Unfortunately, being overweight has a stigma associated with it. The opinionated and under-informed often think that overweight people are gluttonous, don’t have any discipline, or are just lazy.
Thyroid hormones provide our body’s cells and tissues with important signals that affect just about every aspect of health. Every system in our bodies is affected, including our nervous and immune systems and also the functions that regulate temperature and metabolic rate.
With all the hype about sugar, the effects of sugar on men gets little attention. Two things stand out: Sugar can contribute to low testosterone It can also be a factor in prostate cancer Your body quickly breaks down the sugar from sweets and drinks containing alcohol and high-fructose corn syrup, which spikes your insulin… Read More →
Want to lose weight for the summer? Here are some tips on weight loss—before summer and during the sweltering weather. 1. Drink more water and fewer sugary drinks. Water is the best drink for weight loss. It keeps you hydrated without the carbs. 2. Cut down on coffee drinks high in sugar and dairy products. … Read More →
Your thyroid is a very important, small, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that controls production of some of the most critical hormones in your body. Among other bodily functions, your thyroid hormones regulate your body’s metabolism. If your thyroid isn’t working properly, that can lead to some significant health issues—but depending on whether your thyroid… Read More →
If you’ve tried to lose weight for any length of time, you know the two most basic things you have to do: eat healthy and exercise. But just because those are the basic elements of losing weight doesn’t mean they’re easy! In fact, many people who are trying to lose weight find themselves frustrated in… Read More →
Feeling tired? Struggling to concentrate? Have unexplained aches and pains? These can be symptoms of a few different things, but if you’ve just had a baby, it’s worth considering whether or not you might have postpartum thyroiditis. Postpartum thyroiditis affects about one in seventeen women in America. Pregnancy is a time of significant hormonal changes,… Read More →
Chances are you’ve heard about the BMI (Body Mass Index) measurement. It’s a common metric used to determine whether someone is overweight or obese. However, it’s a rule of thumb at best. Your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height (in meters) squared. If you want to find your BMI,… Read More →
If you have diabetes, you probably already know that it’s the most common disease of the endocrine system. But thyroid disease is the second most common endocrine disorder. And the conditions often are found together. If you have diabetes, talk with your doctor about scheduling screening for thyroid disease—and learn why hypothyroidism can be problematic… Read More →
While hypothyroidism tends to be more prevalent in women than in men, that means it’s all the more important to talk with a medical professional if you are a man concerned about your thyroid health. Hypothyroidism is often caused by autoimmune disease (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a common cause), but can also be the result of… Read More →