By Dr. Andrew Weil
Keeping your heart healthy doesn’t have to be diffcult! With small yet impactful dietary choices, you can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as reduce your risk for heart disease. Consider these five tips to adopt for your heart health:
1 Avoid Trans Fats. Reduce your intake of inflammatory trans fats from hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils that reduce HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels and raise LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels. Instead, swap out these fats found in most margarine, snack foods, and some cooking oils with extra virgin olive oil as the primary fat in your diet.
By: Dr. William H. Lee
Age Management Medicine is a proactive, preventative approach to healthcare for an aging population focused on preservation of optimum human function and quality of life making every effort to modulate the process of aging in order to prevent the onset of degenerative aging. The basic tenets of Age Management Medicine are patient evaluation through extensive medical history, lifestyle assessment, physical examination and laboratory evaluation to establish personalized proactive treatment plans consisting of proper diet, exercise, stress management and appropriate total bioidentical hormone balance.
WELCOME TO AGE MANAGEMENT MD
Founded in 2005, Age Management MD presents a comprehensive, scientific approach to medicine, looking where other Doctors usually don’t. Optimal health, not disease, is our primary focus; therefore, we bridge the gap between conventional medicine and scientifically based proactive prevention.
The Age Management MD Program has excellent outcomes. Patients who remain on the program experience dramatic changes in their health and vitality; decreasing body fat and increasing muscle tone, improving insulin and cholesterol levels, increasing physical and sexual vitality, managing stress and improving mental sharpness and sleep quality.
Age Management MD does not subscribe to traditional medicine’s fix-it-when-it’s broken and diagnose-and-treat philosophies. Instead, we offer proactive, preventive medical care, enhancing health rather than waiting for age-related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes to appear.
By: Dr. William H. Lee
THE ROLE OF HORMONES IN YOUR HEALTH
Aging is about diminishing hormones. Both men and women rely on a critical balance of estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, and cortisol. Each hormone has a specific job yet overlaps the other to create a synergistic environment for better health. As you age, these hormones decline which can lead to numerous age-related symptoms and diseases. Balancing and maintaining optimal levels of your hormones can prevent this from happening.
Menopause eventually affects all women. Women experience varying degrees of severity of symptoms, and will not experience all the symptoms. Thus, one womens complaints may vary from another. Symptoms begin at a specific time and often abruptly. Dramatic drops in estrogen levels begin in the 40s and 50s along with diminished Progesterone and Testosterone. These declining hormone levels result in negative changes that can dangerously affect physical, emotional, and mental health. Common symptoms include vaginal dryness and loss of elasticity, difficulty in sexual arousal, increased heart disease, weight gain, insomnia, bone loss, cognitive concerns, hot flashes and night sweats, anxiety, moodiness, irritability, lack of skin elasticity and increased wrinkles, aches, pains, and general stiffness. Of course, women no longer ovulate and are unable to conceive.
Andropause is more subtle than menopause, but none the less is very real. Symptoms slowly gradually appear over a 20 year period of time.
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By: Lizzie Fuser
When dealing with an aching head, it's become so easy to pop some pills. If you're trying to steer clear of pain relievers, some of the best help can come from the produce aisle.