The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Alpha, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Alpha, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Alpha, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
Alpha Fit Club offers a unique group fitness experience, and it’s quite different from your average gym. The fitness club has grown quickly over the past year with 25 locations set to open, one of the newest being in Marlboro, New Jersey.Today and tomorrow are the last days of the Marlboro location’s VIP classes which are circuit-style strength and conditioning group fitness classes. This week, the ...
Alpha Fit Club offers a unique group fitness experience, and it’s quite different from your average gym. The fitness club has grown quickly over the past year with 25 locations set to open, one of the newest being in Marlboro, New Jersey.
Today and tomorrow are the last days of the Marlboro location’s VIP classes which are circuit-style strength and conditioning group fitness classes. This week, the classes are offered for free to anyone in the community who is intrigued and looking to break a sweat. Everyone’s first class and workout will be free, so bring a friend!
This Saturday, the 14th, is the grand opening day for Alpha Fit Club of Marlboro, meaning that all of your fitness needs will be addressed going forward after Saturday – but you can head to the Marlboro location in Marlboro Diamond Plaza on Route 9 today to check it out and have a look around.
What sets Alpha Fit Club apart from other gyms is the sense of community. Most franchise gyms have a very basic agenda: work out and go home. Then, other private and independent fitness locations are isolated to one place. Alpha Fit Club opened its first location just three years ago in the hometown of its founder, Sam Tooley, in Westfield NJ.
Working out in groups uses momentum and energy to keep people motivated and on track to their fitness goals. While exercise classes aren’t new, building a franchise of gyms focusing on group exercises that simultaneously support a community AND individual fitness goals, that’s kind of cool. The goal of Alpha Fit Club: “Be better than you were yesterday.”
Classes are focused on both strength training and cardio. Four-week training cycles motivate people while addressing a person’s capacity for pushing themselves, tenacity to work harder, and overall intensity. The training cycles conclude with remix workouts which are a blend of each modality. Alpha Fit Club keeps it fresh, fun, and new for members to push themselves each week.
Another thing that is very different about Alpha Fit Club is the emphasis on both muscular strength and mental strength. Motivation is key in any workout, but giving people the push and support they need to overcome the obstacles that would otherwise hinder their fitness goals is giving a revolutionary new perspective to living a healthy lifestyle and staying fit.
Alpha members, known as members of the pack, are built, not born. The leader of the pack, founder Sam Tooley, knows that very well. Tooley is an athlete, coach, gym owner, and entrepreneur who puts Alpha Fit Club, and the community he and his team are building, at the forefront of fitness for the upcoming year – and beyond.
Alpha Fit Club Marlboro franchisees Corey Francisco and Christian Chamberlain are excited to bring the latest and greatest fitness concept to the area. General Manager Brittney Francisco is ready for “the pack” in Marlboro as Corey and Christian's vision promotes a strong sense of community and positivity in the Marlboro neighborhood.
Alpha Fit Club Marlboro
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Alpha Fit Club, a boutique fitness studio is all set to open in Princeton on Feb. 18. Here's why it's different from regular gyms:|Updated Wed, Jan 18, 2023 at 3:13 pm ETAlpha Fit Club (AFC), a boutique fitness studio is all set to open in Princeton on Feb. 18. AFC is owned by Sara Carlesimo of Fanwood and Elizabeth Roseman of Florham Park.AFC is a group-style fitness program, that tends to have 24 people per class, Carlesimo told Patch. AFC's circuit-style concept features a blend of total body strength training, coup...
|Updated Wed, Jan 18, 2023 at 3:13 pm ET
Alpha Fit Club (AFC), a boutique fitness studio is all set to open in Princeton on Feb. 18. AFC is owned by Sara Carlesimo of Fanwood and Elizabeth Roseman of Florham Park.
AFC is a group-style fitness program, that tends to have 24 people per class, Carlesimo told Patch. AFC's circuit-style concept features a blend of total body strength training, coupled with high-intensity cardio. Members rotate through six stations in accountability packs of four, challenging themselves for six minutes at each station.
Each station varies between cardio and strength, or a combination of the two, which can be scaled for any fitness level.
AFC was developed keeping in mind individuals who like to develop programs for themselves that yields results.
