A comprehensive evaluation of the patient, in order to identify and treat any internal condition that is causing the external problem (hair loss could be due to lack of vitamins; over weight could be related to hormone imbalance, skin problem could be related to nutritional deficiency etc). Here we try to see the patient as a whole, analyzing the relation and integration between all the organs and system, including lab tests. Then, based on the findings, we develop a personalized treatment program (diet, stress control, hormone replacement etc.)
During the senior years our whole body changes. There are many things that can keep you from eating right, decreasing the sense of thirst and drinking less water, being alone and losing interest in eating by yourself, lose the taste of some food, also your digestion take longer.
There are many foods you can include in a healthy diet- less salt, lots of vegetables and fruits, whole grain, healthy proteins, an appropriated amount of water.
Broccoli: rich in fiber and antioxidant. Contains all sorts of vitamin and anticancer.
Fiber: whole grain, fruit and vegetables are rich in fiber that help your digestive system, and help your immune system to fight inflammation. Fiber can also lower you blood pressure and blood sugar level making your heart healthiest.
Yogurt: Is an excellent source of Calcium and Vit D necessary to avoid bone loos as we age. Yogurt is rich in good bacteria that important for good immune system. ♥
Nuts: Are good source of fiber, proteins, and omega-3sthat are important for a healthy heart.
Fish: Can be part of healthy diet. Salmon, sardines and mackerel have high content of Omega-3, a heart-protector.
Schedule an appointment with our team of expert for complete nutritional assessment in including blood work.
We can’t reverse our chronological age, but there are many proven way to improve your health by practicing exercise. Keeping an active life can make you look and feel younger than you are.
There is a general consensus that amount of sleep consists of 7 to 8 hours. Teenagers and young adult would more hours of rest, and seniors would need less.
Lack of sleep has a negative effect not just on our general health, but also on our skin. Modern life makes us focus on hard work, school, and family issues and we keep forgetting to make sufficient time for rest. In the western countries average people deprived of an average of one hour of sleep per night.
It is important to know the damage that cell suffer, especially in the skin, contribute to early aging. During the sleep our body, regenerate, repair and replenish our damaged cells. The sleep time is also responsible for eliminating free radicals associates to the aging process.
Sleep deprivation or chronic lack of sleep, can cause elevated cortisol, stress hormone that accelerate aging process and increase the risk of age-related diseases as hypertension and dementia.
Some recommended tip for improving your sleep includes: practice stress manage technic as Yoga or medication, avoid caffeine close to the bed time, avoid exercise at night, eat light meal at dinner, avoid reading or watching TV before sleep, take a hot bath, sleep in a dark and quite room for more relaxed sleep.
At Sagewood Institute we offer a comprehensive assessment of your lifestyle in order to develop the proper program.
Low stress level is vital for any anti-aging benefits. The stressor situation can come from different sources, family, traffic, spouse, work. It is well known that stress can affect your body different ways and severity. Continue stress cause early aging by shortening the length of DNA telomere, weakening its structural integrity, that make cells age and die earlier.
Chronic stress is also associated to increased production of free radicals. Although free radicals are important to repair our cells, they can have a negative effect to the surrounding healthy cells causing premature aging.
It is possible to age gracefully or even slow the aging process by lowering your stress daily stress levels.
Skin. Prolonged period of stress can damage your skin. Some effects of stress to your skin are premature wrinkles, sagging skin and dark spots and circles.
Brain. Continue stress has been related to early appearance of Alzheimer’s disease
Vision and Hearing. Prolonged stress cause release of adrenaline, a stress hormone that constrict the blood vessels and produce decreased vision and hearing.
Come to our office and enjoy…….. Massage/Accupunture/Yoga/Reflexology.
Here are some techniques to reduce stress
As you travel through aging journey, you will experience insomnia, fatigue, dry skin, increased weight and decreased libido. As we get older, is frequent to experience lack of and concentration and memory loss. Hormonal imbalance often is the cause for those unpleasant symptoms that occur as result of decreased testosterone in men and menopause in women. In addition to that, continue stress, unhealthy diet and environmental toxin can sped and worsen the hormone imbalance. The final result is a poor quality of life.
Sage offer integrative and comprehensive assessment in order to determine hormonal level and to develop a personalized plan that could include Hormone Replacement regiment along with lifestyle modification (diet, exercise, stress management).