Hormones are bio-chemical messengers that have a tremendous impact on how we look and feel. To a large degree we are our hormones and we can either thrive with an optimal hormone environment or decline with a poor hormone environment.
You will learn how to tweak your nutrition plan to optimize the main players in hormone optimization. You will learn which supplements work to increase testosterone, growth hormone, lower estrogen, and help with stress management. You will also learn what doesn't work so you don't have to waste your money and time being a guinea pig.
Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas from Week 2 - Controlling Inflammation To Optimize Hormones.
Big Idea #1: Inflammation?
Inflammation is the result of an immune response to irritation, infection, or injury. When we are under stress, eat the wrong foods, workout too much, fail to get enough deep sleep and restoration, we develop a high level of inflammation that the immune system has a hard time keeping at bay.
Negative Side Effects Of Inflammation:
GI tract issues such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
Joint pain (arthritis)
Serious diseases as the immune system becomes very weak.
Benefits of lowering excess inflammation
You become more disease proof to cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, asthma, arthritis and IBS.
Big Idea #2: GI tract inflammation
GI tract health is critical for overall health. Without proper gut health we are doomed. There are several supplements for gut health.
Three Primary Supplement for Gut Health:
Probiotics ensures that we have a good balance of healthy flora in the gut for optimal functioning and immune system health. Make sure to use one with FOS, which feeds the good bacteria.
Digestive enzymes ensure that we extract the largest amount of energy from our food and assimilate it efficiently.
Betaine HCL ensures we have enough acid in the stomach to breakdown protein. Betaine HCL also eats up viruses in the stomach. Take it with protein meals only.
Other Options for GI Tract Inflammation:
Ginger is great for any stomach issues and is a great cold fighter. Glutamine helps with GI tract healing. 5-20 grams per day is a good doe.
Big Idea #3: Supplements for Lowering Inflammation
Magnesium is critical for overall health and lowering inflammation and magnesium oil is the best source of magnesium as it by passes the GI tract and has much higher absorption. It has also been shown to ramp up the stress management hormone DHEA.
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Mike Mahler is a strength trainer and hormone optimization researcher based in Las Vegas, NV. Mike has been in the fitness business for over nine years and has taught kettlebell/hormone optimization workshops all over the US and overseas. He is the author of Live Life Aggressively! What Self-Help Gurus Should Be Telling You.