Why Can’t I Fall (or Stay) Asleep?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, belly fat, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, fatigue, Hormone Optimization, loss of energy, low energy, Melatonin, stress, The Body Well, weight gainLeave a Comment

When a patient comes in saying that they’re having trouble falling (or staying) asleep, the first thing I do is check in with their sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene is everything you do before bed; good sleep hygiene helps you fall asleep, stay asleep, and sleep deeply. Much of sleep hygiene relates to your exposure to light before and during sleep. Here’s a quick breakdown of … Read More

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Stress Is A Hormone Problem

Mike Carragheradrenal fatigue, Age Management, belly fat, cortisol, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, fatigue, Hormone Optimization, loss of energy, low energy, stress, The Body Well, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

Are you stressed out? I bet I can guess the answer. The truth is, most people that come to see me are holding an inordinate and unhealthy amount of stress.  I don’t just mean the rushing, nervous, phone-checking, frazzled, distracted patients. They’re obviously stressed out, sure. But stress presents itself in every form imaginable. Stress is the number one health problem of our time. It’s … Read More

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What Do I Take If I Can’t Afford Human Growth Hormone?

Mike CarragherAge Management, belly fat, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, fatigue, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, Libido, loss of energy, low energy, low libido, low sex drive, The Body Well, Uncategorized, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

Human Growth Hormone, or HGH, is secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain, and is one of the most-talked about and sought after hormones for people interested in healthy aging. Optimal HGH levels are associated with decreased body fat, increased lean muscle mass, increased collagen production and skin thickness, improved wound-healing, improved energy, improved sleep, and more.  It’s a key hormone for youthfulness. In … Read More

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Testosterone 101, Part 4. Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Facts vs Myths

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, belly fat, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, fatigue, HCG, Hormone Optimization, Libido, loss of energy, low energy, low libido, low sex drive, Sex, Testosterone, The Body Well, Uncategorized, Visceral FatLeave a Comment

When it comes to testosterone, lots of patients arrive at their initial appointment with me bearing a similar story:   They’ve gone to see their primary care doctor, saying they have suspicions that their testosterone is low because of this or that symptom. Maybe it’s dampened libido, or lack of energy. Maybe they just don’t feel like themselves anymore, or they have trouble sleeping deeply. … Read More

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Testosterone 101, Part 3. Boost-It-Yourself: How To Raise Testosterone Levels with Lifestyle Changes

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

If you want better energy, lower body fat, improved sleep, increased libido, more strength, and a lower risk for diseases, it’s key to optimize your testosterone levels – whether you’re a man or a woman.   The best way to get to optimal levels is to visit an Age Management doctor for a comprehensive plan, but there’s plenty you can do in the meantime if you … Read More

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Testosterone 101: Part I

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

What is testosterone? Testosterone is a hormone that’s critical for development on many levels: sexual development, muscle development, bone growth, cardiovascular development, growth of facial hair, and many more. Testosterone is classified, somewhat confusingly, as an androgenic hormone, meaning a hormone we associate with men. But there are “male” hormones in women and “female” hormones in men. That said, testosterone is considered the most important … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Do Women Need Testosterone Too?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, belly fat, Dr. Carragher, 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, … Read More

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