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November 14, 2017 by Joseph Fermin 0 Comments

The Danger of Low Testosterone in Women 5 (2)

LOW TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN’S HEALTH

Low Testosterone in Women’s are full with Television ads, internet ads, magazine ads and radio ads they are all targeting men with products that addressing low testosterone that occurs as we age, but nothing is directing or teaching women about low testosterone, despite being classified as a male hormone, women also produce testosterone.

Testosterone therapy in women has become a hot-button problem issue as women begin to realize the risk of low testosterone levels drop with age for women as well as men. testosterone therapy is used to treat the symptoms of testosterone deficiency in perimenopause, premenopause and postmenopausal in women, as research continues to show that healthy testosterone levels are essential for the physical and mental health of both in women and men as well.

Low Testosterone in Women

Which Women’s Can Be at Risk for Low Testosterone

The ovaries are responsible for producing both testosterone and estrogen, as the ovaries age, they produce less estrogen and testosterone. As women enter peri-menopause and pre-menopause, testosterone will be diminished by the age of 30’s, and once a women reach full menopause, it’s common for them to produce 75% less testosterone than they did in the there 21’s. Every woman becomes at risk of low testosterone as she ages, and women who go through hysterectomy or oophorectomy have an even higher chance of dealing or having with low testosterone levels.

What are the Symptoms of Peri-Menopause?

Peri-menopause occurs when a woman’s hormonal cycle transitions toward pre-menopause and infertility begin. It often starts in women in their late-30’s and can last for up to 11 years; the average duration is ~4 years. During the peri-menopause, menses become less frequent, and the symptoms typically associated with menopause.

The most common symptoms of peri-menopause are:

  • Hot flashes and Reduced sex drive
  • Discomfort and dryness during sex
  • Fatigue and Problems sleeping
  • Mood swings and Migraines
  • Severe premenstrual syndrome
  • Irregular periods and Breast tenderness
  • An urgent need to urinate
  • Urine leakage, particularly when sneezing or coughing

Dangers of Testosterone Deficiencies in Women as we Age

Women who begin experiencing low testosterone may notice many of the same symptoms that men deal with.
With Low levels of testosterone in women often lead to an increased risk of :

  • Reduced fertility
  • Increased risk of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Psoriasisosteoporosis, since low T levels can leach away strength from the skeleton.

Low levels can also lead to an increased risk of gaining weight since low testosterone has linked to control the fat mass in women.

A report published in the Journal for Women’s Health even showed that low testosterone in women’s could be a risk factor for heart disease. Since the number one killer is a cardiovascular disease in women and men, this is the importance of balanced your hormones, including testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen,

What’re The Benefits of Progesterone, Estrogen, and Testosterone Therapy?
Women With Low Progesterone May Experience Symptoms As:

  • Insomnia, trouble sleeping, waking up in the middle of the night
  • Fuzzy Thinking” ­ is misplacing keys, forgetting where the car is parked, feeling overwhelmed.
  • Worsening PMS with more substantial, more painful periods
  • Headaches are increasing in frequency, new onset migraines.

Testosterone is an essential as a woman’s testosterone level declines in peri­menopause.
Women may experience symptoms such as;

  • Decreased libido
  • Inability to orgasm
  • Reduced the sense of well­being, energy, and sex drive
  • Dysphoria and much more

The final hormone is perimenopause is estrogen. This will occurs late in perimenopause, signaling the transition into early premenopause or menopause.
Symptoms of low estrogen can include:

  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Thinning, drooping skin
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections

Testosterone has the potential to relieve these symptoms. Studies show that treating women with testosterone can significantly improve their sex drive.

For women going through perimenopause, and premenopause or menopause, testosterone therapy often provides symptom relief. Studies show that testosterone therapy in women can relieve the symptoms of menopause, including:

  • Urinary urgency
  • Incontinence
  • Vaginal dryness
  • and hot flashes

An increasing number of women are being diagnosed with low testosterone in women’s. Although men make and need a lot more testosterone than women, it is still very important for a normal androgen response in women.

Even though many of the risks of low testosterone in women’s are similar in men, there are several female-specific risks:

  • Reduced fertility
  • Increased risk of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Psoriasis

Because low testosterone in women’s generally occurs around middle age, it is often accompanied by low estrogen at the pre-menopausal period. This combination of two low hormones leads to a high rate of heart disease, bone fractures, and vaginal atrophy.

November 8, 2016 by Joseph Fermin 6 Comments

What are the Symptoms of Peri-menopause 5 (1)

What is the Peri-menopause?

As women, our bodies go through dramatic changes as we age, and these changes are caused by our hormones. Perimenopause is the time of a woman’s life when her hormonal cycle slows, her fertility reduces, and periods become less common as she heads toward menopause. It can be a very stressful time because it affects her physical and emotional state.

