“You can’t turn back time…but you can rewind the clock” - K. Kettering
With few exceptions people age at a similar rate until they reach their late twenties or mid thirties. Then most people reach a turning point--a transition from “growing” into “aging.” In general, each biologic function begins to decrease in the transition. There is enormous variation among individuals as they age in the rate of biologic function. Biologic age is an estimate of an individual’s level of biologic functioning compared to others at different chronological ages. The individual who makes unhealthy choices may be aging biologically at the same level as someone much older. So how can you be one of those people who function and age biologically at a level equivalent to someone who is many years younger than you?
As Dr. Eric Friedrich approached retirement from his 33-year career as an Ear, Nose and Throat – Head and Neck surgeon in the Golden Isles, he felt the ‘growing pains’ of aging. Fatigue, chronic muscle and joint pain, an expanding waistline, difficulty with sleep, declining cognitive function, high blood pressure, etc were all becoming nagging issues in his life. While easing into retirement and encroaching on his wife’s kitchen, he began a diligent and intense study of age related declining health and mental functions. He subsequently joined the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and, after years of study took the exam and became a certified fellow of the Academy. As he studied, he applied the wellness practices that he was learning to his own life and, after a few months, began noticing significant benefits as the quality of his daily life improved. He felt better all over, was less fatigued, lost unwanted pounds and was able to come off of the high blood pressure and cholesterol lowering medications that he had previously been taking. As his well-being improved he noticed that many of his friends and acquaintances were suffering from many of the age related declines that he had previously been experiencing and realized that that they could benefit from a wellness program geared to their specific needs. This awareness and his own renewed energy and enthusiasm led him to open Ultimate Health and Rejuvenation, a medical practice devoted to anti-aging and wellness medicine.
Ultimate Health and Rejuvenation is a patient centered medical practice that incorporates conventional medicine with an integrative approach to treating the ravages of aging. The practice utilizes bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, nutraceuticals, vitamins, diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications in developing an individualized protocol for each patient. During each unrushed visit, Dr. Friedrich spends one on one time with each patient, allowing each person to take a part in developing his or her own proactive and customized plan to help them achieve optimal biological and mental functioning.
Utilizing conventional medicine together with anti-aging remedies allows Dr. Friedrich to assess and, in conjunction with the patient, develop treatment plans that will improve many of the following conditions often associated with the aging process: pre-diabetes, pre-hypertension, fibromyalgia and polymyalgia, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, cognitive decline, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, hormonal deficiency, and silent inflammation. This physician supervised, individualized plan can help you feel and look better and improve your energy, physical performance, body composition, strength, sexual vitality, skin tone, mental sharpness, immune function, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Many people assume that how a person ages is carved in genetic ‘stone.’ But studies continue to show that for most of us, lifestyle choices and behaviors have far more impact on well-being and longevity than our genes. With a thorough, individualized assessment at Ultimate Health and Rejuvenation, you will be able to determine the impact of your lifestyle choices and, where necessary, modify your lifestyle for a more healthful and energetic body. The best time to fully take advantage of preventive aging services is between ages 35 and 75. The earlier the better. While you can’t go back and make a new start, you can start today to improve the rest of your life.
Ultimate Health & Rejuvenation, PC
1201 Fountain Park, Brunswick