It’s Not About Aging

© 2014 Dr. Sharon Norling

Do you dismiss your aches, pains, fatigue, poor focus, indigestion, lack of motivation, anxiety and depression with the expressions: “What can you expect when you are my age?” or “It’s all a part of growing older.”? Well—these things are not true. These symptoms are not due to aging; they are due to inflammation.

You can live your best life at any age. Rejuvenation offers hope and is effective. The key is to find the root cause of your symptoms and then repair your body.

You want to live a long, healthy life—with the emphasis on healthy. Nothing is more important than your health—nothing.

How to Be Healthier

Your health can be dramatically improved by a healthy lifestyle, positive attitude, appropriate high quality supplements, intravenous (IV) therapies and stem cell replacement.

IV therapies can support and heal your body with vitamins and minerals. As we age, our bodies do not produce enough stomach acid, which is necessary to digest our food. This may result in malnutrition. IV therapies can provide higher doses if vitamins and minerals through the vein, bathing your body in nutrients.

More vitamins and minerals can be given this way more quickly and 100 percent are absorbed through the bloodstream. Specific IVs containing phosphatidylcholine and glutathione solutions can be used for multiple symptoms. Phosphyatidylcholine can help repair cell membranes. Glutathione, produced by the liver, is a master detoxifier. Detoxification and good nutrition are the keys to health.

More and more research shows the benefits of stem cell replacements. Stem cells can be used for a wide range of benefits including facial rejuvenation. A younger-looking you can be accomplished without chemical burns, painful procedures, surgery or injecting toxins into your skin. Stem cell replacement is also used for painful joints and overall well-being.

If you’re older than 40, odds are you may experience pain or stiffness in at least one of your joints. While the site of pain may vary—your knees, hands, hip, back or elsewhere—the result can make it difficult for you to walk or climb stairs, bend, open jars, or remain active and energetic.

Arthritis is the number one cause of disability, with 44 million people diagnosed and a million hospitalized each year. Women are almost three times more likely than men to have arthritis, which is erroneously associated with aging.

Each year 130 billion dollars is spent on arthritis. Enbrel, a common pharmaceutical drug often prescribed for arthritis has well-known, expensive side effects. These include severe infections, tuberculosis (TB), fungus, bacteria, viruses, Hepatitis B which can be fatal, cancer and lymphoma, seizures, heart failure, auto-immune disease, low blood count and bleeding.

Why take a prescription without first knowing the root cause of your symptoms and making changes to correct it? You may be experiencing headaches or you may have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Over-the-counter and prescribed medications only mask the symptoms, allowing the condition to grow even worse and more painful with time. You can’t fix something unless you know the cause.

What are the Root Causes of the Pain?

Infection

Arthritis is known to be caused by an infection. Reactive arthritis can be caused by many organisms including HHV-6, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Salmonella, Yersinia, Shigella and Campylobacter according to the Mayo Clinic. These organisms may be sexually transmitted. In other words, having sex can cause arthritis. These organisms can be diagnosed in the gastrointestinal tract using DNA stool testing.

Hidden Food Allergies and Gluten Sensitivity

Eating foods you are allergic or sensitive to can result in inflammation. The cells produced in the gastrointestinal tract reacting to these specific foods not only contribute to GERD or irritable bowel syndrome but many other chronic illnesses. Find out what foods you are sensitive to and decrease your pain.

Are you gluten-sensitive? There is a direct relationship between gluten sensitivity and the development of auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Poor Nutrition, Sugar, Processed Foods and Pesticides

Sugar has a major impact on inflammation which is referred to as glycation and oxidation. Glycation is sugar binding to fats and proteins.

We may all enjoy an occasional dessert; however, this enjoyment can cause wrinkles! But they are a lot more than just wrinkles. These advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) cause protein fibers to become stiff and malformed—leading to debilitating conditions such as cataracts, Alzheimer’s, vascular damage and disease of the pancreas and liver.

Vitamin deficiencies  such a vitamin D increase your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, irritable bowel syndrome—and the list goes on. These conditions are not due just to aging but are directly related to a lack of good nutrition.

Speaking of nutrition—by age 50, 50 percent of people do not have enough stomach acid to digest food properly. Stomach acid also kills the bacteria, viruses and parasites we eat on a daily basis. At age 80, 85 percent of people do not have enough stomach acid. If you can’t digest your food, it is extremely difficult to stay healthy!

Avoid antacids whenever possible and consider using betaine (stomach acid supplement) before your meals.

Heavy Metal Toxicity

If you have had amalgams (silver fillings) in your teeth, vaccines, or have eaten your share of sushi or large fish you may have high levels of mercury in your body. This can be determined by specialty labs and can be removed through IV therapy.

Metal toxicity can cause fatigue, generalized muscle weakness, muscle and joint pain, muscle stiffness or spasms. Lack of minerals and dehydration can also result in these symptoms.

Hormonal and Neurotransmitter Imbalance

Low serotonin, that calming happy hormone, causes pain 70 percent of the time! High levels of the excitatory neurotransmitter, norepinephrine, also can cause pain, anger and high blood pressure.

Discover the root causes of your symptoms. Listen to what your body needs. If you don’t take care of your body you will have no place to live.

Tips for Aging Beautifully

  1. Stay in touch with the world, friends and family.
  2. Let go of the past, remembering only the positives and the lessons learned.
  3. Focus on the big picture while making small changes.
  4. Learn something new.
  5. Stand and sit up straight.
  6. Eat well and enjoy who you are eating with.
  7. Wear jeans.
  8. Have sex—you will live longer.
  9. Enjoy nature.
  10. Hang out with younger, vibrant, interesting people.
  11. Turn on the music.
  12. Dance like no one is looking.
  13. Laugh.
  14. Be good to yourself. You’ve been so good to others all your life—now it’s your turn.