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Can Testosterone Improve Memory for Diabetic Men?

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on July 22nd, 2024, Published on October 4th, 2022

mental health 3337026_960_720 300x214Reading Time: 3 minutes Preserving memory is of the utmost importance for aging men. Hormone Balance can have a significant impact on memory. There is ample research that shows how both Testosterone Deficiency and Diabetes can have a negative effect on cognitive ability. Luckily, there is promising new research that shows how treating Low-T can both alleviate the impact of Diabetes and improve memory... Read more »

Getting Fit for Testosterone Therapy

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on July 20th, 2024, Published on July 12th, 2022

preparing for TRT 300x143Reading Time: 3 minutes Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a powerful tool at your disposal to help relieve the effects of Low-T. While Hormone Replacement with Testosterone provides excellent results, there are many medical professionals and fitness experts that advocate preparing your body via diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes before initiating treatment. While some men struggle with fatigue and lack of motivation due to Testosterone... Read more »

Using Food to Improve Your Mood – How Diet and Mental Health Are Related

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on July 19th, 2024, Published on June 14th, 2022

smiley 2979107_960_720 300x168Reading Time: 3 minutes The brain and the body form a single unit. The nutrients (and the junk) we put in our bodies impact the way both body and mind perform. Diet can greatly affect how we perceive the world and can influence mood significantly. It's harder to be happy during a sugar crash. Food impacts hormone balance, gut microbiome, stress levels, and energy... Read more »

Foods that Boost Nitric Oxide

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 21st, 2024, Published on July 29th, 2023

Nitric Oxide 300x241Reading Time: 4 minutes Foods that Boost Nitric Oxide    Nitric oxide (NO)is a crucial molecule that enables blood vessels to dilate, which improves several critical functions in your body, like increasing blood flow, lowering blood pressure, and skyrocketing your energy levels, which leads to more stamina when working out. Nitric oxide is a naturally occurring gas in your body that lowers cell inflammation... Read more »

The benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 20th, 2024, Published on July 24th, 2023

portrait of a male doctor holding his patient chart in bright modern hospital  300x257Reading Time: 6 minutes While “male menopause” – or worse, “manopause” – is often used in discussions, it isn’t a correct diagnosis. The British National Health Service (NHS) website calls it “misleading”. As the US Mayo Clinic explains, “Aging-related hormone changes in women and men are different. In women, ovulation ends and hormone production plummets during a relatively short period of time. This is... Read more »

Evidence Suggests Intermittent Fasting Could Improve Cognitive Function

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 17th, 2024, Published on February 3rd, 2021

intermittent fasting and cognitive health 300x225Reading Time: 3 minutes Everyone knows that a smart and healthy diet is one of the most important factors in looking and feeling your best. What may not be apparent is that when you eat can also be very important. For example, when you eat a big meal late at night, it disrupts your digestive system, leading you to burn fewer calories and compartmentalize more as... Read more »

New Study Hints at Body’s Ability to Re-Calibrate Biological Age

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 16th, 2024, Published on March 1st, 2021

human body clock 300x300Reading Time: 3 minutes As life expectancies continue to rise across America, medical researchers confront new roadblocks with every new discovery and cure. Many diseases and conditions that were fatal just a generation or two ago are now easily treatable. Other conditions, such as Alzheimer's and dementia, must be reckoned with as men and women are living longer. Every step we take to improve... Read more »

Imagine if you could theoretically turn off human hunger: Experimenting with Leptin (The Hunger Hormone) in Rats

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 15th, 2024, Published on March 9th, 2021

leptin hunger hormone 300x169Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the prime goals of the medical community today is to help patients learn how to lose weight easier and keep the weight off once it's lost. One of the essential hormones involved in the regulation of hunger is Leptin. Leptin is vital to the digestive cycle because it is the primary hormone that curbs appetite. When we consume... Read more »

HGH Therapy May Boost Immune Health in Aging and Vulnerable Populations

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 14th, 2024, Published on February 27th, 2021

HRT solution for higher testosterone 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes Human Growth Hormone is associated with the function of practically every physiological system in the human body. It's notable for supporting strength, energy levels, and healthy body composition. While it is recognized that HGH plays a role in immune health, there's still a lot of work to be done to determine how HGH Deficiency impairs immune function and how Human... Read more »

Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism—Leading Cause of Thyroid Disorders

