Healthy Aging

I’ve noticed that a particular category of patients seems to make up more and more of my practice – they work out, but still experience lots of degenerative joint disease (DJD) issues.  These are patients in their 40s, 50s and 60s who make one or two of these exercise choices: walking, Pilates, yoga, boot camps, swimming, “spinning,” jogging, weight training, elliptical training, etc. Some of them are always dieting as well, using the latest fad diet to chase away excess weight, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.I am passionate when talking to patients about what getting older means. My idea is to help tack on an additional 10 years – healthy, satisfying years! Through cultivating and recognizing the wisdom of my own aging experience, new research and technology, exercise, and eating nutritious whole food, I hope to make the most of it and am happy to share this information with patients. To continue reading

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