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 … 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 … Read More

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Why Can’t I Ever Seem to Keep the Weight Off When I Diet?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, belly fat, DHEA, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, HCG, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Visceral Fat, weight gain2 Comments

Dieting. It works! Well…sort of. You’ve tried dieting.  It works most of the time. Restrict what you’re eating and you’ll usually lose weight. Sometimes very quickly. Juice cleanse du jour, Master Cleanse, The Biggest Loser, Fat Flush, The Zone, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Sugar Busters, South Beach, High Fat/Low Carb, Mediterranean. The list goes on.  They could open a bookstore devoted to diet books alone there … Read More

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What are the Benefits of Age Management and Hormone Optimization?

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  Just because your hormones naturally decline as you get older does not mean you should succumb to the process. Replace the thought “Our hormone levels decrease because we age” with the thought that “We age because our hormone levels decrease”.   Strive to live the most vigorous life possible regardless of whether you’re in your 20’s or your 60’s!! What does Hormone Optimization do? Hormone Optimization … Read More

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Is Testosterone Going to Give Me A Heart Attack?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, Hormone Optimization, Testosterone, The Body Well, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

                Poor testosterone! Many patients have been asking me recently about news reports mentioning a study that linked testosterone to an increase in heart attacks in men.  “Testosterone prescriptions linked to heart attack” was the headline in the Los Angeles Times on January 29, 2014. Yikes!  Of course this headline grabbed my attention. The news reports stem from … 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 … 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, … Read More

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How To Optimize Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Levels Without Expensive Pharmaceutical HGH

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, belly fat, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, fatigue, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, loss of energy, low energy, low libido, low sex drive, Testosterone, The Body Well, Visceral Fat, weight gain1 Comment

There are ways to increase your HGH levels other than expensive pharmaceutical HGH.  And no, we’re not talking about buying a cheap knock-off product from the back door of your gym, risky HGH from China or other sources, or ordering the newest pills or under-the-tongue sprays from late night TV. What Is HGH and What Does It Do? Human Growth Hormone (HGH), aka somatropin, is … Read More

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