7 steps to aging gracefully

Healthy living is within your reach, starting today. Sure, healthy living is a long-term commitment, not a flash-in-the-pan fad. But there are steps you can take right now that will make today healthier than yesterday and pave the way for healthy living tomorrow, too.

Dr. Oz calls it "Male-o-pause," we call it Andropause

I applaud Dr. Oz’s answer on Oprah show regarding andropause or as we like to call it Man-o-pause! For men Testosterone reaches a peak at around age 25-30 and then goes down at a rate of 1-2% per year which is why as Dr. Oz points out that the onset of symptoms is very slow and not very obvious to men. The changes with menopause tends to happen over a shorter period of time so women are more aware of the changes. Men may notice a lack of energy, declining memory, increased moodiness, a decrease in libido and/or erections and a loss in muscle tone, increase in fat and a loss of stamina. Levels of testosterone are easily checked in a blood test and can be corrected with testosterone therapy. In addtion to improving all of the above symptoms, replacing testosterone also decreases the risk of heart disease and alzheimer’s disease and can improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels among many other benefits. Many of the changes that men tend to chalk up to aging can be improved with testosterone therapy.

Get Your Sexy Back … Balance Your Hormones

Using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy along with a lifestyle plan including proper nutrition and fitness to treat libido problems in both men and women has given many people their sexy back. Many people report they feel “back to their old selves” again. They are able to turn the clock back to a time when they felt sexier and were more interested in having sex.

Chronic high stress has a direct effect on your hormone levels

It is important for men to realize the importance of stress reduction, diet and lifestyle on their hormone levels. Men should find ways to reduce their stress such as meditation, exercise, reading, journaling or enjoying nature.

Does HRT lessen the risk of Endometrial Cancer?

Q: I’ve been holding my breath for the last few days waiting for a biopsy to determine whether or not I have a cancerous uterus. My annually scheduled pelvic ultrasound last week indicated that my uterus walls had thickened to 12 mm (they should be around 5 mm). My wonderful gynecologist told me two days … Continued