To understand what causes the peri-menopause and how to best reduce the symptoms, it is important to appreciate the changes that occur in the female body during aging. There are four main stages in a woman’s hormonal life:

Puberty

Puberty is the process of sexual maturation; it normally begins around the age of 11 and lasts for several years. Generally, it begins with breast development, followed by the growth of pubic hair and finally menstruation.

The Reproductive Years

The reproductive years begin with the onset of menstruation and persist until peri-menopause. They are characterized by the menstrual cycle, which controls a woman’s fertility. The menstrual cycle is primarily governed by fluctuations in the levels of the hormones that control ovulation and regulate the thickness of the uterine lining to prepare for the implantation of a possible fertilized egg.

  • The hypothalamus secretes gonadotropin hormone-releasing hormone (GnRH), which stimulates the pituitary gland to release follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).
  • FSH stimulates follicles in the ovaries to prepare an egg for maturation and release, which includes the secretion of estrogen to prepare the uterus for implantation.
  • LH triggers ovulation, or the release of an egg from the ovaries, which results in the production and release of progesterone and additional estrogen to prepare the body for fertilization and pregnancy [1].

Menopause

Perimenopause

Perimenopause occurs when a woman’s hormonal cycle transitions toward menopause and infertility begin. It often starts in women in their late-40’s and can last for up to 11 years; the average duration is ~4 years. During the peri-menopause, menses become less common and the symptoms typically associated with menopause (discussed below) begin.

The changes that occur during menopause are caused by altered hormone levels. A woman remains fertile only as long as her ovaries produce and secrete eggs via a process known as ovulation. Since there are a finite number of eggs, female fertility essentially has an expiration date. The production of estrogen and progesterone relies upon ovulation, which means that hormone production is diminished significantly once eggs are no longer released.

Hormonally, the peri-menopause is defined by persistently increased LH and FSH levels and very low estrogen and progesterone levels. Testosterone secretion can also decline by approximately 50% during peri-menopause [2].

Menopause

Menopause officially starts one year after a woman’s last period. Menopausal women produce very high levels of FSH but low levels of estrogen and progesterone. They are no longer fertile and are at a higher risk of diseases such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease because of the reduced hormone concentrations [3].perimenopause

What are the Symptoms of Peri-Menopause?

The most common symptoms of peri-menopause (http://www.webmd.com/menopause/guide-perimenopause#2) are:

  • Hot flashes
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Discomfort and dryness during sex
  • Fatigue
  • Problems sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Migraines
  • Severe premenstrual syndrome
  • Irregular periods
  • Breast tenderness
  • An urgent need to urinate
  • Urine leakage, particularly when sneezing or coughing

Because some of these symptoms can be caused by other hormone-related conditions, we always recommend getting your hormone levels checked to ensure that you receive an accurate diagnosis. If you visit AAI Rejuvenation Clinic with the above symptoms, we will measure the levels of your sex hormones as part of our work up. This will allow us to develop a specific program to make you feel like your old self.

Alleviate Your Symptoms with Hormone-Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Unfortunately, the transition from fertility to menopause is part of natural aging and it happens to all women. Although the symptoms of perimenopause can be severe, it is possible to reduce their severity and be able to function fully.

For many years, HRT was used to alleviate the symptoms of peri-menopause and reduce the risk of mortality, dementia, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis in aging women. Although a now-revised link to an increased risk of breast cancer led to a temporary decline in the use of HRT, it is again the number one treatment and disease-prevention strategy used in peri-menopausal and menopausal women [4].

As the name suggests, the aim of HRT is to replace the hormones no longer being produced naturally. The hormones are often delivered in tablet form, although transdermal Testosterone Patches, creams, Testosterone Gels, and implants can also be used. There are four major forms of HRT:

  • Estrogen alone
  • Estrogen and progesterone
  • Gonadomimetics, which contain estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone; an example is a tibolone
  • SERMs (selective estrogen receptor modulators)

Because HRT can restore your hormone levels to those you experienced when you were young, it can relieve your symptoms and also reduce the risk of diseases associated with low hormone levels such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Although some studies have suggested that HRT could protect against stroke, diabetes, cognitive aging, and mood, these effects are more controversial [5]. Nevertheless, the clinical evidence supporting the beneficial effects of HRT in cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis is convincing:

  • HRT reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. An evidence-based study investigated the evidence from randomized clinical trials and concluded that HRT could reduce the risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease in women within 10 years of the menopause aged <60 years [5]. However, there is evidence that HRT should be avoided in older women because it might increase the risk of coronary events [6].
  • HRT reduces the risk of osteoporosis. One of the best-known benefits of HRT is its ability to inhibit bone loss and reduce the incidence of fractures in perimenopausal women; estrogen therapy might be more effective than combined estrogen-progesterone treatment [7].

In addition to these clinical effects, HRT alleviates the symptoms of peri-menopause including skin and hair complaints and sexual symptoms [8], as well as hot flashes [9].

Measure your hormone levels today and find out if HRT could improve your day-to-day life.

