Harvard Anti-aging Study says 150 years

 Harvard anti-aging study says 150 years now

anti-agingA recent release on anti aging refers to the Harvard Anti-Aging Study on longevity claims that people can live until they are 150 years of age. Earlier claims at longevity stopped at 120 but since there are people in recent history that have lived beyond this, the boundary is being pushed further.

Yes, there are lots of people talking about longevity, but mostly they are selling or promoting one product or the other. Chiropractic as a profession has long been a proponent of longevity, and not because of any technique or product to promote. Chiropractic works with the underlying causes of health, the empowerment to achieve a lofty goal of 100 years and more.

It occurred to me, for all the people who are looking for a cure, for the people who just don’t “get it” perhaps I can actually suggest a cure for aging… it’s called “dying young” because that’s the only way to avoid aging.

Nobody expects to stop aging, mostly they just want to slow it down. I prefer to think in a way that says that in avoiding the things about aging we don’t like or want, we should be focused on eliminating things that precipitate aging… namely inflammation in every place, in every way.

Chiropractic is truly part of the answer to aging, but not as a remedy, a therapy or a curative approach. But, by promoting homeostasis and reducing those aspects of life that contribute to Metabolic Syndrome, the offending agent being the “chronic sub-acute inflammation” – influences that contribute to inflammation and its deterioration of body tissues. Since that’s how we age, why we age and so the focus here is how to properly deal with it.

Anti inflammatory medications aren’t the answer either, just in case that thought popped into your head. In fact medications in general add to the solutes that float around in the blood that increases sub-acute chronic inflammation, that contributes to Metabolic Syndrome. In an earlier blog I referred to the idea that we should not pollute our river (our blood) with undesirable particles, as they contribute to sub-acute chronic inflammation.

As we look at the topic of anti-aging, we must remember that there is no cure, that we do only get to live once, so live it healthy!

Yours in Health,
docMIKE

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Guard and Guide Yourself to Health

Guard and Guide Yourself to Health

Yes2Starting the blog with this famous quote we can begin to understand the title itself:  “My problems are the result of doing too many of the WRONG things and not enough of the RIGHT things.” GUARD your health by avoiding all the wrong things and GUIDE your health by doing all the right things.”

Last week we discussed re-framing how we view symptoms and that not all symptoms are necessarily bad and not having any symptoms does not mean we are healthy either. This is asking people to rethink many things they thought they got right about life and health but actually have enough of a misunderstanding that it impacts their present and future health. Re-thinking is a good thing when we see it that way! Continue reading

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Boost Your Immune System with Chiropractic

Boost Your Immune System with Chiropractic

It is a common but false belief to say that you are healthy just because you have no symptoms. Actually being healthy and symptom free are not the same thing; and alternatively, just because you have symptoms, it doesn’t mean you are sick.

Someone suddenly experiences a heart attack! It’s the first time they have that symptom but were they healthy while they still had so symptoms? Same is true for Diabetes type 2; it doesn’t suddenly show up. A person has to have been unwell for a decade before they were diagnosed with Diabetes or heart disease. Continue reading

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Gadget Apps and Posture Co-morbidities

Gadget Apps and Posture Co-morbidities

techneckA recent sampling of a group of young people in their twenties confirmed what I feared could happen and it is happening. Posture problems are getting worse and affecting an even larger percentage of the population, especially the children. What’s behind it? What could be having such a broad-based negative influence on so many people? Continue reading

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Metabolic Syndrome Stage 2 Vs Stage 3

Metabolic Syndrome Stage 2 Vs Stage 3

Metabolic Syndrome SeriesThis is session 3 of 3 that we are writing on a series introducing a health focus concept revolving around the term or state of the body’s metabolic status otherwise referred to as Metabolic Syndrome (MSy). There are 5 stages to MSy and we will contrast Stage 2 and 3 this week to conclude the series. We advise you to read the previous blogs on Stage 0 Vs Stage 5 and Stage 1 Vs Stage 4.

Stage 2 – Metabolic Syndrome
(Health profile is a 6 – 7 out of 10)

At this stage people already starting to become unwell and unhealthy from time to time. Annual Physical Exams show 1 or 2 reoccurring abnormal test results. It now seems easier to get sick and longer to recover. One way to put it is that you don’t yet see yourself as a sickly person, but you don’t see yourself as a healthy person either any more. Continue reading

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Metabolic Syndrome Stage 1 Vs Stage 4

Metabolic Syndrome Stage 1 Vs Stage 4

Metabolic Syndrome seriesThis is session 2 of 3 that we are writing on a series introducing a health focus concept revolving around the state of the body’s metabolic status otherwise referred to as Metabolic Syndrome (MSy). There are 5 stages to MSy and we will contrast Stage 1 and 4 this week, then Stage 2 and 3 next week.

Stage 1 – Metabolic Syndrome
(Health profile is 8 – 9 out of 10)

This state is just short of being a ‘10’ in health. A typical health focused person doesn’t have to worry about getting sick because they have strong reserves from a strong metabolism to support their body. However, good health is fleeting when time works against people with poor lifestyle habits. People begin their decline during this stage as there is a lack of awareness that their health is not a given, that health is not guaranteed. They experience health because of an uneventful childhood and begin their adult life in good to great health. Continue reading

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Metabolic Syndrome: Stage Zero Vs Stage Five

Metabolic Syndrome: Stage Zero Vs Stage Five

Vitruvian man on old paper backgroundThese next few weeks we are writing on a series introducing a health focus concept revolving around the term or state of the body’s metabolic status otherwise referred to as Metabolic Syndrome (MSy). There are 5 stages to MSy and we will contrast Stage 0 and 5 this week; Stage 1 and 4 next week and Stage 2 and 3 the following week.

Stage Zero Metabolic Syndrome
(Health profile is 10 out of 10)

Plainly speaking, this is just expressing health in abundance. This is the state in which, whatever is experienced by the body throughout the day, there is a timely and full restoration of the body systems; a repair of the cells and replenishing of the reserves needed to maintain and preserve the body within nature’s best timeline. Continue reading

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Centenarians

Centenarians

Birthday Cake with One Hundred Candles

The National Respect for Centenarians Day is set on September 25 of every year. Effective July 2016, under Republic Act 10868, all Filipinos who reach 100 years of age will receive a P100,000 cash gift and a letter of felicitation from the President of the Philippines, whether they are residing in the Philippines or abroad. They will also be awarded with a plaque of recognition and additional cash gift from their respective city or municipal governments.

Why is this an important piece of legislation? Because it helps to raise the expectations of the general population that reaching 100 years of age is possible, and rewarding. Continue reading

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Community Validation

Community Validation

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Community Validation is an important if not essential part of developing and maintaining a secure and balanced life. Having a community that validates you does not come by accident; it comes from defining and recognizing those values about life that are relevant and true to you, and true about you. That makes community selection very personal. We will discuss below how to define your personal community. Continue reading

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Art of Chiropractic – Michel Yves Art Gallery

Art of Chiropractic

Announcing the Official Opening of Michel Yves Art Gallery, the long awaited and full display of docMIKE’s new media art. The collection consists of a wide and diverse imaginative renderings on archival pigment ink layered on museum quality canvas, under his pseudo artist name of Michel Yves.

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