Longevity management is the term I use to describe the use of my comprehensive healing techniques in the pursuit of optimal health, well-being, and longevity. In essence, utilizing the healing techniques I have learned helping individuals with severe illnesses regain their health enables a relatively well person to improve and enhance their current level of health to an optimal level. As an individual's mind, body, and spirit becomes stronger, their potential for enhanced longevity and well-being increases.
Comprehensive Healing Programs consist of recommendations from each of the following seven categories (details on each category follow below):Diet
The foundation of one's health is based upon a strong gastrointestinal (GI) system. Not only does this system absorb all of your nutrients and excrete waste products, it is the home to ten billion microorganisms who, in an optimal situation, are friendly and benevolent. These organisms help to digest food, fight off pathogens, and produce healthful nutrients. When the environment of the gut becomes overrun with pests, parasites, and unhealthful organisms, the entire body, especially the immune system, suffers greatly.
The health of your GI system can be improved through a variety of means. These include dietary interventions, vitamin supplementation, pre and pro biotic supplements (such as acidophilus and yogurt), stress reduction, castor oil packs, deep abdominal massage, etc. Improving the health of your GI system can have substantial effects on your overall health and it is often the first system I investigate when putting together an optimal longevity management program.
Vitamins & Nutritional Supplements
Another benefit to nutritional supplementation is to ensure that the energy generating organs of your cells, called mitochondria, continue to produce a healthy supply of energy for your body to use. These tiny furnaces, present in every living cell, are extremely sensitive to damage when the body's supply of antioxidant nutrients becomes depleted. A deficiency of healthy mitochondria can be the primary cause of chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, premature aging, a weakened immune system, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. By supplementing the diet with therapeutic amounts of antioxidants, the cells of the liver, GI, muscular, nervous, and immune systems can stay strong and healthy.
Herbs & Acupuncture
Herbs that are strong enough to have positive effects can also have unwanted side effects. That is why it is extremely important that anyone who takes herbs as part of their treatment for a medical condition be working with a medical practitioner who is skilled in the use of both standard and natural therapies. There are several studies which show that the combination of herbs and drugs can have a negative effect on the functioning of both treatments. With the supervision of a skilled integrative medicine practitioner, these treatments can be combined in the most beneficial way possible.
Acupuncture is a highly effective means of helping to keep the body in healthful balance. It can also be part of a treatment program that encourages healing. It is an especially effective technique for relieving pain, improving digestion, strengthening the liver and immune systems, and reducing the unhealthful effects of stress.
Individualized Exercises Programs
Excess fat tissue increases your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. Fat is also a reservoir for toxins that can weaken the immune system, produce chronic fatigue, and contribute to autoimmune diseases and cancer. A healthful exercise program, combined with the benefits of natural detoxification supplements, can produce an overall decrease in fat tissue and a vast improvement in health and longevity.
Stress Reduction/Positive Attitude
This stress reduction category encompasses a proactive program of healing techniques including prescribed periods of quiet healing time (prayer, meditation, yoga, etc.), providing a clear and high priority to your healing program, as well as a significant level of social support.
Many patients with chronic medical conditions experience a gradual decline in their quality of life which can extend over many years. Most of the symptoms associated with this decline are significantly influenced by hormones. Preventing this decline with the intelligent use of hormone balancing can positively affect your well being and longevity.
For optimal health and well being, the hormones testosterone, DHEA, growth hormone, thyroid, estrogen, and progesterone should be measured, monitored regularly, and naturally supplemented if necessary.
Standard Medical Therapy
In my practice, standard medical therapy is used only when absolutely necessary. However, when added to an aggressive program of natural therapies, medications are better tolerated and can be successfully used in lower dosages.
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Disclaimer: None of the information listed on this site is meant to provide diagnosis or treatment of a medical condition. If you are experiencing any symptoms of ill health please contact a licensed medical doctor to diagnose, treat, and address your medical needs.
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