photo 4If your health had a Facebook status what would it be?  Stayin’ Alive? Hot topics such Telomeres, Adrenal Fatigue, Cardiovascular Disease, Metabolic Code and Metformin are popping up in healthcare’s new protocols of healthy aging.

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
I’m a woman’s man: no time to talk.
Music loud and women warm, I’ve been kicked around
Since I was born.

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive.

Stayin’ Alive seems to be the trend as global life expectancy continues to rise. Growing at a rate of about 2.5 years per decade and increasing by as much as 4-5 years per decade; chances are people born after the year 2000 will easily celebrate their 100th birthday.
So if we’re stayin’ alive longer, stayin’ healthy is an important factor to consumers who are already staying alive longer and spending more than ever on health and wellness.  Here’s what some of the world’s top anti-aging physicians and scientists shared at the 20th Annual A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging) held in Orlando, Florida this weekend.

Dr. Sandy Chang  – Aging, Telomeres and Disease

  • Test your telomeres, this can show your biological age! Mounting evidence shows that short telomeres correlate with age-associated diseases by limiting the ability of tissues to regenerate.
  • Smoking, inflammatory disease, lack of exercise, and excessive drinking can contribute to increases in the rate of telomere shortening

Dr. Mark Houston – Revolutions in Cardiovascular Disease

  • Cardiovascular disease is the the number one killer and most physicians treat only the top 5 risk factors when there are actually more than 300 other risk factors.
  • 50% of people traditionally treated for cardiovascular disease still have cardiovascular disease.
  • Biggest problem in heart disease is the 395 other risk factors other than the top five that many physicians do not even treat or know about.
  • Traditional management of heart disease has reached its limit, new steps must be taken.
  • 60% of 40 year olds today have some sort of heart disease
  • Mitigate bad foods by using good foods and balance the negative effects

Dr. Sangeeta Pati – Adrenal Fatigue and Cancer

  • Cancer takes 10-20 years to develop – a healthy immune system stops cancer progression
  • Nutrition, toxins, mind, body and hormones are critical components working together
  • Daily stressors deplete hormones and nutrients which leads to fatigue and eventually disease
  • Progesterone is first to go with stress (usually in your 30’s)
  • Our thoughts are the most powerful thing you can do to improve your health
  • Reduce stress – uncommit to  the things that you don’t need to do, no news, acupuncture
  • Cortisol is a major factor in stress and cortisol recovers best  in deep sleep
  • Sleep is a critical time for your body to restore,  the 4th to 6th hour of sleep is best recovery time

Dr. Andrew Heyman – Metabolic Code

  • The new (but really old) way to approach medicine
  • physilogic interrelationships that mediate health and disease – stress, poor diet, environmental exposures, genetics and medication use
  • The Gut – your second brain
  • Liver – lymphs and kidneys are the drainage system of your body
  • Heart- nerves and vessels are the highway of the body. This is the heart, brain and lung connection

Dr. Terry Grossman – Metformin: Is there anyone who shouldn’t take it?

  • Metformin is not just for diabaetics anymore!
  • The new anti-aging and cancer prevention drug?
  • Derived from the French Lilac
  • Some medications are important to everyone, this is one of them
  • Something to consider for those with certain blood sugar levels and adopted healthy nutrition, exercise and balanced hormones.

If you want to start a healthy aging healthcare program, contact an Ageology anti-aging physician dedicated to helping patients stay alive and stay healthy longer!

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive.

NOTE: RIP Robin Gibb and thank you for bringing us the tunes to remind us about Stayin’ Alive.