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 13th, 2024, Published on March 10th, 2021

thyroid Gland  300x202Reading Time: 2 minutes Hypothyroidism is surprisingly common in the United States. Approximately twenty million people in America suffer from Hypothyroidism. The condition is far more prevalent among women, who are ten times more likely to be diagnosed in their lifetime with Hypothyroidism. In the end, the affliction will affect around 1/8th of women at some point in their lives. One of the big... Read more »

The Influence of the Thyroid Gland on Body Fat

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 12th, 2024, Published on March 5th, 2021

stock photo thyroid hormones human endocrine system 317217416 300x262Reading Time: 2 minutes The Thyroid Gland is immensely important to the normal function of the human body. A Healthy Thyroid is one of the keys to staying thin and fit. The Thyroid is a tiny organ located near the Adam's Apple. In spite of its small size, it's immensely important to controlling metabolism and directing energy storage and consumption. The Thyroid produces T3... Read more »

Diabetes Treatment Semaglutide Helps Obese Patients Lose Weight

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 11th, 2024, Published on March 12th, 2021

JM Industrial DSC_0781 SBI 300934322 300x212Reading Time: 2 minutes Type-2 Diabetes is one of the most significant health risks in the United States, affecting millions of Americans over the age of forty. Obesity is one of the monumental risk factors for Type-2 Diabetes and is an epidemic in the country. By 2018, over 40% of Americans are categorized as obese, with over 9% considered severely obese. Semaglutide Effective Drug... Read more »

The Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle on Health and Hormone Balance in Men

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 10th, 2024, Published on March 19th, 2021

businessman asleep at desk with notes_HFCbCfCrs 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes Balanced Hormone Levels are critical to a healthy life. You may not realize it, but our choices and circumstances play a big role in the function of the endocrine system. While many Hormonal Issues are caused by genetics or other unavoidable factors, lifestyle plays a major role in preserving optimal Hormone Levels, especially for particularly precarious hormones such as Testosterone,... Read more »

Streamline Your Strength Training to Improve Hormone Balance and Gains

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 9th, 2024, Published on March 23rd, 2021

unrecognizable young fit man doing strength training exercising with kettlebell in mod SBI 305238209 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes Almost every one could improve themselves in the gym, especially in terms of strength or weight training, in terms of form and routines. In addition, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding strength training and gym life in general. If you are sweating and “feeling the burn” while doing your workout routine, this is a good sign that you’re doing... Read more »

The Incredible benefits of Goji Berries

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 8th, 2024, Published on July 12th, 2023

berries fresh and ready to eat 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes The Incredible Benefits of Goji Berries Superfruits. You have probably heard the term. In the past few decades, several exotic fruits have been “discovered” and are touted in the “Super Fruits.” Acai berries...pomegranates...Noni juice...Camu-Camu berries...Organic Maqui berries... Acerola juice...Mangosteen...and Goji berries have all had the unique distinction of delivering far more health and longevity benefits than the mundane apples, oranges,... Read more »

Researchers Discover Brain Cells Associated With Sugar Cravings

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 7th, 2024, Published on April 12th, 2021

sugar cravings 300x200Reading Time: 2 minutes Sugar is everywhere. While carbohydrates are vital for providing quick energy, refined sugars can be utterly addictive. Many people struggle with diets because their brains fixate on sugary treats, sapping them of their willpower. What if there was a way an effective way to control the way our minds respond to such cravings? Researchers Dr. Matthew Potthow and Dr. Matthew... Read more »

Norditropin Injections for the Treatment of HGH Deficiency

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 6th, 2024, Published on April 14th, 2021

human body with internal organs_f1X8bOd_ 231x300Reading Time: 3 minutes The human body is a complex and complicated machine. Our bodies rely on hormones to coordinate the various physiological activities that keep us alive and well. Hormone Imbalance is among the most formidable barriers to vitality. Peak wellness depends on the appropriate balance of a multitude of interconnected hormones. While our hormones all have unique and essential jobs, they also... Read more »

Is Eight Glasses of Water Per Day Really Necessary?

