Dr. Mike Carragher Named Again on Los Angeles Magazine’s 2021 List of Top Doctors

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Los Angeles Magazine explains that in this region there are a number of cutting-edge medical institutions and highly skilled doctors. Therefore, “the idea is to tap into the wisdom of professionals who know medicine and know the people working within it,” according to Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Carragher has built one of the most robust Age Management Practices in the country. This acknowledgement highlights the expertise, … Read More

Has 2020 Left You Fat, Sick, and Tired?

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2020 was a stressful year.  That goes without saying. Most people I’ve talked to have had increased levels of stress, and less ways to cope with that stress.  Even if you aren’t feeling “stressed out”, there is a high likelihood that your body may be!  I’m going to share with you everything you need to know about the hormone cortisol, how it relates to stress, … Read More

Has 2020 Got You Fat?

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It’s the end of 2020. Have you gained more fat around the middle? Avoiding the mirror? Wearing looser fitting clothes? There is hope! In addition eating more, and exercising less, research shows a strong connection between weight gain and hormonal imbalances.  Low testosterone and high cortisol levels are related to increased body fat, especially in the midsection, as well as decreased lean muscle mass.  This excess body fat furthers the … Read More

What Should You Do if Your Doctor Tells You You’re Normal? Run!

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Doctor Tells You You're Normal

Has your doctor ever come back with a stack of lab results and told you everything was fine and your labs were “normal,” yet you didnt’t feel fine? Did you assume your doctor was right and you just had to deal with it? Maybe you should have turned around and run instead! Medical professionals have almost always held that symptoms like fatigue, poor sleep, sluggish … Read More

Doctor Tells You You're Normal

5 Easy Ways To Raise Your HGH Levels

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Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is a hormone that has many critical physiologic functions in the human body. It has been the hormone associated with being the “fountain of youth” and sought out to provide “anti-aging” effects. While it does reduce the physical signs and symptoms of aging, it also reduces the risk of developing the most common diseases associated with aging. As we age, many … Read More

Why Are We So Afraid of Testosterone?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, DHEA, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, Estrogen, fatigue, HCG, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, Libido, loss of energy, low energy, low libido, low sex drive, Pregnenolone, Progesterone, Sex, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Visceral Fat, weight gain2 Comments

There’s a tremendous amount of information out there on testosterone these days.  Even a cursory internet search and you can find yourself down a rabbit hole full of benefits, risks, legality, muscle men, prostate cancer, athlete abuse, and ambulance chasing lawyers.  It can quickly become so complicated that you may just sigh and walk away. So I’d like to address some of your questions and … Read More

Insulin Resistance and How To Avoid It!

Mike Carragherbelly fat, BHRT, cardiovascular health, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, Hormone Optimization, weight gainLeave a Comment

  Many patients want to work with me because they want to lose weight.  While there are obvious benefits to losing weight such as having more energy, fitting better in your clothes, or just being comfortable in your own skin, losing weight is also crucial in maintaining your long-term health. There are some less obvious reasons why keeping your weight managed can help you avoid … Read More

Is Your Body On Fire with Inflammation?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, chronic inflammation, cortisol, DHEA, Dr. Carragher, Estrogen, HCG, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, inflammation, Progesterone, Testosterone, The Body Well, ThyroidLeave a Comment

When a patient comes into my office with multi-system complaints — for example, they have gastrointestinal distress and poor recovery from exercise, or they have headaches and joint pains — one of the prime suspects is chronic inflammation. “Inflammation” has become a buzzword recently, appearing in articles with trendy titles like “Eat These Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods” or “Take This Supplement for its Anti-Inflammatory Properties.”  But there’s still plenty of … Read More