If you’re looking for that elusive fountain of youth, stop looking in the beauty aisle and start looking in the grocery aisle. While there are tons of state-of-the-art, anti-aging skin care products and treatments on the market, looking younger begins from the inside out.
As we age, we lose the ability to get enough vitamins and nutrients, or to convert them to what we need to stay healthier longer. A balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and nuts, healthy oils, good proteins, low-fat dairy, and lots of water is essential to both wellness and longevity.
Here are six vitamins and their natural food sources that you should add to your diet to battle aging:
Vitamin C – Boosts the immune systems, as well as collagen production, and helps protect skin cells from sun damage.
Where it’s found: Bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, guava, citrus fruits like pineapples, lemons, limes, oranges.
Vitamin E – Acts as a cell membrane protectant, which guards what comes in and what goes out of the skin. When combined with Vitamin C, it protects against UV damage.
Where it’s found: Wheat germ (can be added to protein shakes, oatmeal, muffins, yogurt), nuts and seeds (sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds), avocados.
Beta-carotene – Crucial for skin health. It converts to Vitamin A, which is responsible for cell repair and growth.
Where it’s found: Orange and deep green produce – carrots, pumpkins, cantaloupe, Swiss chard, spinach, kale.
Omega-3 – Healthy fats keep the skin lubricated, and helps maintain the integrity of the cell membrane, which keeps toxins out of the skin.
Where it’s found: Ground flax seeds, walnuts, fatty fish (such as wild salmon, Atlantic mackerel and sardines), edamame.
Polyphenols – Exhibit anti-cancer properties and may reduce the risk of sun-related cancers.
Where it’s found: Green tea
Selenium – Protects the skin’s quality and elasticity and protects it from the sun.
Where it’s found: Wheat germ, seafood (especially crab), eggs.
As we age, just as our bodies have trouble processing vitamins and nutrients, it too alters our hormone levels, which can affect our overall health. For a free consultation with a nutritionist, as well as to learn how hormone replacement therapy for women and men can help you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation at 866-893-9933.
Global Life Rejuvenation is pleased to announce their acceptance into the Nation Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) verified website program. The official usage of the .pharmacy domain certifies Global Life Rejuvenation as a trustworthy place to shop for prescription medication and supplements.
It comes as no surprise that the Internet isn’t always the safest or most reliable place, but when patient health is at stake, it’s important to do everything we can to ensure consumers safety. Today, a large majority of websites selling prescription drugs online are doing so illegally, selling dangerous, unapproved, substandard, and counterfeit medicine. With a .pharmacy domain, consumers can be confident that the websites where they buy medication or obtain information are safe and legitimate.
What is .pharmacy?
The .pharmacy program verifies safe and legitimate pharmacy websites. It also develops a set of strict standards and policies with NAPB and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) to ensure online sites are legal and appropriately regulated. The goal is to protect people from potentially dangerous medications and to give you, the consumer, peace of mind when buying online.
We’ve successfully passed the NABP’s evaluation process based on 10 core safety standards. That means, when you buy from Global Life Rejuvenation, an HRT company, you’re purchasing from a trusted supplier. Protecting public health is the Association’s priority, as is ours. Compliance in the program proves that we are operating safely, legitimately, and in accordance with program standards. We will be continually monitored to ensure that we adhere to program standards and operate legitimately.
Millions of men experience depression each year. What depression looks like varies drastically per person. While everyone feels sad or irritable sometimes, or has trouble sleeping occasionally, these feelings and troubles usually pass after a couple of days.
Signs commonly found in men experiencing depression include fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, irritability, difficulty concentrating, indecision, anger or hostility, stress, anxiety, substance abuse, and sexual dysfunction.
While depression has a number of emotional and psychological causes, the role of hormones cannot be overlooked. Depression in men is more likely to occur when hormone levels are imbalanced, specifically hypogonadism, or low testosterone.
Testosterone is an integral component of many of the body’s functions. The emotional effect of the other symptoms of andropause including erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle mass, weight gain, hair loss, etc. can be enough to push a man into depression. However, many men do not recognize, acknowledge, or seek help for their depression. They may be reluctant to talk about how they are feeling, or the effects it plays in their daily lives.
Depression is not a normal part of aging in men or women. Fortunately, testosterone can be replaced through hormone replacement therapy. If you’re experiencing symptoms of depression due to low testosterone, HRT company, Global Life Rejuvenation, can help you get your life back with hormone replacement therapy. For increased energy, happiness and a better sex life, contact us today.
