Anti-aging medicine offices are opening faster than Starbucks stores. Is there any truth to the implied Fountain of Youth hype or is anti-aging medicine all just a hoax?
Anti-aging medicine, while gaining popularity, has many doctors expressing legitimate concerns about whether a scientifically valid approach to stopping or reversing the inevitable decline in health as we age is possible or ethical.
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Treating aging as a disease is controversial at best, but people have chased after some version of the Fountain of Youth for thousands of years. Most people would like to look and feel young for as long as possible.
Until recently, anti-aging medicine was purely cosmetic and mostly in the form of surgery to give the appearance of a younger body. Now, through hormone therapy, there are ways to measure the aging process by measuring hormone levels, oxidative stress and even the length of your genetic structure that, like many of us, shrinks with age.
Many countries have banned hormone therapy to restore youth and our own FDA has placed stringent restrictions on who can prescribe anti-aging hormones and for what purposes. Hormones are powerful medicine and can easily be misused and create a harmful imbalance, even with the best intentions.
If you choose to pursue hormone therapy, do so only after consulting your primary physician, then make sure you monitor your levels every few months. Blood tests can be misleading; saliva tests give the most accurate information when measuring hormone levels.
Skip Anti-Aging Medicine, Use Natural, Safer Steps to Slow Aging
There are more conservative, natural and safe ways to reduce premature aging.
Most of us know exercise can help us feel better, but more and more studies are validating the anti-aging benefits of short intense workouts and increasing the amount of low-level activities, like walking, throughout the day.
Since most premature aging is a caused by oxidative stress and inflammation, anti-inflammatory diets are promising in reducing the chemical imbalances that lead to inflammatory diseases like heart disease, certain cancers, strokes and diabetes.
Make Thriving Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Premature Aging
Reducing or eliminating grains and dairy products helps most people feel better almost immediately.
If you would like some help looking and feeling young for as long as possible, here is what you could expect form the “Thriving Lifestyle Choices©” program in our office:
First, we find the subtle chemical imbalances and hidden injuries that hold you back from high-energy health.
Then we repair and restore function naturally, without drugs, surgery, needles, twisting and cracking, or multi-level-market schemes.
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We’ll design your program based on your health challenges and goals by:
- Discovering your personal nutritional requirements, finding the best food to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress;
- Clearing the detoxification pathways, flushing out the poisons that rob your youthful energy and contribute to stubborn belly fat;
- Re-establishing the disrupted chemical pathways, turning the clock back on how you think and feel;
- Supporting the repair of connective tissues, getting you moving again as pain-free as possible to enjoy all your favorite activities.
These goals can help lower medical bills and risks for you and your whole family, and free up more time and money to do your favorite things with the people you love most.
If this is what you are looking for, take my free, fast and confidential online survey at http://www.drpolucki.com/consultation/ and you may qualify for a free 15-minute phone consultation.
About Santa Clarita Five Star Chiropractor Dr. Thomas Polucki
Dr. Thomas Polucki is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor and Certified Upper Cervical Chiropractor.
Dr. Polucki provides Functional Medicine services in most cities via remote labs and Internet consultations. He sees patients by appointment at 25050 Peachland Ave., Suite 105, Newhall, Calif., 91321. Visit http://www.drpolucki.com for more information or call 661-753-9340 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Polucki also hosts the “Dr. Polucki Family Health Hour” on AM 1220 KHTS radio in Santa Clarita Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon. Click here to listen to the podcasts.
The information in this article is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease.
Source: Santa Clarita News