Plant-based diet and intermittent fasting
This may not be just a trend, but a belief system that will be firmly ensconced in mainstream nutrition. Whether you are against animal cruelty and violence or not, this goes way beyond that. Plant-based nutrition and intermittent fasting will dominate the wellness world for a long time to come. The ideas that chronic disease processes can be prevented and reversed, weight can be lost, thyroid-adrenal hormonal balance can be restored, gut health and immunity can be boosted, are enough to convince the most carnivorous eater to give it a try. The buzzword recently has been moringa, an ancient plant found in India, that has been dubbed the world’s most useful tree by scientists. It has a nutrition profile that blows any superfood away. Plant-based nutrition along with intermittent fasting is here to stay.
Telomeres and gut health
These two hot topics in medicine deserve their own categories, but they are too good not to combine. When we talk about optimal aging and longevity, these are it. Telomeres, simplistically put, are protective caps on the end of DNA. Preserving telomere function may not only help with longevity, but evidence may show protection from cancer and other chronic diseases. Almost two decades ago, the Human Genome Project allowed modern medicine to tap into our genetics, by shedding light that genes are responsible to 10-20 percent of our health, and that lifestyle factors are the most influential predictors of our health destiny. And this is where our microbiome comes into play—the trillions of microbes including bacterial gut flora, are as unique to each of us as our fingerprints, and influenced greatly by diet, toxin exposure, medications and lifestyle choices. The gut is termed the “second brain,” and produces serotonin, a neurotransmitter that prevents depression. Autoimmune, cardiovascular, metabolic and neuropsychiatric disease stem from poor gut health.
Hyaluronic acid fillers and dermal microneedling with PRP
Dermal microneedling and the use of hyaluronic acid fillers are the natural ways to stimulate healthy collagen production and preserve radiant and youthful skin without invasive surgery.