Caption: Our anti-aging doctors can help treat joint pain.

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The joint pain caused by conditions like rheumatoid arthritis may be one of the most restrictive elements of the aging process. Regardless of how energetic you may feel, if basic motions become increasingly impossible, you simply won’t be able to pursue everything you wish to. However, the findings from a November study conducted at the University of St Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon, may be able to help you regain control of your mobility.

According to a press release from the Medical journal publisher Wiley-Blackwell, scientists from the academic institution conducted interviews with 250 people currently battling some form of arthritis to gain a sense of how people choose to treat and live with this issue. Just under 25 percent of the study participants said that they employed complementary and alternative treatments (CAT) in addition to a conventional medication-based approach, and the results were very promising for arthritic individuals everywhere.

By incorporating habits like acupuncture and yoga into their regular routines, 67 percent of people who used CAT reported that they’d substantially improved their condition – and ultimately, their lives.  As well as restricting physical activity, arthritis pain can also disrupt normal sleeping habits. However, the participants that CAT helped remedy all of these problems.

"CAT use is increasing and this study shows that it provided self-reported benefits for patient with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis," said Professor Nada Alaaeddine, lead author of the study. She warned, though, that people taking arthritis medication should consult their doctors before adopting new treatments.

Whether you’re one of the 5 million Americans currently living with arthritis, or simply want to reduce your risk of developing this condition later on, the anti-aging doctors at Longevity Centres of America can help. Studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy – particularly progestin and estrogen pellet implants for women – can promote overall bone health. 

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The joint pain caused by conditions like rheumatoid arthritis may be one of the most restrictive elements of the aging process.

Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D.

Gurney F. Pearsall, Jr., M.D.

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Caption: Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, can promote aging longevity.

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Hormone Balance

Ascorbic acid, like many of the infusion treatments offered at Longevity Centres of America, can be derived from foods and nutritional supplements. However, these methods, while effective, can’t attain the same transformative benefits of intravenous therapy. Through infusion therapy, our anti-aging doctors are able to supply high doses of ascorbic acid and other essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream, so they can start doing good the moment they enter your system.

What are the health benefits of ascorbic acid?

Ascorbic acid, more commonly known as vitamin C, has long been known to bolster the immune system against countless sources of infection and disease. Many people stock up on orange juice and other natural sources of this compound at the slightest sign of a cold, but this vitamin can do much more than fend off a frustrating case of sniffles.

While an influx of vitamin C can always give the immune system a much-needed boost, at Longevity Centres of America, we also provide ascorbic acid infusion therapy to treat everything from acute illnesses to various forms of cancer.

Why should I choose ascorbic acid infusion therapy?

Based on decades of research regarding the health benefits of vitamin C, our anti-aging doctors have determined that this nutrient has truly boundless medical capabilities. However, a recurring limitation of past treatment methods is that they simply cannot provide enough of this compound for it to achieve its medical potential. Medical researchers and nutritionists have certainly made a lot of progress in this field in recent years – take, for example, the growing prevalence of vitamin C supplement powders among mainstream consumers.

These higher concentrations are certainly beneficial, but studies have shown that the greater the amount of vitamin C in the system, the more effective it is in treating disease – particularly viral conditions.

Studies conducted in 1995 and 2001 have revealed that vitamin C is most effective in combatting the growth of cancer cells, for instance, when a high dose of the vitamin can accumulate at the site of a tumor. When taken orally – even in a concentrated supplement form – this compound still has to be processed through the liver and disseminated, making it exceedingly difficult to target its effects. Through infusion therapy, however, ascorbic acid is administered intravenously so a high, safe amount of the compound reaches the areas where it is most needed.

This ability to target the source of specific health concerns is why our anti-aging doctors advocate so strongly for intravenous ascorbic acid infusion therapy.

How does ascorbic acid infusion therapy work?

The goal of our ascorbic acid infusion therapy is to increase acute levels of vitamin C in the blood. To reach peak levels, we utilize a rapid infusion method, administering 25gm to 100gm of ascorbic acid into a patient’s system in a 30-minute period. Doing so has been shown to safely double, and even triple vitamin C levels in the bloodstream for a short period of time, allowing greater concentrations of the nutrient to reach targeted areas of the body. This method was first employed by Dr Kenner in 1971, and immediately began to counteract a toxicity-based condition without negative side effects.

