07 Aug Podcast – Testosterone and its Anti-Aging Benefits
What anti-aging benefits can one expect with testosterone enhancement?
With testosterone enhancement, we can see increased energy and increased toning usually right out of the gate. When working out at the gym, muscles will improve with not only tone but with mass.
They will see skin changes for the benefit. We will also see increased sleep patterns, increased motivation, mood and libido.
These are some of the very important aspects that testosterone enhancement will help and create when we replace that naturally.
Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. John Salerno’s monthly podcast interview. You can click the video to listen to the podcast or simply read the easy to follow transcript below. Enjoy!
RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey coming to you from our studios in New York City where we are dedicated to bringing you top quality advice from many of the leading expert professionals across the U.S. In today’s episode, we are speaking with Dr. John Salerno, founder of the Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine in Manhattan on East 55nd Street between 5th and Madison Avenue. Lauded as an international pioneer in the field of anti-aging, Dr. Salerno’s techniques have been proven to slow the aging process and encourage a healthy and vitality-filled life for his patients through natural treatments.
Dr. Salerno is well known for his vitamin IVs, weight-loss treatments and chelation therapy. He is the author of two books, Fight Fat with Fat and Salerno Solutions, which are both available on his website, www.SalernoCenter.com.
Today we are going to talk about a very important topic:
Testosterone and its Anti-Aging Benefits
RC: Hello Dr. Salerno, how are you today?
Dr. John Salerno: Oh good, Liz. Thank you. How are you? Thanks for having me.
RC: Well, I’m doing great. Thanks for joining me and let’s get started.
Aging is a fact of life. What can we do to slow down the process?
Dr. John Salerno: Yes, that’s a great question. Clearly watching our diet from processed foods and sugars and bad carbohydrates. Organic foods whenever possible. Exercise is always critical, both aerobics and anaerobics, like weight lifting. Also optimizing our hormone levels are extremely important and our vitamin and antioxidant levels to slow the aging process.
How do hormones play a part in this?
Dr. John Salerno: Hormones are our body’s messengers, particularly for repair. When we optimize hormones, meaning we try to match hormone levels to those of when we were in our early 30’s -both men and women, we will allow for more repair. We will allow for less potential issues with the diseases that are associated with chronic aging. This is why hormones and optimization of these are becoming such a big and hot topic today.
Is hormone enhancement an option for most people?
Dr. John Salerno: Yes, it is. In fact, we even have 20-year-olds that have very low or deficient hormone production, particularly testosterone in young men and female hormones like progesterone in women. We will always look at that and replace hormones whenever we don’t see optimized levels.
What products do you recommend for testosterone replacement?
Dr. John Salerno: We often look at the adrenal hormone called DHEA. If that is low, we will replace DHEA, particularly in women and men where it will convert to testosterone. If testosterone is too low and DHEA is not converting, then we will actually go to the real thing, bioidentical testosterone, when we need to. We can also use herbal supplements like tribulus and now we can also use zinc, for example, in a lot of products that will help enhance our own production of testosterone. We will look at these levels, like for example zinc, and see and make sure that the zinc levels are optimized in our patients before we actually recommend them but there are some supplements that will enhance and raise our own testosterone production.
Please describe the changes that one may see with hormone enhancement and how long should it take to see the changes?
Dr. John Salerno: Generally, we see changes with hormone replacements within the first month or two, or to fully optimize, we generally tell our patients three to six months. We’ll see changes with toning in men and women, increased libido, increased motivation, energy, mood. A lot of times, we will see nice changes in skin color and skin tone, so there are a lot of very nice and fairly rapid improvements that we see in our patients that optimize their hormones.
RC: Thank you, Dr. Salerno. We know you’re extremely busy. I just want to thank you for your time and help today.
Dr. John Salerno: Liz, thank you so much.
RC: For our listeners across the country, if you are interested in speaking with the doctor, please visit www.salernocenter.com or call 866-582-7454 to schedule an appointment. On behalf of our team, we want to thank you for listening, and we look forward to bringing you more top quality content from our country’s leading experts.