Hormones May Be The Solution to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Melissa CDr. Carragher, fatigue, Hormone OptimizationLeave a Comment

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has been around for centuries, under a number of different names. Sir Richard Manningham first described an illness that fits the modern description of CFS way back in 1750. Interest in chronic fatigue has come and gone, largely because healthcare professionals could not agree how to define the disorder – what seemed to be true for one patient might not have … Read More

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The Killer in Your Kitchen

Corrie Mieszczakdiet, Dr. Carragher, Hormone OptimizationLeave a Comment

Killer in Kitchen

Have you seen the latest research on how sugar negatively affects your health? It’s disheartening. We’ve known for decades that eating too much sugar can cause weight gain, of course. And now, thanks to extensive research, we know that eating too much of the sweet stuff is associated with a host of health problems. Eating sugary foods and drinks can lead to: Blood sugar problems … Read More

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

Corrie MieszczakDr. Carragher, Hormone OptimizationLeave a Comment

Doctor Tells You You're Normal

Has your doctor ever come back with a stack of lab results and told you that you were “normal,” yet you still don’t feel like your old self? Did you just assume that your doctor was right and that you just had to learn how to put up with it? Maybe you should have just turned around and run instead! Conventional wisdom always held that … Read More

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6 Lifestyle Hacks for a Healthier 2019  

Corrie MieszczakDr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, Hormone OptimizationLeave a Comment

lifestyle hacks healthier 2019

The start of a new year is the perfect time to improve your health through lifestyle changes. Choosing the right lifestyle changes can be tricky, though – you can only make a few sustainable changes at a time and some lifestyle changes are better than are others when it comes to making you feel more youthful and energized. To help guide you, here are six … Read More

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Testosterone is Important to Male Health – But (Surprise!) So is Estrogen

Corrie MieszczakDr. Carragher, Estrogen, Hormone Optimization, TestosteroneLeave a Comment

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Everyone knows that estrogen is important to women’s health, but did you know that estrogen plays a key role in men’s health? As men reach middle age, the inevitable starts to occur – symptoms of aging set in. These symptoms include changes in sexual function, such as reduced sexual desire and erectile dysfunction, weight gain,  and other physical changes. In general, older guys have a … Read More

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What Do Hormones Have to Do With Weight Loss Anyway?

Corrie Mieszczakbelly fat, Dr. Carragher, Hormone Optimization, weight gain, Weight LossLeave a Comment

Hormones weight loss

Many people come to our clinic because they’re frustrated with their weight loss efforts. Our patients often tell us that they sweat and starve for weeks or months with success at first, but that the weight just comes back. Almost everyone is surprised to learn that natural age-related fluctuations in hormones can affect the way their body gains weight and burns fat. About Those Hormones … Read More

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Depression….The Silent Killer

Mike CarragherDr. Stocker, Dr.jill, Hormone OptimizationLeave a Comment

I saw a recent study in The Journal of Affective Disorders that showed the participants had been on an average of 14 (yes, 14!) psychiatric medications (anti-depressants, anti-anxiety meds, bipolar meds, and/or mood stabilizers) prior to having their thyroid levels checked and treated. Once their thyroid was optimized, their symptoms improved in 84% of them, with 33% having complete resolution of their symptoms. This was an … Read More

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At What Age Should I Start Thinking About Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Corrie MieszczakAge Management, Dr. Carragher, Estrogen, FAQs, Hormone Optimization, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Perimenopause, Progesterone, Sex, TestosteroneLeave a Comment

Am I Too Young For HRT

Many men and women associate hormonal changes and Hormone Replacement Therapy with being in their 50s or even older. However, hormonal changes often begin much earlier. For this reason, it is important for both men and women to pay close attention to their bodies and begin considering Hormone Replacement Therapy at a younger age if symptoms occur. What Age Should Women Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy? … Read More

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