Let’s now talk about a hormone which is more and more used, especially in the USA, in anti-aging therapy. It is the human growth hormone (hGH, or simply GH). As for its chemical structure, basically it is a protein (that is, a chain of amino acids). Therefore, it has nothing to do with steroids. GH
A 2003 editorial published in the “British Medical Journal” contained the following comment: “It is by now common for a general practitioner to deal with patients whose symptoms are not related to a specific organic cause or to a well-defined disease, but they seem rather to depend on chronic inflammation of unknown origin”. One of
Estrogens are steroid hormones which derive from cholesterol. Together with progesterone, they are the main female hormones. They promote women’s secondary sex characteristics. Actually, they are also present in man, even if in a much reduced amount, since the biochemical process leading to the synthesis of estrogens goes through transitional stages represented by masculine hormones
New Parma / may-june 2010 We all know that a healthy diet slows down the ageing process, above all if it includes healthy food rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, essential fatty acids, fibres and food which is relatively low in calories coming from saturated fats and simple sugars. Yet, not everybody knows that food
New Parma / The medicine Anti-aging medicine is fundamentally a type of budget based on the modifications of the style of life. The most important concern food, use of supplements, exercise and manage stress. These measures are essential to counteract the deficits that inexorably hormonal take place over the years, which result in organ damage.
NEW PARMA – may/june 2011 How to choose the right doctor? Doctor Massimo Spattini is the second Italian doctor who has achieved the certification in A4M Anti-aging Medicine in the United States. He explains to us what we should know. Massimo Spattini is the second doctor in Italy (together with Doctor Filippo Ongaro, NASA advisor
New Parma / december 2011 Anti-ageing medicine is basically preventive medicine based on the changes in our lifestyle. The most important changes are about nutrition, the use of integrators, physical exercise and stress management. These hints are fundamental to fight hormonal deficit which inevitably occur in years and which lead to damages in our organs.
New Parma “Ageing is not a mere physiological process: it is a form of art and only by cultivating it we will make a powerful and memorable “aesthetic structure” out of our old age. What happens in our body is imprisoned in the idea that the mind has of the body itself”. (J Hillman) Changes
NEW PARMA – september/october 2010 About half the population over sixty suffers from obesity. Yet, obesity is increasing in young people as well. Almost 7 million patients in Italy suffer from central or abdominal obesity. The so-called paunch affects 20% of our population. It is not just an aesthetic problem, since abdominal fat is the