Monday, January 26, 2015

Positive Effects of Bio-Identical Testosterone in Men and Women

BioTE bio-identical hormone replacement pellets for men and women are changing people's lives everyday. Not only do they feel better and look better, they are actually experiencing benefits they can't even see or feel! Proven safe and efficacious! Check out a few of the benefits below and give us a call to schedule your consult with Dr. Trussell.......501-228-6237


  • improved erectile ability
  • prostate protection (NO increased risk of prostate cancer)
  • cardiovascular protection against heart attack and stroke
  • lower total cholesterol, increased HDL (good cholesterol)
  • increased energy
  • feeling of overall well-being
  • reduced body fat
  • increased muscle mass
  • reduced anxiety and irritability
  • cognitive clarity (decreases the mental fog)

  • enhanced libido
  • heart protection
  • lower total cholesterol, increased HDL (the good cholesterol)
  • increased energy
  • improved sleep
  • overall feeling of well being
  • reduced body fat
  • stronger bones and muscles
  • relief from depression
  • reduced "brain fog"

Why continue to feel bad? Don't you want more quality time with family and friends? We all want to feel better and look better. BioTE bio-identical pellets usually need to be replaced about every 4-6 months depending on your activity level. It's quick, painless and convenient. Many insurances will actually reimburse you part of the cost. I have been pelleted three times myself as well as the office staff and family members. I notice I sleep so much better and I don't need Ambien anymore. The biggest benefit I notice now is rapid muscle recovery after my marathons and half marathons. Call today and schedule your consult.....501-228-6237

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Instantly Ageless Eye at Sei Bella

Tired of dark circles and bags under your eyes? Then you need Instantly Ageless Eye! 
This temporary improvement lasts up to 8 hours. A box of Instantly Ageless Eye contains 25 tubes which contain one to two applications each. You will wash your face, apply moisturizer and then tap on a tiny amount under the eye and wait to look refreshed and renewed. Gone are the comments about how tired you look. Watch the video of our office manager below the first time she used it!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Why Belly Fat is Dangerous

Most fat in the body is a type called "subcutaneous fat", which means that it lies just under the skin. I frequently hear it referred to as "cellulite", "hail damage", "dimpling", and "cauliflower"! Medical research suggests that this type of fat is relatively harmless. Although, we hate how it looks!

However, the fat that is felt to be dangerous is called visceral fat. It is deep inside the abdomen and surrounds the intestines and other internal organs. This is the type of fat that causes insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, and heart failure.

The reason visceral fat is so harmful is that it releases chemicals called cytokines, chemokines and adipokines that cause inflammation throughout the body. I'm not talking about the inflammation we can see and feel when we have a urinary tract infection, skin infection or flare of arthritis. This is a slow, smoldering inflammation that we aren't even aware of.

We often use BMI to determine whether someone is at a healthy weight. There have been ongoing heated debates for years about using BMI as a measure of health, especially in children. Some people who are of a normal weight can still have high amounts of visceral fat. When you have a high amount of dangerous visceral fat, your C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is usually elevated. hsCRP is an indicator of inflammation. This is just one of the many tests we perform with the Berkeley Advanced Lipid and Genetic Testing Labs. Knowing your genetics and other risk factors are equally, if not more important, that maintaining a normal weight.

In 2005 there were about 23 million Americans with diabetes. Today more than 26 million have diabetes. Although with Type II diabetes there is a genetic component that predisposes you to developing diabetes, the main culprit is what you eat. Foods and drinks with excessive amounts of refined carbohydrates, polyunsaturated fats, and refined sugar- especially high fructose corn syrup- are particularly bad. This includes sodas, cookies, donuts, other processed foods, corn oil, safflower, sunflower, peanut, soybean and canola oils. Diets that contain a lot of red meat are also harmful.

Cooking with extra virgin olive oil is very good, though. It is a saturated fat that reduces inflammation. Sprinkling the extra virgin olive oil with turmeric adds even more anti-inflammatory power. However, the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods include cruciferous vegetables  such as cauliflower, Brusels sprouts, kale and broccoli. They should be eaten raw or steamed, and putting them in a blender and drinking them as a smoothie is even better. Include fruits in your diet as well. 

So what's the moral of this story (blog)? YES....weight loss is important. Losing the deep fat is most important. Find out what your risk factors for heart attack, stroke and diabetes are with the Berkeley genetic and advanced lipid testing, then adjust your diet and medications accordingly based on recommendations from Dr. Trussell or your healthcare provider.  EVERYONE, though, needs to make some diet changes like those listed above. Call today for your appointment.....501-228-6237

Friday, January 2, 2015

Menopause and Heart Health

1 in 7 PREmenopausal women die of heart disease. For POSTmenopausal women that number rises to 1 in 3!

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death of American women, killing more than a third of them.
  • More than 200,000 women die each year from heart attacks, FIVE times as many women as die from breast cancer.
  • 35.3% of deaths of American women over the age of 20, or more than 432,000, are caused by cardiovascular disease each year.
  • More than 159,000 women die each year from congestive heart failure, accounting for 56.3% of all heart failure deaths.
Besides the benefits listed above that testosterone provides to women, testosterone also has the benefit of protecting you from cardiovascular disease. A clinical study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology showed that low testosterone levels in women were associated with severe internal carotid artery atherosclerosis (this is the artery that supplies the majority of blood to the brain). It also showed that higher testosterone levels in women served as a protective role against atherosclerosis in the internal carotid artery. Blockage of the internal carotid artery leads to strokes.

Blood cholesterol often changes within 6 months of onset of menopause. The risk of high blood pressure triples with menopause. And both of these lead to heart disease. Hormone therapy helps prevents cardiovascular disease and is most beneficial if started early. But you can benefit from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy regardless of your age. 

So why choose BioTE?
  • It is bio-identical, therefore it has cardiovascular benefits but does NOT increase your risk of cancer
  • It is convenient...pellets only need to be replaced 2-3 times a year in most people.
  • The BioTE comprehensive lab also evaluates thyroid, B12, Vit D, and a full metabolic profile.
  • Labs are interpreted by a physician (Dr. Trussell).
  • The exact dose of hormone is calculated for you based on your labs and your symptoms.
  • BioTE is usually reimbursed to some extent by insurance companies.
  • The BioTE company offers financing for those who need it.
  • BioTE uses the most stringent quality assurance for bioavailability and sterility.
  • It has been widely studied and proven to be safe and effective.

Do yourself a favor in 2015! Resolve to become more healthy AND feel better by preventing heart disease and stroke (not just with exercise and diet but also with balancing your hormones); stop hot flashes and night sweats; protect yourself against osteoporosis and loss of muscle mass; preserve (or regain) your libido and energy levels; enhance your sleep and decrease or eliminate postmenopausal depression; and decrease body fat. Call for your appointment with Dr. Trussell today! 501-228-6237

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