Long Life Medicine

Long life medicine covers a span of possibilities. It can involve simple life style activities like buckling a seat belt or flossing teeth. Or it can expand to management of genetic abnormalities with ultra high technology. Life extension requires that we seek solutions to degenerative, infectious, toxic, and genetic disease. The idea offers tantalizing possibilities, some of the near future, and some of the present.

Immunity means freedom disease. (in the ancient Greek it was freedom from taxes). Our immune systems have the formidable task of protecting us from all of the assaults of our toxic environment and deficient food. We must deal with infections, some obvious and some hidden, like Epstein-Barr Virus, Lyme Disease, and countless others. We must deal with the toxicities in our “civilized” environment. Mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and many other heavy metals, sometimes synergize against us with the estimated 87,000 man-made chemicals that have never been fully tested for toxicity. We have mold toxins if our home has water leaks that allow mold to grow. We have to deal with electromagnetic fields, cell phone, light pollution, noise pollution. It seems improbable that any of us can survive for a short life, let alone a long and healthy life.

To address this mountain of health issues, we must be deliberate and calm. We have the knowledge to mitigate virtually every problem that comes along. We can achieve higher quality of life for a longer time than if we just ignore what is going on — in and out of our bodies. Our pleasure is to help guide our patients on a quest for long and happy life.

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