BINGE ON THIS – What’s Gut Got To Do With It?


Gut? You probably won’t believe it, but Thanksgiving happens to fall on the same week as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week. (Who in the world even knew such a thing existed?) The gut is the body’s largest hormone-producing organ, releasing more than 20 different peptide hormones. Is there a link between hormones and heaving food uncontrollably into your body? Without question. And how they link up is enough to make you want to give the whole binging thing up. But, of course, who would ever even consider such a thing? Thanksgiving really gets you in the gut in endless ways.


What actually happens to your system when you overeat?

Your entire body goes into hyperdrive the second you get a whiff of the wonders awaiting you. From the first bite of your unable-to-resist regalia, your stomach immediately begins to expand because it knows more food is on the way. That’s when the “hunger hormones” (yes, they’re actually called that—medical fact, not fiction,) kick in. These hormones are leptin and ghrelin. Leptin is a hormone, made by fat cells, that decreases your appetite. (But that you can ignore.) Ghrelin is a hormone that increases appetite, Then there’s insulin. Something to be pretty concerned about as you dig into those sugary desserts, as insulin is the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar. It could have negative effects on those who aren’t even diabetic. After about 1500 calories in one sitting, the gut releases a hormone that among other post meal malaise and anguish, causes nausea. Not to mention gerd, acid reflux, indigestion, and heartburn. Heartburn, that for some, make them feel like they’re having a heart attack and rush to the hospital. On Thanksgiving, there’s an emergency room overload.


Every bite you binge on travels a complex journey through the body, touching off a simultaneous release of hormones. You might not know it, but gratefully, Dr. Stephen A. Goldstein at Denver Hormone Health is renowned in knowing it all. And more importantly, what to do about it. Hormones are like messengers swimming through our bloodstreams, each with an important chore to achieve. But when the guck in the typical Thanksgiving slows up their journey or sends them in the wrong direction, anything can happen. You feel hungry. You feel full. You feel sick. You want even more. At some point of packing it in, your gorge gauge explodes releasing hormones that can make you nauseous and make your body work harder, the digestive overload requiring the heart to pump more blood to the stomach and intestines. It’s a digestive disaster. You feel as boated as a Macy’s Parade balloon. The real answer to counter all your distress is making an appointment with Dr. Goldstein before you even lift a fork to your face. No one has the expertise and experience in knowing how to help. With simple tests, he can determine your hormone imbalances and get them working in sync again by developing a treatment plan tailored to your problems. Make an appointment now.

Discover what “grateful” truly means.

OVER WHAT HILL – Pep Rally For Peptides



While you might have heard of them, do you actually know what they are? To put it simply, they are basically just small proteins. Proteins and peptides are fundamental components of cells that carry out important biological functions. Proteins give cells their shape, for example, and they respond to signals transmitted from the extracellular environment.

The Tides of Time

Certain types of peptides play key roles in regulating the activities of other molecules. Structurally, proteins and peptides are very similar, being made up of chains of amino acids that are held together. Peptides have many functions in the body, some act like neurotransmitters, others like hormones. Many control and influence how our bodies react to diet and physical exercise. To date, over 7,000 naturally occurring peptides have been identified in our bodies. That’s a lot of signaling going on.

It Grows on You

There are also several amino acids that are necessary in sufficient amount to produce hormones like human growth hormone (HGH). HGH has effects on body composition, not just growth. People who have a significant HGH deficiency, generally due to pituitary disease, have increased body fat and decreased muscle mass and decreased bone density. There have since been numerous claims that HGH is the “anti-aging miracle. There are studies cited by physicians who feel that lower levels of HGH in aging adults results in diminished energy, muscle loss and decreased tissue repair. These studies have shown some positive effects in individuals whose HGH levels are brought up to the levels considered normal for young individuals. The benefits of peptides can:

  • Increase muscle mass and burn fat
  • Improve skin elasticity
  • Potentially protect and heal people with cardiac dysfunction and abnormalities
  • Treat sexual dysfunction in both men and women
  • Decrease body fat
  • Improve injury healing
  • Reduce hunger levels
  • Give more stamina
  • Increase mental focus
  • Increase bone density
  • Provide deeper sleep
  • Grow fuller hair
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Decrease joint and muscle pain.

Just to name a few uppers of upping your peptides and HGH.

You Might Not “Get ‘Em”, But You’ll Be Glad You Have ‘Em

You know how science and all those scientific names can boggle anyone’s imagination, but here are a few Peptide Therapies that are real stunners:

  • Hexarelin
  • AOD 9604
  • Bremelanotide PT 141
  • Tesamorelin
  • GHRP-2
  • Ipamorelin
  • Sermorelin

You won’t have to know how to spell them in a spelling bee or even how to remember what they are. What you should know is that there is a specialist in Peptide Therapy, that understands it all inside out; Stephen A. Goldstein MD, F.A.C.S. at Denver Hormone Health. Dr. Goldstein has had endless experience in hormone replacement therapy, but his skill in knowing which Peptide therapy is exactly what you need, is equally unrivaled.

Just one appointment and you’ll find out for yourself…

You’re younger than your used to be.