Aging is not the same as getting older; it is the progressive deterioration of physical and mental functions. While we can’t stop aging, we can control the rate and extent to which aging occurs.
The ability of the body to create energy controls aging. Energy is produced in the mitochondria of each cell. These tiny bubble-shaped structures convert oxygen to energy by burning fat or sugar. The root cause of disease is poor mitochondrial function. Decreased energy production comes from decreased mitochondrial efficiency and decreased fat metabolism. To slow or even reverse aging and disease, you must address the problem of mitochondrial energy production.
Bioenergy testing is a breakthrough anti-aging tool. It can measure your mitochondrial function to determine if your body is efficiently producing energy. The test is performed while on an exercise bike for 10-15 minutes. From a resting state, you progress to more difficult exercise as our state-of-the-art equipment takes measurements of how much oxygen you are using and how much carbon dioxide you are producing.
This information is important because:
- Mitochondrial efficiency is determined by oxygen consumption.
- Fat metabolism is determined by carbon dioxide production.
- The ratio of oxygen consumption to carbon dioxide production indicates optimum carbohydrate intake.
- Overall strength is a function of the amount of work you can produce per amount of energy you make.
The bioenergy algorithm can calculate the test results regarding your:
- Resting mitochondrial efficiency
- Resting fat metabolism
- Maximum mitochondrial efficiency
- Maximum fat metabolism
The results have immediate clinical relevance and are key indicators of your:
- Heart and lung function
- Overall strength and biological age
- Optimum exercise levels
- Carbohydrate and total calorie intake
Attaining Optimum Energy
If your mitochondria are functioning at optimal levels, you have great news. If the bioenergy test results indicate that your mitochondrial function is less than optimal, the medical and nutritional team at RevitaLife can tailor a total lifestyle program to restore energy production to more optimal levels. This program will be individualized to address your specific hormonal, nutritional, dietary, and exercise needs.
If you are ready to get the most out of your life and want to live without commitment to large amounts of medication, you need to monitor your health and slow or stop degenerative aging and disease. The bioenergy test can be your first step to starting a health program that focuses on your overall health and not just managing your symptoms.
Make an appointment for bioenergy testing at RevitaLife. Get tested and start implementing your custom anti-aging protocol today. Within just a few months, you will be feeling better and have higher energy levels than you have had in years.
Age Management – Telomere
A telomere is an area of genetic material at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration when a cell replicates. Telomeres become shorter as a cell ages and, eventually, they become so short that the cell stops dividing and ultimately dies; this is a normal biological process. Three U.S. scientists, Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol W. Greider, and Jack W. Szostack, discovered the key aspects of this process and won the Nobel prize in medicine in 2009.
Telomere testing, a new foundation for age management, can determine the length of a person’s telomeres to assess the person’s biological age. The Patient Telomere Score is the calculation obtained by the test—the higher the telomere score, the “younger” the cell. Serial evaluation of telomere length is an indicator of how rapidly one ages relative to a defined “normal” population.
Shorter telomeres have been associated with metabolic abnormalities, obesity, and degenerative diseases including cancer, dementia, and cardiovascular disease. Therapies and lifestyle modifications directed at slowing the loss of telomere length may slow aging and age-related diseases:
- Diet—A diet that increases oxidative stress, referred to as an inflammatory diet, shortens telomeres faster. The inflammatory diet is high in refined carbohydrates, fast foods, processed foods, sodas, artificial sweeteners, trans fats and saturated fats. A diet rich in antioxidants reduces oxidative stress and thus slows telomere shortening; such a diet includes fresh, raw fruits and vegetables; monounsaturated fats; omega-3 fatty acids; and high quality vegetable proteins. It is also important to maintain proper levels of micronutrients, especially Vitamin D.
- Body weight—Ideal body weight and low body fat of less than 22% for women and 16% for men should be maintained.
- Other factors—Also important are decreasing visceral fat, regular aerobic and resistance exercise (at least one hour per day), at least eight hours of sleep per night, stress reduction, and cessation of all forms of tobacco.
Telomere testing should be done annually to evaluate the rate of aging and make appropriate adjustments in therapies.