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October 10, 2017 by Joseph Fermin 0 Comments

Depression Impacts all of us at One Time Or Another 5 (1)

DEPRESSION IMPACTS All Of US AT ONE TIME
OR ANOTHER IN OUR LIFETIME.

Depression impacts all of us at one time or another. It simply isn’t possible to have everything go well all the time. Plenty of people may seem to be lucky and prosperous, with the world at their fingertips. Sadly, that surface appearance completely masks the symptoms of low motivation and/or depression. Depression can hit you like a ton of bricks. The stigma associated with being a man with symptoms of depression can be even more demoralizing and add insult to injury. Most men refuse to admit to feelings of depression, let alone confront or deal with the causative issues.

Before you try and tackle a problem, you must attempt to understand what is at its core. Preparing yourself for your battle is the best way to ensure success in whatever you are trying to overcome. It is important for me to understand that feelings of depression do not diminish their masculinity in any way, shape, or form. Everything may be going right in their life, and they may have no reason to be upset or feel sad. Unfortunately, depression is not always correlated with any personal or external circumstance or situation.

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Life is too short and beautiful to waste. Contact us to begin reviving your emotional well-being. Don’t resign yourself to taking libido-deteriorating antidepressant medications that might cause serious side-effects with long-term use. Fix the problem at the core; don’t mask it. Call us today so that one of our Wellness Advisors can help you understand how AAI Rejuvenation Clinic can help you regain control of your emotional and physical well-being.

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June 7, 2017 by Joseph Fermin 4 Comments

Improve Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety 5 (1)

Exercise can ease symptoms of depression and anxiety

Depression and Anxiety. Exercise can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. Even small amounts of exercise help. These realistic tips and goals can help you get started and stick with it.

If you have depression or anxiety, you might find your doctor prescribing a regular dose of exercise in addition to medication or psychotherapy. Exercise isn’t a cure for depression or anxiety. But its psychological and physical benefits can improve your symptoms.

“It’s not a magic bullet, but increasing physical activity is a positive and active strategy to help manage depression and anxiety, ” says Kristin Vickers-Douglas, Ph.D., a psychologist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

When you have depression or anxiety, exercising may be the last thing you think you can do. But you can overcome the inertia. Here’s a look at how exercise can ease symptoms of depression and anxiety. Plus, get realistic tips to get started and stick with exercising.

How exercise helps depression and anxiety

Exercise has long been touted as a way to maintain physical fitness and help prevent high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other diseases. A growing volume of research shows that exercise also can help improve symptoms of certain mental conditions, such as depression and anxiety. Exercise also may help prevent a relapse after treatment for depression or anxiety.

Research suggests that it may take at least 30 minutes of exercise a day for at least three to five days a week to significantly improve symptoms of depression. However, smaller amounts of activity — as little as 10 to 15 minutes at a time — have been shown to improve mood in the short term. “So, small bouts of exercise may be a great way to get started if it’s initially too difficult to do more, ” Dr. Vickers-Douglas says.

Just how exercise reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety isn’t fully understood. Researchers believe that exercise prompts changes in both mind and body.

Some evidence suggests that exercise positively affects the levels of certain mood-enhancing neurotransmitters in the brain. Exercise may also boost feel-good endorphins, release tension in muscles, help you sleep better and reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. It also increases body temperature, which may have calming effects. All of these changes in your mind and body can improve such symptoms as sadness, anxiety, irritability, stress, fatigue, anger, self-doubt and hopelessness.

If you exercise regularly but depression or anxiety still impairs your daily functioning, seek professional help. Exercise isn’t meant to replace medical treatment of depression or anxiety.

The benefits of exercise for depression and anxiety

Exercise has numerous psychological and emotional benefits when you have depression or anxiety. These include: 

•Confidence. Engaging in physical activity offers a sense of accomplishment. Meeting goals or challenges, no matter how small, can boost self-confidence at times when you need it most. Exercise also can make you feel better about your appearance and your self-worth.

•Distraction. When you have depression or anxiety, it’s easy to dwell on how badly you feel. But dwelling interferes with your ability to problem solve and cope in a healthy way. The dwelling also can make depression more severe and longer lasting. Exercise can provide a good distraction. It shifts the focus away from unpleasant thoughts to something more pleasant, such as your surroundings or the music you enjoy listening to while you exercise.

•Interactions. Depression and anxiety can lead to isolation. That, in turn, can worsen your condition. Exercising can create opportunities to interact with others, even if it’s just exchanging a friendly smile or greeting as you walk around your neighborhood.

•Healthy Coping. Doing something beneficial to manage depression or anxiety is a positive coping strategy. Trying to feel better by drinking alcohol excessively, dwelling on how badly you feel, or hoping depression and anxiety will go away on their own aren’t helpful coping strategies.

Tips to start exercising when you have depression or anxiety

Of course, knowing that something’s good for you doesn’t make it easier to actually do it. With depression or anxiety, you may have a hard enough time just doing the dishes, showering or going to work. How can you possibly consider getting some exercise?

