Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Mark Gunderson’


5 Men’s Health Myths

Sure we’ve heard a tale or two about health, from the surprises to the downright odd, we are here to debunk some common men’s health myths! Men can't get breast cancer The sad truth is, men CAN in fact get breast cancer. It affects about 1 in 100 men. Wearing a hat or blow drying your hair causes baldness Men lose their hair for genetic reasons or other serious changes. Hats and blow dryers have nothing to do with it! Muscle mass loss is inevitable ...


The Best Green Foods for Your Health

Here’s a list of the most beneficial green foods you should try to incorporate into your diet for optimal health! Avocados Avocados do contain a lot of fat (about 23 grams in a medium-sized fruit), but it's the cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated kind that nutrition experts love. Avocados also contain lutein, an antioxidant that protects eye health, and they're rich in vitamin E. Research shows that people who get the most vitamin E from their diet (not supplements) have a lower risk of Alzheimer's ...


HCG Friendly: Crock Pot Chicken

In the cold winter months, it's nice to come home to a warm, fragrant meal! However, during the HCG program, it's imporant to stay true do your prescribed diet. We love this recipe for HCG Friendly Crock Pot Chicken (via) Crock Pot Chicken               Makes several servings. You'll need: 2-3 servings of chicken 1 T Oregano 2 cans if HUNTS tomatoes with oregano and basil (or substitute) 1 C celery chopped 2 Med onions ...


New Years Resolutions for Every Age

It's that time of year to really start thinking about what your goals and plans are. Unsure of what to do for 2016? Consider these helpful resolutions, for any age!   In your 30’s 1) Turn off technology and tune in to each other. Engage in more face-to-face time. Good relationships can contribute to a ‘good life’. 2) De-stress. Identify one source of stress for you. ...


Side Effects of Testosterone Loss in Men

Testosterone affects a wide variety of functions in the body, which means a decrease in levels can bring about a multitude of changes, both physical and emotional. Here's a few of the most common side effects of low testosterone. For more specific information about hormone loss in men, and to see what options are available, we recommend scheduling a visit with The Age Management Institute's premier aging physician, Dr. Mark Gunderson. Sexual Function One of the biggest worries faced by ...


Breathe, Sip, Relax… Three tips to De-stress

Life can get a little hectic, and stressful situations seem like they always have the worst timing. Stress comes along with aging. Aging comes along with stress. It happens to all of us, but it’s important to consider that stress can affect the aging process as well as overall health. Keeping stress to a minimum will reduce the aging process and will help you age gracefully. Here are three tips to keep calm. Yoga, walking, and other slow paced exercise will do ...


3 Health Concerns You’re Too Embarrassed to Bring Up

We found this great article in Men's Health and wanted to share! If you have any similar questions, Dr. Gunderson is prepared to give you the best medical advice possible. Article via   The average doctor’s visit lasts 19 minutes. And in that time—with someone you see about once a year—you’re expected to disclose personal details about your privates? We know it can be embarrassing. But it could save your sex life (or your life, period). Here are three below-the-belt concerns ...


Heart Health and Aging

With February as Heart Month, we wanted to share some key tips on how aging and heart health go hand in hand! While natural changes take place in the heart as a result of aging, the plan for healthy aging and good heart health remain the same. Eating healthy and staying active. Natural changes as the heart ages: Your heart may get smaller. The number of heart muscle cells decreases with age and some degenerate. As a result, your heart may become weaker and ...


How to stay as active as possible

All of us are guilty of being lazy every once in awhile; it seems to be tied into human nature somehow. When we are trying to lose weight, being lazy is the worst thing you can do. However, there are some easy tips to help lessen our lazy tendencies: For example, when you park your car (ladies, only do this during the day to keep you safer) park further away from the entrances of where you are going. This forces you ...