EGAN Wellness Holiday Discounts, Coupons Now Available!
EGAN Wellness and Anti-Aging Clinic, Skin Care and Med Spa would like to thank our patients and customers for entrusting us to participate in your care, be it wellness, overall health, hormone therapy, nutrition, skin care or cosmetic.
As a special gift to you, from now until December 16, all patients and customers who purchase skin care products and nutritional supplements in-store or by phone will receive a 15% discount (must mention this ad to receive discount). Act quickly, this promotion is valid for two days only!
Save 15% on all skin care products and supplements purchased in-store or by phone from December 16-18!
Also, all purchases made through our storefront on Bonanza will be eligible for a 10% discount from now through the end of the year.
Please use coupon code EGAN 10 to activate this coupon.
Nearly all supplements available in-store can be purchased through the Bonanza storefront. The HGH Spray must is only available in-store or by phone. We apologize for this inconvenience.
All other supplements from Designs For Health and Metagenics can be purchased directly through our online storefront specifically catered to their full catalog of prices. Please visit the supplements page and click the logo of the supplement manufacturer whose catalog you’d like to shop and you’ll instantly have access to every product they make, including those not available in-store.
Supplements may now bepurchased online. In addition to all of the supplement offered in–store and by phone, customers can now access the full catalog of products by our pharmacy-grade supplement manufacturers. Please see our supplements page for complete details.
Apallo Cane / Giddy-Up Stick Now Available at EGAN Wellness
The Apallo Cane by Palo Medical is now available for purchase through the EGAN Wellness Clinic’s online storefront. Please visit the product page for full details about this adjustable, dual-handled, 2-in-1 walking cane plus standing aid plus LED Flashlight.
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Price = $49.80 + Free U.S. Domestic Priority Shipping
The cane is designed for anyone who experiences difficulty standing up from a seated position and can also be used as a traditional walking cane to provide support while walking. It is made of lightweight, yet highly durable aluminum, and has a weight capacity of up to 500 pounds.
Quoting from the manufacturer:
The first of its kind, the aPallo cane is a portable sit-to-stand device that doubles as a walking cane. The patented pivoting lower handle provides improved leverage for the user to rise and sit down safely. Anyone who currently uses a cane can benefit from using the aPallo cane.
The aPallo cane helps people stand up or sit down who have:
Hip or Knee Arthritis
Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery
Low Back Pain
Lower Extremity Weakness
Designed and engineered by a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon.
Portable Sit- to- stand cane.
Built-in twist on LED Light.
Shock absorbing , ergonomic handles for increased comfort.
Hidden Storage space inside of each handle.
Lanyard included to hang cane from hook or chair.
Durable aircraft aluminum and weighs just over a pound.
Adjustable from 31 inches to 36 inches to fit the majority of users from 5’2 to 6’0.
Durable, non-skid rubber tip is made to help reduce slipping.
500 lb. weight capacity.
EGAN Wellness is offering free USPS Priority Mail shipping to customers located anywhere within the United States.
Here are some videos about the aPallo Cane, formerly known as the “Giddy-Up Stick” and/or “Getty-Up Stick”:
EGAN Wellness Clinic & Med Spa Father’s Day Specials (Baby Claude Picture Update)
We now have TA-65!
The Science of Telomerase Activation
Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect it, like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces They affect how cells age and are essential for maintaining cell integrity. Telomeres shorten over time due to aging and lifestyle factors (poor nutrition, psychological stress, lack of exercise, etc.) leaving the DNA that makes up our genes vulnerable to damage.
There are now more than 10,0000 published studies on telomeres. Telomeres act as a clock within our cells, representing their age and how well they function. As they shorten, they signal changes in gene expression, changing the cells phenotype to that of an older cell. When enough telomeres become critically short the cell may become senescent or die. Senescent cells can crowd out healthy ones and damage neighboring cells and tissues.
There is scientific evidence that telomeres can be lengthened. An enzyme called telomerase can slow, stop or even reverse the telomere shortening that happens as you age.
