Married Couple Proves Age Is Just a Number

Terrisa and Kirk Swan have been married for 29 years. She is 56 and he is 59 but they feel like they are in their 30s.

Terrisa and Kirk Swan have had success with Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Terrisa and Kirk Swan have had success with Hormone Replacement Therapy.

They have owned Swan Roofing, LLC for 39 years and Kirk still easily climbs roofs.

They own several acres of farm land in Pilot Point and Kirk happily cares for all of the yard work.

He also does 300 sits ups as part of his 3-hour workout on Saturdays.

Terrisa is 56 and helps her husband with the roofing business, the care and upkeep of their property and enjoys Barre3 workouts and power walking.

She has always lived a healthy lifestyle and when she started feeling a bit of sluggishness and her hormones showed they were starting to become depleted, Terrisa took the next step in taking care of herself by taking Bioidentical hormones.

Terrisa thinks she was able to avoid all of the common menopause symptoms like weight gain, night sweats and mood swings by balancing her hormones.

Now she sleeps like a baby, her energy levels are right where they need to be and she has good muscles mass and an enjoyable sex drive.

“Age is just a chronological number,” Terrisa shares. “You don’t have to be old.”

With the success of her own balanced hormones, Terrisa encouraged her husband to go see Dr. Jacob at Heart & Vitality in Plano.

Kirk had begun to experience a loss in muscle mass, exhaustion and he wasn’t sleeping well.

Thanks to testosterone pellets, Kirk has been able to avoid the mid-life crisis many men his age face. He has the motivation to exercise, which has led to an increase in muscle mass and he’s sleeping well. Most couples their age simply accept a slow fading of their intimate lives. However, Kirk and Terrisa still enjoy a great level of intimacy.

“I encourage everyone to pick your battles. You can fight aging. With your hormones in balance, it’s not hard to do what your body needs like exercising and eating clean,” Terrisa shares.

Dr. Jacob is dedicated to helping patients improve their quality of life. His approach to the science of age management has been shown to decrease the risk of age-related disease, increase physical and sexual vitality, improve sleep quality, increase muscle tone, decrease body fat and sharpen mental acuity.

We encourage you to take the first step in improving your quality of life.

Please call Heart & Vitality at 972-596-7399 to schedule your initial bloodwork.

6 Scary Facts About Hormonal Imbalance

Do your symptoms of imbalanced hormones scare you?Scary Facts About Hormone Imbalance Flier

Things like weight gain, depression, mood swings and exhaustion really can be scary.

At Heart and Vitality in Plano, we believe that just because you age, doesn’t mean that you have to be scared and suffer.

No one should have to live with an untreated hormone problem.
Here are 6 scary facts about hormonal imbalances

  1. Weight Gain/Low Metabolism
    Underlying hormonal imbalances make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.
  2. Fatigue/Insomnia/Loss of Energy
    Can’t make it past mid-morning without some sort of pick-me-up? How about that mid-afternoon crash? It isn’t normal to feel sluggish, scattered or mentally foggy.
  3. Mood Swings
    Many experience mood swings and feel anxious in situations that they used to handle calmly before.
  4. Mental Fog
    Brain fog is typically characterized as an inability to focus, poor memory functioning, and difficulty learning new things.
  5. Decreased Libido
    Another noticeable symptom of hormonal imbalance is low libido, which starts with disturbed sleep. Without quality sleep our sex hormone production can diminish.
  6. Depression
    Depression and anxiety are well-known symptoms of low testosterone.

Restoring peace in your body

If you suffer from depression, insomnia, hot flashes, low libido or any other symptoms that may result from a hormonal imbalance, Dr. Jacob wants you to know that you are not alone, and there is no need for you to suffer any longer. 

Because hormones naturally decline as early as mid-30s, Heart & Vitality offers solutions for those feeling depleted of energy and enthusiasm.

Eliminating the “hormone clinic only” stereotype, Heart & Vitality offers a full wellness approach, specializing in hormone replacement therapy for both men and women, weight loss, cardiovascular screenings, non-invasive drug/surgery-free pain management and aesthetics.

Heart and Vitality was created by Dr. Abraham Jacob, a respected cardiologist who is also certified in Age Management Medicine.  His passion is to help his patients live longer and healthier lives.

