As we mature and the years are added, our bodies are slowly aging. We can see this change on our faces in the form of wrinkles, and feel it in our joints in the form of pain and arthritis. There are many different theories regarding the aging process, but the most compelling one is when the DNA becomes damaged. When this happens, the aging process accelerates. The bottom line is: keep your DNA healthy.
A famous physician once said that you are only as young as the oldest part of your body. For example, if you are 40 years old, but have damaged your lungs through smoking – to the point that your lungs are functioning like 90-year-old lungs – you will be confined to a wheelchair as if you were 90; or, worse yet, pass away prematurely. Unfortunately, in conventional medicine, the tests that are utilized in modern medicine are simply not sensitive enough to diagnose a problem at a time when intervention will be most effective. For example, an EKG is only considered abnormal after there is cardiac damage.
Other testing that can see your true age is telomere testing. Telomeres are the protective ends of your DNA. When we are young, we have the longest telomere lengths; however, as we age, our telomeres become shorter. There are studies showing that when telomeres are shorter, there is a higher death rate from heart disease and from cancer. At the Institute for Hormonal Balance, Dr. Lee can measure your percentages of short telomeres. Then, after treatment through better nutrition, detoxification, exercise, antioxidants and bioidentical hormones, test again to determine whether your percentages of short telomeres improves. There is also a supplement that activates the telomerase enzyme, which can improve on your short telomeres.
At the Institute for Hormonal Balance, Dr. Lee integrates the best of nutritional medicine and Endocrinology to keep your DNA as healthy as possible. Dr. Lee focuses on wellness and the prevention of disease by optimizing your many hormones, performing VO2 Max tests, and by testing for DNA damage, cell wall damage, and your percentage of short telomeres. In addition, there are many other tests that can be done, such as: genetic testing, advanced lipid testing for early heart disease and screening for thyroid cancer with a thyroid ultrasound. After such testing, Dr Lee will design a unique program for you that includes proper nutrition, exercise, detoxification and stress reduction. This process is ongoing, and involves monitoring your progress over time.
Live life to the fullest by keeping your DNA healthy!