The Concept Optimal Healthy Aging vs Usual Aging

And the Role of Bioidentical Hormone Replinishment and Optimization

Aging is a normal and inescapable process.  However,  the relentless wasting away of the essential body functions and the epidemic of fat accumulation over the course of decades is not a necessary or normal component of aging. Rather, it is the natural outcome of a lifetime of  unfortunate and often misinformed choices superimposed on the gradual and predictable decline of our hormone levels. Through the unhealthy choices you may actually find yourself to be functioning   at the same level as someone 15-20 years older, essentially accelerating your biological aging processes.

The important  question that we all want to know how to answer is this:

"How can I be one of those people

who function and age biologically at a level equivalent to someone

who is many years younger than me?"

I will help you to answer the question for yourself.

Balancing of your Hormones
We age, in part, because our hormones decline. Hormones regulate cellular functions and genetic expression. You were the healthiest when hormones were at optimal levels in your youthful prime. It is only when hormones decline and synthetic hormones are introduced into the body that  problems begin to occur. Replenishing an optimal balance with natural bioidentical hormones can restore vitality and delay many aging-related health problems.

This service level provides a comprehensive assessment of your hormone blood levels and related medical history, with individualized recommendations for optimum hormone replenishment. One-on-one physician consultation and instruction covers all aspects of safe hormone replenishment, specific for you.

Hormone Replenishment  and  Lifestyle Consultation
Obesity is the fastest growing health problem in the U.S. Managing a healthy weight becomes increasingly difficult as we age, and most diets fail because they are not individualized to your needs. This consultation adds a comprehensive nutritional lifestyle evaluation to the hormone replenishment service described above.

 A detailed assessment   of your current nutritional lifestyle, and a  comprehensive evaluation of your physical, functional and metabolic fitness provide the basis for a customized  nutrition and exercise program to achieve your goals. One-on-one physician consultation and instruction covers all aspects of safe hormone replenishment, optimal nutrition, and prescribed exercise specific for you.

Hormone replenishment for pro-active prevention is most successful when  managed with your specific needs in mind. After your initial consultation,  I  can partner with you for ongoing clinical management and coaching, ensuring your lifelong success. Unlike the conventional approach of seeking medical services after a medical problem develops, preventive aging medicine is the practice of proactive intervention.

There are several levels of renewable 6-month clinical management agreements available to meet individual needs for time and price considerations. Arrangements are available for patients living out of state who desire ongoing clinical management of their preventive aging hormone optmization program, but are unable to return  for regular preventive follow-up visits after an initial consultation.

Typical benefits for patients choosing the option of ongoing clinical management include:

 •Unlimited physician access
 •No time limits for appointment duration, with the average visit lasting 1.5-2 hours
 •Ongoing assessment and review of progress






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