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ANTIAGING MEDICINE

 

The Conventional Approach to Aging

Conventional medicine is unreasonably cynical about consideration of anti-aging therapies. Most traditional doctors will tell you anti-aging medicine is "quackery," believing drugs and surgery are the best ways to battle age-related disease. While these tools of conventional medicine can save lives and are a valid treatment option, and in an emergency they can be life saving, science has shown they cannot prevent disease or promote health, well-being, and longevity.

How We Approach Anti-Aging

At the MargaretCare, our definition of geriatric medicine is the utilization of safe, effective therapies that address the underlying mechanisms of aging. Our goal is not to prolong life to some unrealistically advanced age, but to promote successful aging—staying healthy and functional up to the end of a long, productive life. We focus on proven therapies, both mainstream and natural, to prevent and minimize age-related diseases, including traditional medicine in conjunction with targeted nutritional supplements, natural hormone replacement, and specific dietary and exercise recommendations.

Slow Down the Aging Process With Targeted Nutrients

While aging isn't caused by one factor, free radical damage is the dominant theory of why we age. Free radicals are implicated in such diseases as Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Late-Onset Diabetes, and Parkinson's disease. The seminars at MargaretCare will educate you as to how antioxidants such as glutathione, vitamins A, C, and E, and beta-carotene fight free radicals, slowing the rate at which we age and reversing some of the damage already inflicted over the years. In addition to free radical damage, your body's everyday processes generate a lot of waste products that must regularly be detoxified and cleared out. Our Nurse Practitioner will show you how to make sure your cells have enough "housekeeping tools"—including vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid—to get the cleanup job done.  Our brains are affected by the same processes that contribute to overall aging. How well we take care of ourselves affects not only our general health, but also our mental function. 

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy--Powerful Anti-Aging Tools

Hormone replacement therapy is the essence of anti-aging medicine. Our hormones do NOT become imbalanced because we age, instead we age because our hormones are imbalanced!  By restoring your body's levels of hormones to those of a young adult, you are taking one giant step away from the aging process. Our Nurse Practitioner is well-versed in the safe use of natural hormones to boost energy, vitality, and libido as well as lower risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, and many other degenerative diseases.  Contact the clinic and schedule a consultation to learn more about the natural hormone therapies we offer, including testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and thyroid hormone replacement.

A Low-Fat, Low-Sugar Diet Can Prolong Life

Dietary fat is a major source of free radicals. Many age-related and degenerative diseases, including Cancer, Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, and Cataracts, are associated with increased intake of fat. In addition, dietary sugars chemically alter the proteins in your body, ultimately damaging your immune system and kidneys. Following a low-fat, low-sugar diet is one of the most effective ways to slow down the aging process. During your training sessions with MargaretCare you will learn to eat nutrient-rich meals each day. More important, you will learn how to shop for and prepare these low-fat, low-sugar meals to make them part of your regular diet when you return home. 

Aging is an inevitable part of life, so many of us try to resign ourselves to accepting it with grace. The truth is, although growing older is unavoidable, many of the effects of aging are preventable. With the right diet, lifestyle, and hormonal and nutritional support, degenerative diseases and age-related health problems can be avoided or minimized.

To a great extent, we have the ability to alter the body’s aging process, and by doing so, individuals can arrive at a level of physical, social, and psychological well-being in advanced years that is pleasing to both the self and others. One of the main aspects of this is to prevent disease and assure maximum attainable health.

The goal of MargaretCare is to intervene effectively at the earliest detectable signs of a suboptimal physiologic state, rather than waiting for extensive pathology to occur, manifesting itself in clinical disease.

This program helps you take control of your own health. We will be there to guide you through this process and assist you in achieving the highest level of health and longevity possible. The ultimate goal is to maximize both one’s lifespan and health span, and by so doing, adding not just years to your life, but life to your years!