At California Age Management Institute, biochemistry is an important foundation and guiding principle. It is the basis of the center’s nutritional medicine approach. Instead of using pharmaceuticals as a first line approach, the Institute assesses underlying deficiencies and dysfunctions. A biochemical “picture” is developed. Then, using these biochemical principles, nutritional agents are introduced in successive sessions.
What Is Nutritional Medicine?
Nutritional medicine (like orthomolecular medicine) is the optimal use of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, anti-oxidants, and other agents to enhance health and repair imbalances. This improves immune vigor.
This biochemical approach is has its foundations in both contemporary Western medical science and traditional East medicine. Analyzing the needs of the body and addressing them is a very scientific activity. Likewise, ancient Chinese efforts detect physiologic departures from the healthy state. It is these physiologic departures that nutritional medicine aims to resolve.
Los Gatos Longevity Institute merges contemporary Western medical approaches with some forms of Eastern medicine. As such, it is able to create an integrative treatment plan for patients. The goal is to use nutritional medicine and biochemistry to achieve optimal health and well-being. To restore function and not simply “treat disease.”
What Is Optimum Health?
Optimal health is not the absence of disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” It is the highest degree of function and sense of well being that can be achieved. Due to differing genetic inheritances and environment influences, optimal health is an individual matter. Nutritional medicine is the core basis for achieving optimal health through the supplementation with proper and ideal nutrients.
California Age Management Institute: The Importance of Proper Nutrition
The vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and other micro-nutrients, all play a specific role in establishing optimal functioning of cellular health. These fortify our food. They are not a substitute for food. Optimal nutrition supersedes the outdated notion of the RDA or MDA — recommended daily allowance or minimum daily allowances. These were developed long ago to prevent overt diseases such as scurvy, pellagra, rickets and beriberi. Diseases now confined to past history. Nutritional medicine is the basis of functional medicine. It is an active preventive approach to health and well being before clinically overt disease develops.
California Age Management Institute provides a range of approaches to its patients. Nutritional medicine is the cornerstone. Through the correct and structured balance of vitamins, minerals, and micro-nutrients, the patients at California Age Management Institute are able to achieve a higher degree of well-being. This is the core approach to all individuals who turn to California Age Management Institute for treatment.