Do you have dust balls under your sofa or behind your refrigerator? I bet many of you do because that’s a place you don’t look or bother to take the time to move it, look at it and clean it up. After coming back from a one day retreat to rekindle my creativity, I realize that I and many others will invest in themselves and take a long hard look at where we are blocked so they can fulfill our life purpose. You have to look in places you never looked before to find the dust balls and clean them up. What about your health? How can you fulfill personal or professional goals when you are not feeling your best? When was the last time you had some help in taking a long hard look where no one has looked? That’s what a functional medicine approach to a comprehensive physical exam can do for you.
Do you know how fast you are aging or what’s aging you?
Think of your balance – it’s one of the first things to go. Has anyone ever tested your balance or your reaction time for that matter? Testing these and many other physical parameters such as strength, flexibility, body composition, arterial stiffness, waist-to-hip ratio, and pulmonary function can give you the answer.
Your brain can also be aging faster than the rest of your body. Testing memory, processing speed, reaction time and executive functioning can give you a clear understanding of how well your brain is functioning. You will not get this kind of testing from many places. A functional approach to a comprehensive physical exam will give you the answers before it’s too late.
Did you know that autoimmune disorders are on the rise and are more common than cancer and heart disease?
At least 1 in 12 Americans will get an autoimmune disorder and no one will look for it! Antibodies can be found over 10 years before the disease manifests and there is a lot you can do to prevent the onset of debilitating illness. Look for the dust balls and be sure your comprehensive physical exam has a component to measure thyroid antibodies, one of the most common autoimmune disorders.
Do you know anyone that has become moody, irritable, and getting fat around the belly?
Hormones could be the culprit, yet no one measures them. What you eat, drink, think, how much you sleep and exercise, and the everyday toxins that you are exposed to can disrupt your hormones. Young girls are maturing earlier and young men are getting big breasts and big bellies sooner all due to environmental hormone disruptors. Mid-life crisis may just be hormone declines in men and women and can be turned around by the way you live your life. You must first diagnose what is going on by getting a comprehensive physical exam that measures your hormones and their downstream metabolites. Cortisol, the stress hormone, can disrupt your sleep, impair your memory and make you fat, flabby, forgetful, and fatigued. It can be modulated through lifestyle changes. Hormone imbalances such as high estrogen, low testosterone, and low progesterone can wreak havoc in men and women but you need to know what the issues are so you can take action.
Has anyone given you a clear understanding of what you can do to prevent illness and slow aging?
A functional medicine approach to preventing and reversing illness can give you the answers you seek. However, you have to be willing to look deeper into those dark corners where no one ever looks. If you are willing to invest in your health to shed light on how you are functioning and do it early on, a Vibrance for Life® Comprehensive Physical Exam can not only tell you if your health is on track, but you can also learn what to do about it, get back on track, prevent and reverse illness, and slow the aging process.
Ready For Your Comprehensive Physical Exam?
Think of all the workshops you have been to and how many have been truly life changing and life affirming. If you are ready to invest in yourself, there is no better time than now. Many can use flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, company sponsored exams or write it off on your taxes. What better gift can you give yourself? Call the office to schedule a Vibrance for Life® Comprehensive (Executive) Physical so you can live younger and healthier.
Dr. Lorraine Maita is a recognized and award-winning holistic, functional, and anti-aging physician and author. With her variety of services, she transforms people’s lives by getting to the root cause of illness using the best of science and nature. Her approach is personalized, precision medicine where you are treated as the unique individual you are.