Live Long(er) and Prosper
Long Life Medicine covers a span of possibilities. It’s a sign on the road of life that should NOT be ignored. When you ask people if they want to live longer, they will almost alway say yes. But people rarely put a plan together to live longer. I call it your Long Life Medicine Plan!
This plan can involve simple life style activities like buckling a seat belt (In fact, in 2011 52% of passenger vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes were not wearing seat belts), exercising, losing weight, or flossing teeth.
It could be taking the right nutrients, supplements, and vitamins for your body since our food today is deficient compared to only 100-200 years ago.
Or it can expand to management of genetic abnormalities with ultra high technology.
Life extension requires we seek solutions to
Degenerative, Infectious, Toxic, & Genetic Disease.
The idea offers tantalizing possibilities, some of the near future, and some of the present.
Immunity means freedom from 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.