The Right Way To Treat Perimenopause

Mike CarragherAge Management, Dr. Carragher, Estrogen, Hormone Optimization, Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Perimenopause, Progesterone, Sex, stress, The Body Well, weight gainLeave a Comment

What Is Perimenopause? Perimenopause, meaning “around menopause,” refers to the time when a woman’s body is making its natural transition toward permanent infertility (menopause). During perimenopause, women experience a wide variety of symptoms and bodily changes, many of which are painful and frustrating. Hot flashes, weight gain, irregular periods, night sweats, and mood swings can all accompany the widely fluctuating hormone levels during this time … Read More

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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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Why Isn’t My Diet Working Anymore?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, belly fat, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, Estrogen, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Visceral Fat, weight gainLeave a Comment

When I was a kid, my Dad went on a diet to care for his heart and lose weight. The entire thing was meticulously planned, and I remember daily checklists of what he could eat (four Saltine crackers, a can of tuna, carrot soup for lunch!) and could not eat, transcribed by him on pieces of paper on the kitchen table. Over the course 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, 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, … 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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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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Alternatives to Human Growth Hormone (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, Sex, The Body Well, Visceral Fat, weight gain2 Comments

GHRH, GHRP-6 & GHRP-2: HGH Secretagogues In my Age Management Medicine Practice, I have been prescribing some of my patients an alternative to Human Growth Hormone (HGH) with great results. This alternative is a prescription medication called Sermorelin Tri-Blend, which is a combination of three substances: GHRH, GHRP-6 and GHRP-2, all which stimulate HGH production and secretion. I’m going to talk about these in detail, … Read More

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