Longevity Medicine is the practice of not just living longer, but living a more healthful, resilient, energetic life.
It has long been stated that the Western lifestyle, though conquering many problems related to pathologic microbes, malnutrition, and trauma, has exposed us to an increasing level of chronic disease pursuant to the way in which we live. Recent Harvard studies for example, have revealed how lack of social engagement, or loneliness, is as detrimental to cardiovascular disease as smoking.
Definitions of optimal health have often remained elusive to Western medical practice. A new and emerging body of evidence has brought insight into the key factors that prolong not just lifespan, but healthspan - the period of time living a vital and able life free of disease.
Every individual is unique in their needs, goals, and demands leaving blanket prescriptions vague and difficult to implement. Longevity Medicine is the practice of understanding the motivational and practical concerns regarding changing one's behavior to increase health and vitality. Through longevity medicine, we focus on encouraging healthful behaviors such as mindfulness, nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, social engagement, and goal setting. Along with state of the art diagnostic and treatment plans, our goal is not just to maximize the time you live, but the time you are able to live fully and ably. Whether it is in eliminating unhealthy behaviors, or developing strategies to implement healthy ones, it is our interest to bring about quality of life improvements that will also serve to increase vitality and resilience to disease.