The month of June is all about the men because it’s the official Men’s Health Month. The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June10-16) and the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June 14, when both men and women are encouraged to wear blue to work that day to show their support for the health and well-being of boys and men. It’s time to commit to your health. With awareness and understanding of men’s health issues, you can reduce your risk of disease, improve the quality of your life, and increase longevity.
Are you feeling tired, fatigued, low on energy, or irritable?
Have you lost your sense of drive at work or in the bedroom?
Are you gaining weight and losing muscle mass?
Do you just not feel like yourself?
When men notice any of these symptoms, it’s often a not so subtle indication of low testosterone. In fact, men of all ages are suddenly finding themselves with plummeting testosterone levels. Low testosterone has become a near epidemic, affecting 1 in 4 men over the age of 30. And it’s seriously impacting not just their performance in the bedroom, but their health, their work, their relationships, and their entire life.
Low testosterone (also called Low T) can cause low energy and fatigue, loss of cognitive performance, diminished sex drive, poor erectile function, weight gain, and changes in mood. But in the long-term, low T also increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, metabolic syndrome, and early mortality. Low testosterone has also been associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, which goes against conventional wisdom. Low T is a serious problem.
If you want to optimize your health, maximize your overall performance, reduce your risk of disease, and live longer, you NEED optimal testosterone levels.
Your Body is a Symphony
Your body is an intricate system, like a symphony. And testosterone is the conductor. But if any of the other instruments don’t work properly, the symphony doesn’t sound right.
In your body, all of your systems need to work together in harmony to reach optimal function. This means optimizing not just testosterone, but other hormones as well, including estrogen – which is needed in men more than you might realize. We also need to look at cortisol levels (your stress hormone), thyroid function, melatonin, and growth hormone.
This also means optimizing nutrition, sleep, supplementation and detox pathways. Regular exercise is critical as well, and one of the keys to longevity.
A whole body, systems-based approach is required. This cutting-edge approach provides men the precise tools and information they need to optimize not just their hormones, but their entire life.
Epigenetics and DNA Testing
Your DNA is the foundation of your health and well-being. But although your genetic code is fixed, the outcomes are not. Epigenetics is the science of how we can strategically leverage your lifestyle to alter the expression of your genes to optimize your health.
Direct to consumer genetic reports like 23andme and AncestryDNA have become the latest hot trend. They’re spreading awareness about the integral role genetics can play in our everyday health and wellness. These DNA reports even provide “health” recommendations.
But these tests are greatly flawed. They’re based on the incorrect assumption that one gene equals one outcome. It’s much more complex than that! The reports don’t account for epigenetics – how our lifestyle greatly affects outcome. And most importantly, without personalized interpretation and application, the genetic data is actually meaningless – almost like the flip of a coin!
Dr. Tracy Gapin helps men interpret and APPLY their genetic data to optimize their testosterone levels and overall health. Based on their personalized genetic blueprint, he provides a customized strategy for men to get their edge back and reach their full potential.
Through cutting-edge precision medicine, Dr. Gapin combines personalized genetics, epigenetic science, state-of-the art technology and hormone optimization.
Healthcare is rapidly changing. The paradigm is shifting. The current disease model, focused on treating disease and symptoms is failing. We need to shift to a high-performance model, centered around optimizing the individual to reach their limitless potential. This is precision medicine, the future of healthcare.
June is an opportunity to take control of your health and reach your full potential.
How are you going to celebrate men’s health month? By doing more of the same? Or understanding how to leverage your genetic blueprint to optimize your testosterone level, health, and longevity.
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