How Women Benefit from Taking Testosterone

During the early reproductive years, women produce 10 times more testosterone than estrogen. The two hormones physicians are most concerned about are estrogen and progesterone, but many experts in the field of aging and regenerative medicine believe it is the reduction in testosterone that causes many of the symptoms women experience as they enter midlife

A Guide to Low-Glycemic Carbohydrates

In the previous article “11 Ways to Increase Human Growth Hormone (HGH)”, one of the recommendations for increasing HGH was proper nutrition, including low glycemic carbohydrates. However, we should review what are low glycemic carbohydrates and why they are important. Spikes in insulin can reduce HGH production and foods high on the glycemic index raise
Andropause is the decrease in the production of male hormones called androgens (DHEA and testosterone) and the increase in estrogen and SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin). It is estimated that about 25 million men between the ages of 40 and 50, and half of all men between the ages of 50 and 70, suffer from

Can Women Take Human Growth Hormone?

Because human growth hormone or HGH helps build muscle, it is frequently associated with body builders and professional athletes. It is the fear of massive muscle growth that keeps some women from benefiting from the positive effects of HGH however, HGH has been found to have many benefits for women without the risk of gaining
Human growth hormone (HGH), also known as somatotropin, is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland and plays a key role in growth, body composition, cell repair and metabolism. It is critical to maintaining bones, muscles, organs, tissue and heart function and also helps you recover from injury.  Growth hormone raises the concentration of glucose
If you are struggling with your weight, you are not alone. According to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, the prevalence of obesity in the Unites States in approximately 40%, affecting more than 90 million adults. In 2008, medical care for people suffering from obesity was almost $1,500 dollars higher than people with normal

Do You Suffer from Leptin Resistance?

Leptin is the master hormone that controls hunger and feelings of satiety. It interacts with areas of the brain that control hunger and eating behavior. Research suggests Leptin resistance can contribute to weight gain and issues with obesity. Are you cutting calories and working out but still struggling with your weight? You may be suffering

7 Common Causes of Sleep Disruption

Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep affects approximately 40% of adults and is a serious health concern. Frequently sleep disorders are ignored or overlooked; however, they can have a significant impact on quality of life, morbidity, mortality. Do you have a sleep problem? Do you have difficulty falling asleep at night? Do you wake up
Human growth hormone (HGH), also known as somatotropin, is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, a small gland in the brain. HGH stimulates cell regeneration, growth and maintenance, and is critical for maintaining bones, muscles, organs, tissue and heart function. Growth hormone raises the concentration of glucose and free fatty acids and stimulates the
Are you suffering from diarrhea, gas, constipation or bloating? Do you feel extremely fatigued, suffer from depression, brain fog, memory loss or anxiety? You may have leaky gut syndrome. What is leaky gut syndrome? Intestinal permeability, or leaky gut syndrome, occurs when the lining of the small intestine is damaged, allowing disease causing compounds such

Cortisol: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Steroid hormones are derived from cholesterol and produced by the adrenal gland, testes and ovaries. Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by your adrenal glands. It is commonly referred to as the “fight-or-flight” hormone because it is released by your adrenal glands when you are under stress, and without it you would not be able

Aging and Skin Care

As we age our skin changes becoming thinner, veins are more visible, it no longer looks plump and smooth, age spots and skin tags appear and we have many, many more wrinkles. But, the experts at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic have several services that can help you look and feel younger. Genetics, hormones, sun,
Too often physicians and patients attribute symptoms such as fatigue, forgetfulness, sleeplessness, weight gain and muscle loss to aging. It is expected to have these symptoms as we age and we are expected to learn to adjust and live with it; however, aging should not automatically be associated with these symptoms. Patients need to demand
As men age their hormone levels change, estrogen rises while DHEA and testosterone decline. It is a gradual process that begins at the age of 30 when they lose about 1% of their testosterone per year. However, some men may experience loss at an earlier age or a more rapid loss of testosterone. Hypogonadism is
The body is under constant attack from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is due to an abundance of free radicals which are unstable atoms that have been shown to damage cells. Research suggests that the damage to cells caused by free radicals leads to disease and aging. It is thought that oxidative stress plays a significant role in: muscular
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What Causes Low HGH in Adults?

Human growth hormone (HGH) is a stress hormone produced by the pituitary gland to stimulate cell regeneration, growth and maintenance. It is critical for maintaining bones, muscles, organs, tissue and heart function. The pituitary gland is located in the brain just below the hypothalamus.
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When the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy for women is discussed rarely does the discussion include testosterone. Testosterone is produced by the ovaries, the adrenal glands and the body’s fat tissue and is the most abundant biologically active hormone in women.
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During your yearly routine medical checkup your physician may evaluate your body mass index (BMI) or your height to weight ratio. The Body mass index is a traditional measurement that divides a person’s weight by their height to find out whether they have a healthy weight. When evaluating a large population of people this can
The results from a study of mice showed the use of growth hormone following a stroke may help reduce fatigue and improve cognitive function.  Researchers published the results, of the experimental study evaluating the use of growth hormone in mice following an induced stroke, in the April issue of the Journal of Stroke.
We all age and we are all susceptible to age-related disorders including: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, neurodegeneration, arthritis, and cancer. In our early 30’s our hormone levels begin to decline, and as a result so do our bodies. Lean muscle declines, cells malfunction, our metabolism slows, memory declines and our energy level falls. Optimizing