Category Archives: Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine

Announcing Monday Afternoon Lecture Series

Cheng Integrative Health Center will start lMonday Afternoon lecture series on health.  The following are the dates, topics.  You and your friends are invited. Please RSVP to sherry@gmail.com or call (803.233.3420 to reserve your seat, as seating is limited. Location: … Continue reading

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Cancer Protection and Reserval Protocol

Dr. Thomas Levy, a well known physician, in his book Death by Calcium outlines the following: Minimize new toxin exposure. Eradicate acute and chronic infections. Eliminate accumulated toxins. Improve or normalize critical regulatory hormones (sex, thyroid). Optimize antioxidant and nutrient … Continue reading

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Insulin Resistance (IR)

    Insulin Resistance is a proatherogenic state. Diagnosing IR: Moderate Elevation of GTT and ALT Metabolic Syndrome (also called Insulin Resistance Syndrome) Fasting blood sugar level: 100-125. TG/HDL > 3.5 (Caucasians); >3 (Mexican Americans); >2.0 (non-Hispanic Blacks). A1c >6.5% … Continue reading

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Low Cholesterol

While we are all worried about high cholesterol, low cholesterol is bad also. If your cholesterol is below 140, you will not make your sex hormones (DHEA, estrogen progesterone, testosterone for both men and women). Causes of Low Cholesterol: Immune … Continue reading

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Ferritin

Ferritin (also part of our Initial Anti-Aging Screening Test Panel). Studies show too much iron (reflected by ferritin level) can increase risk for heart disease.  Every 1% rise in serum ferritin causes 4% elevation in risk of MI*. Can increase … Continue reading

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Lipoprotein (a)

Lipoprotein (a), another item of our Initial Anti-Aging Screening Test Panel, is a small cholesterol particle that causes inflammation and can clog blood vessels.  Research* shows that people with high lipoprotein (a) have a 70% higher risk of developing heart … Continue reading

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Fibrinogen

Fibrinogen is a clotting factor that increases as estrogen decreases and also with smokers.  Elevated levels of fibrinogen can cause heart attack.  Fibrinogen is part of our Initial Anti-Aging Screening Panel. What to do with elevated fibrinogen?  You can use … Continue reading

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What are Anti-Aging Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Functional Medicine?

What is Anti-Aging Medicine? Anti-Aging Medicine is a clinical/medical specialty and field of scientific research aimed at the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related decline. It is well documented by peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals and employs evidence-based … Continue reading

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C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

C-Reactive Protein (CRP-hs) is part of our Initial Anti-Aging Screening Test Panel. Elevated due to previous infection Chlamydia, herpes, CMV can cause inflammation and plaque formation. Is an anti-body like substance. Predictive of future MI even if cholesterol is normal. … Continue reading

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Homocysteine

Homocysteine (part of our Initial Anti-Aging Screening Test Panel)  is a major risk factor heart disease and stroke.  It’s also a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, osteoporosis, neuropsychiatric disorders, etc.  Homocysteine is toxic to the blood vessel walls in … Continue reading

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