Longevity Secrets and Eastern Medicine



By Dr. Rachelle Tetreault

Polyphenols are micronutrients that naturally occur in many medicinal herbals in concentrated forms. They are also found in fruits, vegetables, tea leaves, and a variety of spices from around the world. Research has shown that not only they help overall reduce chronic inflammation which is the root cause for almost all diseases but keeps our blood vessels healthy preventing major risks for heart disease, regulating blood glucose sugar levels, managing blood pressure levels, and keeping us younger longer. We know that polyphenols have chemoprotective properties which act to suppress even cancer cell proliferation by inhibiting metabolic enzymes. The benefits of these plant extracts have played a part in protecting the liver, preventing cardiovascular disease, reducing risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers, and also gastrointestinal health like in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Certain polyphenols like flavonoids, phenols, alkaloids, and terpenoids can interact with free radicals which ultimately lengthens cell health. So there is no wonder that these plants also are used for overall good health and beauty aids as well. Many Traditional Chinese Medicinal herbals have been shown to greatly reduce inflammation, anti-oxidation, anti-apoptysis, and even cell degradation.

These polyphenols from herbal extracts combined with optimum nutrition can be the foundation for the fountain of youth as far as beauty secrets are concerned. Optimum nutrition has basic principles which include seeds, grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Complete proteins are found in sesame seeds, millet, soybeans, buckwheat, and sunflower seeds. When eaten mostly raw and sprouted, or even cooked contain essential nutrients needed for prevention of disease and premature aging. Raw, unfiltered honey, cold-pressed vegetable oils, whole natural foods grown without chemicals all play an important role in ensuring good health and good skin, heart, and vitality. Basic breathing exercises remove toxins from the body and frees the mind from added stress which plays havoc on inflammatory cytokine increase in the body.

Certain foods such as garlic, ginger, and chili neutralize and disperse accumulated toxins in the body. Excessive hot fatty yang foods like high meat diets can cause heat energy excess resulting in heartburn, congestion, and stagnation in the body. Yin foods which include watermelon, pears, squash, lemons, and cabbage can help prevent yang disease like hypertension and inflammatory issues in the body. A good balance is needed and dependent on constitution of each individual, a diet should be adjusted accordingly for best results. Proper guidance to individual food therapy based off individual need and constitution can be overseen by your Eastern Medicine or Holistic Health practitioner to ensure you are getting optimal sustenance for what your body needs to ensure longevity and good health.

Imperial tonic formula is one of the most comprehensive and also effective herbal formulas which is practitioner prescribed for many reasons. One of its main actions is for anti-aging effects and to promote wellness and longevity. It improves the immune system and overall energy levels. It also has adaptogenic functions which improve both physical and mental ability. It is also used to help speed up recovery from severe illness, childbirth, or surgery. In Eastern Medicine, it is seen as nourishing qi, blood, yin and yang deficiencies and is safe for long-term use. This is just one of many herbal tonics full of polyphenols which are used to induce optimal health and longevity for the patient.

Eating more sea vegetables, such as kelp and seaweed, help replenish the body naturally with a multitude of minerals. Both adequate rest and regular exercise are essential for staying young.  At the office, polygenum is often prescribed to keep hair, skin, and nails radiant in combination with these food therapies. This formula is not only used in hair, scalp, and skin disorders but is also used as a beauty regimen to provide essential nutrients to the scalp, skin, hair, and bones. It was originally developed for Empress ChiXi and then developed in the Forbidden City as a beauty herbal treatment and is still known today and prescribed by practitioners.

Fermented foods, buckwheat, mineral water, barley, and millet all play an amazing role in keeping our body strong and are all nutrient dense. Many countries have adopted certain key foods to help promote youth and vitality. Nutrition along with acupuncture is also one of the key modalities used worldwide to ensure optimal health and wellness. Please call today for your assessment which includes treatment. LET’S START YOUR JOURNEY TO LONG LIFE AND WELL BEING TOGETHER BY CALLING 772-626-6419 TODAY!