Dr. Elaine McHugh, NMD Naturopathic Medicine Doctor
What is anti-aging anyway?
When I refer to anti-aging, I am referring to aging as healthy as possible for as long as you live. It’s about increasing your healthspan and your biological age more so than your lifespan or chronological age. Chronological age is the number of years you are living. Biological age reflects the accumulation of damage to cells in your body and is what better predicts chronic disease and mortality3. Good news is we can actually slow or reverse your biological age! Keep reading for more information.
How does aging happen?
What causes aging, or the acceleration of aging? Main drivers of aging include inflammation aka inflammaging, oxidative stress and free radicals, mitochondrial dysfunction, telomere shortening, insulin resistance, sarcopenia (muscle wasting), and stress. The common denominator is damage to cells and DNA with little recycling or clean-up of the damaged cells. These factors listed above have root causes such as hormonal imbalances, unbalanced gut microbiome &/or leaky gut, unhealthy diet, lack of movement and exercise, environmental toxins, chronic viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections, etc.
How do you find out what your biological age is, and what other lab testing should you get?
Labs to run to determine your biological age and aging factors:
How can you start reversing your biological age today?
Diet & Lifestyle:
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Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose or treat. It is purely informative and educational. If you are interested in anti-aging treatments or labs, please consult your doctor or a doctor specialized in anti-aging & regenerative medicine.
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