© 2014 Dr. Sharon Norling
Do you feel exhausted, older and not the person you were a few years ago? Perhaps you’re gaining weight or losing your hair. You can’t remember your last good night’s sleep—maybe you can’t remember anything lately. Joint aches and muscle stiffness leave you irritable and depressed.
You want to look and feel your best but nothing is providing what your body and spirit need— not trips to the spa, vitamins, the latest exercise, a variety of pharmaceuticals or your self-help books.
It’s Time to Restore, Repair and Rejuvenate!
Rejuvenation, the reversal of aging, requires a unique strategy—repair the damage associated with aging—replace damaged tissue with new tissue.
The only way to restore your body is from the inside. Over time, cells and cell membranes become compromised. They don’t function with the same efficiency or energy. Circuits have been shorted. The DNA telomeres that protect your genetic data and enable cells to divide become shortened.
Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types. They serve as an internal repair system, dividing without limit to replenish other cells. When a stem cell divides, each new cell either remains a stem cell or becomes a more specialized cell such as a muscle, red blood or brain cell.
Adult stem cells are important for many reasons. In some tissues such as bone marrow, muscle and brain, they generate replacements for cells lost through normal wear and tear, injury or disease. Professional athletes use them to repair injuries or damage.
The primary roles of adult stem cells are to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found. Scientists have found adult stem cells in many more tissues than once thought possible.
Stem cell research is expanding. I continue to be amazed at the volumes of research and my own positive clinical results using adult stem cell replacement. Blood is drawn from the patient and sent to a specific lab. The stem cells are separated and then infused directly back into the patient.
IV (Intravenous) Therapies
The only way we get or stay healthy is by the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. No one eats perfectly. IV therapies provide what the body needs so it can help itself.
Nutritional health care practitioners use IV drips to deliver nutrients directly to the cells. IV nutrients circumvent the digestive system and go directly to the source of the problem, providing faster results. They bathe the cells in nutrients—hydrating the body and detoxifying the lymphatic system and the liver.
If nutrients are taken by mouth, deficient hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes and a lack of beneficial gut bacteria interfere with their travel through the stomach.
When you simply cannot afford to be sick or to lack energy, consider IV therapy. It can help people who can’t swallow vitamin pills, who have a history of digestive problems and who want to improve their overall health.
IV Infusion Glutathione
Oxidation occurs in your body when the oxygen you breathe is used by your body cells to create energy. It also occurs when your body needs to repair a wound or perform other regular functions.
The process of oxidation is necessary and good. It builds cells, but it also creates a percentage of free radicals. Free radicals—oxygen molecules that are missing an electron—are very damaging. The chemical reactions that occur when they bond to other molecules damage cell membranes, cell proteins, lipids and DNA.
This is known as oxidative stress, which plays a role in all chronic diseases including the peripheral neuropathy (nerve deterioration) of diabetes, liver disease, asthma and cancer among others.
Antioxidants are nature’s antidote to free radicals. Intensive antioxidant therapy can be delivered using IV glutathione. IV detoxification is effective in supporting rejuvenation—ridding your body of toxins and inflammation.
The following appeared in “Parkinson’s Disease Update” Issue 128, 2002:
“Glutathione is…an important antioxidant throughout the body and in the brain. Glutathione and enzymes related to its metabolism have been reported to be depleted in the substantia nigra of brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The primary role of glutathione is to protect cells from free radicals…destructive chemicals formed by normal metabolism and by exposure to various environmental toxins. Glutathione also enhances the function of other antioxidant compounds by keeping them in a form suitable for capture of free radicals.”
Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist and author of “Grain Brain,” began glutathione IV therapy for PD patients in 1998. He writes, “The effectiveness of this brain antioxidant in Parkinson’s disease is nothing short of miraculous.”
Perlmutter also claims, “…our PD patients are now realizing profound improvements with respect to reduction of rigidity, increased mobility, improved ability to speak, less depression and decreased tremor. Glutathione…protect[s] the brain from free radical damage, thus slowing the progression of the underlying illness.”
Glutathione plus vitamin C enhances your immunity, reduces tiredness and gives more youthful, radiant skin. Glutathione coupled with a well-balanced diet, daily exercise and a stress free life can have a powerful and positive impact.
Stimulating Your Mind Lightens Your Mood
Use it or lose it—stimulate your brain with activity. Learn a new language, read, problem-solve or practice awareness—notice sounds, smells and visually stimulating objects. This keeps your neurological pathways open.
Practicing spirituality can also improve your physical health, reduce suffering, increase your happiness and make you more social. Try meditation, prayer, or practicing forgiveness and gratitude.
Eat whole, organic foods and drink half your body weight in water. Recent research from England established that you can slow down the aging process by reducing the number of calories consumed. Specific comprehensive liquid vitamins can be a very effect way to supplement your nutrient needs.
Exercise is one of the best ways to keep you healthier and younger—it’s like a fountain of youth. “The mantra now is, exercise is a drug,” said Dr. Andrea Cheville, a Mayo Clinic expert on exercise in the elderly. Like medication, it can prevent and treat many age-related problems.
Exercise helps to control weight, produce good cholesterol, and regulate blood pressure, mood and sleep. It lowers the risk of cancer and Alzheimer’s and improves your bones. People suffering from back pain and arthritis find more relief after exercising rather than letting their pain stop them.
Nine studies during a 14-year period and including more than 34,000 subjects 65 and older showed that faster walking speeds are associated with living longer. Staying active can help prevent heart attacks.
Don’t strive to walk faster than is safe for your condition, but if your gate is slower than about 1.4 miles per hour, you should focus on any health issues that are causing this.
Many of these anti-aging tips are interdependent. Exercise keeps the mind sharper.
You may hear people say, “I’ll sleep when I die.” Lack of sleep may actually precipitate death. Sleep is the time your body needs to restore itself. REM sleep is especially important. Avoid using sleeping medications whenever possible as they interfere with REM sleep.
The loss of energy, focus, low libido and stamina— the classic symptoms of declining hormone levels—drive patients to my office. First we remove the root causes of inflammation, deficiencies and imbalance.
Since estrogen, progesterone and testosterone in women and testosterone in men decrease rapidly after age 35, it is imperative to replace, restore and rebalance thyroid, cortisol, sex hormones and neurotransmitters. Your body will be healthier and you will get the bounce back in your step.
You know the saying, “You are only as old as you feel.” Keep these keys handy and review them often to be sure you are doing everything you can to rejuvenate, restore and repair.
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