I am frequently asked: what is Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine? It's a big name, but what does this branch of medicine do that traditional western medicine does not?
Well, there are so many things. Here is just a sample of what this type of medicine teaches that most doctors know nothing about:
Cancer Test - for the first time ever in human history, there is now a blood test that can identify 26 different types of cancer. The test is 99% accurate, more than any other medical test, and, for example, can detect breast cancer long before it would ever show up on a mammogram. For more information, go to OncoBlotLab.com.
Boston Heart Lab - run by a lab out of Boston, this test is the most sensitive and accurate at detecting risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It is completely covered by insurance, with the vast majority of people having to pay nothing for a wealth of information.
Bio-Identical Hormones - they don't teach this in medical school, at all. Bio-identical hormones for both men and women are far safer than pharmaceutical hormones, such as premarin and androgen, and help to slow the aging process and regain vitality. Most doctors know nothing about adrenal fatigue or using T3 in thyroid medications, instead of just synthetic T4.
Brain Scans - also covered by Medicare and other insurances, a brain scan, or qEEG, is done at the office and tells you how your brain is functioning in every lobe of the brain. It can help to differentiate memory complaints as being dementia, or simply a brain that is getting older, and helps us to know how to individually optimize brain function.
Neurofeedback - training your brain waves to optimize brain function. We can take abnormal brain waves and normalize them, which can resolve symptoms such as anxiety, memory slowing, insomnia, PTSD, and ADHD. It is used extensively in the military for PTSD and is much more effective than drugs and counseling. We do this at the office, and generally takes 20 treatments.
Food allergies and sensitivities - western medicine is just now admitting that there may be something to this gluten sensitivity, not a true celiac or allergy, but causing symptoms just the same. The most common food sensitivities are to wheat, dairy, eggs, and soy. This type of testing can only be done by specialized labs thruout the country, not the local labs.
Supplements - medical school teaches nothing about vitamins or nutrition, yet proper diet and supplementation is one of the most important things we can do ourselves to maintain health as we age. Most vitamins are derived from the petroleum industry and are poorly absorbed.
Genetic testing - MTHFR, or methylation defects, are easily tested with a cheek swab. Defects in methylation don't allow you to absorb your B vitamins, and your B vitamins should be methylated - methyl folate and methyl B12. If your 2nd toe is longer than your big toe, then you have defects in methylation.
Energy medicine - this profoundly affects our health in ways most of us know nothing about. Read The Emotion Code by Dr Bradley Nelson to know more.
Telomeres - the caps at the end of our DNA strands and keep them from unraveling. We can measure telomere length and predict your longevity. There are specific natural supplements that increase telomere length - check out TA-65.
This is only a fraction of the way Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine differs from traditional western medicine. Also look at WorldHealth.net for more information!