“You get results just from showing up consistently each week. It gives you a dynamic workout, but in a way that's scalable for someone that's either dealing with an injury or pregnancy, to someone who's training for Ironman,” Carlesimo said.
“Unlike other programming, it's a pretty equal split of cardio and strength. Group fitness programs tend to either be way too cardio-heavy or only strength. But this is a nice blend of both, giving your body that different focus to rotate through the stations.”
In December 2022, Carlesimo and Roseman opened a studio at Riverwalk Village on the border of Bridgewater. They decided to open another studio in Princeton as it’s one of the most sought-after locations.
“I think Princeton is just primed for a new fitness studio. The community is active, you have Princeton University and a whole host of businesses here,” Carlesimo said.
AFC will be located at the Princeton Shopping Center, which Carlesimo said is a great place for “foot traffic.”
A lawyer by profession, Carlesimo grew up in New Jersey. “Fitness has always been a huge passion of mine, definitely an outlet during law school and after I had my children, I was carving out time for myself,” she said.
She discovered AFC during the COVID-19 pandemic as it helped her achieve her fitness goals and build a community.
“I’ve always worked for big corporations and running a small business is a skill set I've always wanted to build on. This just seemed like the perfect opportunity,” Carlesimo said.
AFC began VIP presales on Jan. 15. Founding members will receive a discounted first month for $99; founders rate of $150 per month for the remainder of the year; access to VIP classes and VIP merchandise.
Those interested should download the Alpha Fit Club app, select membership and credits, select the Princeton location and purchase the Introductory $99 Monthly Membership.
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The Alpha Municipal Swimming Pool has been left high and dry once more.At Tuesday's regular council meeting, borough officials tabled a contract to rehabilitate the pool."This issue will be solved in the voting box, not the dais," Mayor Craig Dunwell said.Dunwell said council hesitance is a reflection of polarization within the community.During the 2015 election, Alpha residents voted pro-pool by electing Tracy Grossman and Louis Cartabona. At the same time, the public also elected Peter Pettinelli, who ...
The Alpha Municipal Swimming Pool has been left high and dry once more.
At Tuesday's regular council meeting, borough officials tabled a contract to rehabilitate the pool.
"This issue will be solved in the voting box, not the dais," Mayor Craig Dunwell said.
Dunwell said council hesitance is a reflection of polarization within the community.
During the 2015 election, Alpha residents voted pro-pool by electing Tracy Grossman and Louis Cartabona. At the same time, the public also elected Peter Pettinelli, who is publicly against the pool reopening.
Cartabona said he had collected signatures and held a public forum during an open space meeting in 2015. Resident feedback, overwhelmingly supportive, led him to believe people wanted the pool.
Resident Beth West said that, by putting off a vote, the council members were not doing their jobs.
"It's getting quite frustrating," West said.
West said the town residents had already voted on what to do, but it wasn't being done.
Resident John Schmidt also told officials to stop abstaining when votes on the pool rehabilitation came up.
"Have the vote," Schmidt said. "Get it over with."
A resolution needs a four-person majority to pass. In the event of a tied vote, the mayor acts as tie-breaker. Council members have avoided that by abstaining from votes on the pool instead of voting against it directly.
The pool rehabilitation was bid in July 2017. But with no award by the end of September, officials sought an extension on the contract.
Currently, the contract will expire at the beginning of February without council support. With the approval tabled, Alpha officials have one more meeting to decide or to ask for another extension.
The pool has been debated since it closed in 2006 amid finance concerns. Residents have voted twice by referendum in the intervening years to bring the pool back.
According to Dunwell, the cost to rehabilitate the pool would be about $600,000 while demolishing it would be around $300,000.
In other news, Alpha officials are getting closer to having the borough's water treatment plant back online.
The treatment plant has been offline since 2015 when new EPA guidelines changes put the plant out of pH compliance.
Since then the borough has been pulling water from only one of its three wells -- the one that only requires sanitation before distribution, said municipal engineer Stephanie Cuthbert.
Once plant equipment is calibrated for DEP's new rules, plant operators will be able to add the proper amount of caustic additives necessary to reach state requirements.
The process is an exercise in fine tuning.
