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Dr Helen Hu OMD L.Ac San Diego Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine | Combat the H1N1 Flu with Chinese Medicine

See My Who Is  Dr Helen Hu OMD L.Ac San Diego Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine reminds us “From April 2009, the World Health Organization has tracked the virus around the world since the original cases were diagnosed.”

During the winter months in the Southern Hemisphere (June –September) the incident of infection of  H1N1 was marked by a sharp rise early in the season with a few benign numbers being reported later in the season. Normally in the United States, the seasonal flu runs from October to March with the peak months usually occurring in November and February.  We have to do whatever it takes to prevent and restrain H1N1 from spreading. It is especially important for those populations of younger, elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions.

The follow most asked questions regarding the H1N1 flu:

  1. How is H1N1 virus transmitted and exposure precautions?

The limited data available indicates that this virus is transmitted in ways similar to other influenza virus. Seasonal human influenza virus are spread from person to person primarily through respiratory droplet ejected during sneezing and coughing.  Close contact is considered within about an 8 foot radius of an infected person.

The N1H1 virus can survive on a hard surface for up to 8 hours. Frequent hand washing is essential

  1. How contagious is the H1N1 virus?

Unlike the common cold, which attaches to the adenoids, the influenza virus attaches to the lung tissue itself. The lungs become inflamed and the body reacts with “flu-like symptoms”. The incubation for the H1N1 virus appears to be 1-4 days after exposure, with a possibility of being up to 7 days. Normally, an adult is contagious for about 24 hours after the fever has dropped below 100F/38C without the use of fever reducing medicine. Children can be contagious up to one week after the fever has dispersed

It is suggested that by using vinegar steam to treat a room space where the flu patient stayed.

  1. Recent  Discoveries for N1H1 virus from WHO.

The World Health Organization has determined that the novel  H1N1 virus has little or no resistance to neuraminidase inhibitors. Neuraminidase inhibitors interfere with virus’s ability to replicate. Since the replication of an influenza virus in the respiratory tract reaches its peak between 24 and 72 hours after the onset of the illness, early treatment with neuraminidase inhibitors can be very effective.

A handful of Chinese herbs have been shown to have strong neuraminidase inhibitory effects, most notably, Sophora root (Ku Shen) and isalis root(Ban lan gen)

Most Chinese family with children always have  Ban Lan Gen herbs during cold season. Take it after very early signs of a cold or even after contact with an infected individual.

  1. What are the options for Chinese Medicine to treat H1N1 influenza?

First of all, we have to understand that Chinese Medicine treats influenza (wind cold attack) with acupuncture, gua sha, cupping and varieties of herbal formula depending on the stage of the illness.

  1. Prevention: TCM believe: there may be no pathogen invasion if one has an intact defensive system. Supporting immune system in order to prevent the virus of a future exposure forming full attachment, such as Jade Screen formula that boosts immunity to fence off pathogen invasion.
  2. Early stage: When one contact the virus, or show every early signs such as sneezing, mild fatigue and discomfort, make sure to take Ban Lan Gen to fight virus replication with plenty of rest and fluid.
  3. However, once full blow of cold, TCM practitioner has to evaluate patterns of the influenza and apply different herbal formula accordingly.


Acupuncture combine with Gua Sha and cupping treatment can bring instant relief for some patients. Acupuncture along with herbal formula can fasten the healing process and ensure patients recovery from the flu.

Drinking more liquids, and bed rest are also important beside medical treatment.  If a person feeling more cold and congestion, can drink homemade warm soup with  fresh ginger and green onion with  little pepper and salt

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is being widely used to treat H1N1 flu patients in China, “China has been, so far, the only country worldwide to introduce traditional medicine, particularly the TCM, which had been practiced for thousands of years in the nation in the treatment of diseases,” said Ren Minghui, director of the international cooperation department of the Ministry of Health (MOH)

Keep in mind: if there are complications, or someone with pre-existing medical condition with flu, one should seek urgent medical help right way.
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Dr. Candice Seti San Diego Licensed Clinical Psychologist Advises The Best Foods To Add To Your Diet

See My Who IsDr. Candice Seti San Diego Licensed Clinical Psychologist Advises The Best Foods To Add To Your Diet

Dr. Candice Seti San Diego Licensed Clinical Psychologist said “Many of us are focused on eating healthier and incorporate whole foods into our diet.  But the options out there can be overwhelming and we don’t always know what’s best.”

