Tuesday, February 03, 2004

February 2004 Newsletter

FHN Complementary Medicine Monthly Newsletter February 2004

7 Keto DHEA

It is the time of year when people go on the latest diet and exercise program to lose the holiday cookies! There is NOTHING that can replace reasonable exercise and dietary regimes. There are some people who need extra help with increasing their metabolism. Many of you turned to ephedrine HCL containing products to do that. The dangers of that have been well documented. The other products coming on the market to replace them have similar problems using other stimulants such as extremely high doses of caffeine or guarana. High doses of both have damaging effects on your adrenal gland , BP, etc.

We have used a product called 7- KETO LEAN, which is a metabolite of DHEA. 7-KETO LEAN has been shown to be a remarkably effective weight loss aid in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted by the Department of Medicine at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Conn. Study participants who combined 7-KETO with a healthy diet and exercise lost an average of one pound per week while the placebo group lost less than one-fourth of a pound per week - weight loss was due to a loss of body fat, not water weight or muscle tissue. Results of the study are attributed to raised levels of thyroid hormone T3, which increases basic metabolic rate. 7-KETO Lean combines clinically studied 7-KETO, the improved, safe form of DHEA, with seven other powerful natural compounds to support thyroid function and metabolism.

The biggest concern over DHEA supplementation repeatedly raised in the DHEA scientific literature is the issue of androgen/estrogen production from DHEA. Various tissues can locally convert DHEA to either androgens (testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, androstenedione) or estrogens (estrone, estradiol). Many DHEA studies report significant androgen increases in women, even at the relatively low dose of 50 mg. Increased androgen levels in women may relate not only to the mild effects of excess facial hair and acne, but to the more serious issues of abdominal obesity, hyper-glycemia and insulin resistance. One report found a decreased testosterone level in men, combined with an increase in estradiol, hardly ideal for a man's health. Fortunately, a natural metabolite of DHEA( 7 keto DHEA), normally found in the human body, and which CANNOT be bio-transformed into androgens or estrogens, is now available. And preliminary evidence indicates this "new" DHEA metabolite may be even more potent than DHEA.

7-Keto Lean is an energy enhancer, anti-cortisol stress reducer, and general revitalizing agent. It just may be a help to some where diet and exercise is not enough.

Drs. Glenn and Julie Smith

Complementary Medicine

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