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 5th, 2024, Published on April 29th, 2021

graphicstock glass of water with a bottle on wooden table_SdFxUYoDgog 300x214Reading Time: 3 minutes It's long been folk wisdom that people should drink eight glasses of water each day. Like many forms of “common wisdom,” proper hydration is a bit more complicated than that. In many cases, eight glasses may actually be more than you need—not that two liters of water a day is harmful. Water challenges are pretty popular these days. You've surely... Read more »

The Importance of Balanced Growth Hormone and Insulin Levels

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 4th, 2024, Published on May 8th, 2021

diabetes_MyMgJ8Du 300x200Reading Time: 2 minutes Two of the most critical metabolic hormones that your body produces are Insulin and Growth Hormone. Insulin is secreted by the pancreas and is used to transport glucose to cells for use as energy. Glucose is just the scientific term for blood sugar. If you're busy and active, most glucose is conveyed to provide power for your activity. Any glucose... Read more »

Treating Covid-19 Patients with Thyroid Hormone Therapy

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 3rd, 2024, Published on May 25th, 2021

coronavirus 4972480_1920 300x169Reading Time: 3 minutes As the search continues to find an effective vaccine for Covid-19, there is an ongoing global push to find treatments that lessen the severity of the virus. In Duluth, researchers are exploring the potential for Thyroid Hormone Treatments for the purpose of treating severe cases of Covid-19. The study has shown sufficient promise to warrant Phase 2 testing with the... Read more »

Watch Out for Signs of Testosterone Imbalance

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 2nd, 2024, Published on May 27th, 2021

balance spheres shows balanced life_zJnxkGvd 300x225Reading Time: 2 minutes Healthy Testosterone Levels are a key to good health. While Testosterone is much more active in men, the hormone is important for both sexes. While Testosterone Deficiency is most common, both too little and too much Testosterone can lead to health issues. Testosterone is an essential part of many aspects of the human physiology, not just sex drive and function.... Read more »

Eating Too Much Junk Food Slashes Sperm Count and Trashes Testosterone Levels

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on June 1st, 2024, Published on June 10th, 2021

vector sperm cells background with syringe_GypDTus__L 300x225Reading Time: 3 minutes What we eat and drink plays a massive role in Hormone Balance. The body and mind are highly reactive to what we include in and exclude from our diets. Junk food is a menace to good health. Snack companies, fast food restaurants, and other purveyors of junk have spent billions to convince us to eat vast quantities of incredibly unhealthy... Read more »

Tesamorelin Therapy Helps Patients Lose Weight and Boost Growth Hormone Levels

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on May 31st, 2024, Published on September 9th, 2021

weight loss tips book shows diet advice SBI 300166291 300x300Reading Time: 3 minutes While there are no shortcuts to a healthy lifestyle, there are medical advances that can help you improve your vitality and well-being, especially when combined with a smart diet and a thoughtful fitness regimen. Tesamorelin is one of the many Hormone Therapy Treatments that we offer at our Licensed Wellness and HRT Clinic. Hormone Imbalance is a powerful scourge on... Read more »

Anti-Aging Diets: Do They Work?

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on May 29th, 2024, Published on July 10th, 2023

Intermittent Fasting image 300x150Reading Time: 5 minutes Anti-Aging Diets: Do They Work? Research from the early 1990s on the effect of lower food consumption found that Calorie Restriction (CR) in rats extended their lives. Other studies by Walford, Masoro, and Weindruch found that caloric restriction (CR) is crucial for extended longevity in mice and rats. These studies also concluded that in addition to an increase in life... Read more »

Boost Testosterone with Leg Training

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on May 28th, 2024, Published on June 29th, 2023

preparing to deadlift 1 300x168Reading Time: 3 minutes Boost Testosterone with Leg Training When most people begin a weight-lifting regimen, they focus on their upper body. Men, in particular, strive mightily for bulging biceps and swollen pecs, so much that they sometimes resemble cantaloupe smugglers. Even if aspiring muscle-builders work other parts of their upper body, they often neglect their legs. This is not an ideal workout strategy... Read more »

Investigating the Inhibition of Human Growth Hormone Secretion by Melatonin and Cyproheptadine

Written by Brianna Clark, Updated on May 26th, 2024, Published on October 3rd, 2023

1280px Circadian_rhythmReading Time: 4 minutes Human growth hormone (HGH) controls several physiological processes, including growth, metabolism, and bodily functions. This study examines “Does melatonin affect growth hormone.” Additionally, the effects of cyproheptadine on HGH secretion are also examined here. Cyproheptadine, an antihistamine with serotonin receptor antagonistic properties, and melatonin, a hormone best known for regulating sleep-wake cycles, have both been proposed to modulate HGH production.... Read more »

