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(W)holistic Anti-Aging Medicine Approaches

November 8th, 2009

It’s more complex than getting your hormones replenished! You have to look at the whole picture, rather than just look at a person’s hormone levels. One system doesn’t function independently of the others. In other words, our endocrine system is intimately related to our nervous system , cardiovascular system and immune system, among many others. Therefore, to get optimal results and minimize the risks of side effects, one’s nutritional status, mental health status, toxicity levels and genomic testing (to tests the genetic risks of developing illness) should ideally be part of an anti-aging program.

Replacing hormones could exaggerate nutritional deficiencies and exacerbate toxicities. To avoid these issues, one should incorporate dietary and lifestyle habits that would optimize nutritional status and improve the efficiency of detoxifying organs such as the colon, liver, kidneys, skin, lungs and lymphatic system. It is a very well-known fact that all of us are “toxic” due to our environment. Improving one’s “internal milieu” could go a long way in preventing chronic degenerative diseases and improving one’s immune system.