Age Management

Age Management
Age Management Medicine is a clinical specialty that extends the concept of preventive health care to embrace the very early detection, prevention, and reversal of aging-related diseased, coupled with the aggressive yet gentle disease treatment.

Presently we are able to significantly slow down, that aging process while simultaneously enhancing our health. The goal being not just to extend life in order to live a longer period of time as an “older” person, but rather to delay the onset of the aging process and give everyone a greater number of those middle, vibrant, healthy years.

It is well known that the aging process involves a gradual decline in our overall hormonal balance. This is the basis of menopause in women and the less appreciated, but no less profound process of andropause in men.

The noticeable declines begin on average around 45 to 52 in women and 55 to 60 in men. However, you can observe changes even sooner with the effects on mood, thinking, performance, motivation, decision-making and sexual fulfillment.

Our goal at Youngblood International is to restore these declining levels to nearly approximate the levels to achieve the balance you experienced in your mid-thirties. This is why the book, “The Sexy Years”, by Suzanne Somers, has become such a best seller. This may take several months to achieve, but consider the end product.

Enhanced libido and sexual performance

Restoration of youthful vigor and energy levels

Rejuvenation of the skin and overall body composition

Decrease in body fat and increase in lean body mass

In addition to the gradual decline in overall hormonal levels, our DNA plays a pivotal role in the aging cascade.

Aging and DNA

Age Management Medicine San DiegoAging is directly related to DNA damage that you can identify and repair. The Human Genome Project showed that aging can be the result, not just of genetic inheritance, but also of the body reproducing damaged DNA. DNA that has been damaged by environmental pollution, harmful lifestyle choices and the overall stress of life in the 21st century. It shows in how we look and feel, and in our susceptibility to aging-related conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, loss of energy, memory loss, skin laxity, wrinkles and loss of libido.

In 2009, three researchers, E. Blackburn, C. Greider, and J. Szostak established a fundamental principle of cell biology: cellular longevity is governed by the length of telomeres, the DNA caps on the ends of chromosomes. Telomere length is regulated by an enzyme, called telomerase. In sort, when telomerase activity is high, so is telomere length, and this delays cellular senescence. Articulating this principle earned them a Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, and opened up new therapeutic possibilities for preventing diseases of aging and promoting longevity.

We already know of compounds that slow telomere shortening, such as omega-3s, folate, vitamin D, ginger, and N-acetyl cysteine, but until recently, nothing was available that could actually activate telomerase or augment telomere length.

This changed with the discovery of an astragaloside compound derived from Astragalus membranaceus, an herb used widely in traditional Chinese medicine. This proprietary extract, known as TA65, was originally developed by biotech giant Geron, and licensed for nutraceutical distribution by TA Sciences. It is sold only through a limited number of licensed medical professionals like Dr. Youngblood.

Because the plant, Astragalus only produces small amounts of the compound, OTC extracts available in retail stores will only have tiny amounts, if any at all. In order to induce telomerase activity, one needs relatively large doses of the purified compound, TA65.

TA65 really does work in slowing aging and enabling people to age more healthfully, but it is not the only key to a long healthy life. I must emphasize that stress reduction, exercise, a diet rich in whole food, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory plant compounds are essential. Having said that, many insist that the ability to modulate telomerase and increase telomere length takes the longevity game to a whole new level.

We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Youngblood and see how you can directly impact your health and longevity.

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