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As a charter member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, I have been amazed at the growth in professional and public interest in this topic over the past few years. Less than 10 years ago this subject was limited to a few of us truly interested in what was then called "Longevity Medicine." Since then, the interest among professionals and the public in Anti-Aging Medicine has been nothing short of phenomenal. Anti-aging medicine is NOT really about living longer, but about living better... it's about quality of Life, not quantity. And it's also about responsibility... making informed decisions, actively developing a personal plan for continued health and quality of Life and responsibly following through with those decisions. Anti-aging therapy is really about prevention and optimizing health and well-being. Anti-Aging Medicine is about health care, NOT medical care.


Science is slowly unraveling the mysteries of how we age. Over the past 40 years the mechanisms of aging have been extensively studied. As a direct result, the decade of the 1990's has proven to be among the most fertile for scientific discovery and innovation in the area of ethical Anti-Aging therapy. The process of aging appears to be due to remarkably few fundamental mechanisms. Free Radical damage ("rusting") and molecular cross-linking from the toxicity of sugar or glycation ("wrinkling") are the primary "causes" of molecular biochemical aging. Interestingly, almost all degenerative diseases, such as cancer, hardening of the arteries, osteoarthrosis, and senility are also the result of these same simple, but deadly processes. Free radicals are related to the essential yet paradoxically toxic effects of Oxygen. The mechanism responsible for metal rusting is also one of the primary molecular causes of chronic degenerative disease and aging!

Molecular cross-linking affects both structural and functional essential Bio-Polymers. Scelrosis or hardening of arteries, arthrosis or joint stiffening, genetic mutations and wrinkling of skin are all identical to the same process that causes gelatin to "gel" or harden, baked goods to go "stale" or harden and rubber or plastic to stiffen and become brittle. Toxic Free Radicals and Glycated, Cross-Linked proteins, enzymes and cell membrane lipids are molecules of degeneration and death. They are truly Anti-Biosis or against Life. This is why so much emphasis about Anti-Oxidant nutraceuticals and vitamins has appeared in the contemporary scientific and popular press in recent years. The "science" of Anti-Oxidants, Phyto-Nutrients and supplements has evolved from whether they work to finding the optimum doses, most effective forms and correct regimen for individual use.

In addition to the specific organ effects of premature aging, such as cancer, heart attack, arthritis or stroke, the fundamental processes of age-related degeneration have their greatest effects on the Neuro-Endocrine-Immune system. Current Bio-Markers of aging involve monitoring Free radical damage, the degree of molecular cross-linking and Neuro-Endocrine-Immune function. The latest research has clearly demonstrated that age-related degeneration of the Nervous system, dysregulation of the Immune system and involution leading to gradual failure of the Endocrine glands are preventable and reversible. The use of Nutritional, Detoxification and Hormone replacement techniques to strengthen and modulate normal function of the Neuro-Endocrine-Immune system is considered "State-of-the-Art Anti-Aging therapy."


A typical anti-aging program includes consideration of Six components: First are Life-Style considerations, such as diet and exercise; Second are nutritional considerations, such as the use of Vitamins, herbs and adaptogens; Third is Hormone supplement or replacement therapies; Fourth is Immune System enhancement; Fifth is Memory or cognitive protection and Sixth are Cosmetic considerations, such as skin wrinkles, varicose veins or surgical body sculpting.

At Bio Health Center, Dr. Edwards and the certified staff have had years of experience developing and prescribing individualized anti-aging programs. We believe that by Integrating traditional medical Arts with modern scientific medicine we are better able to provide individualized and specific health information from several health care perspectives. There are numerous choices open to each individual, and a Bio Health Center we believe it is all about your personal health care choice.

"No matter how skillful one becomes, the great mysteries of Life will always hover just out of reach. One can never know all the answers. In the reality of everyday medical practice, no one can guarantee any clinical result... but I and my certified staff can and do promise to try to help each individual patient to the best of our abilities, by using all our knowledge, skill and compassion. Having been trained as a 'medical scientist,' I can bear witness to the simple fact that statistical science and individual reality do not share the same experience. The Quantitative 'eye' of the scientist perceives a different Reality than the Qualitative 'I' of the patient. And yet modern statistical science dismisses individual patient experience as 'anecdotal' and 'biased.' Such dangerous nonsense has caused much suffering and harm. Individual patient experience is the only true measure of the Quality of care. Relief of suffering, not statistical significance, is the patients real quest, their only quest... and the true physician's ultimate goal. I believe it was in Plato's Phaedrus that Socrate's ask's, 'do we really need anyone to tell us what is right?' Homeopathic Integrative medical practice provides the patient and practitioner with simple, non-toxic methods of treatment for relief of suffering... a natural union of clinical Art and Science... the true essence of medical service."
- David A. Edwards, MD, HMD
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