If the majority of your diet comes from real, whole foods then chances are you don’t have much to worry about.  But here are some foods that you can incorporate into your diet to ensure that you are getting maximum healthy value.

Apples – Remember that old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, in this case, it might actually be true.  Apples have been shown to have any overwhelming amount of nutritional and healthy values such as lowering LDL cholesterol levels, lowering risk of dementia/Alzheimer’s, reducing risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, as well as reducing risk for stroke, breast cancer, and numerous other health issues.  Apples also offer a good amount of soluble fiber and vitamin C, with a small amount of calories and sugar, so they are a great snack option. Plus, since they don’t require any prep or refrigeration, they are the perfect “on the go” food.

Tempeh – tempeh is a sister product to tofu made from fermented soybeans, with a nutty flavor and firm texture.  The fact that it is fermented makes it a valuable food item for those with digestive issues, as fermented products contain natural probiotics.    Unlike most of its soy counterparts, tempeh is not a processed isolate of soy but is much closer to a whole food version of soy.  For this reason, tempeh maintains many of the health benefits of soy without many of the health risks that come from processing.  In addition, tempeh is high in protein, amino acids, riboflavin, and niacin, making it valuable for metabolism, muscle tissue, skin, eyes, appetite control, and overall health and wellness.  Best of all, you can bake, steam, or sauté tempeh and mix it with just about anything…so let those creative juices flow.

Avocados – yes, avocado is a fat, but it’s one of the good ones.  The monounsaturated fat in avocados, is the heart-healthy, cholesterol-lowering kind, known as oleic acid.  Not only do avocados help defend against heart disease, but they are also packed with fiber, to aid in digestion and help you feel fuller, but they also have a powerful dose of potassium and bit of protein to round it all out.  So, don’t shy away from that avocado; throw it on your salad, your eggs, your burger, etc for a cream, healthy, and delicious treat.  And, as an extra bonus, you can even use avocado to replace some of the butter in baking recipes.

Beets – Yup, we are talking about those funny red things you see on top of the occasional salad.  Bet you didn’t know what a nutritional powerhouse they were.  Beets are high in potassium, magnesium, fiber, iron, Vitamin C, beta-carotene and folic acid, which helps prevent colon cancer, and osteoporosis.  Beets are also serve a function as a liver cleanser, and are much easier to incorporate into your meals than a cleanse diet.  And, believe it or not, beets can actually help with your stamina if consumed prior to a workout.

Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes are high on the short list of healthy carbohydrates to incorporate into your body.  One medium sweet potato provides only 162 calories with 0 grams of fat and is chock full of good things for your body.  They are high in antioxidants and folate,  They are also high in potassium, which can help alleviate muscle cramps.  They are very low on the glycemic index which can help lower blood glucose levels.  They have a high amount of dietary fiber which helps you feel fuller longer, which is great for weight management.  They also help prevent constipation and promote an healthy digestive tract.

Chia Seeds – You’ve probably been hearing a lot about chia seeds lately and may not know why.  This small edible seed has been added to the superfood list and there are many ways it is super.  For starters, they are loaded with omega 3’s and antioxidants, which both help promote optimum health.  With 40% of chia seems being fiber, they are one of the best fiber sources out there and help you feel full while maintaining your digestive health.  Additionally, they can be very valuable to bone health as they are high in both calcium and magnesium.  And, you can do just about anything with them; sprinkle them on cereal or yogurt, blend them into a smoothie, add them to your stir-fry- the list is limitless.

Coconut Oil– Coconut oil is definitely the best oil to cook with.  It is the most durable oil for maintaining in high cooking temperatures and it contains healthy saturated fats, which metabolize quickly, instead of being stored as fat in the body.  Due to its nutrient content, coconut oil can improve blood lipid profiles and manage Type 2 diabetes.   Interestingly enough, coconut oil has also been linked to weight loss, as it has been linked to increased energy expenditure and a reduction in abdominal obesity and it can help fight sugar cravings.

