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THE GROWTH HORMONE

Massimo Spattini
Let’s now talk about a hormone which is more and more used, especially in the USA, in anti-aging therapy. It is the human growth hormone (hGH, or simply GH). As for its chemical structure, basically it is a protein (that is, a chain of amino acids). Therefore, it has nothing to do with steroids. GH […]

ELIMINATION DIET

Massimo Spattini
The existence of food intolerance, which we should actually call “retarded allergy”, has no doubt by now been recognized also by allergologists. However, the problem is still the possibility of using scientifically confirmed diagnostic tests. Among the many available tests we can include the vegatest, kinesiology and palpation tests, the DRIA test, cytotoxic tests and […]

ELIMINATING REFINED WHEAT

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L’Accademia del Fitness-Wellness-Antiaging / october 2014 Everyone has heard of celiac disease, an intolerance of gliadin, a gluten protein which is contained in most grain-based products. Yet not everyone knows that there is also “gluten sensitivity”, a syndrome in which there are no anatomical lesions affecting the intestinal mucous membranes, or the relevant absorption problems […]

ANTIAGING ESTROGEN MODULATION

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Estrogens are steroid hormones which derive from cholesterol. Together with progesterone, they are the main female hormones. They promote women’s secondary sex characteristics. Actually, they are also present in man, even if in a much reduced amount, since the biochemical process leading to the synthesis of estrogens goes through transitional stages represented by masculine hormones […]

CORTISOL AND STRESS : WHAT IF THE CORTISOL WAS TOO LOW?

Massimo Spattini
Cortisol is certainly the hormone which is more frequently associated to a condition of stress. Actually, high levels of this hormone are often found both in conditions of acute and chronic stress. Attention towards cortisol is above all present in the scientific approach connected to sports performance, since the cortisol/testosterone ratio or cortisol/DHEA ratio are […]

STEVIA REBAUDIANA

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Our modern life style and diet habits are reflected in today’s growing phenomenon of overweight and obesity. The accumulation of body fat and its consequent weight increase are followed by an imbalance between calorie intake and energy consumption, but  also by modifications in hormonal profile, concerning above all sugar metabolism (insulin in this case is […]

ELIMINATION DIET

SLIMMING WITH STYLE

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New Parma / november-december 2012 Being overweight is a problem which is now affecting almost all western countries. If on the outer side our ‘Mediterranean diet’ seems to keep us safe from this widespread epidemics, the truth is that also Italian population is getting fatter and fatter. Our children are almost the fattest of all […]

CHRONOMORPHOLOGIC ANTI-AGING NUTRITION

THE HORMONE DIET

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New Parma / may-june 2010 We all know that a healthy diet slows down the ageing process, above all if it includes healthy food rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, essential fatty acids, fibres and food which is relatively low in calories coming from saturated fats and simple sugars. Yet, not everybody knows that food […]

CHRONOMORPHOLOGIC ANTI-AGING NUTRITION