Health Hack #6 – The Benefits of the Sunshine Vitamin – Vitamin D

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Health Hack #6 – The Benefits of the Sunshine Vitamin – Vitamin D

Think about vitamin D when you’re catching up on summer rays. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3. It can affect as many as 2,000 genes in your body.

Your body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. Besides getting vitamin D through sunlight, you can also get it through certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in your blood.

Vitamin D has several important functions. Perhaps the most vital are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and facilitating normal immune system function. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases.

If your body doesn’t get enough vitamin D, you’re at risk of developing bone abnormalities such as soft bones (osteomalacia) or fragile bones (osteoporosis).

  1. Vitamin D fights disease

In addition to its primary benefits, research suggests that vitamin D may also play a role in:

  1. Vitamin D reduces depression

Research has shown that vitamin D might play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. In one study, scientists found that people with depression who received vitamin D supplements noticed an improvement in their symptoms.

  1. Vitamin D boosts weight loss

Consider adding vitamin D supplements to your diet if you’re trying to lose weight or prevent heart disease.

In one study, people who took a daily vitamin D supplement didn’t lose a significant amount of weight, but were able to improve their heart disease risk markers.

In another study, people taking a daily calcium and vitamin D supplement were able to lose more weight than subjects taking a placebo supplement. The scientists said the extra calcium and vitamin D had an appetite-suppressing effect.

 

Beware of “D-ficiency”

Many lifestyle and environmental factors can affect your ability to get sufficient amounts of vitamin D

through the sun alone. These factors include:

  • being in an area with high pollution
  • using sunscreen
  • spending more time indoors
  • living in big cities where buildings block sunlight
  • having darker skin

These factors contribute to vitamin D deficiency in an increasing number of people. That’s why it’s important to get some of your vitamin D from sources besides sunlight.

The symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency in adults include:

  • tiredness, aches and pains, and a general sense of not feeling well
  • severe boneor muscle pain or weakness that may cause difficulty climbing stairs or getting up from the floor or a low chair, or cause you to walk with a waddling gait
  • stress fractures, especially in your legs, pelvis, and hips

Doctors can diagnose a vitamin D deficiency by performing a simple blood test.

If you’re diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency, your doctor will likely recommend you take daily vitamin D supplements. If you have a severe deficiency, they may instead recommend high-dose vitamin D tablets or liquids. You should also make sure to get vitamin D through sunlight and the foods you eat.

Food sources of vitamin D

Few foods contain vitamin D naturally. Because of this, some foods are fortified. This means that vitamin D has been added. Foods that contain vitamin D include:

  • salmon
  • sardines
  • egg yolk
  • shrimp
  • milk (fortified)
  • cereal (fortified)
  • yogurt (fortified)
  • orange juice (fortified)

It can be hard to get enough vitamin D each day through sun exposure and food alone, so taking vitamin D supplements can help.

How much do you need?

There has been some controversy over the amount of vitamin D needed for healthy functioning. Recent research indicates that you need more vitamin D than was once thought. Normal blood serum levels range from 50 to 100 micrograms per deciliter. Depending on your blood level, you may need more vitamin D.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences reports new recommendations based on international units (IUs) per day. IUs are a standard type of measurement for drugs and vitamins. IUs help experts determine recommended dose, toxicity, and deficiency levels for each person.

One IU is not the same for each type of vitamin. An IU is determined by how much of a substance produces an effect in your body. The recommended IUs for vitamin D are:

  • children and teens: 600 IU
  • adults up to age 70: 600 IU
  • adults over age 70: 800 IU
  • pregnant or breastfeeding women: 600 IU

 

So, remember to get outdoors and soak up that Vitamin D! Until next time….

 

 

 

HCG & TRT = You Can’t Afford To Miss This

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HCG + Testosterone Replacement Therapy = What you see here!

It is more possible for you to look like this than you may think. It may sound TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

Many men starve themselves AND spend hours in the gym only to be disappointed with the results.

Astounding Results are now achievable in Marietta with Advanta’s unique combination of supervised  HCG and Testosterone Replacement Therapy. You can melt fat AND build muscle AT THE SAME TIME. Here’s how….

HCG works by changing brain chemistry in a way that curbs hunger while preferentially burning stubborn, unsightly fat around your stomach and hips. Even by itself, HCG is widely believed to reduce muscle mass during weight loss.

TRT has been used for years for erectile dysfunction and low sperm count. But now, recent clinical studies presented at the European Congress on Obesity show it also promotes weight loss, lowers Trigliceride levels AND maintains muscle tissue while you lose weight.

This synergistic combination PLUS medical guidance from the doctors and staff make HCG + TRT equal just one of Advanta’s anti-aging offerings.

Call Advanta Total Health in Marietta, Georgia today at 770-955-2225

It’s Not Your Mother’s Menopause

Everyone’s talking about menopause, but how does that help you with symptoms like hot flashes, memory loss, weight gain, mood swings, insomnia, night sweats and loss of libido? Thanks to the well-trained anti-aging physician, Dr. Thomas Federico, you don’t have to settle for a diminished quality of life. Instead, with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and more, you can look great, feel healthy and vibrant again, and celebrate being a woman at any age.