TA-65 is an all natural, plant-based compound that can activate the telomerase enzyme to help slow down and possibly reverse age and lifestyle-related telomere shortening. To learn more about Telomere Biology…. www.telomerescience.com
Don’t just take antibiotics when you get sick. Try Silver Sol Health Max Immune Support First!
Ionic silver is one of the most common forms of sliver liquid found in the supplement industry today. By helping to support the immune system, you may allow your body’s own natural defense system to work more efficiently at maintaining its natural and health state.
Health Max Immune Support – designed to be used daily as an immune support supplement. – 16 ox 10ppm solution $40.95
Vitamin D3 Supplements Effective in Treating Psoriasis
It has long been known among medical scientists that topical vitamin D therapy is a very effective treatment option for mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis. A quick search of reference materials and clinical trials reveals studies dating back as far as 1989¹ affirming the causal relationship between the application of topical vitamin D3 and a reduction of symptoms of plaque psoriasis in the patients studied.
A 1991 study² showed “significant improvement” in 68 of 83 patients exhibited of their psoriatic lesions with the topical application of vitamin D3.” 24 of 35 patients treated with oral vitamin D3 showed improvements, according to the same study.
More recently, a 2013 clinical review³ showed a correlation between low levels of serum vitamin D in this patient population associated with increased severity of disease involvement in psoriasis sufferers studied. The abstract of the review went on to say that “a review of the literature on oral vitamin D as a treatment for psoriasis reveals that this treatment is efficacious,” and “oral vitamin D improves psoriatic arthropathy.”
According to one scientific definition, psoriasis is “a common inflammatory and hyperproleferative skin disease characterized by infiltrated plaques of the skin and may involve nails, scalp and intertreginous areas.”
In the editorial opinion of the Vitamin D3 Blog, sufficient evidence exists to justify the use of both topical and oral vitamin D3 supplements for the treatment of mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis. These are available in multiple forms, but it is the opinion of this blog that with regard to D3 supplements, it is worth spending a couple of extra dollars to ensure top quality as vitamin D is one of the nutrients for which the effectiveness can vary relative to the quality of the manufacturing process and supplement ingredients.
Dosage should be determined by a physician, nurse practitioner or licensed nutritionist or other qualified healthcare or medical professional based upon the individual’s levels relative to his or her needs. Vitamin D tests are relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain at most medical labs that service the public. Ask your doctor if unsure of where to obtain a vitamin D test, as many physicians now perform the tests in-office and send the test material to a lab for analysis.
1.) Psoriasis and vitamin D3. A review of our experience. Morimoto S, Yoshikawa K. – Department of Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Medical School, Japan.
2.) Vitamin D therapy in psoriasis. | Araugo OE, Flowers FP, Brown K. | Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Gainesville.
3.) Oral vitamin D, still a viable treatment option for psoriasis. | Kamangar F, Koo J, Heller M, Lee E, Bhutani T. | Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, San Francisco.
Vitamin D3 Supplements May Help Slow ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
According to one of several studies unveiled at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, mixed in between a pair of studies further confirming how Vitamin D helps delay the process of neurological decline associated with Alzheimer’s Disease was a potentially groundbreaking bit of research, the cognitive treasure of Chafic Karam, a fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Karam and associates authored a study entitled “Can Vitamin D Delay the Progression of ALS?” The study was conducted throughout the 2011 calendar year.
The study involved 37 patients, all of whom suffer from ALS(Lou Gehrig’s Disease). All 37 were examined for a nine month period leading up to the point at which the testing of the hypothesis began. Twenty of the ALS patients were administered 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day, while the other 17 were administered no vitamin D.
The patients were reexamined every three months. During the nine months leading up to the administration of what I can only presume were relatively well-made, top-shelf vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) supplements, both groups showed similar progression in the ALS Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS-R). However, upon the administration of the vitamin D supplements that began to change.
