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Jan 30

Everything to Know About Human Growth Hormone | Muscle & Fitness

The following list breaks down GH-boosting agents into seven categories: vitamins, minerals, amino acids, hormones, vital agents, herbs and botanicals, and adaptogenic herbs.

Many of the items listed heresuch as vitamins A, B5, B12, chromium, and zinccan be found in a daily multivitamin. Amino acids such as arginine, glutamine, and taurine are in many of our favorite pre- and post-workout supplements. Others, such as the hormone CHEA, the botanical extract chrysin, and the adaptogenic herb panaz ginseng, might not be part of the common products you already take but are sold separately.

Everything listed here is backed by years of research supporting its efficacy.

*Braverman says that real HGH is the only way to go if you truly have a deficiency, but added, Theres no question that when you take other hormonestestosterone, DHEA, estrogen, progesteronelots of people get growth hormone increases.

(Herbs with multiple, nonspecific actions that generally promote overall wellness)

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Oct 20

Everything You Need to Know About Stem Cell Therapy – Digital Journal

Joshua Ketner, Founder and CEO of Dreambody Clinic, and his wife Venus Ketner, CFO, are set to release a new book that will provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of stem cell therapy and its benefits.

Nuevo Vallarta,Mexico October 18, 2022

Joshua Ketner, Founder and CEO of Dreambody Clinic, and his wife Venus Ketner, the company CFO, are set to release a new book entitled The Ultimate Guide to Stem Cell Therapy. In this book, Joshua and Venus provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of stem cell therapy and its potential benefits. They also cover the latest research on the subject and the different types of stem cell therapy available today.

Stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for a variety of conditions and diseases. It holds the potential to regenerate tissues and organs, repair damaged cells, and even reverse the aging process. In this book, Joshua and Venus explore the history of stem cell therapy, its current applications, and its future potential. They also discuss the different types of stem cells available for therapy, including Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapies to treat joint pain, autoimmune diseases, heart problems, organ diseases, brain conditions, and more.

Readers will also learn about the ethical concerns surrounding stem cell therapy and the risks and benefits associated with this treatment. The Ultimate Guide to Stem Cell Therapy is an essential resource for anyone interested in learning more about this cutting-edge medical field.

Dreambody Clinic is located in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, and serves clients worldwide. They offer Stem Cell Therapy, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Therapy, and Regenerative Medicine Treatments for patients from around the world. Dream Body Clinic believes that by getting your hormones in check and replenishing them with mesenchymal stem cells, we can provide healthcare instead of disease care. They can treat autoimmune diseases with Stem Cell Therapy to get the patients immune system to protect the body instead of attacking it.

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Stay tuned for updates on how to pre-order The Ultimate Guide to Stem Cell Therapy and be among the first to get your hands on this groundbreaking book! Joshua and Venus Ketners The Ultimate Guide to Stem Cell Therapy will be released in 2023.

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Oct 20

Mother of three, CEO wins the Mrs Malaysia International Global Crown 2022 – Malaysiakini

On 17th September, Anne Rajasaikaran, CEO of The Budimas Charitable Foundation and the Edumaax Group of Companies, won the Mrs Malaysia International Global (MMIG) championship after competing with 15 others at the HGH Convention Hall. The event was followed by Charene Chua and Faith Angela, who won first and second runner-up, respectively.

Image above: Winners of the Mrs. Category

The aspiring beauty queen is a mother of three children, leading the Budimas Charitable Foundation and the Edumaax Group of companies, where she oversees - Imperium International College, St John's International Schools (SJIS) and Pusat Tuisyen Kasturi. "I firmly believe every child should have access to a high-quality education. Education change lives. No child should be denied the transformative power of a great education", said Anne.

Besides education, one of her pride and joy is creating safe and natural makeup for Asian women via Karra Comestics. "As a mother, it is imperative that products are natural and can be clean, but clean is not always natural. For Karra, all ingredients are naturally derived and safe for women", said the Founder. Anne agrees that people typically feel better and more confident about themselves when they look good. In an interview, she said that the mind-body connection certainly exists regarding one's appearance and self-confidence.

With Budimas Charitable Foundation, she champions rights and addresses the issues underprivileged children face. It has reached out to support more than 10,000 children across Malaysia.

Her work in the tertiary education sector focuses mainly on providing quality education to students from all walks of life. "When you have decided on a goal, you owe it to yourself to give it your all", said the philanthropist Anne Rajasaikaran.

This Foundation acts as a movement that focuses on helping the community. Through volunteering and donations in the holistic department, the aim is to make a lasting difference in the lives of the people the Foundation serves.

Winners of the Mrs. Category

Mrs. Malaysia International Global 2022, Champion - Anne Rajasaikaran

Mrs. Borneo International Global 2022, Champion - Athzabell Widra

Mrs. Malaysia International Global 2022, 1st RunnerUp - Faith Angela

Mrs. Malaysia International Global 2022, 2nd RunnerUp - Charene Chua

Winners of the Classic Category

Classic Mrs. Malaysia International Global 2022, Champion - Maria Chan Classic Mrs. Malaysia International Global 2022, 1st RunnerUp - Prema Latha

Classic Mrs. Malaysia International Global 2022, 2nd RunnerUp - Ng Wai Ling

Anne Rajasaikaran's background, determination and success have earned her Mrs Malaysia International Global 2022 Crown.

