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Friday, June 22, 2007

What is Cenegenics?

I was flipping through the money section of USA Today and noticed an ad (Have you ever noticed how many ads there are in newspapers? The publishers are sure hoping you have since that's what keeps them operating). The ad was titled "If this doctor can do it, so can you" and displayed what looked to be a doctored (no pun intended) photo. I really don't think the photo was doctored but anytime you see the head of a 67 year old man attached to the body of a 25 year old olympic swimmer, that kind of thought just naturally creeps into your head at some point.

Anyway, the ad says "GQ suggests its the path to reversing the signs and symptoms of aging". So I'm guessing Cenegenics has something to with antiaging or longevity. The ad, unfortunately, doesn't say enough for someone to discern what its really about, but it does say that the cenegenics program involves nutrition, exercise (so far, no surprises) and hormone optimization.

Hormone optimization? Ok, now I'm really curious as to what cenegenics is all about, not to mention how a 67 year old can look this way without tapping the fountain of youth. Once I find out more, I'll post about it.







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5 Comments:

At June 27, 2007 10:35 AM , Blogger Nour123 said...

Well, basically Cenegenics is very secrety corporation, which finds unethical ways to prescribe highly dangerous hormones. Most notably HGH or Human Growth Hormone, which is very carcenegenic. See, this article: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/08/MNGJ6JAGKE1.DTL
And recently their founder Dr. Alan Mintz dies of complications from prolonged HGH use, and now Cenegenics is desperately trying to cover it up. I hope this helps.

 
At April 30, 2008 2:24 AM , Blogger HealthBlogger said...

I don't really think it's fair to demonize Cenegenics. Their website is an information-free zone and their approach is very huckstery, but underneath that the fact is that all they are doing is trying to systemize what many forward-looking physicians are already doing: hormone balancing.

As we age our endocrine system decays, so we end up suffering a wide range of symptoms ranging from difficulties with sleep through to multiple-sclerosis type problems and depression. Amazingly, many of these things can be cleared up by restoring the body's natural hormone levels. So that doesn't seem very evil when you actually look at it closely.

I expect we'll see more companies entering this space because it's an important area of medicine and increasingly there is strong clinical data (especially from Europe, where they are way ahead on this) to support the use of bio-identical hormone therapies.

Of course it's possible to over-prescribe, but let's get real. America is full of doctors handing out Prozac and Lipitor like they were candies, so the problem of abuse is hardly unique to the field of endocrinology. I think a better approach to demonization would be to start asking for lots and lots of data so it's out in the public domain and people can make informed judgements rather than subscribing to conspiracy theories.

 
At May 27, 2008 11:19 AM , Blogger Ron said...

Is anyone out there a patient of Cenegenics? I am thinking about working with them and starting my HGH therapy but I just wnat to know if they really take care of their patients like they say they do. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

 
At November 26, 2008 11:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can find out more about this by going to www.patty.vox.com. Here is a quote from the blog. "I met this guy a few months ago and he looks just like his picture. He's 5'10" and looks like a line backer for a professional football team. And, Cenegenics is a place where you can pay about $1500 a month to get synthetic hormones (that can cause cancer), and overpriced vitamins. If you buy these products(which is what he is selling), and work out about three hours a day with a $100 an hour trainer, and live on a very restrictive diet, you will loolk like this guy too."

 
At June 21, 2009 6:11 PM , Anonymous Patrick said...

If you are really looking seriously into bioidentical hormone replacement -- at a fraction of the cost of Cenegenics -- I suggest you look into www.bodylogicmd.com which promotes the most highly qualified physicians across the country.

 

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