I’m always amazed by the patients who visit my office. As more and more people seek options for getting healthy and slow aging, they turn away from the “pill for every ill” strategies of conventional medicine and look for ways to actually support their body in restoring health and healing.
I have spent countless hours studying methods of restoring health and wellness flying around the country to learn from some of the foremost experts in the field. You could say it is somewhat of an obsession but I think of it as a second residency. I am learning many of the things I was never taught during conventional medical training. The things that prevent and restore health rather than just treating symptoms of various disease states through prescription pharmacologic management.
For September, my focus is the very important anti-aging topic of telomeres.
Watch this Today show special with Dr. Nancy Snyderman which reviews the topic of Telomeres and reveals Dr. Snyderman’s test results.
Do everything possible to preserve the length of your telomeres.
Telomeres are the end caps of your DNA at the end of each chromosome. You have them in every cell of your body. As your cells divide, your telomeres naturally shorten. Unfortunately telomere shortening can also be accelerated by sources of inflammation, disease, toxins, nutrient deficiencies etc. (This will be covered in my next email.) What you need to know for this issue is that bad things happen when your telomeres get short.
The telomeres are the “protective tips” or “caps” at the ends of each strand of DNA. When you prevent your telomeres from getting shorter, or make them longer, you program your body to create younger cells.
Check out ut this incredible study published by a leading Harvard researcher and professor of genetics. “When mice with short telomeres had this “telomere-building enzyme” turned on, they turned from old mice to looking and acting like young mice in only one month.
Published in the journal Nature, this Harvard study proves that activating telomerase REVERSES the losses we associate with aging.
Brain cells that were dormant became re-energized. Their old organs reverted to normal and healthy and functioned well. The mice got their sense of smell back.
The bottom line is that younger cells have longer telomeres, older cells have shorter telomeres.
I am spending an weekend in August in San Diego learning from a scientist who has tested the effects of various nutrients on telomeres. I personally have been taking a supplement containing over 20 of these telomere support nutrients for over a year. When I had my telomere length tested in May, I found that my telomere length is about 7 years younger than my chronologic age.
Best of all…I feel great!
Telomere length protection and preservation is a whole new goal of my nutritional supplementation programs. After much research, I have found an option I feel is simple to take and most important…affordable. Some options can be as much as $300 per month. The supplement I use involves taking two capsules in the morning and two capsules in the evening. The cost is about $2.70 a day and can be shipped directly to your home.
I am sharing this with you because I feel it could make a significant difference in your health. Considering it includes over 20 nutrients in 4 capsules for less than a cup of Starbucks coffee, it is a great value. I encourage you to call or visit the office so we can talk about getting you on a simple telomere support program.
Your telomeres are shortening every day so call and set up a FREE 15 minute phone or office consultation to determine how we can help you achieve better health, wellness and vitality.
NEXT ISSUE: Things to avoid that accelerate telomere shortening.