The Mrs International Global 2022 is a platform for married women to demonstrate their talent and beauty to the world. The competition empowers women from all walks of life and motivates them to think big and manifest their goals.

Anne Rajasaikaran will represent Malaysia for the Mrs International Global 2022/2023 World Final in January 2023, alongside other participants worldwide.

We are thrilled to see her representing women's empowerment and wish her the profound best of luck in the finale!

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Sep 26

SwitchArcade Round-Up: Reviews Featuring ‘Easy Come Easy Golf’, Plus ‘Jack Move’ and Today’s Other Releases and Sales TouchArcade – Touch Arcade

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for September 20th, 2022. In todays article, weve got a review of Clap Hanz Easy Come Easy Golf. There are a few new releases to check out, including a pair of visual novels from Idea Factory and a JRPG-style game with style to burn. Beyond that, weve got the usual lists of new and outgoing sales. Lets get to it!

Just to make it clear from the get-go, this is the Apple Arcade game Clap Hanz Golf adapted for Switch and given a new name. Your twenty bucks frees you from the subscription model that meant you were basically renting the game at best, and ensures that whenever the day comes for Clap Hanz to leave the service, the game is still around in some form. Those who are further in the know probably are aware that Clap Hanz is a spiritual successor to Sonys Hot Shots Golf, which developer Clap Hanz worked on from Hot Shots Golf 3 onward. A series which was conceived by Camelot, who also went on to work on the Mario Golf series from the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color onward.

I didnt hate Mario Golf: Super Rush, but I can understand people who werent happy with it. I appreciate that Camelot might be tired of making the same old game every time and wants to try to mix things up. But I dont think people are wrong to wish the Mario Golf games would just stick to what works. Well, if you want a golf game that more or less does stick to what works, your day has arrived. Easy Come Easy Golf isnt precisely the same thing as Hot Shots Golf. It has some grindy cruft as a result of its origins as a mobile subscription-based game. It has a couple of minor gimmicks to differentiate itself. But the general structure and core mechanics are going to be very, very familiar to fans of Hot Shots Golf, and thats a good thing.

The main gimmick in Easy Come Easy Golf is that you bring a team of golfers with you to each nine-hole course, each one tackling a single hole. Each named golfer has their own stats and specialties, so theres an element of strategy in choosing which one to deploy where. Said named golfers will also level up as you use them, increasing their stats. You start off with just four named golfers, filling out the rest of your team with no-names who wont level up at all.

As you play, youll unlock additional characters to fill out your roster. Characters arent the only things to unlock, either. Because this version of the game includes all of the updates that have been delivered to the Apple Arcade game, there is a ton of content in here. But you are going to have to grind it out, so be prepared for that. That said, grinding in this context just means playing more rounds of golf, and I have to believe thats what you got this game for anyway. Perhaps importantly, none of the grinding is necessary. The game is happy enough to largely leave the matter of challenge in single-player to the player versus the course rather than versus the CPU opponents. You can also enjoy multiplayer via local or online, allowing up to four players to head off to the links together and see who is the best, or luckiest.

If youre satisfied with Clap Hanz as a subscription game on Apple Arcade, you dont need to worry too much about Easy Come Easy Golf. Its basically the same game. But if you want the game in a more permanent form, or youre a Switch-only golfing fan who wants something a little light without the goofy chaos of modern Mario Golf, youll want to pick this game up. Its well-made, content-rich, and enjoyable in a comfort food kind of way.

SwitchArcade Score: 4/5

You might remember this visual novel from when it popped up on iOS several years ago, or perhaps from its PlayStation Vita or Steam incarnations. You play as a woman with an unusual case of amnesia who ends up getting tied up with some very unique men. There are multiple paths to play, each with multiple endings, and one additional path leading to the true ending once youve finished them all. Its a very substantial story, so you get a lot for your money. There arent any major additions to this Nintendo Switch version, so if youve played it before elsewhere you wont find anything new here.

Later x Crowd, on the other hand, may well be new to most of you. This is a fandisk companion to the main game, offering up two games we havent seen outside of Japan before. Amnesia: Later is, as you might guess, set after the events of the main story. You can see some of the potential future outcomes, which is always fun. Amnesia: Crowd has a what-if story called Suspense, plus a bunch of minigames and card games to play. I think Mikhail is going to have reviews of both of these for us sometime in the next week or so.

This is a fast-paced sci-fi JRPG-style game, and its a rather good one. You play as a vigilante hacker named Noa who is caught up in all kinds of trouble after her estranged father is kidnapped by members of a mega-corporation. Battles are turn-based, and although Noa is your only party member, you can swap out your hardware mid-battle to change her abilities as needed. Its relatively brief as games in this genre go, wrapping up its story in about a dozen hours, but Im totally okay with a game that opts to trim all of its fat and get to the point, which Jack Move very much does.

