Hormones & Endocrine Function
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Hormonal regulation is a critical factor for maximizing performance, fitness, and overall health. Imbalanced hormone levels can have devastating physiological and psychological consequences for men and women of all ages.
Recent research in areas of pathology and endocrinology suggest that chronic inflammation and oxidative stress have an inverse relationship with optimized hormonal status. Excessive inflammation is not only linked to many if not all illnesses but such a state can have detrimental effects on testosterone and other anabolic hormones as well as magnify the negative consequences associated with cortisol, insulin, and estrogen. Improper training regimes and flawed dietary habits can produce excessive inflammation, adrenal fatigue, and cortisol ultimately leading to poor hormonal regulation, immune function, metabolism, and various health consequences.
To correct these imbalances, people often turn to pharmaceutical remedies–legal and illegal. Such procedures and protocols can elicit serious side effects, promoting the use of additional medications or drugs. Of course, even when these remedies are successful, consistent and continual utilization is often necessary to avoid losing benefits. Furthermore, the costs associated with hormone replacement and illegal ergogenic aids can be exorbitant.
Fortunately, natural remedies—specific training modalities, dietary modifications, nutrition and sports supplementation, muscle re-education techniques, and lifestyle adjustments—can produce similar if not superior effects on the body’s endocrine function and hormonal regulation. Understanding how various hormones including testosterone, IGF-1, growth hormone, estrogen, cortisol, and insulin work and react within the body as well as what factors can influence them is pivotal for optimizing their response.
Dr. Seedman works meticulously with clients to eliminate unnecessary inflammation and maximize endocrine function via natural hormonal regulation methods. Contact Advanced Human Performance to set up a free consultation with Dr. Seedman and see how his natural hormonal management techniques can improve your performance, fitness, physique, health, and overall quality of life.