Since 2020, people have been thinking about their health more than ever. Many of us have realized the importance of supporting and improving our health before we feel sick. With that being said, the health and wellness market is still predominantly dominated by women, particularly in the anti-aging industry.
Men, on the other hand, are statistically less likely to practice self-care regularly for optimal longevity and vitality. In fact, 40% of men only go to the doctor if they are suffering from a serious medical condition.
Below are the top ways both men and women can practice proactive care in order to be the healthiest version of themselves.
Regular Bloodwork and Thyroid Testing
Receiving comprehensive testing to understand how you can help your body function better (and in turn, feel better) is one a critical step in anyone’s health journey. Receiving bloodwork regularly indicates deficiencies and a decline in body functions before symptoms even set in.
By testing the health of your heart, thyroid, nutrient levels, hormonal levels, and more you can avoid chronic conditions in the long run. For example, with 55% of older men suffering from suboptimal testosterone levels, receiving routine bloodwork can empower you to naturally restore your hormone levels with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Bio-identical hormones are considered molecular identical to your body’s hormones, so they are not recognized as foreign and are utilized as chemical messengers in order to improve body functions.
Regular thyroid testing is often discussed in regards to women’s health but it is also important for men. Thyroid dysfunction in men is increasingly common due to the number of environmental toxins we are around on a daily basis (as well as other factors). It is important to receive a comprehensive thyroid panel when considering thyroid testing.
Many endocrinologists only test TSH, the “gold standard of thyroid testing” however, other thyroid hormones are critical to our well-being. For instance, people cannot efficiently convert thyroid hormones such as T4 to T3. This is a problem because T3 is the more active form of thyroid hormone. Therefore, your TSH levels can be normal, but if your T3 levels are imbalanced, you may still experience symptoms such as weight gain, hair loss, low libido and more.
At Holtorf Medical Group we specialize in comprehensive testing, including Free T4, Free T3, reverse T3, sex hormone-binding globulin (SHGB), leptin, computerized measurement of tissue thyroid levels, and basal metabolic rate. Our treatment options include customized bio-identical thyroid hormone combinations of T4/T3, as well as time-released T3. Our cutting-edge therapies also include the addition of important nutritional supplements that can help regulate thyroid balance, support a healthy metabolism, and libido.
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field therapy sends magnetic energy (via waves) into the body that works with your natural magnetic field in order to improve repair and recovery processes. This therapy is becoming increasingly popular, especially amongst active individuals who are looking to support their athletic performance and recovery.
PEMF therapy sends magnetic energy into the body that helps increase the body’s electrolytes and ions. In turn, this leads to electrical changes in the body that help improve cellular functions and activity. Because any disruption in electrical currents can lead to dysfunction and/or illness, PEMF therapy helps restore this disruption. In other words, PEMF therapy works with the body’s natural recovery processes in order to help improve cellular repair and even alleviate chronic pain.
According to over 2,000 studies, because PEMF therapy provides restoration and healing on a cellular level, there is a multitude of benefits including: Reduced (chronic) inflammation
- Improved injury recovery time
- Better circulation
- Alleviated (chronic) pain
- Improved oxygenation in tissue
- Enhanced cellular repair and recovery
- Improved immune system
- Better quality of sleep
- Improved muscle relaxation and performance
Holtorf Medical Group now offers PEMF therapy. Contact us today to find out if it is right for you.
Did you know approximately 90% of Americans suffer from some form of a vitamin deficiency?
Vitamin deficiencies often go undiagnosed and unnoticed because the symptoms are wide-ranging and are often chopped up to minor annoyances. Symptoms include: fatigue, brain fog, acne, hair loss, brittle nails, and more.
By supplementing with physician-formulated, pharmaceutical-grade supplements on a daily basis, you can alleviate these symptoms, experience more energy, and support your longevity. Critical supplements for optimal wellness include:
- Omega-3 fatty acids
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Although supplementation is a great addition to any self-care routine, it is not the most effective way to deliver high-quality nutrients to your body. This is because we only absorb approximately 30% of nutrients from oral supplementation while we absorb 100% of nutrients from IV Therapy.