Heart and Vitality is the premier Hormone Replacement Therapy Center located in Plano Texas, serving the greater Dallas area and beyond. Please call us to schedule your complimentary consultation. 972-596-7399

You may also visit our website to learn more about our Hormone Replacement Therapy services.

How to Stay Healthy to Enjoy Your Nest Egg

You are a hard worker. You put in dedicated, long hours in the office.You work hard!

Your retirement savings have been steadily building over the years.

Will you be healthy enough to enjoy it?

Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, which does research on population aging shares that in a recent study, 81% of retirees said that the most important ingredient for a happy retirement is good health.

Dr. Abraham Jacob, a respected cardiologist in Plano, TX as well as a certified Age Management Specialist is dedicated to helping his patients live healthy, productive lives.

Here’s how Dr. Jacob of Heart & Vitality can help you improve your physical and emotional health so that you can enjoy the nest egg you’ve worked so hard to create:

Cardio Screenings

A cardiovascular screening is important because they are tests performed to find disease before symptoms begin. The goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage. This way, you can treat the risk factor with lifestyle changes before it ultimately leads to the development of heart disease.

For many patients, screening results can serve as a wake-up call. When the test comes back and you see abnormal numbers, it becomes personal. Suddenly, the idea of making lifestyle changes isn’t just a recommendation in a pamphlet. It’s something that can impact your life and health.

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Studies have shown that normal testosterone levels help to keep blood sugar levels at a normal level, which could prevent diabetes, as well as maintaining cardiovascular health, which could prevent heart disease or other cardiovascular issues.

Balancing hormones can help men and women become strong and energetic.

Men and women have different symptoms, and therefore different needs. We pride ourselves on the ability to help both, offering an array of different hormone replacement therapies to give our clients the best possible results for their situation.

Weight Loss/Nutrition

At Heart & Vitality, our weight loss plans are designed to provide you with the resources and tools you need in order to implement a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Guided by our Weight Loss Program director, we provide three different programs where you will receive:

  1. Consultation/guidance on setting realistic goals.
  2. Food menu.
  3. Nutrition schedule/Meal plans
  4. Exercise instructions.

Inspired by his own success with Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Jacob created Heart & Vitality to help improve the lives of his patients. Dr. Jacob is healthier and more fit now in his 50s than he was in his youth. He is headed in a healthy direction to enjoy his own next egg that he has worked so hard to create.

We invite you to call Heart & Vitality today at 972-596-7399 to get healthy and age well!


Dr. Abraham Jacob – Hormone Replacement Therapy Testimonial

Dr. Jacob’s own success with Hormone Replacement Therapy was a part of the inspiration to create Heart Vitality in Plano, TX.

When Dr. Jacob was in his mid-40s, he started experiencing extreme exhaustion. It was more than just the demands of raising two boys and running a busy cardiology practice.  He was not resting well and so even a 10-minute drive left him fatigued. The lack of energy was debilitating and concerning.dr-abraham-jacob

A colleague, who Dr. Jacob noticed had a lot of energy and looked very fit, shared his success with hormone replacement therapy.

Dr. Jacob decided to get educated and learn the science behind hormone replacement therapy. He took a course in age management through Cenegenics.  He also had his own bloodwork done and the results showed that his hormones where low.

After Dr. Jacob began testosterone injections, he finally had the required energy and motivation to exercise on a regular basis. Instead of hitting the couch after work, he had the stamina to hit the gym. Balanced hormones and daily exercise resulted in an increase in lean muscle mass.

Now in his early 50s, Dr. Jacob feels that he is more fit than he was in his youth.

With his own hormone balancing success, Dr. Jacob was thrilled to be able to help his cardio patients. In the past, he was able to give them the right medication to help control their heart disease and Diabetes. Now, he is also able to help them balance their hormones so that they have the motivation and energy to exercise and eat healthy.

Dr. Jacob is dedicated to helping patients improve their quality of life. His approach to the science of age management has been shown to decrease the risk of age-related disease, increase physical and sexual vitality, improve sleep quality, increase muscle tone, decrease body fat and sharpen mental acuity.

Just like Dr. Jacob, we encourage you to take the first step in improving your quality of life.

