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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy: Natural Therapy for a Natural You

Even though it may seem like science is the way to fix everything, there have been many studies which prove that a natural (or even close to natural!) remedy is the better choice, providing better results and posing less threats in terms of side effects.

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Bioidentical hormone therapy is a step toward this natural goal. More commonly known as natural hormone therapy, this helps you stay healthy by using artificial hormones that are completely identical on a molecular level to the endogenous hormones in your body. Because they are essentially the same as your natural hormones, this is where they get the name “natural hormone therapy,” although as they are not completely natural, “bioidentical” is more accurate.

The Miracles of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical hormone therapy actually has many different uses. What is does is determine the hormone level in your body and therefore figures out any anomalies present in the body. These hormone levels are later fixed by the therapy in order to give you the same youthful strength and energy that you once had. It basically revitalizes your body and youth through the use of close-to-natural remedies.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Ideal for You?
The people who benefit the most from bioidentical hormone therapy are those suffering from common issues like difficultly losing weight or stubborn belly fat. It can also help those who have annoying joint pain or insomnia. If you have hectic routine and suffer from low energy or stamina, difficulty focusing, or short-term memory loss, bioidentical hormone therapy can actually do some real wonders. Men and women suffering from thinning hair have also reported improvement after using this therapy. Other possible uses include:

  • Low libido
  • Increased cellulite level
  • Minimizing the aches and pains of aging.

Even though some people doubt the actual power of bioidentical hormone therapy, there is no obvious or substantial damage. So have a little faith in natural remedies and your own body. Come into the Thin Centers of Maryland and try out bioidentical hormone therapy today!

Posted on December 15th, 2014


 

Age Management

Youth denotes beauty and strength, but considering yourself unable to maintain beauty, only because you are growing older, is a narrow approach. Aging is unavoidable and certain, but learning how to manage this aging can ensure a lasting, youthful appearance.

This practice, known as age management, helps patients to successfully manage the affects of growing older. Instead of treating aging as a dilemma, Dr. Capassos and staff at Thin Centers MD help patients manage aging effectively, lessening age as a root cause for bodily ailments and malfunctions.

Age Management is NOT about stopping growing older

The philosophy behind this new area of medicine is to manage, rather than seek to reverse, the negative affects of aging, such as fatigue, reduced physical activity, and weakening of the bones. This is accomplished through changes in lifestyle, nutrition and daily routine.

Age Management – Women

Women are the most conscious group of the symptoms of aging, such as wrinkles. Our program for female age management addresses many issues pertaining specifically to women, including menopause and hormonal imbalances.

Age Management – Men

Men’s aging is also accompanied by a number of symptoms, such as blood pressure issues, congenital disorders, and hormonal imbalances. Male age management helps alleviate these affects.

For both men and women, patients are advised to maintain physical activity in their daily routine and a balanced nutrition.

Posted on November 15th, 2014


 

Find Your Most Beautiful Skin Ever with Clarisonic

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Is your regular skin care routine leaving your skin looking dull and making you feel less vibrant than it should? Did you know that there is a simple device on the market that is perfect for cleaning your skin at its deepest levels – revealing beautiful clean and healthy skin with every wash?

Clarisonic is an innovative skincare brush that works to gently cleanse your face and improve the natural elasticity of your skin. By using sonic frequency, moving more than 300 times per second, it causes your skin to flex, removing dirt and oil from deep within your pores. A Clarisonic brush may look intimidating but is actually quite comfortable to use and has many great benefits.

The benefits of Clarisonic include:

  • Six times more effective than washing with your hands alone.
  • Opens your pores after treatment, allowing your skin to better absorb skin care products after cleansing.
  • Improves your skin’s natural elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Eliminates, oil, dry patches and blemishes.
  • Smoother skin.

Clarisonic will leave your skin looking and feeling so beautiful that you will want to use it every day as part of your regular routine. If you’re ready to try a new kind of at-home skin care contact Dr. Anthony Capasso today about how to purchase and use a Clarisonic.

