Life Extension ScienceLIFE EXTENSION SCIENCE, also known as ANTI-AGING MEDICINE,
is the study of slowing down or reversing the process of aging to extend both the average and maximum lifespan. Once thought to be alternative science, anti-aging solutions are the wave of the future. The current approach of crisis intervention is one where most of the dollars spent in health care are spent in the last 6 weeks to 6 months of life in a vain effort to prevent inevitable death. They are not being spent in a physician’s office for routine visits. And they are certainly not spent in anti-aging solutions for hormone and nutrition therapy or products designed to protect the cell, the organ, and the organism as a whole. The answer for the 21st century is a TRUE health care system which is pro-active based on functional restoration. It is wellness-based intervention at a much earlier stage. Anti-aging medicine is based on the notion that aging is a treatable condition. This is a radically new notion. The seemingly inevitable degenerative diseases of aging such as heart failure, arthritis, diabetes, and many of the most common forms of cancer are actually preventable and avoidable – or at least amenable to alteration.
Anti-aging medicine starts with the metabolic approach to nutrition, diet, exercise, and supplementation with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and various other vital co-factors. But the real expertise of this rapidly emerging specialty lies in the responsible, judicious, and knowledgeable application of BALANCED HORMONAL REPLACEMENT the cornerstone of a true rejuvenation program. Because the specialty is still in its infancy, we would expect that many of the traditional drugs being employed in conventional medicine are either being superseded by or supplemented with a variety of biological agents, herbs, and newer forms of “smart drugs.”
During the process of aging, an organism accumulates damage to macromolecules (DNA), and subsequently its cells, tissues, and organs. It is thought that the integrity or the health of the DNA is the key to a healthy cell.