Introduction to Longevity Medicine

In recent years, we have witnessed the development of medical programs to keep people young and healthy. A specialty of medicine has developed called longevity medicine which stimulates the endocrine system with hormones that cause the body to slow the aging process. Some of the popular hormones used include growth hormone from the pituitary gland, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and adrenal steroids of various types. Such programs are pricey and may be fraught with potential side effects of various types, including cancer. Please see the video below on the dangers of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

Symptoms of Male Aging

Decreased mental quickness
Decreased energy
Decreased desire for activity (including sexual activity) and exercise
Decreased muscle tone
Increase in body fat, particularly around the mid-section
Night sweats and trouble sleeping
Mild to moderate irritability
Depression or loss of eagerness and enthusiasm for daily life
Decreased sex drive
Decreased sexual function (ability to achieve erection), or sensitivity

Symptoms of Female Aging

Irregular periods
Decreased fertility
Vaginal dryness
Hot flashes
Sleep disturbances
Mood swings
Increased abdominal fat
Thinning hair
Loss of breast fullness

 
The Therapeutic Process 
 
Step A: The longevity medicine process must involve a physical examination and in certain cases laboratory examinations to determine the best course of anti-aging care using our functional and integrative medicine approach* 
 
Step B: One key point about our longevity medicine approach involves drainage and detoxification in order to open the passageways of elimination.** Clearly our glands “age” as they become toxic from environmental poisons. So an important aspect of our program involves treatment to detoxify the patient from environmental poisons such as chemicals, germs and other pollutants which are stored in the tissues of the body. In order to accomplish this we use oral natural medicines to:
  • Promote GI tract drainage
  • Promote biliary tract and kidney drainage
  • Promote and stimulate the lymphatic system and excretion of toxins 
These medicines must be used anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks depending upon what is found on examination.  
 
Step C: We use various combinations of oral and/or injectable natural medicines.** Your doctor will determine which products best suit your needs. Each product has its own indications and applications and will be explained to you in detail. During each week you will receive each of the medicines on a regular schedule. This will range from one to three applications. This protocol is designed to be administered for a total of 4 to 6 weeks.
 
It is recommended that drainage and detoxification by repeated periodically throughout the year thereafter*** as well the reapplication of the longevity medicine protocols. The time frame for this can be discussed with your doctor. Additional esthetic injections can also be administered to reduce wrinkles of the face, décolleté, hands, etc. 
 
Step D: Proper nutritional and lifestyle management is the key to long term success. The results of the functional assessment examinations performed will give us the road map to determine your nutritional needs and which supplementation program will best support your overall health. In addition we will address underlying chronic health conditions and poor lifestyle choices with nutrition and lifestyle coaching. 

 * If there are any physical health issues, they must be addressed prior to beginning the any anti-aging program.  

** Injection refers to the application of natural medicine through biopuncture techniques. 
 
*** Reapplications of the detoxification program vary depending upon the overall state of health of the patient.