Please call Heart & Vitality at 972-596-7399 to schedule your initial bloodwork.

As We Age, We Tend To Gain Weight. Here’s Why…

Dr. Abraham Jacob shares 5 reasons you are gaining weight in an article he wrote for Natural Awakenings Magazine.
As we age, our hormones tend change and we tend to gain more weight. scale

Hormone Imbalance & Weight Gain

  1. Estrogen & Testosterone levels decrease causing weight gain and the redistribution of fat causing an apple or pear shaped body.
  2. Increased insulin levels can reduce the body’s ability to regulate the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, resulting in weight gain and sometimes Diabetes.
  3. Hypothyroidism causes our metabolism to slow down and can result in weight gain.
  4. Leptin, a hormone released by fat cells, triggers the brain to feel satisfied and reduces the urge to eat. The brain can become less sensitive, resulting in not feeling full during or after a meal.
  5. If your body is out of sync and suffering from a hormonal imbalance, your efforts to get healthy and fit are uphill battle that you may never defeat.

You can break the cycle of weight gain by optimizing your hormones. A simple blood test to check four major hormones levels, sex hormones, leptin, insulin, and thyroid hormone may point to the reason you are gaining weight.

Call Heart & Vitality in Plano today to schedule your complimentary consultation.


Meet Ashley Molloy, Managing Director & Weight Loss Program Director at Heart & Vitality at Plano

Growing up in Pittsburg, Texas has had a monumental influence in Ashley’s professional career, and her constant goal to provide “hometown” service is key to the comfortable atmosphere that she has been able to produce at Heart and Vitality.Ashley Photo 1

Ashley received her certification in Medical Practice Management from the Practice Management Institute in Dallas Texas, and has used her knowledge and unending passion for continuous improvement that truly reflects the values of care and concern for the clients.

That passion and dedication also translates over to Ashley’s role as Weight Loss Program Director at Heart & Vitality.

With Dr. Jacob’s training in Age Management Medicine in the fall of 2012, many of the staff at Heart & Vitality used his new-found knowledge on nutrition and weight loss to live a healthy lifestyle. Ashley implemented a Low Glycemic Index Diet along with HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training and enjoyed her strong health and fitness levels.

A short time later, Ashley purchased Women’s Fitness Magazine which featured the 3x Ms. Bikini Olympia, Ashley Kaltwasser and her 12-week competition diet and exercise program.  Ashley had never heard about the bodybuilding division, Bikini. It sparked her interest and she begin researching various competition training programs. She found an online based program. (Team VIP Online) and started with their basic plan, which is not meant for competition, but for beginners new to the fitness world.

When Ashley first decided to commit to the program, she knew that she had to put 100% effort into it in order to succeed and once she made the mental commitment, she never looked back.

Ashley was thrilled with the significant differences in her body: lowered body fat and increased muscle definition and decided to enter a Bikini Competition.  In her first show, at the Oklahoma Championships she brought home (3) first place titles and was named the Overall Winner of the Bikini Novice Category. Three additional competitions netted Ashley several more top finishes.

Since she found such a passion in nutrition and exercise, Ashley earned her Fitness Nutrition Certification and established the Weight Loss clinic at Heart and Vitality.

Ashley uses her training as part of a healthy lifestyle and does not subject her body to crash dieting.  With this same philosophy, Ashley designed the weight loss program not as a “quick fix” or “yo-yo diet” but rather to educate patients on a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise for a true-lifestyle change.

To learn more about the Weight Loss Program at Heart & Vitality in Plano, TX click here.

Ashley Has Earned the Following Awards:
Oklahoma Championship – Tulsa, OK
June 3, 2016
1st Place – Bikini Class A – Novice
1st Place – Bikini Class A – Open
Overall Winner – Bikini Novice Division

Dallas Europa Games – Dallas, Texas
June 17-18, 2016
2nd Place – Bikini Class A – Novice
3rd Place – Bikini Class A – Open

Phil Heath Classic – Arlington Texas
April 29, 2017
1st Place – Bikini Class A- Novice
4th Place – Bikini Class A – Open

Kuclo Classic – Plano, TX
1st Place – Bikini Class A – Novice
1st Place – Bikini Class A – Open

**3x Nationally Qualified NPC Bikini Competitor**