(North American eShop, US Prices)

A few things to note in todays list of new sales. Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is having a little sale. Not the greatest of games, but not bad. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has been discounted, along with its Ultimate version and DLC. Both Story of Seasons games are on sale, in case you need more farming games. Not much in the outbox, but you should check it anyway. One never knows what they will find.

Select New Games on Sale

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising ($11.99 from $14.99 until 9/24)Pinball FX3 Bethesda DLC ($5.49 from $10.99 until 9/26)Pinball FX3 Universal DLC ($4.99 from $9.99 until 9/26)Shantae: Half-Genie Hero ($9.99 from $19.99 until 9/26)Shantae: HGH Ultimate ($14.99 from $29.99 until 9/26)Shantae: HGH Pirate DLC ($4.99 from $9.99 until 9/26)Retro Highway ($4.19 from $5.99 until 9/26)Story of Seasons: FoMT ($25.99 from $39.99 until 9/27)Story of Seasons: PoOT ($29.99 from $39.99 until 9/27)Kingdom Rush ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/3)Kingdom Rush Origins ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/3)Kingdom Rush Frontiers ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/3)SkateBIRD ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/4)Loot Hero DX ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/10)Tamiku ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/10)

UltraGoodness 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/10)Autumns Journey ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/10)Wild West Crops ($3.49 from $4.99 until 10/10)Flat Kingdom Papers Cut Edition ($5.59 from $7.99 until 10/10)Taqoban ($3.49 from $4.99 until 10/10)Castle Formers ($3.49 from $4.99 until 10/10)Royal Frontier ($4.89 from $6.99 until 10/10)Cosmos Bit ($3.49 from $4.99 until 10/10)Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook ($6.99 from $9.99 until 10/10)Ord. ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/10)How to Take Off Your Mask ($5.99 from $14.99 until 10/10)Birthday of Midnight ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/10)The Language of Love ($4.79 from $11.99 until 10/10)Freddy Spaghetti ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/10)

Devious Dungeon ($2.39 from $7.99 until 10/10)Devious Dungeon 2 ($2.39 from $7.99 until 10/10)Devious Dungeon Collection ($5.19 from $12.99 until 10/10)LIMBO ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/10)INSIDE ($1.99 from $19.99 until 10/10)Legend of Numbers ($2.00 from $2.99 until 10/10)Vera Blanc: Full Moon ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/10)Vera Blanc: GitC ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/10)Balancelot ($3.19 from $7.99 until 10/10)Even the Ocean ($5.99 from $14.99 until 10/10)A Hero and a Garden ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/10)Micetopia ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/10)Paw Paw Paw ($3.99 from $9.99 until 10/10)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21st

Catlateral Damage ($7.49 from $14.99 until 9/21)Clutter 1000 ($2.99 from $9.99 until 9/21)Clutter Evolution Beyond Xtreme ($2.99 from $9.99 until 9/21)First Time in Paris ($6.99 from $9.99 until 9/21)I Love Finding Cats! ($2.99 from $9.99 until 9/21)I Love Finding Pups! ($2.99 from $9.99 until 9/21)Jewel Match Solitaire Winterscapes ($2.99 from $9.99 until 9/21)Secrets of Light & Shadow ($12.75 from $15.00 until 9/21)Super Shadow Break: Showdown! ($9.09 from $12.99 until 9/21)Toodee and Topdee ($9.99 from $19.99 until 9/21)

Thats all for today, friends. Well be back tomorrow with more new releases, more sales, and perhaps some news or a review. Im getting a vaccine shot tomorrow, so I may end up loopy and have to skip a day though. Life is truly a day-to-day mystery. Now if youll excuse me, I have to wrap up my Tokyo Game Show 2022 writings. I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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Sep 26

Most HMC facilities report zero incidents of healthcare associated infections – The Peninsula

A robust infection control programme by the Hamad Medical Corporation has seen healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in patients significantly reduced.

At present, a majority of HMC facilities report zero incidents of targeted healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and it aims to achieve zero tolerance in all ICU units across HMC facilities, said Dr. Jameela Al Ajmi, Executive Director of Corporate Infection Prevention and Control at HMC. Healthcare associated infections can cause a significant source of complications across the continuum of care such as pneumonia and infections of the urinary tract, bloodstream and other parts of the body, commonly to patients admitted to the ICUs.

Infection control has many challenges especially with the increasing number of hospitalised patients, a greater prevalence of invasive technologies, and a higher prevalence of immunocompromised patients, said Dr. Al Ajmi.

A newly-established global estimate on hygiene by WHO and Unicef reveals the risk of disease spread and infections to patients and health care providers. But proactive measures taken by HMCs Corporate Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) division are keeping infections away across all hospitals, she added.

