What is Age Management Medicine & Why Should I Care?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, Antioxidants, belly fat, 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, Progesterone, Sex, Skin Care, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Visceral FatLeave a Comment

Beginning as early as your late 20s, hormonal changes can have a profound impact on your life and health. These changes affect the rate at which you are aging. Age Management Medicine The field of Age Management Medicine is fairly new to the medical world. Most people just assume it’s “Anti-Aging” Medicine, which has a sort of built-in connotation of vanity or the quest to live forever. There often ends up being an immediate reaction that it’s not “real” medicine, but a luxury reserved for the rich and famous or people who fear death – or simply fear looking old. Clearing Up the Myths: To start, I’d like to dispel the myth that Age Management is simply a “vanity” sort of medical field. A good place to begin is simply … Read More

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Age Well With Turmeric

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, Antioxidants, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Stocker, Dr.jill, Hormone Optimization, Skin Care, The Body Well, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Dr. Jill Stocker is a board-certified physician.  She practices Age Management Medicine & Hormonal Optimization at The Body Well in Los Angeles.   Q. I’ve been hearing people talk about the health benefits of turmeric lately. I thought it was just a spice used for cooking. Should I be taking it as a supplement? A. Turmeric is a spice best known for its uses in Indian cooking, and is what gives curry its yellow color. It also contains compounds called curcuminoids, that have medicinal properties. The most important curcuminoid is curcumin. Curcumin works at two key levels in the body, it’s a strong anti-inflammatory agent as well as being a strong antioxidant. Curcumin also helps delay aging at a molecular level with its antioxidant effects. Cellular functions in the body … Read More

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3 Things You Need to Know About Inflammation: Cause. Effect. Prevention.

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, Antioxidants, belly fat, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, Hormone Optimization, The Body Well, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

What Is Inflammation? At some point in your life, you’ve probably had some sort of injury. You’ve either fallen, ending up with a scrape or bruise, or you’ve somehow cut yourself, I’m sure. You’ve also likely had some sort of infectious invader, like a bacteria or virus. And, it’s quite possible you’ve had a foreign body like a splinter or a bee sting. Each of these assaults on your body triggers a physiological response called inflammation. Acute inflammation, to be precise. Basically, inflammation is a response that your body has to injury or insult. It’s a protective response your body initiates to eliminate the cause of cell injury, remove dead or dying cells and tissues, and begin the process of repair.  The acute inflammatory response is normally limited and self … Read More

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Do you feel FATigued?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, Antioxidants, belly fat, 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, Melatonin, Pregnenolone, Progesterone, Sex, Skin Care, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Visceral Fat, weight gain1 Comment

It’s the most common health problem over 40. You’ve got fat around your middle and you’re tired all the time. To top it off you may have • A foggy brain • Low moods • And no libido And it seems there is no quick easy fix because you’ve tried everything. Aging well can be hard. There is so much information out there and sometimes no answers. That’s why my good friends and colleagues Dr. Anna Cabeca and Robin Nielsen, NC and have assembled 25 of the world’s leading health experts in integrative and holistic health care to give you their top secrets for aging more vibrantly and feeling better than ever before no matter what your age. You deserve to feel fabulous. And they’re going to help you get … Read More

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Melatonin: The Sleep Hormone (and So Much More!)

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, Antioxidants, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, fatigue, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, loss of energy, low energy, Melatonin, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Uncategorized, weight gain1 Comment

Do you wish you could sleep more soundly and feel more rested? Sleep disturbances and insomnia are frequent complaints I hear about from my patients.  So I though it would be useful to talk about a hormone that most people are deficient in as they age and can have a profound effect on quality and quantity of sleep: melatonin. You may already be thinking, “Yeah, yeah, I tried melatonin. It didn’t work for me.” Or, “Melatonin gave me nightmares.”  Or, “Melatonin doesn’t work as well as Ambien.”  My clinical experience has shown me that melatonin, when used correctly, is extremely effective. There is evidence that melatonin may have a role in the biologic regulation of not only circadian rhythms and sleep but also mood, reproduction, tumor growth, and aging. But first, … Read More

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Detox From Sugar and Eat Naked!

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Have you ever tried to completely eliminate sugar from your diet for a little while? If so, you know that sugar is hiding in just about every type of prepared food out there. Even the “healthy” ones. It is ubiquitous. In my practice, I work with many clients who are struggling with sugar. Intense sugar cravings, major energy lows, and stubborn weight gain are the top three symptoms I see. The one sure-fire strategy I’ve seen for dealing with all three of these issues at once is a 14-Day Sugar Control Detox. It’s intense, but it works. We’ve had 100% success rate with clients who’ve followed the protocol to a T. I have extremely exciting news for you. Just last week, The Body Well Nutritionist, Margaret Floyd of Eat Naked, and Chef James Barry … Read More

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The Free-Radical Theory of Aging & My Favorite Antioxidant

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There are many different theories of how and why we age. The Free-Radical Theory of Aging, first proposed by Denham Harman in the 1950s, is just one of them. While probably not the only valid theory, there is strong evidence to suggest it is at least a significant player in the aging process and therefore warrants discussion in any anti-aging, age management and hormonal optimization program. In short, the Free-Radical Theory of Aging states that humans (and other organisms) age because cells accumulate free radical damage over time. Free Radicals are nasty little byproducts of chemical reactions using oxygen in the body. They are deficient in energy so they “steal” energy from other cells, damaging them in the process. As cells, and more specifically cellular DNA, are damaged, your body … Read More

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