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
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
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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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
In a national, U.S. study of 2,161 men, researchers evaluated the relationship between total testosterone levels, age, weakness, and chronic disease. Researchers concluded that men with low and moderate levels of testosterone are at significantly higher risk of developing 2 or more chronic diseases including; type 2 diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, stroke, emphysema, high blood
The natural aging process is associated with sarcopenia, the gradual and progressive loss of muscle mass, muscle strength, and endurance.  Such changes have been considered inevitable consequences of aging. Regular exercise, hormone replacement and nutrition can help limit and reverse age-related declines in muscle mass and strength.
Steady-state cardio or high-intensity interval training, which method of exercise is best? If you ask 10 different fitness trainers, you may get 10 different answers. There is a lot of debate over which method of exercise is best for weight loss but the truth is, both methods are beneficial. Both methods have benefits and disadvantages.
Many of us spend lots of money every year on oral supplements but never actually feel the positive results.  Vitamin infusion, or IV therapy, ensures the vitamins you receive are absorbed and are effective, helping improve your overall health. By delivering the vitamins straight into your bloodstream through IV- therapy, you are able to absorb
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. Testosterone affects a man’s appearance, sex drive, sperm production and muscle and bone mass. Doctors at the Anti-Aging and
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy and Microneedling, at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic in Costa Rica, can reverse the signs of aging and make your skin appear 5 to 10 years younger. Platelet-rich plasma is a concentrated source of blood plasma that is derived from whole blood. It contains a concentration of up to 7 different