Dr. E of Highway to Health Show: Living Ageless



I'm a physician I specialized. I've really went to school for for jetty and the anti-ageing and that led me into medicine and stem cell treatments. So I've been doing that for for quite a number of years now but really if I had to define myself I am. I'm more of an educator. I believe that health is an active pursuit. The dead. It's it's our responsibility and there's no better way to do it than if you're well equipped with the right knowledge and education. So that's what I focused most of my time at right now and I know one of the things I've often commented people across the years is a lot of people. Spend more time looking for a good mechanic for their car than for good medical advice. They assume well. This physician is on my medical plan or a friend of mine said that this was a good physician and they don't really for lack of a better term. Do THEIR DUE DILIGENCE. Find out you know as this physician is somebody that I can communicate with. Is this somebody who you know understands. What my goals are and I know. You mentioned that really. Nobody wants to be sick. Nobody wants to be ill and I know in the movement field. There's a tendency for People kind of lower down on the educational ladder. That's a bad terminology. Maybe not physicians but personal trainers People in the group fitness say more is better go hard and I think in this time Corona nineteen. The Nice thing is a lot of people are kind of stepping back and say you know movement is good but we know that if we exercise to intensely too long too often in effect immune function so. I'm curious with your background in medicine. How did you gravitate towards regenerative medicine? And this is a catch all term which will correct beyond and I'm saying it purposely anti-aging which is not what you actually you're doing. I think a better term is what well when I when I so. Here's the thing when I graduated graduated. Two Thousand Eight and for medical school and when I was looking for my for my for my specialty training it was cold anti aging of course that term as you very well know gut prostituted and now literally everyone who does a cream or who wants to get rid of Broncos or who anything of the sword they just call it anti-aging so really a one of the concepts that I that I picked up in the way that I like to refer to it as h management on because we all age. But it's just a matter of of of maintaining and avoiding the typical downfalls that we see with our physiology as we age in truth matter is as scientists. We very well know why. A lot of the typical symptoms of aging don't necessarily have to do with aging they have to do with neglect like that neglect. I know I've got a client. Who's in his early sixties? He likes to run likes to bike. And one of his comments is after doing a heart heart bike ride or two or going on vacation biking for three or four days harder than he typically does he goes. You know this crap when they talk about aging and recovery taking longer. It really is true so I want to touch a little bit on that neglected. You're talking about if you could kind of expand out out more on that. I know it probably encompasses many things in my specialty. The field is a lot of people. Don't like to move but it's not just movement. It's other things if you could kind of talk about that. Well so movement is very important as you know you and I. We've we've spoken about that and I know that that's that's literally what your what your career is about. And and in your whole mission in. Here's the thing or the recent why movement is so important. I mean it. It does have a lot of other benefits as well like cognitive benefits in such. But one of the main reasons I in terms of longevity and h management that who've been the so poor just because it helps maintain muscle mass if we think about our bodies as as these as these machines that they are muscle is a very expensive asset to have right. It does require a lot of energy. It does require a lot of maintenance that does require a lot of input so in order for for for us or for body to considerate. S an essential asset to maintain. We need to make sure that we're using it. If we stop using it our bodies going to say why the Hell Am. I leaving aside all these all these resources all this energy all these nutrients all these different things if we're not using this it's literally cutting costs if you. WanNa look at it from from an economics perspective. It's it's cutting costs so when that happens we start losing muscle and when we start losing muscle all lot of other metabolic changes start happening in our bodies and today we know very well. That maintenance of muscle is one of the most important markers of longevity people who live the longest. They keep their lean muscle the longest. It's as simple staff and I think one of the things that's very interesting having grown up in a rural area and living in a semi rural area. Now that having lived in the city is for people who grow up in a rural area if they grow up where there are war manual labor jobs. They happen to have a family. Farmers acreage that muscle. Mass maintenance may not consist of going to the gym or lifting weights at home. They may actually get that doing their yard work on their multi Acre yard or maybe they have horses or they have beef cattle or they have a vegetable garden. I know for my Pittsburgh podcasts. I interviewed a gentleman who owns a restaurant in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Reading Co and when I asked him why activity was so important to him. He said well. His parents were always very active. Not as foregin is activity but he grew up on an organic vegetable farm and I think he said they had fifteen or twenty acres of vegetables and that gives the movement. How hard is it for? People who near experience who don't live that more agrarian lifestyle or more rural lifestyle to maintain that muscle mass versus may be people who the idea of going to a big city like New York City or Pittsburgh is like Oh my God. I don't WanNa do that that that that was me and I grew up in Mexico City. So you know you talk about large cities. That's that's literally the definition of fake chaotic city When we're you need to get in the car two go anywhere were. Your commute is on our. If you're lucky doesn't matter where you're going You're just not used to doing that. You're absolutely right a lot of times. People who live the longest and and who the healthiest the WHO have the law. The lowest indexes of chronic disease. These are the people that have a lot more outdoor activities as we start moving towards sedentarism and as we start spending more time endorsed and we started moving less it becomes harder and it becomes an effort in for those of us who were raised in a city in an urban environment. We do have to make that conscious effort and part of what we're currently seeing right now is because we have gotten to that point and I'm not just talking about the problem and and how how fast Gobert is spreading and whatnot. But I'm talking about a lot of other conditions that were seeing a lot of chronic disorders even fertility issues. Even a lot of things that we're starting to see more of it has to do with the fact that we're spending more time to endorse unless time outside and less time moving and it's a combination of both one is movement and activity and the other is is simply being outdoors being out in the sun being out in fresh air being out in nature. Because there's there's more and more research that suggests that we you know we. We need that. Our bodies evolved in nature so we do crave and need those

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