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How Stress Makes You Gain Weight

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Stress—a fact of modern day living, and the cause of so many diseases. Stress has been linked to heart disease, cancer, allergies, autoimmune disease, thyroid dysfunction, mood disorders and obesity.

While stress affects many parts of the body, the adrenals are responsible for creating the stress response.

What are the Adrenals?

The adrenals are small glands that lie on top (ad) of the kidneys (renals). These amazing glands have multiple functions. While the adrenals are endocrine glands producing hormones in response to pituitary stimulus that control carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, the adrenals also respond to neurological stimuli to initiate the fight or flight response, as well as electrolytes circulating in the blood to control blood pressure, and produce cytokines that influence immune function.

That’s a lot of responsibility for one pair of glands. Read the rest of this entry »

 

The Truth about Cholesterol

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Everyone is so concerned about high cholesterol, but did you know that very low levels of cholesterol are unhealthy too? Death rates related to cholesterol levels look like a J on a chart. If you have results over 250ng/dl or under 150ng/dl the mortality rates rise. Why?

Cholesterol is manufactured by the liver in response to the body’s need for two things: bandaids and hormones.

Cholesterol is nature’s bandaid, providing the necessary materials to shore up damaged tissues and support cells.

Cholesterol is also at the center of every steroid hormone: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, DHEA, aldosterone. The word steroid comes from “sterol”—the cholesterol molecule at the root of every steroid hormone. Read the rest of this entry »

The Male Brain and Hormones

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Is Male Behavior affected by Hormones?

Of course! Any woman knows that. Men are as affected by their hormones as we women are affected by ours. Yet it takes a study from Cambridge University to prove to the world of powerful men that indeed, their behavior is affected by hormones.

What’s most interesting is that this recent study looked at not male athletic or sexual performance, but how testosterone levels affect financial decisions.

In today’s world where the alpha male is not judged as much by his brawn but by his brains (or at least his ability to make money), these findings are quite significant. The study found that the higher the morning levels of testosterone were, the more money made that day. Read the rest of this entry »

Genesis Gold®: Your Questions Answered

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Recapture your health with Genesis Gold

Q: What is Genesis Gold®?

Genesis Gold® is a natural nutritional supplement, I created to keep Hormones in Harmony™, balance the brain chemistry, enhance immune function and help you reach your optimal state of wellness.

Q: What can Genesis Gold® do for me?

Genesis Gold® can help retune the body by:
· Harmonizing hormones, especially in those hormonally challenged by male and female menopause, pre-menstrual syndrome, hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, insomnia, obesity, adrenal fatigue.
· Balancing brain chemistry, especially in those suffering from depression, anxiety, forgetfulness, mental fog, and learning disabilities.
· Enhancing immune function, especially in those exposed to air-borne germs like travelers, teachers, students.
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The Truth about Cholesterol

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Everyone is so concerned about high cholesterol, but did you know that very low levels of cholesterol are unhealthy. Death rates related to cholesterol levels are a J curve—over 250ng/dl and under 150ng/dl—mortality rates rise. Why?

Cholesterol is manufactured by the liver in response to the body’s need for two things: bandaids and hormones.

Cholesterol is nature’s bandaid, providing the necessary materials to shore up damaged tissues and support cells. Read the rest of this entry »

How Hormones Affect Your Health – An Overview

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From Puberty to the Pause

Your hormone story began when you were in your mother’s womb. As a growing fetus your hormones were higher than they will ever be again. All those hormones helped you grow from a tiny zygote to a newborn baby. At birth, you entered a hormonal slump. Although growth occurs, hormones are naturally low in childhood. But at puberty, your hormones entered a fantastic rollercoaster.

First your adrenals started pumping out high levels of DHEA—a hormone needed to metabolize protein and fat for you to grow rapidly. DHEA converted to testosterone and hair began sprouting on your body and you developed body odor. DHEA then converted to estrogen and your breasts budded. A couple years later, your ovaries woke up and you had your first period. Read the rest of this entry »

The Truth About Cholesterol

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Everyone is so concerned about high cholesterol, but did you know that very low levels of cholesterol are unhealthy. Death rates related to cholesterol levels are a J curve—over 250ng/dl and under 150ng/dl—mortality rates rise. Why?

Cholesterol is manufactured by the liver in response to the body’s need for two things: bandaids and hormones.

Cholesterol is nature’s bandaid, providing the necessary materials to shore up damaged tissues and support cells.

Cholesterol is also at the center of every steroid hormone: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, DHEA, aldosterone. The word steroid comes from “sterol”—the cholesterol molecule at the root of every steroid hormone.

Read the rest of this entry »