Topic: hormones

The Hormone Diet: Lose Weight By Lowering Inflammation

The Hormone Diet: Lose Weight By Lowering Inflammation

Believe it or not, inflammation plays a role in everything from digestive disorders and allergies to arthritis and belly fat. Why? Because the fat-burning pathways in our liver and muscle cells are controlled by a group of proteins called PPARs, which influence the interaction between our insulin sensitivity, inflammation and weight. A PPAR imbalance can contribute to inflammation, obesity and insulin resistance—which is is why optimizing the power of our PPARs can be highly beneficial for weight loss or maintenance.
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Which Supplements Should I Take? How to Avoid The Shotgun Approach

Which Supplements Should I Take? How to Avoid The Shotgun Approach

“What supplements should I take?” is a common question, and between marketing and the mish-mash of supplements recommended in articles and books, choosing the right vitamins and supplements can cause a serious headache. But whether your goal is optimal body composition, improved resistance to stress, better bloodmarkers, or all of the above, it’s possible to come up with a strategy for getting what you need–and much better than taking the shotgun approach. To help you build a regimen that makes sense for you, let’s go over the bare minimum, plus formulations for five common hormonal imbalances that can be improved with a good supplement regimen More »

Pear Shaped? Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Hormones

Pear Shaped? Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Hormones

Estrogen balance is essential for achieving and maintaining fat loss. If you are a premenopausal with PMS, too much body fat around the hips and difficulty losing weight, you likely have an excess of estrogen. As a result, you may also have a history of gallstones, varicose veins, uterine fibroids, cervical dysplasia, endometriosis or ovarian cysts. In both sexes, estrogen dominance is thought to be responsible for many types of cancers. This particular hormone imbalance is currently estimated to be one of the leading causes of breast, uterine and prostate cancer. More »