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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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