Whether you are fighting off a serious viral infection or simply feel a bit run down, a round of ascorbic acid infusion therapy can boost your levels and vitamin C and help your body combat what may be ailing it. At Longevity Centres of America, we offer this and other intravenous treatments that promote aging longevity, and can help you determine the best natural methods to help you look and feel your best.

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Ascorbic acid, like many of the infusion treatments offered at Longevity Centres of America

Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D.

Gurney F. Pearsall, Jr., M.D.

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Caption: The obesity epidemic has overtaken world hunger.

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Hunger has long been considered the primary health crisis facing the global population. However, a recent study sponsored by the World Health Organization has revealed that another condition has overtaken hunger has become even more sever and widespread than hunger: obesity.

The obesity epidemic in the United States has been referenced by medical professionals and media outlets for a few years now, and understandably so. The CDC estimates that a third of adults across the country are obese, and that these rates have risen across the board, regardless of gender, race, income or education level.

But, as processed foods and other products associated with the Western diet gain popularity worldwide, waistlines have expanded across the globe. CNN reports that hundreds of researchers from 50 countries have compiled a Global Burden of Disease report, which assesses international health issues and mortality rates to identify the primary medical crises facing the global community.

According to that research, the number of obese individuals in the world has increased by 82 percent in the last 20 years, spurring an increase in potential fatal conditions like strokes, heart disease and diabetes, as well as back pain and other partially disabling issues.

University of Washington professor Ali Mokdad, one of the study authors, pointed out that, though life spans have increased substantially, the medical problems linked to obesity can significantly restrict a person’s quality of life as they age.

"We’ve figured out how to keep the person who suffered a stroke alive, but then they [may be] living disabled for years afterward," Mokdad says. "That’s not the quality of life that person expected."

At Longevity Centres of America, our anti-aging doctors are dedicated to preserving our patients’ health and happiness as they age. To promote aging longevity and reduce the risk of developing restrictive and potentially serious illnesses, we offer medical weight loss in Houston and Denver for people who can’t shed their excess pounds through diet and exercise alone. 

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Hunger has long been considered the primary health crisis facing the global population.

Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D.

Gurney F. Pearsall, Jr., M.D.

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Though diet and exercise certainly play a substantial role in aging gracefully, even the most health-conscious individuals may need help addressing certain physiological changes as they grow older.

The anti-aging doctors at Longevity Centres of America have dedicated years to understanding how certain nutritional deficiencies affect overall health and aging longevity. By determining these nutrients and understanding how they interact with one another – our anti-aging specialists have devised combinations of specific compounds  that, when taken intravenously, can address various health issues.

What conditions can be treated with infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy can be used to treat a wide array of medical conditions. In some cases, the targeted administration of nutrients via infusion therapy at Longevity Centres of America can be enough to remedy these issues, but a complete evaluation is often required to determine the right combination of treatments.

Infusion therapy can help fortify the body’s natural defenses against common conditions including acute illnesses and infections, allergies, colds and the flu. It can also remedy symptoms of aging such as diminished sex drive and memory loss. In addition, other health issues that become more prevalent later in life, namely high cholesterol, heart disease and sleep disorders – can be addressed through intravenous infusion therapy

Infusion therapy has also been employed to manage the symptoms of cancer, autism and ADHD in conjunction with other medical treatments, and serves detoxification purposes – ridding the body of heavy metals and other buildup that can increase the risk of contracting serious illness.

What are the benefits of our Intravenous therapies?

The intravenous treatments offered at Longevity Centres of America have been specifically designed by Dr. Gurney Pearsall to provide a targeted combination of nutrients to patients in the most direct and effective way possible. Our infusion therapy is administered intravenously rather than orally because this ensures that the nutrient treatments our anti-aging experts have devised are absorbed directly into our patients’ systems, bypassing the normal digestion process.

By comparison, the oral administration of these nutritional mixtures is filtered through the liver and then disseminated throughout the body. This lessens the effectiveness of the dosage, so more is needed to enact a substantial benefit. Through IV chelation and other intravenous therapies, our anti-aging doctors can infuse nutrients directly into the bloodstream so they reach the tissues they need to.

Types of infusion therapy

At Longevity Centres of America, we offer a range of intravenous therapies specifically targeted to treat various conditions.

