Anti-Aging
Anti-aging   medicine    is   a   medical   specialty   founded   on   the   application   of   advanced   scientific   and   medical   technologies   for   the   early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases. This   is   quite   different   from   tackling   the   aging   process   itself,   and   a   wide   array   of   strategies   and   therapies   are   currently   available.   Calorie restriction, for example, is a demonstrated way to lower risk for a wide range of age-related degenerative conditions. The   concept   of   "optimizing   natural   longevity"   is   useful   when   trying   to   draw   a   distinct   line   between   what   you   can   do   now   to   lead   a   longer, healthier   life,   and   what   will   be   possible   in   the   future.   We   can   presume   that   there   exists,   for   each   person,   some   maximum   life   span   -   an "optimized   natural   longevity"   -   that   can   reach   using   modern   medicine   and   appropriate   lifestyle   and   diet   choices.   You   can   adopt   calorie restriction,   exercise,   keep   up   a   good   relationship   with   a   physician,   and   spend   an   appropriate   amount   on   supplements   and   healthcare.   Each of   these   items   will   help   you   to   optimize   your   natural   longevity   -   enable   you   to   live   a   few   years   longer   and   in   better   health   than   you   would otherwise have done. Aging is a biological state with 3 phases :-         Phase   1:    Ages   25   to   35,   where   hormonal   levels   start   to   decrease.   Internal   cellular   damage   by   free   radicals   formation   (caused   by Environmental pollution, poor diet, stress, etc) is happening. -         Phase   2:   Ages   35   to   45.   The   production   of   many   hormones   has   fallen   by   more   than   25%.   Clinical   symptoms   are   making   their   presence felt on the outside. On the inside, cellular damage by free radical continues, where the rate of damage depends on the lifestyle. -         Phase   3 :   Ages   45   and   above.   Most   hormone   production   continues   to   decline.   Outwardly,   early   signs   and   symptoms   of   aging   seen worsen.   The   skin   is   further   dehydrated   and   thinned   as   collagen   fibers   break   down.   Chronic   illnesses   became   very   apparent   as   organs begin to fail. Inwardly, as our cells succumb to assaults, mutation and cancer can arise. ARE THERE REALISTIC WAYS TO SLOW DOWN THE AGING PROCESS? The answer is yes!! But   you   need   to   know   what   to   look   for   when   you   make   choices   on   anti   aging   solutions.   There   are   key   ingredients   to   look   for   in   order   to   find a true anti aging system or product. We can guide with you on these very important decisions that really will deliver results. It's   never   too   late   to   slow   down   the   aging   process.   The   anti   aging   tips   provided   on   this   website   will   give   you   everything   you   need   to   know   to look younger and feel good about yourself. There are essentially five main points in order of relative importance. 1.   Anti aging Nutrition   -  Eat according to metabolic type, blood type and glycemic index -  Eat foods containing the proper amounts of fiber -  Eat foods free from pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones -  Anti aging supplements, for basic vitamin, mineral, and anti-oxidant protection -  Drink enough water on a daily basis Testing   systems   like   blood   and   metabolic   typing   are   tools   to   help   determine   what   to   eat   for   optimal   health   based   on   biochemical individuality. The   glycemic   index   deals   with   blood   sugar   response   to   the   foods   you   eat.   It   is   an   index   that   tells   us   how   fast   a   particular   food   raises   blood sugar   levels.   Rapid   blood   sugar   increases   in   turn   cause   insulin   increases   and   thus   are   best   avoided.   This   is   a   key   component   of   a   longevity and anti aging diet; as the lower our average insulin levels the longer we will live. Knowing   the   nutrient   content   of   foods,   helps   ensure   we   are   getting   the   quality   nutrition   the   body   needs   to   function   optimally   and   maintain health for as long as possible. The   issues   about   anti   aging   and   food,   mainly   concern   food   sensitivities   or   allergies   that   can   increase   inflammation   and   blood   sugar   count, which accelerate the aging process. The   nutrient   and   antioxidant   content   of   foods   help   control   the   physiological   processes   of   aging,   like   as   oxidative   stress,   cardiovascular health, and blood sugar levels. The   effects   of   food   processing   can   also   alter   their   nutrient   content   and   thus   their   value   in   an   anti   aging   diet.   