The high acetylcholine syndrome

Could acetylcholine be the root of your mental or physical symptoms? Acetylcholine is the primary neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous systems, but is also involved with the sympathetic nervous system, such as assisting with muscle contraction, vasodilation to the skin and sweating. When acetylcholine levels are too high or unopposed, as during REM sleep, the … Read more

Insulin: the wrongly accused hormone

Insulin is so easily villainized for causing metabolic syndrome and diabetes and that’s one of the reasons why low carb diets are all the rage these days. But is there a possibility that something is being overlooked? That is what I want to discuss with you in this article. First, why are people drawn to … Read more

Is anxiety crushing your professional and personal life? Here’s how to control it

Cold sweats, rapid heart beat, shallow breathing, butterflies, lightheadedness, restlessness…we all know the symptoms of feeling anxious. It’s like this monster inside of us that threatens to wreak havoc if we give it a little too much permission…a little too much leash. I’m not really a guy that gets anxious, but life is unpredictable and … Read more

How to interpret your testosterone blood-test results in order to focus on what’s most important

Getting your hormones tested every now and then is a good idea to see where your hormones are at and if your health is regressing or improving. Getting test results can be somewhat confusing, but it gets real easy to understand when you can see the bigger picture and then it’s easy to know what … Read more

29 Ways to boost DHEA production

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is one of the most abundant circulating steroids found in humans. 75–90% of DHEA is synthesized in the adrenal gland (the zona reticularis to be specific) with the remainder being produced by the testes, skin and brain. DHEA is made from cholesterol and its production is stimulated by ACTH and cAMP, both of which … Read more

PUFA dangers part 5: Androgens, estrogen, prolactin & cortisol

PUFAs, when incorporated into cell membranes, cause the cells to become more fluid, are chaotropic, disorderly and reduce their function (1). Steroids are made in the mitochondria and require lots of ATP (energy molecule of the cells) to synthesize steroid optimally. Low ATP = low steroidogenesis. Steroidogenesis requires cholesterol, vitamin A, thyroid hormones, NAD+, magnesium … Read more