hormones

A new study provides insight into why people are able to wake up at the crack of dawn and actually get a good workout.
To remove an entire macronutrient group for preventative measures is unnecessary. Starch plays an important role in human function.
Leptin is an important hormone that controls how much body fat we store and how much food we consume. When working properly, leptin helps us maintain a healthy weight and stops us from overeating.
Here are seven articles about the signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue, along with solutions and strategies for getting back on track.
Adiponectin is one of the most abundant hormones in your blood, and one of its roles is fat and sugar metabolism. A new study tried to determine how it's stimulated, with questionable results.
As an acupuncturist and competitive athlete myself, here are the things I tell all my patients and clients when they come to me for advice on their testosterone levels.
Why, when you should be feeling like jumping your man’s (or lady’s) bones, is all you really want to do is zone out to some Netflix and go to bed? Could it be your workouts killing your desires?
You know you need to pay more attention to your adrenal health and hormone levels, but which test is a good test? Blood levels or saliva? Here are my suggestions for the bests tests.
The controversy of testosterone use has entered the national conversation. At least it has resurfaced in my life, as a number of my main training partners are on TRT.
Everyone knows hormones are important for building muscle, right? A new review of the research suggests they might not be as important as we think they are.
Studies have shown massage can lower cortisol levels and increase dopamine and serotonin. In my own quest to heal my adrenal system, I decided to sit down and talk with a massage therapist.
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) is the "master stress hormone." When this hormone goes awry it can impact everything, from your weight, to your health, to your behavior.
You know that high cortisol levels are bad. Do you know what cortisol does in the body and why you need it, though? Learn about this amazing substance and its full-body impact.
I love a good study that takes a shot at CrossFit without ever mentioning its name. In this case researchers looked at the workout "Linda" and the related effect on cortisol and lactic acid.
Dopamine is related to both positive feelings and drug addiction. Its proper synthesis and function in the body are crucial for mental and physical health on numerous levels. Learn how and why.
I am going to explain adrenal chemicals one by one, so we can understand the complex mechanisms of adrenal function and how to maximize our athletic performance. First up - norepinephrine.
Strength first or cardio first? A new study looks at hormone levels 24 and 48 hours post workout and finds lower testosterone, growth hormone, and TSH when athletes did cardio first.