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Are You Magnesium Deficient? October 15, 2018

Fall is here and that means that the holidays are here too. It also means that we are in the season of sweets. Halloween candy, pumpkin spiced lattes, Thanksgiving pies, and holiday cookies are waiting.Did you know that too much sugar can have damaging effects on your insulin and leptin resistance, and it can pull magnesium and calcium out of your body? Sugar is quickly digested and full of calories,...

The Hormone Story (series): Estrogen August 21, 2018

The word "estrogen" is really shorthand for a group of several different but related hormones that perform similar functions within the body: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), and Estriol (E3). What is Estrogen? Estrogen circulates through the bloodstream and fits estrogen receptors throughout the body: in women, it affects not only the breasts and uterus, but also the brain, bone, liver, heart, and other tissues. Estrogen controls growth of the uterine...

Keeping Your Brain Healthy August 21, 2018

Aging doesn’t mean that your mental acuity has to deteriorate. There are certain key steps you can take to help keep your brain happy and healthy. In an Institute of Aging report, there was a recent study done on cognitive aging. The term “cognition” describes the brain’s ability to make decisions, problem solve, process, and remember. Throughout our lives, our cognitive ability changes: we may get better at problem-solving, but...

The Hormone Story (series): Progesterone August 21, 2018

What is progesterone? Why is this hormone so important? For too long, estrogen has been considered the star of the show when it comes to female hormones. Estrogen is responsible for the development of your "sex characteristics," breasts, curvy hips, pubic hair, as well as other functions: maintaining the menstrual cycle, and preparing the uterus for pregnancy. Progesterone, on the other hand, promotes regular sleep patterns, prevents bloating, maintains the...

Demystifying Andropause (Male Menopause): Part Two June 15, 2018

More than weight gain or a lack of sex drive, there are risks associated with low testosterone levels.(If you missed part one on Andropause, you can check it out here) Physical Symptoms of Andropause When testosterone levels begin to drop, men lose lean muscle mass and add on the pounds, particularly around the abdomen. The change in body composition has more impact than just a "spare tire." Multiple studies show...

Clinician Chat: Steven Garces, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC April 05, 2018

"Clinician Chat" is a regular feature in which the Ageless & Wellness News (AWN) sits down for a chat with one of our medical professionals to discuss an area of expertise. Steven Garces, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, focuses on hormone consultations for men, women, and transgender patients, sexual vitality treatments including the Priapus Shot® for men, and a whole-person approach to health and longevity.AWN: Your degree as a Nurse Practitioner includes...

Clinician Chat: Dr. Lori Ann Leaseburge, M.D., FACOG March 15, 2018

With our clinician chat segments, we sit down with physicians at the Ageless and Wellness Center. This segment we speak to Dr. Lori Ann Leaseburge about nutrition and the role it plays in health.  AWN: You know the saying, "A good diet is the best medicine." Have you seen that proven true in working with your patients? Dr. Leaseburge: Absolutely! Food is medicine. Nutrients in food work with your biology...

Immune System Support: What Else Can You Do? December 14, 2017

Tired of being sick all the time? Can’t catch a break between a cold, flu, and allergies? It could be that your immune system needs support. Why Does My Immune System Weaken? The immune system, as the name implies, is a system, not a single organ. To work correctly, your immune system requires balanced support. Researchers have been studying the effects of diet, exercise, age, psychological stress, and other factors...

3 Ways Hormone Imbalance Can Affect Your Sex Life November 15, 2017

From your early-thirties on, hormone imbalance can compromise your sex life by affecting your energy, physical sensitivity, responsiveness, and desire. Read below to learn the three most common ways hormone imbalances can affect your sex life. What’s Happening? As you age your hormone levels begin to change which affect many areas of your life, including your sex life. If you are experiencing changes in your energy, sensitivity, responsiveness and desire...

3 Ways to Improve Your Mood, Cognition, and Memory September 14, 2017

Your brain is the largest and (arguably) the most important organ in your body -- without it, "you" cannot function! When stress, low moods, fatigue, and brain fog arise, your brain definitely needs support to function optimally. Balanced Hormones and Your Brain Balanced hormones and nutritional supplements can provide powerful mood, cognition, and memory support. How do hormones and supplements have an effect on your brain? Here's how it works:...
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