Purposeful individuals live longer, but is this because they make healthier choices or because their approach to achieving goals in a meaningful way keeps them from being affected by the stress that causes disease and brings harm to so many?Read More
Perimenopause is the stage of transition as your body shifts to menopause. It does not mean that you are going through that change of life … yet. It means that your ovaries are producing less estrogen. It occurs to most women in their forties, but can begin in the thirties or even earlier.Read More
No matter what your age, yoga is an excellent choice if you would like to begin a regimen to improve your body and enrich your mind. Yoga is about breath, posture, and mindfulness. It might you feel better and live longer.Read More
Hiking can help you to live a healthier, longer life. Hiking is low impact yet aerobic, which makes it an ideal choice for older individuals who have arthritis, joint pain, or other chronic conditions that may make other physical activity difficult.Read More
Not all fats are bad. Fats got a bad reputation for a while in the ‘90s, and many of us are still confused about whether this is a food group that is healthy or unhealthy. Does fat make you fat? Do all fats contribute equally to cardiovascular disease? Is there really such a thing as a “good fat?”Read More
We all know by now that high fructose corn syrup is terrible for our mind/body and have hopefully removed it from our diets. But what are you doing about added sugar? An excessive intake of cane sugar is just as bad and could be the root cause of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other fatal diseases.Read More
Is the Mediterranean diet the healthiest eating plan on planet Earth? It’s quite possible this whole-foods philosophy in action can extend your life, reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and even mitigate the possibility of developing certain types of cancer.Read More
As we age, our bodies have a harder time producing certain hormones and maintaining them at the proper levels for optimum health. Hormone imbalance can reduce your energy, cause mood swings and weight gain, reduce your sex drive, cause hair loss or undesirable hair growth, and contribute to osteoporosis and several other diseases.Read More
Your first thought when you hear the word “diet” may be a plan to eat less in order to lose weight. But there are many reasons to change what and how you eat, including aesthetic, ethical, economic, and environmental reasons, and health reasons that not directly related to losing weight.Read More
If there is one secret to feeling good as you age, it’s this: stay active. If you stop moving, your body will begin to shut down. You will lose strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina. You need to keep the machine well-oiled. If you are living with arthritis, it may be difficult to exercise as you once did, or as your doctor recommends.Read More
The best way to age well is to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are in your thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, or older, there is no better time than now to make small, impactful changes. We are indebted to Western medicine for extending our lives in innumerable ways.Read More
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is secreted by the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the skull. It stimulates cell reproduction and growth. Growth hormone secretion does diminish as we age, which can negatively affect health in numerous ways.Read More
A recent study has correlated high thyroid levels with hardened blood vessels, a serious risk factor for heart disease. Hardened blood vessels occur when plaque builds up on artery walls; this is called atherosclerosis and it can prove deadly. More than 17 million people a year die as a result of a heart attack.Read More
A heart attack occurs every 43 seconds in America. That’s a scary statistic. And a maddening one, as well, considering how much more educated we’ve become about risk factors and early warning signs.Read More
Americans love to run. It is one of those exercises that appeals to our desire for freedom, youth, and consumer goods. It is a particularly good way to reduce stress and improve cardiovascular function. An increasing number of adults are taking up the practice to maintain health as they move through middle age.Read More
We are all getting older, but that doesn’t have to mean you have to become weaker, more subject to disease, or depressed about it. You can make positive lifestyle changes to keep your muscles strong, fortify your immune system, and trigger the release of endorphins and other hormones to keep yourself content.Read More
Are you ready to lose weight? Maybe if one of these situations applies to you?
The more we learn about aging, the more we understand that what we eat and how we exercise are critical to avoiding obesity and maintaining health over the long run.Read More
Is lower back pain causing you to sit on the sidelines? Don’t be too quick to dismiss chronic back pain as an inevitable symptom of aging. There are myriad reasons why you might be suffering, but you don’t have to live with it.Read More
The gym is the place where weight loss goals are made. Beginning a regimen of going to the gym can be incredibly revitalizing. It can help you set goals for fitness and health and make habits that alter how you age.Read More
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones to become weak, brittle, and porous. Weak bones are susceptible to fracture and, among the elderly, broken bones can have serious repercussions for overall health. As older people spend time recovering, their activity level typically decreases.Read More
A torn rotator cuff can affect your life dramatically. It may start as a nuisance, a minor discomfort you notice only with repetitive motion or after sleeping on your side, but it can worsen over time to become a wracking pain that makes work or other necessary activities so painful that they are almost impossible to perform.Read More
It is one of the most unsettling statistics of our time: 69% of Americans are overweight. Being overweight can reduce your energy and prevent you from enjoying life. And unfortunately, the potential repercussions go much deeper. Being overweight can have serious health implications.Read More
Are you drinking a glass of water right now? Stop reading and go pour yourself a tall one, then come back, sit down, and sip slowly.
