The Secret of Longevity
Living beyond the age of 100 in full control of our physical and mental capabilities is an increasingly real outlook.
To help us achieve long-desired longevity, Anti-aging Medicine has emerged in the US.
What is anti-aging medicine?
It is a preventive and proactive medicine that aims to increase longevity with quality of life, through a medical, nutritional and exercise program adjusted to each patient. It emerged a few years ago in the United States and led to the creation of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, an academy that includes doctors, naturopaths, acupuncturists, physical therapists …
Is aging inevitable?
Anti-aging medicine views aging as an incurable disease, but whose symptoms are known, namely Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes … Its goal is to prevent the onset of these symptoms, making people stay healthy for a longer time.
Who should consult this specialty?
People over 35 worried about the quality of life and longevity.
Do you only receive healthy people?
No, we accept all types of patients and try to treat them, while we try to be preventive, we can definitely change the individual’s health outlook with our interventions.
Why do we grow old?
There are many causes. For example, we breathe oxygen and therefore oxidize. Taking antioxidants can minimize the harmful effects of free radicals from this oxidation.
Another cause is glycation, caused by carbohydrates that, when they enter the cells, if not immediately utilized for energy, tend to caramelize along with the protein machinery of the cell, which becomes dysfunctional and ends up dying.
It is known that most of fad diets are aging diets. Why?
Because people are in a hurry and diets are poorly made, instead of losing fat they lose essentially water and muscle that is the noblest part of the human body and which is fundamental in the production of growth hormone, our rejuvenating hormone.
How many meals should we take per day?
Three, to keep your insulin level low. We are like a battery that charges and discharges and it does not make much sense to finish charging the battery and recharging it. In addition, during digestion we do not lose a single gram of fat, not even running.
It is advisable to have a good breakfast, to have lunch five or six hours later, to eat dinner at around 8:00 p.m., and to go to bed at ten o’clock after digestion, so as not to block the repair mechanisms that occur at night, when we burn preferably fat.
What is the role of physical exercise in preserving youth?
It strengthens the muscles, especially the heart, and helps burn calories, favoring the exit of the sugar and preventing such glycation. In addition, it promotes the right release of rejuvenating hormones.
Can exercise cause premature aging?
Yes, when it is excessive. After some time doing exercise, the body goes into stress mode and begins to release cortisone, a hormone that eliminates the muscle.
How much training time do you advise?
Half an hour of cardiovascular exercise per day, preferably walking. In terms of bodybuilding, I advise a high-intensity workout (intense, but short) three times a week.
Is it possible to know the speed at which we are aging?
Yes, through parameters such as glycated hemoglobin and insulin. But it is always possible to slow this rate through pharmacological, nutritional and physical exercise therapies.
How old can we get one day?
Currently the known ceiling is 122 years, but I believe that one day it will be possible to live longer. Through the control of insulin, we have managed to increase up to 300 percent the longevity of some lower species, such as fungi and worms.
Is losing memory in old age inevitable?
With age we lose cells, but we gain connections, that is, those that resist are interconnected. For this to happen, physical and mental exercise is as important.
Anti-aging diet. What you should include (and exclude) from your diet!
Are There Anti-Aging Foods?
There are foods that provide good protection against aging, such as extra virgin olive oil, dark chocolate and some berries such as blueberries and blackberries.
And is there food that has the opposite effect?
Yes, carbohydrates in general, potatoes and rice in particular. It is advisable to choose the low glycemic index, that is, slow absorption. Margarine and saturated fats, are associated with serious health problems such as cancer and heart disease. Our body does not recognize its configuration but, instead of rejecting it, integrates it into the cell membranes to the detriment of others.
Do you advise hormone replacement therapy to stop aging?
Yes, by correcting the natural deficit of hormones we can fell and look sometimes 20 years younger. However, it is necessary to clinically define which hormones are in deficit and to ensure that the hormones administered are bioidentical to avoid serious diseases.
Our Anti-aging service includes:
- Complete Medical Evaluation (Body composition, Body mass index, Fat-Muscle Ratio, Bone density Scan, other)
- Clinical Laboratory Evaluation (Complete Blood Count, Blood Chemistry, Complete Hormonal Profile, Thyroid Panel, Cortisol, Inflammatory markers, Glycated Hemoglobin, and other)
- Diet and exercise consultation. (Evidence based nutrition, customized exercise routines, supplements)
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Concierge Medical Consultations
Please email or call if you have any questions!