References

  • [1] R.E. Jones, K.H. Lopez, Human reproductive biology, Academic Press2006.
  • [2] S.J. Richardson, The biological basis of the menopause, Bailliere’s clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 7 (1993) 1-16.
  • [3] L. Jia, H. Jin, J. Zhou, L. Chen, Y. Lu, Y. Ming, Y. Yu, A potential anti-tumor herbal medicine, Corilagin, inhibits ovarian cancer cell growth through blocking the TGF-beta signaling pathways, BMC complementary, and alternative medicine, 13 (2013) 33.
  • [4] R.A. Lobo, J.H. Pickar, J.C. Stevenson, W.J. Mack, H.N. Hodis, Back to the future: Hormone replacement therapy as part of a prevention strategy for women at the onset of menopause, Atherosclerosis, 254 (2016) 282-290.
  • [5] R. Sood, S.S. Faubion, C.L. Kuhle, J.M. Thielen, L.T. Shuster, Prescribing menopausal hormone therapy: an evidence-based approach, International Journal of Women’s Health, 6 (2014) 47-57.
  • [6] R.A. Lobo, Where are we 10 years after the Women’s Health Initiative?, The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 98 (2013) 1771-1780.
  • [7] The 2012 hormone therapy position statement of The North American Menopause Society, Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 19 (2012) 257-271.
  • [8] D. Rouskova, K. Mittmann, U. Schumacher, H. Dietrich, T. Zimmermann, Effectiveness, tolerability and acceptance of an oral estradiol/levonorgestrel formulation for the treatment of menopausal complaints: a non-interventional observational study over six cycles of 28 days, Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, 30 (2014) 712-716.
  • [9] N. Santoro, C.N. Epperson, S.B. Mathews, Menopausal Symptoms and Their Management, Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America, 44 (2015) 497-515.

July 18, 2016 by admin 1 Comment

Acai Berries 5 (1)

Acai Berries ~ The Antioxidant Powerhouse

acai berriesAcai Berries have one of the highest antioxidant values of any other known food at the moment. They have been studied and noted to be an effective COX-2 inhibitor and anti-inflammatory. These details are based on testing that was recorded in Gainesville, FL in April of 2006. [1]

There was also a study conducted by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in January of 2006. This publication denoted extract from Acai berries triggered a self-destruct response in up to 86% of leukemia cells tested. Stephen Talcott elaborated on details. He is an assistant professor at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. [2] The great news about Acai berries is anyone can eat them. Even diabetics and cancer patients can enjoy them because acai berries have no sugar content.

  • The health benefits of Acai berries are one of the highest of all the fruits in Anthocyanins levels. It barely trails behind the purple sweet potato overall. These high levels of Anthocyanins are also thought to help lower cholesterol.
  • The anthocyanins appear to prevent lipid peroxidation and the accumulation of deposits on arterial walls. One great way to enjoy these benefits is by purchasing Acai Powder.

You can find this by doing a simple Google search. There is a trusted brand we recommend you consider. It has no affiliation to AAI clinics, however, after careful review, use and comparison, acai berriesthe Sambazon, USDA Organic Powder were one of the top choices. Make sure to purchase “Pure Açai without sugar”.

Some powders are diluted and/or cut with sugar or soy lecithin. Extracts that are not produced by the highest quality standards lose co-factors and the “whole plant effect”. A properly prepared Acai powder always ensures that the powder is delicately processed using a non-thermal drying process to protect the integrity of the molecular structure. If you can get your hands on 100% Pure Organic Acai powder or the frozen pulp itself (i.e. no agave sweetener or other fruit juice or soy lecithin blended in to dilute the effects), definitely go for that.

acai berriesAnthocyanin:
• More powerful than beta-carotene.
• High vibration purple pigments – healing phytochemical that promotes anti-aging.
• In Greek, Anthos means Flower & Kyanos, which means Deep blue.acai berries

Açai berries:
• 10 times the antioxidants as grapes.
• 2 times the antioxidants of blueberries.

 

If you are interested in any information about this topic or interested in injectable testosterone, testosterone blood level testing or any testosterone therapy related inquiries, please contact us. In less than 5 minutes we can tell you what you need to qualify for any of our Testosterone injections protocols.

Case Studies

[1] Schuass, AG and others “Antioxidant capacity and other bioactivities of the freeze-dried Amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleraceous mart. (acai)” j. Agric Food Chem., 2006 54 (22) 8604-10 1

[2] Del Pozo-Insfran D, Percival SS, Talcott ST. “Açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) polyphenolics in their glycoside and aglycone forms induce apoptosis of HL-60 leukemia cells.” J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Feb 22;54(4):1222-9

 

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July 11, 2016 by admin 1 Comment

Testosterone Affects Women’s Libido and nervous system 5 (1)

Testosterone Affects Womens Libido Too.