Cooking   can   sometimes destroy   valuable   nutrients   that   are   sensitive   to   heat.   Milling   can   remove   B-vitamins   and   good   fiber   from   grains,   rendering   them   less nutritious and more prone to cause rapid increases in blood sugar. Refined   foods   have   been   identified   by   many   anti   aging   and   health   experts   as   one   of   the   leading   causes   of   chronic   illness!   Thus   for   anti aging nutrition purposes, foods should be eaten as close to their natural raw state as is safe and practical. Nutritional   supplements   are   used   to   fill   in   the   gaps   with   regard   to   vitamins   and   minerals   that   may   not   be   supplied   in   adequate   quantities in an individual's diet. Nutraceuticals   and   anti   aging   supplements   are   used   to   address   specific   medical   conditions,   which   are   related   to   the   aging   process   in   a   way that is similar to drugs, but which is much safer. Aside   from   nutritional   supplementation   where   needed,   anti   aging   food   of   high   quality   and   minimal   processing   remains   one   of   the   most powerful ways to ensure an optimal anti aging diet! If   we   are   looking   for   ways   to   be   healthier   and   live   longer   then   we   need   to   follow   a   healthy   diet.   We   shouldn't   wait   until   we   start   falling   apart before implementing an anti aging nutrition regimen. Food   creates   energy   and   energy   allows   the   body   to   produce   free   radicals.   Free   radicals   contribute   to   certain   diseases   and   the   aging process. In   order   to   neutralize   free   radicals,   the   body   fights   with   antioxidants   like   vitamins,   minerals   and   enzymes.   They   come   from   the   food   that   we eat. These antioxidants are found in most fruits and vegetables and can also be taken as supplements to a diet. Anti   aging   nutrition   is   the   key   to   slowing   down   or   reversing   the   aging   process.   If   we   want   to   be   healthy,   live   longer   and   look   younger   we need   to   make   sure   that   our   bodies   get   the   nutrients   that   it   needs.Our   lifestyle   and   diet   effect   how   we   age.   The   good   news   is   we   can   change some of our bad habits and implement new healthy habits.  Doing this gives us a better chance to live a longer, healthier life. 2.   Sleep -  Get the required amount of restorative REM sleep each night 3.   Exercise -  Strength training to maintain lean muscle and bone density -  Cardiovascular exercise for heart and lungs -  Stretch to maintain flexibility and prevent injury People who exercise will be stronger, healthier and younger. 4.   Hormonal Optimization   -  Herbs and nutritional supplements to optimize hormonal status -  Bio-identical hormones prescribed by an anti aging physician -  Neutralize the effects of environmental estrogens Optimizing   your   hormonal   profile   is   vital   for   maintaining   your   immune   health   and   warding   off   disease   and   infections.The   optimization   of these   hormones   requires   precise   testing   to   determine   baseline   levels   and   follow   up   testing   to   determine   the   results   of   the   anti   aging hormone   preparations   that   have   been   administered.   This   should   be   done   by   a   qualified   anti   aging   physician.Keep   in   mind;   these   hormonal supplements    don't    come    without    warnings    and    side    effects    and    any    supplement    that    you    take,    might    react    adversely    with    other medications that you are taking, so be sure to consult with a physician before considering or taking any anti-aging therapy. 5.   Emotional Health -   Minimize   effects   of   stress   with   relaxation   techniquesEmotional   health   concerns   the   way   you   react   to   stress   and   what   strategies   you   use   to cope   with   stressful   situations.   Mental   health   is   the   ability   to   think   clearly   and   logically,   and   to   interact   in   a   productive   manner   with   your environment. That   your   emotions   affect   you   physically   is   no   secret,   but   most   people   do   not   understand   why   or   how.   