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December 30, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

The Secret to Health in Every Department

Health Expert Lorne Caplan joined the show. Lorbe is a Health Expert, Speaker, Author and Chief Scientific Officer. he touches on a wode variety of topics leading to one foundational secret to good overall health - listen in.

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Lorne Caplan has over fifteen years of expertise developing, sourcing, researching and training staff and clients about constituent ingredients, both natural and synthetic while creating product lines and specific programs for products, services and devices in the fragrance, anti-aging skincare, wellness, aesthetics (cosmetics), and gift (scented candles) industries. Lorne has built, managed and developed these product and service lines as a former owner and operator of the 14,000 square foot Danielle Spa/ Aevium Institute and Radiance Med Spas, as well as when advising clients that included SpaMedicus, Pure Laser, American Leisure, Cornelia Spa, individuals and physicians. Lorne has written and presented training and educational forums on aphrodisiacs (yes, they do exist), sensuality, romance, passion and intimacy as relates to human relationships and pheromone research.

Along with his current role as Director of Product  Development at Pheromone products company Victor Goth, LLC, an Master & Mistress, Lorne successfully advised, funded and invested in companies within the cosmeceutical, nutraceutical, biotech and life sciences sectors. As a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and founder of the Womens Total Health and Wellness Conference and Exhibit, Lorne maintains and often benefits from his experiences within the fields of womens health and sexual health.

Lorne has been frequently quoted and published in industry periodicals such as Self Magazine, Spa 20/20, Spa Management, Medical Spa Management, Spa Canada, Inside Cosmeceuticals and is a regular speaker on subjects related to , fragrance / olfaction, relationship and sexual health, integrative therapies, age-management and the aesthetics industry at conferences such as The everything to do With Sex Show, Exotic Erotica, Face & Body, Medical Spa & Aesthetics Conference, Society for Plastic Surgery Skin Care Specialists, Grayson Natural and Organic Personal Care Conference, The International Anti-aging Show and The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Lorne received his combined degree in history and political science at McGill University in Montreal and his MBA at The Ivey School of Management in London, Canada. He is currently completing his Naturopathic Doctorate from Clayton College and spreads his optimal health and life message through his blog at and AgeMedica, LLC.

Conference Topics

Romance, passion and intimacy in an age devoid of courtship
Physiological influences of scent
Topical Hormone Therapy
Cosmetic Peptides
Medical Spa Marketing
Training and Education for Medical Spas
Product Development
Developing A Medical Spa for Physicians and Non-Physicians
Setting Up an Anti-aging Wellness Center


Transcript of Interview with Lorne Caplan

Eric Michaels: Beyond the myriad of typical sexual enhancement products, some effective some not, what is the single most important aspect of maintaining and building sexual health?

Lorne Caplan: As you know, we are bombarded daily by on-line spam and traditional media that offer numerous products to enhance our sexual performance and prowess, with some 95% not having any actives that would be effective while perhaps 5% offering some benefit.

By taking these products we expect to immediately improve our romance quotient, but it is a much more complex issue than simply taking a pill. In fact, if we added something as simple as scent to our daily regimen, we would find that our attitude and confidence level would improve, which in turn increases the feel good hormones that are secreted by our brain and other glands. These hormones are typically referred to as “feel good hormones” such as dopamine, vasopressin and seratonin. I often refer to these as addiction hormones because they are similar to those that are affected by those that are addicted to drugs. We want more of that feeling, so we tend to do what we can to get it. That is why being “in-love” is an addiction. It changes our feel good hormone balance and therefore, it changes how we feel. That can be good, but also difficult because we lose some control over how we think and act.

Keeping that in mind, how our new found feeling will affect the way we behave, we can obtain key aspects of a healthy sexuality by adding these aphrodisiacs and pheromones to our daily regimen. By improving our confidence, self-esteem and attitude, our whole physical body and underlying health will improve. Now certainly we are aware that our blood pressure and circulatory system are important aspects to a healthy sexuality, just as numerous pharmaceutical companies tell us everyday, but we can derive these benefits from scent and fragrance when we build in the powerful aspects of aphrodisiacs and pheromones because they directly affect our overall endocrine system. When we feel good, we actually can change our physical health which is absolutely necessary to having great sex and supporting our healthy sexuality.