"It's a very sensitive range," Cuthbert said.
WESTFIELD, N.J., Nov. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Fit Club, New Jersey's Premier Strength and Conditioning Circuit Training Fitness Experience announces its rapid expansion.Alpha Fit Club is a circuit-style group fitness experience featuring a blend of total body strength training & h...
WESTFIELD, N.J., Nov. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Fit Club, New Jersey's Premier Strength and Conditioning Circuit Training Fitness Experience announces its rapid expansion.
Alpha Fit Club is a circuit-style group fitness experience featuring a blend of total body strength training & high-intensity cardio. Their fitness pillars center around capacity, tenacity and intensity, with short bouts of maximum effort cardio stints paired with lower rep range to enhance explosive power. Together, these pillars help members build a strong engine and muscular (and mental) endurance.
The time at Alpha Fit Club is spent rotating around the room in "accountability packs" of four people, challenging themselves at constantly varying stations that can be scaled to any fitness level, leaning on one another to push the pace and finish what you started...together.
Alpha members are built, not born, and the leader of the pack, Sam Tooley knows that best. An athlete, coach, gym owner and entrepreneur, Sam Tooley puts 24/7 365 into Alpha Fit Club and the community he and his team are building.
"I signed the lease to my first location and my world got turned upside down," Sam notes. He lost his little brother Jake tragically within the first month of business. "My first clients, those people, became family really quick. The mentality that was ingrained in me during my cross country running days, where if you show up day in and day out, you're relentless, and you surround yourself with the right people, good things are going to happen… that kept me going," he adds.
The next sucker punch? Pandemic. Alpha Fit Club's first location, in Westfield NJ, opened in 2019 right before COVID.
"The biggest feedback we got from people during that time was that we had something special in that room and they were craving that. So people drove from all over and kept showing up. We adjusted where we could, taking classes outdoors and getting creative to keep the pack together. Not only did we survive, we thrived."
This prompted Sam and team to open their next two locations and and build them out while the world was shut down. Franchise sales in are closing out, with locations slated to open now through Q1 2023, while sales in are underway ( is secured).
For more information regarding Alpha Fit Club and Franchise Opportunities, visit
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By Kurt Bresswein | For lehighvalleylive.comA directory board displays the businesses located in the Alpha Industrial Center, also known as Alpha Industrial Park, in Alpha, Warren County.Courtesy photo | For lehighvalleylive.comOne is Alpha's largest taxpayer, expanding thanks to strengthening U.S. manufacturing.The other is billed as the world's first fully molecular hydrogen-powered facility, producing environmentally friendly beverages with zero greenhouse gas emissions.Both of these projec...
By Kurt Bresswein | For lehighvalleylive.com
A directory board displays the businesses located in the Alpha Industrial Center, also known as Alpha Industrial Park, in Alpha, Warren County.
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One is Alpha's largest taxpayer, expanding thanks to strengthening U.S. manufacturing.
The other is billed as the world's first fully molecular hydrogen-powered facility, producing environmentally friendly beverages with zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Both of these projects are in Alpha Industrial Park, just off Exit 3 of Interstate 78 in the Warren County borough.
"The Industrial Park since the borough started developing that in the late '50s has been, is, an important part of our tax base in the borough, obviously, and also a job producer for us," Alpha Mayor Craig Dunwell said.
Here is a closer look at the projects:
Metal fabricator expanding
Bihler of America Inc. at 85 Industrial Drive in Alpha seeks approval from the borough land use board Jan. 17, 2018, for a third production facility. The company specializes in metal stamping and assembly for the medical and construction industries.
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Bihler of America Inc., 85 Industrial Drive, is looking to build a third manufacturing facility, slightly smaller than the existing two, production manager Billy Daniels said.
"We're going to build a 100,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the two we have now," he said.
Bihler is scheduled to go before the Alpha Land Use Board on Wednesday for approval. The proposal before the board is for development of a light industrial/manufacturing/warehouse building with access drives, parking, loading docks, utilities, improvements to Industrial Drive and a stormwater management system, including a retention basin.
"We hope to be in there by 2019, end of 2018, beginning of 2019," Daniels said, declining to say how much the projected investment will cost.
