Daytime Doc: Low Dose Naltrexone
We are back at Performance Medicine in Johnson City talking about a new take on an old medicine. We are with our daytime doc, Dr. Tom Rogers.
Naltrexone is a medicine that has been used for about 50 years to block receptors for opiates like heroine and oxycodone.
We use this to block the pain in your body and to produce natural endorphins. We use this for patients with fibromyalgia, MS and arthritis.
We recommend you take low dose Naltrexone at night. This is because your body produces more endorphins during the night and growth hormones than during the day. You cannot take it if you are on narcotics.
Performance Medicine Daytime Doc: Dr. Rogers talks about "Leaky Gut"
A lot of people have never heard of this condition called Leaky Gut. We are here with our Daytime Doc, Dr. Rogers.
Laky Gut is not really a medical term it's really sometime integrative medicine has come to recognize. It is not a disease, it is a symptom and a condition. As you know, eating your food is how you get your nutrition. When food goes from your stomach to your small intestines. In your small intestine, there is a one cell lining. So what gets across that cell is very important.
Daytime Doc: Dr. Rogers talks about Men's Health
Is just being a man a disease? Some people say yes. I don't think it's really a disease but it is a risk factor for bad health.
Studies show that 70% of men care more about their cars than they do their health. A man's lifespan is typically 7 years younger than a woman.
Some big topics on men's health include: More men smoke than women, they are more obese and don't get regular check ups like women do. The first step is to come in to your doctor and get your testosterone levels checked, get a general physical examination, look at your weight and look at your abdominal fat.