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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 diseases.  It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong the healthy lifespan in humans.  Due to the advent of anti-aging medicine, scientists know much more today about the deterioration and vulnerability to disease that typifies the aging process.

Anti-aging medicine is:

  • Scientific. Anti-aging diagnostic and treatment practices are supported by scientific evidence and therefore cannot be branded as anecdotal.
  • Evidence-based. Anti-aging medicine is based on an orderly process for acquiring data in order to formulate a scientific and objective assessment upon which effective treatment is assigned
  • Holistic. Anti-aging medicine utilizes an organized framework for the head-to-toe diagnostic assessment, and subsequent design of a treatment regimen.
  • Synergistic. Anti-aging medicine recognizes that oftentimes, a multi-modal, multi-therapeutic approach (including nutritional supplements) may deliver greater rejuvenative effects than by administering single therapies alone.
  • Well-documented by peer-reviewed journals including Aging, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet, and many others.

Anti-Aging Nutrition

Scientific observation has shown that aging causes reduced ability to use calories from food, reduced function of hormones, depressed enzyme function, and reduced ability to fight disease. The most prevalent explanation for this has been the oxidative theory, also known as the free radical theory of aging, which postulates that aging results from an accumulation of changes caused by reactions in the body initiated by highly reactive molecules known as free radicals. 

However, you can minimize the negative health effects that you experience as you grow older.  Anti-oxidants are very important when it comes to aging because they help the body to protect itself against the harmful effects of these free radicals, which are rogue cells that attack the cell membranes of your body, causing premature cell death.  Many fruits and vegetables contain anti-oxidants and so it is highly recommended to include these in an optimal diet.  In fact, those people who consume a diet high in both fruits and vegetables are found to have lower rates of disease as well as higher levels of energy and a healthier appearance.

Your body is your temple and what you give it nutritionally can have an enormous impact on your health.  Unfortunately, as you age, your body's ability to properly process the nutrients that you eat decreases.  For that reason, it is important to increase the amounts of vitamins and minerals that you intake through an optimal diet and professional grade nutritional supplements.  B-Vitamin Complex, for example, is an important vitamin that our body loses the ability to process over time. A lack of B vitamins can lead to a risk for heart disease and possible memory loss.  Calcium is also a particularly important nutrient when it comes to aging.  Along with Vitamin D, it helps the bones to mineralize properly, warding off the effects of osteoporosis.

Good nutrition is also vital for skin tone and muscle tone--every cell in your body needs essential nutrients to regenerate and repair.  Eating the right things has a huge impact on the way your skin looks and how well it copes with the passing of time.  The goal of anti-aging nutrition is not to merely prolong the total years of an individual's life, but to ensure that those years are enjoyed in a productive and vital fashion.

"Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care."
Buddha (563-483 BC)

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