Has 2020 Left You Fat, Sick, and Tired?

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2020 was a stressful year.  That goes without saying. Most people I’ve talked to have had increased levels of stress, and less ways to cope with that stress.  Even if you aren’t feeling “stressed out”, there is a high likelihood that your body may be!  I’m going to share with you everything you need to know about the hormone cortisol, how it relates to stress, … Read More

Has 2020 Got You Fat?

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It’s the end of 2020. Have you gained more fat around the middle? Avoiding the mirror? Wearing looser fitting clothes? There is hope! In addition eating more, and exercising less, research shows a strong connection between weight gain and hormonal imbalances.  Low testosterone and high cortisol levels are related to increased body fat, especially in the midsection, as well as decreased lean muscle mass.  This excess body fat furthers the … Read More

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 … Read More

Is Your Body On Fire with Inflammation?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, chronic inflammation, cortisol, DHEA, Dr. Carragher, Estrogen, HCG, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, inflammation, Progesterone, Testosterone, The Body Well, ThyroidLeave a Comment

When a patient comes into my office with multi-system complaints — for example, they have gastrointestinal distress and poor recovery from exercise, or they have headaches and joint pains — one of the prime suspects is chronic inflammation. “Inflammation” has become a buzzword recently, appearing in articles with trendy titles like “Eat These Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods” or “Take This Supplement for its Anti-Inflammatory Properties.”  But there’s still plenty of … Read More

You’ve Heard About “Low T” But What About “Low E”?

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

Estrogen: An Unlikely Player As most men approach middle age, the seemingly inevitable starts to occur: we gain weight around the waistline, sexual desire starts to wane, we’re unable to lift as much weight at the gym, and we seem to simply have a harder time keeping up with the younger guys. And most of us – doctors included – think that loss of testosterone … Read More

The #1 Cause of Your Slowed Metabolism and How to Fix It!

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          STRESS!  How it Affects You, and How to Fix It. The truth is, most people who come to see me are holding an inordinate amount of stress.  I don’t just mean the rushed, nervous, phone-checking, frazzled, distracted patients. They’re obviously stressed out, sure. But its impossible for today’s world, especially over the past few months, NOT to have a negative … Read More

The Top 10 Testosterone Myths, Part 2: The Big 5

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The Top 10 Testosterone Myths  Part 2 When I recommend testosterone to my Carragher Method patients at The Body Well in Los Angeles,  I get a lot of what I call “broscience” or statements beginning with “Dr. Carragher, but I heard…” responses. The kind of pop science stuff that travels by word of mouth and is asserted in glossy magazines with lots of certainty but not much research. Worse yet, … Read More

Top 10 Testosterone Myths – Busted!

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, low energy, low libido, Testosterone, The Body WellLeave a Comment

The Top 10 Testosterone Myths  Part 1 When I recommend testosterone to patients in my Los Angeles clinic, I get a lot of what I call “bro-science,” or, “But I heard” responses. You know, the kind of pop science stuff that travels by word of mouth and is asserted in glossy magazines with lots of certainty but not much research. “You want me to take testosterone? But … Read More