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Holistic Medicine and Hormone Replacement Therapy

Holistic Medicine
What is the difference between Holistic Medicine and Hormone Replacement Therapy? Watch this video by Sam Ridgeway to learn the difference at Viking Alternative Medicine. Read More

Growth Hormone – MK677 – Why you need it

Growth Hormone

Growth Hormone, under a medically supervised protocol, provides multiple benefits for both men and women. Here’s my take on HGH as well as an overview of the process from the Clinical Supervisor of Viking Alternative Medicine, Chris Neal.

Chris Neal’s YouTube Channel: youtube.com/channel/UCpQnvp6elTXSOp4bJpjctoQ

Today I want to talk about growth hormone because it’s an amazing substance.

Now I’m not making medical claims here, I’m speaking from personal experience.

I’ve gotten better skin ailments that have plagued me for years have healed. A majority of the color in my hair has returned. Wounds heal faster, my metabolism has been optimized, my immune system has been strengthened, I sleep better, I recover faster from workouts. I’m stronger and when coupled with testosterone replacement therapy, the results from TRT are magnified exponentially. Women benefit immensely from growth hormone as well. Case in point I did not get my ass kicked in a bar fight. I had Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, five days ago. Five days ago sections of my eyelids were sliced off of my face and what remains was stitched back together. I said this in the last video I made but because I was awake during the surgery, I would swear I saw through the cutout portion of my eyelids as the procedure played out. That’s what happened to me five days ago and today, at 53 years old, I’m healing like a Wolverine. While I am running a couple of other peptides with HGH, this isn’t what happens to normal people.

I am not a doctor nor do I pretend to be this video is educational, not instructional.

It always confuses me Because if there’s something available, if there’s something that can have such a positive impact on your life, if that solution can be medically supervised by licensed medical staff, if it can be legally prescribed, and if it comes pharmaceutical grade, manufactured by a licensed US pharmacy, then why in the hell aren’t you using it? That’s like saying, I don’t think I’ll use my car to go to work today. All that new-fangled technology is just too scary. I think I’ll walk. For the love of Jesus. Do you see how stupid that sounds? The science is here. The technology is here, use it. So to understand what growth hormone does, let’s have the clinical supervisor of Viking Alternative Medicine, Chris Neal, tell us a little more about growth hormone and how it affects the body. You can watch Chris’s full video explaining all of this in detail on his YouTube channel, Real science with Chris Neal. I’ll put the link to his channel in the description below. So let’s get educated.

Where does growth hormone go by itself? It goes to a bunch of different places. Where are the receptors for growth hormone? It goes to the cartilage, your ligaments, your tendons, right, it goes to your bone, bone density, you know, it really helps heal those things and activate those things. There are receptors in there for all of the growth hormone. So it goes to your brain. It goes to the nervous system. It can, it can heal and recover nerves. It’s amazing what it can do. It goes to your fat, it actually travels to fat. There are receptors in your fat cells for growth hormone, and as soon as growth hormone hits those receptors, then growth hormone initiates the fat cells to let go, let go of the fat, release the fat and fatty acids, okay, very important. All right. That’s how growth hormone allows – or one of the ways, one of the many ways growth hormone allows you to lose weight. Okay, and stay leaner.

So the last place, the biggest place, or the place that has the most receptors for growth hormone is the liver. Very, very important. Okay. So in the liver, two big, big, big things that it does – the first thing it does is it is going to release IGF.

Okay, so there’s a whole family of IGF factors, okay, there’s IGF One, two, there are protein binding factors and a lot of things. These IGF factors, they are also factors that go throughout the body and have receptors all over the body, to the muscles, to the bones, to the skin, to the hair to the nails, the immune system – all over. It does all kinds of things to help modulate and improve and bring back a youthful appearance and help you lose weight, strengthen your muscles, increase your bone density, and your ligaments, help you recover, help you heal. That’s where a big part of it happens is right there in the IGF.

I understand the fact that legitimate human growth hormone is prohibitively expensive. In fact, you can expect to spend around 1200 dollars a month for a single anti-aging dose of two IU’s a day. I also understand there’s controversy as to whether or not HGH can even be prescribed for anything other than a medically documented Growth deficiency?