REVERSE THE SIGNS OF AGING & RELIEVE IN MARIETTA, GA

MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS

Dr. Federico helps women and men stay healthy through a trio of managed treatments that can reverse the cycle of hormonal aging. “There are 35 symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause,” according to Dr. Federico.
“Most women begin experiencing symptoms in their forties. Early treatment with hormonal balancing can prevent future problems like osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and changes in cognitive function.”
“We do not lose our hormones because we age. We age because we lose our hormones. Today more women are taking proactive measures to protect themselves now from the effects of hormonal decline, instead of waiting for their health and vitality to deteriorate.”

At the core of Advanta’s anti-aging program is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Unlike synthetic estrogen that is derived from the urine of pregnant mares, bio-identical hormones come from natural, botanical sources. They have the identical molecular structure to the hormones produced by your body. Dr. Federico stated, “Women now have choices. You can do nothing; you can eat a diet rich in phyto-estrogens; you can use traditional synthetic hormones; or you can choose BHRT to help you feel better, look better, attain your personal optimal health and reverse effects of hormonal deficiency.”

IT’S NOT YOUR MOTHER’S MENOPAUSE

Menopause today doesn’t have to be your mother’s experience.ake Based on a thorough analysis of your hormone levels, lifestyle and overall health, your Advanta physician develops an individualized treatment plan using bio-identical hormones and nutritional therapy when indicated. “All of our treatment plans are completely customized to each patient,” said Dr. Federico. “Depending on your evaluation results and individual needs, menopause therapy may include any combination of BHRT, pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements, micro-nutrient infusion—a treatment developed by a Johns Hopkins University physician Dr. John Meyers and others.” Bio-identical estrogen usually comes in the form of a trans-dermal cream applied to the skin. A compounding pharmacist individually compounds your menopause therapy hormones to the exact doses prescribed by your Advanta physician.

Dr. Federico added, “Patients often ask how long BHRT should last. The answer—it is your choice. It should last as long as you want to receive its many benefits.”

I will closely monitor your body’s response to menopause therapy, ensuring that your hormones remain in balance and at the appropriate levels for you. Dr. Federico also noted, “Hormones are powerful. They control every system in your body. Regular monitoring to ensure appropriate hormonal balance is imperative, and helps you attain the optimal benefits of menopause therapy.”

BOOST YOUR BATTLE OF THE BULGE
In addition to weight management through BHRT and nutrition, Dr. Federico offers the highly effective hCG weight loss plan.

To reach Dr. Federico, please call Advanta Total Health in Marietta, Georgia 770-955-2225.

Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy in Marietta, Georgia

Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy Marietta GeorgiaIt’s no secret that as we get older, our bodies begin to change in less than desirable ways. You may notice that your metabolism doesn’t function like it used to, leading to loss of lean muscle mass and weight gain, especially around the belly despite diet and exercise. You may notice that we don’t sleep as soundly as we used to and hit the afternoon slump particularly hard. Maybe your concentration span has shortened and you are feeling “foggy-headed” or even depressed.

All of these symptoms used to simply be seen as getting older and there is nothing you can do to stop or reverse them. But what if you could?

What if you could regain your metabolism, sound sleeping patterns, concentration, and even improve your day-to-day mood? What if what you had considered as your life “slowing down” could actually be reversed, allowing you to fully enjoy your life yet again?

At Advanta Total Health in Marietta, Georgia, we understand that you are just reaching your prime! There is no reason for you not to enjoy your life with all of the energy and focus that you need to live it to the fullest!

Hormone Replacement Therapy in Marietta, Georgia

Our natural hormone replacement therapy in Marietta, Georgia, could actually allow you to look and feel like you are 20 years younger by reversing the signs of aging at a hormonal level.

You see, as we age our bodies naturally begin to reduce the production of natural hormones such as testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen. All of these hormones play a vital role in regulating metabolism, bone density, cognition, and even mood. When these hormones are out of balance, so are we.

Our natural hormone replacement therapy is uses natural, plant-based bio-identical hormones that work with your body. Unlike synthetic hormones, there is a minimal risk of side effects and can give you a wealth of benefits, such as:

  • Weight Loss
  • Increased Energy
  • Slowed or stopped hair loss
  • Improved mood
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Increased sex drive and stamina
  • And so much more!

To learn more about our natural hormone replacement therapy in Marietta, Georgia, call 770.955.2225 today!

 

The Secret to a Long Life!

For centuries we’ve been looking for it: The secret to a long life!

In my lifetime there have been dozens of studies to discover why some people live to be 120 or older.

None of these very expensive scientific studies discovered the ONE common denominator that ALL long-living people have but you, dear reader, in this article today, will find out what it is. When you do, you may think one of three things:

  • “That’s the stupidest thing I ever heard”
  • “Why did nobody ever figure this out?” or
  • “Wow, that’s really cool!”

Here’s some background… Read more