With a long-standing interest in peptide therapy, internal medicine specialist Dr. Diane Brzezinski, D.O., is especially intrigued by the multi-faceted health benefits of BPC-157. Not only does it address many gastrointestinal issues affecting her Naples, Florida-area patients, but it also enhances injury recovery and helps treat inflammatory-related conditions. Dr. B has previously used this blog to tout the overall health benefits of peptides and specific weight-loss-related peptides and is pleased to introduce you to BPC-157 with this posting.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was recognized as a highly effective treatment for menopause symptoms decades ago, but the therapy has been clouded by misinformation ever since the release of a 2001 Woman’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. That study linked HRT to the dreaded C-word—cancer and an increased risk of stroke, blood clots, and other health issues, causing HRT prescriptions to plummet. Once women were scared off of their hormones OF ANY KIND, there was an 8 fold increase of heart disease in women after the first year of discontinuation quickly becoming one of the top killers of women. While researchers have since identified flaws in the initial report, and follow-up studies have established that HRT benefits outweigh potential risks, HRT acceptance remains subdued, and most women (and men) remain confused about the therapy’s benefits and safety.
Over the past decade, many professional athletes have used platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to help repair musculoskeletal injuries, reduce pain, and speed up recovery times. Researchers believe that growth factors, proteins, and cytokines within the concentrated plasma stimulate cellular repair and support stem cell-induced growth of new tissue. While researchers have only recently begun unlocking the secrets behind PRP’s regenerative capabilities, initial research and anecdotal evidence suggest that the therapy is effective.
“We are what we eat,” as the adage goes, but sometimes we don’t eat enough of everything we need to maintain who we are. While a healthy diet can provide most of the nutrients necessary to keep our bodily systems functioning efficiently, many people struggle to eat enough of the right foods to ensure they get and absorb the nutrients needed for optimal health. This holds especially true as we age because our bodies become less efficient at absorbing crucial nutrients. At the same time, other dietary issues can impede our daily intake of all the vitamins and minerals we need for optimal health. Whatever the cause, decreased nutritional intake can compromise health, which may give rise to a vicious cycle that further reduces the intake.
Everyone faces health challenges as they age, but women who have experienced childbirth and menopause face additional stressors that can affect their vaginal health. Depending on your age, childbirth history, and menopausal state, you may be experiencing any of the following intimate challenges:
Most people believe that visible signs of facial aging represent a skin-deep condition that doesn’t really impact one’s overall health. However, when one’s self-image is compromised, it can decrease self-esteem and negatively impact one’s mental health. In turn, depression and other mental health issues make it more difficult to maintain overall health.