Anti-Aging medicine, now known by many different terms: Functional and Regenerative medicine,Integrative Medicine, Restorative Medicine, Nutritional and Metabolic Medicine; is focused on helping extend the quality of human life, and length of human life.

Advances in Medical science have identified many processes that accelerate aging or the onset of the diseases of aging. “Anti -aging medicine ” is dedicated to improving both the quality and quantity of the human lifespan.

What this means to you is that your physiology and biochemistry are restored to youthful levels to feel and look younger.

The University of South Florida pioneered the recognition of Functional Medicine as part of a Medical school curriculum. Dr. Iyer and Dr. Kar both have Advanced Fellowships through this program, and the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine.

Although it’s been practised for decades in various forms, anti-aging is considered a relatively new field in medicine.

We entered this field to enable us in helping you keep your body fit, healthy and in perfect balance so you can live a longer, healthier and more productive life.

George Washington University offers Integrative medicine within a Medical School Curriculum and was instrumental in getting this field as a board certified specialty in the United States.

This field is now recognized as an equal speciality like Family Medicine and Internal Medicine.

So you can feel rest assured that medical science backs all the practice of our doctors and is a recognized specialty in medicine.

What this means to you is that we look at YOU. Your unique circumstances, your life, your biology, your genetics, your stresses, your emotions and thoughts, your exposures… everything that makes you unique.

This is the era of customized, personalized medicine.

For you.

STRESS ACCELERATES AGING

It has long been described as the cause of 97% of doctor’s office visits.

Adrenal Fatigue, the 21st century stress syndrome, is most important to your health and longevity. Now known as HPA Axis Dysregulation, this more medical description has been shown to also affect the size and function of your brain. Over the last 20 years, Adrenal Fatigue has been recognized in alternative medicine circles and disregarded in traditional medical practices including endocrinology.

Even today, traditional medicine does not recognize either Adrenal Fatigue nor HPA axis dysfunction. However, when treated; the lives of patients change dramatically.

Patients who have seen numerous doctors, who have tried ‘everything’ start to get their lives back.

It is only a matter of time until all this becomes mainstream , since the studies are irrefutable. MRI quantitative studies back up the effect of high cortisol on the brain. The hippocampus starts to decrease in size. And more evidence emerges that the sub-optimal function of your adrenal glands affects your risk for many diseases, from heart attacks and cancer to auto-immune disease, cancer and pain.

Over 20 years ago, it was published: The gold standard to measure Cortisol is salivary testing. Traditional medicine has not caught up yet. Cortisol comes from your Adrenal Glands. Under recurrent or ongoing stress, how your glands’ function is affected and this has impact on all other systems of your body. Including hormone balance.

At Better, we specialize in helping you learn how to protect yourself from stress. You will learn how to block the effects of stress on your body and mind. You may not be able to eliminate stress but you can learn how to modify it. Your life feels so much better when you learn how to experience stress differently and perceive stress in a whole new way.

A large focus of our team is to help you in the area of emotions, spirituality and mental agility.

” When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” Dr. Wayne Dyer.

ADRENAL FATIGUE/ ADRENAL DYSREGULATION

This condition could be called ‘hypoadrenia’ or ‘subclinial hypocorticolism’ as well.

However, the term HPA keeps us thinking about the Brain. For too long this critical component was ignored.

Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis: the master controlling glands in the brain and their relation to adrenal gland function.

This means that your body is producing suboptimal, but not below the normal levels of stress coping and life sustaining hormones creating a hormonal imbalance.

Or levels above range but not high enough to create the syndrome of Cushing’s disease that is the other extreme and caused by a tumour producing too much cortisol.

This condition actually explains why so many people are told “Your tests are all normal”  when they know something is truly wrong and feel anything but normal!

Very specific testing can detect the treatable HPA axis dysregulation. This information helps reduce fatigue and insomnia; lowers risk of cancers and immune system dysfunction; can help you understand when to eat which macronutrients to finally kick start your metabolism; understand and solve your issues with low sex drive and enhance memory; amongst other things.

Low bone density, accelerated aging, sagging skin, brain fog and trouble with focus can all be reversed from assessing your salivary cortisol curve.

Saliva testing, a 4 point test done throughout the day in the comfort of your own home, without needles or disturbance from your day; is used to assess your pattern of cortisol production under direction from your hypothalamus and pituitary glands.

If you had significant past stress, trauma or significant emotional impact; HPA axis dysregulation could explain why you don’t feel your best. And getting to restore HPA axis function is your solution.