Eric Michaels: Are there any secrets or knowledge that isn't widely known about sexual health and how to improve it?

Lorne Caplan: Certainly, there are a number of lesser known aspects of what we can do to improve our sexual health as opposed to simply popping a pill or thinking that intercourse is the answer. Intimacy is far more than simply how often we have sex. It is simply touching hands or looking at your partner. Those secrets include the use of aphrodisiacs in your daily life. Something as simple as cutting fresh basil and inhaling the scent will do wonders for your disposition. If you include these scent solutions to your daily routine, then you will notice improvement in a variety of aspects in your daily life, from your mood, to your physical health related to your underlying hormone and endocrine balance and that is what we should all be striving for. After-all, just having your longevity, size or otherwise improved won’t ultimately benefit your sexual health. It is far more involved than simply that. Keeping in mind that the brain is ultimately the largest sex organ because it has to be involved in the process of intimacy, we as sophisticated mammals have to understand that we must feel good to perform better at anything, whether it is sexuality or business. If we don’t take care of our bodies, beyond adding sexual hormone supporting scents, then the effects will not be systemic, or complete and that is something we should all strive for. It is the balance and whole body approach that will give us the necessary stamina, quality of intimacy and understanding of what builds a truly excellent romance quotient beyond simply health of your sex life. People tend to misunderstand that (in many mens cases) the number of times we have sex is what dictates our health, when in fact that is the farthest thing from the truth.

We, as humans, need a variety of stimuli to satisfy our sexual health and the secrets lie in supporting those aspects that aren’t simply attached to the physical touch, but our other senses. That is why scent is so powerful. If we bring-in pheromones and aphrodisiacs, we will find a number of perceptions and feelings affected that we otherwise wouldn’t have considered, adding a positive level of complexity and nourishing our relationships, both sexually and alternatively with family, our business associates and others. It isn’t complicated, rather it can be and should be quite simple. That is another secret to healthy sexuality. Keep it simple, breaking down the many outside influences like work, children, money and many more intrusions that make  our sexual health more difficult to maintain and improve because we aren’t letting the more subtle and beneficial aspects seep into our lives.

Eric Michaels: Since people are very complex, is it reasonable to expect a healthy sex life? What are the hurdles we would have to overcome as men and women and are there any major differences?

Lorne Caplan: Well, that is a difficult but important question and yes, we as humans are indeed very complex, since we don’t get attracted by one sense alone. We are impacted by sight, scent, touch and all of the senses not to mention the competing noise around us in our daily lives. It is easy to get lost and lose important aspects of our relationships. We see this all the time with the breakdown in marriages and relationships. Our sexual experiences are affected not by one aspect alone and it is absolutely true that men and women are indeed very differently. The endocrine systems are very different with women having substantially more estrogen and progesterone than men and it does affect the way women respond and think, just as it affects mens responses. While women might be thinking about family, work, the house or numerous other things, men will have their “empty-box” open and be able to focus only on one thing. This is a scientific fact. Our emotions are different and therefore our needs are as well. While men might be thinking about simply how they will have sex with a woman, she may well be thinking about numerous aspects of the relationship, the physical appearance, etc… Men are able to and are often hated for, being able to think about one thing only and not be affected by so many competing aspects of the daily grind as women do.

As complex mammals, we also process information from a variety of resources. That is why we might “see” someone and be attracted to them from across the room.  Our eyes tell us that we might like their hair, their build, or some other physical attribute. The shallow sense if you will. While we can’t smell that person from a distance, we absolutely won’t like someone that we don’t like the smell of. So if you are married or in a relationship today, I can assure you that you like that persons scent, otherwise you wouldn’t be with them. That is how powerful the sense of smell is. It is a deal breaker if that person doesn’t smell well. So if that person from across the room looks great but comes over and smell horribly to you, then there won’t be a relationship in the making. It is, though, perfectly reasonable to expect a healthy sex life, since what we have to do is break it down to it’s more basic elements. Focus on the important and supportive aspects of healthy sexuality. Don’t let all the intrusions impact you. Communicate with your mate or a new prospective partner. Look into their eyes as I mentioned before. Pay attention to what they are saying (men especially). Don’t worry about all the details, the clothes, the fragrance, the restaurant, etc… but make an effort to understand and relate to the important things, the little things and you will find that as confidence builds, so too will your ability to engage in that physical relationship that is often lost in the mix. Essentially, keeping it simple, that is the major hurdle and it is greater for women, because of the way their hormones are configured, versus men and their “empty-drawer”. For men, their role would be in helping the women keep the noise from intruding. Keep it basic, simple and supportive and you will reap the benefits of a healthy sexuality, intimacy, romance an passion that will evolve from the efforts, big and small, that are made.

