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!

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

          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 Hard Truth for Men: Declining Testosterone Levels Worldwide

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, cardiovascular health, Dr. Carragher, fatigue, Hormone Optimization, Sex, Testosterone, The Body WellLeave a Comment

In the fifteen years since I started practicing Age Management & Hormone Optimization, I’ve noticed a startling change in men’s physiologies: Across the board, testosterone levels are declining at earlier and earlier ages. Instead of men coming in from ages 35-45 with less-than-optimal testosterone levels (or “low T”) they’re coming in their late 20s! And all the symptoms you’d expect to see with low T … Read More

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

For new patient evaluations, please call 323-874-9355, or email us at info@thebodywellusa.com and we’ll get you started today! 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 appearance we enjoy in youth.  At the same time, most of … Read More

Can Testosterone Make My Testicles Shrink?

Smoky MuehlsteinAge Management, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Carragher, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Testosterone, The Body WellLeave a Comment

One of the first questions my male patients when I recommend testosterone therapy is, “Does this stuff make my balls shrink?” It’s something most guys don’t want. Let me cut to the chase here. The short answer to the question is: yes, it can. The longer, more accurate answer is: not always, and there are ways to offset this side effect. First, let me explain … Read More