One of the most important things you can do for your health whether you are in a formal anti-aging program or not is careful attention to your diet. Unquestionably the best diet to help reach your anti-aging goals is what is called a low glycemic index diet. A low glycemic index diet not only can help limit your potential to develop chronic disease but also helps you with your aesthetic goals, namely weight loss.
What is the Glycemic Index?
The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly a carbohydrate will break down and cause a rise of blood glucose levels. In the old days we used to think that a carbohydrate was a carbohydrate was a carbohydrate. That they were all the same and it did not matter where you got your carbohydrates from. We have since learned that this is false. In developing the glycemic index, scientists have assigned a value of 100 to glucose. That used as a reference, the metabolism of glucose is what we compare other carbohydrates to. Just for your information a 100 is considered a high glycemic index number.Read More»
You may have been concerned about replacing your testosterone levels or optimizing them to the healthiest range. Perhaps you’ve heard there are dangers in testosterone replacement. Most of the time this brings to mind body builders and athletes. Keep in mind that the levels that they are using are very often ten to twenty times what the average age management or male testosterone replacement client would be using. Also these are very often combined with anabolic steroids which do not have the same safety profile as testosterone does. Keep in mind testosterone is present in your body and is made naturally in the testicles, adrenal glands with small amounts made in other organs. Anabolic steroids on the other hand are a synthetic substance and like all synthetic substances may be associated with significant risks. We are talking about two different things here. As a matter of fact, there are studies that demonstrate the safety of long term testosterone replacement in healthy males.Read More»
Many of our perspective clients ask the difference between testosterone replacement and testosterone optimization. This is an integral question and is very important to know the difference before one embarks on a medical program to treat low testosterone. Most of the principles that we discuss hold true for any of our hormones, including bio-identical estrogen replacement. Hopefully, but outlining the differences, you will notice a stark contrast between philosophy of most general medical doctors, internists or even endocrinologists and the viewpoint held by the physicians and Midwest Rejuvenation and by physicians trained in the specialty of age management medicine.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a vital hormone present within our bodies. It is one of the sex hormones and while commonly associated with the male gender it is also present in females. As a matter of fact it’s the first hormone to decline in females. Testosterone levels in the male peak around the teenage years through early twenties and even into the mid-twenties, however, start to decline at a steady rate after the age of thirty. A male’s testosterone levels decline at an average of 2% per year. While this may not seem like much, simply do the math and you will see that there is going to be a dramatic decline in males over the bulk of their lifetime.
The other thing to keep in mind is the 2% decline is simply an average. That means that while it will decline at a slower rate many men will decline at a much higher rate.Read More»