Raw Almonds – Almonds are a quick and delicious snack option.  And they are healthy- a large handful of almonds contains 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, 35% of your recommended vitamin E and manganese, 20% of magnesium, 15% of riboflavin, copper and phosphorous, and 8% percent of calcium and iron.  They are also low in saturated fat and high in antioxidants.  What all this nutrient content means is that they can reduce risk for coronary heart disease, help prevent heart attacks and hypertension, help protect the cells against free radicals, help build stronger bones, help protect against colon, cervical, and prostate cancer, help regulate blood sugar, and help with weight management.  So get snacking.

Sardines – Yup, I’m talking about those little canned goodies in the tuna fish isle.  Just one can of sardines will meet your daily recommended dose of Vitamin  B12 and 63% of your recommended Vitamin D.  Vitamin D is a rare thing to find in a food source, so this is a particularly valuable benefit.  Sardines are also a great non-dairy way to get calcium and 35% of your recommended daily allowance.  And, of course, like most seafood, sardines are a great place to get your Omega 3’s so you can easily get rid of that fish oil supplement by throwing some sardines on your salad.  In addition, when you compare sardines with other seafood, since sardines are small and close to the bottom of the food chain, they are significantly less likely to have mercury contamination- another bonus.  So, what should you do with those little guys?  Well, for a snack on the go you can eat them straight out of the can.  Or use them in the same way you might use anchovies: as a salad dressing, a spread, or in a marinara sauce. Try them with crackers as a great snack or appetizer.  Or use them in any sandwich or as a topper on a salad.

Eggs – Yes, egg whites are low-calorie and a great source of protein, but if you are just eating the white, you are missing out on a ton of nutrients, including Selenium, Choline, Lutein, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin A.  Most of the concern people have about keeping the yolks is about cholesterol.  Even though egg yolks do contain cholesterol, most studies have shown that eating egg yolks actually improves your cholesterol levels and lower risk of heart disease.  So, eating the whole egg can help your heart, your eyes, your brain, your skin, your immune system, and your weight.  Plus eggs offer you limitless varieties on ways to cook them.  So, don’t fear the yolks.

There are a lot of healthy food options out there, but make sure to incorporate the above foods to get the healthiest benefit out of your diet.

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Dr Helen Hu OMD L.Ac San Diego Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Defines Chinese Food Therapy

Dr Helen Hu OMD L.Ac San Diego Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine says “TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) teaches that food and herbs come from the same source. By using natural foods and herbs to balance the body, the body’s energy is restored which is crucial for wellness and longevity.”

In our modern society, food and medicine are totally different entities. And nutritional values all point to supplements from vitamin A-Z, protein and fiber contents. Unfortunately, we use the same modern jargon to classify natural plants and food. However, we have left out something that doesn’t fit commercial jargon – the real healing power of food.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the three most vital components for life are Jing (physical body), Qi (energy), and Shen (spirit). They are the so-called “Three Treasures.” A good diet not only nourishes our physical body and our organs, giving us vital energy, but it also nourishes our spirit. When Chinese medicine speaks of organs, it refers more to the energetic function of each organ than to anatomy only, as in Western medicine. If a person has a weakness in a certain organ and an imbalance between organs, as part of the treatment protocol, the diet can be modified to reestablish the balance and strength.

Food or prepared dishes should have attractive colors, smells, tastes and an attractive design. The formulation of a food therapy diet follows the same principle as when a TCM doctor writes a prescription for herbs, which is also an art form (there are the chief herb, the deputy herb, assistant herbs and convoy herbs that work together like a battalion on the battle field). This means that the TCM doctor prepares the TCM food therapy not only for its therapeutic effect, but also considers the way to prepare, considering the color, taste, body condition, and the seasonal changes, indeed a art form. There are thousands of dishes, soups, congees, desserts, and herbal wines, and hundreds of books through the different dynasties, up until today. TCM food therapy is a specialty within the whole of TCM and an important part of Yang Sheng (Nurturing life).

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Dr Helen Hu OMD LAc San Diego – Blending Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine | The Best of Both Worlds

See My Who Is Dr Helen Hu OMD LAc San Diego says “Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC) views a body in an energetic way, disorders do not show up in one day, the process involved in our own body imbalance that is enforced by inappropriate diet and life style along with body constitution. During the process of imbalance, Body itself will show many signs and symptoms which indicates something is going on in the body but not to the points of building up “evidence” detected by Machines and modern technology.”

