For years, the Institute has been collecting data and research on many different cultures that never talk to each other; tracking blood work in Bodybuilders, triathletes, AIDS patients, cancer patients, and Sarcopenia (muscle wasting) in the elderly. When a patient takes growth hormone, physicians who prescribe them really have no knowledge of the dangers. The perfect storm for cancer is elevated IGF 1, elevated estrogen, and 8-hydroxy-2′ – deoxyguanosine (environmental toxins). IGF 1 Insulin-like growth factor is necessary for proper growth in children but new research shows men and women over 40 years of age are at a risk of tumor growth. Once cancer forms IGF 1 will promote its growth as well as that of normal cells, says Dr. Edward Giovannucci MD assistant professor at Harvard School of Public Health. Men with elevated IGF 1 have four times the risk of developing cancer and women have seven times the risk of developing breast cancer. At the Institute, several of our clients have been using growth hormone for years. Due to this concern, we’ve developed a model to maintain growth hormone by testing and rehabbing multiple systems. When talking about growth hormone, we can’t just think about a muscle and libido; we need to include the heart and the brain. All that extra muscle may look good but it’s metabolically wasteful. The Institute seeks to treat individuals as a whole, avoiding the miscommunications and errors associated with the current medical system.