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As a man ages, a slow decline takes root that, day to day, is imperceptible. Sometime around age 30, levels of the male hormone testosterone begin to drop each year. One morning he looks in the mirror and sees someone who he doesnt recognize. Hes tired-looking, lacks motivation, his belly is sagging over his belt, his mind is foggy and maybe even his sex drive has evaporated. What happened? "Oh, youre just getting older," people tell him - even his doctor!
Endocrinologist Florence Comite, MD, doesnt believe we should accept aging as is. She believes any man can restore his body, mind, and energy; prevent disease; and feel strong, confident, and in control once again.
Keep It Up will show you how to quantify your own health and then make key changes that will reduce your belly fat and risk of diabetes, revitalize your sex drive and strengthen your erections, and give you more muscle and greater mental agility. Because testosterone affects all of the above aspects of a mans vitality, Dr. Comite shows readers how the cutting edge science of hormone optimization is an effective way to prevent the disorders of aging.
"Testosterone optimization can absolutely change a mans life," Dr. Comite says. It can reduce fat, build lean muscle and reverse disease but the most important benefit, she says, "is the feeling of being ‘recharged—feeling more focused, more vigorous, more masculine, more alive."
Key chapters in Keep It Up include:
- The Metabolic Tests
- The Hormone Tests
- The Sleep and Stress Connection
- Great Sex, Your Second Act
- Building a High-Performance Body
- The Truth about Hormone Therapies
- Advanced Diagnostics
- The Future of Medicine, Today
Men as young as thirty and forty often experience andropause, aslowing down of metabolism that is similar to menopause in women, but in men it seems to be complicated by lifestyle changes. Comiteoffers this summary of considerable research conducted after the men had noted problems with fatigue and other conditions at a relativelyyoung age, which led to her conclusion that staying relatively young required conscious effort before women. An endocrinologist in privatepractice, Comite here examines increasing health scans at younger ages, conducting metabolic and hormone tests, monitoring sleep andstress and taking aggressive corrective action, bracing for supplements, and the high profile of medicine in men's lives today.Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
As a man ages, a slow decline takes root that, day-to-day, is imperceptible. Suddenly he looks in the
mirror and sees fat around his middle. His energy is down, his mind is dull, and his libido has evaporated. What happened? “Oh, youre just getting older, get used to it,” people tell him—even his doctor!
Dr. Florence Comite says any man can manage and reverse the aging process to optimize his health—
and The Power of Your Prime shows how. Dr. Comite tells readers everything she knows about how they can get back what theyve lost, restore vitality and health, prevent (and even reverse) disease, and feel better than they ever have before. Readers will learn how to: • raise testosterone, rebuild muscle, and improve athletic performance even as they age
• cut through the static about “controversial” anti-aging hormone therapies such as
testosterone, human growth hormone, and HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)
• adopt a simple eating plan that emphasizes optimal fuel for raising testosterone, firing up
metabolism, and boosting their immune system
“Men in their 40s and 50s arent feeling right,” says New York endocrinologist Florence Comite, MD. “Theyre foggy, like theyve lost their edge, yet mainstream medicine has no answers for them.”
Dr. Comites answer is to help men regain the vitality of their 20s today using a protocol of medical therapies that she says wont become mainstream for another 20 years. Comites futuristic approach is controversial, as a New York Times Magazine article on her practice described last year. But more physicians are beginning to accept the idea that midlife malaise has a real (and treatable) physiological basis known as andropause. In her sure-to-be talked about book, Dr. Comite argues that the proper response is to do a deep dive into a mans health history and biological makeup through special tests and then to tweak the his hormones through diet, exercise, key nutrients and medications. The goal: to return a man to the strength, mental clarity and sexual vitality he experienced in his 20s. Its a new science of maintaining youth that any man can tap with the help of his doctor to ensure a strong, healthy, and active second half of life.
About the Author
FLORENCE COMITE, MD, is one of the leading minds in age-management medicine. She is a graduate and faculty member of Yale Medical School and lives and practices in New York City.