The answer is yes, it can be, but the controversy still exists.

And lastly, it is true that the FDA does not acknowledge HGH as a solution to slow the aging process. Even though there are more than enough studies and anecdotal testimonials that clearly show it most certainly is. But we’re not going to go into the reason why it’s not acknowledged. And I’m not a conspiracy theorist by any stretch of the imagination. But what I can tell you is that drug companies with all of their billions of dollars, their lobbyists, and their control of politicians, let’s just say it doesn’t take a GED to figure out, these juggernauts of medicine simply can’t be profitable in a society that isn’t sick.

So if real HGH is so expensive, what are some reasonable alternatives? What are some compounds that have the same effect but are reasonably priced? How about IPAMORELIN or CJC-1295, or even MK 677, maybe even a blend of these.

Now, how on earth could these be just as good as an expensive product like HGH, isn’t it the more expensive something is, the better the results? To answer that? Let’s go back to Chris Neil.

The thing about hormones that is most interesting is that mechanically, a hormone is just a signal. It’s just a message. It doesn’t actually do anything, but it carries a signal. What actually does the work is the receptor. The receptor is set, it’s fixed in a fixed location. It’s a three-dimensional object, like this right here. This is our growth hormone-releasing hormone. I just drew a picture but the idea is that it’s a three-dimensional object and only one thing will fit into this, it has to be like a lock and key. And it fits just right into the receptor. As soon as growth hormone-releasing hormone fits into this like a lock and key, boom, there we go. We have production of growth hormone, this actually does the work. It sets a chain reaction going that produces growth hormone. Huge. It’s really, really cool.

So now that we know that, and now that we know that that’s how the body actually works and actually does it. How can we go in and supplement, and work with that, and make that better and get more performance out of that? What can we do with that information? This is where it gets really cool. So there are synthetic mimics. So synthetic secretagogues is another name for it. They’re basically a molecular structure that looks and has a similar three-dimensional shape that fits into the receptor that produces the same response, It’s awesome. It’s awesome. And so we’re able to produce these secretagogues or mimics, okay, that can cause the exact same process to occur. So as far as growth hormone-releasing hormone is concerned, it doesn’t know or care whether it’s actually hit by the actual hormone itself or one of the secretagogues, it doesn’t know doesn’t matter. Okay, it gets hit, it turns on boom, and it makes growth hormone. There you go. It’s as simple as that.

So for a fraction of the cost, you can do the same thing as taking HGH and you can experience the same benefits. Choose between injections, Troches, or pills, depending on the solution you choose. Now keep in mind, we also offer the expensive stuff, if that’s your thing, but for the average person, the more economical choice can offer the same benefits at a fraction of the price.

There’s no reason to not look into this. Most HRT clinics, don’t offer these compounds, which means most HRT clinics aren’t optimizing your protocol. They’re simply not allowing you to get the most out of hormone replacement. But you could be. And if you’d like to switch to a clinic that does, it’s extremely easy to move to Viking. I’ll also put that link below.

Growth hormone, in my opinion, is a critical part of the HRT equation. And it’s something I personally won’t go without for the rest of my natural-born life. And all I’m suggesting is you do some research, you ask some questions, you come to Viking – have a free consultation with one of our medical professionals. You educate yourself and explore your options because you are never too old to live like a Viking!

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Day 3 After Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty

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Day 3 after eyelid surgery – Follow Sam Ridgeway’s progress as he recovers.

It’s day three after my blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. If you haven’t seen my YouTube video, I’ll put the link below. Now I had this surgery done because it 53 years old, my eyelids felt heavy making me feel tired during the day when I really wasn’t. Plus who wants baggy eyelids that make you look like a grandpa even if you are, there are a lot of men my age that could use this surgery. So I wanted to document my journey and recovery so you know what to expect. I’m also running BPC 157 and TB 500 to show the healing power of these two peptides. So subscribe to my YouTube channel live like a Viking for various topics relating to the 40 and older group because you’re never too old to live like a Viking until next time.

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What is Scream Cream?

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Scream Cream is a medication for the enhancement of the libido in women. This medication is applied externally to the clitoris as well as other areas of the female genitals.

