Weight loss can be very difficult for many individuals. There are countless diets out there to choose from and a variety of fitness plans to go with them, but for many this way of trying to lose weight has not worked. The key to successful weight loss is not just dieting or exercising. Successful weight loss involves a lifestyle change. Focusing on not only your physical health but also your mental health is what aids our patients in long lasting results. Click the picture for more information.
Hormones regulate almost every process in your body. By serving as an internal communication system connecting all your cells, your hormones are responsible for coordinating everything from digestion and growth to your appetite, immune function, mood and sex drive. When your hormones are even the slightest bit out of balance, it can significantly impact your health and wellbeing. Click the picture for more information.
Cortisol is your body's main stress hormone. It works with certain parts of your brain to control mood, motivation, and fear. Its best known for helping fuel your body's "fight-or-flight" instinct in a crisis, but cortisol plays an important role in a number of things your body does.
After the pressure or dnager has passed, your cortisol level should calm down. Your heart, blood pressure, and other body systems should get back to normal. If you are under constant stress it can derail your body's most important functions and lead to a number of health problems including anxiety and depression, headaches. heart disease, memory and concentration problems, problems with digestion, trouble sleeping, and weight gain, Click the picture for more information.
Food allergies and sensitivities are recognized to be corelated with many plaguing health conditions such as IBS, eczema, fatigue, and others-but proper identification and ellimination of offending foods, many experience relief their syymptoms. Click the picture for more information.
With around 20 million cases in America alone 200 million people world wide, hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, is one of the most common underlying chronic hormonal problems in the world. Many health professions consider it a silent epidemic because probably half of those struggling with this insidious health problem remain undiagnosed and don't know why they are suffering with frustrating and debilitating symptoms like unexplained weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, brain fog, depression, anxiety, or digestive problems.
If your thyroid isn't working well, nothing in your body works well, but diagnosing a thyroid issue isn't easy because lab test results can be confusing and misleading. If your doctor only tests for your level of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) then you will only get treated (with a synthetic thyroid hormone like synthroid/levothyroxine) if your labs re out of range. If your labs come back "normal", you will probably be sent home with a shrug or an assurance that you are fine. AH&W views this as a serious problem.
Much of how males identify themselves is based on the action of the testosterone hormone. Growth of facial and body hair, fat distribution, muscle strength and size, sex drive, and reproduction are all under the control of testosterone.
During adolescence, testosterone reaches it peak level and then declines at a rate of about one percent each year starting around age thirty. Many sources claim testosterone is a source of renewed youth, but many of these claims are slightly exaggerated. Testosterone will not make you younger, but if your testosterone levels are low, replacement will provide you with renewed confidence and energy that may help you feel the way you did when you were younger.
Declining testosterone affects many of the areas of life that most men consider a priority, such as sexual function and libido, confidence and motivation, body fat distribution, muscle strength, and bone weakness.
According to the CDC, insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic in the United States. These might seem like some pretty strong words for what most of us would consider an unhealthy habit, but the CDC has a point—and a lot of research to back up their perspective.There are approximately 70 million adults in the United States who are currently diagnosed with some sort of sleep disorder. It is predicted that there are many more who struggle with insufficient sleep, but have not sought out any treatment. A lot of people shrug off a lack of sleep as a result of having a demanding career, or a lot of family obligations, or a strong interest in late night TV. But the consequences of missing out on sleep are actually quite severe.People who struggle with insufficient sleep are more likely to experience the following chronic illnesses:
In addition, it is found that those who don’t get enough sleep are at a heightened risk of death compared to people who get enough shut eye on a regular basis. When all of the data is taken into consideration, there is clear evidence that not getting enough sleep is a leading culprit in accelerated aging. This is why changing your sleeping habits is so essential if you hope to get the most out of your anti-aging program.If you are one of the millions of Americans who are not getting enough sleep, you might be thinking that changing your sleeping habits is a lot easier said than done. The truth is that changing your sleeping habits is difficult. Once your body gets into a rhythm it is hard to change it. However, adapting certain healthy habits can help you get to a better night’s rest.If you are having severe difficulty sleeping, talk to our sleep specialists. Missing out on that shuteye could be affecting your health, and it is worth finding ways to help you get a better night’s rest. Prescription sleep medications are not the answer.
Anti-Aging Therapies in conjunction with Vitamin and Mineral optimization can reverse common signs of aging such as fatigue, weight gain, aches and pains, brain fog, and low libido
Hormone optimization including thyroid function is essential in achieving homeostasis within the body. Neglecting the stress hormone known as cortisol can make balancing difficult if not impossible. Weight gain is associated with cortisol imbalance as is sleep disturbances and mid day energy loss. Addressing cortisol may be the key to optimizing your health.
The Robinsons bring over 20 years of combined acute and critical care experience in addition to international experience in healthcare to Altruistic Health & Wellness. These experiences have help shape their perspective on diet and lifestyle and the role they play in overcoming the “American” signs of aging. Together they can create a healthcare plan custom to your lifestyle and health goals drawing from both the knowledge of traditional medicine and cutting edge anti-aging therapies.