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Beyond the zinc, magnesium, and healthy fat they contain, pumpkin seeds are rich in tryptophan. The former is a precursor to prostaglandins, a hormone-like substance that plays a key role not only in sexual health but also in sexual desire. And tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin, a brain chemical that regulates mood and promotes feelings of calm and relaxation, both of which are necessary for maintaining a healthy sex drive. Pumpkin seeds are one of the best foods to naturally boost testosterone
The Endocrine Society defines bio-identical hormones as ‘compounds that have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the body’. These hormones are a natural and safer alternative for menopausal women considering conventional hormone replacement therapy.
Menopause is a natural stage of every woman’s life and many women turn to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to relieve the unpleasant symptoms that can occur during this time. Unfortunately HRT can have serious, life-threatening side effects so it is definitely worthwhile considering a more natural alternative such as bio-identical hormones.
The good news about Alzheimer’s is that whilst there is no real evidence you can bring back brain cells (neurons) there is lots you can do right now to make sure you don’t get the accelerated brain shrinkage that leads gradually from memory decline to Alzheimer’s.
A tailored training and nutrition programme that lies within your personal limits can go a long way to improving your performance.
I have heard that it’s best to feed dogs a grain-free diet as it can affect their digestion. Is this correct? How does it affect them and what are the alternatives? M.K.
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