Healthy Aging Articles

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We are all creatures of habit and can learn, unlearn or relearn anything if we put our minds to it. While all of us have periods of disruption in our lives get off track. The good news is that we can get back on track. Sleep is vital to our physical and mental health and for many people with all ... Read More
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Stress and inflammation underly most chronic illness. It is never one thing that fixes it. Everything has to work together. Stress can take many forms. Think of it as dis-stress that the mind or body senses.
  • Physical such as pain, heat, cold, trauma, injury
  • Mental/Emotion... Read More
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Testosterone has many roles. It is not just for libido. Testosterone helps with tissue growth and repair, muscle strength and building and is necessary for sperm production, libido, and erectile function. The sad fact is that testosterone will decline with age. Low T is often found more and more in ... Read More
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I often get asked what ideal weight is. The answer is tricky. It depends. The scale often lies. It is a number that may not accurately reflect your health or metabolism. BMI based on height and weight is no different. These numbers lie. These numbers don’t reflect your health. You could... Read More
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Insulin is an essential hormone that regulates blood sugar. When we eat carbohydrates, our blood sugar rises, and this sugar must be brought into the cells to burn as energy or to store as fat or a complex starch called glycogen. Insulin is the hormone that allows this to happen. The pancreas will r... Read More
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Sometimes we pigeonhole a supplement thinking it can only do one thing. Melatonin is one of those supplements. Melatonin is a hormone, and it is well known for helping people fall asleep and for helping with jet lag. However, this is such a limited view of this important hormone. Here are some benef... Read More
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Your hormones control everything and you can take control of your hormones by taking stock of your environment and lifestyle. Hormones affect your immune and nervous system and other hormones. Hormones regulate mood, energy, weight, digestion, sexual function, mental physical and emotional health, r... Read More
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Many women who suffer from menopausal symptoms avoid Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) due to the risk of breast cancer. While osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease are far more prevalent, and hormone replacement therapy may have a beneficial effect in alleviating or preventing these conditions, t... Read More
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Hormones are signaling molecules that tell your cells and organs what to do. Imagine a ship without a captain or a car on the loose without a driver? Things can get off course when your hormones are not in balance. Some hormones like thyroid, cortisol and insulin are essential to life. Sex hormon... Read More