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It’s a magic little mineral called magnesium. Here’s why it’s so important for your thyroid…
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. It produces hormones that drive the metabolic rate of every cell in your body.
Magnesium helps you make more of the T4 hormone in the thyroid. Without it, many of the enzymes that make thyroid hormone could not function at all.
This important nutrient also helps convert the inactive T4 hormone into the active T3 form. This is critical because the metabolism of your cells is boosted by T3, not inactive T4.
Magnesium also helps avoid migraines. Studies show that migraine sufferers have low blood levels of this mineral.
Other research shows that taking 500 mg of magnesium for just 12 weeks can vastly improve the frequency and severity of migraines.1
To boost your magnesium levels, start with your food. Add green leafy veggies, tree nuts, yogurt, berries, halibut, avocado, bananas, and raisins to your diet.
Some people have trouble absorbing magnesium from pills. If you eat a high fiber diet, for example, your body doesn’t absorb as much magnesium. Also, taking diuretics, antibiotics, or proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux all interfere with magnesium absorption.
For best results, use a transdermal skin crème like our all natural Magnesium Crème from West Coast that will deliver the Magnesium through the skin.
Not all brands are created equal! Companies who try to cut costs in production often use low elemental formulas or chemical forms that the body cannot adequately absorb. Your chosen Supplement Company should use only the purest and finest ingredients possible. West Coast Magnesium creme contain no GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms), do not contain impure ingredients, added fillers or harmful chemicals. Cremes allow for liposomal delivery which is always more effective than oral supplements.
(1) Ali Tarighat Esfanjani, Reza Mahdavi, Mehrangiz Ebrahimi Mameghani, et al. “The effects of magnesium, L-carnitine, and concurrent magnesium-L-carnitine supplementation in migraine prophylaxis.” Biol Trace Elem Res. 2012;150(1-3):42-8.
It may be hard for you to believe that some of the foods that you eat, can cause inflammation, but it’s TRUE. Here are a few examples:
Just about everything that you buy packaged lately has some form of sugar in it, so you’re eating sugar, you’re causing inflammation inside your body. And that means in any amount. It may be hard to resist desserts, pastries, chocolate bars, sodas, even fruit juices, but they all cause inflammation. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition warns that processed sugars trigger the release of inflammatory messengers called cytokines. Sugar goes by many names so look out for any word ending in “ose,” e.g. fructose or sucrose on ingredient labels. The less you eat, the better you’ll feel.
Several studies have shown that saturated fats trigger adipose, or fat tissue inflammation, which is not only an indicator for heart disease but it also worsens arthritis inflammation. Pizza and cheese are the biggest sources of saturated fats in the average American diet, according to the National Cancer Institute. Other culprits include meat products (especially red meat), full-fat dairy products, pasta dishes and grain-based desserts.
Harvard School of Public Health researchers helped sound the alarm about trans-fat in the early 1990s. Known to trigger systemic inflammation, trans-fat can be found in fast foods and other fried products, processed snack foods, frozen breakfast products, cookies, donuts, crackers and most stick margarines. Avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredient labels. Butter is really something you SHOULD be eating. Do not listen to someone that tells you that butter is bad for you. They do NOT know what they’re talking about.
Omega 6 Fatty Acids
Omega 6 fatty acids are an essential fatty acid that the body needs for normal growth and development. The body needs a healthy balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Excess consumption of omega-6s (which happens to most Americans each and every day due to their poor diets) can trigger the body to produce pro-inflammatory chemicals. These fatty acids are found in oils such as: corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, soy, peanut oil, and vegetable oil; mayonnaise; and many other good tasting, widely used salad dressings.
White flour products (breads, rolls, crackers) white rice, white potatoes (instant mashed potatoes, or french fries) and many cereals are refined carbohydrates. According to Scientific American, processed carbohydrates may trump fats as the main driver of escalating rates of obesity and other chronic conditions. These high-glycemic index foods fuel the production of advanced glycation end (AGE) products that stimulate inflammation.
The Natural Answer to Inflammation?
This is going to be simple for you. West Coast Inflammation drops are specifically designed to target inflammation, using Whole Food Herbs to naturally cut down on the inflammation that can increase your chances of chronic conditions, including heart disease. It is easy to take and it helps balance your body.
Human growth hormone (HGH) has a bad reputation because of its frequent abuse by athletes. Some people think that if they supplement they will increase body mass. This is unfortunate since HGH can help keep us looking and feeling young, trim and fit well into what people consider to be the years of old age.
Children are loaded with HGH. It is the hormone that promotes growth during childhood. By the age of thirty, levels of HGH have declined to about 20% of their childhood peak. At this stage the body is no longer able to repair all the damage that is occurring and the aging process continues to accelerate.
HGH is released by the pituitary gland and is beneficial for the brain, cardiovascular system, immune system, aerobic capacity of blood and tissue, and body and bone composition. It enters the blood stream in bursts during sleep, especially the deep sleep that occurs after midnight.
