Aging is inevitable, and for many, it signals the beginning of a new chapter - one where you cross off bucket list items and live life to the fullest, on your own terms. However, for some men, aging is a horrible prospect, filled with chronic fatigue, irritability, and inability to perform in the bedroom. If you're concerned about life in middle age and beyond, we've got great news: there are easy, proven steps that you can take to help stop the negative effect of aging.
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For men, getting older comes with its perks, like living life on their own terms and not having to "sweat the small stuff" day in and day out. At the same time, there are aspects of aging that men dread, like hormonal changes. Yes, you read that right â men, not just women, go through hormonal changes as they age. For men, the biggest change involves a drop in testosterone.
Lower levels of testosterone can wreak havoc on a male's mind and body and when left untreated, can result in symptoms like:
Those symptoms are concerning, but with testosterone replacement therapy and anti-aging medicine, many males improve their quality of life with age. The good news is that TRT and anti-aging meds aren't only reserved for "old guys." In fact, there's no magic age at which men should start thinking about hormone replacement therapy. Everyone's body is different, so if you're experiencing the above conditions in your mid-30s, TRT could be a viable solution when you consult with a doctor.
Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
Are you used to blasting through a productive day and accomplishing all your daily goals? Do you find yourself losing muscle mass and the craving to be intimate with your partner? Does your partner complain about how irritable you have become? If you're not usually a curmudgeon, your body could be giving you a sign. It could be time to speak with a doctor about TRT and anti-aging medicine for men in Lake Worth, FL.
If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be battling against low testosterone:
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Lake Worth, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Lake Worth, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men are numerous. TRT not only grants relief from low-T symptoms but can help give protection against age-related diseases. Additionally, doctors now recognize male testosterone as an important role in alleviating depression.
Some of the most exciting benefits of TRT can include:
Because men do not go through a specific period of hormonal changes like women do (called menopause), many doctors refer to "male menopause" as androgen decline. This is just another term for low testosterone, but like female menopause, the symptoms can be serious and affect your quality of life.
The best way to fight back against male menopause is with male HRT treatment from Global Life Rejuvenation. We provide the following HRT treatments for men:
Our treatment options are personalized for your body and are available as creams, gels, injectables, and implantable pellets. To find out if testosterone replacement therapy is safe for you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to schedule your comprehensive testing and anti-aging treatment consultation.
Growth hormone peptides are an innovative therapy that boosts the natural human growth hormone production in a person's body. These exciting treatment options help slow down the aging process and give you a chance at restoring your youth.
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.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
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 is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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In her first address to the Citizens' Association of Palm Beach since winning re-election as mayor last year, Danielle Moore highlighted several issues she said were important to residents in the town's S...
In her first address to the Citizens' Association of Palm Beach since winning re-election as mayor last year, Danielle Moore highlighted several issues she said were important to residents in the town's South End.
As part of her State of the Town address at the association's 2023 annual meeting Thursday at the Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa, Moore discussed building inspections, water quality, code review and other matters that were relevant to residents living south of Sloan's Curve. The Citizens' Association represents the interests of those residents.
Topping Moore's list was a proposed improvement plan from the Florida Department of Transportation for a section of South Ocean Boulevard between Lake Avenue and Ibis Way.
Town officials and South End residents oppose the plan, which includes widening a 1.7-mile stretch of roadway and expanding the nearby recreation path.
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Moore wrote a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis in December asking him to limit the project to milling and resurfacing the present roadway at its current width, and rebuilding the pedestrian path with limited widening and lengthening.
The Citizens' Association also sent letters to the governor in support of town officials' stance on the project.
"As far as the A1A widening, we're going to continue to fight that," Moore said. "The town is going to continue to work toward milling and resurfacing only the existing roadway and bike path. That's important to the town. We're going to keep working on that. We are not going to forget."
Other issues highlighted by Moore include:
• Phipps Ocean Park revitalization: At its December meeting, the Town Council granted special exception and site plan approval for the Phipps Ocean Park redevelopment project.
Miami-based landscape architect Raymond Jungles is handling design development for the redesigned park, which will feature a new entrance, walking paths, a dune playground and a native plant propagation area.
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The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach is spearheading the project, and is working to raise the estimated $20 million project cost and establish an endowment fund of approximately $10 million.
