Anti-Aging Medicine

Aging is a natural process. However, the food we eat, our lifestyle, stress, where we live and work, and our relationships all influence our immune system and thus how healthy we are and how rapidly we age.

Although life expectancy has increased dramatically, the quality of life in the aging population has seriously declined. Eighty percent of people over the age of 65 have at least one chronic condition such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or arthritis, and over 50% have more than one chronic condition.

Our Bodies Are Challenged

Our bodies are all challenged by the enormous changes in our environment: pollution,  reduced soil quality and food lacking in nutrients, artificial fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and preservatives, and farm animal diets, supplemented by antibiotics and hormones  and loaded with thousands of chemicals that were unknown on the planet 50 years ago. In addition, we are besieged by indoor chemical pollution (electromagnetic frequencies EMFs from cell phones, wireless devices, routers) and heavy metal poisons such as lead, mercury, cadmium and aluminum - all of which can overload our metabolic processes for detoxification, and trigger free radical reactions that damage our organs and our genes.

As we age, toxins can accumulate in our bodies. While our body does rid itself of many toxins naturally, as we age and the toxic burden increases, it gets harder and harder to detoxify naturally and may increase the risk for disease.

Testing the Markers of Aging

Senescence - the process of aging - is accompanied by a "loss of organ reserve capacity" throughout the body. Muscles weaken, glands reduce secretions, digestion is impaired (further reducing one's nutritional state), memory and concentration decline, and sexual functions diminish.

Senescence should be approached at the cellular level, with lab tests including various tests that include assessment of:

  • hormone levels
  • methylation capacity
  • heavy metal or toxic load
  • inflammation
  • genomics
  • telomeres, which are the ends of human cells that affect how cells age, like a cell clock

A good assessment will allow the physician to do an individualized rejuvenation plan that will address the different areas that need to be addressed.


Anti-Aging Therapy

The exciting news is that there are new techniques that can add years to your life and life to your years. Good nutrition, exercise, detoxification, supplements, antioxidants, stress reduction, chelation therapy, and hormone replacement/enhancement such as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), testosterone, estrogen & progesterone, adrenal, thyroid and human growth hormone (HGH) are major techniques for rebalancing and rejuvenating the aging body.

Not everyone will need the same plan, but the treatment-correction-prevention plan aims to restore cell youth, including improving mitochondrial health to recharge vitality.

From simple telomere repair to new state-of-the-art Sirtuin Therapy, starting an anti-aging program can help one look better, feel better, have more energy and be more active for living a full life.