Anti-aging Medine

"I'm not old, I've just been young for a very long time" ... Karen Salmansohn

Anti-aging medicine is a form of functional medicine that aims at using available healthcare tools, technology, and therapies to detect, treat, and prevent diseases associated with aging with current and evolving research practices and protocols that have the potential to optimize the biological human aging process despite chronological age. 

Chronological age vs. biological age. Your chronological age is the number of years you've been alive. Your biological age is how old your body seems, based on a number of factors, including how your chromosomes and telomeres have changed over time.

Fighting aging is not just about the treatment and prevention of disease, but the maintenance and optimization of health by implementing daily lifestyle habits to produce long term benefit.

What Causes Aging? 

There are several theories, here is a list of some of them:

      • Free Radical Theory
      • The Neuroendocrine Theory
      • Telomerase Theory of Aging
      • The Waste Product Accumulation Theory
      • The Immune Theory
      • Oxidation, glycation, methylation 
      • Chronic inflammation
      • Hormone dysregulation 
      • Microbiome diversity

Anti-aging Protocols / Principles

1.  Identify underlying cause of dysfunction using available assessment tools and tests AND 

treat underlying cause of disease using available therapies and treatments.

2.  Support the body's inherent function and capacity for healing

      • Diet and Lifestyle changes 
      • Dietary enhancement and supplementation with nutraceuticals to increase antioxidants
      • Improve physical exercise performance, which includes aerobic, anaerobic and flexibility training
      • Optimize and enhance detoxification and elimination of toxic metabolites from normal metabolism 
      • Regulate and/or replace depleted hormones (e.g. estrogen, progesterone, thyroid hormone)
      • Manage and minimize risk factors
      • Consider IV (IntraVenous) Nutrient Infusion Therapy and Injection Treatments as appropriate

General Health Tips for Anti-aging

    • Stop smoking
    • Reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption 
    • Get plenty of good quality sleep
    • Drink plenty of clean water
    • Exercise daily
    • Stress management
    • Limit toxic exposures (physical and mental)
    • Eat a whole foods based, balanced diet, rich in good quality protein, fats, and carbohydrates
    • Reduce or eliminate refined sugar and refined carbohydrates
    • Reduce or eliminate dairy
    • Reduce salt intake
    • Increase foods that support healthy gut bacteria such as fermented foods
    • Visit your dentist regularly and take care of your teeth
    • Use natural personal care products and cleaning products for your home / office
    • Spend time outside daily while protecting yourself from damaging effects of the sun, wear sunscreen
    • Surround yourself with like minded people
    • Join a community group to serve others
    • Practice gratitude daily

Visit your naturopathic doctor regularly 

to ensure you're on track with your health and your health goals