August 2014 - Age Management & Optimal Wellness Centers

Symptoms of Female Hormone Imbalance

*How to Transition Into Menopause Efficiently and Naturally Reduce the Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

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When many people think of the transition into menopause, they think of infertility and emotional highs and lows but there are plenty of other health issues that accompany this stage as well. Weight gain, hot flashes and the risk of various diseases, such as heart disease, osteoporosis and cancer, all rise during peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek the help of a specialized expert to help bring your hormones back into balance. A solid nutrition plan is one of…

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Aging and Telomeres

*Are Your Prescription Medications Making You Age Faster?

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Prescription Drugs That Accelerate Aging and Natural Alternatives to Taking Them Working at an anti-aging clinic in Tampa, I see so many patients who come in complaining of “typical” aging complaints. More often than not, when we look at the medications they have been prescribed, the listed side effects of their drugs will match the complaints they have been having. Here I will show you three examples of commonly prescribed medicines whose side effects mimic the signs and symptoms of aging. I will also go over three natural alternatives to these…

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Chart of Ovulation - Estrogen and Progesterone Cycles

*How Hormones Control Premenstrual Syndrome and Menopause

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Hormonal Balance in Women — How Hormones Control Premenstrual Syndrome and Menopause Hormones affect almost every bodily function because they are the mean of communication between various systems. Because they are so vital to every system, even a small imbalance can host a plethora of different systems, some of which can be very debilitating. Hormonal imbalance can create an issue in fertility, libido and general health. During menopause, a women’s sex hormones will decline (estrogen, progesterone and even testosterone). Due to the fact that these hormones either decline to low or decline at…

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*New Study Shows That Weight Loss Does Differ Between Men and Women

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YES! Believe it or not, there really is inconsistencies in the way males and females diet, lose weight and respond to exercise. These discrepancies come from multiple factors, including biology and behavior. At first glance, men seem to have an advantage but that does not mean that guys have it easy. Regardless of your gender or your weight loss goals, the path to your goal body composition is difficult at best, and can be puzzling for anyone.   The research gathered about these differences brings about hope that the next…

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*New Research Shows a HUGE Link Between Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Vitamin D Levels

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A recent study shows findings that a deficiency in Vitamin D may double the chance of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. The real factor to consider when reading this is that this is the largest study of its kind! “We expected to find an association between low Vitamin D levels and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but the results were surprising — we actually found that the association was twice as strong as we anticipated,” stated David Llewellyn of the University of Exeter Medical School in a news release,…

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*Is it possible that exercise is ‘as effective as drugs’ for common diseases? Well, many scientists are beginning to think so!

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Is it possible that exercise is ‘as effective as drugs’ for common diseases? Well, many scientists are beginning to think so! You may not be shocked to hear that regular exercise is a major key to being healthy. What may shock you, on the other hand, is that researchers now think exercise is “potentially as effective” as drug intervention, and they suggest it “should be considered as a viable alternative to, or alongside, drug therapy.” Despite the health benefits of physical activity have well-documented, studies conducted in England show only…

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