Posted on October 30th, 2014


 

Grow Your Lashes with Latisse

Have you spent countless dollars on volumizing mascara or even false lashes for temporary results? Do your lackluster eyelashes have you wishing for fuller, darker lashes that last? Many of our patients come to us seeking permanent solutions for their cosmetic concerns – including their eyelashes. The good news is that there is a product on the market now that can offer exactly what you are looking for.

fgdhdLatisse is a safe and effective way to dramatically improve the volume and number of your eyelashes. Latisse is a prescription medication that helps your lashes grow fuller, longer and thicker than ever before.

Latisse is a very easy product to use. Similar to mascara, all you have to do is apply it topically to the surface of your lashes, every day. However unlike mascara, Latisse is not a black, dyed product. However over time it will work better than any mascara you’ve tried! Every day you will notice an improvement to the volume of your lashes, with full results seen after about 4 months of treatment.

Soon after treatment, your lashes will begin to grow longer than ever. Secondly, they will begin to grow thicker and fuller and eventually even darker. Your lashes will be naturally more beautiful, without mascara or false lashes.

Latisse is the most effective ways to create beautiful, full lashes that last. Don’t continue wasting money on false lashes or special mascaras, ask Dr. Capasso about treatment with Latisse today.

Posted on October 15th, 2014


 

Learn More About the HCG Diet

The HCG diet has been changing the lives of patients for over half a century. Pioneered in the 1950’s the HCG diet involves self-injection of HCG – a substance that helps the body burn fat and lose weight. HCG is a hormone that is naturally created by the body during pregnancy and has been known to help non-pregnant patients lose up to a pound a day when it is paired with a healthy, low-calorie diet.

HCG shots can only be managed by a licensed healthcare provider. If you are looking to raise your metabolism and change your body for good – contact Dr. Anthony Capasso to learn more today.

HCG has been associated with:

  • Increased energy without the nervousness of other diets and supplements.

  • Fat loss in stubborn areas including the hips and waist.

  • Improved sleep.

  • Improved moods.

The HCG diet has been proven successful in both male and female patients when paired with a 500 calorie a day diet. You should expect the treatment plan to last approximately 8 weeks.

Do not be intimidated by the low caloric intake of your HCG diet. You will still eat several meals a day that will contain protein, fruits and vegetables as well as bread. Plus, you can drink as much water or coffee and tea as you’d like.

The HCG diet is the most safe and effective when managed by a licensed and trained physician. Contact Dr. Anthony Capasso today to learn if you are a candidate for the HCG diet.

Posted on September 15th, 2014


 

How Our Process Works

If you are looking to lose weight effectively, and in a medically responsible way our services may be just what you are looking for. Thin Centers MD has a team of professionals that are highly training and committed to help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals appropriately.

When you visit our office for treatment, we listen carefully to your personal weight loss and lifestyle goals. Are there activities that you are no longer able to enjoy due to your weight? Perhaps you have a particular size in mind? Or maybe you’d just like to feel healthy and more energetic no matter what the scale says.

No matter what has brought you into Thin Centers MD we are here to help with a completely customized, medically sound weight loss plan. During your first visit you should plan to bring all of your known health information along with you. Weight loss may not seem to be a medical procedure, but the thorough techniques used by our professionals can often be affected by other health conditions such as allergies or other medications you are taking for seemingly unrelated conditions.

Additionally, prior to beginning your treatment we will conduct a full round of testing of your blood, lipids and even your body composition. This will allow us to create a custom program that you won’t find anywhere else, and to see impressive results.

If you’re ready to take the first steps towards a leaner, healthier you, contact Thin Centers MD today for your initial consultation.

Posted on August 30th, 2014


 

Hormone Therapy in Female Patients

Hormone therapy can be an incredibly effective and safe supplemental treatment for those patients seeking to lose weight, feel younger and more vibrant, or just to improve their overall health.

For female patients, hormone therapy can be especially important. When women are treated with estrogen for other health conditions, it has been known to cause uterine bleeding. Additionally, estrogen can also cause cysts or pain in the breast tissue or increase the risk of breast cancer.

