LECOM Institute for Successful Living Discusses Healthy Aging Month
September is Healthy Aging Month, a month dedicated to empowering seniors by promoting the positive aspects of aging.
At LECOM, this is the objective throughout the year at the Institute for a successful life.
Here is a new take on an age-old problem.
Preventive care is the goal of the LECOM Institute for a Successful Life, both inside and out.
The institute is now made up of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine and Glow Laser Beauty.
“I realized that over time, people who weren’t doing prevention and looking at the normal healthcare paradigm directly as a primary care physician over the last ten years were things to look at, but it seems like a band-aid approach, ”said Dr. James Lin, Founder and Medical Director.
When it comes to physical health, Lifestyle Medicine takes a look at the big picture with blood tests that look at three specific areas.
“One of the second sources of chronic hormonal inflammation from neotopic imbalance that could have HF and the third is heavy metal toxicity or environmental causes that could impact physiology,” said Dr. Lin.
If left untreated, these issues can lead to bigger problems later.
“We want to make sure these things are looked at. So the approach is very different from our normal paradigm, ”said Dr Lin.
Dr Lin noted in his role as a specialist in geriatric medicine that the problems some residents encountered in their later years could have been alleviated with this approach.
“We have a large dementia population and this has been one of the main drivers for me to enter this field. After reading research, the cause of it in the three areas or pillars that I mentioned, ”Dr. Lin said.
The treatment is also different from what you would expect in a doctor’s office.
“If there are any abnormalities that we are looking for in the supplement, we are looking at IV therapy as well as these are not things in mainstream medicine, but if you look at the basic screen it makes a lot of sense,” said Dr. Lin.
Now that the Center for Lifestyle Medicine is in place, it shares a floor with Glow Laser Beauty at LECOM Wellness Center.
“People are so motivated because they are seeing results now. They want to know more about how to diet and exercise and that’s when we talk about lifestyle, ”said Dr Lin.
Improving the lifestyle is the goal of the Center for Successful Living, with a focus on a better life now and a better quality of life later.
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