To rid the body of harmful toxins and free radicals that can inflict cell damage, we offer two forms of IV chelation therapy. The ACAM Protocol involves a slow drip infusion of Disodium EDTA to combat chronic heavy metal toxicity and heart disease. Each session takes approximately three hours. Meanwhile, we also offer our own 15-minute variant of IV chelation that uses Calcium EDTA to address these concerns.

Other intravenous treatments include Alpha Lipoic Acid and Ascorbic Acid therapy – both of which provide an infusion of essential nutrients to boost the immune system. In addition, Dental Amalgam and Chronic Fatigue and IV Lipid exchange therapies are administered to treat specific concerns.

Finally, we offer an overarching form of anti-aging medicine devised by Dr. Anna Aslan – a famed innovator in longevity treatments. Dr. Aslan’s protocol features a rejuvenating combination of nutrients that promote healthy aging.

How do I know if infusion therapy is right for me?

If you’re curious about how IV chelation or other forms of intravenous therapy can help you, schedule an appointment with one of our Anti-aging specialists in Houston or Denver. We can conduct diagnostic testing to determine which nutritional deficiencies may be the cause of your symptoms.

As a part of our dedication to promoting the long-term health and happiness of our patients, we offer various forms of infusion therapy to replenish these nutrients.

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Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D.

Gurney F. Pearsall, Jr., M.D.

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Caption: This HGH mediator may reduce Alzheimer’s risk.

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Taking steps to keep your mind sharp is an important part of aging gracefully, as memory loss, confusion and other signs of cognitive decline can significantly limit your quality of life you as you grow older. Research has shown that a healthy diet with plenty of omega-3, along with regular aerobic exercise, can do a lot to preserve your mental faculties. However, these habits alone may not be enough to counter other elements at play.

According to a study released by the Endocrine Society this October, researchers have discovered that hormone levels have a substantial effect on whether an individual contracts Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia. A press release from the association states that a diminished amount of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)  – a compound that moderates the production and effect of human growth hormones in the body – has been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, specifically among older men.

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that one in eight senior citizens in America is living with the disorder, and now that members of the Baby Boom generation are entering their 60s, it is poised to become even more widespread. Though there are a number of treatment options to help moderate symptoms of Alzheimer’s, researchers have not yet found a cure to the disease.

But, the press release states, this newly discovered link between IGF-1 and mental decline may have the potential to improve existing treatment methods. Since there is no cure for Alzheimer’s as of yet, study contributor Dr. Emmanuelle Duron explained that the study of "modifiable associated factors [like IGF-1] is of major importance," when it comes to understanding and effectively managing the disease.

Maintaining the right balance of IGF-1, and, through that mediating polypeptide, human growth hormones (HGH), is an important part of aging longevity. So, to combat some of the cognitive issues associated with old age, Longevity Centres of America offer HGH treatments in Denver and Houston

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Lower levels of IGF-1 could be connected to Alzheimer’s disease.

Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D.

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Caption: Your smartphone can warn you about air pollution.

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Aging gracefully is hard enough on its own, even without regular exposure to harmful pollutants that can threaten your health and impair your quality of life. With this in mind, agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and other watchdog organizations are dedicated to protecting the environment – and the general public – from harsh chemicals.

One of the most recent developments in this field is the release of various smartphone apps that provide air quality readings from areas across the United States.. According to CNN, the EPA released a free app called AIRNow in January. The program allows smartphone users to enter a specific zip code and find out the pollution level in that region.

The app reportedly accounts for levels of a certain pollutant, PM 2.5, that is especially harmful for people with lung and heart problems. By making this information easily accessible via AIRNow, representatives from the EPA have expressed the hope people with heightened sensitivities will be able to avoid more polluted areas. However, everyone can benefit from an increased awareness of this toxic presence. In addition, the software shows a map of the United States that is color-coded to show high and low pollution parts of the country.

In June, the American Lung Association released a similar program called State of the AirĀ® that provides air pollution readings, along with health-related recommendations regarding what activities are safe in current conditions.

But, even with these new developments, heavy metals and other toxins are too prevalent in household products, building materials and other items that we come into contact with regularly. To flush these potentially harmful substances out of your system, Longevity Centres of America offers detoxifying treatments including infrared sauna therapy and IV chelation.