In order to counteract and treat these higher levels of estrogen it is important to consider hormone therapy. One of our popular treatments includes testosterone implants.

This treatment can help relieve hot flashes during menopause or other hormonal changes. Testosterone also increases bone density and muscle mass while decreasing fat. Used in conjunction with careful dieting and exercise, testosterone pellets can be an important element to improving your overall fitness and well-being.

If needed, our physicians could also prescribe estrogen as a cream or tablet to balance your hormones and treat conditions such as vaginal and urinary dryness, discomfort, urgency, frequency, hesitancy, and incontinence.

Progesterone may be used in addition to testosterone to help women who have difficulty with sleep, hot flashes, tension or anxiety.

Before any hormone therapy is administered, our office will conduct a complete hormone test and health evaluation. For more information contact our office today at 904-694-0992.

Posted on August 15th, 2014


 

The Awesome Antioxidant Curcumin

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“Getting Back to Awesome”

Dr. Anthony Capasso

If you haven’t heard about or tried the awesome antioxidant curcumin, you may want to give it a try. Curcumin is the natural pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow color. It was commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine as far back as 3000 BC. It was first studied in humans in 1937. Studies done in the 1940’s and 1970’s have shown to be beneficial on regulating blood sugar levels. It has recently come under the scientific spotlight with at least 3,000 studies so far investigating the numerous health benefits.  These studies have linked curcumin to the protection against various cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, heart failure, diabetes, and arthritis.

Curcumin and Muscles

A recent study from the Journal of International Society of Sports completed in Italy found that consuming 1 gram per day of a proprietary curcumin extract called Meriva improved muscle pain and soreness after a strenuous running exercise. The supplement was given 2 days before the run and continued for 1 day after the run. In addition, blood markers for inflammation tended to be lower in the Meriva group versus the non-Meriva group.

I have successfully seen some of my patients improve their joint pains and sore muscles with proper use of curcumin. I have found using 2-3 grams of a highly absorbable curcumin taken at night, along with consumption of healthy fats such as walnuts, has helped many of my patients overcome exercise-induced soreness and pain, ultimately allowing them to be more active.

Curcumin and Cholesterol

Abnormal lipids can be commonly found in obese patients.  Cholesterol or lipid panel is made up of bad cholesterol (LDL), good cholesterol (HDL), and triglycerides (BAD). Triglycerides are the amount of 3-carbon sugar fats in your blood.  They are commonly elevated in patients with diabetes or poor blood sugar control. Elevated levels can be problematic to your health as well as increasing inflammation within the body, which can potentially lead to many illnesses including heart attack and stroke.

According to studies performed in Iran and England, the consumption of 1 gram per day for thirty days of curcumin (Curcuplex Cr) led to significant decreases in triglyceride levels in obese patients. Results showed that curcumin supplementation reduced triglyceride levels by 10-13%. No other changes in lipids or body fat were seen in that study. The researchers think the triglyceride- lowering effect is related to curcumin’s insulin-sensitizing effect and/or its anti-inflammatory effect on adipose cells.

In addition to fish oils, I will often suggest adding 1 gram of curcumin with a meal to help lower my patient’s triglycerides, especially if they are diabetic.

Is all Curcumin the same?

No. Naturally-found curcumin doesn’t get absorbed very well. Studies have shown that doses of curcumin in up to 12 grams per day have shown little  to no curcumin in the bloodstream. It seems to be absorbed better when it’s consumed with a fatty meal. A number of delivery forms have been developed to assist with absorption, including nanocrystals and gels, emulsions, and liposomes.  One method to increase curcumin absorption is to take it with an extract of black pepper called piperine. Another good means in which to improve absorption utilization is phytosome technology. It combines phosphatidylcholine with the curcuminoids in curcumin, resulting in a compound that is very well absorbed (29x better). Therefore, curcumin needs to be in specific forms to achieve optimal absorption and benefit. It is best to use pharmaceutical -grade supplements because of their purity and enhanced abortion formulations that are available. My two favorite are Curcuplex CR (Xymogen) and Meriva (Thorne) because of the aforementioned qualities.

