How to Fix Low Testosterone Levels

Low Testosterone Levels

For those who don’t know, testosterone is the male sex hormone. It’s responsible for building muscle, burning fat and making sure your equipment works properly. Females also have testosterone, just in lower amounts than males. That’s why they typically have less muscle and more body-fat.

These days, however, almost everyone has lower testosterone levels than they should; both male and female. This is an epidemic and nothing to be taken lightly. It must be seriously addressed if you want to maximise your performance and get in the best shape of your life. The average male today has a dramatically lower testosterone level than the average male from fifty years ago. Females need testosterone too, that is if they want to stay lean and build muscle. Only, in this day and age, they are also likely to have much less than they should have.

Having high testosterone is a sign of virility, vitality, strength and power. It’s what makes you feel like a man. It’s what builds muscle and burns fat. If your testosterone is low, as is the case with most people these days, you will always struggle to get in shape or perform (in more than one way) optimally.

Eat only organic foods.

Avoid all fake and processed foods.

Eat raw organic nuts. Almonds are the best.

Eat an adequate amount of Omega 3 fats.

Eat healthy, saturated fats like grass fed beef and coconut oil.

Perform high intensity strength training like weight lifting or sprinting, 3-6 times per week.

Avoid traditional forms of cardio as they have been shown to increase cortisol and thus lower testosterone.

Limit your workouts to 45-60 minutes.

Get 20 minutes of sunlight per day to boost your Vitamin D levels.

Have sex more often. At least three times per week should be the goal.

Compete in something.

Get 8-9 hours of sleep per night.

Minimize stress.

 

From the Book: The Renegade Diet

Eat to Beat Inflammation

Eat to Beat Inflammation

Salads often incorporate several inflammation-fighting foods.

What we put into our body doesn’t just reflect how we look on the outside, but how we feel on the inside. And for many patients who come to us seeking relief care initially, they don’t fully understand how poor nutrition can lead to body aches and inflammation.

So, what exactly does it mean to suffer from internal inflammation? When a substance that your body doesn’t want is introduced, your immune system begins to attack it, causing inflammation that can manifest itself in a number of ways including swollen and painful joints, decreased range of motion, stress and anxiety and fatigue among others. If we’re constantly putting food into our bodies that it doesn’t want, inflammation can become a gateway to chronic disease.

But before we get to foods that can help your body stay healthy and away from inflammation, let’s take a look at foods that are known to promote it. Typically, these are foods we wouldn’t consider “healthy” like:

  • Soda
  • Red meat
  • Shortening, lard or margarine
  • Fried foods
  • Refined carbs (pastries and bread)

Inflammation-Fighting Foods

Instead of heading to your local pharmacy to pick up medicine designed to reduce inflammation, consider swinging by your grocery store instead to incorporate the following into your diet:

  • Almonds
  • Salmon and other fatty fish
  • Fruits including cherries, oranges and blueberries
  • Olive oil
  • Leafy veggies like kale and spinach
  • Tomatoes

Have questions about inflammatory foods and how to reduce their burden on your body? Ask us at your next visit.

 

 

 

8 REASONS TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR TODAY

 

Posted on April 14, 2014

 

1) Chiropractic is a form of manual healthcare which recognizes the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions.

2) Chiropractors focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. 

3) Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis & a wide range of hands-on techniques, chiropractors can identify important types of dysfunction in your body.

4) Chiropractic treatment uses techniques such as stretching & massage for treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilization of specific joints and soft tissues.

5) Australian chiropractors are university trained in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis & chiropractor techniques.

6) Chiropractors are primary healthcare practitioners & are trained to recognize conditions which require medical referral.

7) They are also trained to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory & nervous systems. 

8) They will listen to your needs, are willing to help you achieve your targeted goals and will refer you to the needed specialists working with other allied health and medical professionals to help you reach your optimal health goals. 

Convenience or habbit?

WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT?

Posted on March 3, 2014 by drnasimvesalpour

 We have it made these days, with all of the conveniences our grandparents couldn’t even dream of!

But with cell phones, overnight delivery, texting and the like, it seems the latest time-saving technology increases expectations and makes us busier than we were before we had all these “conveniences.”

How we use time can be a major source of stress.

How you use this most precious of all resources reveals a lot about your purpose and what you value.

Many of us work 60- and 70-hours a week in the hopes of having a better life. But our families hardly see us. So who are we really putting all those hours in for?

Stress is something we do to ourselves by what we think is important. While chiropractic care can help each of us better accommodate stress, a better strategy is to slow down and make sure we’re investing our time in what’s really important.

AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION

Posted on March 3, 2014

 

AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM,(ANS) is an involuntary division of the nervous system that functions to regulate the basic organ processes needed for the maintenance of normal bodily functions.

Our homeostatis is effected controlled by autonomic nervous sytem, immune system and endocrine system. If one of these is out of balance, we become vulnerable to disease.

Lifestyle factors such as staying up late at night, stress and hormone imbalance can lead to autonomic nervous system dysfunction (Dysautonomia).

You have options!!Treatments such as:

*Chiropractic

*Acupuncture

*Bowen Therapy

*Cranio Sacral Therapy

*Therapeutic Massage

*Osteopathy

*Aroma Therapy

*Autogenic Training

Chiropractic treatment and Autonomic nervous system Dysfunction

Now many studies support that chiropractic adjustment can help to correct nervous system dysfunction. Chiropractic adjustment is powerful because it has direct impact on the nervous system. If you are interested in reading those articles that suggest effectiveness of chiropractic treatment on autonomic nervous system, please click the link below:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10714536

http://chiromt.com/content/16/1/5

http://www.chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/The_Somantovisceral_Reflex.shtml

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10714536

http://www.meridianinstitute.com/ceu/ceu13phy.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7595111

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1740653

DVT AND FLYING

What is DVT and how does it relate to flying?

Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT is a condition in which a blood clot or ‘thrombus’ forms in the deep veins of the legs.

 

 

DVT can result in no symptoms, or it can cause swelling and pain in the affected leg, for example, pain in the calf when the foot is flexed upwards. 

An ongoing investigation by the World Health Organization (WHO) — WHO Research Into Global Hazards of Travel (WRIGHT) Project on Air Travel and Venous Thromboembolism — has found that the risk of DVT approximately doubles after a long-haul flight (more than 4 hours). This increased risk also applies to other forms of travel (such as car, bus or train) where people are exposed to prolonged seated immobility. The risk increases with the duration of travel and with multiple flights within a short period.

 

Small or long travel flights can leave negative stress build up in between the joints and the spine. Leaving the muscles to tighten up and shoulder pain and back pain to raise up. DVT is another condition that should not be taken lightly.Try these simple stretches in between your flight and always remember to go for a walk down the aisles to stretch your legs. 

 

 

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