The surgical, trauma and paediatric ICUs of Hamad General Hospital (HGH) and the medical, paediatric, and neonatal ICUs of Al Wakra Hospital have achieved zero incidents of central line associated bloodstream infections. The ICU in Heart Hospital has achieved zero catheter associated urinary tract infections, she added.

Majority patients admitted to neonatal intensive care unit are high risk category with medically fragile patients with a lower gestational age and lower birth weight. Many neonates should also be considered immunocompromised because of incompletely developed immune systems or congenital defects.

Because of their immature immune systems, babies in NICUs may develop health care associated infections. Therefore, it is very important to embed innovative IPC strategies to deliver safe care to vulnerable neonates. As a result, the neonatal intensive care unit in Womens Wellness and Research Center (WWRC) has achieved zero incidents of ventilator associated pneumonia, said Dr. Al Ajmi.

The aim of HMCs Corporate Infection Prevention and Control division is to ensure a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors without getting any harm by acquiring infection from healthcare facilities as they can cause complications and even death. It also raises awareness of the importance of preventing and controlling the transmission of infection among staff, patient and family members.

Hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers in all HMC facilities has consistently increased as a result of the implementation of hand hygiene policies and protocols that aid in the development of a good hand hygiene culture throughout HMC. It is a significant accomplishment in HMCs Road to Successful Infection Prevention and Control programme, said Dr. Al Ajmi.

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Jun 29

Somatropin Market to Experience Rapid Growth Between 2022 to 2030 | By -Ipsen, Novo Nordisk A/S, Pfizer Inc, Sandoz International GmbH (Novartis AG) -…

New Jersey, United States-Somatropin Market 2022 2030, Size, Share, and Trends Analysis Research Report Segmented with Type, Component, Application, Region, and Forecast

Human growth hormone advances recovery, propagation, and growth. Expanded utilization of growth hormone and growth hormone mindfulness, which helps in the administration of hormonal lopsidedness problems, improves the market growth. The worldwide Somatropin market size was esteemed at $3,864.00 million out of 2020 and is supposed to reach $9,211.63 million by 2028, enrolling a CAGR of 9.0% from 2022 to 2028. Somatropin is a peptide chemical emitted by the pituitary organ that directs cell development, cell recovery and fix, propagation, and digestion that adds to human development. Somatropin levels in the human body ought to be appropriate for typical development and can be constrained by elements like activity, rest, stress, and low glucose levels. It likewise assists with directing body organization, muscle development and bone development, body liquids, sugar and fat digestion, and recuperation from injury. It additionally assists increment with muscle strength and execution.

Many organizations are putting resources into R&D to foster a Somatropin that makes fewer side impacts and will be a drawn-out treatment. The development in the market is because of the expansion in illnesses connected with Human Growth Hormone (HGH) lack, ascend being used of maturing chemicals, endeavors taken by states and different confidential associations to spread consciousness of Somatropin lack, areas of strength for and. Different factors, for example, expanded attention to the treatment cycle, an expanded number of wellbeing problems, and expanded neuropsychiatric cases are projected to work on the development of the Somatropin market. The fast development of new Somatropin books is supposed to drive the Somatropin market development.

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Somatropin is a peptide chemical liable for development excitement, cell propagation, and cell recovery in people and is consequently significant for the human turn of events. Growth Hormone deficiency in people is caused when the pituitary organ doesnt blend sufficient convergence of hGH. This lack in people is treated by regulating recombinant Somatropin by subcutaneous infusion. Different hereditary problems, including Prader-Willi disorder and Turner condition, may likewise cause Somatropin lack in people, prompting deferred pubescence and more limited than-normal level.

Somatotropin, likewise called as Growth hormone (GH) or human growth hormone, is a protein hormone of around 190 amino acids that is combined and discharged by cells called somatotrophs in the front pituitary. It helps control a few complex physiologic cycles, including growth and digestion. Additionally, it is liable for the growth of the multitude of tissues in the body including the bones. Somatotropin is utilized as a medication for the two people as well as creatures. Somatotropin is a recombinant human growth hormone utilized as a substitution treatment in different states of growth disappointment, growth hormone lack, and shortcomings in kids and grown-ups


The Somatropin deficiency section held the biggest market share in 2019 and was supposed to hold its predominance over the gauge period. This can be ascribed to expanding mindfulness about early conclusion and treatment of GH lack in people and the presentation of novel medications in the hGH market.

In view of the appropriation channel, the Somatropin market has been portioned into the medical clinic drug store, retail drug stores, online drug stores, and specialty drug stores. The clinic drug store section held a huge offer in 2019. This high offer is credited to expanding clinic visits because of rising mindfulness about GH lack among people and the treatment.

Regional analysis

North America is assessed to represent the biggest offer inferable from elements like good repayment situation, laid out medical services foundation, huge government drives, and developing medical care mindfulness. Besides, expanded admittance to novel medications because of the presence of central participants in the locale upholds the North American market. Pfizer, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; and Genentech, Inc. are some U.S.- based vital participants that offer an extensive variety of human GH treatments in the district.