Herbal medicine has been a large, important part of Chinese medicine throughout time and many alternative medicinal practices that fall within the Western medicine sphere incorporate some similar techniques. Much of the fusion between worlds, so to speak, falls outside of mainstream medicine but its presence is more than palpable in the Western world. Naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, and herb remedy shops are the most common, clear symbols of this fusion as they each stemmed from Chinese roots, having also evolved over time.

One large pharmaceutical company in Shanghai, Chi Med, has been working for more than ten years to recreate and simplify the healing power within traditional Chinese medicine while also passing it through the strict standards of the mainstream food and drug regulations. These botanical drug products have had considerable support and the company has even partnered with Nestle, a gigantic company in the United States. Several of the products, which are created with traditional Chinese ingredients, have passed the FDA’s strict analysis and testing periods and are now scientifically proven to show positive health results in the majority of patients.

This project represents a huge shift as pharmaceutical companies are beginning to look for alternative, more traditional methods and are tweaking them to more adequately suit the modern age. It also proves that consumers are interested in something different, although the ancient origins are far from new!

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Dr Candice Seti Licensed Clinical Psychologist in San Diego | Weight Loss from a Clinical Psychologists Point of View

See My Who Is  Dr Candice Seti Licensed Clinical Psychologist in San Diego believes maintaining a healthy weight can be a constant struggle while cravings and food temptations can weigh down progress. ‘Packaged diet’ options don’t work for everyone but luckily there are other ways to lose weight naturally and you don’t have to rely on chemicals and pills. You can improve your health, shed the weight, and see results quickly without risking any extreme side effects. Engaging with a clinical psychologist is an innovative, effective method to lose weight.

All of the decisions that we make and our ability to maintain our willpower and determination stem from psychological backgrounds. It only makes sense, then, that you employ a clinical psychologist to help you with your weight loss journey. Their unique, objective point of view will offer the necessary reality checks that can keep you on track and devoted to the end result.

Emotions play a central role in our eating habits and they can distract us from our weight loss goals and encourage us to ditch the diet in lieu of a food that feels more comforting. A packaged diet, meal plan, or generic weight loss track can’t adjust to your personal needs or help you set up a foundation for a healthier future. Many of those product lines are designed for change now and, in turn, a relapse in the future. A clinical psychologist, on the other hand, can help you uncover the root cause of your eating habits and make positive changes to how you make decisions and fight off temptations for a life of healthy choices.

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350 10th Street #1023
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dr. Candice Seti, Psy. D. Reveals How You Have The Power To Never Diet Again and Refuse To Be Part Of The Obesity Epidemic

See My Who Is  Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D.,San Diego based Clinical Psychologist and Certified Personal Trainer, is California-licensed and recognized for her expertise in applying cognitive therapy to weight loss and weight management.  Her extensive knowledge of nutrition and exercise applications adds value to a weight management program.

There are three key factors that determine any weight loss program;

1) Motivation- Clients need to really want to make change and want to lose the weight.  I can’t make them do anything they don’t want to do

If your doctor tells you that you must lose weight and you are not interested in losing weight, but you go forward with any program you simply will not be effective.  Personal motivation is the determining factor on success. Motivation must come from within the individual person. No outside force can create motivation within the individual.

2) Commitment- What you do is a process with the ultimate goal being lifelong weight management- something that most people have not been able to achieve with restrictive dieting.  Because it is a lifestyle change program that they will maintain forever, the process is not as quick, so they need to be committed.

3) Honesty- The program only works if clients are able to be honest with their therapist and honest with themselves about their behaviors, their motivation, and their ultimate goals as well as any obstacles they’ve had towards achieving those goals.

Lifestyle changes are all about a person’s relationship with food.  For instance, some people use food as an emotional crutch dealing with anxiety, loneliness, boredom, frustration, anger or whatever is currently going on in their life.

When asked if she thought Dieting or diet pills alone will work, she was quoted in a News Story Dr. Seti said “I disagree with the common belief that restrictive diets, pills, counting calories, or a combination of these is the only way to lose weight and keep it off.  That type of program will not insure long-term results. People need to make attainable and sustainable lifestyle changes for success. Effective lifestyle changes as related to weight loss are all about a person’s relationship with food. That is why up-front honesty about the factors contributing to your serious interest in losing weight is so important.”

