Coronary Heart Disease and fatal heart attack can be traced to the presence of an amino acid called homocysteine.
It is often elevated but not usually checked in routine blood draws. Ask your doctor to do this test!
Homocysteine are strongly influenced by diet and vitamins. Most people are deficient in B vitamins, specifically B6 and B12. These vitamins are essential for management of this amino acid. Folic Acid is also critical.
If you discover that your homocysteine is elevated, you should take large doses of vitamin B complex, with emphasis on Vit B 6 and B 12, and take folic acid. Your diet should contain leafy greens and grain products which have been fortified with Folic Acid.
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CARB CYCLING. will help you lose fat and keep your energy higher than usual.
WHAT IS IT? Process of cycling carbohydrate intake throughout the week, in order to better suit your lifestyle & personal preferences. Typically used more so for cutting/ maintaining than bulking or gaining weight.
BENEFITS massive psychological & motivational boost through the addition of a controlled higher carb/ calorie day (without jeopardising your progress) & also makes socialising & eating out easier considering the larger carb/ calorie budget for the day.
Recent science suggests benefits are more psychological than physiological.
While carbs are muscle-sparing & can boost levels of metabolism-boosting hormones such as leptin & T3, increasing them in a cyclical nature may have this effect, but whether 1-2 days of higher carbs is enough to do this is still up for debate.
Likely irrelevant when in a surplus. Most people definitely have more energy when eating more carbs, so it’s likely you’ll be able to train harder & lift heavier on your high carb days - hence why it might be an idea to incorporate them on your hardest training days or when you train a muscle group you wish to improve.
Crucial to understand that despite the cyclical nature of your diet, you must be in a calorie deficit over the course of time to burn fat & a calorie surplus in order to build muscle.
The process of simply cycling your carbohydrate intake neither promotes fat loss nor muscle building in itself.
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR HIGH CARB DAYS
✅ Reduce protein intake slightly.
✅ Increase carbs by roughly 50-100%.
✅ Consider lowering dietary fat in favour of more carbs whilst keeping in mind your weekly calorie intake.
Provided your weekly calories are in line with your goals (cutting/ bulking etc), it doesn't matter how you end up structuring your days.
Work it into what you prefer.
If you consistently go out for a big meal on a Saturday night, allow additional calories for every Saturday by reducing your intake on other days.
Nick Cheadle Fitness is based in Australia and can be found online. Lots of great articles and coaching.
Improve your skin with a vitamin C serum that is applied twice daily. No kidding, Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant that greatly diminishes the wear and tear or everyday life.
Hormones are considered to be the 'fountain of youth' by many medical scientists.
Many people are not well informed, which includes many doctors, about hormones and how to best administer them. It is a bit of an art form and frankly, hormone calibration requires more knowledge than what a typical drug rep can offer.
There are lots of well known people, including Hollywood celebrities that advocate hormone use and what was called anti-aging therapies. When you calibrate the physiology of a person and align external upgrades, like cosmetic alterations and body shaping, the results are breathtaking.
I recommend that you take a look at my page called Hormone Myths in my website:
www.quantumhealthhrt.com and see what you information you need to have before making a decision to use hormones. Feel free to notify me of concerns and questions you may have.
James Villarreal, PhD.
over 30 years of clinical experience!
Good news! The answer is NO, it does not cause prostate cancer.
What is called metabolites of testosterone cause prostate enlargement and contribute to prostate cancer. These metabolites are called estrone and dihydrotestosterone.
Estrone (female) increases and testosterone decreases in men and causes feminizing characteristics and also can cause belly fat. Men who begin to appear soft, pudgy, bloated, and complain of less energy, less libido, and even exhibit penile atrophy, are responding to the influence of estrone.
Dihydrotestosterone can aggravate male pattern baldness and peculiar hair patterns. It can also contribute to enlarged breast tissue and essentially collude with estrone to aggravate feminizing conditions.
Men have seen examples of this circumstance in the gym and spouses may be wondering what is happening to their husbands! Age may be a factor, but I have seen this condition in younger men, also.
Disease conditions like diabetes type 2, morbid obesity, and others, are in synch with this hormonal imbalance.
Men should have routine hormone blood evaluations annually or if they begin to experience these features.
For a reliable treatment source, send me a message and I can refer you to qualified professionals in your area.
James Villarreal, PhD. Endocrine Education
Quantum Health and Anti-Aging is offered in English and in Spanish. Materials available from our programs are offered in Spanish also. In some instances, a Spanish speaking counselor is available.
Walking for Better Digestion and Fat Control
Walking can be a wonderfully effective method to aid digestion and burn extra calories, thereby reducing the fat to lean muscle ratio. The process of “thermogenesis” is the calorie expenditure of absorbing and metabolizing the food you consume. When you walk, you are obviously using calories; when you walk after a meal, you are using the calories that might otherwise be stored in the form of fat. The stride you maintain and the length of time you walk determine walking’s effectiveness. The greater the production of body heat, the more calories you will burn.
Be sure to wear appropriate athletic shoes, and light air clothing. (If weather is cold, layering is suggested, so you can remove layers as you build up your own body heat…and you will!) While walking outdoors has other benefits as well, you may wish to vary your routine with bike riding, stationery exer-cycles, treadmill walking, or any other form of sustained aerobic activity.
Note: if you have not exercised in a while, get your medical check and approved for an exercise program.
Suggested walking routine - Begin walking 15 minutes after you finish a meal. Use a leisurely pace for 30 minutes. Carry an insulated water bottle and consume at least 16 ounces of cold water at regular intervals, so you have consumed it completely, by the end of the walk.