Eric Michaels: Can hair loss be reversed and are there any treatments that truly work now and what will be effective in the future?

Lorne Caplan: People will often ask me how this relates to passion, intimacy and healthy sexuality and as I mentioned before, the endocrine system and our feel good hormones are directly related to scent and the addition of substantial feel good scents within aphrodisiacs and pheromones that drive the production of those crack hormones or addition hormones. This is true too, for our hair and follicle health, since we do need to have balance and a healthy psychology to impact our physical health. If we don’t eat or exercise, we won’t support our physical bodies necessary nourishment and our scalp, just like our skin will suffer. After all, the scalp environment is skin and if your skin isn’t healthy from a poor diet, no exercise, etc… then you can be sure the follicles will also suffer. Now certainly, there are hormone derivatives like DHT that block up the follicles and prevent nourishment from reaching the follicle, just as we notice how much better our hair and nails grow in the sun. However, beyond the various peptide and stem-cell research that is promised to work within the next few decades to grow our hair back, we do have the ability to get the same benefits from our sun without the side affects of radiation. The technology is called low light laser therapy (LLLT) along with the necessary topical enzymes to clean the scalp and ingredients like wheat germ extract, neem and emu oil (which can be very greasy, but when applied in small amounts has shown to grow hair back) to help stimulate growth from the surface. Keep in mind that the skin is after-all a barrier and large molecule items cannot penetrate it or we’d all be dead from the toxins in our environment. Some items do have the ability to stimulate the health of our follicles as they don’t die easily. They atrophy over time, get clogged by dirt and DHT and then die out. We can, today, influence the health of our follicles and scalp health and the LLLT in turn does indeed help restore our follicles to the growth phase of hair generation, without the side affects of radiation. Of course, blood circulation is necessary to bring the nutrients to our scalp (an extremity) which is not different from our needs for a healthy blood flow for sexual health. I can discuss more commonalities, but if you can see the links with skin health, circulatory system improvement, proper nutrition, you’ll note the necessary elements to gain a healthy scalp as well as sexuality.

Eric Michaels: Is anti-aging of skin obtainable today and do skincare products really work?

Lorne Caplan: As I mentioned before, skin is a barrier and generally, products in topicals don’t penetrate the skin, otherwise it would be characterized as a drug. Some companies like Allergan and the large cosmetics entities like L’Oreal and Estee Lauder would have you believe that their newest peptides, items derived from growing cells in a lab or DNA products would actually change the structure and performance of the skin cell. This is for the most part false as you would need the necessary components that I mentioned before to impact the health of your skin as well as sexuality and scalp for hair growth.

While topical skincare products can have an impact on your anti-aging appearance, it is usually derived from two ingredient categories, the first being a surfactant which covers the skin to lock in moisture. What this does is give you the appearance of plumper, healthier looking skin and yes, you’ll look younger, but it is only a temporary fix along with a humectant that draws moisture to the skin, again hydrating the skin to make it look plumper, healthier and more youthful. I don’t mean to say that all topicals (butters, creams, lotions,serums or other forms) only give you a temporary none cellular change. Some products do contain enough of an active ingredient to make changes in the skin such as hyaluronic acid, collegen and vitamin A in it’s active form. Again, they have to be configured right in order to have an impact but if you don’t exercise, eat right or have a digestive system that absorbs and metabolizes the necessary ingredients to allow your skin to be supported in it’s daily effort to regenerate itself (this is true for the necessary hormones as well, which drop off significantly as we age), than no matter how much stuff we put on our skin, it won’t improve the long term appearance. That is key here, the digestive health of the individual, which relates to the necessary balance of our endocrine system and over all balance of our bodies. Only then will we see a true anti-aging benefit without the use of lasers, injections and other skin abrasive techniques.

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