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HGH: The fountain of youth hormone

by Dr. Bruce J. Grandstaff
| June 23, 2010 9:00 PM

How is it that adults can work all day, deny ourselves the delicious tasting junk foods, spend hours in the gym working out, and still have that midriff bulge and our teenage children can lay in front of the TV, stay up late, eat pizza and candy and stay slim and trim and when they want, play hard all day seeming never to tire?

One major factor is a substance called human growth hormone (HGH). Even though adults and adolescents have roughly the same amounts, we can't access it like they can. But read on, there is hope for us "OLD FOLKS."

HGH is a powerful anabolic (tissue building) hormone that causes growth, repairs tissues, mobilizes fat stores and shifts our metabolisms to prefer the use of fat as a fuel source. Note: 1 gram of carbohydrate yields 4 kcal of energy but one gram of fat yields 9kcal (talk about rocket fuel)!

In the July 5, 1990, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine appeared a study by Daniel Rudman MD. The results published showed the amazing effects of tiny amounts of growth hormone injected just beneath the skin of 61 to 81-year-old males over only a six month period. Lean body mass increased by 8.8 percent, body fat decreased by 14.4 percent, bone density increased in the lumbar (low back) spine by 7.1 percent and skin thickness increased by 7.1 percent! (Thin fragile skin is one of the consequences of aging.) All of these amazing affects occurred without any change in the test subjects diet or exercise!

After only 6 months therapy with miniscule amounts of growth hormone, these youthful changes exhibited were, in Dr. Rudman's words, "equivalent in magnitude to the changes incurred during 10-20 years of (reverse) aging."

Another study, performed at the University of New Mexico, demonstrated that weight lifters injected with growth hormone for only six weeks lost four times more body fat and gained four times more lean body mass compared to those who received a placebo. These studies and others like them leave little doubt scientifically that growth hormone truly is the elixir of youth, fostering a kind of regeneration of youth.

As I mentioned, the disparity between adults and teenagers isn't amount but access to this hormone. Teenagers and younger adults are more sensitive to all the factors that stimulate the release of growth hormone and have more stimulating factors present than adults. However, all is not lost. If you want more growth hormone you need to increase and intensify those factors that stimulate it's release from the pituitary gland, such as:

Decrease blood glucose levels

Increase blood protein levels

Eat a carbohydrate-restricted diet

Eat an increased protein diet

Decrease free fatty acids

Produce more PGE (a "good" eicosanoid)

The Ideal Protein diet/treatment does most of these. Good deep sleep and exercise are up to you to provide. The Ideal Protein Diet /Treatment gives you plenty of high biologically available protein, restricts your carbohydrates, lowers your blood glucose and free fatty acids and will induce the production of "good" eicosanoids. As a result you should be stimulating the release of an increase of growth hormone. This is why Ideal Protein's trifold brochure, Your Last Diet, lists the following expected outcomes of their diet/treatment: "Lose 3-7lbs per week, Primarily Promotes fat loss, Helps to maintain muscle mass, Tones and revitalizes the skin, Supports cellulite reduction, Promotes vitality and energy, Naturally suppresses appetite, Reestablishes pancreatic function (Insulin)."

Learning the basics of a good "new" diet to replace your bad "old" diet most of us have been on will ensure that we continue stimulating the release of this "fountain of youth" hormone and reversing the effects of aging.

Sound good? Give us a call at (208) 772-6015 for a free consultation or to attend our next class on the Ideal Protein diet/treatment. Come on Coeur d'Alene, let's lose weight and get healthy together.

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