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Aging gracefully is hard enough on its own, even without regular exposure to harmful pollutants.

Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D.

Gurney F. Pearsall, Jr., M.D.

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Caption: The telomeres at the end of our chromosomes can affect aging.

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It’s no secret that environmental factors and lifestyle choices – such as smoking, drinking and regular exposure to toxins – can accelerate the aging process and even take years off your life. That’s precisely why the anti-aging doctors at Longevity Centres of America offer IV Chelation treatments and other detox services to flush out your system. However, these exterior elements only tell half of the story. The rest comes down to your genes.

Telomeres, which are the small sections of DNA at the end of your chromosomes that actually protect them from deterioration, have long been linked to the aging longevity. However, generally speaking, medical professionals and researchers have believed that these segments gradually shorten as a result of the aging process. But, according to a recent study, shorter telomeres may actually be the cause of this overall decline.

Newsmax Health reports that researchers from the Kaiser Permanente research program on genes, environment and health in California have discovered that the length of an individual’s telomeres can predict how long they live. Scientists gathered medical records and saliva samples from more than 100,000 people with an average of of 63 years, all of whom were asked to conduct behavioral surveys two years in advance.

Ultimately, the researchers discovered that participants with shorter telomeres were more likely to die within a three-year period, the source states. Since other factors like disease, smoking and alcohol consumption have been linked to shorter telomeres, the scientists also took steps to take these variables into account, but still found that the genetic material itself affected aging longevity independently.

Though this is the largest study to establish a link between telomere length and the aging process, anti-aging doctors have been aware of the connection for years. To rejuvenate your cells and potentially add years to your life, talk to one of our anti-aging doctors about lengthening your telomeres through telomerase activation.

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Shorter telomeres may actually be the cause of this overall decline.

Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hormone Balance

At Longevity Centres of America, we offer a comprehensive array of anti-aging procedures to help you feel like yourself again. Hormones play an integral role in various processes within the body, all of which can suffer when these chemical levels drop. So, in addition to our testosterone and estrogen pellet implants, we offer other hormone pellet therapy treatments  that can fortify your body against many age-related afflictions while helping you feel healthier, happier and ultimately more youthful.

The benefits of cortisol replacement therapy

Though it can be harmful in excess, cortisol is responsible for the fight-or-flight response that has kept our species alive for centuries, and now helps you cope with stressful situations accordingly. By increasing your heartbeat and blood pressure, cortisol ensures that blood and nutrients reach the parts of the body where they are most needed.

But stress management is just one of cortisol’s benefits. In addition, this hormone increases your energy level, reduces pain and inflammation – particularly in joints – and generally protects you from harm by supporting your immune system. It can even contribute to aging longevity if your levels of testosterone and other androgen hormones are where they should be – which is exactly why our anti-aging doctors offer multi-hormone replacement treatments to enhance the function of each.

The benefits of DHEA replacement therapy

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) acts as a building block from which other hormones, including testosterone and estrogen, are made. As well as helping build muscles and supporting the immune system, DHEA preserves mucus membranes, stimulates pubic and underarm hair growth, increases female libidos, boosts energy and manages anxiety by moderating cortisol levels.

A drop in DHEA can cause emotional and physical symptoms, including increased anxiety, weight gain and an older more strained appearance. If you have sparse body hair and are prone to illness or lower-body weight gain, these anti-aging hormones may alleviate some of your ailments.

The benefits of melatonin hormone therapy

Melatonin dictates your body’s inherent day/night rhythms, letting you fall into a deep, rejuvenating sleep and urging you to arise by stimulating thyroid hormones. This long-term sleep deprivation can leave you feeling fatigued and irritable on a regular basis, while the bags forming under your eyes will make you look much older than you are. And, as you’re no doubt aware, you just can’t age gracefully without a good night’s sleep!

As well as regulating your body’s "time clock" on a day-to-day basis, melatonin has also been shown to slow the aging process, promoting aging longevity while actively reversing some of its effects.
The benefits of pregnenolone replacement therapy

Known as the memory hormone, pregnenolone can enhance concentration and mental clarity and even ward off memory loss. It is also the precursor to testosterone, estrogen and other anti-aging hormones produced by the adrenal glands, so a drop in pregnenolone can trigger various hormonal deficiencies. Pregnenolone hormone pellet therapy can combat fatigue, pain and other age-based symptoms.