Testosterone affects on women's libidoTestosterone affects womens libido in a positive way. However, low testosterone is women significantly overlooked as a treatment to help stimulate a depleting sexual desire in women. Most of the time we think about testosterone injections, we mainly think about men. Every facet we understand of testosterone therapy seems to be a fitting adjective for describing a typical, popularly-socially accepted man. The truth of the matter is, testosterone affects women’s libido in much the same way that it does men. In fact, testosterone as a whole serves as a natural, sexual motivator in all species.

Of course, women do not need nearly as much testosterone as men do:

  • • A healthy man’s testosterone levels typically range between 500 ng/dl and 900 ng/dl.
  • • A womans testosterone levels, when she usually feels most comfortable, should range between 9 ng/dl and 41 ng/dl.

A sizable difference. We must remember, though; hormones are not “drugs.” They do not affect the central nervous system. There must be a balance. Over excessive dosages do not inspire a higher sexual appetite. In fact, the biological retribution may be to lower the need for sex even further. A specialized hormone doctor should be the one to organize a testosterone program for any man or woman feeling that their need for sexual stimulation has reduced to some bothersome level.

Well, let us discuss this in further detail. How testosterone affects womens libido is important to understand before considering it as an alternative.

A recently published thesis inspired at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, in an attempt to better understand how testosterone affects women’s libido, determined testosterone inspires both a physiological and a psychological effect on women’s sexuality.

Part of the study, inspired by gynecologist Angelique Flöter Rådestad has a short dissertation by her. There she considered the effects of combined testosterone and estrogen therapy. She focused on sexuality, overall well-being, and the rigidity and actual molecular consistency of the skeletal system in the body in women who have had their uterus and ovaries removed.

Introspectively, there have been various past studies that have positively indicated that hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, have valuable benefits to bettering one’s quality of life after menopause. However, a minimal amount is understood about the role of testosterone and what affect low testosterone insufficiency has on a woman. As you can already determine, it was necessary to understand how testosterone affects womens libido. In fact, this needed to be considered and studied a long time ago.

  • • When a woman has to have both ovaries removed, her production of testosterone is reduced by half, which can affect her sexual desire, function and overall health and well-being.

The Swedish study validates that women who participate in a combination treatment, which would include estrogen and testosterone for a consecutive 6 months, benefited from a measurably significant improvement in certain aspects of their sexual function. The study also denoted that endogenous testosterone played a very active role in arousal, sexual desire, and satisfaction.

  • • Properly administered testosterone protocols demonstrated to increased women’s interest and joy in sex. Improvements in these areas of sexual function help with a womens overall level of satisfaction, which in turn adds to maximizing a positive quality of life.
  • • Combined testosterone/estrogen treatment and placebo/estrogen improved psychological well-being just as much.

Further delving into the research, the study’s involved physicians were able to determine that supplemental testosterone promoted an advantageous effect on musculature and bone metabolism. Conversely, a bit of a negative effect was seen relative to blood fats. Side effects that included any hair growth or acne were rare. These usually only surface when patients misappropriate their treatment. Following the doctor’s orders and following up during the course of the therapy is the safest way to ensure keeping away any side effects.

Summing-up, the above study determined conclusively that importance of testosterone in womens sexuality. The positive effects on the bones and body structure can also be of significant consideration for women who have had their ovaries removed.

Now that you better understand how testosterone affects womens libido and sexual function, do you think it is time to check your testosterone levels? We can help. Take the first step with us. We help you intelligently

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February 29, 2016 by admin 0 Comments

Anti Aging Elixir 3 (2)

Anti Aging Elixir That Works

 

Anti Aging elixir that’s powerful and effective: The Tibetans are a group of people in a region of China that were well known for their adaptive culture of Tibetan medicine and cuisine.

Specifically related to their curative options, traditional Tibetan medicine utilizes over 200 different types of plants, more than 40 different species of animal and they use somewhere around 50 different kinds of minerals. It was here that the Four Medical Tantras were created. These were special in that they integrated material from Persian, Indian and Chinese medical traditions. Their mixtures are known world wide to be effective and quick acting.

AAI Rejuvenation Clinic is happy to announce the beginning of an “AAI Elixir Series”. Of course, we just call it that for fun but what it will consist of is tested-effective, real, safe naturopathic mixtures and blends to help your body quickly and effectively heal itself. We never encourage anyone to substitute any medications they have been prescribed and that are being effective. However, the fact is that as organic creatures, our bodies are very receptive to organic medicine and usually there are little to no side effects at all from the use of these. Meanwhile, the curative benefits and health factors involved have been comparably effectual and often times much less costly.

Collectively, our group of doctors comes up with some of these recipes. Other recipes they research and deem quality enough to post on our blog. You can expect to enjoy these once every 2 weeks. Also, if you the reader have any ideas, symptoms, ailments or conditions you’d like to try an “AAI Elixir” for, leave us a comment. We’ll certainly reply and get to work on a potential remedy.