Some   emotions   cause   the   release   of stress hormones, which have negative effects on our bodies and can even speed up the aging process. Emotional   and   mental   health   can   be   optimized   by   ensuring   good   brain   health,   as   well   as   learning   how   to   reduce   stress.   This   will   allow   you to avoid the destructive physiological effects of stress in your environment. Stress   increases   the   levels   of   cortisol   production   in   our   body,   which   accelerates   the   aging   process.   Most   stress   relief   modalities   fall   into   3 broad categories: Mental, Physical and Functional. Mental   activities   for   stress   reduction   include   music,   reading,   meditation,   singing,   etc.   Physical   activities   include   exercise   and   sports,   Yoga, bicycling,   walking,   swimming   etc.   Functional   style   activities   include   massage,   Zigong,   hydro-therapy,   etc.   These   methods   can   be   mixed   and matched. Find out that works best for you and make stress reduction a habit. TESTING FOR AN ANTI AGING PROGRAM Each person is a unique individual not only in terms of personality and temperament, but also with regard to their biochemistry. This   is   why   blood   typing   and   metabolic   typing   are   two   of   the   ways   that   we   can   test   to   determine   what   each   individual   needs   for   optimal wellness. There   are   of   course   the   standardized   blood   tests   that   doctors   routinely   perform,   and   while   these   are   a   good   starting   point   you   should know that for anti aging purposes more specific tests are required to optimize your individual body chemistry. The   testing   protocols   generally   fall   into   several   categories.   There   are   blood,   saliva,   hair,   and   urine   tests,   as   well   as   written   or   computer- based questionnaires that are used to pinpoint food sensitivities (blood typing) and metabolic status (metabolic typing). These   are   all   diagnostic   tools   used   either   alone   or   many   times   in   combination   to   discern   an   individual's   unique   biological   profile,   so   as   to create an effective plan for addressing all of their health and wellness issues. It   is   important   to   note   that   these   tests   do   not   measure   "aging"   directly.   Rather   they   measure   the   markers   for   disease   processes   that   are related to the aging process. Some of the most important tests for life extension program are: Chemistry   Panel,   CBC,   HDL/LDL   &   total   cholesterol,   Triglycerides,   Free   Testosterone,   Total   Testosterone,   DHEA-s,   PSA   (Prostate   Specific Antigen),   Estradiol,   Progesterone,   Homocysteine,   C-Reactive   Protein,   A-1C   (Glycosylated   Hemoglobin),   Diabetes   testing,   Fasting   insulin, Mineral assay, Arachidonic acid, Oxidative stress, Red Blood Cell Fatty Acid Test, Anti-oxidant status, Genomic testing Diagnostic   testing   enables   us   to   determine   how   our   bodies   are   functioning   and   aging,   and   to   precisely   address   medical   issues   related   to our individual needs. HOW TO GET STARTED Starting   an   anti-aging   program   begins   with   an   evaluation   of   your   current   health   and   lifestyle   needs.   This   can   be   done   through   an   office   visit with   a   physician   specializing   in   anti-aging   medicine.   The   typical   consultation   should   include   a   complete   history   and   physical   examination.   A qualified   anti-aging   physician   will   spend   considerable   time   answering   questions   and   explaining   to   you   the   science   part   behind   an   anti- aging   program.   It   is   important   for   you   to   understand   exactly   what   you   should   do,   how   you   should   do   it,   and   what   you   should   expect   after you embark on the program. Depending on your current state of health, additional laboratory tests may be needed.   If   you   would   like   additional   information   regarding   our   services   or      to   request   an   appointment,   you   can   contact   us   by   phone   (952 80 53 68) or by email .
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Anti-Aging