Are you accustomed to an active sex life but find that your sex drive is less then what it normally is? Or, are you having trouble keeping an erection? Many men between the ages of 40-55 experience low libido or erectile dysfunction in part because of low testosterone levels.
Sex drive in men starts with the release of testosterone which stimulates the receptors in the brain to release nitric oxide. Nitric oxide in turn allows blood flow for an erection. Low testosterone levels common in andropause result in reduced levels of the hormones, which stimulate the nerves in the brain and induce sexual desire and erectile function. The same decreased testosterone which reduces libido or sex drive also affects the ability to develop and sustain an erection. In some cases, the sexual desire is there but men are incapable of an erection.
Low sex drive can be frustrating for both you and your partner; however, it doesn’t have to be a permanent problem. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment is available to alleviate low libido symptoms.
Coupled with a nutrition and fitness plan, hormone replacement therapy for men is proven to be highly effective in treating low sex drive. Contact us to today to speak with one of Global Life Rejuvenation’s network of physicians and get started. Don’t settle for low t, low sex drive or erectile dysfunction, as it’s likely that balancing hormones to normal levels could resolve your issues.
Your mama always told you to eat your fruits and veggies, and for good reason. As an adult they help us to stay youthful and energetic. The downside? Eating healthy always looks easier than it is. I mean, who passes up a pizza for a salad? However, if you’re looking to tamper weight gain and increase your energy it’s important to eat your greens; and it’s actually easier to incorporate into your diet than you think. Add these superfoods to your diet to help fight off aging.
Brain booster: Blueberries
Blueberries’ high flavonoid content has been found to help short- and long-term memory. Add a handful to a bowl of oatmeal or cereal to start your day.
Skin saver: Grapes
The skin of red grapes contains resveratrol, an anti-inflammatory that helps keep your skin looking good. You can also get the same benefits from a glass of red wine.
Cholesterol conqueror: Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help decrease inflammation and fight plaque buildup.
Pre-workout fuel: oats
We digest these carbs slowly, which means that our energy stays high long after we eat them, giving us a significant performance advantage.
If aches and pains are getting you down more than they used to, add ginger to your diet.
Muscle magnifier: spinach
Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, and has also been shown to help regulate blood sugar and blood pressure.
Unfortunately, no super food can control the changing hormones in the body as you age. HRT for women and men provides relief from the distressing symptoms of hormone imbalance, and can also help gain protection from age-related diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to learn more about hormone replacement therapy.
You may be aging, but you’re doing so gracefully and kicking butt while you’re at it. No longer are 50 or 60 old. Heck no! Sixty might as well be the new 40 as far as we’re concerned. They say you’re only as old as you feel and you’re living proof. Today’s “aging” population are working longer, exercising more, eating better, and staying sexually active long past their parent’s and grandparent’s ages.
If being fit – mentally and physically – is important to you, here are some tried and true tips to help you stay at the top of your game now and in the future.
Get More Sleep – Yes, this may sound the opposite of staying active, but in order to keep that active lifestyle your body needs the rest. Sleep is healing and repairing. Day-to-day sleep deprivation promotes degeneration, as well as a body that’s prone to getting sick.
Get Outdoors – We work in an office building, we work out in a gym – when are we getting out and breathing fresh air? Go for a walk, a run or a bike ride outdoors for some fresh air and sunshine. Airborne toxins are one cause of health problems, including accelerated aging.
Move More – Surely you’re already staying fit with exercise, but it’s important to remember that higher amounts of moderate exercise is better than infrequent high-intensity bursts, which put stress on your body. Keep moving, but don’t overdo it.
Hydrate – No one is expecting you to give up your daily glass of wine, but be sure you’re also drinking plenty of water. Dehydrated cells promote wrinkles.
Even when we rest, eat right and exercise regularly our bodies, or more specifically our hormones, can fluctuate and change as we age. When the day comes that you’re gaining weight, losing your sex drive or are frequently overtired it’s time to consider hormone replacement therapy with an HRT consultation from Global Life Rejuvenation.
Aging is unavoidable and because of this so too is the guarantee that as we age our hormone levels will change. These changes affect both men and woman alike and can really alter our bodies negatively. Exhaustion, weight loss, thinning hair, low sex drive, and sleep troubles are all signs in our 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s that the endocrine system, which is the complex set of glands that produces our hormones, is starting to change. While we can’t stop these changes from happening, we can control your body’s hormone levels, allowing you to once again feel healthy and happy.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy, also known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, are many and have helped countless men and women ease more comfortably into the newest stages of life in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and beyond. HRT benefits include:
Improved Energy – Declining levels of hormones like progesterone, DHEA and testosterone are known to contribute to low levels of energy; experience more mental clarity, motivation, better sleep and alertness thanks to HRT for men and women.