Do you feel refreshed? More wide awake? Did a nagging hunger in your belly settle down? Was there a dull headache starting behind your eyes that?s no longer there?Read More
Menopause is a natural function of aging, one that can be approached with an appreciation for life and anticipation of its next stage. Many healthy women view it as an age of self-discovery and a time of renewal.
However, aging well requires attention, prevention, and proper care. Of particular concern to women in menopause or perimenopause is estrogen dominance, a condition that can have serious consequences for one’s health but that is also treatable.Read More
It isn’t always easy to eat healthy food. Even those of us with the best of intentions get busy with work, kids, errands, school, and all the obligations of the day. It is so much more convenient to drive through for fast food or grab something at the mini mart that is nothing but salt, fat, calories, and sugar.Read More
We all know it’s important to eat healthy and exercise often. We read earnest articles in fitness magazines; we make promises to ourselves to eat less junk and more whole foods; we desperately want to make it to the gym at least once a week. And yet, sometimes we don’t.Read More
Getting the appropriate amount of sleep is important, yet many suffer from insomnia that prevents them from achieving one of the basic needs for living a healthy life.
A key component in resting well is how well certain hormones are working in the body. These chemicals work as the messengers in the brain to cause changes in an organ or cell as well as the tissues surrounding it.Read More
After trying numerous fad diets and weight-loss programs, many people who struggle with their weight discover that proper weight management requires proper hormone management. Our bodies are complicated systems, and hormones play a major role in our health and well-being.Read More
There is no stopping nature from taking its course when it comes to aging, but it doesn’t mean that you have to resign to weakness. The human body is fully capable of remaining extraordinarily strong and athletic past its peak physical prime.Read More
Research is beginning to show the relationship between low testosterone and type 2 diabetes in men. A study published in 2016 showed the connection between testosterone and insulin production.
Insulin controls how the body processes sugars, and without it, too much sugar in the body can lead to type 2 diabetes and its complications.Read More
We wholeheartedly agree that 50 is the new 30. Midlife doesn’t mean the end of anything these days. Engaging in gratifying work, joyful fun, love, romance, travel, creative endeavors, feeling relevant and vital are now hallmarks of this stage of life. We want to continue to look, feel, and act not young, but youthful, as we move gracefully through middle age.Read More
Any time that a woman experiences one of those changes, she is at risk of developing a hormonal imbalance that can affect her ability to enjoy her life.
Hormone levels in a woman’s body shift when she goes through puberty and as the result of various lifestyle changes such as significant changes in diet. Women may also experience hormonal changes when under severe stress.Read More
It’s a complex process with many stages, and the systems that regulate the production and release of hormones are subject to influence by genetics, diet, stress, age, and exercise. If any of these influencers cause hormones to be present in the wrong quantities, it can cause premenstrual syndrome, or PMS.Read More
Estrogen is produced in the ovaries, adrenal glands and fat tissues, and in the placenta during pregnancy, while testosterone is produced in the testicles and the adrenal glands. While both sexes produce both hormones, men normally have much more testosterone than women, and women normally have several times the amount of estrogen that men have.Read More
It involves the cessation of monthly periods, and is defined as occurring 12 months after the last one. Menopause occurs in most women after the age of 40, but there is wide variation. Along with the end of menstruation, several other body changes occur in menopause.Read More
Whether you are suffering from anxiety connected with finances, work, or children, or you are startled easily, your body reacts to stress by producing large amounts of a stress hormone known as cortisol.
Cortisol is essential for our bodies to function, but frequent or constant stress can result in too much of it, and that can affect our health negatively.Read More
Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a chore. The secret is to make small changes that are manageable. If you want to be healthier but you’re afraid of overhauling your life, here are five manageable lifestyle changes you can adopt right now.Read More
It almost goes without saying that one cannot maintain good health without good food, so as you might expect, holistic nutrition is a central component of holistic health. The goal of holistic nutrition is to build a strong foundation for long term wellness and for recovery from existing problems.Read More
Many people have received this treatment during rehabilitation for athletic injuries, and as its use increases, so too does its record of success. Among those who have benefitted from platelet-rich plasma therapy are a number of celebrity athletes who have been able to return to their sports faster following injuries than traditional treatment options would have allowed.Read More
Apart from changing some lifestyle habits to deal with them, there is hardly any way to get rid of hot flashes. Because the most explicable cause of flashes is the change in hormone levels, more women are opting for hormone replacement therapy.Read More
Hair loss can occasionally be caused by illnesses or mineral deficiencies, but over 95 percent of men who lose hair are suffering from male pattern baldness. This is typically caused by shifting hormone levels, but fortunately, medical innovations have developed effective treatments for this condition in the past few decades.Read More
Some people experience hair loss at much younger ages, though. According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s normal to lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair a day. You may notice an excessive amount of hair in your hairbrush or on your pillow after waking up. Most women who lose hair experience the majority of the thinning on the top half of the scalp. You may also notice your hair part becoming wider or more of your scalp becoming visible when you pull your hair back.Read More
ACCORDING TO TIME MAGAZINE, 60 MILLION AMERICANS EMPLOY COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE EACH YEAR, SPENDING ROUGHLY $30 BILLION ON ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE TO TREAT EVERYTHING FROM DISABILITIES TO THE COMMON COLD.