Anti-aging    medicine     is    a    medical    specialty    founded    on    the application   of   advanced   scientific   and   medical   technologies   for   the early   detection,   prevention,   treatment,   and   reversal   of   age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases. This   is   quite   different   from   tackling   the   aging   process   itself,   and   a wide    array    of    strategies    and    therapies    are    currently    available. Calorie   restriction,   for   example,   is   a   demonstrated   way   to   lower   risk for a wide range of age-related degenerative conditions. The   concept   of   "optimizing   natural   longevity"   is   useful   when   trying to   draw   a   distinct   line   between   what   you   can   do   now   to   lead   a longer,   healthier   life,   and   what   will   be   possible   in   the   future.   We can   presume   that   there   exists,   for   each   person,   some   maximum   life span    -    an    "optimized    natural    longevity"    -    that    can    reach    using modern   medicine   and   appropriate   lifestyle   and   diet   choices.   You can   adopt   calorie   restriction,   exercise,   keep   up   a   good   relationship with     a     physician,     and     spend     an     appropriate     amount     on supplements   and   healthcare.   Each   of   these   items   will   help   you   to optimize   your   natural   longevity   -   enable   you   to   live   a   few   years longer and in better health than you would otherwise have done. Aging is a biological state with 3 phases :-         Phase   1:    Ages   25   to   35,   where   hormonal   levels   start   to   decrease. Internal    cellular    damage    by    free    radicals    formation    (caused    by Environmental pollution, poor diet, stress, etc) is happening. -         Phase   2:   Ages   35   to   45.   The   production   of   many   hormones   has fallen    by    more    than    25%.    Clinical    symptoms    are    making    their presence   felt   on   the   outside.   On   the   inside,   cellular   damage   by   free radical    continues,    where    the    rate    of    damage    depends    on    the lifestyle. -            Phase    3 :    Ages    45    and    above.    Most    hormone    production continues   to   decline.   Outwardly,   early   signs   and   symptoms   of   aging seen    worsen.    The    skin    is    further    dehydrated    and    thinned    as collagen     fibers     break     down.     Chronic     illnesses     became     very apparent   as   organs   begin   to   fail.   Inwardly,   as   our   cells   succumb   to assaults, mutation and cancer can arise. ARE   THERE   REALISTIC   WAYS   TO   SLOW   DOWN   THE AGING PROCESS? The answer is yes!! But   you   need   to   know   what   to   look   for   when   you   make   choices   on anti   aging   solutions.   There   are   key   ingredients   to   look   for   in   order to   find   a   true   anti   aging   system   or   product.   We   can   guide   with   you on these very important decisions that really will deliver results. It's   never   too   late   to   slow   down   the   aging   process.   The   anti   aging tips   provided   on   this   website   will   give   you   everything   you   need   to know to look younger and feel good about yourself. There     are     essentially     five     main     points     in     order     of     relative importance. 1.   Anti aging Nutrition   -  Eat according to metabolic type, blood type and glycemic index -  Eat foods containing the proper amounts of fiber -  Eat foods free from pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones -    Anti    aging    supplements,    for    basic    vitamin,    mineral,    and    anti- oxidant protection -  Drink enough water on a daily basis Testing   systems   like   blood   and   metabolic   typing   are   tools   to   help determine   what   to   eat   for   optimal   health   based   on   biochemical individuality. The   glycemic   index   deals   with   blood   sugar   response   to   the   foods you   eat.   It   is   an   index   that   tells   us   how   fast   a   particular   food   raises blood    sugar    levels.    Rapid    blood    sugar    increases    in    turn    cause insulin     increases     and     thus     are     best     avoided.     This     is     a     key component   of   a   longevity   and   anti   aging   diet;   as   the   lower   our average insulin levels the longer we will live. Knowing   the   nutrient   content   of   foods,   helps   ensure   we   are   getting the    quality    nutrition    the    body    needs    to    function    optimally    and maintain health for as long as possible. The    issues    about    anti    aging    and    food,    mainly    concern    food sensitivities   or   allergies   that   can   increase   inflammation   and   blood sugar count, which accelerate the aging process. The    nutrient    and    antioxidant    content    of    foods    help    control    the physiological      processes      of      aging,      like      as      oxidative      stress, cardiovascular health, and blood sugar levels. The   effects   of   food   processing   can   also   alter   their   nutrient   content and   thus   their   value   in   an   anti   aging   diet.   