Life Under Stress and the Opportunities for Anti-Aging Medicine
June 5, 2013
Hosted by Shanhong Lu, MD PhD
Chronic stress can accelerate brain and thymus aging and decline, with the rest of our vital body functions following the downhill curve. Dr. Lu will discuss the effects of a stressed digestive system, including the loss of integrity in the gut and the devastating effects of leaky gut syndrome. She will also introduce phenomena of the aging heart and issues surrounding the loss of rhythm and strength. Have you heard of shrinking lung syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain? How about the deterioration of vision, hearing, and sense of balance? Do you want to find out how low hormone production can lead to devastating results? Dr. Lu will explore these issues and more as she invites you to join her quest to look and feel young from the inside out. Chronic stress can add years to our skin, our face, our hair—but those effects pale in comparison to the effects on our functional systems. Once we understand how, we are free to open the door to ageless living from the inside out.
Vibrant Life: Restore the roots of Health
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Genes raise the gun and environmental factors pull the trigger. These are turbulent times in human history: we live in a time of revolutionary changes, advances, insights, and discoveries. We also live in a time of unprecedented stress and a multitude of environmental alterations, both of which influence the way our physical, mental, and emotional body grow and age. As a result, our key systems, including the neuroendocrine, immune, digestive, cardiovascular, and metabolic systems, are all enduring less than optimal functionality. Chronic diseases are becoming the norm of our society. Dr. Lu will discuss in lay terms how stress and toxins influence the function of the whole body, mechanisms our body has adapted to meet the demands of this new environment, and essential strategies that can save our lives and help our bodies return to vibrant living. Once we discover the root sources of disease and health, we can follow a simple path towards abundant health, peace, and clarity.
Shanhong Lu, MD PhD
Dr. Lu is a third-generation female medical doctor. She grew up with two traditions of medicine: her grandmother was a Chinese medicine healer and her mom a top cardiologist and professor. She holds an MD, a PhD in Human Physiology, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Genetics of Hypertension. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and specialized in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. By integrating the wisdom of the East and the science of the West, Dr. Lu shares her passion for “empowering you to awaken the doctor within.” After finding health, love, peace, and clarity upon a series of personal realizations, she speaks from her heart and leads one person at a time to join her on a path to better quality and enjoyment of life. She places strong emphasis on the journey of self-nurturing, the personal healing process, and the ever growing and changing nature of modern medicine. In her own words Dr. Lu says, “I’m not obsessed with being right all the time and I am not satisfied with the mere reduction of symptoms, I want to know what’s behind the problem and how we can make steps ahead of the sickness.” She currently operates her own practice, Mt Shasta Integrative Medicine, travels the world giving lectures, and is currently working on an upcoming book. She is deeply in love with her life partner, loves bike riding, Nordic skiing, and enjoying all human experiences. She embraces solutions, positive attitudes, and courage to change.