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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

3 Uncommon Ways to Show Your Heart Some Love


It’s that time again – just far enough past the holidays to soften the resolve you felt as you made that doomed New Year resolution to do better in 2017. We won’t preach on heart health; we’d rather inspire, and maybe incentivize you to take action TODAY.
  1. Love On a Pet Have you heard about Love on a Leash®? It’s a charitable organization with some 2,000 members working as Love on a Leash® therapy teams with their dogs, cats or rabbits. Therapy pets and their handlers visit nursing homes, hospitals and schools to provide emotional support. They put a smile on someone's face, make their day a little brighter, or bring back a cherished memory. Did you know that showing compassion is a natural antidepressant? Visit loveonaleash.org to learn more.
  2. Fresh Avocados—Love One Today® With just a few simple lifestyle changes, you can reduce the risk of heart disease. A recent news release from The American Heart Association announced a new recipe hub with meal ideas and cooking tips for keeping heart-healthy meal preparation simple, quick and affordable. The hub is hosted by “Fresh Avocados—Love One Today” and you can find it at the American Heart Association’s website: https://recipes.heart.org/
  3. Steep Yourself a Cup of Love There is something incredibly soothing about enjoying a cup of freshly brewed tea. Before you reach for a pill to relieve stress, consider this: herbal teas can help your body process stress, relax and heal from the depletion that can occur as a result of long-time stressors. Brew on this: did you know that a report in the 2010 Canadian Journal of Psychiatry found that people who use anti-anxiety medication are almost 40% more likely to die sooner than people who do not use them? While these drugs can be lifesaving in urgent situations, in most cases, there are natural alternatives to consider. [https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/inner-source/201107/anxiety-drugs-worth-risking-your-life-0]
Show your heart some love and start today! Along with exercise and a healthy diet, don’t forget to add Twist 25 DHEA Cream to your daily health regimen. DHEA has been shown to counterbalance the negative inflammatory effects of cortisol, the stress hormone. Order today and take advantage of your special discount when you buy 3 (save $14.85).

Sunday, January 29, 2017

DHEA for Stress

“Stress” - We know stress is bad for health. Work, appointments, bills to pay, conflicts with family or friends can cause stress in our lives. Every day it seems like it’s something else...some new situation to add some more stress.

When we’re young, the challenges seem easy to deal with; but day after day, year after year the stressed life just keeps up the challenges. What’s going on in our body when we live a high stress life? What’s going on in our body that allows stress to have a harmful effect on our health? What causes this?

It is well known that chronic long term stress can cause health problems and increase the risk for many diseases of aging. What if you could do something about it?

Recent medical research (Dr Lennartsson, et al) shows that people with high levels of stress at work have significantly lower DHEA levels. The study concluded that “…a reduced level of DHEA is the reason people under greater stress have more health problems and accelerated aging. (1) So High Stress = High cortisol and Low DHEA = More health problems.

This link between high stress and poor health makes sense. When we are under stress the body produces cortisol, intended to protect the body, via the “fight or flight” protective mode. This is an inflammatory response. Triggered by stress, cortisol is a hormone produced by the body to create a protective, inflammatory response. Unfortunately, when maintained day after day, the protective effects of elevated cortisol begin to have negative effects over time. So if stress becomes a recurring chronic thing, “sustained high cortisol levels destroy healthy muscle and bone; slow down healing and normal cell regeneration; co-opt biochemicals needed to make other vital hormones; impair digestion, metabolism and mental function; interfere with healthy endocrine function; and weaken the immune system.” (2) Elevated cortisol levels also make it easier to gain weight and frequently cause poor quality sleep at night.

As humans age, the body produces ever increasing amounts of cortisol. However, after age 25 we make less and less DHEA. DHEA is the only thing in the body that counterbalances the negative effects of cortisol. So, for men and women alike there is an important cross-road in the aging process when we make too much cortisol and not enough DHEA. According to John R. Woodward, M.D., “When the DHEA to cortisol ratio is less than 10 to 1, the diseases of aging are occurring.”

So do something about it. Apply Twist 25 DHEA cream onto thin hairless skin morning and evening each day, and maintain a healthy balance to stave off the effects of stress and high cortisol. Twist 25 DHEA cream provides what the body makes, where the body can use it. Use Twist 25 DHEA cream. Make your own hormones. Counter the harmful effects of cortisol.