 

Scream Cream comprises three medicinal ingredients. These components are: ex enhancing hormone, one bronchodilator, and two vasodilators. The medication includes Aminophylline, L-Arginine, Sildenafil-citrate.

 

 

 

Today I’m making THE MOST awkward video I’ve ever made. I’m not doing this for the shock value… not as Click Bait to get more views… I’m doing it because there’s a product I think you should know about. And the reason it’s awkward is because it’s highly sexual in nature.

 

So without dragging this thing out, Scream Cream is a slang term used for a product that allegedly increases a woman’s libido and intensifies her orgasms. Now this is assuming she’s actually having orgasms. So for all of you selfish bastards out there, if she’s not, I suggest you figure that shit out before some other guy figures it out for you.

 

But, for those of us still here. I actually put a lot of thought into how to present this information in the most accurate and tactful way. So the first thing I did was go to my wife and tell her I needed help with a video… and by help, I meant I needed her to go on camera and explain to the viewers, a product that might be… let’s just say… a little uncomfortable to talk about. And she basically told me if I was referring to Scream Cream, that I had lost my damned mind and it would be a cold day in Hell before anything like that ever happened in my lifetime.

 

As you can imagine, I had anticipated the outcome of that conversation and already had a backup plan, just in case. And here’s what I came up with… I decided to change the names of the individuals as not to reveal their true identities. Now to be honest, I didn’t run this idea by the wife, mostly because of how the first conversation went, but also because I’ve found, as the old saying goes, “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission.”.

 

So here we go… See, the reason this works is because I’m no longer telling you personal information about my wife an I…  but instead, I’m going to tell you a story about “Bob and Susan”… and their experience with Scream Cream.

 

One day Bob hears about this product and says to Susan… “Hey, How about we try this new compound, made of a bunch of scientific words I can’t even pronounce, but it’s supposed to make you… You know… more often and harder.” And Susan’s like “Sure. Sounds like fun”. See, Susan doesn’t have a problem doing this shit… Susan has a problem admitting to 25,000 strangers that she does this shit.

 

Anyway… Bob orders it, it comes in, and it’s in a Topi Click container. A Topi Click is a dispenser where you rotate the bottom part and the medication is dispensed through the top. It’s called a Topi click because the bottom part clicks as you twist it, allowing you to precisely administer the correct dosage. I should also note that this is a prescribed medication. You can’t just walk into Walgreens and ask for Scream Cream… well, I suppose you could, and yes, that would be funny, but you’re not walking out with it unless it’s approved by a medial professional first.

 

Now, Bob doesn’t have much faith in this product because at 52 years old, he’s never even heard of it. And if it worked as advertised, he figured he would have heard something by now… on the news, Time Magazine, the Tabloids… somewhere. But nothing.

 

Regardless, Bob doesn’t care what it is, how it works, or even IF it works. All Bob knows is he’s going to get lucky. And that’s enough for Bob. So he half assed reads the directions, which clearly state for the female to apply 1 click of Scream Cream to the genital area. Bob throws the container to Susan and says, “Hurry up, you don’t have to put it on like you’re painting a Picaso. Just apply it somewhere in the general vicinity of your “area”. Susan complies and they decide to see what happens.

 

Nothing. That’s what happens. Don’t get me wrong, it was still really good, but not a vast improvement over the mind blowing, incredible sex they normally have. Bob thinks to himself, “Whatever, it was worth a try”. And Susan’s like, “Bob, did you even read the directions?” Susan looks at the container and notices Bob missed an entire sentence, which reads… “Apply 30 minutes before the act commences.”

 

Apparently there’s a reason companies include directions with their products. Come to find out, no pun intended, that this a is a Vaso and Bronchodilator, which means it increases blood flow to the area of application. Making the product synonymous with Women’s Viagra. So there’s a bonafide reason for the waiting period.

 

Soon thereafter, Bob and Susan decide try it again, this time following directions. 30 minutes prior to commencement, the Scream Cream was applied. And this time… this time… well, let’s just say the results of that experiment are the reason I’m making this video.