It’s also produced during exercise provided the exercise is done on an empty stomach. It is transported to the liver where it is converted to insulin growth factor 1 (IGF-1), a messenger molecule that travels to all parts of the body to stimulate cell production and growth. HGH is responsible for cellular rejuvenation, and low levels lead to aging.
Symptoms of HGH deficiency are wrinkled or sagging skin, thinning bones, loss of muscle strength, accumulation of body fat, decreased heart function, lowered immunity, thinning hair, decreased stamina and vigor, depression, anxiety, and fatigue. It’s great for weight control and re-contouring the body with loss of belly fat, the area associated with increased risk of heart attack and diabetes.
A study of overweight women on HGH found a loss of more than 4.6 pounds of fat, mostly in the abdomen while lean body mass increased. More than twenty-eight thousand studies on the hormone have shown that supplementation with HGH is the closest we have to a fountain of youth.
Typically, HGH replacement should begin around age 30. In older people, HGH replacement may help reverse signs of aging by 5 to 15 percent per year or more. There is no other single therapy that can have the impact on the aging body that HGH does.
In addition to reducing excess body fat, particularly abdominal fat, and increasing muscle mass, HGH can help reduce wrinkling, restore internal organs that have atrophied with age, increase bone density, reverse cognitive deterioration, strengthen the immune system, stimulate bone marrow cell production resulting in more red blood cells.
IGF-1 is produced in response to growth hormone, and as a result it is a marker for HGH. Since natural HGH is released in surges and has a very short life span in the body, it is not practical to measure HGH levels directly. Because much of HGH is used by the body to produce IGF-1, which has a fairly long lifetime in the body, tests for HGH levels rely on the amount of IGF-1 present.
Transdermal HG crème from West Coast Anti Aging can help stimulate the body to produce more of its own growth hormone. And you won’t have to deal with shots and spend a fortune to stay young.
Also the HG crème works really well when combined with Youth Enhancement crèmes. Youth Enhancement crème contains DHEA, homeopathic ingredients, and a proprietary herbal blend which can help to increase the production of testosterone safely in both men and women.
Reports indicate that most men over 60 years of age are deficient in testosterone. The declining levels of testosterone are a natural occurrence for a number of physiological reasons. But their effects are not healthy. The effects are coronary disease and a lack of physical and emotional well-being.
While testosterone replacement therapy got most of the attention in an attempt to restore male hormonal balance. Now estrogen is gaining a spotlight on the research scene.
Although estrogen has been a hormone associated with women, it’s role in men’s health has been increasingly noted. Among men with chronic heart failure, for example, both high and low concentrations of estradiol were related to increased mortality. The subjects in the middle of estradiol concentrations had the best survival rate.
This illustrates the importance of keeping estrogen levels in balance.
Testosterone replacement therapy also appears to improve metabolism and endurance in patients with heart disease. It even helps lower depression in older men. Testosterone therapy improves men’s health.
But rather than focusing solely on replenishing the lost testosterone in men, it is critical to take a look at the role of estrogen. Since estrogen affects male hormonal balance, and ultimately contributes to “testosterone deficiency.”
Why testosterone declines with age
DHEA: This hormone can follow pathways that either yields testosterone or estrogen. Consequently, it can play a role in determining levels of estrogen and testosterone. This hormone declines in older men, compromising their ability to produce testosterone. Youth Enhancement Crème from West Coast can help with this.
Aromatase: This enzyme is critical because it converts testosterone to estrogen. As men age, their levels of aromatase increase, thereby depleting free testosterone and increasing estrogen levels.
Progesterone in small amounts can prevent the aromatase increase. Hence aging men would benefit from small amounts of Progesterone Crème from West Coast (approx. ¼ of what women use)
Obesity: Hyperinsulinemia suppresses the action of the luteinizing hormone (LH), which can reduce circulating testosterone levels.
Increased belly fat mass has also been linked to increased aromatase levels, which precipitates a vicious cycle of abdominal fat exacerbating the increased aromatase activity. This cycle further reduces testosterone levels. This circular relationship between fat and estrogen production is the proverbial amusement park ride off of which we need to jump to start correcting this hormonal imbalance.
Testosterone vs. Estrogen
Testosterone and estrogen are closely related yet display vastly different effects in the body. Testosterone improves muscle mass and bone density and can have a positive effect on the heart, brain and blood vessels. While higher levels of estrogen put men at greater risk for chronic illness. Estrogen is made by fat cells. Hence the first target of influence in lowering estrogen levels should be lifestyle modifications. Exercise and weight loss yield particularly good results by increasing insulin sensitivity and lowering body fat.
Check out the Max T Crème, Youth Enhancement Crème for Men and Progesterone Crème, all from West Coast to help with testosterone deficiency.