A posh term these days is “anti-aging”. We see anti-aging terminology all over the place – in cosmetics, vitamins, supplements, prescription medications, etc.
Since I’m well past forty, I feel like I’m qualified to speak my mind. I don’t agree with the term “anti-aging”.This term simply carries a connotation that there’s something wrong with growing older. Quite frankly, I feel like I’m just now coming into my prime. Age seems to bring with it a degree of benefit.
I prefer the terms “Preventive-Aging” and “Longevity”. These convey a meaning of being empowered with the preventive measures necessary for living healthier for longer periods of time. Let me give you a quote that I recently read:
The gradual wasting away of the body over the course of decades is not a necessary or normal component of aging.
Rather, it is the natural outcome from a lifetime of unenlightened lifestyle choices.
Through unhealthy choices you may actually function and be aging biologically at the same level as someone 15-20 years older!
So, here’s the golden question…
How can you be one of those people who function and age biologically at a level equivalent to someone who is many years younger than you?
A Term That Makes No Sense…
If I’m totally honest, I must inform you that we, as Americans, have potentially been fleeced. Over the past 8 years, politicians have led us to believe that there is such a thing as “Healthcare Reform”. Sadly, this is not true. The reality is that it’s not “Healthcare Reform”. Instead, it is “Sick Care Reform”. Let me explain…
- Exponential numbers of Americans today are turning 65 years old
- There’s a nine-fold increase in the cost of sick care of those over 65 – 85 years compared to those prior to age 65 years.
• More than 75 cents of every dollar spent in healthcare goes toward treating preventable sickness (ie, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, obesity)
• Most medical providers are trained to wait until patients are drowning before they throw them a life preserver…. this is, in essence, “downstream” medicine.
What if there was a way to hedge the risks?
There is a way. It’s called “preventive-aging medicine”. At the Optimal You Clinic, we specialize in this area of medicine and partner with you to custom-design a preventive aging plan to fit your individual needs. Individualized weight loss coaching & hormone rebalancing are just a couple of the techniques implemented
to help achieve your goals.
To Your Health,
Brian G. Brown