• Naturally Boost Testosterone 5 Ways on How to Naturally Boost Testosterone

    Testosterone has benefits that both improve physical and emotional well-being. It’s typically touted as a male dominate hormone, but women also benefit from adequate amounts of the Big T.  Men typically can have 10 times more Testosterone than women and produce approximately 10mg per day in their gonads. Testosterone is part of a somewhat complicated puzzle as it’s balanced with many other hormones that either compete or completely obliterate your chances of having the right amount of testosterone. Let’s check out some things you can do to increase your levels!

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  • Cholesterol “Bad” Cholesterol is a Myth?

    This Halloween we’ll be discussing the spooky topic of Cholesterol. Is it helpful or is it… terrifying??

    What does it do and how does one know the difference between helpful and harmful cholesterol? Read on to learn more about this frightening nutrient!

    Cholesterol is a controversial and often misunderstood topic. It is a substance found naturally in the human body that resembles the structure of fat, and while our bodies make most of the cholesterol that we need, it is also found in food. But how AFRAID should you be??? (mua-ha-ha-haaaaaa)

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  • exercise liver enzymes Elevated Liver Enzymes: How Exercise Alters Your Results

    Exercise can greatly affect your blood test results, especially when it comes to liver enzymes. Understanding the function of the liver, its role in recovering and responding to exercise, and how this affect key biomarkers in a blood test will help you to better interpret your results and draw an accurate conclusion.

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  • symptoms of anemia My Blood Doesn’t Have Oxygen! | Symptoms of Anemia

    Anemia occurs when there is a deficiency in either healthy red blood cells (RBCs), or hemoglobin, an oxygen-binding protein in those red blood cells. Hemoglobin is responsible for delivering oxygen from your lungs to all of the tissues throughout your body. With Anemia, this process isn’t functioning correctly, the cells in your body won’t receive enough oxygen for vital processes, such as ATP production. This can lead to the breakdown of cellular function and can cause a variety of symptoms.

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  • Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Symptoms of Hypothyroidism | Why the Thyroid is a Big Deal!

    According to the American Thyroid Association an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and up to 60% of individuals with a thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.

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  • green tea weight loss Drink Green Tea to Reduce Fat and Recover Faster

    You might know of Green Tea as the drink of choice by zen-sipping yogis. While in spite of its caffeine content, Green Tea does contain the amino acid L-Theanine (source), known for its calming effect on the nervous system, Green Tea can be a beneficial tool in increasing metabolism and burning fat in an effort to lose weight and increase leanness.

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  • Sauna for Athletes Sauna Benefits for Athletes

     

    Sauna Heat Acclimation might as well be a PED (performance enhancing drug). While sauna use for athletes is not a new practice, many people haven’t completely grasped how to use the sauna correctly to maximize its performance enhancing benefits, especially since prolonged sauna use done wrong can cause extreme dehydration. I live in Boulder, CO at an altitude of around 5500ft and there are a few disadvantages to living here that sauna heat acclimation can actually help with aside from heat/humidity acclimation. I did a little digging around before one of my races in Puerto Rico and, as it turns out, quite a few professional athletes and coaches who claim that sauna sessions are the way to go when preparing to race in the heat and/or humidity.

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