Return your body to a youthful and vibrant state

While no single elixir exists, fortunately there are integrative healthcare options to help the body return to its most youthful and vibrant state.

by Dr. Paul Stallone — 

The Fountain of Youth is a legendary spring that reputedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks of its waters. If only it were so easy to reverse the body’s inevitable aging process and restore its original vitality. While no single elixir exists, fortunately there are integrative healthcare options to help the body return to its most youthful and vibrant state.

“Re-set” your metabolism

It’s virtually impossible to discuss healthcare resolutions without addressing obesity. Studies have shown that it is possible to reset the body’s metabolism and the way it processes and stores calories, fat, protein, etc. This involves a regimented system for weight loss developed by the late Dr. A.T.W. Simeons.

Through grounded and extensive research, it was ascertained that hCG injections, combined with a restricted diet for either 23 or 40 days, produced an amazing average weight decrease of one pound per day. Simeons spent the following 10 years perfecting the hCG weight-loss protocol. Currently, hCG has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of cryptorchidism, infertility and anti-aging; it has been in use for more than 40 years.

Simeons’ research revealed that the hypothalamus gland, located in the brain, is the connecting link between the nervous system and all of the body’s hormones; it acts like a “fat thermostat” hunger center of the body. The hCG triggers the hypothalamus to release the stored fat within the body. In combination with a very specific low-calorie diet, the body burns off this released fat throughout the day without feeling hungry.

Your food choices: friend or foe?

Few people are ever tested for hidden food allergies — yet years of research and millions of tests have shown that just about everyone is eating something that’s toxic to his or her particular system. Food allergies have been linked to migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, ADHD in children and many life-threatening conditions resulting from a compromised immune system.

An actual food blueprint can be designed for you, detailing precisely what you should and should not be eating for optimal health, but it is important to employ reliable testing methods. The most accurate food allergy testing is done through a blood test that involves the ELISA IgG IgE antibody test. This test is consistently reliable and accurate. (Note: “allergy” refers to a damaging immune response by the body to a substance. It should be noted that the connotation does not always mean the body shows this response.)

In order to discover foods that seem cohesive with their bodily systems, individuals occasionally take matters into their own hands and go on food elimination diets for months. Even then, they do not discover all of their allergies and cannot be sure those they did find are accurate. Additionally, their digestive systems can run amok, causing further digestive imbalances.

With accurate food allergy testing, an individual can gain a proper understanding of exactly how to fuel their body.

Your health snapshot: Annual blood screening

Annual blood screening is a valuable tool for preventing degenerative disease. Providing a “snapshot” of the body’s current state of health, blood tests can discover potential health concerns in the early stages when they can be most effectively managed.

Blood tests not only examine the numerous systems in the body, but also can monitor for cardiovascular risk factors, blood sugar levels, liver and kidney function, immune system wellness and optimal hormone wellness. Regular testing also can help you prevent and treat conditions associated with hormone imbalances, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, memory impairment, bone loss, weight gain, depression and more.

Many individuals have routinely been prescribed general tests such as total cholesterol; however, age-related hormone imbalances are often neglected at these times. Therefore, many aging people suffer discomforts and diseases that could actually be corrected and prevented with simple hormone level adjustments. Yearly blood screening is a relatively inexpensive investment when compared to the cost of disease-related healthcare and prescription medications. It also has tremendous potential to protect your health and increase your quality of life.

Nutrient IV therapy/immunotherapy

Nutritional IV therapy is perhaps the single closest healthcare option to the mythical “elixir.” Nutritional/immune intravenous (IV) therapy involves the injection of nutrients (i.e., vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more) into the veins. IVs represent the most streamlined method for treating nutritional shortcomings, as they can hydrate the body and detoxify the liver and lymphatic systems, thereby causing an individual to feel better overall, while helping the body work more efficiently.

IVs can be tailored to balance, stimulate and support the immune system, decrease aches and pains, increase the body’s ability to heal, increase cellular detoxification, relieve headaches, improve circulation and provide an overall sense of well-being. In addition, oxidative/oxygen IV treatments may kill many harmful pathogens including viruses, bacteria and fungus.

The aforementioned health care options may not be the answer for everyone, nor are they the only integrative options out there.

The body’s complex and intricate systems vary greatly from individual to individual. Therefore, it is imperative to question whether you are justly treating your body and its healthcare needs in all available ways. Seek out practitioners who provide you with a tailored protocol that allows your body to flourish in its most vibrant state on a daily basis. You deserve it.


Paul Stallone, N.M.D., founded the Arizona Integrative Medical Center in Scottsdale, Ariz. He combines natural, alternative and conventional treatments to best fit and benefit each individual patient’s needs. or 480-214-3922.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 27, Number 1, February/March 2008.

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