Dunwell said Bihler, Alpha's largest taxpayer, has a solid record of investing in its borough property. Around 2010, Bihler added ground- and roof-mounted solar panels to power its production.
"Again it's a vote of confidence in the borough that it's a place they want to do business," Dunwell said of the expansion plan.
Alpha has reciprocated, Dunwell said, including repaving Industrial Drive in 2013 and investing in $4.5 million in water infrastructure borough-wide over the last seven years, plus $1.5 million in sewer collection system upgrades.
The borough is seeking New Jersey Department of Transportation grant funding to reconfigure the acute-angled intersection of Industrial Drive and New Brunswick Avenue (Route 122), and to add a second access road into park, from Edge Road. Having one access road poses a a public safety issue if emergency responders can't get down Industrial Drive, Dunwell said.
60 new positions projected
Bihler specializes in metal stamping and assembly for the medical and construction industries, according to Daniels. Fueling the expansion is an increase in orders, and U.S. manufacturing on the rise, he said.
Daniels said he hopes to run the new facility around the clock, in addition to existing lines that employ three shifts. He expects the expansion to create 60 new positions.
"We're always looking for good people," he said. "We're always looking for experienced machine operators, electricians, maintenance folks."
A 'world's first' in Alpha
This is an artist's rendering of Bev-Graph Packaging International LLC's new facility planned at 910 New Brunswick Ave. in Alpha. The borough land use board granted approval Dec. 13, 2017, for construction of the state-of-the-art green sustainable manufacturing facility, which will produce spring water-based drinks in eco-friendly recyclable soft or recyclable/biodegradable-aluminum packaging, according to the company.
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Alpha officials gave final approval in December to the other Industrial Park project: Bev-Graph Packaging International LLC, which produces its trademarked Kokomo line of spring water-based drinks.
The 100,000-square-foot facility is planned on the former Vargo Bros. Farms along New Brunswick Avenue between Edge Road and Industrial Drive.
It's a groundbreaking facility that will produce "enhanced" beverages using proprietary technology, said Bud Phillips, managing member.
"The company will be breaking ground in Alpha, N.J., this spring 2018 with a target date to be in operation by fall 2018," he said in a statement. "Alpha has welcomed and supported our 'green sustainable manufacturing' project and not only to the benefit of the borough; but our newest technology will impact the region and eventually the entire country."
Kokomo's innovation starts with its power source. According to Dunwell, the facility will use roof- and ground-mounted solar during the day that will also feed power into hydrogen (H2) cells.
"Essentially the hydrogen will act as a battery," he said. "They'll be storing energy in the chemical bonds of the hydrogen molecule."
According to land use board minutes on Bev-Graph testimony from Jack Mosel, an expert in hydrogen production technology and partner in the project, the facility marks the "first time in the world this process will be utilized, citing it's the latest technology in the world, coming to Alpha Borough."
"Produced and consumed onsite, Mr. Mosel reiterated that this would be the world's first fully sustained generator producing its own fuel and own power without any emissions," the minutes state.
The molecular hydrogen, an odorless gas, is to be stored in 40-foot-long containers. The equipment is designed to adhere to the National Fire Protection Code, Mosel testified, and is "the safest fuel."
"Mosel stated that there will be sensors to detect any leaks. If any leakage occurs, the system shuts down automatically, adding that it is the same technology running the International Space Station," the minutes continue.
Bev-Graph plans to produce spring water-based products with "proprietary H2 and other scientific formulations which are then filled in eco-friendly recyclable soft packaging or recyclable/biodegradable-aluminum," instead of traditional plastic bottles, Phillips stated.
"All products are fully processed in a 'total' carbon-free, sustainable 'green' manufacturing environment." he continued. "The 'green solar' power system is augmented by a 'green' H2 energy system.
"Additionally, (the) plant will offer the most advanced digital print technology which will allow creative variable package messaging in multiple languages as part of its facility.
The driving forces behind the 'Green Love' business model includes multiple years of business development and an extraordinary team of highly experienced principles along with other strategic partnerships on a national level."
Phillips said he expects to employ up to 50 people over the company's "ramp-up period," with high-tech jobs and general manufacturing opportunities.
"It's all going to be regional hiring first," Phillips said.