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 ￫
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 ￫
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 ￫
This week marks the 28th Annual Economics of Diagnostic Imaging: National Symposium in Arlington, Virginia. Thousands of radiologists are meeting to learn about the latest developments in the field. The insights that come out of this conference are important to Ageology physicians because radiologists usually participate in the process of a cancer diagnosis; and unfortunately, that’s a diagnosis that is handed down to a third of women and half of men in their lifetimes. READ MORE ￫
Unless you’ve been living in a cave or on a desert island for the past 15 years, you know sugar is bad for you. You know that it packs on the pounds and that, when consumed in excess, it increases your risk of deadly diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
You may not know exactly how this addictive, white, powdery substance—something many of us connect to our fondest memories (birthday cake!) and look to for comfort on a daily basis (mid-workday Starbucks Frappucino!)—has these effects. We’ll get to that in a moment. READ MORE ￫
I’m known for spending significant amounts of time with my patients at each and every one of their appointments. I don’t do this because it takes me a long time to conduct a physical exam, run a routine test or write a prescription.
What takes up most of the appointment time is simple, enjoyable conversation.
I talk with my patients about all kinds of things: work, marriage, passions, children, stress, hopes and fears. READ MORE ￫
A study published in the September 12 issue of New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has caused quite a stir. Since the mainstream press got hold of this story, I’ve been flooded with questions from concerned men.
The gist of the study: low testosterone may not always be the reason behind standard male menopause (andropause) symptoms like fading libido, fat gain, muscle loss and low energy. READ MORE ￫
No matter where you’re eating–at home or at your favorite Italian bistro–it’s important to be mindful about what you are putting into your mouth. Restaurant food is convenient, filling and usually delicious. Unfortunately, eating just one meal out can cause you to reach or exceed your daily calorie, sodium and fat intake for an entire day. READ MORE ￫