 

The benefits didn’t do anything for Bob directly, but the obvious physical and audible benefits to Susan, were more than enough to get Bob’s seal of approval. Susan also highly approves of this product, whether she wants to publicly admit it or not.

 

So, in scientific terms, this shit works when applied as instructed. And yes, this product is available at my HRT clinic, Viking Alternative Medicine. How much does it cost?

 

Does it really matter?

 

And that’s the condensed version of the story. So it’s probably time for me to get out of here before my wife not only makes me delete the video, but also destroys the micro-SD card and the camera along with it. I just want to say Bob… Susan… I want to thank both of you freaks for your story… I think it’s going to bring a lot of joy to a lot of couples.

 

But before I go, it wouldn’t be one of my videos if I didn’t end it with, “Always remember, you are never too old to live like a Viking”.

 

I think I hear Susan…

 

 

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How To Get Labs During The Virus Pandemic!

As many of you know, it’s become increasingly difficult to get into lab testing facilities. Since this process is a critical component of your Hormone Replacement Therapy protocol, we needed to make some temporary modifications to our guidelines.

There are a few reasons this issue exists. For one, many States and Counties have issued Stay At Home orders, making it increasingly difficult to leave your house. In fact, in certain places, you can be fined if you’re away from home and your mission is not considered “Essential”. Sounds pretty subjective to me, but the last thing we want is someone getting fined for trying to complete their TRT requirements. Second, there are many labs that are simply not open. This means not everybody even has local access to a facility. Third, many are leery of the people they might find in a Testing Facility… are they there to be tested for the Virus? Who knows? Does anybody really want to risk the health of themselves and their family? I don’t know… that’s a judgement call.

So here are our temporary guidelines until this pandemic subsides:

1.We have extended the validity of any testing you’ve received in the past 12 months. So if you already have labs under a year old, they’re now good with us. Understand that 12 months is the legal timeframe. Viking requires labs every 6 months because we feel under normal circumstances, 12 months is too long to ensure your remaining healthy.

2.If you can get into a LabCorp facility, Viking can generate a Lab Requisition for you. We can usually have this completed in a matter of hours. Simply email Kelly@VikingAlternative.com and she’ll have this generated. The requisition will be emailed to you, you can print it, and go directly to any LabCorp facility. Exceptions to this are in the States of Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey. We can not generate lab requisitions in these areas due to State Legislation. You do need to be an existing patient of Viking to use this option.

3. You can purchase your own lab requisition online at LabsMD. I’ll put the link to the Male Hormone Panel in the description below. The cost of this test is $73. You complete the order form online, make your payment, and in a few hours you’ll have a Quest Diagnostic lab requisition emailed to you. You can proceed directly to the facility after receiving it. Exceptions to this method are in the States of New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Again, State Laws are the issue. You do not need to currently be a Viking patient to use this option.

4. You can purchase a Home Testing Kit. This is a kit that’s mailed directly to your house. We’ve reduced the price from $220 to $175. The test covers Total Testosterone, Estrogen, SHBG, DHEAS, Cortisol, and Hemoglobin A1c. You can use these tests in Every State. To get this test, simply send a request to info@VikingAlternative, you’ll be sent a payment link, make the payment and we’ll order the test the same day. You’ll receive the Testing Kit in the mail, you’ll spend about 10 minutes completing it, and you’ll put it back into the mailbox to be delivered to the lab. Return postage is included. The lab runs the tests and sends you the results via email in a few days. This might be the safest way to do labs, but again, we leave it at your discretion. Again, you do not need to be a current Viking patient to use this option, but we can’t discount the Home Testing Kit if you’re not.

So for Non Viking patients only, the home testing kit option is still priced at $220.

It should also be disclosed that labs at LabCorp and Quest usually require fasting overnight. So while you can get the requisition in a few hours, you might have to wait until the next day to do the actual testing… after you’ve fasted overnight.

This is just another example of how Viking continuously implements policies to ensure our patient base remains healthy, while still providing multiple options. Decisions at Viking are made quickly, which sets us apart from most businesses. I do not believe in bureaucracy.

