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Body Fat Test and Getting Off Sugar
- "Body Fat Testing/Real Biological Age Testing" followed by "Getting off and staying off added refined sugars."
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Preventive Medicine Group Patient Education Program (PEP) is here to provide information and support to implement dietary and lifestyle recommendations for you and yours! You bring questions and concerns and our patient education counselor provides help and support!
In the latest issue of WHATSUPP:
- Feed Your Skin Starve Your Wrinkles - book of the month
- Another reason to donate blood regularly
- Smile for health (and the health of others!)
- Learn how to prepar and eat artichokes
- Ongoing pain in neck or shoulder?
- Breast Thermology - a valuable tool for breast cancer prevention
In the latest issue of the Apple Press:
- Eating for Acid/Alkaline
- Recipe for Majorcan Vegetable Stew
- Book recommendations
- Green Smoothies
The anti-aging philosophy looks at aging not so much as an inevitable process but as a disease that can be prevented and treated. The more we understand the fundamental reasons behind our diminished metabolic processes, the clearer it becomes that the way to prevent - even reverse - aging is to start at the cellular level and build up from there. The human cannot be made immortal; however, life and quality of life can be prolonged. Prolonging a high quality of life is the goal of anti-aging medicine.
Extended quality and quantity of life begins with proper diet, especially consuming natural foods and pure water. Natural foods contain components such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, anti-oxidants, and phytochemicals that promote health and prevent disease. Science does not yet know everything that is in food. Man-made, processed and refined foods are not good sources of substances essential for health and long life.
In addition to diet, exercise is the next block in the anti-aging foundation. Our body is designed for exercise. It is as important as the food we eat, the water we drink and the sleep we get. Whereas in the past people received abundant physical activity in the course of daily life, modern life all too often minimizes physical exertion due to conveniences such as automobiles, elevators and electrical appliances. It is the wise person who, along with a good diet of pure, fresh, natural foods, maintains a regular program of exercise 3 to 5 times per week.
Scientific research has exposed sparks of cellular combustion called free oxygen radicals as being at the root of disease and aging when they become out of control. Research has also revealed that certain nutrients called anti-oxidants control free oxygen radicals in the body and limit and repair free radical damage. Plants contain the only synergistic mix of antioxidants shown to effectively counter the attack of free radicals. Thus, Preventive Medicine Group emphasizes the importance of consuming abundant amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables. Anti-oxidant and other nutritional supplements can be taken not only to complement and enhance one's dietary intake, but to strengthen the body's anti-free radical mechanisms. Nutritional supplementation plays an essential role in general preventive medicine, therapeutic nutritionally oriented medicine and in anti-aging medicine. Preventive Medicine Group, tests people biochemically and determines an individualized program of various nutritional supplements for patients.
Once a foundation of good diet, exercise and nutritional supplementation is set in place, many people benefit from the next step of the anti-aging platform which is hormone replacement therapy. One of the best examples of anti-aging hormonal therapy is estrogen hormonal replacement therapy. At Preventive Medicine Group, the physicians routinely use natural bioidentical estrogen and progesterone therapy with women. As we age, the pituitary gland decreases its production of the human growth hormone. By replacing human growth hormones in the body, cells take on a new vitality resulting in younger, tighter skin; diminished wrinkles; diminished fat and cellulite; improved memory and increased muscle mass. Other hormones that may be used depending on individual need include DHEA and testosterone.
Chelation therapy has much to offer anyone interested in anti-aging and health maintenance. An intravenous process using EDTA, chelation helps to open the arteries for increased blood flow. It removes toxic heavy metals from the system and offers potent anti-oxidant value. Chelation is beneficial for people who want to prevent problems as well as for people who have problems and can help people who have had or have been recommended to have bypass surgery.
Preventive Medicine Group does not overlook the relationship between the mind and the body. The brain controls the functions of the body and the relationship between stress and disease is well-established. Practices that soothe, calm and balance the mind/body relationship such as stress management, meditation and yoga all have a place in a health maintenance, disease prevention and anti-aging medical approach. The role of prayer cannot be overlooked and is being supported by scientific research.
Preventive Medicine Group can provide assistance with anti-aging and hormone replacement therapy as well as general preventive medicine and general medicine. Preventive Medicine Group sees patients of all ages.