Guest blog post from Dr. Trupti Gokani, MD, Neurologist and Director of Zira Mind and Body Center, in Glenview, Illinois. She recently appeared on the Dr. Oz show to discuss the benefits of Ayurvedic medicine and how your doshas can predict and solve your biggest health complaints. Plus, home treatments to restore your balance.
It’s winter. In most parts of the nation, people have already begun to hunker down as the temperatures continue to drop. For many, even during long, cold winter nights that seem best for hibernation, quality sleep can feel far out of reach.
Since the 1930s, we’ve known that sleep is much more complex than it appears. It occurs in several discrete stages, each of which plays a role in maintaining health, growth and functionality. READ MORE ￫
A large study by researchers at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and the San Diego Veterans’ Affairs Department has revealed some surprisingly positive conclusions about women’s sexuality in the post-menopausal years.
If a woman’s desire for sex or enjoyment of sex drops off at menopause, and the man still enjoys and desires sex with his partner, this can be difficult for both. Couples used to bonding in this way may miss that closeness. A man whose desires haven’t flagged may feel frustrated and sad when his partner begins to turn away because sex hurts or desire wanes. READ MORE ￫
With the fall and winter holidays come, for many of us, an extra five pounds. The fortunate ones managed to lose last year’s holiday weight, and likely have the best of intentions of not gaining them back. If those five pounds never really quite rolled off, you may be alarmed at the prospect of adding an additional five more as another season sets in.
Colder weather and longer nights can bring out carb cravings in even the most dedicated avoider of bread, bagels, fruit cake, muffins – need I go on? And a relative chill in the air can tempt us to slow down and hunker down indoors, resulting in exercising less and eating more. READ MORE ￫
At Ageology, we use balanced supplementation to address four key areas of health that need more attention and maintenance in patients beyond middle age:
- Heart health, including cholesterol counts and blood pressure
- Modification of stress
- Brain health and protection
- Blood sugar balance/prevention of diabetes
Testosterone replacement therapy remains a hotly debated topic in the medical world. As an Ageology physician, I, along with the rest of the Ageology network, strongly believe that testosterone replacement therapy lengthens both a man’s lifespan (how long he lives) and healthspan (the period within lifespan where an he is healthy and thriving, not just surviving) when prescribed to treat a lack of this hormone. READ MORE ￫
A few months back I clicked on an article in the Washington Post because of its intriguing headline—“New study highlights the role of testosterone in longevity.” I was hoping to see further evidence in favor of the benefits of testosterone (T) replacement for men that have decreased levels of the hormone. Here’s what I read:
Now, a study that analyzes the longevity of eunuchs, or castrated men, suggests that testosterone may play a part in shortening men’s lives.
Needless to say, that was not what I was expecting. READ MORE ￫
The definition of “organic” has been changing for years. Buying organic is not the promise of purity it once was. The latest shift in USDA organic labeling standards—enacted without any public input—is raising the hackles of many food industry watchdogs. READ MORE ￫
The Other Side of the Story – a Physician Response to More Magazine’s “The Hormone Hoax Thousands Fall For”
I am a board-certified physician who specializes in integrative metabolic medicine. This means that I have made it my life’s work to help people overcome the health challenges that increasingly confront them as they age. The goal? To support every patient in the quest for wellness and quality of life – however that is defined by the individual. READ MORE ￫
While thirty percent of Americans say they get regular physical activity, forty percent say they get none. With all that’s known about the importance of being active and the benefits it provides to both physical and mental health, Americans’ refusal to start and stick with a regular exercise program is only a few clicks short of insane. Excuses just don’t cut it here, folks. End of story. READ MORE ￫