Let’s discuss this Tibetan mixture:

Anti Aging Elixir

What’s great about this Anti Aging Elixir mixture is that since honey is the main ingredient of this blend you can rest assured that it works great to strengthen immunity, regulate your gastrointestinal tract, clean your blood vessels and liver, help you improve your complexion and also assist in smoothing out wrinkles. Aside from the fact that you will look younger, you’ll be able to forget you ever had issues constipation with this great stuff. Make sure you try it out. Users have been telling us they have seemingly immediate results.

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September 21, 2015 by Joseph Fermin 1 Comment

Anti-Aging Answer for Women’s Health 5 (3)

AAI is the Anti-Aging Answer for Women’s Health

Women’s Health hormonal web is complicated; finding the right anti-aging serum can also be challenging. The hormones governing women’s physical and mental function throughout their lives work together to maintain a balance. The key hormonal players in women, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone/DHEA, Human Growth Hormone, Thyroid, & Cortisol, begin to play out of tune as their levels decrease with age. So when hormones decline or become imbalanced, as in Peri-Menopause & Menopause, we start to notice changes in our bones, muscle strength, the elasticity of our skin, and in our energy, mood, memory, & libido. The majority of women think that Peri-Menopause and Menopause cause inconvenient symptoms: mood swings, fatigue, hot flashes, & low libido among others. What they don’t know is that these hormonal imbalances raise our risk for serious diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, obesity, depression, stroke, and cancers; especially breast cancer. Therefore, it is crucial that we prevent and treat the cause of these symptoms as soon as they start to appear in our late 30’s. Not only our well­ being and quality of life depends on it, but our health and risk of disease is optimized by becoming hormone balance.

The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI 2002) was a major multi-national study that included thousands of Women’s Health on synthetic estrogens (Premarin, Birth Control Pills, Nuvaring) and/or on synthetic progesterones (Provera, Progestins, Birth Control Pellets/Injections). This study had to be stopped abruptly: unprecedented for any medical study around the world. The reason was that Women’s Health in the study were getting a much higher incidence of heart disease, stroke, blood clots, and breast cancer than Women’s Health in the general population. At this point, 08/GYN’s around the country took Women’s Health off their synthetic hormonal therapy (synthetic estrogens and Peri-Menopause) to prevent these problems, even though they knew women would have to live with bothersome symptoms and their risk for serious illness would be greatly increased. Bio-Identical or Non-Synthetic hormonal therapy progesterones is the only option for women to treat Progesterone symptoms, decrease significantly the risk of age-related diseases, and increase well-being & quality of life. Most doctors are not familiar with the Bio-Identical hormonal therapy, but experts in Anti-aging Medicine specialize in this field.

Bio-Identical hormones are the answer!

Women’s reproductive life is composed of 3 stages:

  1. Pre Menopause – the PMS Years
  2. Peri-Menopause – the Rollercoaster Years
  3. Menopause/Post-Menopause -the End of Periods

Pre Menopause-The PMs Years

During their 20’s and 30’s, Women’s Health experience fairly regular cycles with balanced estrogen and progesterone production. But increasingly, younger females who are prone to excess stress, crash diets, and contraceptive use are not ovulating regularly. Anovulatory cycles can lead to symptoms of

hormonal imbalance, severe PMS, and more serious health issues, such as polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, and infertility.

Peri-Menopause – The Rollercoaster Years

Most women don’t know that there is a period of time called Peri-Menopause {of 10-15 years) when the body gets ready to start Menopause, therefore, they do not associate mood and emotional symptoms with their hormones or menopause. But they should! Beginning in the late 30’s until menopause (average age of 51), Women’s Health begins to experience a whole new world of symptoms, as estrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate dozens of times a day from wavering ovarian function. These symptoms range from classical menopause symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings to not so typical ones like high anxiety, foggy thinking, bone loss, weight gain, depression, fatigue, and low libido. These fluctuations in hormone levels take women on a rollercoaster ride! At this point, the search for symptom relief begins with Bio-Identical hormones.

Menopause/Post Menopause- The Ends of Periods

The official start of Menopause is 12 months in a row without a period, occurring around age 51. But it is not uncommon to see symptoms much sooner. Acute/prolonged stress, for example, can negatively impact ovarian function and can precipitate premature Menopause in vulnerable women as early as their mid to late 30’s. Menopause can also be surgically induced through hysterectomy, radiation, or chemotherapy. We think that hormones control only our sexual and reproductive systems, but hormones actually regulate the entire body. With fewer hormones to go around, their important role in protecting the health of the brain, bones, muscles, skin, breasts, and heart is diminished.

Supplementation with Bio-Identical hormones is a matter of life or death at this stage.

