Anti-aging medicine is the following:
It is based on science. Anti-aging treatment practices are supported
by scientific evidence and therefore cannot be branded as anecdotal.
It is evidence-based. Anti-aging medicine is based on the
acquisition of ordered data to formulate a scientific and objective
assessment upon which effective treatment is assigned.
Anti-aging medicine is documented by peer-reviewed journals. The
National Library of Medicine hosts 1,000's of peer-reviewed articles
on anti-aging medicine.
Anti-aging medicine can be categorized into
3 primary strategies for intervention:
1. Integrative Medicine -ie; the combination of different
regenerative therapies and protocols.
2. Functional Medicine -ie; improving natural body functions.
3. Preventive Medicine -ie; taken action before disease manifests.
5 - ANTI AGING MEDICINE
Cognitive Neuroplasticity Therapy
relatively new field that combines the study of complex behaviors
(psychology) and the study of neural processes (neurosciences).
One specialist, proven treatment area focuses on the Brain-Mind-Body
resetting the limbic system of the brain (through the use of
experiential mind exercises), to re-build and strengthen functional
neural pathways relating to youthfulness, health and well-being.
This proven, evidence-backed,
accelerated treatment program provides age reversal changes within 7 days and
importantly has No Side-Effects, No Complications, No Pain or
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Telomerase is an enzyme that appears to overcome cellular senescence
by extending the tips of the chromosomes called the telomeres.
Supporters argue that if telomerase can avoid aging in cells in
vitro, maybe it can be used to combat human aging.
Numerous companies are developing
telomerase-based therapies to fight aging. Our knowledge of
telomerase is still imperfect. Research on telomerase is still in an
early age, and many have doubts about the efficiency and long-term
safety of telomerase-based anti-aging therapies. Meantime, some
companies are also selling telomere measurements to estimate
biological age. However, there is no evidence at present that
telomere length is a better indicator of biological age than
The levels of many hormones fall with age. Some of the most popular
anti-aging treatments are based on the idea that hormonal changes
contribute to aging and therefore reversing age-related hormonal
changes can be beneficial.
Human growth hormone (hGH) injections
have a long history as an anti-aging treatment and some evidence
suggests hGH has beneficial effects in elderly people eg; increase
muscle mass, strengthen the immune system and increase libido.
However, hGH, like many other anti-aging products failed to live up
to expectations, mainly due to the negative side-effects (Liu et
al., 2007). These might include weight gain, high blood pressure and
Stem cells have received a great amount of recent attention. This is
partly due to the potential stem cells have for regenerative
medicine. The prospect of using stem cells to treat diseases of
aging and for rejuvenation is highly attractive to many.
there is no evidence that stem cell-based anti-aging treatments will
work. Harvesting and/or preparing stem cells for treatments is a
difficult process and much effort is still required to optimize
protocols. In some areas it has proven useful such as the use of
blood- and marrow-derived stem cells in some autoimmune and
cardiovascular diseases (reviewed in Burt et al., 2008). Yet stem
cell applications are still in their infancy and a long way before
it can be employed to delay aging.
To fight free radicals (ROS), cells possess defenses called
antioxidants, many of which can be synthesized or extracted,
purified, and then sold, mostly as tablets / anti-aging drugs (Ames
et al., 1993).
Common antioxidants include vitamins
A, C, and E and coenzyme Q10. Unfortunately, there is little
evidence any of these products actually work. (Harman, 1968; Comfort
et al., 1971; Heidrick et al., 1984; Holloszy, 1998; Saito et al.,
Resveratrol can also act as
antioxidant (Pervaiz, 2003) and might be protective agent of brain
aging (Tredici et al., 1999; Bastianetto and Quirion, 2002; Mokni et