Asia Pacific is projected to enlist a critical CAGR over the gauge period. Central members center around acquiring a significant market share in possible nations of the Asia Pacific, for example, Japan and China by acquiring endorsement and the send-off of novel items.

Key PlayersIpsen; Novo Nordisk A/S; Pfizer, Inc.; Sandoz International GmbH (Novartis AG); Ferring Pharmaceuticals; Merck KGaA; Genentech, Inc. (Roche); Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd; and Eli Lilly and Company are some of the key players of the market among others.

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Jun 29

Dad Tests Positive for PEDs after 12-Year Old Sons Driveway Hoops Beatdown – Fanbuzz

There comes a moment in every dads life when must look himself in the mirror and accept the days of beating his son in sports are over. That day was never happening on Dave Cambridges watch.

Cambridge, 49, tested positive for anabolical steroids, HGH and a low-grade beaver tranquilizer after his son beat him in a best-of-3 series in driveway hoops. Zach Cambridge, 12, beat his dad 11-10 and 11-5 in Games 1 and 3 to claim the series. Dave was able to equal the series in Game 2 with a 15-13 overtime win and enjoyed a victory beer to celebrate, but he nearly passed out after the opening possession in Game 3. He then called an impromptu 20-minute timeout to rest and used the time to bask in the beauty of his freshly mowed lawn.

Once the game returned to action, Zach used his speed and newly improved left hand to win the whole thing. Following the loss, neighbors claimed to hear Dave yell expletives unrelentingly for the following five minutes. After his outburst, he laid down on the pavement in disbelief. Witnesses say they saw tears streaming from Daves eyes, but he vehemently claims it was just sweat.

Three days later, Dave challenged Zach to a rematch. He was looking spry, his bench max had increased by 100-pounds and he was dunking like he did once when he was drunk in college (or so he says). Dave crushed Zach 11-2 and 11-4 this go around, saying things like This is what you get for messing with the big dog, when backing his son down in the post and slamming it on him a la Shaquille ONeal and Chris Dudley.

Naturally, Zach was not only taken aback by the loss, but by the fact his dad went from a husky fella to a ripped demigod in three days time. He told his mom, who reminded him of Section B, Paragraph 4, footer 2 of their neighborhoods Home Owners Association contract:

Any son who has reason to suspect his dad may be using performance-enhancing drugs to better his driveway basketball game can subject him to a drug test administered by the HOA. However, the son must submit pictorial evidence.

The pictorial evidence:

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The next day, HOA officials arrived at the Cambridge household. The results, to everyones surprise, were positive. Per Section B, Paragraph 4, footer 3 the punishment is as follows: If a father tests positive for performance-enhancing drugs, he cant work the grill at that years block party, he must abstain from watching Sunday golf for a month, instead, he must watch and discuss whatever Bravo show his wife is currently binging, he must take his son to a NBA game and he must deliver an apology to the whole family.

So, later that night, Dave gathered his wife Sally, Zach, Zachs older sister Geraldine and Zachs younger brother Fabio in the dining room.

I come to you as a broken man, Dave started. First and foremost, I have to apologize to Zach. Zach, you beat me fair and square. There comes a time in every dads life when he must concede athletic competition to his son. I thought the day would never come, but here we are. My competitive fire that burns with the energy of 1,000 suns wouldnt allow me to submit. I reached my lowest low. Even though the PEDs made me feel what I can only describe as pure, unfiltered ecstasy, thats not who I am.

To the rest of the family, Dave continued. You have never seen any dad in the entire country watch Bravo as intently as I will during my suspension, and you?ll never see someone dissect the interpersonal relationships of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City as in-depth as I will during my suspension. Youll never see a man engage in post-show dialogue as hard as I will during my suspension. Im going to take this time to reflect and come out a better man on the other side. Thank you

Dave Cambridges story shows that were all human, and humans make mistakes. Dave appears to be back on the right track. Hell have to stay strong and remember this moment once Zach can beat him in golf.

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May 12

How to Boost Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Naturally – Farr Institute

HGH is an important hormone produced in the pituitary gland. Its a good predictor of overall health. Low HGH levels point to an increased risk of disease and unhealthy weight gain (1).

Optimal Growth Hormone levels are vital during recovery, training, and weight loss (2,3,4). This is because HGH regulates cell repair and other recovery-relevant metabolic functions (5,6,7).

Because this Growth Hormone is naturally synthesized in the body, its possible to influence its production. Lets look at a few strategies for boosting HGH naturally and the science behind why they work.

Growth hormone production isnt linear. HGH levels are highest when you sleep, and even then, they are greatly influenced by your sleep cycles. Production typically peaks before midnight, followed by a few weak pulses before the crack of dawn (8,9).

To get the best out of these cycles, you need to be sound asleep before midnight. Go to bed about two hours, no less than an hour, before midnight.

Research has shown that your growth hormone levels begin to increase after about an hour of sleep (10). This is, arguably, when youre most likely to be in deep slumber (11).

Human sleep cycles occur in two main phases: NREM and REM.