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Increased Risk of Low Testosterone in Shift Workers

Increased Risk of Hypogonadal Symptoms in Shift Workers with Shift Work Sleep Disorder – Beyond the Abstract Shift workers comprise more than 15% of the U.S. workforce, with 10% demonstrating shift work sleep disorder (SWSD). SWSD is a circadian rhythm disorder caused by a reduction of total sleep time due to a work…

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What is Osteoporosis?

What is Osteoporosis? Why should I care about Osteoporosis? We know from recent articles and studies that Testosterone can prevent Osteoporosis, but what is Osteoporosis and why is it important to prevent? As men age, and especially around age 70, their bone density decreases. Unlike women, men do not generally go through periods…

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Male Hypogonadism Guidelines: Opt for IM Testosterone

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Men with low testosterone should go for intramuscular rather than transdermal replacement formulations, according to a new clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP). In the guideline, which was also endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the ACP recommends providers prescribe intramuscular testosterone when initiating treatment for men…

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A Low-Fat Diet May Lower Testosterone Levels In Men

It’s been shown that losing excess weight can help men diagnosed with low testosterone raise their levels of the essential male sex hormone. However, a new set of research performed in Chicago finds a low-fat diet probably isn’t the best choice for many men looking to lose weight and raise their testosterone. Researchers…

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Low Testosterone? – ADAM Questionnaire

Adam Questionnaire (Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male) If you are concerned that your testosterone level is low, this set of ten simple questions is a good place to start. If you answered YES to questions 1 or 7 or any 3 other questions, you may be experiencing androgen deficiency (low testosterone level)….

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5 Signs of Low Testosterone

The hormone testosterone is created mainly by men and can affect several aspects of their life, such as appearance, sexual development, muscles, and bone mass. Testosterone levels in men tend to decrease as they age, with low levels prevalent in those aged 40 or older. Sometimes men below the age of 40 can…

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Skin Care – 4 Reasons for Mens Skin Care Products

Some interesting information about the differences between men and woman’s skin. It’s all about hormones… Is your other half always ‘borrowing’ your beauty products rather than investing in a dedicated men’s skincare line? He isn’t alone as 64% of guys don’t consider men’s skincare an important factor, according to market researcher Mintel. That’s…

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Testosterone Treatment – Quality of Life

This is a segment of a video that first appeared on Fetch Your News.  Dr. Tidman discusses Depression, Quality of Life, Testosterone Studies and the general awareness of these issues as they relate to Male Health today. These are issues that we will be discussing in the near future!

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Women – 6 Signs of High Testosterone

Balance is the key to Healthy Happy Hormones.  Women do need to worry about an excess of Testosterone.  Here is a great article that points out the 6 signs of High Testosterone.  Please call or make an appointment at Viking Alternative Medicine if you have a concern – we are here to help…

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Women – Improve Mood, Sex Drive, and Energy

Balance your hormones! Here is a wonderful article recently published at mindbodygreen which provides a lot of information about hormonal imbalance, offers some ideas of how to correct the imbalance through diet and methods that you can do at home. At Viking Alternative Medicine, we offer free consultations so please, if you think…

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What is Testosterone

What is Testosterone?

Interesting article posted on News AnyWay Testosterone is a hormone that is produced by your body. It has traditionally been thought of as the male sex hormone, however, women also need testosterone, admittedly lower levels, but it is nonetheless important in both sexes.  Hormones are chemical messengers that signal target organs to help…

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Does using testosterone to treat depression work?

Medical News Today recently published this article about the relationship between Depression and Testosterone.   Medical professionals have been discussing whether testosterone treatment can actually reduce depressive symptoms in men for many years. A recent meta-analysis attempts to draw a clearer picture. Depression is a major global concern. Per year, major depressive disorder affects an…

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Testosterone used to reduce pain

Higher levels of total testosterone were found to be associated with reduced pain intensity in the operated knee of patients who underwent total knee replacement (TKR) for severe knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to study results published in Arthritis Care & Research. The study included 272 participants (53% women) aged ≥60 years who underwent…

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Sex Shot!! PT-141 – Boost your libido

In the news today is PT-141 which is being called a “sex shot”.  This article claims that PT-141 works on both men and women and “stimulates that part of your brain that says, ‘Hey, I’m kind of in the mood.”  If you want to speak to someone about PT-141 for your or your…

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Are you depressed? Check Testosterone levels!

