Recently I have been asked if I would personally use HGH for health and performance knowing that potentially it could cut down on total life span. The old quality versus quantity debate is what this comes down to in my mind. Is it possible to optimize performance without compromising longevity? That really would be the holy grail now, wouldn't it? This article will explore that question as well as give practical measures you can incorporate into your life to attempt that delicate balance of high-performance, high performance while mitigating risk to longevity. Igf-1
Patients and their doctors often disregard these common signs of thyroid hormone deficiency, mistaking them for normal aging. Millions of Americans suffer from fatigue, weight gain, depression, and cognitive impairment. Many believe that they have no choice but to accept these seemingly “age-related” declines in quality of life. Now that you are armed with the knowledge you are better equipped to have a conversation with your healthcare provider and not just suffer in silence and survive but THRIVE.
Researchers have shown that either genetically or pharmacologically with drugs like rapamycin, they suppress the secretion of senescent cells but they don’t kill them. mTOR dampening drugs suppress the ability of the senescent cells to secrete, and the effects are lasting longer than the application of the drug. So you might think that if you were to fast for four days every few weeks, you might have more benefit than taking a drug like rapamycin which has side effects. Because when you're fasting, you are also clearing away the damage cells
To start a ketogenic diet, it is imperative that you plan your meals out ahead of time. Having a solid plan of action can make or break your diet. The more you limit carbohydrates, say as low as 15-20 grams, the faster you will most likely enter ketosis. In the beginning, your carbs should only be coming from vegetables grown above the ground, nuts, and dairy. You must avoid all processed and refined carbs such as bread, pasta, and grains of any kind gluten free or otherwise. The avoidance of all root/tuber vegetables, fruit (avocado is the exception) and sugar of any sort is a must as well. Your meals should contain healthy fats such as oils (try to avoid vegetable oils), nuts and seeds, avocado, and high-fat dairy. Any and all vegetables grown above ground such as leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, etc. Meats like beef, lamb, fish, eggs, chicken, and turkey with the skin, etc. Remember a ketogenic diet is a high-fat (70%), moderate protein (25%), and low carb (5%).
In a healthy person there gut has various communities of microbes that exist in a state of balance. Consequently, the stomach and small intestines harbor only small amounts of microbial flora, relying on the protection of a high acidic environment and the action of peristalsis. In the large intestines, each type of bacteria inhibits the overabundance of the others, and this prevents the waste products and toxins of a particular type of microbe from overwhelming the body.
Every cell in the body uses thyroid hormones for regulation of their metabolism, as well as Breathing, Heart rate, nervous systems, Body weight, Muscle strength, Menstrual cycles, Body temperature, Cholesterol levels, how fast your intestines process food, and more. A healthy thyroid gland produces about 80% T4 and about 20% T3 however, T3 is four times (4x) as active as T4. The majority of T3 is not produced in the thyroid itself but converted from T4 in other tissues primarily the liver and kidneys. Both hormones are present in serum either bound to proteins or in the free state. T3 is less tightly bound to plasma proteins than is T4 and is, therefore, more readily available for cellular uptake, hence T3 is more biologically active than T4. Basically, T4 lives to give up an iodine molecule and make T3 to stimulate more ATP (cellular energy). To ensure too much energy is not produced reverse T3 (rT3) is made to tone down the energy. In a perfectly functioning thyroid, there is a delic...