Testosterone is the new black

To all my gents:

If you want to get fit, lose body weight, improve your energy levels and mental health, you need to know what your hormone levels are. Here is why, what and how:

1. Testosterone:

After the age of 30 your Testosterone levels begin to drop off. It is important to know what your levels are in detail.
Most people don’t know that there are differences in the type of Testosterone tested.

1. Total Testosterone – this is the sum of Testosterone in the bloodstream but doesn’t tell us how much of this has actually gotten into the cell to have an effect
2. Free Testosterone – is what has actually managed to get into the cell. Here is where the magic happens. Once it is activated in the cell it makes men feel happy, strong and confident. This means muscle growth and sex appeal gentlemen! Who doesn’t want that?

Low Testosterone is associated with:

• Obesity, diabetes and Cardiovascular disease
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Fatigue
• Low energy
• Reduced sex drive and lowered fertility

2. Cortisol

This adrenal hormone is needed to produce energy but if it is imbalanced it can cause unwanted weight gain and trigger cravings. We need this hormone to wake up and get ready for the day in the morning and it tapers off as the day goes on and is at it’s lowest at night when it’s time to sleep.
To all men out there: High Cortisol is a Testosterone killer! That means high stress wipes out al of the hard earned T.

Low Cortisol is associated with:

• High abdominal fat
• Low energy and fatigue
• Reduced Libido
• Anxiety and depression

For more info book in a free call to discuss the best option for you or book in to get your hormones tested directly here.

Why it is important to get your hormones checked

Our hormones control everything from the way we feel, look, or appetite, weight, pms, muscle tone, mood and much more.
A simple blood test can help get to the bottom of what’s going on for you. Let’s talk about some of the most important hormones in the body.

OESTROGEN:

➕ Makes your skin look lush, blemish free and hydrated
➕nourishes our bones
➕important for fertility and regulating our menstrual cycle
➕it’s a mood booster

If there is too much oestrogen circulating around the body it can lead to some pretty unpleasant symptoms such as:

➖heavy periods
➖migraines
➖breast tenderness
➖endometriosis and fibroids
➖weight gain
➖acne

Equally is the hormone progesterone which can make is feel amazing when it is in abundance. It’s kind of like the yogi of the hormone. It loves to relax and shine.

In abundance

➕gives you thick and shiny hair ( which is why pregnant women always have such glowy luscious tresses)
➕puts you in a zen headspace and helps you sleep like a baby at night
➕important for fertility and pregnancy, it is released after ovulation and your body produces more when you are pregnant to keep the uterine wall nice and thick for the placenta to attach and feed the baby

When it’s lacking

➖ it can cause hair loss
➖anxiety and sleeplessness
➖fertility and pregnancy issues

Last but not least drumroll please for….: Testosterone
Men and women need this hormone and it has different actions for either.

In Men

➕increases muscle tone and growth
➕boosts libido
➕influences hair growth on the body as well as the scalp
➕boosts mood and confidence

In women it also influences libido and mood as well as the decisionmaking process.

There are many more hormones whichare important and can be tested on an individual basis. These include stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin, thyroid hormone a\which affect our metabolism and weight.

If you are interested in getting your hormones checked, we offer a hormone testing package here at natology and this is how it works:

1. Book in for a phone consult to tell us what’s going on so we can choose the right tests for you

2. You will get a personalized blood test form sent out to get a test done at a standard pathology lab – takes 10minutes

3. We will receive your test results back within 2 days and will make an appointment to discuss your results and create a treatment plan for you.

The cost is $250 which includes both consults and your tests.

Book in for a free chat to discuss what’s best for you or book in for your personalized hormone testing package here.