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The Hormone Both Men and Woman Should Be Concerned About  

When it comes to fat loss, most people think that all results ultimately boil down to a simple calorie balance equation. Burn more than you take in, and there should be a linear path to success. Of course, calories matter, but there are several other factors that can impact your results and how your body burns calories in the first place. Underlying physiology often dictates the response to your nutrition and exercise (it goes both ways), with one key factor of this underlying physiology being hormone health.

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Fit Talks Podcast: Testosterone

Can having lower-than-optimal testosterone impact my ability to lose weight? Join Anika and Paul as they discuss all the problems that lower-than-optimal testosterone can cause along with reasons why it's been estimated that 1 in 4 men have such levels.  Tune in below:




What Men Must Know about Hormones and Health 

Gentlemen, do you know how your hormones are influencing your fitness performance, aging experience, and overall wellbeing?

Hormones are chemical messengers our bodies use to maintain physiological homeostasis or to adapt to new inputs.

To some degree, aging naturally produces gradual decreases in hormone levels and effectiveness.  However, to a much larger extent, we have control over the fate of our body’s internal environment. 


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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome | What should you do?

In the past few weeks we’ve explored what Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is and shed light on how it develops in as many as one in fifteen women.  As with many diseases and syndromes, there are likely many more women out there experiencing symptoms who have yet to classify them as such.  Also, like many other diseases and syndromes, the development of PCOS involves a genetic predisposition and environmental influence.  What can be done? 

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome | How does PCOS develop?

What would you do if your doctor said, “You have this syndrome, but we’re not sure how you developed it”?  Would you let the wind fall out of your sails and give up?  Would you talk to other people who have it?  Would you read research articles to find out as much as you could?

Fortunately, for syndromes affecting as many as one in fifteen women worldwide – like PCOS – there’s a fair amount of research exploring the causes.[i], ii  Most of the recent research suggests that PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) starts during fetal development, but the symptoms do not present until puberty when the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis matures.[ii]   

What?  It may start while a child is developing in the womb,

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Supplement Spotlight: DHEA

Do you have low libido?  How about low mood, depression, poor memory or even overwhelming fatigue?  These are all symptoms of low DHEA, or dehydro-epi-androsterone.  DHEA, commonly referred as our anti-aging of “feel good” hormone, is involved in many physiological processes in our body.   Lower than optimal levels are becoming common territory amongst our adult population, often due to chronic stress.   But if you are paying the price with its not-so-enjoyable symptoms, you may want to consider supplementation!

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