1. Neuroendocrine aging theory

    Essentially is that we age because our hormones decline; our hormones do not decline because we age.  We look for optimal hormone levels for you, not “normal” levels.  Deficiencies can be addressed and returned to the 30 year old level, but, it must be with hormones that are identical to your body’s natural hormones – not synthetic
  2. exercise example

    Monday: 3 sets of 10 reps each for back, chest, and biceps.  Pick any two lifting exercises you like for each area.  Usually 75% of your max is sufficient.  Don’t forget your 5 minute aerobic warmup and 10 minutes of stretching; before and after you lift Tuesday:  Aerobics:  30 minutes with cool down and stretching.  Pick any of the aerobics:  cycling, swimming, treadmill, elliptical, etc. Wednesday:  weights again.  Work on legs, triceps, and shoulders.  same...
  3. Stress reduction

    Absolutely, the most important factor in anti-aging medicine is stress reduction.  Stress makes you produce too much cortisol, which, taxes your adrenal glands.  You may be up for the moment, but, soon you will come crashing down.  This is easy to discover just looking at your DHEAS levels and 24-hour urine cortisol levels.  Find a way to deal with your stress in a healthy manner.  Exercise is a great way to do it; prayer, calling...
  4. Sleep

    We are continuing to flesh out the areas that affect aging.  We have briefly discussed HRT, environmental factors (someone do something about Fukushima), nutraceuticals, diet, and exercise.  Sleep is a big factor.  7-8 ours of uninterrupted sleep daily is an under appreciated anti-aging modality.  Frankly, most Americans are not even close to this number.  I know I am certainly not.  Can you make up for lost time in sleep?  Yes, to a certain extent.  You...
  5. Environmental factors

    There is marked controversy in regards to how much the environment impacts your health.  We know for sure that Radon is  the second leading cause of Lung Cancer and is an environmental hazard.  You must and I repeat, must, have your house inspected by certified radon personnel for the presence of radon.  This is especially true here in the midwest where we have basements.  You just have to spend the money and protect yourself and...
  6. Special

    Since I don’t take insurance for office visits, I can keep my costs low. With that being said, I can pass the savings on to you. For the month of February 2017 you can get 4 office visits for $500, if paid up front. Go ahead and use your insurance for labs.
  7. Nutraceuticals

    So we have touched on Diet, Exercise, and Bio-identical HRT. Just as important is the proper nutraceutical (nutrition + pharmaceutical) These are the supplements that you are constantly hearing about in the news and on those radio ads: things like, Vitamin D, coenzyme Q, reservatrol, Omega 3 fish oils, Dhea, pregnenolone, multivitamins, adrenal support, to name a few. The studies best support Vitamin D and Omega 3 fish oil. There is good reason to be...
  8. Bio-identical HRT

    So, we have looked at two of the pillars of anti-aging medicine, namely: Diet and Exercise. Basically adapt the DASH diet and exercise more. It all comes back to you have to burn more calories than you are taking in. And a lower glycemic index diet focuses on natural foods that stay with you so feel fuller, but, more importantly reduces the release of the pro-inflammatory hormone insulin. Bio-identical hormones are identical to what your...
  9. Diet

    I invite you to take a look at www.medscape.com and read the excellent article on the proper diet for you. the DASH diet is the overall winner, but there are others that may better suit your needs. There is hardly a difference in the effectiveness of the DASH Diet and the Mediterranean Diet. Of course, these diets are usually a drastic turn from our American, fast-paced diets today; so, you might need a little help...