Here are some steps that can help you exercise when you have depression or anxiety: 

•Get your doctor’s support. Some, but not all, mental health professionals have adopted exercise as a part of their treatment suggestions. Talk to your doctor or therapist for guidance and support. Discuss concerns about an exercise program and how it fits into your overall treatment plan.

•Identify what you enjoy doing. Figure out what type of exercise or activities you’re most likely to do. And think about when and how you’d be most likely to follow through. For instance, would you be more likely to do some gardening in the evening or go for a jog in the pre-dawn hours? Go for a walk in the woods or play basketball with your children after school?

•Set reasonable goals. Your mission doesn’t have to be walking for an hour five days a week. Think about what you may be able to do in reality. Twenty minutes? Ten minutes? Start there and build up. Custom-tailor your plan to your own needs and abilities rather than trying to meet idealistic guidelines that could just add to your pressure.

•Don’t think of exercise as a burden. If exercise is just another “should” in your life that you don’t think you’re living up to, you’ll associate it with failure. Rather, look at your exercise schedule the same way you look at your therapy sessions or antidepressant medication — as one of the tools to help you get better.

•Address your barriers. Identify your individual barriers to exercising. If you feel intimidated by others or are self-conscious, for instance, you may want to exercise in the privacy of your own home. If you stick to goals better with a partner, find a friend to work out with. If you don’t have extra money to spend on exercise gear, do something that is virtually cost-free — walk. If you think about what’s stopping you from exercising, you can probably find an alternative solution.

•Prepare for setbacks and obstacles. Exercise isn’t always easy or fun. And it’s tempting to blame yourself for that. People with depression are especially likely to feel shame over perceived failures. Don’t fall into that trap. Give yourself credit for every step in the right direction, no matter how small. If you skip exercise one day, that doesn’t mean you’re a failure and may as well quit entirely. Just try again the next day.

Sticking with exercise when you have depression or anxiety

Launching an exercise program is hard. Sticking with it can be even harder. One key is problem-solving your way through when it seems like you can’t or don’t want to exercise.

“What would happen if you went out to your car and it wouldn’t start? ” Dr. Vickers-Douglas asks. “You’d probably be able to very quickly list several strategies for dealing with that barrier, such as calling an auto service, taking the bus, or calling your spouse or friend for help. You instantly start problem-solving. ”

But most people don’t approach exercise that way. What happens if you want to go for a walk but it’s raining? Most people decide against the walk and don’t even try to explore alternatives. “With exercise, we often hit a barrier and say, ‘That’s it. I can’t do it, forget it,’ ” Dr. Vickers-Douglas says.

Instead, problem solve your way through the exercise barrier, just as you would other obstacles in your life. Figure out your options — walking in the rain, going to a gym, exercising indoors, for instance.

“Some people have the idea that being physically active is supposed to be easy and natural, ” Dr. Vickers-Douglas says. “Some think of it as just having enough willpower. But that really oversimplifies it and can make us feel like failures. You can’t just rely on willpower. Identify your strengths and skills and apply those to exercise. ”

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July 21, 2016 by admin 0 Comments

Benefits of Basil 3.3 (3)

Benefits of Basil – The Superplant Right Outside Our Window

benefits of basil Benefits of Benefits of basil: It should be part of everybody’s daily routine to consume a few raw Benefits of basil picked right off the plant. Basil is extremely easy to grow. In fact, it can take over a garden if not properly tended to. Interestingly, it is protected by the very component from which the benefits of Benefits of basil come from. Phytochemicals protect them from overexposure to sunlight, parasites, bacteria, and fungus.

  • Studies noted basil demonstrated impressive antibacterial properties. This happened even with antibiotic-resistant types.
  • Basil showed a particular ability to destroy harmful bacteria inside raw salads and spinach.

Spices, like basil, which have a much stronger taste, are more nutrient dense than vegetables. The reason for this is doing to their high levels of phytochemicals. Any health or bacterial fighting benefits of basil come specifically from this source.

Holy Basil (Tulsi) and its phytochemicals are being researched in the use of prevention and reversing of cancer.

So far we know that basil is very high in:

• B-carotene/Lutein/Zeaxanthin (also in goji berries)
• Eugenol (also in clove)
• Limonin (also in citrus)
• Camphor (also in mint)
• Apigenin (also in parsley)
• Carnosic Acid (also in sage)
• Rosmarinnic Acid (also in rosemary)
• Quercetin (also in onion and capers)
• And more

Testosterone Boosting?

benefits of basilInterested to increase testosterone levels? There have not been performed tests on humans yet, but basil has demonstrated to increase testosterone levels in laboratory rabbits [1]. It has also been noted to hinder spermatogenesis in lab rats [2] [3], which should be noted by men interested in having children. It is the Ursolic Acid [4] [5] in the plant that causes this reaction and the basis behind the hypothesis of its testosterone boosting potential.

