Anti-aging medicine focuses on prevention of illness by harnessing the power of natural medicine to help you stay young, healthy, and full of vitality. Our healthcare practitioners look for early warning signs of illness and seek to correct any hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, and immunity issues before disease strikes. This helps you lead a healthy lifestyle and keeps you looking young and full of energy.
Our physicians believe that prevention is the key to a healthy life. By keeping the body healthy, you can minimize the risk of developing an illness. Anti-aging medicine incorporates the entire life of a patient, rather than just focusing on the illness. Practitioners work with patients to develop healthy lifestyle recommendations. Anti-aging specialists check hormone levels in the body, seek ways to boost immunity through detoxification and wise eating choices, and decrease stress using a variety of techniques.
What Causes Disease?
Disease occurs when the body is not functioning properly. Stress, hormonal imbalances, and toxins can cause age related disease.
Stress is often the result of unrealistic expectations in your life. When you are unable to fulfill your obligations (whether at home or on the job), stress can occur. Several studies have shown that stress can increase the risk of developing certain medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity and gastrointestinal problems. During periods of stress, your body goes into a self-defense mode. When this occurs, foods are not digested properly, the body does not rest, and immunity decreases. Each of these factors can increase your risk of developing a disease.
Hormonal Deficiencies and Aging
As you age, your hormone levels begin to wane. When hormonal deficiencies occur, the body cannot heal itself. For example, a menopausal female has an increased risk of developing cardiovascular problems. Cardiologists have found that when estrogen levels begin to decline, the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and atrial fibrillation increases. Testosterone deficiencies in men can also cause a plethora of medical conditions, including anemia, osteoporosis, weight gain and higher cholesterol levels.
Toxins and Disease
When most people hear the word toxin, they think of dangerous chemicals; however, many natural toxins can cause health problems. One such toxin is mold. Mold can cause a myriad of problems including allergic reactions and pathogenic infections. Mold can produce mycotoxins that can be inhaled, ingested in food or absorbed through the skin. When these mycotoxins penetrate the body's defenses, illness can occur. Digestive troubles, respiratory illnesses and reproductive problems are often caused by toxins. Additionally, studies have shown that certain types of cancers can be caused by toxic substances.
How to Live a Younger Life
There are many things you can do to live a younger life. The first step to a better life is to take stock of your life. Are you sick often? Do you eat healthy and get enough exercise? Do you often battle stress and anxiety? The answers to these questions can direct you to health, longevity and vitality. Eating correctly, getting enough exercise and avoiding toxins are some of the best ways to stay young. Additionally, enjoy life to its fullest by surrounding yourself with people you love and hobbies you enjoy.
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