Common hormone imbalances in Peri-Menopause & Menopause:

The right balance of anti-aging serum and hormones is vital to a woman’s health & well being. During Peri-Menopause & Menopause, hormone levels drop and hormone deficiencies take place. Logically, one would think that hormonal deficiencies should be resolved with hormonal supplementation. Unfortunately, there are so many hormones at work in a woman’s body that deficiencies in one hormone may trigger excesses of either hormone and this is how imbalances take place. (Remember, low levels of hormone are as harmful to your health as high levels). The following are the most common hormone imbalances in Women’s Health and their symptoms:

  1. Estrogen Dominance–mood swings, migraines, fat gain, low thyroid, breast cancer risk
  2. Low Estrogen & Progesterone-hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, foggy thinking
  3. High Testosterone & DHEA-acne, hair loss, irritability, belly fat, polycystic ovaries
  4. Low Testosterone & DHEA-decreases bone/muscle mass, energy, libido (sexual desire)
  5. High or Low Cortisol  (Stressed Adrenals): insomnia, anxiety, chronic fatigue, allergies, food cravings, low immunity

Do you have symptoms of hormonal imbalance?

Mood Swings
Cold Body Temperature
Scalp Hair Loss
Memory Lapses
Incontinence
Sleep Disturbances
Stress
Can’t Lose Weight
Thinning Skin
Fatigue
Bone Loss
Uterine Fibroids
Hot Flashes
Sugar or Salty Cravings
Aches & Pains
Decreased Libido
Tender Breasts
Weight Gain (waist &/or hips)
Heart Palpitations
Fibrocystic Breasts
Fibromyalgia
Headaches
irritable
Polycystic Ovaries
Night Sweats
Oily Skin
Increased Body /Facial Hair
Vaginal Dryness
Heavy Menses/Bleeding Changes
Foggy Thinking
Anxious
Water Retention
Nervous
Depression
Foggy Thinking
Tearful

Troublesome or persistent symptoms during Peri-Menopause & Menopause are a sign of related imbalances that may be complicating the situation and raising disease risks of osteoporosis, heart disease, breast cancer, obesity, and Alzheimer’s.   Symptoms from one Women’s Health to another are as highly individual as a thumbprint! If you answered yes to 3 or more symptoms in this questionnaire, you may be hormonally imbalanced:

How can I balance my hormones naturally?

Hormone balance and the knowledge that hormones work together with a healthy mind and body are the keys to optimal health and Peri-Menopause & Menopausal relief.

  1. First, determine your symptoms
  2. Then, test ALL of your hormones to detect specific imbalances
  3. Find a board certified doctor in Anti-Aging Medicine (specializing in Bio-Identical hormonal therapy)
  4. NEVER use Estrogen alone (even after Hysterectomy)!
  5. ALWAYS use Bio-Identical hormones (the exact chemical structure as the hormones produced by the body and derived from a natural source)
  6. STOP all synthetic hormones-Premarin, Provera, Progestins, and birth control pills, pellets, injections, & intrauterine devices (They ALL contain synthetic hormones)
  7. Supplement with Nutriceuticals (pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements that are prescription strength, free of harmful contaminants, and actually absorbed by the body)-only way to have the available building blocks to regenerate the body’s tissues and to work properly
  8. Detoxify is key for Bio-Identical hormone treatment to work at its best
  9. Limit “Xenoestrogens” (substances that mimic estrogen in the body & precipitate hormonal imbalances)–for example, pesticides, nail polish, fumes,
  10. Use “hormone-free” foods and products
  11. Maintain ideal weight (fat cells send signals in the body that cause hormonal It is medically proven that overweight/obesity is a major risk factor for the major killers in the US: heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Also, breast cancer patients have a significant increase in fat mass compared to women without cancer)
  12. Boost hormones naturally with exercise not a substitute for hormonal supplementation with Bio-Identical hormones; exercise makes hormonal therapy more work at its best while becoming more stable
  13. Minimize stress and use stress-handling techniques like yoga, meditation, prayer,
  14. Stop smoking ASAP
  15. Eat more fiber
  16. Get deep, restful, uninterrupted 7-8 hours of sleep this is the only way that body tissues regenerate after being used during the day

**NOTE**  The content contained in this blog is subject to interpretation and is the opinion of the content writer.  We do not claim it to be fact.  We encourage you to consult a medical doctor before taking any prescribed medications or supplements.

September 21, 2015 by Joseph Fermin 1 Comment

L-Glutathione Health Benefits Fight Off Infection 5 (3)

L-Glutathione Health Benefits

L-Glutathione Health Benefits is also used for maintaining the body’s defense system (immune system) and fighting metal and drug poisoning. Additionally, it helps us reach peak mental and physical function.

