Could your diet be killing you? Your diet could be one of your greatest health risks! Food is a source of energy, but is also important for your mental and physical well-being. Optimal nutrition contributes to the prevention and reduction of many risk factors for disease. Heart attacks, strokes and cancer are the leading killers in this country and it is estimated that 90% are preventable. The American Cancer Society reports that diet alone is responsible for at least one third of all cancers.
The numbers for obesity in the U. S. are staggering! Two-thirds of all Americans are overweight or obese, a risk factor that will soon surpass smoking as the leading preventable cause of death in this country. In 2005, the life expectancy was 77.6 years in the U.S. but as we continue to increase in weight this will likely take a sharp dive in the future. The good news is that you still have the opportunity to improve your health, quality of life and your longevity by mindfully choosing what you eat.
A new field of scientific research that studies the complex interplay between diet and genes is called nutrigenomics. Their primary goal is to develop dietary intervention strategies designed to prevent disease. They have discovered that certain food chemicals can change the expression of genes and even the genome itself. Individual make up of genes along with dietary choices play a large part in the development of chronic disease. This also means that a one size fits all diet does not work for disease prevention.
Our goal at The Center for Anti-Aging and Metabolic Medicine is to evaluate all risk factors for disease including nutrition, exercise, medical history and family history to locate any problem areas and prevent future disease. A specialized plan will be designed for each patient and you will be given the tools and support you need for success. We look forward to helping you stay healthy and active during your life!
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The Flowers group has been a life saver! They have helped me over come 7 years of illness in almost 4 months! So thankful for all of their knowledge and the compassion they have for their patients.
After years (decades) of thinking I was healthy (read: macho American male), and frustration of bad hormone levels, I became a patient of Dr. Flowers. In my fourth month of treatment, my body chemistry is within normal ranges, I have lost over 30 lbs., I have noticeably more energy, and am motivated to exercise every day. I am excited to see what I can be after year under Dr. Flowers care.
I’ve been seeing Dr. Flowers for about 9 months and I love the personal attention I get from him and the office staff! I am never rushed out nor have I ever had the “next” feeling you get with so many traditional Doctors’ offices these days. I love the more natural whole body approach to healing and would recommend him to anyone!
Dr Flowers and His nurse, Misty, are an amazing team. They are thorough, responsive and do an exceptional job of educating you so that you are motivated to be an active participant in your Plan of care. This is the first time my hormones have been balanced since before my total hysterectomy in 2004. I've suffered with severe migraine headaches since age 9 and have tried everything from medicines to acupuncture. After 4 months of HRT and herbal therapies with Dr Flowers my headaches are few and far between a 90% improvement. I'm still on the journey but there is not doubt that my quality of life has improved.
Love the welcoming atmosphere created by the staff and Dr. Flowers.
They gave me hope that I would be overcoming my issues and feeling better soon.
I love the individual attention I received from Dr. Flowers and the time he allotted for my visit.
There is a lot of one on one time with both Doctor and Nurses and I feel that my concerns and comments are heard.
liked the personal attention given by Misty and Dr. Flowers. I appreciated the hour block of time where I could sit down and really go over all the lab results and treatment plan. Never felt rushed. Always feel like