LIFESTYLE MEDICINE - METABOLIC HEALTH
It is widely known that our major leading causes of death throughout the United States and the developed world are directly proportional to being overweight and obese.
In the United States alone;
- over 600,000 die each year from heart disease.
- almost 600,000 die each year from various types of cancer.
- according to Johns Hopkins, around 250,000 die each year from medical errors. In large part because they are so frequently involved with the health care system because of chronic diseases like heart disease, cancers, and diabetes.
- besides accidents, strokes, Alzheimers, diabetes, and kidney disease make up the remainder of deaths due to chronic diseases each year.
In large part, many of these chronic diseases are preventable. Most are drivin by the large percentage of overweight and obese individuals who continue to suffer from being overweight and obese. At this writing, it is currently estimated that 42% of the United States is obese. By targeting obesity, it is estimated that nearly 80% of these deaths can be avoided.
The Obesity Epidemic in the United States
Obesity is a major public health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 42% of adults in the United States are obese. This is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of numerous health problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. It can also lead to decreased quality of life and shortened lifespan.
There are many factors that contribute to the obesity epidemic in the United States. These include:
Unhealthy diet: Many people in the United States consume a diet high in calories, sugar, and unhealthy fats, which can contribute to weight gain.
Physical inactivity: Many people in the United States are not physically active enough, which can lead to weight gain.
Genetic factors: Obesity can run in families, suggesting that there may be a genetic component to the condition.
Socioeconomic factors: People who have lower incomes or less education may be more likely to be obese, possibly due to factors such as limited access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity.
Environmental factors: The built environment (e.g., lack of sidewalks, availability of fast food) and cultural norms (e.g., reliance on cars, social norms that discourage physical activity) may also contribute to obesity.
Efforts to address the obesity epidemic include promoting healthy eating and physical activity, improving access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity, and implementing policies that support healthy behaviors.
A Unifying Approach to Disease and Epigenetic Aging
Our lifestyle medicine programs include:
- Hormone replacement therapy for men and women.
- Proper diet and nutrition, including intermittent fasting, ketogenic dieting and various versions of fasting-mimicking diets.
- Individualized protocols personalized to get you results.
Lifestyle Medicine can help you lose weight, avoid chronic disease, help stop or reverse many common age-related disease symptoms
Lifestyle medicine can help reverse epigenetic aging markers. Epigenetic aging markers are considered a more accurate measure of lifespan that chronological age.
Board-certified doctors in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Family Medicine.
Leading Causes of Death in USA
Nearly 615 thousand lives are lost each year to heart disease. Another 590,000 or so to cancers. Strokes, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and kidney disease all seem to indicate much more is going on than aging. It’s our lifestyle.
Most of our leading chronic diseases and killers are mostly lifestyle-induced and can be avoided and reversed.
The good news is you can do something about it.
Get in touch with us today! Learn how we can get you started on a program that focuses on age-related disease.