Because of the regulatory environment in which we live, dietary supplements cannot claim to prevent, mitigate cure, or treat any disease. However, in Canada the Natural Health Product Directorate (NHPD) authorizes Meriva to bear the claim “helps relieve joint inflammation and associated symptoms such as joint pain when used in conjunction with conventional treatment. Provides antioxidants for maintenance of good health.”

I hope you enjoyed this blog.

Call now at 904-694-0992 for more information about Curcuplex CR or Meriva . Any of our supplements can be ordered online. Go to: www.letsgothin.com

Dr. Anthony Capasso

“Getting Back to Awesome”

 

The posts on this blog are not intended to suggest or recommend the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease, nor to substitute for medical evaluation and or  treatment, nor to be an alternative to medical advice. The use of the suggestions and recommendations on this blog post is at the choice and risk of the reader.

Posted on July 31st, 2014


 

What Can Facial Rejuvenation Do for Your Skin?

With today’s medical advances and available product lines there is absolutely no reason to look older than you really are or older than you feel. Age is truly just a number when you visit Thin Centers MD. Let Dr. Capasso evaluate your skin and recommend the right course of treatment for achieving your most beautiful skin ever.

Specifically, Thin Centers MD specializes in a number of facial rejuvenation products and procedures perfect for improving your appearance. Reveal your true, vibrant skin today.

  • HydraFacial: uses LED light therapy to enhance the benefits of your facial. The red light used during this treatment improves the appearance of your skin’s textures by adding firmness to your skin. A HydraFacial will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face as well as improve hyperpigmentation and other signs of aging. Other lighting options are available during your treatment, making this procedure helpful for patients with sensitive skin as well.

  • VenusFreeze: VenusFreeze is an anti-aging treatment that is specially designed to compliment your facial treatment at Thin Centers MD. VenusFreeze works to plump and tighten your skin by using radio-frequency and heat. VenusFreeze also rebuilds collagen below the surface of the skin making your face appear brighter, more supple and youthful.

  • Purigenex Collagen Facial: This facial treatment reduces the signs of aging by erasing fine lines and drawing toxins out of your skin with a cold collagen mask.

  • Obagi Blue Peel Radiance: Based with salicylic acid, this skin peel provides gentle results. However, rest assured that you will see results after just one visit. This peel exfoliates your damaged skin, revealing the radiant, glowing skin beneath the surface.

No matter what you believe your unique skin needs to be, Thin Centers MD has a facial rejuvenation product that is perfect for creating your most beautiful skin ever. If you’re unsure which product is right for you, contact us today to schedule your first consultation and appointment.

Posted on July 31st, 2014


 

Reduce Inches from Your Waistline with the Zerona Laser

Have you been dieting and exercising but still have stubborn, visible fat deposits? For those patients that have tried and tried to eliminate fat in key areas with limited success, but perhaps are not ready for surgical fat removal, Thin Centers MD has the perfect laser solution for you.

The ZERONA Laser safely and effectively removes fat from stubborn areas of the body – all without surgery. Avoiding surgery also avoids, time, expense, potential complications, and patient downtime. Get back to work quickly – and your co-workers will never know that you’ve had help with your problem areas.

The ZERONA Laser is perfect for those patients who need help tightening a post-pregnancy tummy or reducing the volume of love-handles. ZERONA is proven to eliminate inches from these areas, quickly and safely. Full results should reveal themselves within two weeks of receiving treatment.

ZERONA is approved by the FDA and uses a laser to dissolve your fat cells below the surface of the skin. No needles, no surgery. Most of our patients report that treatment with the ZERONA laser is completely pain free and comfortable, in fact the laser is completely cool on the surface of your skin.

Your session will take less than one hour, however we do recommend multiple sessions for optimal results. Many patients choose 6 treatment sessions spaced out over two weeks.

Stop fighting or covering up your stubborn fat deposits. Show off a beautiful new waistline with the ZERONA laser. Contact Thin Centers MD for your initial consultation today and learn if ZERONA is the solution for you.

Posted on July 15th, 2014


 

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