NREM precedes REM (12). The interesting bit is that NREM cycles shorten as the night progresses (13). This is why its so important to sleep a few hours before midnight. You want to have as many long NREM cycles as possible.

Lets look at the three stages therein:

So, how do you optimize your sleep for maximum growth hormone production?

Structure your sleeping habits to make the most of SWS. Research shows that poor sleeping habits negatively affect your Human Growth Hormone levels (14). Ensuring you get adequate sleep is a proven strategy for continued high HGH production (9).

Here are a few tips:

Insulin has been linked to low growth hormone levels (15). To maximize

HGH production, ensure that your insulin levels are lowest at night.

How do you do that?

Sugar and refined carbslike white bread, white rice, and pastaare documented to spike your insulin levels (16). Reduced intake of refined carbohydrates and sugar has shown great potential in optimizing HGH production (8,9).

A study compared HGH levels between healthy people, and four other groups with insulin problems (diabetes, impaired carbohydrate tolerance, impaired insulin function). Growth hormone production was 34 times higher in healthy people (17). Clearly showing the link between insulin and HGH.

Sugary beverages are especially harmful. Interestingly, the body doesnt respond to sweet drinks in the manner it responds to solid food (18). These beverages arent as satiating as solid foods (19).

You end up taking more liquids than in solids form because you dont feel as fullindependent of caloric intake (20). Avoid sweet drinks like sodas and sweetened yogurt before bedtime.

Insulin levels spike immediately after a meal and stabilize after 23 hours (21). Eat all your meals at least 2 hours before bedtime.

Some research suggests that a high-protein meal before bed could potentially inhibit HGH activity (22). Even though the research on that isnt conclusive, we know for sure that all late-night snacks will trigger insulin production (23).

Excessive fat is strongly linked to low HGH production (24). This is another reason why you should avoid sugary meals, especially before going to sleep. The consumption of high-sugar meals at night is closely associated with weight gain (25). Avoiding sweet treats at night regulates your insulin, and also keeps your weight in check.

One study found that losing fat around the abdominal area leads to a significant boost in growth hormone levels (26).

In another study, participants who had 3x the amount of body fat as the control group were found to have half their growth hormones (27). Its well-documented that obese people return to normal HGH levels after losing weight. (28).

Interestingly, the impact of body fat on HGH production is strongest in men. Both sexes experience an increase in growth hormone levels after shedding off some weight, though (27,29). This is probably because fat distribution in men favors the belly, where its most harmful (30,31).

Healthy eating is beneficial to your overall well-being. Every balanced diet optimizes HGH production by keeping your insulin and body fat levels in check. That said, some special foods are directly linked to enhanced Growth Hormone secretion.

Lets look at a few of the best documented H G H-boosting foods.

This hormone is released as you sleep. It regulates your sleep cycles and helps you get longer and deeper sleep associated with enhanced HGH production (9). A melatonin-rich breakfast increases melatonin secretion in the night. Melatonin-Rich Foods :

Another study found that a tryptophan-rich breakfast coupled with exposure to bright light in the day significantly boosted HGH levels (32). Tryptophan-dense foods include eggs, milk, grains, beans, and meat. Work these foods into your breakfast and take a short stroll in the bright of day for a good nights sleep.

Melatonin supplements happen to be very popular sleeping aids in the US. Its one of the most commonly used supplements (33).

Research shows that a little melatonin supplementation directly boosts the production of Human Growth Hormones (34,35,36).

Being a naturally-occurring hormone, its non-toxic. However, these supplements have been shown to affect brain chemistry, so you should only take them under medical supervision (37).

You should also contact a medical professional before taking these supplements if you are pregnant. One animal study found that melatonin lowers birth weight and increases baby mortality (38).

Arginine is one of the amino acids that boost the synthesis of the Human Growth Hormone (38,39). Arginine-rich foods include:

Many people take arginine supplements to complement their exercises. Thats a mistake. When taken alongside exercise, theres no significant increase in HGH production. You are better off taking the supplement alone (38,39,40).

Per recent research, higher doses, 1520 grams of Arginine per day boosts nighttime HGH production by up by about 60 percent. Thats the equivalent of taking 114 mg per pound of body weight. Lower doses, 610 grams per day, about 45 mg for every pound in body-weight, didnt show any significant impact on growth hormone production (41).

If you are looking for something to boost your HGH levels alongside exercise, take sport drinks. They are rich in beta-alanine, which boosts growth hormone levels, and its been documented to double your peak workout power (42).

Protein shakes are also an option if you want an HGH-friendly supplement to complement exercise. These shakes boost the secretion of Growth Hormones around workouts (43).

Glutamine is a potent amino acid that has been shown to increase HGH production even at small doses, significantly. A 2 mg dose has been documented to boost GH secretion by up to 78 percent (44).

Glutamine-rich foods include:

Ornithine is one of the amino acids responsible for protein synthesis and muscle mass (45). Research has shown that people who take ornithine about half an hour after working out experience increased HGH synthesis (46).

