JUST WEIGHT AND SEE – Put the Fork Down, Folks.

Weight is one of the most talked about topics throughout our lives. “Oh, look at that adorable chubby baby.” Then comes the “Honey Boo Boo” phase, where baby fat becomes kid fat. The kind of kid fat that get people staring and blaming “Mama June” type mothers for letting it happen and think it’s OK. There are fat camps in a fast food world of super-size everything. Weight gets really tough in teens, plummeting their self-esteem and sending them on a life of more diets than you could imagine.  But as people age, unbalanced hormones can kick in that puts on weight without them really understanding why. (Answers, would be nice.)


Yep, hormones and weight gain go hand in hand. There are three of these hormones that are absolute weight gain demons. When they misfire, it leads to people hating to look in the mirror as they see their curves and toned bodies start to turn to loose lumps and bumps.


Leptin is produced by the body’s fat cells and its primary function is to tell a part of our brain that we’re full. Our mostly disastrous diets today are saturated with a type of sugar called fructose, found in many processed foods (everything from pasta sauce to salad dressings). When too much fructose floods your body, your body stores it as fat. This leads to an excess of leptin. When your body has too much leptin it’s possible to become leptin resistant, meaning your body no longer can tell if you’re full or not—and you keep eating and gaining weight. (Disaster.)


Insulin is a hormone created by your pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar. When your insulin gets thrown off balance, you have a harder time losing weight. In addition, if you tend to eat sugary foods throughout the day, you keep your insulin working overtime trying to clear the sugar from your blood. What does insulin do with the extra sugar? It stores it as fat. (Fat, fat, everything is fat. “Fat chance, fat as a pig, it’s not over ‘til the fat lady sings. “There’s an unsettling theme going on here.)


Things that cause stress in your life could leave you feeling like you’ve been hit by Thor’s hammer. Cortisol, which is known as the “stress hormone”, skyrockets in the face of all this too-much-to-take tension. And stress, can turn overeating into a habit. It gets worse; because increased levels of the hormone also help cause higher insulin levels, your blood sugar drops and you crave sugary, fatty foods. Bye-bye bananas and salads, hello Big Macs, and mac and cheese. Which, when you think about their weight-gain damage, hardly makes them “comfort foods”.

Getting It Right

When your hormones end up a terror of imbalance it’s going to affect your weight. (And with age, there’s a good chance it will get worse.) No matter what you try to try and lose those lbs., nothing seems to help. Well, the first step to that end, is to balance your hormones. That’s where the expertise and experience of Dr. Stephen A. Goldstein at Denver Hormone Health comes in. Unlike some other doctors, he looks at your body as a whole, and treats it that way. Balancing your hormones is just the beginning of addressing your weight issues. That’s why he has created a unique hormonal weight loss support system designed to help guide you down that yellow brick weight-loss road. The program combines targeted health-boosting supplements, along with access to the combined resources of both an accomplished nutritionist and personal trainer, working hand in hand to help make your objectives, reality. (Don’t toss those clingy clothes, yet.)

Give us a call to find out more.

Start now and start losing.

JUST WEIGHT AND SEE – Give Glands a Hand

In the 1800s, scientists began to think that some sort of chemical communication must take place between different organs in the body, and they later recognized that certain disorders could be treated with extracts from endocrine tissues. What we now know as the  endocrine system, includes all of the glands of the body and the extremely fickle hormones produced by those glands. (Fickle being understatement. Way, way under.)

Wild Things

In the simplest of terms, hormones are the chemical messengers in your body that control most bodily functions and are essential for every activity of life. There are some 50 of them swimming throughout your bloodstream at will, calling the shots, causing the damage and disruption they want. They’re like body bullies, and you can’t control them. Think of them as keys that need to fit into the right locks in your cells and organs. If they don’t connect, your entire body gets mucked up and can’t function the way it’s supposed to. One of the many things that unbalanced hormones can do is effect weight. Weight that can pile on and change your body in ways you can’t imagine. Weight that can make you gain as much as 30 pounds or so. Weight that leaves you feeling frustrated, upset, and even angry. Where did it come from, and how do you get it to go? (And yesterday, if it’s possible, please.)

