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Common symptoms of low testosterone

November 21, 2017 0 Comments
Common symptoms of low testosterone

In men, an awareness of the aging process typically begins sometime in the mid-to-late thirties. The masculine physique may then begin to fade as the abdomen protrudes slightly but surely, the formerly chiseled face softens, energy and sex drive decline, motivation wanes, and sleep goes from an afterthought to a dire necessity.

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Testosterone replacement in men

November 7, 2017 0 Comments
Testosterone replacement in men

Well documented in the scientific literature is that the male aging process is associated with declining testosterone levels. It is also well established that testosterone plays a prominent role in many physiologic processes that impart good health. Testosterone's decline is associated with loss of muscle strength and bone density, declining sex drive, poorly sustained energy, and diminished emotional health---including poor mood and outlook or even outright depression.

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To treat, or not to treat… a thyroid conundrum

October 3, 2017 0 Comments
To treat, or not to treat… a thyroid conundrum

Thyroid hormone synthesis and then its delivery to where it needs to go is a complex process that involves various stages. The process begins in the brain and ends in the cells and tissues if all goes right. That's a big "if" when you're someone struggling with energy, brain fog, weight problems, or insulin resistance.

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The insulin resistance hump

September 19, 2017 0 Comments
The insulin resistance hump

One of the most important screening tests we’ve been using for years at The Lamkin Clinic is the fasting insulin test. Insulin is the hormone produced by the pancreas to drive glucose (blood sugar) into the cells to produce energy. The test simply involves an overnight fast, then a blood test the next morning to check insulin levels. In a fasting state (no food or drink except water), one should not produce much insulin. Optimal levels are under 5 uIU/ml. A value above 5 indicates there are changes occurring at the cellular level that increase risk for diabetes, and this usually starts with and progresses toward weight gain.

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The consequences of poor sleep on health and aging

September 5, 2017 0 Comments
The consequences of poor sleep on health and aging

Sleep is one of those wonderfully built-in processes that we all need to maintain health. Everyone on the planet needs regular quality deep sleep (usually between seven to eight hours) for optimal health. If you don’t get consistent deep and restful sleep, which can occur for a variety of reasons, there are serious health consequences.

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The keys to reversing diabetes, part two

August 15, 2017 0 Comments
The keys to reversing diabetes, part two

A couple weeks ago in the first part of this series, I wanted to achieve two goals. First, to help people with insulin resistance or type II diabetes understand what “insulin resistance” really is. Second, I wanted to let people know they don't have to continue to take prescription medications the rest of their lives.

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