This article was published under the title “The Hormone Shuffle” in the 2023 July August issue of Cityview Magazine.
We blame and credit hormones for major life changes—and for some questionable decisions, and usually regard them with hopelessness: it’s the hormones driving us! However, studies in endocrinology and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) showed that we can control and adjust hormones to improve quality of life. And while HRT is not recommended lightly or widely used as an anti-aging tool, the practice has well-documented merits for both men and women.
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Published in the 2023 March/April issue of Cityview Magazine, the premier lifestyle publication for Knoxville, TN and surrounding area, this article is the first in a series on the topic of aging well. Aging is inevitable. However, there are numerous options for making healthier choices, in addition to products and medical procedures to help us live well regardless of our age.
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On a typical Wednesday morning, the Voula, Athens farmers market—agora—is alive and hopping. Shiny black olives, brilliant yellow lemons, red tomatoes, green beans, and multi-colored bell peppers are patiently waiting in their baskets for buyers to take them home. The weather is warm and the food is deliciously fresh. But you don’t have to travel to Greece to enjoy the goodness of the Mediterranean diet—you can make it happen in your own back yard!
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Hot cocoa and coffee deliver more than warmth and cozy comfort: they provide powerful antioxidants, give you energy, make you smarter, and put you in a good mood. So drink up!
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