Functional Medicine Meridian ID Spencer Zimmerman Regen Medicine

For thousands of years humans have searched for a way to appear and feel younger. There is no limit to what individuals have tried to do in order to defy the aging process. With aging there are two different ages: chronological and biological. Chronological is simple how old you are in days. Biological is how old your body is aging. While we can’t change the chronological age, there is a lot we can do to change biological age in Meridian ID.

Over the past few years aesthetic and medical spas have popped up to meet the desires of individuals to appear younger. They are offering the latest weight loss and cosmetic procedures possible. The question that should be asked, just because you look younger is it doing anything to change the age of the cells in your body?

The answer for most is no. There is no amount of botox, fillers, and other things that actual y helps you age in a better way even if it makes you feel better looking in the mirror.

What if there was a way to do both, that is what regenerative medicine truly is.


REGENERATIVE MEDICINE: RESTORING WHAT WAS LOST

When you think of the term regenerate, what do you think?

I think about growing back or restoring something that was lost. While we are unable to do this completely as humans; there are many things that we can do to bring us back to a healthier state.

This may mean fewer wrinkles, better energy, increased libido, more muscle tone, and quicker recovery from activities that previously took days or weeks to recover from.


HOW TO APPROACH REGENERATIVE MEDICINE IN MERIDIAN ID

The desire to look and feel a certain way is something everyone wants and no one wants a drawn out process. That is why so many go to botox for wrinkle even though it is linked with dementia as it is a toxin.

First, I want you to think about what causes the body and brain to age.

When we consider both of these it ultimately comes down to immune and mitochondrial health.

The immune system is more than fighting infections, but is about meeting the challenges that our body faces. This can be healing from a cut, post work-out soreness, and arthritis. The immune system at its core is like a seesaw. Depending on the need of the body it should shift to perform different functions. As we age the immune system natural y shifts into a more inflammatory state and doesn’t do its job as well.

Whatever drives the immune system to a more inflammatory state will accelerate aging.

Before we do a list on things to consider, I want to talk about mitochondrial health as there will be a lot of overlap between things that drive inflammation and hurt mitochondria.

What exactly are mitochondria? These are the energy producers in the cel and the brain is the most sensitive organ to changes in energy production.

This is why when mitochondria aren’t health it isn’t surprising that someone has brain fog, fatigue, poor memory, difficulty finding words, and irritability.

Mitochondria are very sensitive to inflammation especially when it is prolonged. This creates more damage and unfortunately loss of mitochondria creates a vicious cycle between inflammation and mitochondria as dysfunction in one often drives the other.


WHAT HURTS AND HELPS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND MITOCHONDRIA

First let’s start off with what hurts the immune system and mitochondria:

  • Environmental Toxins (plastics, gasoline, flame retardant, mold)
  • Processed Foods
  • Variety of Medications
  • Alcohol and Tobacco
  • Chronic Stress
  • Obesity

Now that you have a good idea of what hurts the immune system and mitochondria, what are some things that can help:

  • Exercise
  • Health Foods (meat, vegetables, some fruits, nuts, seeds, and healthy
    fats)
  • Socializing
  • Sleep
  • Taking Time For Yourself and Getting Off The Hamster Wheel Of Life

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

When we consider the list above we have a great starting point of things that should be removed as well as what should be added. These are the foundational principles of regenerative medicine.

I love nutritional supplements, peptides, hyperbaric, and other things that fall into that category. These all work really well, but work even better when you address the foundational principles and know how to layer them.

We start with the foundational principles of brain, mind, and body health.

This evaluates what is working for and against you. From there we are able to tailor a plan to meet your health goals as many of the leading causes of death don’t need to be. There are so many things that we can do to be healthy and significantly reduce our risk of heart disease, cancer, and dementia.

Each of those processes takes time to develop and a proper regenerative approach takes time to address the different aspects of aging. After al our bodies go through a lot and there isn’t a magic switch to reverse it even though many are willing to claim so to make a quick buck.

At the end of the day you can feel younger and live life on your own terms.

If you’d like our help then contact us today to get started, you only get one life and the choices you make today determines the path you are on in 20-30 years.