels. While there are some nutraceuticals out there that can help you maintain a healthy testosterone and growth hormone level NONE of these products are effective against Andropause. The majority of these products are untested, are not FDA approved, and usually have very lax quality … Read more »

Testosterone Side Effects

Written by Dr. Michael White, Published on January 23rd, 2014

testosterone side effects header11 620x206What is Testosterone? Testosterone is a steroid hormone which exists in many animals and also in humans. This hormone is normally produced in the testes of the male, and the ovaries of the female. There are various treatments for treating Testosterone like oral medications, injections and gels. Any individual who is suffering from Testosterone also needs to understand the side effects that are caused by these treatments. While both men and women can be affected by Testosterone, there are several factors, which can be considered before going ahead with the treatment of the same. If the patient is suffering from breast cancer or prostate cancer, then it is not right for the individual to go in for a Testosterone therapy. Consulting a medical practitioner for a counseling session before the treatment will be helpful to understand more about the treatment effects and the proper care which needs to be taken by the patient. The treatment can make the cancer cells grow faster, and this can also be risky to the patient's life. Hence, it is important for the patient to know the various side effects which are caused by the treatments of testosterone. There are also various other side effects … Read more »

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