"Phipps Ocean Park is going to be stunning," Moore said. "Not only do we want it to be stunning, which is the most important part for many of you, but (Town Manager) Kirk (Blouin) and the team want to make sure it's financially viable for the taxpayers. We're not leaving that part of the plan behind. It's important."
• Strategic Planning Board: Moore is chairing the town's eight-member Strategic Planning Board, which is working to develop a new long-range plan for the town.
The board, which has hosted focus groups and community engagement events, is close to wrapping up its work, Moore said.
The board's next meeting is at 2 p.m. March 3. A presentation of the strategic planning process will be delivered to the Town Council on April 3.
"It was interesting when we did the focus groups," Moore said. "Everybody's focused on the same thing."
• Water quality: The town's Finance and Taxation Committee, which consists of council members Maggie Zeidman and Lew Crampton, will review options for water feasibility at a meeting scheduled at 9:30 a.m. March 16, Moore said.
The town has been reviewing options to extend or replace its current water agreement with the city of West Palm Beach, which expires on Oct. 1, 2029.
Options include continuing the contract with West Palm Beach; continuing the contract with West Palm Beach and collaborating on a membrane-technology upgrade at its treatment plant; and contracting with the city of Lake Worth Beach to provide water.
"Obviously, while safe and secure water is what everybody needs, regardless of its source, whether it's Lake Worth Beach or West Palm Beach, all governments want to provide safe and secure water for their residents," Moore said.
• Code review: ''Design our Palm Beach Week'' gets underway Monday at the Mandel Recreation Center, Moore said, and it will include workshops, seminars and other events where updates to Palm Beach’s nearly 50-year-old zoning code can be discussed with the town's zoning consultants.
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"We're trying to revise some of the town code, which was written in the late '70s and '80s," Moore said. "Many of you know that a lot of the stipulations in the code are no longer relevant 50 years later."
For information, visit https://pbzoning.org/.
• Building inspections: The town paused its building safety inspections and recertification program last year while the Florida Legislature debated a pair of condominium bills. But with those bills failing to pass, the town restarted discussions about creating a plan to provide safety inspections for town buildings.
Moore said town officials will wait to see what happens with Florida House Bill 5-D, which would subject older condominium and cooperative buildings to routine inspections and end the ability of association boards to waive owner assessments needed to pay for repairs.
"I'm sure the Citizens' Association will continue to update you on what exactly the parameters are," Moore said of the bill. "But it will include inspections on all buildings higher than three stories after 30 years of age. I think that's the good part. There are also parts that are a little squirrely, but I think it's important."
During Thursday's meeting, the association named its executive board and directors for 2023. They include: co-chairs Skip Aldridge and Donald Singer; vice chairs Stephen Jacobs, Bram Majtlis, Linda Sullivan and Richard Kleid; secretary Ronald Matzner; treasurer Gardiner Hempel; general counsels Stephen Jacobs and Ronald Matzler; and directors Aldridge, Guy Clark, Deborah Day, Gardiner Hempel, Stephen Jacobs, Fred Kamel, Kleid, Karen List, Majtlis, Ronald Matzner, Erick Reickert, Marilyn Rosee, Pamela Saba, Rick Salvadore, Dena Seigel, Greg Silpe, Singer, Sullivan, Rita S. Taca, Steve Tannenbaum, William Tucker ,Jane Waldman and Peter Wilson.
Jodie Wagner is a journalist at the Palm Beach Daily News, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network. You can reach her at [email protected]. Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.
Richman Group has proposed a five-story apartment complex in Lake Worth Beach.The City Commission will consider the site plan for the Residences of Lake Worth on Feb. 7. Richman Lake Worth Apartments LLC, an affiliate of the Greenwich, Connecticut-based developer, acquired the vacant site of 7.4 acres at 2559, 2441, 2431 Second Ave. North for $5 million in 2021.The site is located about five blocks west of Interstate 95, and on the east side of a canal. A previous owner of the property ...
Richman Group has proposed a five-story apartment complex in Lake Worth Beach.
The City Commission will consider the site plan for the Residences of Lake Worth on Feb. 7. Richman Lake Worth Apartments LLC, an affiliate of the Greenwich, Connecticut-based developer, acquired the vacant site of 7.4 acres at 2559, 2441, 2431 Second Ave. North for $5 million in 2021.
