Which Would You Choose: Living Longer or Living Better?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, 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, Pregnenolone, Progesterone, Sex, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

The field of Age Management Medicine is fairly new to the medical world.  In fact, many physicians haven’t even heard of it.  Or they 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 Beverly Hills housewives and people who fear death – or at least fear looking old. So I’d like to clear up a couple of myths about it. Age Management Medicine, Defined 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 by defining Age Management Medicine. Age Management Medicine is a proactive, … Read More

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Are You Aging Faster Than You’d Like? Plus 9 Things You Can Do Now to Slow the Process!

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, 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, Pregnenolone, Progesterone, Sex, Skin Care, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

I’ve recently been thinking more about what I consider to be normal aging. That is, what can we realistically expect to change in our bodies as each year goes on? So I did a brief search of common medical websites (WebMD, MayoClinic, The Merck Manual Home Edition, etc.) to see what they had to say.  According to some of the most visited medical information websites, a few of the symptoms listed as part of “healthy” aging are as follows: decreased energy decreased metabolism decreased skin elasticity decreased sleep decreased muscle mass decreased memory decreased libido decreased sexual function decreased cardiovascular function I don’t know about you, but this sounds like a lot of decreases to me!  I felt like they should at least have mentioned things such as ‘increased wisdom’ or ‘increased confidence.’ But alas, they weren’t listed. … Read More

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Make 2015 a Game Changer: The Metabolic Motivation Podcast Interview with Dr. Mike Carragher

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, 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, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dan O’Beirne for his Metabolic Motivation Podcast and blog. Here’s the the link to the video: Metabolic Motivation Podcast Interview with Dr. Mike Carragher We talk about how I got started practicing Age Management Medicine and why i think it’s so important for everyone to be proactive about their aging.  I talk about my own personal story of hormonal decline and how I changed my life so dramatically through optimizing my hormones that it inspired me to devote my career to helping others do the same. Some of the questions I ask my patients on their first visit (and that you should ask yourself) are: 1. Are you beginning to lose your edge? 2. Are you feeling less energetic? 3. Are … Read More

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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 hopefully bring you to a better understanding of this remarkable hormone. But one thing first. I’m biased. I’m biased because I’ve been practicing Age Management and Hormonal Optimization for over 10 years.  I know the research.  The real research.  I have also seen testosterone transform lives when responsibly and appropriately prescribed.  It’s the reason I love what I do and why I want to share … Read More

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If Your Doctor Tells You You’re Normal, Say “That’s Not Good Enough!”

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, Melatonin, Pregnenolone, Progesterone, Sex, Testosterone, The Body Well, ThyroidLeave a Comment

Do you want to be “NORMAL” or do you want to be: OPTIMAL? VIGOROUS? AMAZING? UNFORGETTABLE? I know what the answer is for me. And I bet it’s the same answer for you. One of the most frequent questions I get from clients is “I went to see my regular doctor and he told me my hormone levels are normal.  We checked everything and he said everything is fine.  So why do I feel so lousy? Why am I so tired? Why is my sleep so poor? Why is my sex drive lower than it used to be? Why does my recovery from exercise take so long? Why am I so irritable?” Well, the answer to this depends on what you define as normal. How is “normal” defined? In general, … Read More

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Sermorelin: A More Affordable Alternative to Human Growth Hormone (HGH)

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, 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, Pregnenolone, Progesterone, Sex, Skin Care, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

We all age. It’s part of life. But most of us hope that as we age, we can maintain the highest quality of life possible. That we can keep as much of the energy, strength, and and appearance we enjoy in youth.  At the same time, most of us hope to be spared the impairment that comes with chronic, degenerative diseases.  Hormones are key players in our ability to feel and look young – as well as stave off the degenerative diseases of aging. You see, as we age, hormone levels change. Typically, the hormones we like at high levels – fat burning, energy producing hormones – will fall.  And the hormones we like at low levels – fat storing, energy depleting hormones – tend to rise.  With this change, … Read More

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Leptin: The New Big Boss in Town

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, belly fat, DHEA, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, Estrogen, fatigue, HCG, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, loss of energy, low energy, Pregnenolone, Progesterone, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

                There’s a new kid on the hormone block and he’s kind of a big deal. Even though we’ve only known about him for a very short while, he’s actually been controlling things behind the scenes this whole time. The hormone we’re talking about is leptin. Discovered in 1994, leptin is the major hormone that ultimately influences all other hormones in our body, and virtually controls all functions of the hypothalamus – the organ previously considered the grand master in charge of our hormonal output. Leptin’s primary job is to tell the hypothalamus that you’ve got enough energy stored in your fat stores, and thus don’t need to eat or store more of it. It’s a close relation to insulin, your fat storage … 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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