(1) Lennartsson AK, Theorell T, Rockwood A, et al. “Perceived Stress at Work is Associated with Lower Levels of DHEA”. PLOS. Aug 28 2013. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0072460

(2) Pick, Marcelle. “The Destructive Effect Of High Cortisol Levels” Women to Women https://www.womentowomen.com/hormonal-health/the- destructive-effect- of-high- cortisol-levels/

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DHEA supports bone strength and cartilage formation


Are you feeling the aches and pains of getting older? Do your knees or knuckles hurt? Let’s face it, we’re all getting older. But now we can do something about it. Stave off those arthritic aches and pains.  Not pain killers...Do something to maintain healthy joints!

Several recent medical research studies have shown that dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) helps to protect against arthritis. The medical research findings showed that DHEA could potentially help stave off the development of and progression of osteoarthritis (OA) because DHEA allows for enhanced cartilage formation.(1) That’s great news !

The medical research findings continue to support maintaining DHEA levels. Why? Well, The Life Extension Foundation's medical research team explains the scientific findings here: 

“The role and therapeutic potential of the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in male and female rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients is supported by a broad base of evidence."(2)
 
These findings are further supported by peer reviewed medical research performed at Washington University School of Medicine by doctors Villareal, Holloszy and Kohrt. The research study is titled “Effects of DHEA replacement on bone mineral density and body composition in elderly women and men” The research showed that DHEA supplementation in older men and women could help improve age related changes in fat mass and improve bone mineral density (BMD).(3)

It’s a good idea to ask your health provider about DHEA. If he or she is not familiar with the research, be sure to share these findings and information about Twist 25 DHEA cream being a more beneficial way to use DHEA than oral DHEA

Physicians believe that DHEA helps maintain strong bones as we get older in part because DHEA is a precursor to estrogen and testosterone, both of which are known to help reduce bone loss; but it appears that DHEA also has separate bone preserving effects that are unrelated to its metabolism into other hormones. The Mayo Clinic indicates that “Evidence suggests that higher DHEA levels may be linked to higher bone density, particularly in women who have undergone menopause. Research reports that DHEA supplements may help increase bone density.”(4)

After considering these medical research findings that show DHEA helps support bone strength, cartilage and connective tissue formation, while it also reduces inflammation, it makes sense to conclude that DHEA is a great way to combat arthritis. 

Fight those aches and pains !We invite you to use Twist 25 DHEA Cream twice daily for three weeks and see for yourself. Naturally maintain youthful energy to look your best and feel your best! 

References:
(1) http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/16/178 
(2) www.lifeextension.com/Protocols/Immune-Connective- Joint/Rheumatoid-Arthritis/Page- 07
(3) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11106916
(4) www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/dhea/evidence/hrb-20059173

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

7 Secrets of Happy People


Ever notice that happy people also tend to be healthy people? Think about people you know who always seem cheerful and fun to be around ...people that make you smile.

Have you ever wondered: what’s the secret? 

Science shows that happy people are healthier too.  So how do they do it?

Here are 7 rules from Health2Go that help make people happy:

#1 Say “yes” to social ties and doing things with others. Celebrate even small occasions with family and friends because relationships between us fulfill and enrich life. Make it a goal to connect with at least one friend or even someone new every day, and talk about good stuff, not bad.

#2 Give Thanks!  Be grateful for joys big or small. 

#3 Look at the bright side. Find the silver lining even when things don’t go the way you hoped they would. Focus on the things that go right because they are what make life fun.  Be happy. Ignore the things that go wrong. Yes, $h%t happens. There is no time for angry thoughts when things don’t work. Move on.

#4 Lend a hand.  Help someone else with something.  People who help others tend to feel happier.  Always be on the lookout for ways to help others.

#5  Find joy in movement. Exercise gets the senses moving, gets blood flow going, and floods the body with endorphins, the feel good hormones. It also clears the brain, and releases stress and anxiety. So get moving some way every day. Use it or lose it.

#6 Talk nice to yourself.  Are you beating yourself up because you expect too much? Research shows that positive thinking changes brain function. Remember nobody is perfect; mistakes do sometimes happen. It’s not a perfect world…and, that’s O.K.