Getting Diagnosed With Adult-Onset Growth Hormone Deficiency

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on May 25th, 2024, Published on September 28th, 2023

getting diagnosed with HGH deficiency 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes   What percentage of adult-onset growth hormone deficiency is diagnosed properly at the initial doctor visit? The percentage of adult-onset growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) cases that are diagnosed properly at the initial doctor visit can vary widely depending on several factors. These factors include the expertise of the healthcare provider, the severity and clarity of symptoms, and the availability of... Read more »

Human Growth Hormone: Unveiling Metabolic Effects and Exploring Experimental and Therapeutic Applications

Written by Brianna Clark, Updated on May 24th, 2024, Published on September 28th, 2023

dial icon 2797347_1280 300x300Reading Time: 4 minutes Abstract: Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is required for human growth and metabolism. The metabolic effects of HGH, the use of HGH supplements and injections, and the symptoms of low HGH levels in adults are all investigated in this study. In addition, we delve into HGH's experimental and therapeutic uses, shedding light on its potential for a wide range of medical... Read more »

Diabetic Low-T Patients Studied for Twelve Years

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on May 21st, 2024, Published on August 9th, 2021

diabetes_G1JYRHPd SBI 300188993 300x200Reading Time: 4 minutes While Testosterone Replacement Therapy has been used now for decades, we're just reaching a point where large-scale longitudinal studies are coming to fruition. The current scientific climate continues to provide ample information regarding the safety and effectiveness of long-term Testosterone use. Doctors were worried about the potential dangers of Bio-Identical Testosterone for many years. Still, it appears that most of... Read more »

Pig organ transplants are becoming a reality!

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on May 20th, 2024, Published on August 22nd, 2023

multi colored caduceus 300x169Reading Time: 6 minutes    Pig organs transplanted into humans? Really? Yes, REALLY! Recently, surgeons at NYU Langone Health have successfully transplanted a genetically engineered pig’s kidney into a brain-dead man. The kidney is still functioning optimally 32 days more than a month after the procedure. This represents the most extended period that a gene-edited pig kidney has functioned in a human and is... Read more »

Vitamin D and Covid-19—The Effects of Indoor Living on Immunity

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on May 9th, 2024, Published on February 23rd, 2021

multi vitamins 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes During the COVID-19 epidemic, many people are highly constrained to their homes. This strategy has effectively limited exposure to Coronavirus, but it may have unintended effects on our vulnerability to other types of infection. Evolution has led humans to have a physiology innately connected to the natural sun cycle. For example, most people know that Vitamin D is produced in... Read more »

Is an HGH Clinic Really Necessary?

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on May 8th, 2024, Published on May 10th, 2023

is an hgh clinic really necessary 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes Why do I need to come into your clinic to get an HGH prescription? A guy named Mark down at the lounge where I hang out says he'll bring me some in from Mexico. He says he has a "courier" job that takes him down there every month, and the price is 30% less than what your clinic says US-sourced... Read more »

Seriously, You Might Need More Fiber

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on April 5th, 2024, Published on April 13th, 2021

you need more fiber in your diet 300x225Reading Time: 4 minutes your diet right away. Especially if you want to lose weight. Replace any unhealthy foods or junk food habits you might have with fiber. If you’re struggling with weight gain...this article is for you, especially if you are thinking about going on a hormone replacement therapy program and thinking about your diet. If you’re struggling with constipation...this article is... Read more »

Hormone Replacement Therapy: If You Do It Right, It’s Like a Miracle

Written by Dr. Jonathan Peterson, Updated on April 4th, 2024, Published on July 13th, 2021

hormone replacement therapy is a miracle 200x300Reading Time: 4 minutes The human body is a fantastic thing. It does so much for us, decade after decade after decade. Through our bodies and their work, we have built everything that has ever been built in this world. Our bodies produce chemicals called hormones that can keep us healthy and functioning deep into old age. But there’s the rub. Some of us... Read more »

Adults With Growth Hormone Deficiency Using Biosimilar Somatropin (Omnitrope®) Long-Term Face No Higher Risk Of Glucose Metabolism Disorders

Written by Brianna Clark, Updated on April 1st, 2024, Published on April 1st, 2024

Reading Time: 4 minutes Objective The purpose is to assess how treatment with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH; Omnitrope®) impacts the possibility of developing diabetes mellitus in adults diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) by analyzing data from the PATRO Adults post-marketing surveillance study. Methods  All adult patients over 30 years who have received more than or equal to one dose of Omnitrope® in... Read more »