The benefits of thyroid hormone therapy

The hormones produced by the thyroid gland are essential to a high-functioning metabolism, so a drop in these anti-aging hormones can result in weight gain. By boosting blood circulation, they ensure that oxygen and nutrients make their way throughout the body, and also warm the extremities and reduce sensitivity to cold. Issues with bloating, constipation, dry skin and fatigue can be caused by drops in this hormone, as can unexpected weight gain.

If you’re considering hormone therapy in Houston or Denver, it’s important to note that all of these chemicals work together to ward off disease, boost energy and keep you looking and feeling great. So, for the best results, consult one of our anti-aging specialists about the right combination of treatments for you.
 

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At Longevity Centres of America, we offer a comprehensive array of anti-aging procedures to help you feel like yourself again.

Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D.

Gurney F. Pearsall, Jr., M.D.

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As a part of their general mission to help you look and feel better as you age, the anti-aging doctors at Longevity Centres of America advocate for healthy, well-balanced diets loaded with the nutrients you need to thrive. Not only can eating well – in conjunction with our anti-aging treatments – have a transformative effect on your mood and energy level – it may also protect your body against injury.

For instance, fresh fruits and vegetables are teeming with essential compounds that support your immune system and overall health, but did you know that one compound in particular can reduce your risk of a hip fracture? According to a new study from researchers in Singapore, the carotenoids found in yellow and orange vegetables and other produce can boost your body’s defenses and protect you from this painful and frustrating injury.

According to ScienceDaily, a team of scientists from the Singapore Ministry of Health as well as the National University of Singapore analyzed the medical records of more than 50,000 Chinese people – 45 years old or above – to see if there was any relationship between dietary habit and hip fractures. By reviewing more than 10 years worth of data, they discovered that leaner males who consistently ate high amounts of carotenoids were much less likely to suffer a hip fracture within the time period assessed.

Though this particular benefit of carotenoids was only seen in slender males with a high Body Mass Index, these antioxidants – which the body uses to make vitamin A – help fend off the attacks of bacteria, viruses and other harmful substances. By fortifying your immune system against diseases with the proper nutrition and periodically flushing out toxins through one of our detox services, you can promote your long-term health and aging longevity.

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As a part of their general mission to help you look and feel better as you age, the anti-aging doctors at Longevity Centres of America advocate for healthy, well-balanced diets.

Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D.

Gurney F. Pearsall, Jr., M.D.

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Hot flashes – a sudden feverish heat that can hit your body in an instant – are one of the most common and, arguably, frustrating symptoms experienced by women approaching menopause. Though hot flashes can occur as a result of other medical conditions as well, for the most part they are associated to the natural drop in estrogen levels that occurs as women age.

At Longevity Centres of America, we offer estrogen pellet therapy treatments for women who wish to alleviate this often disruptive symptom. However, anti-aging medicine, like any other medical field, can always be further perfected, so our physicians constantly monitor the latest research in this arena.

And, according to a press release from the University of Arizona, clinical researchers from the institution have reportedly discovered a part of the brain that could play a role in hot flashes as well. They found that a collection of cells called KNDy neurons may actually act as the "control switch" for hot flashes – or hot flushes, as the researchers refer to them.

"Our research reveals that they play extremely important roles in how the body controls its energy resources, reproduction and temperature," said study lead author Melinda Mittelman-Smith.

Though further research is required before medical practitioners can put this new discovery to use in a clinical setting, it may eventually be able to enhance existing treatment options for menopausal symptoms. Thankfully though, there is already an effective option for women who want to regain control of their bodies after menopause.

"Right now the only effective way of treating flushes is estrogen-replacement therapy," says Mittelman-Smith.

At Longevity Centres of America, we use bio-identical estrogen pellet therapy to restore your natural levels without causing any of the detrimental side effects associated with oral treatments. By replenishing your body’s stores of estrogen, we can reduce your menopausal symptoms and make you feel youthful again.

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Hot flashes – a sudden feverish heat that can hit your body in an instant – are one of the most common and, arguably, frustrating symptoms experienced by women approaching menopause.

Marina M. Pearsall, M.D., Ph.D.

Gurney F. Pearsall, Jr., M.D.

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