Longevity: Prevention is Key
From the desk of Dr. Jacqueline S. Rho, ND… Longevity: Prevention is Key
We all hope to live as long as we can. Medical advancements have helped increase our life span. We live longer, great, but what about our quality of life. Will you be healthy and feeling strong during those extra years? There are two general directions one will follow after age 30: an exponential decline in health or a slow and steady decline in health. The difference between the two is lifestyle and prevention. The Standard American Diet (SAD), lack of exercise, chronic stress, and persistent exposure to environmental toxins all contribute to that exponential decline in health. Some factors we cannot fully control, which is why we need to have a healthy diet, exercise, and implement preventative therapies like cleansing. Majority of illnesses that are prevalent in our world today are due to poor lifestyle choices. When western medicine began, we were suffering from diseases caused by infections. Improving hygiene and implementing public health regulations removed most of these illnesses. We now suffer from something entirely different. Heart disease is one of the several illnesses that can be preventable and is strongly associated with diet and lifestyle. Cancer is another. Some less obvious ones are osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
I hope to live as long as I can and still be running about, enjoying what life brings.
Dr. Jacqueline S. Rho, ND
Dr. Jacqueline S. Rho is a naturopathic doctor, specializing in preventative and family care medicine. She treats her patients as a whole, addressing the root cause of illness, rather than just the symptoms. Dr. Rho has a focus in women’s health, cardiovascular conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and autoimmune conditions. She treats many other health conditions as she utilizes clinical nutrition, Classical Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and functional medicine in an integrative approach to provide individualized health care. She has helped many with weight loss and detoxification, teaching her patients the lifestyle changes that are needed to improve their health and prevent disease.
Book online for any naturopathic service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information. Dr. Rho is providing complementary 20 minute consults. Come in and discuss how she can help you today!