At the three, six and nine month reexamination intervals, the group being administered the supplements showed slower rate of decline than the test group, which was being given no supplementation.
This suggests a possible relationship between down-the-road ALS treatment regimens and a possible role for vitamin D supplementation therein.
With the seemingly endless list of diseases and conditions which can be prevented or the symptoms of which lessened with regular sun exposure and/or vitamin D supplementation, it wouldn’t come as a major surprise if ALS is just the latest debilitating condition the name of which can be added to the aforementioned list. Or so we hope…
Source: Karam C, Scelsa SN. Can Vitamin D Delay the Progression of ALS? Med Hypothesis. 2011;76(5):643-645
All of the high-quality dietary and nutritional supplements available at the EGAN Wellness Center and Med Spa can now be purchased conveniently online and delivered right to your home no matter where in the world that may be!
For years Nurse Practitioner Egan has identified the very best nutritional supplement manufacturers across the globe and offered a superior collection of the very best of the best at her clinic in Covington. Now, customers and patients no longer need to visit the clinic in person or even place an order by phone in order to purchase these supplements, many of which are available only through a physician.
Customers and patients can browse from the full catalog of health-enhancing supplements from the world’s premiere supplement manufacturers directly from Mrs. Egan’s website. Just visit PamelaEgan.com and click on the link entitled “Supplements” from the main navigation menu (see below).
From the Supplements menu, simply choose your manufacturer from one of the world’s premiere supplement manufacturers. Just click the link for your preferred manufacturer, select your supplement(s), complete the simple and convenient online checkout and within 2-3 days your supplements will arrive right at your door.
Due to the large selection of products available, Designs for Health and Metagenics each have their own supplement shopping portal specific to their brand of supplements. All other supplement manufacturers’ products will be available through the EGAN Wellness Center & Med Spa’s Bonanza shopping booth. This includes but is not necessarily limited to Douglas Laboratories, Xymogen, Ortho Molecular Products, Newtropin, GHW Supplements, NuLiv Lifestyle and any others not listed here.
If you have a particular request or if the supplement you wish to purchase isn’t yet available through the EGAN Wellness shopping portal, please let us know and we’ll add it to the booth just for you.
A new study out of Iran has determined that individuals suffering from inadequate serum levels of vitamin D have more than double the chances of becoming schizophrenic than do people who obtain healthy amounts of the letter vitamin/hormone.
Low Vitamin D Serum Levels Doubles Chances of Becoming Schizophrenic
Unlike a traditional study, the research published July 22 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism constitutes what is known as a “meta analysis”. In a meta analysis, unlike a traditional experiment, study or clinical trial, instead of conducting original research using volunteers (test subjects), a control group and different variables to determine how the different variables react (or don’t react) to the volunteers under various circumstances; the researchers instead review previously conducted research. The objective is to review numerous studies which are similar in nature in an attempt to discern any patterns or other data that may surface in the presence of macro-data that may not be as obvious within the context of a single study.
In this particular instance, the researchers reviewed 19 different studies encompassing a combined total of over 2,800 people studied. The purpose of the research was to determine if any discernible link could be established between vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia.
The scientists were surprised to discover that not only does vitamin D deficiency predispose an individual to developing schizophrenia, a grouping of psychiatric disorders characterized by among other things hallucinations, difficulty speaking, delusions and disoriented thoughts, but did so by a substantial margin. As it turns out, those who suffer from insufficient levels of vitamin D (which is actually a hormone – not a vitamin), a condition known as “vitamin D deficiency” or “vitamin D deficiency syndrome”, are more than two times as likely to become schizophrenic than are people who maintain normal/healthy levels of the hormone/nutrient. The exact figure is 2.16 times more likely for those whose levels are inadequate relative to those whose are.
While co-author Dr. Ahmad Esmaillzadeh expressed hope that his team’s findings “might help psychiatrists in the healing process of patients with schizophrenia,” he cautioned against jumping to any conclusions with regard to the role (if any) vitamin D supplements will play in the prevention and treatment of this mentally trying condition.
