Energy drinks are full of caffeine and sugar and are very unhealthy. Other ingredients include guarana, ephedrine, vitamin B, carnitine and taurine. Long term consumption leads to depression, fatigue. anxiety and increased risk of diabetes and obesity.
How sweet are the artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and are they good for you? do they help you lose weight? Get the answers in this video.
My patients often ask me what do you recommend as an alternative to sugar? Is honey better? Or artificial sweeteners?
When it comes to artificial sweeteners, they have a sweet index which can be sweeter than sugar from anywhere from 100 Times to 5000 times sweeter. I generally do not recommend artificial sweeteners to my patients, and there are a few reasons that we will discuss.
Cannabis aka marijuana and its adverse effects on hormones are not widely known. THC is the active compound that gives its user the “high” effect. THC blocks TSH and causes hypothyroidism. THC also suppresses Testosterone levels, decrease sperm count, causes irregular periods and more.
Probiotics are helpful in certain conditions such as ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, C diff infections etc. Yogurt and other healthfoods generally do not help as most bacteria do not survive the journey through the harsh stomach environment.
Some health blogs advocate the use of yogurt in the vagina to help with yeast infections. This is not helpful and may even worsen a yeast infection.
Is will power enough to lose weight. Is your body working against you? Weight loss is complex and involves genetics, hormones, activation of fat storing enzymes.
Today, we are discussing the topic of testosterone. Testosterone in men gets produced in adrenal glands and of course the testes and ovaries and adrenal women. Men with low T get exhausted easily, have central obesity (lot of fat get stored around the belly area), osteoporosis rate goes up, and a very low levels of testosterone of course is linked to increased risk of cancers, because testosterone is good for our immunity.