After 1-2 weeks of building your walking capacity, it is time to intensify your walks. 30-60 minutes a day with a brisk gait will greatly enhance fat loss and a sense of well-being. Be sure to wear appropriate shoes and socks.
Subjects in the Carb Less Solution trials, lost fat very quickly when doing a simple walking program. For added enhancement, some subjects added a cardio conditioning program, like that found on a DVD, or attended a supervised resistance training program at our gym.
Questions? Call me James Villarreal, 719-639-1110
Cortisol Is In the Center of Abdominal Obesity
James Villarreal, PhD. www.Quantumhealthhrt.com
Cortisol is an essential endocrine hormone that has been identified by scientists to promote obesity in many Americans due to a number of personal and physiological circumstances. While there are many quick-fix gimmicks for fat reduction and reducing abdominal fat, the problems associated with abdominal fat and obesity are complicated and requires a thorough and careful application of combinations of therapies.
Evoked under stressful conditions
Evoked during intense exercise
Evoked by a lack of sleep and adrenaline
Other hormone reactions within this situation:
Adrenaline evokes insulin
Insulin generally de-sensitizes our bodies & disrupts glucose metabolism
Insulin de-sensitization leads to diabetes, in time
If someone eats food, especially sugary fattening foods during stress, the problem is even worse because of the onslaught of calories and the insulin (required to manage the food’s conversion into sugar). There are numerous complex situations that occur to make the equation nearly impossible to control.
So the self-defeating cycle of faulty physiology, hormone irregularities, and dietary mistakes becomes an emotional nightmare for someone.
The repair of this vicious cycle requires the change of certain life habits and use certain key nutriceuticals and hormone managing medications.
Products necessary to reverse the condition:
Conjugated linoleic acid
Anti-anxiety herbs (valeria, chamomile, kavalactones)
DHA & Essential Fatty Acids
Melatonin for sleep enhancement or something similar
Evaluation for Hormone Replacement Therapy
Low glycemic & balanced diets with portion controls
Never missing regular meals
Regular exercise appropriate for you, as a individual
Using pre-and post exercise nutriceuticals for management of cortisol
To determine the exact level of damage sustained by cortisol, our comprehensive blood draw is recommended. There are a few panels that will capture the range of problems; this allows us to determine if the therapies are working and have a baseline of data that is reliable.
Hormone replacement therapy cannot make a woman young again, but restoring sex hormones to normal, youthful levels can bring out amazing changes.
Possible unwanted effects of conventional "estrogen" replacement as compared to natural hormone replacement:
breast tenderness, headaches, leg cramps, gallstones, worstened uterine fibroids and endometriosis, vaginal bleeding, blood clots, nausea, fluid retention, impaired glucose tolerance, risks of cancer.
Typical estrogen replacement can be devastating for some women. Natural alternatives include Estriol replenishment, which is usually the largest amount of the estrogens in a woman's body. Studies in America and in Europe show that women benefited tremendously and without so many risk factors. For more details check out the book about hormone replacement therapy, by Jonathan Wright, MD.
A natural pattern of circulating estrogens is:
10-20% estrone, 10-20% estradiol, and 60-80% estriol
Even doctors who are conservative agree that estriol treatment is safer than the others.
So, if you are facing menopause or experiencing symptoms as indicated above, I recommend you call me for a referral to a good clinic. Here in Colorado Springs,
I use the Comprehensive Women's Clinic and I can assist you getting on-board.
James Villarreal, PhD. 719-639-1110
Can you imagine getting old and losing memory, ability to communicate sensibly, or even develop a fatal disease like ALS.?
Unfortunately, getting old is associated with poor brain health. The reason? It is more than just back luck! Did you know that you can feed your brain important amino acids, glucose, and more, to help insure a youthful brain throughout old age?
Most people never consider that they have to eat good food and use supplements for brain health. People think supplements and diets are for other aspects of their lives, mostly. For over 20 years, I have been advocating the use of key amino acids to manage emotions, cognitive ability, memory, sleep, and long term health of the brain.
Key substances can actually repair brain cells and cellular activity. Along with the presence of brain supplements, key amino acids, if you live healthily and avoid toxic chemicals in the air, you can experience outstanding brain performance throughout life.
There is no known time in one's life that the brain actually declines because of the age of the individual. Unless there is some devastating genetic condition, brains will respond positively to supplements and life style adjustments.
Did you know that your neural pathways can be virtually cleaned out by using performance enhancing amino acids, and reducing foods or substances that inflame blood vessels? There are products sold in health food stores that will help achieve a more youthful brain. The best product I have ever encountered is a single item called NeuroTone, by Douglas Labs. It is like the Cadillac of brain supplements. The reason it is so good, is that the ingredients are produced in pharmacy like settings and carefully
packaged. Also, there are more ingredients that work synergistically in this product than most other manufactured products. The brain enhancement products tend to be expensive because the ingredients themselves are expensive, and the volume of these ingredients is high enough to be EFFECTIVE. Most products sold on the market are cheaper, thus smaller amounts of these ingredients, and NOT manufactured in good lab conditions.
The question is: are you worth $80 a month to have a healthy functioning brain throughout your life? What is your priority when it comes to healthy aging and living at your best?
I am always amazed how people can find money for junk food, cigarettes, extra gasoline, and more, but minimize their most important investment: their own health and healthy longevity.
If you desire more information, please let me know with an email (jamesvillarrealCOS@gmail.com) and do more research about brain enhancers.
You will never regret the time spent on this very important topic.
James Villarreal PhD.