Cooking   can   sometimes destroy   valuable   nutrients   that   are   sensitive   to   heat.   Milling   can remove   B-vitamins   and   good   fiber   from   grains,   rendering   them   less nutritious and more prone to cause rapid increases in blood sugar. Refined   foods   have   been   identified   by   many   anti   aging   and   health experts   as   one   of   the   leading   causes   of   chronic   illness!   Thus   for   anti aging   nutrition   purposes,   foods   should   be   eaten   as   close   to   their natural raw state as is safe and practical. Nutritional   supplements   are   used   to   fill   in   the   gaps   with   regard   to vitamins    and    minerals    that    may    not    be    supplied    in    adequate quantities in an individual's diet. Nutraceuticals    and    anti    aging    supplements    are    used    to    address specific   medical   conditions,   which   are   related   to   the   aging   process in a way that is similar to drugs, but which is much safer. Aside   from   nutritional   supplementation   where   needed,   anti   aging food   of   high   quality   and   minimal   processing   remains   one   of   the most powerful ways to ensure an optimal anti aging diet! If   we   are   looking   for   ways   to   be   healthier   and   live   longer   then   we need    to    follow    a    healthy    diet.    We    shouldn't    wait    until    we    start falling apart before implementing an anti aging nutrition regimen. Food   creates   energy   and   energy   allows   the   body   to   produce   free radicals.   Free   radicals   contribute   to   certain   diseases   and   the   aging process. In     order     to     neutralize     free     radicals,     the     body     fights     with antioxidants   like   vitamins,   minerals   and   enzymes.   They   come   from the   food   that   we   eat.   These   antioxidants   are   found   in   most   fruits and vegetables and can also be taken as supplements to a diet. Anti   aging   nutrition   is   the   key   to   slowing   down   or   reversing   the aging    process.    If    we    want    to    be    healthy,    live    longer    and    look younger   we   need   to   make   sure   that   our   bodies   get   the   nutrients that   it   needs.Our   lifestyle   and   diet   effect   how   we   age.   The   good news   is   we   can   change   some   of   our   bad   habits   and   implement   new healthy   habits.      Doing   this   gives   us   a   better   chance   to   live   a   longer, healthier life. 2.   Sleep -  Get the required amount of restorative REM sleep each night 3.   Exercise -  Strength training to maintain lean muscle and bone density -  Cardiovascular exercise for heart and lungs -  Stretch to maintain flexibility and prevent injury People who exercise will be stronger, healthier and younger. 4.   Hormonal Optimization   -  Herbs and nutritional supplements to optimize hormonal status -  Bio-identical hormones prescribed by an anti aging physician -  Neutralize the effects of environmental estrogens Optimizing    your    hormonal    profile    is    vital    for    maintaining    your immune     health     and     warding     off     disease     and     infections.The optimization     of     these     hormones     requires     precise     testing     to determine   baseline   levels   and   follow   up   testing   to   determine   the results    of    the    anti    aging    hormone    preparations    that    have    been administered.    This    should    be    done    by    a    qualified    anti    aging physician.Keep   in   mind;   these   hormonal   supplements   don't   come without   warnings   and   side   effects   and   any   supplement   that   you take,   might   react   adversely   with   other   medications   that   you   are taking,   so   be   sure   to   consult   with   a   physician   before   considering   or taking any anti-aging therapy. 5.   Emotional Health -   Minimize   effects   of   stress   with   relaxation   techniquesEmotional health   concerns   the   way   you   react   to   stress   and   what   strategies you    use    to    cope    with    stressful    situations.    