Aging is a natural, unavoidable process, but it does not need to be a discouraging one. As we grow older, we shouldn’t expect our health to regress. Normal aging occurs when our older cells start to die faster than the new ones develop. This process should not impact our quality of life. Most age-related diseases and disabilities could be improved or prevented by modifying lifestyle factors. Adopting healthy habits will keep us feeling healthy and youthful at any age!

Common Concerns With Aging​​

  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Loss of Independence
  • Memory Loss
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Wrinkles

What Can Cause Us to Prematurely Age?

How we treat our bodies when we are younger impacts the way we age. Developing harmful habits that weaken our cells at a younger age will accelerate the normal aging process.

Environment / Toxicants / Free Radicals

In our own environment, we are exposed to thousands of chemicals and toxicants that contribute to disease and cell damage. Many of these toxicants go unnoticed in our air, food, homes, and even drinking water. The build-up of cell-damaging substances also increases the number of free radicals in the body.

Free radicals are extremely reactive atoms or molecules that assist the body by producing energy. They carry oxygen through the bloodstream and destroy invaders. When the number of free radicals in our body is increased, they can attack healthy cells, destroying or causing a mutation in their DNA. When a cell is damaged or is destroyed before its time, this accelerates the aging process. This makes the body more vulnerable to disease. Increasing our anti-oxidant intake using food and nutritional/herbal supplements prevents damage from free radicals.
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Poor Diet & Nutritional Deficiencies

A diet that lacks variety, nutrients, and fiber can lead to various deficiencies. When our body does not receive an adequate amount of nutrients, it will not function properly. A proper diet enhances our immune system and strengthens our body’s natural processes. As we age, even if we are maintaining a “perfect” diet, we are still at an increased risk of developing deficiencies. With time, our body becomes less efficient at absorbing nutrients. It is imperative that we constantly supplement certain vitamins and minerals to ensure we are getting sufficient nutrients daily.

Lack of Exercise

Use it or lose it! Living a sedentary lifestyle increases our risk of almost every disease.

Hormone Imbalance

Hormone balance is a major factor in healthy aging. A deficiency or elevation of certain hormones accelerates aging and causes the immune system to weaken.

Emotions / Stress

People who experience prolonged periods of intense stress are more likely to develop chronic disease. Stress (sympathetic state) weakens the body from all aspects. Lack of companionship can be a major source of stress for older people. Loneliness or loss of loved ones commonly leads to depression.

What Treatments are Available to Counteract Aging?

Dr. Cutler’s exclusive individualized wellness program is designed to analyze your exact body chemistry needs. The doctor will perform labs to find out what types of foods/herbs/spices work for you and what should be avoided. He’ll also test vitamin/mineral levels, basic blood work, environmental toxicant exposures, neurotransmitters for emotional health, hormonal imbalances, genetic polymorphisms, gastrointestinal analysis, parasites, and yeast overgrowth. The Integrative Me — Body Coding system is a treatment plan that can transform into a lifelong commitment.

What Results Will I See?*

Patients who work with Dr. Cutler on anti-aging concerns can expect to see a new fullness of life. By changing their overall lifestyle, patients can expect to feel younger and slow down the aging process.