Part 3 of the Series: Aging and the "Pauses of Life"
Gastropause - a weakening and aging of the stomach and GI tract
Gastropause affects the stomach and GI tract and begins around the age of 30 and is related to the brain chemicals dopamine, GABA, and serotonin. The slowing down of nutrient absorption by the entire gastrointestinal tract results in digestive problems from GERD and Irritable Bowel Syndrome to the development of a malnourished state. In some cases, even when we are overweight we can actually be suffering from malnutrition because we choose foods that are nutrient deficient.
Once the deficit becomes major, it requires medical intervention. Deficits can lead to such diseases as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, increase in stomach acidity, gallstones, diverticulosis, GERD, decrease in digestive acids, etc.
CODE BREAKER: Maybe You Were Born Old
Just as the body ages at different rates, some people are born old. You might have old bones, infertility, gastrointestinal issues, or a heart condition. These are problems related to old age, and you were just genetically unfortunate to get them when you were young. I see many patients who even at age 20 or younger have body parts that are age 40 and 50. Take the following "quiz" to determine if you have an aging digestive system. Give yourself 1 point for every TRUE response. Multiply the total TRUE responses by 10. This is your age code for your digestive system. If your age code is older than your chronological age, you need to consider treatment.
After her first visit in my office, I diagnosed something that had been overlooked. Not only are biochemicals and their resulting brain waves produced in specific locations within the brain, but they can also be found in the body, in such locations as the gut. These functional areas are connected to and complement each other. Furthermore, the lobes in our brain instruct our bodies to perform specific functions. These lobes, in conjunction with the brain stem, control automatic processes such as digestion.
Once we focused on balancing this patient's brain, she was immediately able to add new foods back into her diet, and her digestion is improving.
We look at your brain set, because the brain, as the head of the body is the major factor in every major illness.
We then look at your ENTIRE body because everything is connected in the body. Treating a symptom in one organ or one area the body is like trying to bail our water from your boat without plugging the hole that is causing the leak. We treat the systems, the cause, and the entire body.
We start with the brain, as the head of the body. We give all out patients a detailed questionnaire to understand all aspects of their life. Some people don't realize that our addressing one area you may think has NOTHING to do what why you come to visit us, may actually resolve you issue. We are all connected, inside our bodies.
Yes, there is a role for nutrition, hormones, diet, and conventional medicine at PATH Medical.
We want to help you break the aging code and E-X-T-E-ND your life. You can live longer and have a high quality of life!
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Dr. Braverman Saved My Life
I Did Not Know I was Sick
I Did Not Know I Had Diabetes
Shera Nuesbaum, a patient of Eric Braverman MD, describes in the video below, how she did not know she was sick and did know know she had diabetes.
Shea was overweight, her blood sugar was about 300 daily, her weight was about 50 pounds heavier. She did not know she was sick and did not know she had diabetes. She was tired, exhausted, and depleted.
With the help of Dr. Braverman and PATH Medical, she was able to reverse the diabetes. She was a previous patients and let her health get sidetracked, but the office called her to check up on her.
"It's a miracle I came in when I did, or I would be dead. You Saved My Life."
All of her indicators are now normal. Watch the video here:
With the help of Dr. Braverman and PATH Medical, she was able to reverse the diabetes.
In this quick video, a father (identity withheld) describes the "in-process" improvement he has seen in his daughter's health while under Eric Braverman MD's and www.PathMed.com's care.
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.