4 Last Stretch Life Hacks: How To Achieve The Final Phase of Your Fitness Goal

Mike CarragherAge Management, belly fat, Dr. Stocker, Dr.jill, Hormone Optimization, Image, The Body Well, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

Does this sound like you? “I eat clean, I exercise 4 times a week, I’m doing everything I can! But… I still have belly fat! I’m not as toned as I want to be! I can’t seem to gain those last few pounds of muscle!” The last stretch of any fitness goal can be the most frustrating leg of the journey. Often, achieving it takes as much work as going the first 90% of the way! What’s worse, when you hit a wall in the progress you’re used to seeing, you can lose all motivation to keep your new routines. Here are my 4 easy tips for getting you through that last intense phase of your fitness goal and feeling you’re at “peak awesomeness”. 1 Be honest with yourself. Sounds … Read More

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‘Tis the Season Too Be Stuffed: How To Deal with Overeating on the Holidays

Mike Carragherbelly fat, diet, Image, René von Gunten, The Body WellLeave a Comment

‘Tis the Season To Be Stuffed: How To Deal with Overeating on the Holidays People overeat on holidays for many reasons: out of a sense of comfort, tradition, habit, and, of course, because holiday food tastes so good! Unfortunately, while our bodies can distinguish between fats, carbs, and proteins, they don’t have an in-built control mechanism to tell us to stop eating, other than the discomfort of feeling full. By the time you’ve undone the top button of your pants to make room for your newly-expanded holiday belly, it’s too late. Too much food in your belly means your gastric juices won’t be able to digest fast enough. When that happens, the food you ate starts to ferment and rot, which creates gas, acid reflux, and pain. In spite of … Read More

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I Can’t Get Rid of Fat from My Midsection No Matter How Hard I Try! What’s the Missing Piece?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, belly fat, DHEA, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, Dr. Stocker, Dr.jill, Estrogen, fatigue, HCG, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, Image, Melatonin, Progesterone, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

The spare tire, the muffin top, unlovable handles: you’ve heard all the horrible names for those pudgy pinch-able inches that are often the most stubborn to get rid of. In fact midsection weight-gain is one of the most common complaints I get from patients. Often someone tells me they’re trying harder than ever with their workouts, killing themselves doing abs, and eating a “cleaner” diet, but none of it seems to be working. They’re doing two or three times the work they did in their teens and twenties, with diminishing results. This extra-work-for-less-payoff is a huge clue that belly fat is being caused by an overlooked factor: Hormonal imbalance. Hormones and Aging Some of this is an effect of aging. As we get into our late twenties and early thirties, … Read More

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Do Women Need Testosterone Too?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, belly fat, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Stocker, Dr.jill, fatigue, Hormone Optimization, Image, Libido, loss of energy, low energy, low libido, low sex drive, Sex, Testosterone, The Body Well, Uncategorized, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

Dr. Jill Stocker specializes in Age Management Medicine at The Body Well in Los Angeles. Q. Lately, I feel like I just can’t keep up with life the way I used to. I’m not sure if this is a normal part of getting older or if there’s something else going on. I’ve heard a lot about how low testosterone can cause this feeling in men, but as a woman, is this something I should check into? A. Yes!  Most people don’t recognize that women naturally produce testosterone. In women, testosterone is produced in the ovaries and the adrenal glands. The term “Low T” stands for Low Testosterone. It’s not a term that only applies to men, despite the popular male-based portrayal of it in magazines, advertisements, and more. Hormonal decline … Read More

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