#7 Create something or play. Play a board game. Play guitar; Play ball with your dog. Doodle or draw something. Do something fun or silly at least once every day. Play time is good for you!

Just some fun tips to keep you happier and healthier; which BTW Twist 25 DHEA cream helps too!

A bientot,


Hugh

Monday, August 8, 2016

When You Feel Great, You Look Great!


It’s all the little things we do each day like exercise, eating a healthy diet, adequate hydration and sleep and sunshine that keep us healthy. When you take care of yourself, it shows.

So no wonder, after a few months, people start asking Twist25 cream users “What have you been doing? You look so good.”

It’s because DHEA is a crucial prohormone or base from which the body produces hormones. It’s the most abundant hormone precursor. DHEA also helps connective tissue and bone formation; and DHEA supports neuronal cells and bone cells to form.  DHEA also counterbalances the negative inflammatory effects of cortisol, the stress hormone. DHEA supports the immune system by increasing the number of and activity of natural killer cells.

Humans are at their best in their reproductive prime between the ages of 18 to 25 years, while they are naturally producing the most DHEA. But from age 25, males and females start making 2% less DHEA each year. So by age 35 we are all producing 20% less DHEA than when we were “in our prime” or “at our best”, and by age 50 we are only producing half as much. This gradual decline continues, as do levels of 50 downstream hormones that all use DHEA as a base or precursor.

It makes sense to maintain good health from age 35 and up with Twist 25 DHEA cream. Medical research findings reveal why it’s best to use DHEA as a cream instead of a pill. The effectiveness speaks for itself. Feel the difference.

Twist 25 DHEA cream is applied each day as a specially made bioidentical skin cream with a coconut oil base, Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q-10. It’s one of the best things you can do to maintain your health, mood, quality of sleep, energy, muscle tone, cardiovascular health, skin, and immune system. DHEA is the most abundant prohormone in the human body. Make your own hormones.

Maintaining good health is a much better strategy than letting things gradually deteriorate. It is much harder to regain health and hormonal balance once lost. Dr. John Woodward, M.D., a bioidentical hormone replacement specialist at Medical City Dallas, TX advises that staving off hormonal declines is much better and more effective than trying to replace hormones and good health once lost.

As hormones decline signs of menopause or andropause begin to show up as hot flashes, bad mood, poor quality sleep, low energy, weight gain, and lack of mental sharpness or focus.

Meanwhile, cardiovascular health, risks of cancer, metabolic syndrome and depression increase as hormone levels decrease. Many people deceive themselves and deny that anything is happening because the decline is very slow and gradual. There is no dramatic incident that forces us to do something additional with no real obvious need to.

Little by little good health is lost. Usually, we attribute this very inconspicuous, easily ignored and gradual process of decline to “aging”.

Do something to slow the decline.

Use Twist 25 DHEA cream daily to stave off the decline. From age 35 on up we should aim to maintain DHEA and hormone levels for optimal health. After age 35, use Twist 25 cream. Make your own hormones. Feel your best and look your best with Twist 25 DHEA cream

Thursday, June 9, 2016

June is Men’s Health Month


 

Men - fathers, sons, grandfathers, husbands - We celebrate Father’s Day on June 19th this year; but also, the entire month of June has been designated as “Men’s Health Month”. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to increase awareness of common preventable health problems, help men avoid them by encouraging early detection testing, and learn how to maintain good health by doing things that contribute to good health. …good healthy lifestyle choices. Because, as we’ve all heard “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. And, as we often say at Health2Go: It is all the little things we do each day that make a big difference in time.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has determined that Heart Disease is the #1 cause of death for men (and women) in not only the U.S.A. but the world. That alone is a striking fact, but men are almost twice as likely to die from heart disease as women. So Men, let’s take on the biggest health problems first – heart disease, cancer and stroke.

The top risk factors for heart disease are gender and age, which we cannot do anything to control; but we can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease by eating a healthy diet and exercising and maintaining DHEA level.

 Interesting new research about heart disease has shown that contrary to conventional belief: cholesterol level is not as problematic as poor diet, lack of regular exercise and chronic inflammation. 

In this exceptionally interesting article, the new view is “Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessels and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.”