Below are two of our most popular vitamin drips at Holtorf Medical Group:
Immune Push IV The Immune Push IV is designed to enhance your bodily defenses and empower you to stay healthy. This IV contains large amounts of:
Magnesium: Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical actions throughout the body, affecting activity ranging from muscle contraction to neurotransmitter regulation. A magnesium deficiency can lead to fatigue, headaches, a weakened immune system, and more.
B complex: B vitamins have a positive influence on metabolic processes that support energy regulation as well as help strengthen the immune system (vitamin B6 specifically is responsible for producing white blood cells and T cells).
Vitamin C: As an antioxidant and essential cofactor, vitamin C helps support both the innate and adaptive immune response.
The Immune Push IV also includes trace minerals, which can help boost your immune system.
Power Push IV Our Power Push IV is a great way to support your adrenal health, which is vital as it is estimated that approximately 80% of the population suffers from some form of adrenal dysfunction.
Lifestyle habits that are associated with back-to-school season including chronic stress, overuse of stimulants, and a lack of quality sleep are common causes of adrenal burnout. Burnout can leave you with a variety of symptoms including:
- Lack of energy
- Have trouble getting up in the morning
- Either has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
- Needing caffeine or energy drinks to keep going
- Feeling exhausted for no reason
- Crave either salty or sweet snacks
- Inability to handle stress
- Chronic allergies
- Poor memory
- Poor concentration
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Not only is our Power Push IV beneficial for adrenal health but it is also great for mitochondrial health, providing nutritional and immune support.
This IV contains various B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin C, which are shown to enhance the immune system, reduce fatigue, and fight infections.
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and this molecule reacts with oxygen in every cell of the body, specifically in the mitochondria. NAD is required for several cellular functions, particularly those involving the Krebs cycle conversion of nutrients. NAD helps convert proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals to ATP, the body’s energy molecule that helps perform essential functions.
NAD is needed for vital bodily functions including energy production, breathing, pumping blood, and much more. A lack of this cellular fuel is common in conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), depression, anxiety, and even addiction issues.
As a cofactor, NAD is involved in hundreds of enzymatic reactions such as DNA repair and chromosomal stability, meaning it is critical in a wide range of bodily functions.
Experts estimate we lose approximately 40% of our NAD+ supply by the time we are 40 and by enhancing our body’s supply of NAD+. By supporting our NAD+ levels with NAD+ therapy, we can experience benefits such as:
- Increased energy
- Improved mental cognition
- Reduced recovery time
- Reversed signs of aging
- Enhanced overall vitality
If you are interested in increasing your NAD levels, contact a member of Holtorf Medical Group today.
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Ozone therapy is a unique and integrative treatment that is used to increase the amount of oxygen in the body through the introduction of ozone. Ozone Therapy can provide many powerful and healing benefits with little or no side effects.
Ozone is well-known for its ability to suppress infections by killing viruses, bacteria, and yeast, especially those hard-to-treat, resistant pathogens that can be found in chronic conditions, such as Lyme disease.
Ozone therapy is now becoming more popular as a form of practice care as it may help strengthen the body’s natural defenses. This is because it can stimulate the immune system to support the body in its healing process.
Ozone can modulate the immune system because of its unique action on the membranes of the white blood cells. Ozone stimulates the white blood cells to produce immune-related messenger molecules, improving cellular communication for effective bodily defenses. Other benefits of ozone therapy are incredibly powerful and include:
- Improved circulation
- Supported detoxification
- Reduced inflammation
- Reversed signs of aging
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Preventative Care for Optimal Health
Health is a journey, not a destination, and our board-certified medical experts are here to help you along the way. To book your appointment or ask any questions you may have, contact us today.