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Protect Your Brain Health as You Age November 19, 2019

Too often when we hear the words “anti-aging,” they’re spoken in relation to protecting our outward appearance from the passage of time. Many people mistakenly assume that while they can do something about wrinkles, crepey skin, and belly fat, they can’t do anything about the loss of memory and brain function that frequently accompanies aging.  The reality, however, couldn’t be further from the truth.  There are many anti-aging strategies we...

5 Best Adaptogens to Treat Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms October 17, 2019

5 Best Adaptogens to Treat Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms You’ve probably seen the word “adaptogen” all over social media and in the news; but while you may not have heard of adaptogens until fairly recently, they have been used for hundreds of years in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to promote health and well-being and to support the body’s natural resistance (1) to stress. They’re also very effective at treating hormone imbalance...

Xenoestrogens and Plastic: How to Protect Your Endocrine Health September 11, 2019

In our practice, we regularly counsel patients on how to treat the negative effects of estrogen dominance and other hormone imbalances in the body. Many women come to us seeking help for hot flashes, sleep disturbances, weight gain, depression, anxiety and low libido caused by rapidly fluctuating hormone levels during perimenopause and menopause.  Men are also negatively affected by hormone imbalance as they age and often suffer from weight gain,...

Hormone Imbalance and Your Mental Health August 14, 2019

  Have you ever heard the team “menopause blues?” This phrase refers to the feelings of depression and anxiety which plague millions of women during menopause (1) and occur because of rapid changes in the levels of certain hormones that are responsible for mood regulation.  These changes, however, do not only occur to women during menopause. Anyone, male or female, of any age, can suffer from depression and/or anxiety brought...

Hot Flashes: Why You Have Them and How to Find Relief July 19, 2019

Hot Flashes: Why You Have Them and How to Find Relief The most common complaint of women experiencing menopause is the “hot flash”, a sudden, intense feeling of heat which can result in a flushed face and sweating. But what causes a hot flash? Why Hot Flashes Happen During the menopause and post-menopause stages of a woman’s life, there is a sharp decrease in ovarian estrogen production. Estrogen is a...

Body Detox: What is it and Why Do I Need it? June 20, 2019

Toxins are everywhere. We eat, drink, absorb, and breathe them every day. But what does that mean for your body and what can you do about it? We’ll outline the answers to those questions below. What Does it Mean to Have Toxins in Your Body? Toxins are harmful substances that your body is exposed to either acutely (single exposure) or chronically (repeatedly over time). If toxins build up in your...

5 Major Benefits of DHEA Cream for Men and Women May 16, 2019

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is one of the hormones produced by the adrenal glands and is considered a "precursor hormone" because it can be converted to estrogen and testosterone. As you age, it’s natural for levels of DHEA to decrease. In fact, by the time you’re eighty years old, your DHEA levels will be only five percent of the amount produced during your reproductive years. However, age is not the only factor...

Take A Natural Approach to Menopause April 24, 2019

At the Ageless and Wellness Medical Center, we’ve helped countless menopausal women find natural solutions to lessen their symptoms and restore their hormonal balance. If you’re struggling with symptoms that are disrupting your life, we hope that you can find comfort knowing that there’s a more natural way to combat menopausal symptoms without putting your body at risk for other hormone-related conditions. What Happens to Hormones During Menopause? If a...

Probiotics 101: What You Need to Know About Healthy Bacteria March 27, 2019

Probiotics are live microorganisms, or “good bacteria,” that can promote a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system when consumed. When the word “bacteria” is used, it often has a negative connotation associated with germs. While germs are a form of bacteria, not all bacteria is bad. What Is a Probiotic? Probiotics are considered “healthy” bacteria because they work and operate within your gut and help with your digestion....

Want Better Sleep? Melatonin Can Help February 25, 2019

Sleep is crucial to your overall health. Insufficient sleep has been linked to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes, and obesity. If you’re struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night, melatonin may be able to help. Melatonin is natural and non-habit forming, making it a much safer option than traditional sleeping pills. What is Melatonin? Melatonin is also known as the “sleep hormone.”...
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