The site is located about five blocks west of Interstate 95, and on the east side of a canal. A previous owner of the property planned to build affordable housing for veterans there, but those plans didn’t pan out.
Featuring three buildings of five stories each, the Residences of Lake Worth would have 195 apartments, 279 parking spaces and a 4,980-square-foot clubhouse, which would include a club room, fitness room, yoga room and pool deck. The apartments would include 30 units of workforce housing.
There would be 105 one-bedroom units and 90 two-bedroom units.
A cellular communications tower that’s currently on the site would remain in place.
Brian Terry of West Palm Beach-based planning firm Insite Studio, who represents the developer in the application, wasn’t able to comment. Coral Gables-based Behar Font Partners designed the project.
Situated between the employment hubs of West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Lake Worth Beach has relatively lower land values that makes it less expensive to build apartments. That should lead to lower rents for tenants.
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Local visual artists at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County in Lake Worth Beach are probing the effects of climate change for the "Visualizing Climate Disruption" art exhibition — rising temperatures and sea levels, seagrass depletion, and the destruction of coral reefs.Jason Bregman, who studied landscape architecture, is a partner and designer for the...
Local visual artists at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County in Lake Worth Beach are probing the effects of climate change for the "Visualizing Climate Disruption" art exhibition — rising temperatures and sea levels, seagrass depletion, and the destruction of coral reefs.
Jason Bregman, who studied landscape architecture, is a partner and designer for the Marine Living Structures Initiative at the Michael Singer Studio, alongside long-time collaborators Singer — who is an experienced sculptor — and Jonathan Fogelson, who has a background in industrial design.
Bregman displayed underwater photos, a video of divers, and an artificial reef module prototype at the exhibit. And he revealed to WLRN how artificial reefs can improve the biodiversity in the coral reef ecosystems. WLRN is among exhibition sponsors.
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“And that prototype really is the first step in exploring ways we can create artificial reefs that right now are currently employed in the intercoastal waterway,” Bregman said. “We’re also trying to get them deployed in the ocean — that actually help with coastal resiliency by creating a kind of a framework for the growth of corals and other marine organisms.”
The three-part modular system, installed near Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach, is made out of 70% recycled material, such as oyster shell, recycled glass, and 40% less carbon intensive than normal concrete.
For more than three years, Bregman said the Reef Institute has been testing over dozen of their materials in a laboratory in West Palm beach "to see which corals and snails and hermit crabs adapt to it best."
And the Singer Studio also works alongside biologists and engineers at Palm Beach County's Environmental Resources Management department.
The art show in Lake Worth Beach puts the inner-workings of earth on display. From various installations mixed-media to paintings and photography, the free exhibition features more than 40 works by 17 artists from January 27 through April 8.
Multi-disciplinary artist Michelle A M Miller is illustrating a series of 12 monochromatic drawings incorporated with beeswax, casein paint and paint made from crushed oyster shells.
The piece is suspended off of the white wall, casting shadows behind the complex shapes. Miller said the climate, like art, is a complexity worth exploring.
“Art is just one answer to a question in a world of infinite possibilities,” Miller said. “And I think that’s a beautiful model for tackling climate change. I think it will require an ocean of ideas all moving toward the same goal.”
"We are a costal community. We experience these changes — king tides, floods, these are parts of our community."
The works, Jessica Ransom, the curator and council’s director of artist services said in a statement, "engage audiences to consider topics such as the plight of endangered species, shrinking habitats, pollution, and coastal resiliency.”
In addition to WLRN, the art exhibition is sponsored by Frances and Jeffrey Fisher and Florida Weekly. Partners include Cox Science Center and Aquarium and The Reef Institute.
IF YOU GO: The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County unveiled the "Visualizing Climate Disruption” on January 27. The exhibition runs through April 8. The address: The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building
601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460.
Current gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m. Learn more here.
LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — Iguanas can cause all kinds of problems in South Florida — including causing power outages.The city of Lake Worth Beach tweeted late Wednesday morning that there was a large-scale outage caused by an iguana. The issue occurred at the city's Sixth Avenue substation.The city said that the outage affected customers in the South East area of their service area.LWB Electric Utility is currently responding to a large scale outag...
LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — Iguanas can cause all kinds of problems in South Florida — including causing power outages.
The city of Lake Worth Beach tweeted late Wednesday morning that there was a large-scale outage caused by an iguana. The issue occurred at the city's Sixth Avenue substation.
