Common Hormonal Imbalances: The ‘Top Six’ That I See

As explained <a href=” http://http://www.blueprintfitness.co.uk/meat-saturated-fat-and-steroid-hormones/”>here</a>, steroid hormones are involved in everything we do and have startling effects on our vitality, sleep patterns, mental health and libido. As far as systems go, you’ll struggle to find something in your body that is more vital than your steroid hormones. If they are balanced, you are likely to […]

Why are My Thighs So Big? Estrogen Dominance, Weight Gain and the ‘Pear Shape’

Coined from the Greek term ‘to egg on’, hormones have always played a central role in how we feel and how we respond to the world around us. Although a number of hormones can affect our physical appearance, excess estrogen stands out as the only hormonal imbalance that can be seen from a distance. In […]

Meat, Saturated Fat and Steroid Hormones

When people think of steroids, they often think of failed drug tests and controversial allegations surrounding Olympic athletes. However, they are thinking of a specific sub-group of steroids, those we call anabolic androgenic steroids, which can be used to enhance muscle mass and increase recovery times. The reality is that we have more that 50 […]

Is Dark Beer as Healthy as Dark Chocolate?

Held responsible for the ‘beer belly’ seen beside many Benidorm pools, beer isn’t necessarily the weight gain juggernaut you might imagine. All beers contain a reasonable amount of B vitamins, with a 330ml bottle averaging: 0.018mg of B1, 0.089 of B2, 1.828 of Niacin, 0.164 of B6, and 0.07 mcg of B12. It also contains […]

Treatment of Estrogen Dominance: 2 Case Studies

Estrogen dominance is a phrase first used by Dr John Lee, who coined it to describe the collection of symptoms that occur in women when the action of this ‘female hormone’ becomes excessive. Although this term is denigrated by some relics of modern medicine, estrogen dominance can be determined easily via blood testing. And it […]

Debunking Soy: The World’s Worst Health Food

All of us are influenced by marketing at some point. If we were not, companies would stop ploughing funds into their marketing departments. Of course, this is just basic capitalism when it comes to choosing a pair of jeans. But the issue becomes decidedly unethical when food choices are concerned. Soy is a perfect example […]