Optimal health is achieved when a patient is physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually in tune, and when the organs and glands of the body are functioning at maximum capacity.
Conversely, disease is any condition precipitated by a toxin-filled, nutritionally deficient, and stress-dominated system — which will ultimately result in changes in a person’s energy level and hormone production.
Conventional medicine tends to suppress these symptoms through the use of drugs, allowing them to smolder quietly until they erupt with increased intensity later on.
In anti-aging medicine, we want to remove the underlying cause of the symptoms, rather than allowing the embers of illness an opportunity to smolder.
Your body is like an orchestra; your organs and glands are the instruments in that orchestra. Some are in tune and some are out of tune. And some organs age faster than others.
For instance, a person’s heart and brain may be working fine, yet they fall and break a bone and find out that their bones are aging at a faster rate. Another person might have a healthy heart and bones, but can’t remember a thing.
In your body’s orchestra, you need everything to be in tune so you can get the music “right.”
Helping the body rejuvenate requires a specific program designed to (1) cleanse the body of toxins, (2) reestablish balance in the electrical or energetic pathways that run throughout the body, and (3) provide optimal physical, mental, and emotional support that will allow the body to “re-set” itself to its state of youthful vitality and vigor.
There are six essential elements that are needed to re-ignite your spark and feel the kind of energy and enthusiasm you desire. My patients have used this rejuvenation program successfully for more than 20 years. My wife and I follow these principles as well, and we plan to keep doing so for many years to come.
No matter what your current level of health and youthfulness, rejuvenation is possible. But you must start now to take charge of your health and energy.
An excellent example is Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, who is more than 100 years old and still practicing medicine. He also serves as chairman of the board of trustees at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, and has written and published 150 books since his 75th birthday, including “Living Long, Living Well.”
Dr. Hinohara attributes his excellent health to the fact that he has taken full responsibility for his lifestyle choices. He still weighs what he weighed when he was in his 30s, and points out that one of the things that all people who live long share in common is that none of them are overweight.
Every day, he makes a point of walking at least 2,000 to 2,500 steps and engages in daily stretching exercises.
According to Dr. Hinohara, his breakfast consists of a glass of fruit juice mixed with a tablespoon of olive oil, a glass of milk containing three teaspoons of lentil powder, and a banana.
Because of his busy medical practice, he typically has a very light lunch, and for dinner, he eats 90 grams of beef filet two days of the week and fish on the other five. He also eats fresh vegetables such as broccoli and lettuce with olive oil on them.
Over the past few years, it’s become fashionable to look for someone to blame for their disease or disability or plain lack of health. “It’s the fault of health insurers and the cost of health care.” “It’s the fault of the pharmaceutical industry, whose drugs are too expensive with too many side effects.” “It’s the fault of our genes, or our lack of self-discipline, or our addictive personality, or the doctor who failed to catch our condition in time.”
Some of those factors certainly may have contributed to your current state of health, but I believe that we’ve been trained to give away our power over our health — and we start at a very early age.
Here’s a story to illustrate what I mean.
A woman — let’s call her “Mary” — is pregnant with a baby she calls Johnny. For his first two years, Johnny goes to the pediatrician every few months for check-ups and vaccinations. Every time Johnny gets sick his mom takes him to the doctor, to get the treatments to make him feel better.
Eventually Johnny gets the idea that the doctor is the one responsible for his health! So we grow up giving most of the power for our health decisions into our doctors’ hands — never realizing that it’s the choices we make each and every day that are the real foundation of our health or illness, youthfulness or old age.
Author and cancer surgeon Bernie Siegel reminds us that the Latin root for the word patient means “submissive sufferer.” All too often, going to the doctor involves the patient relinquishing power over his or her health.
A smart doctor will try to empower patients, but you must be willing to take responsibility for your own health choices.
As a doctor, I am your partner in the journey back to health, youth, and energy. You have the power to get healthy and remain healthy, year after year, decade after decade.
Here are some key steps you can take to do so:
• Know that your health is in your control and that you have the power to improve it.
• Find your purpose in life and stay passionate and grateful.
• Make your relationship with your family a top priority in your life and stay in touch with your friends.
• Reduce the toxic load in your body through detoxification and drainage.
• Eat a healthy diet that reduces cell tissue acidity and promotes healthy, pH balance.
• Improve your nutrition with appropriate nutritional supplements.
• Develop an effective and enjoyable exercise program.
• Get sufficient exposure to sunlight each day.
• Optimize your hormone levels.
• Improve your ability to handle stress.
• Associate with like-minded, health-oriented friends.
• Make time to regularly engage in hobbies and other pleasurable activities.
More information about how you can improve your health can be found in my book, “Outstanding Health: The 6 Essential Keys To Maximize Your Energy and Well Being.” To find out more about it, visit www.outstandinghealthbook.com
Posts by Michael Galitzer, M.D. and Larry Trivieri Jr.
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