Foods rich in ornithine include:

All forms of exercise will increase your levels of Human Growth Hormone, but high-intensity activity produces the most significant boosts (46,47). Theres no universal session duration, but workouts typically last about an hour. Weight training, sprinting, and interval training have shown a lot of promise increasing HGH levels (48,49,50).

The benefits of exercise extend beyond short-term spurts in Human Growth Hormone. In the long-term, it will help you cut down your body fat, increasing GH production (27,29).

HGH levels increase by about 300 percent when you fast for 3 days. After fasting for a week, HGH secretion is at 1,250 percent (51). These results have been replicated in other studies with researchers observing a doubling or tripling of HGH levels just 23 days into a fast (52,53,54).

The trick is to find the right balance between when to eat and when to fast.

Intermittent fasting impacts HGH secretion both in the short-term and in the long-term. In the short-term, fasting keeps your insulin low. Since this hormone is associated with low GH levels, keeping it low boosts HGH production (23,55).

In the long-term, it lowers your body fat, resulting in a long-term boost in growth hormone production(23,56).

HGH, a hormone produced in the pituitary gland, is vital for cell repair and other essential metabolic functions. Its production typically peaks when we are deep asleep (SWS).

Like other hormones, its greatly influenced by body fat. Mind your lifestyle and diet.

By following the outlined tips, you can increase GH production to optimal levels with very little effort. The endocrine systemthe system that regulates growth hormonesperforms at its peak when you eat and live healthily.

If you want to learn more about HGH, you can read our articles about the benefits of hgh and the best hgh supplements out there.

How to Boost Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Naturally - Farr Institute

May 12

Bubble Gut {or Palumboism} What, Why & How to Stop HGH Belly

HGH (Human Growth Hormone)GutWhat is a Bubble Gut?

A Bubble Gut is the excessive stomach distension around the midsection causingbodybuildersto appear asthough they've got excess fat and heavy bloating around the gut. This trend has become even more pronounced over the last 5 years, with images of Mr. Olympia winner and runner up Phil Heath and Kai Greene, and even previous champions like Ronnie Coleman, showing signs of excessive stomach distension despite extremely low body fat.

This has led to many spectators or fans wondering what is causing the appearance of a gut on these athletes and why it has increased in recent years. The stomach distension is known in bodybuilding circles as HGH Gut,Insulin Gut, "Palumboism",or more popularly, Bodybuilder Belly, Muscle Gut or "Bubble Gut". As the above name suggests, the stomach distension seen in these bodybuilders is believed to be caused by insulin and human growth hormone (HGH) abuse.

To help you navigate this article, we've included a table of contents linking to each section:

What causes bubble gut in bodybuilders?

A Multi-Faceted Problem

How to prevent an HGH belly

Bubble gut is caused by factors such asincreased use of insulin andthe introduction of HGH injectionsuse in the nineties. There is no one factor that has been proven to cause the emergence of the bodybuilder belly (Palumboism). The most realistic explanation is a combination of factors.

These include:

The extremely high doses of HGH used by bodybuilders, estimated at around 5 milligrams per day, can cause side effects such as the excessive growth of some tissues, like the intestines. With larger intestines, the abdomen can bulge to up to twice its natural size, particularly after food consumption.

Many bodybuilders also combine HGH, and many other substances, with insulin use; a practice known as stacking. This insulin use can then cause increased fat storage behind the stomach, known as visceral fat, which can lead to a larger abdomen.

Through the use of insulin and Human Growth Hormone drugs and the addition of multiple supplements and a diet that is extremely high in protein, muscle mass increases considerably. This causes not only an increase in mass in the Rectus Abdominis, or the six pack, itself, but also in the muscles that lie underneath it, such as the Transverse Abdominus and the Internal Obliques. This causes the entire midsection to grow and protrude, giving a blocky appearance and contributing to stomach distension. The 'look' has been nicknamed 'Palumboism'.

High carbohydrate foods cause an increase in glycogen to be stored in the muscles which causes increased water retention, as glycogen attracts water. Both this and the large volume of carbohydrate rich foods further contribute to Muscle Gut by providing a 'bloated' look.

Irrespective of protein, carbohydrates or supplements, all bodybuilders follow an extremely high calorie diet, with some consuming over 10,000 calories per day. This high calorie food intake also means a high volume of food which can stay in the stomach for prolonged periods causing gut distension.

Many bodybuilders and fitness models use a technique known as 'carb' or 'glyco' loading, where a bodybuilder dehydrates and lowers carbohydrate intake and, in many cases, ingests diuretics to help flush water out of the body. They then ingest large amounts of carbohydrates and water to cause a supercompensation of water content in the muscles, allowing greater definition and muscle volume. However, if mistimed, this loss of water, along with the problems of high carbohydrate intake, can cause slower digestion and stomach emptying, meaning more food stays in the gut for longer, promoting distension.

Any combination of the above factors can lead to gut distension and explains the names given to this condition by the bodybuilding community. While no studies have proven these theories directly, there is scientific evidence that all of the above mechanisms behind HGH gut are possible (1, 2).

