What is RetroAging? In short, it’s an anti-aging concept that I’ve been developing for some time. It came about as a result of a conversation with a doctor who said to me: “The first 40 years are free – after that you’ve got to work at it.”
It’s true that being younger that 40 is easier. Yet prior to the bell tolling for this age of reason, it does require some work, still. And in large majority is not (unless you are just plain lucky) a free ride.
My life has been a testament to this. When I was 39 I suffered a terrible bout with bipolar depression and nutrient deprivation. It came from nowhere. I ate well (so I thought) exercised often, meditated even. I had never been to the doctor (save regular checkups).
During my recovery from bipolar, depression (and a host of other anxieties and phobias) and eventual reversal of my diagnosis, I mentally outlined those practices that actually changed my body chemistry. I’m not kidding. My thyroid was working at a snail’s pace, my B12 levels were at dangerous lows. Yet, as a chemist, biologist and an aspiring medical professional you’d think I’d have an unfair advantage. Not so. In fact, it wasn’t until I found an integrative physician, that I began my climb back to health.
This begs the question: what is an integrative approach to medicine? Simply, it is a combination of medical intervention as well as nutritional, and mind/ body practices. It is a study of the whole human being, not just pieces and parts. And, it works.
With this said, Dear Reader, I do hope you are having medical screenings on a regular basis. I hope you are watching your blood panel closely for any changes in chemistry that may be indicative of medical issues before they manifest. This is where it all begins.
This is where you can start to change your body chemistry before you get into trouble, not after. It’s a long road back if you do fall into harm's way, but I want to shout from the roof-tops prevention is your first line of defense. The good news is, early intervention is your second line of defense, and you will be on top of if you are managing the basics.
What’s more: It is my hope that I can and will provide you with the necessary “integrative” addendum to the anti-aging process. How do I plan to do this? It my resolution to publish several short and easy to understand wellness eBooks, all with integrative topics in mind. We'll begin soon with the imbalance closest to my heart: dealing with stress, panic and anxiety. They are both bad news, and get lots of people in trouble.
In addition, and to create the full spectrum of prevention, other topics on the table include; healthy eating for longevity, exercise for women, introduction to yoga and more. Nope, I'm not reinventing the wheel. I like systems and I like simplicity… To me, these are both hard to find in today's jungle of supposed "health" information. Yet, if I’ve done my job, my RetroAging eBooks will give you both... systems and simplicity for wellness, and they will help you enjoy your life and health longer. Stay tuned for more information on those in this coming year.
With all the best of intentions, we begin a new year. Take time today to scribe your healthy resolutions. How would you like to change your body for the better? I hope you will join me this year to “body talk” and open the discussion on the reversal and slowing of aging. There’s strength in numbers and keeping the body free from disease, building self-esteem, empowerment and spirituality are my game. Join my team - I plan on doing my part to make it an exciting journey. Welcome to a new year and a happy, healthy 2012!
PS. You can currently download the FREE RetroAging eBook! It's the first in the series and I'm offering it for free. Just sign in at www.bodytalkezine.com to grab your copy. It’s a work in progress, I’d love to know how to strengthen and improve, as well as to know what you liked the most!