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What Can I Do To Boost My Metabolism
No reason to do it: A number of people appear interested in increasing growth hormone levels. Despite what you may see on the internet, there are no studies that suggest that increasing hgh, or taking hgh in people who have no pituitary disorder is of any benefit. Most normal adults have unmeasureable levels of hgh. Indeed, the majority of adults with no pituitary function do not require hgh to feel well. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: There are multiple reasons for loss of energy including depression, endocrine problems (hypothyroidism), chronic low grade infections (like lyme disease)and some autoimmune disorders and connective tissue disorders, and neurologigic problems such as ms(multiple sclerosis) and lou gherig's disease (als). Life stressors can do the same thing. Most require medical evaluation to begin with. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Exercise: If the appetite is sluggish, daily exercise , like walking for 20-30 minutes, can help improve yourr appetite.. But you need to be sure that you do not have a medical cause for low appetite. This can include depression, indigestion or liver problems like hepatitis. You should get a medical check up especially if you have lost any weight due to poor appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Speed metabolism.: Weight training builds lean muscle which is metabolically active around the clock, day and night. While some studies suggest that cardiovascular exercise may stimulate the metabolism for as much as 48 hours after the exercise, it may be much less time. Both are best in combination. As well, eating a small healthy meal of lean protein and complex carbs every 2-3 hours speeds the metabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat better: A lot of time are metabolism is low because we eat low-metabolic foods like processed sugar and simple starch. Our body does not need to use any energy to break down and digest these foods. But eating a diet high in lean protein and complex carbohydrates will increase your metabolism. Daily exercise in the form of cardio along with yoga and weights would also significantly increase metabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More energy: (1) Make sure you're getting 6-9 hours of sleep on a regular schedule. (2) Eat small frequent meals (every 3 hours or so) containing lean proteins and complex carbohydrates. (3) Supplement multi-vitamin and B complex. (4) Maintain a positive outlook towards life. (5) Get baseline blood testing done, if you have not to this point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try therapy first : Libido is a sensitive phenomenon with multiple psychological and physiological factors influencing it. I'd suggest a few therapy sessions to see if it may be partner specific or something psychological that you aren't fully aware of. If nothing turns up there, medications that increase Dopamine or norepinephrine (such as bupropion or stimulant medications) can increase libido. ...Read more
No magic pill: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help someone daily: I firmly believe that one of the best ways to help self-esteem is to make sure that not a day in your life passes that you do not reach out to say something kind to someone else or help someone else. I think if you start there you willl find your self-esteem will start to lift. Also make sure that you are very centered in your spirituality. Volunteering to help. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help as can most forms of psychotherapy. If you are in a depression please get professional help from a psychiatrist or your family practitioner if medication is necessary. Include a healthy dose of laughter in your life daily. Learn the joy of laughing at yourself as you learn to not take yourself so seriously. Also do something every day to make yourself feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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