Due to recent studies showing a lack of effectiveness in human growth hormone promoting strength or muscle mass (3, 4), and the dangers of insulin abuse compared to similar benefits elicited from safer supplements (5, 6), abstinence would seem like a natural solution. However, the reason most of these bodybuilders take high levels of these drugs is due both to the perceived benefit they possess for aiding muscle growth, and because they can aid tendon recovery and growth and prevent injury (7). As such, there is little point in recommending completely halting their use. However, there may be methods to reduce stomach distension without stopping or even reducing HGH or insulin use. There are a number of methods that could be used to help prevent the Insulin or HGH Gut from occurring in new bodybuilder as well as help reduce its appearance in veteran athletes.

From examining bodybuilders who were known to have used HGH throughout their careers (i.e. Dorian Yates and Ronnie Coleman), its clear that stomach distension isnt permanent and is reversible by lowering the dose or eliminating use (ending the cycle). Insulin is also primarily bulking substance and can actually hinder the cutting process by increasing fat storage (8). So, reducing the amount of HGH and Insulin taken when cutting and approaching contests will allow a bodybuilder to reap all the benefits of the two drugs while reducing gut distension on stage.

Intermittent Fasting has been shown to be just as effective as conventional calorie cutting for helping weight and fat loss while maintaining muscle (9, 10). When timed correctly, this can ensure that the amount of food in the digestive system is low and help reduce any stomach distension while allowing a high quality physique to be maintained during a contest.

Many bodybuilders are tempted to increase their carbohydrate intake when cutting to maintain muscle mass. However, as insulin use has been reduced or eliminated, their is no additional benefit to maintaining high carbohydrate intake. In fact, cutting carbohydrates and maintaining fats can cause higher levels of testosterone when dieting (11), while the decreased food volume will help keep Muscle Gut under control. During these periods, protein intake can be kept high without high carbohydrate dairy products by using meat, eggs and supplements like Grenade Carb Killa Protein BarsTM for high protein and fibre or low carbohydrate whey isolate shakes like Isotean TM protein. It should also be noted that increasing protein further during these diets could help improve visceral fat loss that was caused by the previous insulin use. Also, eating out at certain restaurants or meals can be challenging when looking to maintain a low-carb diet. For this, consider consulting this guide on low-carb meals and restaurants that are available.

When using water manipulation techniques, ensure that sodium and electrolyte intake is increased through supplementing with electrolyte solutions such as Genius Electrolytes, and that fibre and digestive enzyme intake is high to aid digestion. This can be done by supplementing with digestive aids like Fiberlyze. Also make sure that timing is correct, giving approximately 24 hours to allow full glycogen supercompensation before contest time. All of these strategies can be effective in reducing Bodybuilder Belly and improving physique on stage. However, it is important to consider individual differences and experiment with these steps carefully, as responses to them may differ between individuals. Also, it can be difficult to maintain strict dietary protocols when travelling for competition. So, check out this guide on dieting while on the road to help consider different foods and diets while on the road can help a lot.

About the Author

Reggie Johal is the founder of Predator Nutrition, a UK based health and supplement store. Reggie owes much of his extensive strength and fitness knowledge to his former career as a Great Britain American Footballer.

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May 12

Human growth hormone – safe and unsafe use of HGH | healthdirect

If your child is growing more slowly than other children or is very short for their age, they might have low levels of a brain hormone called human growth hormone (HGH, or hGH).

Growth hormone is a small protein made in part of the brain called the pituitary gland. It travels in the bloodstream to all tissues in the body to stimulate growth.

Lack of HGH can cause slow growth in children and also problems with fitness and health in adults.

A very high level of HGH can cause children to be abnormally tall. In adults, it can cause overgrowth of bone that disfigures the hands, feet and face a condition called acromegaly.

Until the mid-1980s, the growth hormone used to treat humans was extracted from the donated brains of dead people. However a small number of people treated with such HGH developed Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (CJD), a brain disease that causes muscle wasting and dementia.

Today synthetic HGH is used. There is no risk now of CJD.

Growth hormone is used to treat children who are not growing or are very short and adults with growth hormone deficiency.

If your child needs treatment with HGH, the Australian government will cover the cost.

If your child needs treatment with HGH, the Australian government may cover the cost. You can check whether your child is eligible on the Services Australia website.

The use of prescribed HGH under medical supervision is generally safe. HGH is given by injection. Some people get a reaction or swelling at the site of injection and a few get headaches.

Some bone problems, like scoliosis, could be worsened if HGH treatment causes rapid growth.

The illegal use of HGH without a prescription, for example to promote muscle growth, is risky. It can cause acromegaly, and possibly diabetes, high blood pressure, liver damage, heart problems and premature aging.

In addition, illegal HGH may not be what it claims to be, so you dont know what you might be injecting.

If you have questions about HGH, or you are concerned about your child's growth, talk to your doctor or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 (known as NURSE-ON-CALL in Victoria).

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