When selecting a therapist to assist you in reaching your weight loss goal, look for;

1) Education and/or Licensure or Credentialing- You definitely want to make sure that the individual has the appropriate background and training to be working with you on anything health-related

2) Trust-worthiness-  You want someone that you feel safe with and someone who you feel comfortable talking with about all the areas of your life as they are all often tied to eating and weight management.

3) Empathy- You want someone who understands and can relate to your experiences in one way or another.  It’s comforting to know you are not alone and that you are being assisted by someone who has undergone a similar journey.

When asked if Obesity should be labeled a disease, Dr Seti was quoted on CNN as saying “My personal perspective is that I support any view that allows people access to more services, more treatment options, more community awareness, and less stigma. When alcoholism and mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety became labeled as disease, that’s exactly what happened, so I am hopeful it will do the same for obesity.”

Dr. Seti said “I have been overweight and have lost a lot of weight and have kept it off using the same tools and principles that I teach. There is a common misconception that anybody who is not overweight has never had a problem or had to struggle with being overweight But in fact most of us have had to work at weight loss and to be successful, had to put into play life style changes in order to succeed.

Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D. can be reached through her office at 350 10th Ave. #1023, San Diego, CA 92101, phone 619-345-4355 or her website

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350 10th Street #1023
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dr. David Fabi San Diego Orthopaedic Surgeon Honored as one of Top 40 Surgeon Leaders in U.S.

Dr. David Fabi, San Diego orthopaedic surgeon has received the Leaders in Total Joint Replacement: Generation Next Award. The honor recognized Fabi as one of the Top 40 Nationwide emerging orthopaedic surgeon leaders.

As one of the leading orthopaedic surgeons in the nation, Dr. Fabi improves the lives and mobility of his patients and is working to dispel the misconception that surgery is the only option available for hip and knee problems. He believes that unnecessary surgery results in poor outcomes and non-surgical solutions should always be considered first.

“Orthopaedic surgery is very technical, innovative, mechanical and progressive,” said Fabi, “The goal of the specialty is to enrich the quality of lives of patients. When quality of life is decreased and conservative measures are not the best choice, then surgery is recommended.”

In the field of joint replacement, controversy has arisen over hip replacements performed from the front (anterior) or the back (posterior). Anterior hip replacements have decreased dislocation rates, quicker recovery and the ability to use x-rays during surgery for more accurate placement that spares muscle trauma. The down side is that there’s a steep learning curve for the procedure, increased fracture risk and increased potential for nerve injuries.

The consensus is that the surgeon must stick to what they are successful at and what works best in their hands and the results. Either approach has excellent results in the appropriate surgeon’s hands. Many surgeons perform both procedures. Many results seem to be equal. A more important factor is whether the surgeon is a high volume joint replacement surgeon. Most high-volume surgeons have favorable outcomes no matter what approach.

Dr. Craig J. Della Valle is one of the top hip surgeons in the nation, associate professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and concurs with Fabi’s position. “I honestly don’t think it will make a difference in terms of patient based outcomes,” said Della Valle. “I think in expert hands it works, but I am not sure it will make a difference to the patient, which at the end of the day is what is most important.”

That expert opinion is echoed by Dr. Keith R. Berend, internationally known high-volume surgeon at joint Implant Surgeons in OH, co-developer of the Biomet Rapid Recovery Program. “The anterior incision end up being pretty small,” said Berend. “The anterior approach spares muscle and enhances recovery.”

For those who may be considering a joint replacement, the best advice is that patients ask their surgeon about his/her rate of infection and dislocation rate, and overall patient satisfaction. Look for infection rates of 0.5 percent and dislocations of 1 percent or less. Satisfied patients should be able to return to work within two weeks.

Patients should seek clinicians that perform an average of 150 knee replacements and/or 100 hip replacements annually. Surgeons should examine all treatment options, including anti-inflammatory medications, steroid or hyaluronic acid injections, along with physical therapy and the use of braces, canes and walkers.

The three most important things to look for in a professional in an orthopaedic specialty is someone with an established reputation among patients and other physicians, adequate experience and training and a good bedside manner, all of which will quicken a patient’s recovery.

To facilitate a good doctor-patient relationship and improve treatment outcomes, individuals need to seek a clinician with whom they have a common interest. “Look for a surgeon who has a wide array of interests and knowledge with which you can make a connection,” said Fabi. “When a patient and clinician share a connection, that connection will make for a very special experience and help improve outcomes.”

