Sex & Positive Thinking: Why You Should “Fill This Rx”

Available for Interviews: Dr. Tammy Penhollow

Dr. Tammy Penhollow is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, specializing in anesthesiology, pain management, and regenerative medicine. Having over 20 years of experience has helped her to cultivate a passion for regenerative medicine and holistic healing. Dr. Penhollow practices at Precision Regenerative Medicine in the greater Phoenix area.


Talking Points from Dr. Tammy Penhollow on
Sex and Positive Thinking on the Brain:

Sex Benefits and the Brain

Cognitive benefits of sex are related to the release of neurohormones dopamine, norepinephrine, and oxytocin; this promotes bonding, feelings of well-being, and calmness. Oxytocin release can lead to melatonin secretion, which helps with sleep. These cycles also regulate cortisol release (the stress hormone), increases blood flow to the brain, and decrease anxiety. 

Brain function decreases with age, but increased frequency of sexual activity is directly related to improved memory, especially in those over 50. Additional cognitive benefits include visual and verbal fluency, language, word recollection, and spatial orientation. 

So, in addition to reductions in stress and anxiety, the ability to speak, think, remember, and feel good are benefits of regular sexual activity.

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Positive Thinking and the Brain

Positive thinking has profound effects on the brain’s ability to adapt to stresses and overcome them. Improved and widened focus, attention span, and creativity are benefits of positive thoughts. It comes down to the release and inhibition of neurohormones and neurochemicals, including cortisol and serotonin.   

Not only can we maintain brain function as we age with proper sleep, diet, and exercise, but having a great positive outlook can possibly prevent us from cognitive decline and keep us sharp and happy.


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Interview: Dr. Tammy Penhollow

Dr. Tammy Penhollow practices at Precision Regenerative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, where develops individualized treatment plans for musculoskeletal and spine interventions with PRP and bone marrow aspirate using image guidance, as well as micro-needling with PRP for skin, hair, and anti-aging conditions. She also stays active in teaching as an Instructor in Anesthesiology for the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and as a Supplemental Consultant for the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

A former active-duty US Naval Officer, Dr. Penhollow has lived, practiced, and has been deployed around the US and overseas. She embodies the lifestyle she recommends to her patients and is an active hiker, gardener, and yogi as well as a French-trained home chef and an aspiring sommelier.

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