L-Glutathione Health Benefits

  • L-Glutathione Health Benefits: Having healthy L-Glutathione levels increases your body’s ability to fight off infection and illness.
  • Anti-Aging: Free radicals and oxidative damage are some of the leading causes of aging. Free radicals damage our cells and deplete our tissue and body, leaving us feeling tired, old and generally unhealthy. Glutathione can significantly help eliminate free radicals and help prevent their formation.
  • Anti-inflammatory: Inflammation is deadly, pure and simple. It is considered to be a leading cause of virtually every disease known to man. Found in most cells, Glutathione Health Benefits is an important part of the body’s internal, natural antioxidant defense system. The ratio between oxidization and reduced glutathione in the body is indicative of overall toxicity as well as inflammatory response.
  • Heavy Metal ChelatorL-Glutathione is a potent chelator, involved in the cellular response, transport, and excretion of toxic heavy metals. It is also a biomarker for toxic metal overload. With ample glutathione levels, we are capable of excreting these heavy metals from the body, relieving the stress and damage they cause to our cells.
  • Antioxidant: The antioxidant benefits of l-glutathione Health Benefits are extraordinary. This is why it has earned the title of the body’s “Master Antioxidant”. Found in every cell, L-Glutathione scours our body for toxins, free radicals, and heavy metals that pose a threat to our health and well-being. Acting as a magnet, it gathers up all of these harmful substances and expels them from the body.
  • Liver Health: Glutathione is also closely linked to liver health and function when GSH levels are high, the workload put on the liver is reduced and it has a chance to repair itself. This helps reduce liver inflammation, which is the cause of liver cirrhosis and impaired liver function. Supporting liver health is one of the most beneficial things anyone could do for ensuring their best life. In the process, it helps with reducing body toxicity and supporting the immune health.
  • Cognitive Health: Supporting glutathione levels can help detoxify the brain and ensure heavy metal deposits never get a chance to damage the brain severely. This can help ward off the root cause of many cognitive disorders and even improve cognitive function and memory throughout the aging process.
  • Skin Health and Appearance: By supporting L-Glutathione levels, you are improving the quality of your skin, translating into a healthy glow and a reduction in wrinkles and dry spots. It is also commonly used topically as a skin whitener, because of its ability to reduce melanin production. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color. By reducing melanin production you can get the appearance of whiter and sometimes clearer skin.

L-Glutathione Health Benefits

People take L-Glutathione for:

  • Preventing aging
  • Treating or preventing alcoholism
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease (atherosclerosis and high cholesterol)
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver disease
  • Diseases that weaken the body’s defense system (including AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Memory loss
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease.

L-Glutathione Health Benefits is also used for maintaining the body’s defense system.

Research has shown that raised L-Glutathione levels:

  • Decrease muscle damage
  • Reduce recovery time
  • Increase strength and endurance and shift metabolism from fat production to muscle development.

**NOTE**  The content contained in this blog is subject to interpretation and is the opinion of the content writer.  We do not claim it to be fact.  We encourage you to consult a medical doctor before taking any prescribed medications or supplements.

September 21, 2015 by Joseph Fermin 1 Comment

L-Carnitine Health Benefits 4.5 (4)

L-Carnitine Health Benefits

  • Fat Burner: L-Carnitine is to the human body what a turbo mechanism is a high-performance automobile. It’s an essential amino acid with vitamin-like qualities for optimum fat burning.
  • Muscle builder: Supplementing with l-Carnitine can help increase strength and heavier weights eventually mean a better-defined physique.
  • Bone Mass: Slows down the bone loss process and improves bone microstructural properties by decreasing bone turnover.
  • Improves Cardio system: L-Carnitine is vital for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and can be used along with conventional treatment for angina to reduce the needs for medicine and improve the ability of those with angina to exercise without chest pain or discomfort.
  • Male infertility: Helps improve both sperm count and quality of sperm.
  • Type II Diabetes: Helps diabetics by increasing glucose oxidation, glucose storage, as well as glucose uptake.
  • Immune System: Serves as an antioxidant that can help prevent damage done to your healthy cells by free radicals. This can help you out when you have a cold or are dealing with various seasonal allergies and/or training.
  • Brain Function: Helps protect the brain from both age-related and stress-related damage, which helps it function longer and better.

L-Carnitine Health Benefits

This medication is usually compounded with other amino acids in an effort to maximize the benefits and end results. However, when it’s administered on its own, it’s usually in an effort to use the medication to stimulate weight loss. The patient’s prescribing physician will determine the exact dosage and protocol.

Typically, on its own, L-Carnitine Health Benefits is administered on a daily basis or, at least every other day. If it’s compounded with other amino acids or formulations, then the protocol can vastly vary.

Our L-Carnitine Health Benefits comes in 10ml vials and does not need to be stored in a refrigerated unit. As long as it is kept in a cool, dry spot there should be no issues with its efficacy.

**NOTE**  The content contained in this blog is subject to interpretation and is the opinion of the content writer.  We do not claim it to be fact.  We encourage you to consult a medical doctor before taking any prescribed medications or supplements.

February 27, 2015 by Joseph Fermin 0 Comments

Memory Loss: How Bad is My Problem? 5 (3)

Memory Loss and How
Can Hormones Help?

