Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine ● Longevity Nutrition

Every cell in our body has the ability to not only stop aging and damage but to reverse it.  Learn how to “hack” into your DNA with diet and nutrition.

Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we relentlessly pursue some magical power outside of ourselves that can finally grant us our wish of a youthful body, exuberant health and longevity. That magic power is already inside us.   2.1 billion years of evolution has equipped us with a biochemical pathway that has the power to literally reverse aging and the primary disease pathologies that have become the leading causes of death.  For almost two decades, pharmaceutical companies have attempted to create drugs to activate this pathway.  They partially succeeded.  At the turn of the millennium, a new group of drugs was introduced to the American market with the anticipation of becoming the next superstar for treating diabetes and heart disease.  Unfortunately, these drugs came laden with side effects and weren’t as effective as hoped.  There was nothing wrong with the drugs.  Mixing these drugs with what conventional medicine considers a “healthy” diet likely contributed to most of the side effects by producing mixed signals in the body. The information that has emerged from attempting to understand and activate this pathway, suggests that diet is the most effective means.

You are invited to learn how to activate the biochemical pathway that hundreds of scientific studies have proven has the power to:

  • Stop inflammation and promote healing of any disease connected to inflammation
  • Reverse damage to arteries
  • Induce rapid fat loss
  • Reverse fatty liver disease
  • Reverse Syndrome X
  • Dissolve beta-amyloid plaques in the brain
  • Re-sensitize your cells to insulin and reverse type 2 diabetes
  • Normalize cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Induce detoxification of organic, environmental pollutants
  • Enhance immune function
  • Suppress growth of some types of tumors
  • Promote activity of telomerase

Over the past ten years, science has demonstrated that the nutrients in food are only one small aspect of how nutrition and diet affect our physiology.  The old perspective that we are mere victims to our genetic makeup has been replaced by the realization that every aspect of our environment determines how our genes are expressed to create who we are in this moment and who we will be in the future.  This is the emerging field of epigenetics. Inflammation, hormone levels, enzyme function and cellular communication are all influenced by the complex interplay of environmental signals. In addition to nutrients, these include our circadian rhythms, climate, the bacteria and fungi present in the soil, how we prepare food, how our food has been genetically modified and phytochemicals contained within it.

As humans evolved, our biggest hurdle was obtaining enough nutrients to promote basic survival and to hopefully perpetuate our genes. Now, we have entered a time of abundance in the developed world and  these problems are becoming a fading concern.  We are on the cusp of being able to direct our own destiny. However, there are still some obstacles to be overcome.  Stem cells and lengthening telomeres are still no match for the most common diseases we see today.  The theory of inflammation and aging is not as straightforward as we thought. The Anthropocene Age has introduced new, inescapable challenges into our environment that are unfamiliar to our physiology. Until we have overcome these obstacles, longevity nutrition must include effective mechanisms for identifying and dealing with these challenges.

Over the course of 15 years, Karen Kurtak has developed the diet and nutrition department of Grossman Wellness Center.  It is constantly evolving as new information becomes available.   It combines the disciplines of biochemical systems nutrition, environmental medicine, immunology, epigenetics, human evolution, conventional medicine and the original anti-aging medicine from Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory. True longevity nutrition is about knowing how to effectively prevent disease as well as identify and preempt any diseases that have already been set into motion.