The city said that the outage affected customers in the South East area of their service area.
LWB Electric Utility is currently responding to a large scale outage caused by an iguana at our 6th Ave Substation. This outage is effecting customers in the South East area of our service territory. Our teams are working hard to repair the damage and restore the system. pic.twitter.com/by3FwTjCoE— Lake Worth Beach (@LakeWorthBchPBC) December 7, 2022
Jason Bailey, Lake Worth Beach's assistant director of system operations, said the power was restored within 35 minutes.
The outage impacted 1,431 customers, according to city spokesman Ben Kerr.
"I thought there's gotta be a car accident," Abigail Kowal with Happy Car Sales said. "My gosh, what happened? Everything just shut down. My computers weren't working."
When informed, she said: "An iguana? That's all it was, really?"
Kerr said they have a team that has been working to remedy wildlife problems that can impact the power grid.
There have been three separate incidents involving iguanas, he said.
"It's down 50% from last year," Kerr said. "And that's to do with us putting in a lot of safety measures to try and stop it. The problem with the iguana is because they're so big, they basically drive over lines."
Kerr said the city is currently undergoing a system hardening and reliability improvement project to alleviate these types of problems.
"The iguanas are a particularly complex issue but one that we, and other utilities, are addressing," Kerr said in a statement.
Green iguanas are not native to Florida and can also cause damage to residential and commercial landscape vegetation, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
In addition, wildlife experts said the reptiles can cause damage to infrastructure by digging burrows that erode and collapse sidewalks, foundations, seawalls, berms and canal banks.
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If you live in Lake Worth Beach, maybe you've already stopped in, or maybe this is the first you've heard of them — but there's a new burger bar in town.Monka's Beer and Burger Bar has opened on Lake Avenue, just west of Dixie Highway. The burger-centric eatery is owned and operated by the husband and wife duoJustin and Becca Sirmons.Justin Sirmons said they named the ...
If you live in Lake Worth Beach, maybe you've already stopped in, or maybe this is the first you've heard of them — but there's a new burger bar in town.
Monka's Beer and Burger Bar has opened on Lake Avenue, just west of Dixie Highway. The burger-centric eatery is owned and operated by the husband and wife duoJustin and Becca Sirmons.
Justin Sirmons said they named the restaurant after their oldest son, whose nickname is Monka.
Occupying the space that was once home to Bizaare Ave Café, Monka's debuted Aug. 19 after months of renovations.
Having worked in the food industry for nearly two decades, Sirmons and his wife focused on the burger concept because, basically, "nothing beats a good burger," he said.
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No, nothing beats a good burger — especially when it's made from the fresh, never frozen, locally-sourced beef they get from Florida Cattle Growers.
Though they have their straight-up burger, the Monka, which features applewood-smoked bacon, American cheese and Monka Sauce (a blend of mayo, dill pickle and a touch of barbecue sauce), they also have some out-of-the-box burger creations as well.
There's the Sweet Baby Cheesus, which is a double burger sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches; the Mac Daddy, also a double burger, but featuring applewood-smoked bacon and Monka's signature mac and cheese; the FBLT, which is a double burger piled high with buttermilk-fried bacon, lettuce and tomato; and the Meat-eor, a burger born in a carnivorous dream featuring applewood-smoked bacon, pulled pork, onion rings, cheddar-jack cheese and barbecue sauce.
Monka's also features a long list of appetizers, such as loaded beer cheese fries with applewood-smoked bacon, homemade beer cheese, chives and sour cream, all piled high on crispy fries, plus pretzels and beer cheese, fried pickle chips served with chipotle ranch, mac and cheese bites, Buffalo shrimp and wings.
For variety, the menu also offers multiple salads and sandwiches.
To quench your thirst, they've got over two dozen beers from Florida brewers on tap including offerings from Lake Worth Beach's Mathews Brewing as well as beers from Steam Horse in West Palm Beach, Three Sons out of Dania Beach and many more.
On Fridays and Saturdays, they have live music. For football on Sundays, they have multiple food and drink specials and 11 big-screen TVs to watch games.
Monka's is open for lunch and dinner and is a full-service restaurant.
Where: 921 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday; 11:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday
Eddie Ritz is a journalist at The Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network. You can reach him at [email protected]. Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.