The Youth Restoration Program
The goal of conventional medicine is to keep
patients alive. Just "being alive" though doesn't mean there is any quality to life. Frequently
"being alive" means being
incarcerated in an aging body, dependent on the help of others for
even the simplest activities. It means loss of strength and
vigor, loss of mental capacity and loss of many body functions. It
means loss of independence and dignity.
Alternative medicine and specifically the Youth Restoration Program not only keeps the patient alive, it makes the patient strong with full physical and mental capacity to live a rich and independent life. The patient doesn't become a burden on society, he remains a contributing member of it.
It is our belief that aging is a disease, primarily caused by the waning secretion of hormones and by the degradation of cells in every organ. Many scientific papers have been written about how the production of hormones, such as HGH, Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone and DHEA, decline massively with age. It is also well documented that the decline in hormones typically causes many changes in body function and structure for the aging patient.
It is thus logical that if we replace the missing hormones and cellular building blocks to repair damaged cells of organs, we can come close to bringing back a normal, youthful structure and physiology.
The Youth Restoration Program consists of a full laboratory and physical analysis of the status quo. Then all necessary hormones are replaced in the correct dosage to reach the levels of 25 to 30 year old healthy people. The organs are revitalized by 29 different fetal cell preparations that are injected intramuscularly. In addition, we recommend a hair mineral analysis to determine the nutritional status of the cells and the load of heavy metal toxins.
The treatment is initiated at the medical center and continued by the patient in the comfort of his home.
is the "pièce de resistance" not only in the Youth
Restoration Program, but also in many treatments for various
diseases. Many studies have shown, that HGH is the most
important hormone for youth restoration purposes. As a person
ages, he gains fat, loses muscle mass and organ size. Bones get
more brittle and the skin thinner. HGH reverses this process in
such a way that one notices an increase in muscle size and
strength, an increase in skin thickness and elasticity and the
loss of old age fat deposits.
The physicians at Baxamed Medical Center were the first ones to introduce HGH replacement therapy to the general public after the famous study by the late Dr. Rudman was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1991. They thus have a decade of experience in treating patients with HGH. The most important aspect of HGH treatment is the correct dosage adjustment. Too low a dosage has little effect and too high a dosage can have side effects. Before any patient is treated with HGH (or other hormones) a complete lab evaluation must be done to find out the patient's hormonal status. This is essential to correctly dose the hormone and to rule out patients who still produce plenty of their own hormones.
of the anabolic effect of HGH, it has been and still is misused
by athletes. It is our opinion that treatment with HGH of
any individual who still has plenty of HGH of his own, is
medically incorrect, un-ethical and has no effect. This is particularly true of athletes who
produce large quantities of HGH through their rigorous physical
training. The body only has so many
HGH receptors and any additional HGH is useless.
Decline of HGH with advanced age:
DHEA is a very important precursor
hormone, that also has valuable properties of its own. It helps
build muscle, loose fat, normalize cholesterol and even improves
memory. DHEA levels decline quite rapidly with advanced age:
Dehydroepiandrosterone Reduces Serum Low Density Lipoprotein Levels and Body Fat but Does not Alter Insulin Sensitivity in Normal Men
Melatonin - a principal neuroimmunoregulatory and anti-stress hormone - the anti ageing wonder drug
Summarized, complemented and edited by: Anita Baxas, M.D.The Next Generation, Baxamed Medical Center, Switzerland
In the beginnings of Melatonin research it was believed that this hormones' sole function was the control of the circadian rhythm. As time passed, it was discovered that melatonin has a vastly more important role in the human body. Some call it the regulator of the regulators in the endocrine system.
Melatonin and the Circadian Rhythm
Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland located near the bottom of the brain. Secretion starts at sundown, announcing the beginning of night time to the body and getting it ready for sleep. At the first glimpse of sunlight in the morning its secretion ceases and we wake up.
As we grow older this gland calcifies and the secretion of Melatonin declines, thus causing the almost notorious sleeplessness of the elderly. And - since the pineal gland also needs beta adrenergic nerve impulses to secrete Melatonin - the common blood pressure medications, called Beta Blockers hinder the impulses needed to secrete. It frequently are the elderly who take blood pressure medication.
Melatonin and Jet Lag
When one travels east across several time zones, it takes the internal clock about 1 day to adjust for 1 hour's difference. To recoup from the 6 hour time difference after a flight from New York to Paris, it commonly takes 5 to 6 days. If one takes 3 to 6 mg of Melatonin at the local bedtime (around 10 p.m.) he changes his internal clock to the local time immediately, he will fall asleep easily and have no trouble getting up.
Melatonin and Immunity
When mice were kept in an environment of constant lighting or given a Beta Blocker, Propranolol, to stop the secretion of Melatonin over a longer period of time, a very severe impairment of body growth, of antibody production and an impressive atrophy of the thymic gland could be observed.
Another strain of mice, who usually had a high peak of Melatonin secretion at about 1 a.m., were given propranolol in the evening thus inhibiting the Melatonin secretion. This significantly inhibited the antibody production. When the mice were given synthetic Melatonin in the evening their antibody synthesis returned to normal. Evening Melatonin administration even antagonized the suppression of antibody production induced by an oral dose of cortisone.
