Immortality. It seems to be a universal human longing. And while modern anti-aging technology hasn’t quite reached the point where people can expect to halt aging completely, it HAS brought a number of things to the table that can make a difference in your well-being, health, and appearance into older and older ages.
Successful anti-aging isn’t just a product of one technique or procedure. It is a thing that looks different for each person. Your genetic makeup, diet, lifestyle, past illnesses or injuries, and personal interest in pursuing anti-aging will be different from everyone else’s. However, there are some principles that will help you to live longer, look better, feel better, and stay on top of your game longer to enjoy the life you’re living. In this blog post, we’ll consider a four-pronged approach that you should take in order to cover all your bases on the anti-aging front. These four areas are disease prevention, nutrition, cosmetic enhancements, and technology.
It’s a given that if you’re pursuing anti-aging, you don’t want to die early. Fatal disease would throw a big wrench into your anti-aging goals. No matter how beautiful you looked, dying early from one of these diseases would deprive you of the life you expected to live and deprive your loved ones of enjoying you for as long as possible.
According to 2014 data from the CDC, nine of the leading causes of death in the US were heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, and kidney disease. Most people turn to conventional medical care to alleviate the symptoms of these diseases, and they do this only after the symptoms appear. However, these diseases don’t happen by chance. They happen because of the breakdown of your body’s cells, tissues, organs, and systems. Why do our bodies break down when they started out looking like they were built to work indefinitely? Because of internal threats (mutations, autoimmune attacks, shortening telomeres) and external threats (viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and injuries).
Given that our bodies are susceptible to diseases we don’t want, it only makes sense to do what you can to prevent the big diseases.
Simple Prevention Tips
- Don’t smoke
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Exercise regularly
- Eat a healthy diet
- Breathe clean air
- Drink pure water
- Avoid too much exposure to UV light
Nutrition and disease prevention are very closely linked, but they are distinct enough that we wanted to consider them both separately. Being proactive about your nutrition is a huge way to help your anti-aging strategy to be successful.
Think about how your body is made up of trillions of cells. All those cells are hungry for the raw materials they need to do their jobs. When you were younger, if you did without, the rest of you was probably healthy enough to compensate for a mild nutritional deficiency without you feeling the effects. You were still robust, strong, and able to keep going. However, when you turned 30, your body started breaking down. By 40, you were beginning to really feel it, and by age 50, you were seriously depleted in certain vital nutrients that are absolutely essential for life. Your body keeps making do, stripping your bones of minerals and nutrients that were stored there. You start feeling sad and blah and tired all the time. You’re ripe for disease, and you’re in no shape to enter your golden years with vigor and strength.
What if you could address a major portion of this breakdown simply by giving your body the nutrition it needs? One of the best ways to do this is to start by identifying the baseline. Where are you at? What levels of vital nutrients are fine, and which ones need to be addressed? This is the first step that we take in your initial consultation here at Rejuvime Medical. We draw blood and look at your body’s unique makeup, and then we recommend a plan for you from there.
When your foods and supplements begin to contain the exact combination of nutrients that you need, you’ll be amazed how good you can feel.
Some of the main pieces that you should add to your diet
- Live enzymes
- All the essential amino acids
- The right balance of vitamins
- Trace minerals and elements
We live in America in the 21st Century, and we have unprecedented access to high-quality nutritional products that our ancestors would never have dreamed of possessing. Making use of these things can cause a significant slowing of the appearance of aging symptoms. You’ll feel better when you give your cells the nutrition they need.
There’s a certain portion of people who might tune out when they get to this paragraph, as if it’s out of place to mention cosmetic techniques right after talking about nutrition. However, it’s just a fact of life that aging doesn’t just make you feel different. It makes you look different. For anyone who is resistant to taking a cosmetic approach, the question really should be, “Why shouldn’t cosmetic enhancements be a part of your anti-aging strategy”?
- You would get dental repair if you chipped a front tooth.
- You would probably dye your hair.
- You might wear makeup.
What’s the difference between doing those things and going the route of a cosmetic enhancement that’s a bit longer-lasting (and more effective)? The only difference is that plastic surgery and other similar things got a bad reputation and somewhat of a stigma in the early days, and therefore some people are still resistant to trying them. However, nowadays, the procedures are safe, effective, and very good at restoring you to a youthful appearance.
Techniques that can improve your appearance as you age
- Plastic Surgery
- Botox®, Juvederm™, or Restylane® for wrinkles
- Radiesse® or Sculptra® for volumizing skin with lost collagen
- Kybella® to remove chin fat
- Hair dye
- Dental veneers or other options
If you’re young at heart, you’ll love looking young to the people around you, too. The essence of who you are (your character, your intellect, your emotions, the way you treat others) won’t be affected at all by growing older, but what can be affected is other people’s perception of you. Unfortunately, in this youth-obsessed culture, you can’t always change people’s reaction to someone who looks older. If this would deny you opportunities (or just cause you the mental distress of people’s rejection), you may find that a few cosmetic enhancements can make all the difference in the world.
Ask Rejuvime Medical for a free consultation where you can learn the details about all the cosmetic anti-aging services that we can provide for you.
We live in a world where science is taking our breath away with unprecedented advancements in health care technology. From breakthroughs in how DNA repairs itself to advances in biotechnology, our body of knowledge is growing. Staying abreast of that knowledge means that you will be one of the first to take advantage of the anti-aging treatments that become available. With the assistance of big data and artificial intelligence, we are already seeing models of diagnosis and treatment that are becoming more accurate than what even the most intelligent humans can do unaided.
What if you didn’t take care of yourself during younger years? What if you’re suffering from a beat-up body, poor choices you made when you were young and felt invincible, or accidents and illnesses that you would never have chosen for yourself? Technology is solving these issues one by one, offering people the chance to enjoy life to the fullest again. No, we don’t have bionic bodies yet, but the future is coming.
One of the technologies that we’re excited about here at Rejuvime Medical is the availability of bioidentical hormones. No longer do men and women have to suffer hormone deficiency as they approach their older years. Testosterone and estrogen replacement therapy is just one of the new technologies that is available to us, and you can get that right here in our anti-aging clinic in Baton Rouge or Metairie.
No matter what your anti-aging goals, it helps to have a solid, robust strategy. Rejuvime Medical is here to cheer you on towards success in looking and feeling great, no matter what year the calendar says it is. Count on us to provide a confidential consultation where you’ll learn about the anti-aging strategies that you could be taking advantage of to feel as good as you look, and look as good as you feel. Contact us today to set up your appointment.