The treatment of this Metabolic Hormone deficiency requires, in addition to diet and exercise modification, supplementation with Growth-Hormone boosting and Cortisol suppressing supplements and medications. Serious cases may even require administration of low dose Growth-Hormone replacement therapy injections along with regular IGF-1 – IGFBP3 and Cortisol blood level testing to titrate and slowly increase GH/IGF-1 levels to what we have determined is their optimal IGF-1 level – in the range of 150-250 ng/ml. This treatment program should ideally be administered as an adjunct therapy in addition to regular medication treatment of the symptoms of these diseases to eventually allow for medication treatment of symptoms to be slowly reduced and ultimately withdrawn.
Our ever-increasing sedentary lifestyles have slowly and insidiously over time reduced our body’s normal and natural production of Growth-Hormone. Our research shows that at least 50% or more of our body’s normal Growth-Hormone production actually results from exercise and physical activity and not exclusively from simple hormone loop feedback systems as once thought. Growth-Hormone production from exercise and physical activity is linear and helps control our body’s energy storage system and immune system function among other benefits.
Growth-Hormone is our main metabolic hormone and in many respects is our body’s lifelong master hormone. It maintains our body’s organs and proper metabolic function. It works in conjunction with and controls the production and effects of our stress/metabolic hormone Cortisol. Unfortunately, as a result of our ever-increasing stationary and sedentary lifestyles especially over the last 100 years, our bodies produce less and less Growth-Hormone causing an imbalance in our energy storage system metabolic hormones that has allowed the levels of the stress/metabolic hormone Cortisol to elevate out of control. The result is inflammation, weight gain, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular/heart disease and susceptibility to viral infections and cancer due to impaired immune system function – specifically T Cell dysfunction.
Sedentary Acquired Growth-Hormone deficiency cannot be reversed by food deprivation dieting and simple casual walks! Starvation dieting merely covers up the true cause of weight gain – metabolic hormone imbalance. That is why all weight loss programs that rely on food deprivation dieting to reverse weight gain and obesity ultimately fail. Sedentary Acquired Growth-Hormone deficiency can only be reversed with a comprehensive treatment program like the IGF Zone Protocol that targets and maintains healthy Growth-Hormone levels in the healthy IGF Zone.
Through our research we have discovered that since Growth-Hormone and IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factors – the most stable measurement of Growth-Hormone stimulation of liver function) were only actually discovered within the past 70 years and that researchers only tested for and surveyed levels of Growth-Hormone and IGF-1 levels in the population over the past 40 years or less, today’s recognized “healthy” levels of Growth-Hormone and IGF-1 are inaccurate and low because of our ever increasing stationary and sedentary lifestyles. In actuality, a substantial portion of our population is in reality Growth-Hormone deficient. Neither is pituitary output testing, todays relied on test for Growth-Hormone Deficiency, of any value to determine normal levels of Growth-Hormone production outside of simply verifying that the pituitary is functioning at all to produce Growth-Hormone.
In reality, normal and healthy Growth-Hormone and IGF-1 levels can only be determined when levels found in the population are graphed in conjunction with the patient’s corresponding homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance score (HOMA-IR). When graphed in such a fashion in studies of 1000’s of individuals, it becomes clear that insulin resistance – the leading cause of weight gain and type two diabetes – is least in those individuals who have an IGF-1 score of between 150-250ng/ml. It has been found that individuals with IGF-1 scores below 150ng/ml and above 250ng/ml are increasingly susceptible to insulin resistance, weight gain and type two diabetes and therefore it is critical that physicians help patients to maintain an IGF-1 score in the range of 150-250ng/ml.
So how exactly does chronic Growth-Hormone deficiency lead to these conditions and diseases? Again, Growth-Hormone is in reality the body’s master hormone. One of Growth-Hormone’s main roles is to control Cortisol production and Cortisol’s effects on the body. Cortisol is an inflammation producing stress/metabolic hormone and is an atherosclerotic agent meaning that it is directly responsible for plaque buildup in our arteries. Chronically high Cortisol levels leads to low circulating levels of HDL Cholesterol that helps the body maintain normal Cholesterol levels and functioning and helps transport excess Cholesterol back to the liver. As a result patients with high Cortisol levels and low HDL levels suffer from plaque buildup in their arteries and are susceptible to high blood pressure, strokes and heart attacks.
Another major function of Growth-Hormone is that together with Cortisol, Growth-Hormone helps maintain our appetite and our body’s energy storage system. Thus both Growth-Hormone and Cortisol are our two main metabolic hormones. Cortisol is primarily responsible for the conversion and storage of excess sugar for energy into visceral fat while Growth-Hormone acts to reverse that process by making visceral fat (stored sugar energy) available during strenuous exercise and physical activity. When exercise and physical activity become diminished long term so does Growth-Hormone production that regulates Cortisol’s conversion of sugar into visceral fat leading to insulin resistance, weight gain, obesity and type two diabetes. It is estimated that in excess of 50% of the population of the United States suffers from obesity and our research findings indicate that in excess of 50% of the population of the United States actually suffers from Sedentary Acquired Growth-Hormone Deficiency!
Finally, we are in the midst of a surging pandemic of viral infections and out of control cancer rates! Deaths from both of these diseases are directly caused by our body’s inability to contain and destroy the viral invaders that cause these diseases. Our immune systems T-Cells are responsible for destroying invading viral/cancer cells and are being hampered in this function by obesity and diabetes both caused by Growth-Hormone Deficiency. Growth-Hormone deficiency has been proven to be the primary cause of the dysfunction and shutdown of the Thymus gland that is responsible for healthy T-Cell immune system function. Likewise supplementation and adjunct administration of low dose Growth-Hormone replacement therapy has been proven to substantially increase healthy T-Cell immune system function to better fight these diseases.
Physicians today are in a conundrum! Because of their lack of understanding of the true cause of these conditions and diseases they simply treat the patient’s symptoms and maintain their disease state! Therefore it’s up to patients to take control of their health! Take control of your health with the IGF Zone Protocol – Metabolic Hormone Optimization Program developed by ARC Pharma LLC to help lose weight and prevent disease and boost immune system function. We work with your physician to get you healthy! Contact us today – your body will thank you!