Dr. Emdur shares some of the most common healthy aging practices.
One thing is I know my mother always told me to eat my fruits and vegetables. It turns out that fruits and vegetables are chalk full of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps with your brain neurotransmitters and helps with your memory. There’s antioxidants in there that probably decrease the aging process and are probably cancer prevention, and by having nice fresh fruit as opposed to a processed food, you are actually living the healthy-age lifestyle.
That’s not the only one. You know, your mother always wanted to put you to bed early. Well, it turns out Americans don’t get enough sleep. You need at least six, maybe eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. The reason is because at night things happen with your body. It’s not a benign process. You release the melatonin, which lowers your blood pressure.
Its also anti-cancer, its also anti-inflammatory. You release the growth hormone, which is probably misnamed because it actually is a reparative hormone and this all occurs while you are sleeping. So, if you are not getting good night’s sleep, you know, you are not getting the beneficial effects from a biological standpoint.
About Dr. Emdur, D.O, Ph.D.:
Dr. Emdur is a board certified Internist/Pulmonologist (American Board Of Internal Medicine) and recognized by his peers as a Diplomate in the American College of Chest Physicians since 1996. He did his medicine and pulmonary training at the Cleveland Clinic (1979-1984) and has practiced both hospital based and office based pulmonary medicine in San Diego since 1984. He holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh (1975) an MBA from California State University (1998) and is board certified as a Diplomate and Advanced Fellow in anti-aging medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He also is a clinical faculty member at Western University of Health Science in California where he teaches medical students.