 

THE 5 F WORDS

  • Fatigue
  • Fat
  • Foggy
  • Frazzled
  • Forgetful

These five words can be the hardest words to hear in a family doctor’s office… .because of the difficulty of fixing them and that can lead to the sixth F word – FRUSTRATION – on the part of both the doctor and the patient!

Saliva testing and micronutrient testing can help save your life. Restore your quality of life and your level of functioning. The test results provide information that can help extend your longevity, because adrenal fatigue resulting from stress can accelerate aging and diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.

 

ANTI-AGING, HORMONES AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

ANTI-AGING, HORMONES AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

“YOU AGE BECAUSE YOUR HORMONE LEVELS DECLINE.

YOUR HORMONE LEVELS DO NOT DECLINE BECAUSE YOU AGE.”

This statement goes against Traditional Medicine which gives you a lower reference range for normal hormones as you get older. The belief is that when you are older – you are supposed to have low hormone levels.

This is far from what science and history show us.

When you assess the hormone levels in populations that have healthy longevity, the hormone levels of their ‘elderly’, who are active and independent; fit and strong compare closely to much younger North Americans.

This gives us the evidence to believe that maintaining your levels of hormones to that of when you were younger and performing at your best – is what will help you live a long and happy, fit and independent life that is free of disabling disease.

Of course, hormones aren’t everything. We have to look at ALL of you.

When your hormone levels decline, your body can become inflamed and develop many of the diseases we dread such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and arthritis. Your body requires good vitamin and mineral levels as well as healthy and wholesome food to nourish your cells. This promotes good hormone balance and a low level of inflammation – the key to renewing your vitality and regaining your energy. Your risk for these diseases is highly influenced by nutrition stores and hormone balance to optimal levels. YOUTHFUL LEVELS. You can help slow down aging, achieve your ideal weight, lower stress and prevent disease by paying very close attention to your nutrition and hormone balance.

Competitive edge, mental agility, mood, stamina, sex drive, muscle mass, weight and sleep are all influenced by nutrition and hormone balance.

I don’t think I would have made it to my age if I stayed with regular medicine. The frightening part was the depression – that low down “in the pits”feeling, that didn’t respond to any treatment. You get scared after a while and wonder if life is worth it.

I was a mess. I had such bad dealings with depression and now they are gone for a really long time.!My husband even made a comment not long ago. He noticed the improvement that lasts.

Just getting the hormones proper is what did it. I was getting the same dose as everyone else in Medicine Hat. All my friends get the same dose and none of them feel as good as me. You tested me to make sure I had the right amount of each thing and working the progesterone properly and tweaking over and over to get it perfect. That’s what did it (of course all the other things you teach me to do like eating the right things for my hormones and what supplements to take, and meditation and all those things).

That BiEst I was getting was way too high and you lowered it. I got no testing with my other doctor, I just got given hormones. And I kept feeling worse but they told me my tests were fine. You did saliva testing and all the other tests you do instead of just blood.

Sylvia Nedermayer, Age 71 (July 2016)

LIVING WELL AND LIVING LONGER

Many people don’t see the point of living a longer life if they can’t live a good life. Imagine an existence where you were confined to a wheel chair, in chronic pain, and unable to enjoy life in your golden years. At [Better] Medical Centre we stay current on all the scientific advances that are clinically proven to affect how you feel, how you perform and how you protect your health. We are dedicated to teaching you how to keep your mind and body agile and healthy so you can not only a longer life, but a better life.

Many people don’t see the point of living a longer life if they can’t live a good life. Imagine an existence where you were confined to a wheel chair, in chronic pain, and unable to enjoy life in your golden years. At [Better] Medical Centre we stay current on all the scientific advances that are clinically proven to affect how you feel, how you perform and how you protect your health. We are dedicated to teaching you how to keep your mind and body agile and healthy so you can not only a longer life, but a better life.

IYER HOSTS MONTHLY WORKSHOPS TO INTRODUCE TO YOU THE FIRST STEPS TO HEALTHY LONGEVITY.

You leave with an action plan, a comprehensive understanding of how your body really works and what it needs. Presented in a fun and engaging manner, you are sure to give great reviews just like all the guests who have attended before.

To date, guests have travelled from Orlando, Toronto, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and BC to attend Dr. Iyer’s high impact workshops and trainings.

Clients from as far as Saudi Arabia and England, Abu Dabi and Albania; the Yukon and NWT; many from all over Alberta, SK, MB, BC and the East Coast consult Dr. Iyer for total health renewal and bio-identical hormone rebalancing.

To learn more about Anti-Aging Medicine and to reserve your seat at the next workshop  contact [Better] Medical Centre to schedule your appointment. We look forward to your visit.

 

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