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Dr. Rashel, Integrative Medicine

Aging

Aging is an inevitable part of our lives; however illness, often seen as a part of aging, is not.   Illness is not a normal part of aging.   We cannot change the fact that we will all get older but what we can change is how we get older.  Today we have the choice to get older gracefully and prevent and reverse many of the unwanted side effects of aging.

Our ultimate goal in Anti-Aging Medicine is healthy aging, to prevent the slow physical and mental decay and decline that often accompanies the aging process in the traditional model of medicine.  Our vision of a long ‘life’ is not one where you lie in bed on dozens of pharmaceuticals each with dozens of side effects, unable to truly enjoy your days but one where your older years are graceful, productive, and joyful to the end.   The truth is that the choice is up to you.  You will decide how you grow older by deciding how you will live your life and how you will care for your health.  The choice is yours.   Your health is your greatest asset and any investment in your health and in prevention is wise and surely more cost effective in the long term as compared to the physical and emotional price of becoming ill.

There is great truth to the saying an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Today more than ever prevention is completely within reach and can be programmed.  We invite you to join our integrative anti-aging program for a longer, healthier life.

Our Approach to Aging

The foundation of our Anti-Aging or Healthy Aging program is targeted dietary and exercise recommendation, nutritional supplementation, and natural hormone replacement therapy.  As each of us is unique our anti-aging needs are also unique and are based on our genetics, lifestyle, and environment.  In the same way your healthy aging program will be customized based on your individual genetic makeup, lifestyle, and environment.

Functional Testing helps us identify deficiencies and problems in the body before they cause illness

We use functional testing to identify functional deficiencies or functional problems in the body that interfere with the body’s proper biochemical pathways.  We then correct the functional problems identified.  If left unidentified and untreated, with time, biochemical functional problems will lead to chronic disease and illness.

Detoxification clears the body of hazardous chemicals, metals, bacteria that lead to chronic disease

We also target the identification and detoxification of toxins such as pathogenic bacteria, parasites, viruses, environmental pollutants, such as plastics and petroleum by products, and accumulated heavy metals.   If left unidentified and untreated toxins disrupt the function of body systems and organs, and lead to chronic disease and illness.

 

Genetic Testing tells us about strengths and weaknesses in the body so we can formulate customized therapies to maximize genetic potential

When desired and when needed we use genetic testing to identify both strengths and weaknesses in biochemical pathways and use targeted therapy with neutraceuticals and specific instruction for lifestyle modification to bypass the weaknesses and strengthen the strengths to make the system run better and prevent the tendency for the individual to develop a certain disease .

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement keeps hormones at youthful levels central to Anti-Aging

“We age because our hormones decline, our hormones don’t decline because we age.”  Our hormones secreted by the endocrine system orchestrate our lives, growth, energy, sleep, sexual function.  Supplementing natural bio-identical hormones can boost energy levels, vitality, mood, libido, and can lower risk for, prevent, and even reverse chronic and degenerative diseases like heart disease and osteoporosis.  Hormones like melatonin and human growth hormone (HGH) have powerful anti-aging benefits with virtually no side effects.

Contact us at (310)979-4600 or learn more about our bio-identical hormone replacement therapies which include testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, HGH, thyroid and melatonin replacement by filling out our New Patient Form.

Customized targeted nutritional supplementation will slow down the aging process

We use research based neutraceutical combinations to help strengthen the body’s natural biochemical processes like detoxification and help fight free radicals with anti-oxidants such as glutathione, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta carotene.  Over time toxic build-up and free radicals cause damage to tissues and membranes and lead to diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and diabetes.   With modernization and civilization we have seen an increase in these chronic degenerative diseases.  Modern agricultural methods and food processing have stripped our foods of essential vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, amino acids, and beneficial fatty acids.  Many people today have nutrient deficiencies which if left unidentified and untreated will lead to chronic diseases that will cut life short.  Targeted nutritional supplementation in a nutrient depleted body will improve health and increase longevity.

Our individual genetic backgrounds can either help prevent or help create chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer and heart disease but the fuel to either create or prevent the disease is our environment and nutritional status.  Personal effort, determination for health, and investment in health can therefore help create the fuel to improve biochemical mechanics, maximize genetic potential, prevent and reverse disease and help longevity.

Nutrition and Exercise are the two pillars of health and longevity

For a longer, healthier life it is crucial to adopt appropriate nutritional and exercise habits as lifestyle.  We help you formulate diet and exercise plans that fit your individual metabolic and physical needs.

It’s important to eat the right foods but also to eat a proper diet for your body and metabolic type since each of our body’s handles food differently.

The benefits of regular exercise are innumerable.  A few of the benefits are:

- strengthens the heart and lungs

- lowers blood pressure and resting heart rate

- helps you lose unwanted weight and maintain a healthy body composition

-Increases energy level

-Improves mood and decreases depression and anxiety

-strengthens bones

-decreases the risk of certain cancers

-Increases testosterone

-improves quality of sleep

-Improves memory

-Increases flexibility & strength, decreases pain from musculoskeletal disease like arthritis

To learn more about our Anti-Aging program and treatments contact us at (310) 979-3434 or fill out our New Patient Form.