Testosterone is a sex hormone that controls the production of sperm and sex drive. Here we reveal a few symptoms that indicate a low level of this hormone in your body. It is usually believed that the production of testosterone decreases with age. But it may not be the only reason behind a…

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Truths from Tall Tales – New Book about Testosterone

This is a review of the book entitled Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography by Rebecca M. Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis which was published by the Harvard University press. The review was published by Nature.com and the full article on Testosterone can be found here. Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography  Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, Katrina Karkazis Harvard University…

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Testosterone – 5 Myths!

An interesting article originally published by the Washington Post describing the five top myths surrounding Testosterone. Testosterone has a fascinating double life: A molecule with a precise chemical structure, it also has an outsize cultural presence, winning praise and blame for a wide range of characteristics typically associated with masculinity. Many of the…

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Man UP!!! Get Man Check ups.

Men tend to avoid or delay regular health checks and their own health is often poorer than their partners or women of the same age. Men can improve their health with changes to diet, exercise, and other lifestyle improvements but first, it is important to have a health check. Health issues relevant to…

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What is Andropause? Male Menopause!

Male menopause? The first thing that you wonder when you hear this term is can a man experience menopause? Well, if research studies are to be believed, women are not the only ones who go through hormonal changes during old age. Even men experience low levels of hormones as they age. However, in…

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Nasal Testostorone Study Completed

New Data Demonstrates That NATESTO® Increases Serum Testosterone And Improves Symptoms While Maintaining Normal Semen Parameters In Men With Low Testosterone Through Six Months – NATESTO® shown to significantly increase mean testosterone levels, while maintaining sufficient gonadotropins to preserve fertility – Improvement in quality-of-life, overall satisfaction and sexual desire was reported – Approximately…

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Irritable? Forgetful? Fatigued? Test your Hormones!

Dr. David Zava discusses how hormone balance is important in life – the connection between disease and hormones and the connection between feeling good and hormones.   We have established a partnership with ZRT Labs which allows you to order the testing kit you would like, complete the testing in your own home,…

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Health Benefits of HRT

Article from Aesthetic News & Trends, Aesthetic   Beverly Hills, Calif., dermatologist Ronald Moy, M.D., says that bioidentical hormones have been shown to decrease and prevent the risk of Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis and heart disease, which parallels the increased risk of heart disease that comes with aging. In general, the treatment goal with bioidentical hormone…

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Fast Food impacts testosterone levels in men

Obese men hoping to sire children—beware. Obesity is known to be associated with impaired testicular function, potentially resulting in androgen deficiency and sub-fertility. Now it is clear that fast food meals consumed by obese or overweight men have an immediate negative impact on testicular performance and testosterone production. While many facts are involved…

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Which is Better – HGH or Testosterone

A new article from the Gazette Review!   If you are looking at hormone supplements, you may be asking yourself “Should I take HGH or testosterone?” It is important to compare these two hormones because they both have different effects on the body. These hormones are often used by athletes and by people…

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Asthma and Testosterone Levels

Women with asthma appear more likely to have lower levels of “free” (not attached to proteins) testosterone than women who do not have asthma, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Sex Steroid Hormones and Asthma in a Nationwide Study of…

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7 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

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Do Men need Testosterone Boosters

This is an excerpt from an article published on Longevity As of April 2019, there are still over 5000 pending lawsuits against testosterone manufacturers on the basis that the men who used their drugs suffered side effects such as heart attacks and strokes (1).    Upon reading that, one has to ask themselves why…

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Testosterone and Empathy

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TRT Changing Mens Lives

Dr. Stefaan Vossen is the founder and clinical director of the Core clinic, an integrative health and wellness center in Warwickshire. Aged 41, with five children and running a business employing 27 people, he found himself struggling with fatigue, weight gain, bursts of unexplained emotion and decreased libido for more than a year…

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Testosterone deficiency: diagnosis, assessment and treatment

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Cinical Trials ongoing for plant-based Testosterone

ATLANTA, July 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — After extensive research and development, Pharm Origins has announced the successful extraction of natural testosterone originating from raw pine pollen. Testosterone supplementation, a key male hormone, is often used as a potent but controversial regimen against male aging. Biologically, plant-based testosterone provides the same human benefit, with limited side effects….

