Blood Sugar Tsunami

Any way you look at them, the statistics and predictions are impressive. In 2010 there were an estimated 18.8 million people in the US with diabetes, and another 7 million who have the disease but have not been diagnosed. Among US residents 65 and older, almost 27% have diabetes. Even more alarming is the prediction … Continued

How Sweet it is…Really?

Many of us have that insatiable sweet tooth that for many can be our downfall into the pits of ill health. This month is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is now the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.  There has been a rapid acceleration of diabetes and diabetic related health complications in this … Continued

Getting Fragmented Sleep?

Dr. Roger Spahr of BodyLogicMD of Indianapolis discusses fragmented sleep and the connection with your hormone levels.

The Connection Between Hormones and Sleep Apnea

Insomnia in men resulting from low testosterone and sleep apnea can lead to several other problems including fatigue, reduced insulin sensitivity, low human growth hormone levels and high cortisol levels. Cortisol, the stress hormone, will increase with prolonged insomnia because of the stress on the body. Constant high levels of cortisol can create a hormone pattern that further reduces testosterone production. It can also lead to adrenal fatigue which often worsens the fatigue and insomnia.