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August 9, 2019
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testosteroneThe male hormone, Testosterone (considering only men) typically lowers with aging. Typical declines are about 1-3 percent a year starting at age 35 to 40. Sometimes even greater. “It is not uncommon for me to see a man age 45 with a Testosterone level of a 75-year-old man these days” – Dr. Lewerenz.

Low Testosterone levels can result in fatigue, decline in strength diminished mental function/assertation, more aches and pains, low libido and poor erections, weight gain and osteoporosis. “Healthy optimal ranges are around 500 to 1,000ng/dl total” – Dr. Lewerenz. (more…)

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August 9, 2019
2 monthsago

Fresh-orange-citrus-fruit-with-leaves-isolated-on-white-backgroundA  study  from  a  European  Journal  of  Clinical  Nutrition  in  2017  showed  that  Vitamin  C  supplementation  can  improve  glycemic  (sugar)  and  insulin  regulation.  This was a high-quality randomized control trial of the effects of  Vitamin  C  on  Glucose,  HGBA1C  and  Insulin.

Not  only  did  Vitamin  C  improve Diabetic outcome but when added to Metformin (a Diabetic Drug) a significant risk reduction of cholesterol and CVD over a 10-year observation. “Simply adding 1,000mg of Vitamin C can save lives” -Dr.  Lewerenz. (more…)

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August 9, 2019
2 monthsago

Consider this: The average American eats 295mg of Cholesterol and 3-4 eggs per week.

Eggs---shutterstock_113786020A new Observational study in JAMA by Dr. Zhongs from the American Medical Association, examined Cholesterol consumed and eggs consumed, both respectively for 17.5 years from a group of 29,615 adults for Cardiovascular Disease and mortality.

The findings?

Do NOT consume more cholesterol in your diet if you want to eat eggs daily. Basically, if you consume more than 3 eggs per week or greater than 300mg of cholesterol a day, your risk moderately increases. Meaning more eggs, higher CVD mortality. “The take home is limit animal Cholesterol and eggs if you want long term heart health.”– Dr. Lewerenz.

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August 9, 2019
2 monthsago

Who wouldn’t want improved sleep, reduced stress, less pain and cramps, improved mood, improved heart, bone and muscle health?

Pills-with-mineral-Mg-(magnesium)-on-a-white-background-with-an-inscription-from-the-chemical-tableWell, that can be achieved by obtaining optimal levels of Magnesium in your body. Magnesium is a critical mineral that the body uses in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.

Studies have shown that more than 70 percent of Americans over the age of 30 are deficient or suboptimal in Magnesium. High risk individuals; Chron’s patients, Diabetics, Alcohol consumers, Celiac, IBS, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and very active athletic individuals can highly benefit the most by optimizing Magnesium levels. (more…)

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August 9, 2019
2 monthsago

CBD or therapeutic hemp oil (cannabidiol) is experiencing a huge growth in the medical world.

Flour-hemp-in-a-wooden-spoon,-seed-in-a-bag-and-on-the-table,-oil-in-a-glass-jar,-cannabis-leaves-on-the-background-of-wooden-boards---shutterstock_328567010There is medicinal value and massive public demand in the wellness, holistic and alternative therapy world. There are vast medicinal benefits but what is hype, what is harm and what has real value?

Well, the problem is Cannabis/ CBD/Hemp is biochemically complex plant with equally complex medical, social and political history. Most studies are preclinical or human studies that have been done outside the country.

With that being said, there seems to be very evident benefits with pain reduction, Anxiety, sleep disturbance, Seizures, and Immunity. More than 350 known clinical trials are underway in the U.S. We offer a variety of CBD products at both of our locations: Longevity Health Institute and Lewerenz Medical Center. (more…)

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August 9, 2019
2 monthsago

Group-of-mature-healthy-people-doing-stretching-at-park.-Fitness-middle-aged-group-exercising-outdoorIf you desire higher brain function and memory, you better get off the couch and get moving! According to research published in Neurology (Jan. 2019), the beneficial effects of aerobic exercise and executive function, episodic memory improvement, word recall processing speed, language, attention and cortical thickness-(brain mass) are more pronounced as age increases. It appears that aerobic fitness at any age 3x a week has brain benefits if you’re experiencing some memory decline.

Get up and move!

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November 29, 2018
11 monthsago

Your GutYou’ve probably heard by now that your gut is responsible for 70% of your immune system. This is generally true but there’s more involved. You’ve also probably heard or have been personally affected by the rise of auto immune diseases. The rates of Type I Diabetes and Celiac disease increased by >20% in the last 10 years. 50 million Americans suffer from an auto immune disease. Common autoimmune diseases are: Hashimotos, Thyroiditis, Celiac, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and more. There are over 150 autoimmune diseases.

Your diet and gut can stave off, prevent and assist in your immune response, giving us hope in healing. Your guts microbiota (microbial community/bacteria) has evolved over millennia and plays a key role in eliminating pathogens (bad bacteria, yeast, parasites and viruses) and keeping your immune system balanced. Certain foods and lifestyles can impact your gut immunity in both a negative and positive way.

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November 29, 2018
11 monthsago

The BrainHormones lower Alzheimer’s incidences. A study in Psychoneuroendodrinology (2005) and reviewed again in 2015, showed women ages 65 to 84 that had the greatest total estrogen exposure showed the least cognitive impairment. The women using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, estradiol, had an average of 40% reduction in the risk of cognitive impairment.

Bio identical estrogens, as well as progesterone and testosterone in lab animal studies, provided importantneuroprotection in the brain.

To summarize, “Based on extensive laboratory evidence, it seems likely that menopausal hormone replacement may enhance cognitive function and reduce the risks of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”- Dr. Johnathan V. Wright, M.D, published author and pioneer in hormone replacement.

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November 29, 2018
11 monthsago

Untitled-1Thinning hair and hair loss can be very frustrating, often impacting self-image and confidence. Hormonal Imbalances are often to blame. Common imbalances to consider are Thyroid, Testosterone, Cortisol, DHEA-S and Progesterone.

“I find progesterone is well underappreciated in hair protection and regrowth potential. I also find women with high stress lifestyles and adrenal hormone issues suffer from low progesterone and the connection could be in lifestyle and stress management.”- Dr. Lewerenz

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November 29, 2018
11 monthsago

Intermittent fasting concept - empty plate on blue background - shutterstock_1036153894-500x333

Intermittent fasting is very en vogue right now and has gained popularity in the press. Why? Well, intermittent fasting is excellent for weight loss, gut health, blood pressure control, longevity and anti-aging. Intermittent fasting is essentially a way to reboot and start a gentle detox. The key component of intermittent fasting is consuming limited amounts of calories within a specific time frame. Best results occur when eating within an 8-hour window, while fasting throughout the night. Intermittent fasting can be defined as a few days a week, not typically consecutive days.

A study published out of Harvard School of Public Health in 2018 showed that intermittent fasting along with other quality lifestyle choices could add 12 years of life. “I call it a metabolic switch to better health. I believe we were not physiologically designed to eat whenever, wherever. Add fasting into your healthy lifestyle for better health, today!”- Dr. Lewerenz

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