Mental    health    is    the ability   to   think   clearly   and   logically,   and   to   interact   in   a   productive manner with your environment. That   your   emotions   affect   you   physically   is   no   secret,   but   most people   do   not   understand   why   or   how.   Some   emotions   cause   the release   of   stress   hormones,   which   have   negative   effects   on   our bodies and can even speed up the aging process. Emotional   and   mental   health   can   be   optimized   by   ensuring   good brain   health,   as   well   as   learning   how   to   reduce   stress.   This   will allow   you   to   avoid   the   destructive   physiological   effects   of   stress   in your environment. Stress   increases   the   levels   of   cortisol   production   in   our   body,   which accelerates   the   aging   process.   Most   stress   relief   modalities   fall   into 3 broad categories: Mental, Physical and Functional. Mental    activities    for    stress    reduction    include    music,    reading, meditation,    singing,    etc.    Physical    activities    include    exercise    and sports,    Yoga,    bicycling,    walking,    swimming    etc.    Functional    style activities     include     massage,     Zigong,     hydro-therapy,     etc.     These methods   can   be   mixed   and   matched.   Find   out   that   works   best   for you and make stress reduction a habit. TESTING FOR AN ANTI AGING PROGRAM Each   person   is   a   unique   individual   not   only   in   terms   of   personality and temperament, but also with regard to their biochemistry. This   is   why   blood   typing   and   metabolic   typing   are   two   of   the   ways that    we    can    test    to    determine    what    each    individual    needs    for optimal wellness. There    are    of    course    the    standardized    blood    tests    that    doctors routinely   perform,   and   while   these   are   a   good   starting   point   you should   know   that   for   anti   aging   purposes   more   specific   tests   are required to optimize your individual body chemistry. The   testing   protocols   generally   fall   into   several   categories.   There are    blood,    saliva,    hair,    and    urine    tests,    as    well    as    written    or computer-based    questionnaires    that    are    used    to    pinpoint    food sensitivities (blood typing) and metabolic status (metabolic typing). These   are   all   diagnostic   tools   used   either   alone   or   many   times   in combination   to   discern   an   individual's   unique   biological   profile,   so as   to   create   an   effective   plan   for   addressing   all   of   their   health   and wellness issues. It   is   important   to   note   that   these   tests   do   not   measure   "aging" directly.   Rather   they   measure   the   markers   for   disease   processes that are related to the aging process. Some of the most important tests for life extension program are: Chemistry   Panel,   CBC,   HDL/LDL   &   total   cholesterol,   Triglycerides, Free     Testosterone,     Total     Testosterone,     DHEA-s,     PSA     (Prostate Specific     Antigen),     Estradiol,     Progesterone,     Homocysteine,     C- Reactive   Protein,   A-1C   (Glycosylated   Hemoglobin),   Diabetes   testing, Fasting   insulin,   Mineral   assay,   Arachidonic   acid,   Oxidative   stress, Red Blood Cell Fatty Acid Test, Anti-oxidant status, Genomic testing Diagnostic   testing   enables   us   to   determine   how   our   bodies   are functioning    and    aging,    and    to    precisely    address    medical    issues related to our individual needs. HOW TO GET STARTED Starting   an   anti-aging   program   begins   with   an   evaluation   of   your current   health   and   lifestyle   needs.   This   can   be   done   through   an office   visit   with   a   physician   specializing   in   anti-aging   medicine.   The typical   consultation   should   include   a   complete   history   and   physical examination.      A      qualified      anti-aging      physician      will      spend considerable   time   answering   questions   and   explaining   to   you   the science   part   behind   an   anti-aging   program.   It   is   important   for   you to   understand   exactly   what   you   should   do,   how   you   should   do   it, and what you should expect after you embark on the program. Depending   on   your   current   state   of   health,   additional   laboratory tests may be needed.   If   you   would   like   additional   information   regarding   our   services or      to   request   an   appointment,   you   can   contact   us   by   phone (952 80 53 68) or by email .