Tipping the Scales

As we age, the weight debacle gets even worse. (Not exactly what I want to hear.) As we’ve said, unbalanced hormones have a big part in putting on pounds. And no one can help you get them balanced again more than hormone replacement expert, Dr. Stephen A. Goldstein at Denver Hormone Health. But balancing hormones is just the beginning. Because optimal health isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about keeping it off. Which is a tough goal. That’s why Dr. Goldstein has taken a big step in getting you there. As part of an integrated program, he now offers a hormonal weight loss support system that includes targeted health-boosting supplements that promote better results, plus access to the services of a respected nutritionist and personal trainer. Working in synergy they’ll help you in so many ways, the first, erasing any doubts you can do it. No one but Dr. Goldstein offers this unique program. (What’s his number? I need his number. I have to call now, and see him now.) It’s 720-425-9541

Maybe you should call, too.

It’ll be a weight off your mind.

Sweet Heart – A Little Heart-to-Heart

Risk factors are conditions or habits that make a person more likely to develop a disease. They can also increase the chances that an existing disease will get worse. Important risk factors for heart disease are:

  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Lack of exercise
  • Having a family history of early heart disease
  • Age

You really have to take these things to heart.


Can’t you hear your heart beat? In healthy adults, there are two normal heart sounds described as a lub and a dub, (could not possibly ever make that up) that occur in sequence with each heartbeat. It’s o.k. if you can’t really hear it, the docs or nurses in the white coats all have an ear for it. But there are a lot of sounds that aren’t so normal, such as heart murmurs. Heart murmurs are sounds during your heartbeat cycle — such as whooshing or swishing — made by turbulent blood in or near your heart. Sometimes innocent, sometimes not so good. For such an important organ, there are a host of things that could go wrong. The one that frightens people most is having a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, most often by a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form plaque in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries). The interrupted blood flow can damage or destroy part of the heart muscle. A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, can be fatal, but treatment has improved dramatically over the years. Some of the symptoms can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Chest discomfort and/or pain
  • Chest heaviness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain that radiates to the jaw, arm, or throat

People with the symptoms above persisting for longer than five minutes should call 911 immediately, for emergency medical care. Sadly, Americans typically wait over two hours before calling for help when they have symptoms of a heart attack. A dangerous mistake.

Achy Breaky

Billy Ray Cyrus produced a No. 1 song called Achy Breaky Heart more than 20 years ago. What you might be surprised to know, is that a broken heart is bad for your health. True. Absolutely true. While having love in your life can benefit your health, a broken heart can sometimes have physical side effects. Broken heart syndrome, also called takotsubo cardiomyopathy (say that quickly three times in a row), is a very real medical disorder. It’s more common in women, although either gender can have symptoms. In rare cases, this condition can be dangerous and even fatal. As Neil Sedaka sang in 1962, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do.”

Take Heart

You want what’s best for your heart. And it’s simpler than you might think. These lifestyle changes can help prevent a heart attack and heart disease:

  • Eat for your future-starting a healthy diet can always make a positive difference
  • Don’t wait to lose weight
  • Take it easyfor example, yoga can steam up your sex life
  • Keep tabs on your blood pressure
  • Watch your blood sugar-too much sugar in your blood can damage your arteries, even if you don’t have diabetes
  • Be smart about cholesterol-one is bad for your heart (LDL), and the other (HDL) can protect it
  • Ask about aspirin-in some people, taking an aspirin every day can reduce the risk of heart attack
  • Get a move on-exercise, exercise, exercise. (Even more important than location, location, location…and how often have you heard that one?)
  • Be social
  • Take responsibility for your overall health
  • Don’t avoid your Doctor like the plague
  • Stay informed. Science changes daily

Does a Heart Good

You don’t need cards and candy to know that there is someone out there who really cares about you and your heart health; Dr. Stephan A. Goldstein, M.D, F.A.C.S. at Denver Hormone Health. No one understands better how unbalanced hormones can take a hit on your heart. Hormones are the chemical messengers that attach directly on the DNA of the trillions of cells in your body. When they don’t do their job, they do a job on different parts of your body, including your heart. With simple tests, Dr. Goldstein can see what’s really going on, and develop an integrated program of hormones, healthy eating and exercise that will make you love the way you feel. So, call now.

One visit and you’ll see the attraction.