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The B Vitamins and Health

Introduction The B Vitamins are a large group of important vitamins. There are 8 major B Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. While they all have a similar molecular structure, they are in all actuality very different from each other. Understanding their differences, their functions, and the symptoms people may have

Vitamins and their Impact on Health

Introduction Vitamins are essential nutrients that humans need to survive and thrive. There are many different ways to consume them, but many people are still vitamin deficient. Many people are not even aware that they are deficient. Below are ways that those deficiencies may manifest, and different ways to correct them. Vitamin C Vitamin C,

Gluten Intolerance Testing

Introduction Many people feel that they have difficulty digesting certain food groups. In particular, people feel bloated, have issues using the restroom, and may feel fatigued. While some seemingly food-related symptoms may be due to anxiety or other emotions, some are due to diseases. Certain tests will help determine the reason behind the symptoms. What

Human Growth Hormone and Hair Loss

Introduction Hair loss occurs to both men and women. Most people begin to feel very self-conscious about their appearance. This is very natural. Hair loss can occur for many reasons. There are some treatments that may help. What is the structure of hair follicles? The hair follicle has multiple parts that aid in its growth.

Common Laboratory Values Part II

In the first part of this series, we discussed many of the more complicated laboratory values that reflected the function of the liver, kidneys, and other miscellaneous organ systems. This part will discuss more systems, including the blood, hormonal systems, and vitamins. Complete Blood Count (CBC) A complete blood count is often the most basic

Comprehensive Laboratory Testing

When patients visit their doctors, they often have blood drawn to run their labs. Doctors are looking for a few key things when these labs are drawn. Below is an explanation of every marker drawn in comprehensive laboratory testing. Lipid Panel A lipid panel checks a patient’s cholesterol. Cholesterol is controlled both by genetics and
Introduction Microneedling is a type of rejuvenation technique. It is also known as collagen induction therapy or percutaneous collagen induction. This technique can be used with or without conjunctive therapies to reduce the appearance of facial aging. Facial Aging In normal aging, also known as intrinsic, the skin becomes increasingly loose. With more cell turnover,

Facial Aging – Causes and Treatments

Introduction The longer we live, the more we have been able to find out about aging. Most people think about it, try to prevent, and try to correct it – but have you thought about the specifics. Dermatologist, ophthalmologists, and plastic surgeons have to think about the specific parts of the face that cause aging
stem cells and anti-aging

Stem Cells and Anti-Aging

Aging Over time, faces wrinkle, sag, and show signs of aging. There are many creams, procedures, and recommendations on how to prevent or repair signs of aging. Despite all of these interventions, however, nothing currently exists that can significantly reverse aging of the skin. Recently, research has suggested that stem cells may be able to
Your Own Platelets Can Help Slow Hair Loss

Your Own Platelets Can Help Slow Hair Loss

A full, thick, head of hair is commonly associated with youth and beauty. Men and women that are experiencing hair loss may have feelings of depression, low self-esteem or anxiety. Platelet-rich plasma therapy may help slow hair loss due to hereditary baldness. FDA medications approved for the treatment of baldness for include, minoxidil (Rogaine), approved
Do You Suffer from Fatigue

Do You Suffer from Fatigue?

8 common causes of fatigue. Everyone feels tired sometimes, maybe after a poor night sleep, a rough week at work or an intense workout, but if you are experiencing feelings of exhaustion or fatigue that does not go away after plenty of sleep and rest, you may have an underlying medical condition that requires treatment.

14 Tips for Losing Weight

Losing weight is not easy and there can be many obstacles you need to overcome to be successful but don’t give up! You can shed those extra pounds and improve your overall health with a few practical tips. When you first begin your new fitness and eating plan, take the time to identify what your

What is Anti-Aging Medicine?

Anti-Aging Medicine is the branch of medicine that applies scientific and medical technology to reduce age-related diseases through early detection, prevention and treatment. The goal of Anti-Aging Medicine is to treat the underlying cause of aging to achieve optimal health, regardless of chronological age. What Causes Aging? There are a lot of theories about how
Researchers found restricting your calorie intake by 12% can reduce cardiometabolic risk factors.1 That means a person that normally ingests 2000 calories a day would need to reduce their caloric intake to 1760 calories a day. That is equivalent to cutting out just half of a plain bagel with cream cheese, a McDonald’s hamburger, or
Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
Boost your immune system, fight fatigue and reduce the need for oral supplements by receiving an IV infusion of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Benefits of an infusion of vitamins include: Stronger immune system Increased energy Enhanced mental clarity Better sleep Improved mood Fast muscle recovery Although you can get a cold or the flu
When you visit the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic in Costa Rica, be sure to enjoy the many health benefits that come from Costa Rican coconuts! Coconuts are used worldwide, to make everything from food to cosmetics to furniture. Coconuts have become a trendy health snack for a reason. Coconuts are tasty, refreshing and full of
One vitamin that plays an essential role in the healthy function of red blood cell production, DNA and the nervous system, but is frequently overlooked by physicians, is vitamin B-12. Many people are unaware the health symptoms they are experiencing are due to a deficiency of Vitamin B-12, or cobalamin. 13 Signs and Symptoms of
A study published JAMA in July, 2019 revealed Americans have increased the amount of time they spend being physically inactive. As listed in an article on John Hopkins Medicine, physical inactivity or sedentary behaviors contribute to the following health conditions: High blood pressure. Type 2 diabetes Feelings of anxiety and depression Coronary heart disease Certain
As we age, both men and women experience a decline in the production of hormones critical to good health and longevity. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can be used to balance hormone levels as they change. BHRT is used to treat: Perimenopause and menopause Andropause Insulin resistance Adrenal and thyroid disorders Osteoporosis Fibromyalgia Improve symptoms

Eating Healthy Over 40

The first step to slowing the signs of aging is to eat right and eating right means eating foods with optimal vitamins and nutrients. Your body is like a sports car, it needs regular maintenance and high-quality care to maintain peak performance. Most people know the basics, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, clean protein and whole
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