How to take a concentrated supplement

To obtain the adaptogenic and neurological benefits of basil, the recommended protocol is 500mg of holy basil leaf extract taken twice daily. Retrospectively, studies performed on lab rats to produce proof of the testosterone boosting and additional benefits of basil were propagated by giving them dosages of 100-200mg/kg and 500mg/kg. To translate that to humans, you would use the following chart.

150lb person:
General Health – 1,100-2,200mg
Testosterone boosting – 5,500mg

200lb person:
General Health – 1,500-2,900mg
Testosterone boosting – 7,300mg

250lb person:
General Health – 1,800-3,600mg
Testosterone boosting – 9,100mg

Bear in mind, these estimates for human consumption are based on animal research. It is unclear if these dosages are the best ones for humans. Consuming organic, raw basil is a sure, safe way to obtain the many benefits of basil that are recently being uncovered. We like to recommend a wonderful, immune boosting 9-clove garlic pesto that incorporates basil to complement it’s delicious, competing flavors. It is specifically designed to assist in giving the immune system a surge of power. Click here to view the recipe.

Interesting Basil Facts:benefits of basil

  • Basil is not saturated in any specific phytochemical such as Rosemary and mint are. However, basil contains enough of each of these phytochemicals to promote the immense benefits of basil that should incline us to consider it a daily inclusion of our diet.
  • Basil is great to aid stomach ailments that manifest from overeating. Indigestion responds well to oils in basil.
  • There are more phytochemicals in basil stems than basil leaves.

 

[1] Sethi J, et al Effect of tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum Linn.) on sperm count and reproductive hormones in male albino rabbits. Int J Ayurveda Res. (2010)

[2] Seth SD, Johri N, Sundaram KR Antispermatogenic effect of Ocimum sanctum. Indian J Exp Biol. (1981)

[3] Khanna S, Gupta SR, Grover JK Effect of long-term feeding of Tulsi(Ocimum sanctum Linn) on reproductive performance of adult albino rats. Indian J Exp Biol. (1986)

[4] Chattopadhyay D, et al A potent sperm motility-inhibiting activity of bioflavonoids from an ethnomedicine of Onge, Alstonia macrophilia Wall ex A. DC, leaf extract. Contraception. (2005)

[5] Ursolic acid generates symplasts in rat spermatogenic clones: Phytotherapy Research – Volume 12, Issue 1, pages 32–36, 1 February 1998

Aside from the many benefits of basil, as studied here, if you are looking for a testosterone boosting option, look no further. That is what our expertise is at AAI Rejuvenation Clinic. We can help you test your testosterone levels and help you qualify for testosterone therapy. We are a hormone specialty clinic. HGH, testosterone injections, sermorelin, the corresponding peptides; we help develop the best hormone replacement therapy program to assist you with your needs and goals. You can fill out our short form to be contacted within the next 24 business hours or, you can call us directly at your leisure. Just dial:

 

January 29, 2016 by admin 0 Comments

Enzymes: Why do we need them to stay healthy? 5 (1)

Enzymes

Enzymes: What do we need them for? How do Enzymes work?

Enzymes, how important are they to anti-aging and why should we all take Ultrazymes from Douglas Labs.

Let us explain that enzymes are extremely microscopic, much smaller even than DNA.

Let’s talk for a second about the creation of DNA:

  • The Nucleus of every cell makes DNA.
  • Like a photocopy machine, that’s all it does. It makes DNA instructions which determine how our bodies will function, controlling both Structure and function.
  • The job of making so much daily DNA is so monumental that mistakes are made in various strands of the DNA.
  • Every cell makes these small mistakes, which, if not corrected would indeed result in death.

So, why aren’t we all falling apart and mutating? This is because of the enzymes. It is here that their role is of paramount importance, protecting our bodies and lives from unwavering deterioration. How does this work? Simple:

  • Tiny enzymes just a few molecules in size are directed by our biofeedback loop to go to the site of a bad strand of DNA.
  • Once it gets to that damaged area of DNA, they splice it out.
  • At that same time, the Nucleus makes a perfected copy of the spliced piece of DNA.
  • Another set then carries the new strand of perfected DNA to the area that was bad and splices in the new perfected strand of DNA.

It is in this most remarkable way that each second of our life they keep our DNA perfected so we do not die or get a horrible illness.

The problem is we do not get enzymes in our highly processed food. There is another imperative for them though: that of digesting our food. If we do not have them for that purpose we would be gravely ill or we would die. The end result is if we do not have enough of them and digestion of food is primary, then no DNA repair will happen and folks will eventually suffer devastating illnesses.

We want our clients and patients to be vitally healthy and live much longer so what we MUST make certain is that they have an abundance of wide spectrum ENZYMES each and every second of each and every day! It is that important! That is why we ultimately place ALL our clients on Ultrazyme from Douglas Labs.

If you are interested in aiding your body in making perfect replicas of your DNA to further promote your health and longevity, contact us at AAI REJUVENATION CLINIC by dialing Call: (866) 224-5698

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