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February 22, 2011

Anti Aging Treatments That Work

Anti-aging treatments are numerous these days and what is more exciting is that new treatments continue to be developed.  Anti-aging treatments range from applying the sound principles of nutrition to stem cell therapy and everything in between.

Anti-aging treatments can improve physical function, minimize risk for future disease, promote tissue healing or regeneration, and enhance physical appearance.  Some of the more common anti-aging treatments are listed below.

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Nutrition and Nutritional Supplements

Nutrition and exercise may be the best anti aging treatments and do not necessarily cost much money.

Physical function and improvement in overall health can be realized by following a low glycemic diet that also provides for adequate protein (higher than most people get) while limiting intake of saturated and trans fats.

Low glycemic foods keep blood sugar and insulin levels to a minimum reducing inflammation, which is a causative factor for many chronic diseases.  A low glycemic nutrition plan may be the best way to head of the development of chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity.

Two nutritional supplements may slow down the aging process, TA-65, and resveratrol.  TA-65 can increase telomere length enabling cells to live and function longer, while resveratrol induces biochemical and metabolic changes in the body that leads to improving immunity, metabolism, and cellular and DNA repair.  See “Anti Aging Supplements“.


Regular exercise improves oxygen and nutrient delivery to the tissues, keeps our muscles and bones strong, improves metabolism, increases energy levels, and enhances the quality of life. Strength training and high-intensity interval training can also increase hormone production/release.  See “Exercises to Lose Weight” and “Natural Metabolism Boosters”.

Hormonal Optimization

Hormonal optimization improves function while lowering the risk of future disease.  Studies have shown that individuals with hormone levels in the upper half to upper third of the reference range suffer less heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.  See “Anti Aging Hormones”.

Hormones enable the body and mind to work more efficiently, improve energy levels, facilitate achievement of a healthy weight, improve libido and sexual performance, improve muscle and bone health, and provide many more benefits. Hormone optimization is a great way to improve the quality of life and is among the most effective anti-aging treatments in use today.

Anti Aging Creams

Anti-aging creams can help fight some of the physical effects of aging.  Anti-aging creams typically contain antioxidants that fight free radicals, which accelerate the aging process.  They also contain ingredients that can reduce wrinkles and perhaps help sagging skin.  See “Anti Ageing Creams“.

Skin Rejuvenation Techniques

Skin rejuvenation techniques are procedures and treatments to enhance skin (usually facial) appearance.  These techniques include dermal fillers administered by injection, laser resurfacing, radiofrequency, and photo-thermal therapy to reduce wrinkles and improve sagging skin.  See “Anti Aging Skin Treatment“.

Stem Cell Therapies: the Ultimate in Anti Aging Treatments

Still, in its infancy stem cells are being used to treat a wide range of medical conditions.  Some very impressive results have been seen in using adult stem cells in a spray form to treat burns and wounds.

Stem cells have been shown to reduce death in patients suffering from heart failure.  Unpublished studies in orthopedics suggest that mesenchymal stem cells can restore cartilage defects in joints.  Stem cells are also being studied in the treatment of cancers and in the treatment of brain and spinal disorders.

More and more anti aging treatments are being developed every year, but the ones we mentioned should give you a good start on healthier and more youthful living.

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Dr. Joe Jacko

Dr. Joe is board certified in internal medicine and sports medicine with additional training in hormone replacement therapy and regenerative medicine. He has trained or practiced at leading institutions including the Hughston Clinic, Cooper Clinic, Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, and Cenegenics. He currently practices in Columbus, Ohio at Grandview Primary Care. Read more about Dr. Joe Jacko

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