“Controlled clinical trials are needed to confirm the effects of vitamin D supplementation,” Esmaillzadeh added.
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Schizophrenia – Video
Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, also known as SPD, is a common health condition that causes extreme pain in the hips, back, groin and legs of pregnant women. This painful pregnancy symptom is a result of the aptly named hormone Relaxin. Relaxin helps to naturally make ligaments relaxed and stretchy in order for the baby to ease its way into the world. Many times, relaxin does its job too well, causing the pelvic ligaments to become too loose too soon. As a result,the pelvic joint becomes unstable, causing moderate to severe pain and instability.
As many as 1 in 3 pregnant women may have this condition to some degree, and may not even recognize it as a condition all its own. More often than not, it is overlooked, as women do their best to endure it as another major discomfort of pregnancy.
Pelvic girdle pain can be anything from a minor ache to a searing sensation that wraps around the back and travels down below the belly. Most women will experience this at some point or another during their pregnancy. As the ever-expanding tummy puts ever-increasing stress on the bones, joints, and muscles in the pelvis-the pain can hit at almost any point in the pregnancy, and the impact can range from minor aches and pains to debilitating and unbearable misery.
Apart from the lower abdomen and pubic pain and discomfort, SPD may also appear in the following symptoms:
Severe pain that tends to get worse when you lift your legs for getting into bed or car.
Difficulty to move the lower part of your body when you wake up in the morning.
Pain that gets worse when you lie on your back.
Reduced range of movement of the hip bones, causing difficulty walking.
Pain shooting down your buttocks and legs (sciatica).
A clicking sound near the pelvic area while in motion.
Urinary incontinence (rare cases).
If you think you may be suffering from this condition, do some research and talk to your doctor. Never just endure the pain. Many things can be done to help lessen the symptoms of SPD. Acupuncture is an increasingly popular way to alleviate all kinds of pregnancy ills, including pelvic girdle pain. Your doctor will almost always instruct you to purchase (and wear) a pelvic support girdle, aka a maternity belt with a special pelvic support built into it.
While there are alternatives (albeit none that really measure up in terms of effectiveness, appearance or even cost), the increasingly popular choice for dealing with moderate-to-severe pain of this nature is a product known as a V2 Supporter, or a variation thereof. The V2 Supporter is sold as a standalone compressive therapeutic undergarment, and can also be purchased as a 2-in-1 combo support undergarment such as the Prenatal Cradle Plus V2 Support and the Hip Brace Plus V2 Supporter.
This undergarment will provide much needed support for your belly (and relief for your pelvis). These same products are also used to treat a very common condition during pregnancy called vulvar varicosities, which is effectively vulvar or vaginal varicose veins. While more common among women who are pregnant, many women who are not pregnant and some who’ve never even been pregnant occasionally come down with this most unfortunate condition characterized by painful swelling of the vulvar region.
Back to Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, heating pads and ice have been known to offer significant relief. Choose the right sleeping position — lie on your side with a pillow between your knees to keep hips aligned. Do what works best for you and your body. Try doing KEGEL Exercises. Yes, our old friend can do wonders in this situation. These handy little workouts strengthen the entire pelvic floor, the muscle that stretches like a hammock across our abdomens and essentially holds all our organs up. The stronger it is, the better it holds up the growing baby and uterus and the less everything presses on those already weakened bones. If the pain is severe, ask your practitioner about pregnancy-safe pain relievers (never take any medications unless specifically okayed by your practitioner). Remember, do what makes you comfortable and what makes you feel better. Work together along with your doctor and family to make this special experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. More tactics to try: Sit down to get dressed, and avoid heavy lifting and pushing (which you should be doing anyway). Do your best to stay off your feet and try to be patient until the baby comes. For most moms, once the baby is born and relaxin production ceases, your ligaments (and your dance moves) will return to normal in no time.