Aging is inevitable. The effects of aging are not necessarily inevitable. IV nutritional therapy as a component of anti-aging medicine aims to achieve optimal cellular health in individuals. This is achieved by early detection, prevention, treatment and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders and diseases. The end goal of IV nutritional therapy as a component of anti-aging medicine is to help insure that whatever years of life we have on this planet are enjoyed in a productive and vital fashion. IV nutritional therapy is part of a philosophy of integrative, holistic medicine. This approach strives for an understanding of the fundamental causes of a problem and treating the underlying dysfunction and not just the symptoms. Symptom only treatment does not necessarily address the underlying problem.
The human body is constantly repairing itself from the effects of free radical formation brought on by oxidative stress. As we age the efficiency of our natural repair mechanism becomes less effective. IV nutritional therapy attempts to aid the body in its natural repair and regenerative processes. This is repair and regenerative process take place at the cellular level. The preservation of cellular health is what will ultimately maintain systemic health. When cellular processes begin to fail then cellular death ensues and eventually extends to death of the entire organism. “Protecting cellular nutrition is the single most important life sustaining and promoting measure we can take to guarantee optimal health.” The Science and Art of Parenteral Clinical Nutrition, Ghen/Patel, 2012.
In our modern and affluent society, we are subjected to nutritional poor processed foods, genetically modified and preservative laced foods, and foods that contain traces of herbicides and pesticides. In addition to poor nutrition we are subjected to radiation and environmental pollution. As a result, there is an acceleration of the development of free radicals that can blunt our natural immune response and lead to disease. IV nutritional therapy is an effective instrument for detoxifying the body and optimizing good health. It has the potential to be a life promoting and sustaining therapy.