Protects Your Bones – Defend against problems like osteoporosis or hip fractures, which can result from declining estrogen and testosterone levels.
Growing older doesn’t have to mean slowing down from your normal active lifestyle. With the guidance of Global Life Rejuvenation’s network of healthcare providers and hormone replacement therapy, you can enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life well into your golden years.
Many age-related health issues are the result of hormonal imbalances in the body. For example, women deal with menopause, while men experience andropause and low testosterone due to reduced levels of hormones. When the endocrine system produces excessive or reduced levels of hormones, such as testosterone, estrogen and progesterone, the fluctuation in levels can wreak havoc on your body.
Hormone replacement therapy, also commonly referred to as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, is a safe solution to hormonal imbalance that can help improve a number of conditions. Certain hormone treatments are called bioidentical or natural because the types of hormones used are chemically identical to those produced by the human body. Hormone replacement can increase or balance hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and adrenal hormones.
Though unavoidable, this decline in hormones, which peaks in healthy adults during their 20s and early 30s, begins to decline around our mid-30s to early 40s and continues to remain at lower levels for the rest of our lives. These changes can affect your physical and mental health in many ways. HRT for women and men can help control how rapidly these changes occur and help you to adapt more comfortably.
Allow Global Life Rejuvenation and our network of healthcare providers to help you transition through these natural changes more easily with the aid of hormone replacement therapy. Contact us today to learn more.
For some, menopause symptoms are mild, require little to no medical treatment and seemingly go away on their own. However, for a good deal of women this is not the case. Menopause causes significant health and well-being issues that require medical intervention in order to function normally.
If you are of the majority that is affected by the symptoms of menopause there are many ways to deal with them, including medications and lifestyle changes.
HRT for women is an option that should be discussed with one of Global Life Rejuvenation’s network of healthcare providers, including its benefits and risks, in order to choose what is best for you. No one treatment is right for all women.
Solutions for Specific Menopause Symptoms
Trouble Falling Asleep – Establishing a regular sleep schedule and sleep routine has been shown to help women get to sleep. Other helpful tips include:
Keep bedroom light, noise, and temperature at a comfortable level – dark, quiet, and cool are conditions that support sleep.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol late in the day.
Use the bedroom only for sleep and sex.
Night Sweats – Hot flashes that occur during sleep are referred to as night sweats. To get relief, try some of these tips:
Use layered bedding that can easily be removed during the night.
Sip cool water throughout the night.
Keep a frozen cold pack under your pillow and turn over the pillow often so that your head is always resting on a cool surface, or put a cold pack on your feet.
Mood Changes – Increased irritability, anxiety, fatigue, and sadness/depression are not uncommon in perimenopause and menopause. Relaxation and stress-reduction techniques, including deep-breathing exercises and massage, a healthy lifestyle (good nutrition and daily exercise), and enjoyable, self-nurturing activities may all be helpful to you.
Remember, you should always discuss any concerns you have with your doctor first. There may be other treatments you can try in order to alleviate your symptoms. Together, with the help from Global Life Rejuvenation’s network of healthcare providers, you can pinpoint which treatment options are best for you and start feeling like your old self again.
Menopause. It’s an uncomfortable topic that women facing middle age don’t want to talk about, let alone face. Nonetheless, it’s a normal part of life and happens to every woman, therefore, it should be a topic we’re more comfortable talking about, both with our friends as well as our doctor.
What Is Menopause?
Menopause is defined as the point in time when menstrual cycles permanently cease, marking the end of your reproductive period. The age you experience it can vary, but it typically occurs in your late 40s or early 50s.
Menopause can cause many changes in your body. The symptoms are the result of a decreased production of estrogen and progesterone in your ovaries. Symptoms may include:
Increased Body Fat
Loss of Muscle Tone
Bladder control problems
Trouble Falling Asleep
Joint and muscle aches and pains
Changes in libido (sex drive)
Hormone replacement therapy for women can provide relief from the unpleasant daily symptoms of menopause, as well as the long-term health issues that many postmenopausal women face. Contact the HRT experts at Global Life Rejuvenation today to connect with one of our healthcare experts for a consultation that could change how you look, feel, and function.