DHEA is the only thing in the human body that counterbalances the harmful inflammatory effects of high cortisol levels.  Dr. John Woodward, MD says “For optimal health, the DHEA to cortisol ratio should be 10 to 1.

So to reduce the risk of heart disease, eat a diet high in fresh green and colorful vegetables, exercise every day, and apply Twist 25 DHEA cream daily to reduce inflammation and support cardiovascular health.

The #2 killer for men is cancer. A healthy diet and exercise and maintaining good DHEA levels has been shown to significantly reduce the risks of cancer.

The #3 cause of death for men is stroke. A very important risk factor for stroke is hypertension (high blood pressure). So it makes sense that controlling high blood pressure is crucial to reduce the risk of stroke.  Conveniently, it turns out that the behaviors we have just described above that reduce the risks of heart disease and cancer also reduce the risks of stroke.

So let's all celebrate Men’s Health Month, by helping men stay healthy, active and alive by encouraging eating a healthy diet high in a wide variety of green leafy colorful vegetables, getting some exercise for 30 minutes to 1 hour every day, and applying Twist 25 DHEA cream daily.

Happy Father’s Day and have a great Men’s Health Month!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Is Your Workout Enough? — Add DHEA to Your Fitness Routine

weight liftingRegular exercise and staying active has repeatedly been proven to be the most important way to stay healthy. Yes, it is also important to eat a variety of fresh vegetables and avoid proteins high in saturated fats, drink plenty of water, and get 8 hours of sleep every night. But regular exercise at least 5 times per week is key. An advantage called Twist 25 DHEA cream can make exercise easier to do and recover from, and more beneficial for lean shapely muscle tone.

Some folks go for a jog, some prefer a brisk walk or trail hike; many people do yoga or cross-fit training, or go for a bike ride every day. Any such activities that keep our heart rate up over 120 beats per minute for more than 20 minutes helps us maintain our health. If you keep that aerobic heartbeat up for 30 minutes or an hour it’s even better.

But after age 35 it gets harder for people to muster the motivation to keep the daily exercise going. Work, kids, combined with diminishing energy and drive, make exercise one of those things that just gets left off the to-do list. Many rationalize it as “Well, I’m just too busy to exercise.” Or “I have too many other priorities that are more important…like work, and dropping off or picking up the kids.”

How do hormones matter? 
Being an adult can be demanding and stressful. There is work, kids, family and friends, groceries to buy, meals to make and housekeeping and yard work to do. So, by the end of a long day crashing out on the couch starts to seem like it would be a better option than going to do a yoga class or going for a jog or heading to the gym for a workout.
 

By age 35-45 there is another important thing going on inside our bodies that quietly compounds with life’s responsibilities to make the couch’s appeal even stronger allowing daily exercise to get left behind – hormone decline.

For the first 20 years of our lives, men and women alike make ever increasing levels of hormones. One of the most important hormone precursors is DHEA – dehydroepiandrosterone. DHEA is a naturally occurring prohormone. DHEA is a base building block for all of the sex hormones. Hormones are the chemical messengers that give us the drive and desire to be active and exercise. Hormones also are what give us shapely muscle tone that is obviously different for men or women.


Between age 35-45 many people begin to get discouraged that even though they are exercising, they just don’t notice the same benefits in how they look anymore. A picture speaks a thousand words. This graph shows DHEA levels over the human lifespan.

By providing DHEA on the skin, or dermis, the largest organ of the body, there are many noticeable advantages.



DHEA levels

People notice that the benefits they gain from exercise return. Lean shapely muscle tone develops because hormone levels are regained. People also notice that they recover faster after exercising, and don’t suffer from debilitating muscle soreness the next day even after an intense workout.

So stay active. Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. Eat right; drink plenty of water; and apply Twist 25 DHEA cream onto thin hairless skin every day. It will help you maintain that youthful physically fit look. Twist 25 DHEA cream also comes in a convenient airless cream pump that can be easily carried with you in your workout bag or purse. So it’s easy to have with you to apply after your shower post workout when your blood flow is good and your skin is clean and your pores are dilated.

Use Twist 25 DHEA cream to get the most from your exercise. Use Twist 25 cream, make your own hormones. This special DHEA supplement cream can give you that little health advantage to keep exercising, and enjoy the benefits staying fit and active can provide.