Aging is inevitable, but how you age is not! Americans are living longer, but are not necessarily healthier. We all want to be active and productive as long as possible. The good news is that our concept of aging is changing, and there are new medical approaches to living healthier as we age. Taking into account genetics, environmental influences, nutrition and lifestyle, hormonal balancing, digestive health, as well as minimizing markers of inflammation and oxidative stress are all vitally important to your overall health.
As an ER doc for 17 years, it took many years to recognize that despite helping people in their time of crisis, we were, in essence, putting band-aids on people's medical conditions. The ER became a revolving door, same situations, different faces, and return visits. I knew if we could educate the public, they could lead healthier lives and thereby make fewer ER visits. At the same time, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, an autoimmune thyroid condition, where the only treatment at that time was Synthroid.