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Scientists: Supplements to increase testosterone levels are dangerous

Long-term use of such additives can lead to an excess of certain substances in the body. Article published by Armenian News-NEWS.am Supplements to increase testosterone levels, also called “T-boosters”, are not only ineffective, but also dangerous, The World Journal of Men’s Health reported. Testosterone is the main “male” sex hormone, which plays an…

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Testosterone Supplements – Are they effective?

Article by University of Southern California Men who want to improve their libido or build body mass may want to think twice before using testosterone-boosting supplements—also known as “T boosters—as research shows these alternatives to traditional testosterone replacement therapy may not have ingredients to support their claims, according to Mary K. Samplaski, MD,…

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Best hormone replacement during menopause

Hot flashes, irritability and weight gain are symptoms of menopause caused by declining estrogen and progesterone levels. For some women, hormone replacement therapy can help. There are various types of hormone replacement medications, including pills, patches, gels, sprays and shots. Some women may experience side effects like nausea, dizziness or headaches. Mercy Medical…

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Nasal Testosterone

MIAMI – Low testosterone affects more than 10% of men worldwide. The condition can cause fatigue, low libido and depression. “At least 1 in 3 men between the ages of 32 to 50 appear to have low testosterone,” said Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy, director of reproductive urology at the University of Miami Health System….

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Scientists want ASTRONAUTS on Testosterone

A team of scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have suggested a new way to minimize muscle loss for space travelers: a treatment plan of hormones, including testosterone, plus plenty of exercise. Keeping physically fit is extremely important when living in a microgravity environment. Astronauts aboard the International Space…

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Food to boost Testosterone

Men with low levels of testosterone can naturally boost it by consuming these food items regularly. For men dealing with low testosterone levels, there are certain dietary changes that can be made to naturally boost your body’s hormone production. The male sex hormone testosterone plays a key role in a man’s fertility, sexual…

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Does Heavy Lifting Increase Testosterone?

Does-Lifting-Heavy-Increase-Testosterone_ So you’re looking to build some muscle. You’ve heard that having high levels of testosterone is the key to getting big. Unless you’re on “stuff”, and have testosterone levels of a silverback gorilla, you may be wondering how you can increase your levels of testosterone. Well, read on and get learned! We…

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Physicians and Health Clubs Partner for Wellness

As one of the owners of Fitness Connection, Jeff Skeen saw the growing competitive pressures of the fitness industry and those of the medical community where healthcare costs were continuing to increase. Professionals in the fitness industry too often focused on physical beauty while professionals in the medical community too often focused on managing…

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What men should know about testosterone replacement

As men age, many experience a natural decline in levels of testosterone. Lower levels of testosterone are associated with an increased risk of various medical conditions, as well as a number of constitutional symptoms. Dr. John Fry, Founding Physician, EssenceMD, describes the options for men and whether you might be a good candidate…

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Testosterone – Starting levels

What kind of level were you at when you started taking steroids, how quickly did grow afterward? Written by Sean Williams What kind of level were you at when you started taking steroids, how quickly did grow afterwards? I was 19 and though I had been lifting weights diligently for at least 3…

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10 Times A Low Sex Drive Might Be Something More Serious

A person may experience a decreased libido from time to time during their lifetime, and for a variety of reasons. This could stem from being hit with a bout of stress, having a few late nights in a row or coming down with the flu. But while this ebbs and flows depending on…

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Low Testosterone in Men or Hypogonadism

Hypogonadism is a treatable medical condition which means simply that a man’s Testosterone Level is below ideal for his body.  A normal Testosterone level is around 450 but will vary from person to person. The normal level  is adjusted based on symptoms and each person’s optimal level is dependent upon their own body…

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8 Best Testosterone Supplements

1. D-Aspartic Acid D-Aspartic acid is a natural amino acid that can boost low testosterone levels. Research suggests that the primary way it works is by increasing follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone (4). This is important, because luteinizing hormone makes the Leydig cells in the testes produce more testosterone. Initial research in animals and…

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