Low Testosterone in Women

When most people hear the terms “low testosterone”, they associate the condition as one primarily affecting men. But did you know that normal testosterone levels are crucial for women to maintain a high quality of life? Testosterone allows mood, energy levels, sex drive, and bodily functions to work smoothly in women. Testosterone is a form of cholesterol, … Continue reading Low Testosterone in Women

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Can Genes Make You Fat?

In the case of weight loss, a person’s genes may be stacked against them. Identification of your genetic profile can help clarify the etiology of obesity and its metabolic consequences.   Recent numbers indicate that 65 to 80 percent of US citizens over the age of 25 are either obese or overweight. While obesity itself … Continue reading Can Genes Make You Fat?

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How Hormones Affect Your Memory

Forgetfulness and cognitive decline are some of the most commonly reported symptoms of menopause. In fact, perimenopausal women were 1.4 times as likely to report forgetfulness compared to pre­menopausal women. But why?   Your estrogen levels have a direct impact on your brain’s neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, and GABA. These neurotransmitters help modulate your mood, your … Continue reading How Hormones Affect Your Memory

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Sleep Deprivation Contributes to Weight Gain

Do you eat a healthy diet, take recommended supplements and exercise, but still struggle with weight gain? If you’ve been frustrated by this scenario, take a closer look at how much you sleep. Lack of sleep may be keeping your hormones out of balance and affecting your metabolism.   Leptin and ghrelin are two rarely … Continue reading Sleep Deprivation Contributes to Weight Gain

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Exercise and Menopause…What are the Benefits?

Going through menopause can often be a very challenging part of a woman’s life. Menopausal symptoms can be severe and disruptive to one’s daily activities and overall quality of life. Regular physical activity is crucial for menopausal and postmenopausal women. As women age and their hormone levels change, the risk of developing a chronic condition … Continue reading Exercise and Menopause…What are the Benefits?

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Blood Pressure & ED

As men age, their ability to perform may not be quite to the standards of their younger years – many blame it on stress and age, but is the culprit in your medicine cabinet?   When a man becomes aroused, arteries and blood flow to the penile region will dilate allowing an increased blood flow … Continue reading Blood Pressure & ED

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High Intensity Interval Training for Weight Loss

You may have heard about it before, whether it was on the news or internet, possibly even from a friend or social media – high intensity interval training (HIIT) has gained recognition as a relatively fast and effective exercise modality used to promote body fat loss. So what exactly is HIIT?   HIIT is an … Continue reading High Intensity Interval Training for Weight Loss

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Prebiotic Fiber for Suppressing Appetite and Losing Weight!

A prebiotic can be defined as a “selectively fermented ingredient that allows specific changes both in the gut and/or activity in the gastrointestinal microflora that confers benefits upon host well-being and health” – long story short these little guys improve digestion and nutrient absorption. Although all prebiotics are fiber, not all fiber is prebiotic. Prebiotic … Continue reading Prebiotic Fiber for Suppressing Appetite and Losing Weight!

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Could Your Bad Habits Be the Cause of Your Erectile Dysfunction?

Karen Evans M.D.   Your penis is a part of your body and just like any other part of your body the way you take care of it, affects its ability, or inability, to perform as you desire. If you are experiencing any level of erectile dysfunction (ED), you may not be taking proper care … Continue reading Could Your Bad Habits Be the Cause of Your Erectile Dysfunction?

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Botox

Botox is the only FDA approved treatment for temporarily improving the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet and laugh lines. One of the most extensively used treatments with both aesthetic and medical attributes it is used and approved for aesthetic use in 78 countries. Botox targets one of the main causes of these lines … Continue reading Botox

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