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Testosterone helps bind antidepressants in brain

Female sex hormones have a strong effect on the psyche. This has been confirmed by numerous scientific studies and by phenomena such as the “baby blues,” a bout of low mood following childbirth, or recurrent mood swings that occur prior to menstruation. However the male sex hormone testosterone also affects … Continue reading

Mature Muscle?

A few weeks ago we tackled the importance of lean muscle mass in aging and its typical correlation with organ reserve. Conventional wisdom tells us that muscle is easiest to develop when you are young, that we tend to lose muscle as we age, and that it becomes more difficult … Continue reading

Active Seniors Have Fewer Heart Attacks and Strokes

A ten-year study of older Americans shows that those who are physically active have a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes. The study included more than 4,000 men and women whose average age at the beginning of the study was 73 years old. Walking Reduces the Risk of Heart … Continue reading

What to Do When You’re Already Sick

So you didn’t listen to the experts and got a cold. If you want to get better fast, this is where you need to really pay attention. To start, don’t rush to the doctor, stop blowing your nose, and please, go back to bed. Got it? Good. Now follow these other proven remedies for … Continue reading

Exercise improves back pain by boosting spine muscles

Exercise designed to boost coordination of the spine muscles can reduce back pain according to the latest findings. The program is called motor control exercise and it begins with the patient practicing normal use of the spine muscles by conducting regular tasks and activities which is guided by a physical … Continue reading

Life or Death: Lethal Dangers of High Estrogen and Low Testosterone Levels

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association measured blood estradiol (a dominant estrogen) in 501 men with chronic heart failure. Compared to men in the balanced estrogen quintile, the men in the highest estradiol quintile were 133% more likely to die.  These Men had serum estradiol levels of … Continue reading

Fish oil found to convert fat-storing cells into fat-burning cells

Chock-full of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, fish has gained quite the reputation for keeping our hearts and brains healthy, but new research suggests it could also play a very active role in weight loss. Japanese scientists have found that fish oil converts fat-storing cells into critical fat-burning cells, which … Continue reading

Why Supplement Magnesium?

Magnesium deficiency is likely an issue for you, as it is for many. Regardless of whether or not you’re eating a high-quality diet and following a flawless stress-free lifestyle. Unfortunately, magnesium-rich foods don’t provide much magnesium. And generally speaking, we’re lucky to get 15-20% of the daily requirement – 350-450mg. … Continue reading

6 Things That Determine How Long You’ll Live

Sleeping and sitting may be more influential than previously realized  Researchers have developed a new lifestyle score that determines your risk for death, based on your bad habits. A bit morbid perhaps, but lifestyle behaviors are responsible for a wide-range of preventable diseases from cancer to heart disease. Now, Australian … Continue reading

Most top-selling, over-the-counter sexual treatments unproven, some could be harmful

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – January 11, 2016 – From horny goat weed to ginseng and maca, over-the-counter dietary supplements sold to improve male sexual health contain a wide variety of “natural” ingredients. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reviewed the scientific evidence for the most common ingredients to determine if … Continue reading