Memory loss is one of the spectacularly exciting uses of Growth Hormone may be to prevent and treat the effects of brain aging. In an experiment that has momentous implications for brain injury, stroke, aging, and narrow degenerative disease, a team of scientists in New Zealand showed Growth Hormone can stop the death of cells in the brain. Barbara Johnston, Peter Gluckman, and their colleagues at the University of Auckland found that injections of HGH given two hours after brain injury in fetal lambs rescued the damaged neurons. Furthermore, it’s salvaged cells that would otherwise have died during the programmed cell death that is believed to cause the loss of brain cells for up to three days after the original injury.

This is where the terrifying discussion of memory loss surfaces. We are our memories. Losing our memories in effect is similar to losing a piece of ourselves. Your ability to recall information is also a direct reflection of your level of intellect. This means that suffering from memory loss could be catastrophic to an individual whose livelihood is dependent on their ability for quick recollection. Even those of us who don’t have memory or recall demanding jobs are increasingly aware and cautious of the effects on the brain as we age in our attempts to keep memory retention at bay.

Can I Fix It?

By maintaining youthful levels of Growth Hormone as we age, we may stunt the loss of neurons and keep the brain youthful and functional throughout our lifespan. Memory loss is no joking matter. It’s important to take into consideration the fact that every one of us has an aging brain. Growth Hormone (or HGH therapy) may also reverse the decline in cerebral blood flow that is a major cause of brain aging and all the neurodegenerative changes, like loss of memory and thinking power. A 1997 study at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of wake forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, found that injections of Growth Hormone into rats increased the number of blood cells in the cerebral cortex of the brain. This has major implications for improving the blood flow to the brain and keeping it young for much longer than would otherwise be physiologically expected.

When Should I Start

There is no sense in waiting to begin noticing the effects of an aging brain. Don’t wait to be suffering from memory loss before you decide to do something about memory loss. At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic our interest is to get a full analysis of what you are experiencing internally. Where are your hormones now? Does your blood work hint at possible surfacing ailments or does it suggest that you may be one of the thousands of men and women afflicted by the decline of their cognitive function and ability to recall information in their day-to-day lives? Let us uncover what needs to be uncovered to actually promote the physical and mental betterment that you need and deserve.

Testosterone (Low-T) and Memory Loss

Hopefully, you have been skimming through the many pages of our website to try and educate yourself as much as possible about how to take charge of your life, maximize your potential and really make sure to experience this human existence to the fullest. The only way you will ever be able to do this is if you are feeling your best; able to produce your best, give your best! With that introduction, we set in to discuss one of the most disheartening and concerning issues a person could ever face. Memory loss.

How Bad is My Problem?

Of course, nothing could be said is wrong with occasionally forgetting a name or where you left your keys, but when memory loss starts to affect your day-to-day life, then a hormonal or metabolic abnormality may be the culprit. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, men are at much higher risk of developing age-related cognitive issues that more-often-than-not cause memory loss and cognitive-related issues, making it harder and harder to concentrate as time and the situation progresses. Although conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia usually only affect men 65 and older, as time goes on and the years progress, more and more men are suffering cognitive deficiencies earlier and earlier in their lives – some men as young as 30-years old!

If you’re over the age of 30 and have been suffering from issues such as memory loss, foggy thinking, and difficulty focusing and concentrating, now is the best time to get your hormones tested to immediately evaluate whether or not hormonal inconsistencies may be the culprit. Thousands of men have overcome foggy thinking associated with hormonal imbalance as well as other symptoms related to declining testosterone levels, such as memory loss and cognitive decline, using all-natural, physician-supervised, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in conjunction with regular exercise and an individualized, balanced nutritional plan. This can be organized for you by one of our in-clinic nutritional specialists.

Why Change?

When we were younger, our testosterone levels made sure to regulate the production of the stress hormone cortisol, which specifically affects the function of neurotransmitters in the brain. As testosterone levels dwindle, the end result is that the hormone cannot effectively regulate cortisol. Because of this, neurotransmitters begin to malfunction, causing these momentary lapses in memory, which can be very concerning and frustrating. Often, men begin to notice memory loss during the early stages of andropause when the production of testosterone begins to naturally decrease.

Memory loss can be debilitating and frustrating, having a negative and direct impact on every aspect of your existence and even on that of the people around you. Loss of memory is not a part of life you must learn to cope and deal with; there are ways of breaking through the fog and getting on the path to living a healthier and more enjoyable life.

**NOTE**  The content contained in this blog is subject to interpretation and is the opinion of the content writer.  We do not claim it to be fact.  We encourage you to consult a medical doctor before taking any prescribed medications or supplements.

At AAI Rejuvenation Clinic, we advise anyone to think seriously about beginning Hormone treatment if there is no medical need for it. However, we will take every precaution to ensure that you read all the positive benefits from your program by providing the latest at-home hormonal mouth-swab testing. This will ensure we are continually monitoring your progress and aware of any negative side effects. Fill out the Medical History Form or call us at (866) 224-5698

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