Hormones are chemicals produced by glands. There are more than 100 types of hormones in a healthy body. The brain regulates, translates, and interprets its electricity code as hormonal output from the various internal organs. When hormone output is high, both men and women feel and look healthy, sexy, and young.
As we age, our organs get to a point where they no longer produce their corresponding hormone on their own. The brain tries desperately to resurrect the dying parts of our body by sending more and more electrical signals to our hypothalamus which begins to release hormones to the pituitary gland that simulates the ovaries, testicles, adrenal glands, thyroid, and liver in an attempt to save it. But no such luck. Instead, cortisol increases, and we end up feeling lots of anxiety, and collecting belly fat. Worse, without natural hormone supplementation, these same internal organs will die and drag your entire health down with it. You are only as young as your oldest part!
Make an appointment today to discover how you can reverse or control your symptoms of aging with natural, bioidentical hormone therapies.
For many women, perimenopause as well as menopause can look and feel like the beginning of the end; some women lose height, some gain, most get weaker, some lose mental functioning as well as their sexual drive, and notice drying and wrinkled skin as well as decreased sensitivity to touch.
At Davinci Wellness Centre, we often reverse the symptoms of menopause, every single day with our patients. When treated correctly, our patients look and feel better as they lose weight, increase muscle mass, increase libido, increase arousal and get rid of their depression.
If you are a woman between the ages of 35 to 45, now is the perfect time to start preparing for menopause with an anti-aging program before these symptoms affect your overall quality of life. Make an appointment today to discover how you can reverse or control your symptoms of aging with natural, bioidentical hormone therapies.
Male menopause is commonly referred to as andropause, and is marked by a decline in sexual function, symptoms which starts in their thirties and progresses rapidly after age fifty.
Here are some of the more common symptoms men experience;
- Attention deficiencies
- Weight gain
- Elevated blood sugar
- Aching joints
- Mood swings/irritability
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Muscle weakness/loss
- Erectile dysfunction
Men are often prone to ignore all of the above—except the last one. Not being able to rise to the occasion sure does get their attention, but that unfortunate development is but the culmination of a lot of other things going on in their bodies. Taking a magical pill for ED is not the way to get on the path to total health. Like many prescriptions being written today, all it does is treat a symptom, not the cause. These changes are reversible and often find patients feeling and looking significantly younger.
Neuro-Cognitive Testing (NCT) is a relatively new procedure which can determine the health of your brain by testing your level of learning, remembering, concentrating, problem solving and decision making through computerized programs. Testing takes approximately 45 minutes with a Licensed Medical Professional. It is suggested that every patient over the age of 50 should undergo NCT yearly.
Questioning your Memory, Forgetfulness, Decreased Concentration or any changes in your Mental State.
How does the neuroTHERMAL™ Scanner function?
The INSiGHT neuroTHERMAL™ Scanner is a rolling segmental thermal scanner that uses infrared sensors to take temperature readings. This innovative piece of medical equipment was designed to evaluate autonomic nerve function. It uses normative comparison and reporting based on data from the Journal of Neurosurgery.
The neuroTHERMAL™ Scanner presents an opportunity to establish a baseline for temperature differentials that can be referred to throughout the course of care. From here, we can help patients identify signs of progress and gauge where there is room for improvement on the path to greater wellness.
In addition, the neuroTHERMAL™ Scanner has an adjustable sensor array for different size patients.
The principles behind the neuroTHERMAL™ Scanner
Thermal readings have been used among wellness specialists for more than a century to monitor health and wellness. Thermal technology was first used for chiropractic care in 1924 by Dr. B.J. Palmer. Since then, thermal readings have been repeatedly cited as an accurate way for chiropractors to gain actionable insight into each patient’s well-being.
The neuroTHERMAL™ Scanner measures para-spinal temperature differential. A significant difference in the temperature on each side of the spine could indicate a lack of autonomic responsiveness, an important indicator that something could be wrong with one or more organs.
The amount of time people sleep varies from person to person. The Sleep Study machine is put on when you go to bed. It is taken off when you wake in the morning. The Sleep Study will record your particular sleep cycles.
Why You Need A Good Night’s Sleep
It is sleep that rests and restores your body. During sleep, growth hormones are released, which help renew body tissues and form new red blood cells. Parathormone, a hormone responsible for calcium in the blood, reaches its peak during sleep. Researchers have also found that deep sleep helps the body mobilize its defenses against illness. Most of all, we need a good sleep to help rejuvenate ourselves mentally. If you miss too much sleep, it is your brain that suffers. You can experience:
- Dramatic mood shifts
- Feel overly fatigued
- Have difficulty concentrating
- Forget things
- Make poor decisions
Although each of us has a unique sleep pattern, one sleep characteristic we all share is a minimum daily requirement for sleep. Car fatalities are a grim reminder of this: Thousands of people literally pay for their chronic sleep deprivation each year with their lives by driving while drowsy and falling asleep at the wheel of a vehicle.
Bottom Line: You need enough hours of sleep each night so you feel alert and rested the following day.
If you sleep poorly several nights a week and don’t meet your genetic requirement of five, seven, or eight hours per night, you can quickly accumulate a dangerous sleep debt. This is neither good for your health nor your longevity.