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Complete Blood Count Test Explained

Ever wonder what your doctor meant when ordering a complete blood count or “CBC”? In this article, we’ll break down the different diagnostic markers associated with this blood test, as well as what it means when you’re out of range.

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Hormones

Lack of Sleep Lowers Testosterone

Lack of sleep lowers testosterone in men by a staggering amount.

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Hormones

Taking a walk can save your Life and raise your vitamin D

A new study finds that not having proper vitamin D levels will put you at risk of certain cancers like melanoma.

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Vitamins and Supplements

Is Boron a Real Inexpensive Testosterone Booster??

New studies have found that Boron is a highly underrated mineral that could potentially raise free testosterone levels. Is it true? We will find out in our new test.

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Life Style

This Weekend Changed My Life and Business

April 7th 2018 I attended a Mindset seminar put on by Mike Cernovich. Mike Cernovich is the author of the widely popular book Gorilla Mindset.

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How To

How to Buy Your First Testosterone Test

Step by step instruction on how to buy your testosterone test.

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Hormones

The 7 Deadly Sins of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone replacement therapy is a life-changing decision that can benefit a person greatly. However, if the therapy is poorly managed, it can cause a variety of problems. Proper TRT requires careful consideration and planning. Of course, many will still fail to do this, despite being warned of the risks. I wanted to try and put together some of the most common reasons men fail to fully benefit from TRT and distilled it to 7 key issues, or as I like to call them, “The 7 Deadly sins of Bad TRT Use”.

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News

A Lack of Health Resources When Patients Need Them Most

Access to primary care clinics, laboratory testing facilities, and other physical healthcare sites have continued to shrink, all while demand for these services continue to rise. Similar to the Canadian healthcare system, we are moving towards a situation where only the most sick will be treated first, leaving many to wait weeks or even months to be seen. Patients will eventually need to take their health into their own hands and seek treatment in non-traditional ways.

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Low Carb and Testosterone: How Dieting May Affect Your Hormone Levels and Results

Since the 1970s when Dr. Robert Atkins published his book Dr. Atkins Revolution, low-carb diets have been the rage amongst Americans looking to shed a few pounds while still being able to enjoy their favorite savory foods. While fats are necessary precursors to create testosterone in men via cholesterol, how does this diet affect overall hormone production in men? Could restricting carbs lead to actually LOWER testosterone production in men than those who included higher amounts in their diet?

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Hormones

Soy and Testosterone: Harmful to Men or Just a Myth?

While research has shown it’s an all-around effective source of protein for building muscle, its effects are on men’s hormones are unclear. The term “soy boy” has even begun to be used as an insult, as some people believe a diet high in soy renders men effeminate. However, emerging studies have challenged this idea, claiming that it may not be as unhealthy as we once thought. Other studies even claim that it depends on the person, making things even more confusing. In this post, I’ll discuss some of the newly emerging studies and attempt to shed more light on this issue.

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7 Types of Anemia You Should Be Aware Of

Most people have experienced fatigue, muscle weakness, and shortness of breath at some point in their lives. These are symptoms that can be attributed to a number of outside factors, often remedied by healthy diet and exercise. However, if these symptoms persist, you may want to talk to your doctor, or be tested for anemia.

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Drinking & Diabetes: How Many Is Too Many & Are There Benefits To Moderation?

It’s easy to say no to the cake or pastries because we instinctively know they’re bad of us, but pounding beers with friends/family or at a football game for a few hours can be almost as bad as putting away that “cake” by yourself. We'll examine the effects as well as what early onset symptoms to look out for.

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STD

HIV and AIDS: Who's At Risk, What Are The Symptoms, & How To Seek Treatment

One common misconception is that AIDS directly kills the person infected. However, what tends to happen is once the person’s T cells have dropped to very low levels (SEE SYMPTOMS) the person is now exposed to “opportunistic-infections” or diseases that a normal healthy person could easily fight off.

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STD

Hepatitis B and C: What You Need to Know To Stay Safe

"Two groups are top priority for hepatitis C testing – young people who inject drugs and baby boomers,” CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith said. “Drug users may be at high risk for transmitting hepatitis C to others if they are not being treated, and baby boomers may be at risk for developing serious liver disease, even if they have no symptoms.”

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STD

The Great Imitator: A Timeline of Syphilis, Its Symptoms, Treatment, & Prevention

Of all the STDs we’ve discussed so far, Syphilis in my opinion is by far the most terrifying, not just because of what it can do to your body if left untreated, but because of how difficult it may be to spot from other, less severe symptoms.

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STD

Herpes Simplex 1 & 2: Understanding The Risks, Symptoms, and Treatments

Sharing anything from silverware, cups, to towels and chap stick should be avoided. Even using brushes at the makeup counters can put you at risk.

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STD

Chlamydia & Gonorrhea: Symptoms, Screening, and Treatment

One thing to remember is that its possible to get infected and show zero symptoms, also known as being asymptomatic. This can be dangerous because, as you’ll see below, leaving it untreated can lead to severe health problems.

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Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin D: How It Keeps The Body Healthy And How Many Are Actually Deficient.

When it comes to Vitamin D, the benefits border on a near magical level. Essentially, every aspect of your health benefits from having optimal levels of Vitamin D, whether it’s strengthening your immune system, fighting off cancer, or avoiding heart disease.

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How To

How Online Lab Testing Works

Understanding the process can be a bit tricky at first, so today I’ll take you step by step through ordering blood work via MYLABFAX.

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Hormones

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Beyond Natural

Today we’ll examine some of the options currently available to men in the United States, the pros/cons, and discuss the risks associated with being on TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy). Hopefully, by the end of this post you’ll have a better idea of what therapy best suits you.

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Hormones

Testosterone and Depression: How One Test Changed My Life

Typical solutions for such disorders call for an antidepressant prescription and a vague recommendation to “find ways to reduce the stress in your life.” Not wanting to spend the rest of my life on a revolving cocktail of antidepressants, who's side effects can often make things worse, I decided to keep researching other ways to manage the anxiety.

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How To

You Don't Need Permission To Heal Yourself

By 2025, the shortage of primary care physicians in the U.S. will rise to 30,000, with another 60,000 being a mix of specialists and surgeons. Despite more people getting health insurance, lines and wait times will only continue to increase. This will eventually push people to seek other ways to get treatment for themselves and their families, whether here in the United States or abroad.

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