DHEA cream – Don’t be SAD

So winter is here. The days get shorter and colder. It’s normal to start feeling down.  People begin to stay indoors more to stay warm and avoid the bad weather. It’s like bears and other mammals that slow down during the winter months. But instead, humans add on the stress of the holidays. shopping for gifts, sending cards, attending holiday events as the days get shorter and cold weather sets in.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that in the U.S.A. more than 4 million people begin to feel depressed as we head into the winter months. It is known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). That’s an appropriate acronym!

The Mayo Clinic says that the best treatments for SAD are:

*go outside and get sunlight on the skin. This allows the body to make more vitamin D3, a crucial pro-vitamin

* exercise every day for 30 minutes or more

*drink as many ounces of water each day as you weigh in pounds and eat a healthy diet

*Maintain levels of DHEA, melatonin and seratonin.  Melatonin and seratonin are sleep hormones.

So basically, if you want to improve your mood and your health as we head into winter:

#1 Go outside. Get some sunlight on your skin.

#2 Exercise

#3 eat a healthy diet and drink as many ounces of water as your weight in pounds each day.

#4 use Twist 25 DHEA cream morning and evening each day.

#5 go to sleep at 9-10:00 every night.

Happy Holidays!

DHEA for Stress

DHEA for Stress

Stress

We know it is bad for health. Work, appointments, bills to pay, conflicts with family or friends can cause elevated levels of anxiety in our lives. Every day it seems like it’s something else; some new situation to add some more stress.

When we’re young, the challenges seem easy to deal with; but day after day, year after year the stressed life just keeps up the challenges. What’s going on in our body when we live a high stress life and inherently causes a harmful effect on our health? What causes this?

It is well known that chronic long term stress can cause health problems and increase the risk for many diseases of aging. What if you could do something about it?

Recent medical research (Dr Lennartsson, et al) shows that people with high levels of stress at work have significantly lower DHEA levels. The study concluded that “…a reduced level of DHEA is the reason people under greater stress have more health problems and accelerated aging. (1) So High Stress = High cortisol and Low DHEA = More health problems.

This Link Between High Stress and Poor Health Makes Sense

When we are under stress the body produces cortisol, intended to protect the body, via the “fight or flight” protective mode which is an inflammatory response. Triggered by stress, cortisol is a hormone produced by the body to create a protective, inflammatory response. Unfortunately, when maintained day after day, the protective effects of elevated cortisol begin to have negative effects over time. So if stress becomes a recurring chronic thing, “sustained high cortisol levels:

  • destroy healthy muscle and bone
  • slow down healing and normal cell regeneration
  • co-opt biochemicals needed to make other vital hormones
  • impair digestion, metabolism and mental function
  • interfere with healthy endocrine function; and weaken the immune system.” (2)

Elevated cortisol levels also make it easier to gain weight and frequently cause poor quality sleep at night.

As humans age, the body produces ever increasing amounts of cortisol. However, after age 25 we make less and less DHEA. DHEA is the only thing in the body that counterbalances the negative effects of cortisol. So, for men and women alike there is an important cross-road in the aging process when we make too much cortisol and not enough DHEA. According to John R. Woodward, M.D., “When the DHEA to cortisol ratio is less than 10 to 1, the diseases of aging are occurring.”

Do Something About It

Apply Twist 25 DHEA cream onto thin hairless skin morning and evening each day, and maintain a healthy balance to stave off the effects of stress and high cortisol. Twist 25 DHEA cream provides what the body makes, where the body can use it. Use Twist 25 DHEA cream. Make your own hormones. Counter the harmful effects of cortisol.


(1) Lennartsson AK, Theorell T, Rockwood A, et al. “Perceived Stress at Work is Associated with Lower Levels of DHEA”. PLOS. Aug 28 2013. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0072460
(2) Pick, Marcelle. “The Destructive Effect Of High Cortisol Levels” Women to Women https://www.womentowomen.com/hormonal-health/the- destructive-effect- of-high- cortisol-levels/