Age Management Medicine
Personalized Cellular Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

 

Anti-Aging Medicine is Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is "How Your Body Functions".  We are obsessive about human physiology.  At age 40 the average person has 10 "conditions" that are silent drivers of inflammation, oxidation and aging. These hidden processes gradually wear you down. Long latency diseases are the result. These diseases include cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, autoimmune diseases. When the human body is in balance and those silent core imbalances are managed or even reversed, your natural vitality will spring forth. That's what Anti-Aging medicine does. Looking for those requires the unique insight and understanding the new field of Anti-Aging brings. Functional Medicine and Anti-Aging medicine are really two names for the same process. Optimize your function, and your aging slows down. Balance your "chemistry", and turn cancer from a sudden catastrophe into a chronic disease.  Sooth your inflammation, and watch heart disease melt away. We will help you create a Dashboard of Data to prove to you our progress. 

What are those silent markers of disease? Certainly we know about family history and stress. We have heard lots about LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. But has anyone ever talked to you about the risks of low estrogen, elevated fasting insulin, elevated fibrinogen, homocysteine, IL-6, CRP, EPA/AA ratio? Do you know about Low Dose Naltrexone, Honokiol, IV Ketamine, alkaline diets, Modified Citrus Pectin?  Each of these has been shown to be beneficial in the right place and time, with the right safeguards and collaboration.  We will show you the risks and benefits and teach you how to make an informed decision.  That's what we will do! Lead you through a path of learning how to measure, address and reverse the 80% of disease risk you can account for by your lifestyle.

Core Imbalances

To get you to balance, we need to address the complex inter-weavings of eight key processes.

  • Digestion and absorption
  • Inflammation Surveillance
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Inflammatory Response
  • Detoxification and Biotransformation
  • Hormonal and Neurotransmitter Regulation
  • Structural Imbalances
  • Mind and Spirit

These all relate to each other in an inextricably connected fashion. Imbalances in these key processes precede disease. We want to look at these processes with you. This is how you "CATCH THINGS EARLY", before you get to disease.

It's Keeping You In Balance!

 

Our Anti-Aging Program for Men

Men go through a "pause" similar to women called andropause. It may be more subtle but typically occurs in the 50s, just like with women. And men are subject to the same environmental stresses of exogenous estrogens from chemicals, BPA, pesticides, plastics and the rest, just like women. As a result, the average man in America today has a lower testosterone and sperm count than men did just 30 years ago. That is in addition to the 1% decrease in testosterone level that occurs every year naturally. With that, men lose muscle mass, brain power, initiative, sexual function.

Replacing testosterone has real benefits, but it shouldn't be done in isolation. The human body has a symphony of hormones, and each should be in tune, not to excessive levels but to natural norms of optimum. With declining testosterone, men actually make more cortisol and estrogen, so those hormones need to be measured and managed as well. We'll show you how.

Important hormones for men to keep in balance:

  • Testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Estrogen
  • DHT
  • Thyroid
  • Growth Hormone
  • Vitamin D
  • Insulin

Benefits of Replacing Male Hormones

  • Improvement in muscle mass
  • Improvement in brain function
  • Improvement in energy and initiative
  • Improvement in mood, focus and attention
  • Better sexual function and sensation
  • Better outcomes with heart disease
  • Better control of blood sugar and diabetes
  • Better control of cholesterol

Our Goal for Men

  • Balanced hormones
  • Focused attention on nutrition, endothelial dysfunction, risk for cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke
  • Proper exercise and play, laughter and stress reduction
  • Better energy and sexual function
  • Better mood and "joie de vive"

 

Our Anti-Aging Program for Women

Women are much more hormonally complex than men. The symphony of hormones, the natural balance of vitality, gets out of sorts starting in the 30s and 40s for women. The complex world we live in has many "estrogens" that aren't naturally found in nature (plastics, fire retardants, stain removers, non-stick chemicals, pesticides heavy metals) that add to the complexity. We are left with bewildering symptoms. Mood swings, sleeplessness, unexplained weight gain, hot flashes, depression, chronic pain to name a few. Estrogen has three hundred known beneficial effects in a woman's body, but only when it's in balance. Too much estrogen, estrogen out of balance, too little progesterone, not enough testosterone, too little thyroid, too little DHEA, too little cortisol can all leave women feeling fatigued and helpless.

Bringing women to balance with Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) is our goal. Not extra, not exceptional, not artificial, but natural human hormones, in perfect balance is our goal.

We will lead you on your path of hormonal harmony. It's not far away!

Important Hormones for Women to Keep in Balance

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Thyroid
  • Cortisol
  • Pregnenolone
  • DHEA
  • Vitamin D
  • Human Growth Hormone

Benefits of Replacing Female Hormones Properly

  • Better memory
  • Better sleep
  • Better mood
  • Stronger bones
  • Reduced risk for heart disease
  • Reduced risk for depression

Our Focused Goals for Women

  • Balanced hormones
  • Focused attention on nutrition, endothelial dysfunction, risk for cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke
  • Anti-cancer lifestyle: special focus on breast cancer risk reduction
  • Control of Weight and Excess Body Fat
  • Proper exercise and play, laughter and stress reduction
  • Better energy and sexual function
  • Better mood and "joie de vivre"