Endocrine

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Med School Biochem 101: Cholesterol is necessary to make hormones like testosterone, DHT, DHEA, Estrogen, Progesterone to just name a few. We have become infatuated in the past few decades of fearing cholesterol and fats. In fact, the thought that lowering LDL (Lousy Cholesterol) protects against heart disease is being questioned. A Systemic Review and…

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It's all connected – Thyroid, Prostate, Testosterone and Vitamin A.

It’s all connected! Thyroid hormone, Testosterone, Prostate Cancer and Vitamin A. Long Story Short: BCO, the enzyme that makes vitamin A from B-carotene, may also be responsible for making Testosterone. Thyroid hormone controls BCO. Hypothyroid > Slow BCO > Low T > Poor prostate health/Low Libido/Decreased lean muscle A study testing mice found that when…

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Male Contraceptive Shots: Beyond condoms and vasectomies.

Long Story Short: Intramuscular injections of Testosterone and Progesterone are effective in reducing sperm production, with 4 of 256 partners becoming pregnant. Intramuscular injections of Testosterone and Progesterone are not safe with adverse effects of depression, mood disorders, acne, and increased libido. The infertility effects are reversible, in 95% of participants. The study was terminated before…

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Fake it 'till you make it – Power posing, the mind and hormones!

Long story short Doing a power pose can increase your testosterone (T) and lower your stress hormone, cortisol. Low power posers experienced the opposite, lower T and higher cortisol 2 Minutes of power posing, that’s all it takes. The power of your mind extends beyond just feeling and thinking but actually manifests as physiological and…

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