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Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging: Living Long and Living Well

It has often been said that everyone wants to live longer, but no one wants to get older. In other words, we would all like to live many, many years at peak health and vitality. Our job is to help you do just that!

Of course, if we’re going to slow the hands of time, we need to know what causes it to tick so quickly in the first place.

This is where it gets complicated, since there are a number of different theories that attempt to explain why the cells in our bodies age.

Do the mitochondria lose their ability to generate sufficient energy, does our DNA become corrupt and unresponsive after too many cell divisions, do our telomeres shrink too small, does systemic inflammation take an irreversible toll, or does too much waste accumulate in the cells and prevent them from working properly?

Since this debate is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, we take a slightly different approach. Rather than committing to a single explanation and seeking one “best guess” solution, we look at all plausible explanations and address those that can be reasonably modified.

By being selectively comprehensive in this way, we believe the likelihood of slowing the hands of your aging clock can be significantly improved.

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We begin your assessment with a variety of laboratory and functional tests that reveal your inflammatory and nutritional status, body composition, fitness level, and also evaluate your risk for chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia. Several of these tests will be repeated at regular intervals during the program to monitor status and progress.

We then work with you to develop a comprehensive program of healthy aging strategies – fitness training, stress reduction, sleep improvement, cellular rejuvenation through a fasting mimicking diet, chemical toxin avoidance, skin rejuvenation, and nutrition optimization.

We help you adapt and thrive with the same programs that we employ to protect our own health!

Though we always encourage initial visits to be in person, in-state residents have the option of scheduling initial and all follow-up visits via phone or Skype, during which all aspects of health can be specifically addressed. Callers under 18 years old require parental consent.

TeleMedicine Appointments for Residents Outside California

Differing state laws make telemedicine more challenging, though certainly not impossible. Your first visit must be at our Irvine, California, office. Follow-up appointments can be accomplished by phone or Skype, but periodic visits to our office are required. State laws are expected to change and will become less restrictive in the future. International patients have more flexibility with appointments. Callers under 18 years of age require parental consent.

If you would like to arrange a TeleMedicine Appointment, please call our office at 949-753-7475.

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Schedule Your Appointment

We do allow individual appointments to be purchased, but for most, that becomes more costly and less comprehensive in scope. If you are uncertain which approach is best for you, we suggest that you begin the process with a consultation appointment with Dr. Felice Gersh, and then decide based upon your proposed diagnosis and treatment plan.

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