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Dr. Fabi can be reached by phone at 619-299-8500 at the San Diego Orthopaedic Associates Medical Group, located at 4060 4th Ave., San Diego, CA.

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San Diego Anti-Aging Specialist, Dr. Stephen Center M.D., Labels the Aging Process as a Disease

Dr. Stephen Center of San Diego, CA is an anti-aging specialist in a branch of emerging medicine that treats the imbalances that occur as the body ages. He’s developed custom anti-aging treatments based on three key factors; a lifestyle personalized to your physiology, achieving and maintaining youthful hormone levels and optimizing brain and cellular metabolism.  These factors have resulted in an impressive success rate. The Affordable Health Care Act is changing the way medicine is practiced, with a focus on preventative measures and addressing aging as a standalone disease.

“The major myth and misconception in this branch of medicine is that it is a form of alternative medicine instead of just good, clinically proven and science-based medicine, designed to complement, not replace, Western orthodox medical care,” said Center.

The anti-aging specialist advocates living a lifestyle of diet, exercise and stress management that’s tailored to the individual. He helps patients achieve and maintain the hormone levels they had in their youth to optimize brain function and metabolism. Patients look and feel younger and have an overall increase in their quality of life.

Dr. Ronald Klatz, originator of the term “anti-aging medicine” is the founder and president of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Inc. “If we can interrupt it (aging), why shouldn’t we? I say fight against it every step of the way.  We all want a future free of fear of disability and disease and horrible, miserable, subhuman existence, which is the reality of aging.”

Multiple studies have shown hormone therapy, progesterone for women and testosterone for men, to be safe, effective and non-cancer causing. Symptoms of aging that include weight gain, reduced brain function and loss of strength and stamina have shown improvement within weeks when combining hormone therapy with lifestyle changes.

In his field, there are various controversial subjects that have been talked about in the industry including some issues about compounding pharmacies that have come under attack due to the New England Compounding Pharmacy Fiasco with contaminated compounded epidural injections that cause deaths. With regards to this controversy, Dr. Steven Center emphasizes that compounding pharmacies that follow Good Manufacturing Practices and meet or even exceed the state guidelines have an excellent track record for safety. Compounding is actually a time-honored drug manufacturing methods. There are even thousands of clinical studies support the safety and efficiency of such method.  When conducted under the supervision of a trained anti-aging specialist, hormone therapy is safe and effective.

Most anti-aging specialists see patients on a cash only basis, but an increasing number of insurance companies are providing partial reimbursement. Ongoing medical, pharmaceutical and supplement expenses can be easily modified to accommodate the patient’s budget. Unlike primary care doctors who may spend 10-15 minutes with a patient, an anti-aging specialist may spend an hour or more to identify underlying causes of problems, find natural healing solutions and develop of plan of treatment.


Dr. Pamela W. Smith is the founder and medical director of The Center for Health Living and Longevity at Grosse Pointe Farms in Michigan. A recognized authority on anti-aging medicine, she’s an enthusiastic supporter of therapies that are designed for the individual.

“Anti-aging medicine doesn’t just treat symptoms, it tries to find the cause of the problem and treat the cause,” said Smith.  “Anti-aging medicine is about personalized care. We now have the science to look at what each person needs for their own healthcare needs.”

“Most of us were taught protocol medicine,” said Smith. “All patients received the same treatment. Science really has changed and anti-aging medicine is at the forefront of this change.”

Those searching for a qualified anti-aging specialist should look for someone trained by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and they should work with large, established compounding pharmacies that follow the best available manufacturing processes to ensure safety and effectiveness. The practitioner should be a good communicator, listener, and treat the patient with compassion, respect and a high level of expertise.

Stem cell research and DNA sequencing hold hope in the future for an aging population and may even prove to extend the human lifespan. For now, the focus of anti-aging specialists is extending the healthspan of patients as healthy and vibrant individuals with hormone therapy and a customized plan of treatment.

“The revolution of our lifetime will be the creation of an ageless society,” said Dr. Klatz. “Aging is no longer inevitable.”

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Dr. Center’s offices, BodyLogicMD of San Diego, are located in 5030 Camino De La Siesta   #290, San Diego, CA 92108     You may reach him by telephone at 619) 822-1004