When mice were submitted to stress, such as physical constraint or injection with a sub lethal dose of a most aggressive virus, the weight and size of their thymus gland diminished and antibody production almost ceased. Most of the mice injected only with the virus died, while the mice also treated with evening doses of Melatonin survived because the weight and size of the thymus gland and antibody production were restored to normal.
This most remarkable effect of Melatonin in eliminating the immunosuppressive effect of stress and the consequent indirect potentiation of viral activity, demonstrates that Melatonin behaves as a true anti - stress buffer hormone, whose efficiency is especially visible in all those conditions in which the immune system is impaired and unable to respond properly to pathogens.
Melatonin and Breast Cancer
There are different types of breast cancer with significant variations in their cause, manifestation, speed of development and rate of metastazation (spreading).
In some women the tumor spreads and kills at warp speed, in other women the tumor takes its time and often can be treated with good results.
The most common types of breast cancer are caused by the presence of Estrogen, an essential hormone that is responsible for adequate bone strength (the best preventive agent against osteoporosis), sexual and reproductive function in women. Its' carcinogenic effect can be counteracted by Progesterone, that should be given along with Estrogen when treating Menopause.
The Estrogen - sensitive breast cancers are covered with Estrogen receptors. When Estrogen binds to these receptors, the cancer cells start to divide and the tumor proliferates rapidly.
Several groups of scientists extensively studied the effect of Melatonin on Estrogen - sensitive breast tumors. They found that Melatonin competes with Estrogen for the receptors on the tumor. One study showed that the tumor growth was reduced by 75 % when Melatonin levels corresponded to normal, youthful blood levels during evening hours. When Melatonin levels dropped and the tumor was again defencelessly exposed to Estrogen, tumor growth resumed at high speed.
Another study found that patients with a slow rate of tumor growth had much higher Melatonin levels than patients with a fast rate of growth of the same kind of tumor.
Melatonin and Tamoxifen
Tamoxifen is a natural substance found in soy beans and soy products such as Tofu. It is used in Europe to stop the growth and recurrence of Estrogen - sensitive breast cancer. It just may be the reason Japanese women do not get breast cancer, unless they move to the USA (or to any country where the diet does not include a lot of soy products) and change their diet.
It was shown that the pre treatment of these tumorswith Melatonin enhances the effect of Tamoxifen 100 fold in inhibiting cancer growth.
Melatonin as a Treatment for Cancer
Chemotherapy treatment of cancers is far more effective in patients whose Melatonin levels are high. There have been similar findings for Thymosin, one of the 50 substances secreted by the Thymus gland. It is the chief regulator of the Immune System.
Melatonin and Migraine
Nocturnal secretion of Melatonin was diminished in a group of mainly female patients, who suffered from Migraines. The groups' Melatonin levels were studied for over a year. These findings suggest that the Migraines could be caused by environmental changes, such as seasonal or rapid time changes, to which the sluggish pineal gland is not able to adjust. Melatonin therapy might be a way to prevent and treat Migraine headaches. It certainly deserves more study.
Health Benefits of Melatonin
The reported benefits from patients range from improved quality of sleep, better resistance to infections, increased energy during the day, increased sex drive to prevention of time disorientation. Since Melatonin is the regulator in the secretion of other neuroendocrine hormones (hormones regulated and secreted in the brain), it just might be the anti ageing hormone, because diminished secretion of hormones is responsible for ageing.
Recommended Dosage of Melatonin
Healthy people should take nightly doses of Melatonin in the range of 3 to 9 mg . The best time to swallow it is right before bed time. Some people do not respond to 3 mg with a better nights' sleep; then they must increase the dosage. Other people may feel a hang over in the morning if they take too much. They must reduce the dosage.
Pregnenolone like DHEA, Melatonin,
Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone and Human Growth Hormone is a
hormone that declines with increasing age. Recent studies
demonstrated that Pregnenolone has a remarkable capability to
increase memory function at very low doses. It is used to treat
memory impairment due to illness and old age. In the 1930 to 1940s
it was successfully used to treat arthritis, but it was forgotten
when the first anti inflammatory medications were pushed on the
market. Dosage varies between 10 to 100 mg per day. There are no
reports of adverse effects even with doses of 500 mg daily for 3
months, allthough it is not recommended or usefull to take such
Meet the Andropause: women in their fifties enter menopause, caused by a rapid decline of sex hormones - particularly progesterone. Until recently it was only suspected that men go through a change like menopause. New evidence confirms this supspicion. The decline of the male sex hormone testosterone is much slower than in women making the symptoms develop more slowly and hardly noticeable.
Testosterone is responsible for libido and sperm production. But it is not only a sex hormone, it also increases protein synthesis in the cells, and keeps up aerobic metabolism thus reducing the risk of cancer as cancer cells use anaerobic metabolism. Aerobic metabolism is also important to regulate cholesterol, supply sufficient oxygen to vital organs like the heart and the pancreas thus helping to prevent heart disease and diabetes. At any age aerobic exercise can increase the production of testosterone. Testosterone has fibrinolytic properties, this means it helps to prevent blood clots that would lead to thrombosis. Testosterone has anabolic properties and is counteracted by cortisol and adrenalin. Constant stress increases cortisol and adrenalin and aging decreases testosterone secretion. This leads to a catabolic state, where muscle mass is lost.
Testosterone therapy should be done under the supervision of a specialized physician. Only natural testosterone should be used such as Testosterone cream or patches. Most other forms are synthetic and not identical to the bodys' own testosterone.