Men, Have You Heard of Andropause? Three Things You Can Do

men have you heard of andropause three things you can do

fatigue and lack of energy, obesity and weight gain, depression, irritability, and mood, low libido and sexual dysfunction. Just like female menopause, andropause is caused by your bodies declining hormone production during ageing, most specifically androgens that include testosterone and DHEA. Accompanied with this is an increased production of sex hormone binding globulin. This binds…

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What You Need to Know About Diabetes & Toxicity

what you need to know about diabetes toxicity

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases of the western world having exploded by over 600% in the last 35 years (1). If we look at Australia alone, there is one new diagnosis of diabetes every 9 minutes. (2). Usually, weight is the leading risk factor for diabetes, however with increasing numbers of new…

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How Is Your Diet & Lifestyle Affecting Your Hormonal Health?

how is your diet lifestyle affecting your hormonal health

In a previous article, we spoke about the role of progesterone supplementation in maintaining your health; particularly as ageing changes natural hormone production. There are also many dietary factors that may be railroading your attempts to hormonal balance. While most people know that: excessive alcohol consumption; a high intake of sugar and processed foods; and…

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Top Three Reasons You Need Progesterone

top three reasons you need progesterone

Hormones can be a scary thing for a lot of people. No-one gets nervous taking extra vitamins or minerals, and people are even comfortable dosing up on anti-oxidants and super foods. As soon as we mention supplementing hormones though, a sense of apprehension begins to encroach. Although we normally think about progesterone along with testosterone…

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Dietary Role of Beans

Just what is the place of beans and legumes in the dietary programs we recommend? It’s an interesting question, and one that we get asked quite regularly, particularly when developing diet plans and protocols for vegetarians or vegans. There’s no denying that beans and legumes have a rich culinary history. Nearly every culture has a…

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Hormone Balancing for Men

It’s a touchy area, and one that can often be a little sensitive. There are those things that sometimes we just don’t want to talk about. For many of the guys that visit our clinic, hormones represent that area. While most guys are loathe to admit it, they are just as much at the mercy…

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Prostate Problems, Not Just a Part Of Ageing

prostate problems not just a part of ageing

Here’s a quick pop quiz for you? What colour is the ribbon worn for prostate awareness? Clocks ticking, did you get it? Blue. Each year in Australia, just as many men die from prostate cancer as women from breast cancer (Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia). Yet to a large extent the awareness of how a…

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Falling Pregnant Is Not Always Easy

falling pregnant is not always easy

The saying “falling pregnant” often makes us feel that becoming pregnant is something easy and simple. My husband is somewhat accident prone, and for him falling comes naturally, he seems to be one of those all too common people that can trip even on flat ground! For just over one in four of us though(McChesney),…

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Using Fat to Beat Mercury Toxicity

using fat to beat mercury toxicity

Many people are scared about including too much fat in their diet, and it’s not surprising after the low fat crusade of the last decade has given us an incorrect notion that all fat is the baddie! But, what if I told you that if you’re regularly exposed to environmental toxins like mercury from amalgams,…

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