Complementary medicine includes using exercise, herbs, and supplements as a substitute or in addition to modern medicine. These methods have been used since the dawn of time and have been proven over and over again.Read More
A recent development in anti-aging medicine encourages platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to be used to stimulate hair growth, thus, reversing hair loss. According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, Alopecia is the technical term for the loss of hair, as caused by an autoimmune disease of the skin. While it is a common start for hair loss to begin with small patches, it can progress into total loss of hair on the scalp or even the complete loss of body hair.Read More
A synthetic hormone, like Premarin or Prempro (respectively a synthetic estrogen and a synthetic progesterone), is made in a pharmaceutical lab from man-made chemical compounds, and bioidentical hormones are synthesized from plant and animal sources — in particular soy and yams, pigs and horses.Read More
There are treatments to abate the symptoms of this process, and women experiencing prolonged perimenopause have plenty of treatment options as well. Life has been made easier with medical science, but it is important to accept the inevitable by understanding it.Read More
Aging is a slow process. Gradually, cell turnover slows down, and the appearance of age becomes apparent. As if this were not enough, limited abilities in many areas of daily life evolve. Quality of life is diminished through natural aging. This is why, even though cosmetic surgery is available, it simply changes the appearance, and not the process within the body promoting aging.Read More
Many patients also choose to optimize levels of thyroid hormones, such as thyroxine and triiodothyronine, and these natural compounds can substantially increase energy, accelerate metabolism and improve the suppleness of the skin.Read More
According to the Centers for Disease Control, many Americans maintain healthy levels of vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. However, many are still deficient in vitamin D, iron and folate. For those who do not maintain a healthy diet, the risk of nutrition deficiency rises. These are some common signs of a nutritional deficiency.Read More
The reality is that there are already many natural substitutes to ordinary medications, and nutraceutical remedies have been proven to be effective alternatives to certain drugs.
Nutraceuticals have fewer side effects than ordinary medications while often yielding better results. In fact, the natural composition of nutraceutical remedies can often lead to boosting the overall health of many patients. You should, therefore, carefully consider alternative options after being told that you need a medication by your doctor.Read More
The signs and symptoms oftentimes mimic symptoms which are commonly observed in other health complications, and because of this it can be slightly challenging for care providers to accurately diagnosis thyrotoxicosis. The following symptoms have all been commonly associated the condition:Read More
Although the thyroid may not seem as important as the lungs or the heart, when it is thrown off balance, the entire body is affected. Low levels of thyroid hormones cause hypothyroidism, which can alter physical and mental health. Fortunately, an underproductive thyroid often just requires hormone replacement therapy to treat, so it is often easier to treat than an over-productive thyroid.Read More
The process is called PRP therapy, and it’s a treatment that uses the patient’s own blood plasma to slow the progression of osteoarthritis, to alleviate the accompanying pain, and to improve a person’s quality of life. Case study results from the National Institutes of Health, and the Hospital for Special Surgery state that PRP therapy as a natural procedure has healing potential for osteoarthritic knees without any negative side effects.Read More
Infertility is a problem experienced by many couples, and it can cause a lot of stress and frustration. Inability to have children can cause tension within any marriage or relationship, and many people don’t know where to turn for a solution. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12 percent of women and 7.5 percent of men have reported experiencing infertility.Read More
Oxidative stress occurs when your body runs out of the antioxidants required to neutralize free radicals, which are molecules that react with other substances to create abnormal cells and to damage healthy ones. You cannot completely eliminate free radicals because your body naturally creates them as it performs everyday functions, and some functions require them.Read More
A hormone is defined as a biochemical substance that is made in one part of the body, and is then transported through the circulatory system to coordinate the physiology and behavior of a target organ at a distant location. For example, Insulin is made in the pancreas, but functions at many distant locations in the body to control blood sugar. Vitamin D also shares this type of behavior.Read More
The press has been a ‘buzz’ lately with concerns that Testosterone supplementation may worsen heart disease. Attached below is a thorough review on the subject put together by Dr. Pamela Smith. Dr. Smith is regarded as an expert in hormone replacement.Read More
What role does a man’s age play with respect to his response to Testosterone therapy?
A group of researchers have studied incremental doses of testosterone on both older and younger men to compare the differences seen with Testosterone supplementation.
These studies measured many aspects of Testosterone supplementation both for each study group (Younger men and Older men). They also compared the results between the two groups in order to learn the similarities and differences.Read More