At Longevity, we specialize and address the root causes of disease. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all, through preventative functional medicine and personalized care in treatments. We truly value the importance of quality healthcare, and prioritize listening, personalizing and supporting each patient’s unique goals.
At Longevity, we believe that optimal health and wellbeing are within your control. To live a longer, healthier life, it’s important to avoid smoking, stay active, manage your diet and maintain a healthy weight. Our team of experts are here to help you achieve your health and wellness goals by providing personalized care, support and guidance.
At Longevity, we prioritize providing quality healthcare for our patients. Our team of experts listen, understand and personalize treatments according to each individuals’ needs. We focus on preventative, functional medicine to address the root causes of disease, and strive to ensure that our patients achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
Want the secret to living a longer and healthier life? Scientists have found ways to prolong the healthy lifespans of worms, mice, and even monkeys. Their work has revealed exciting new clues about the biology of aging. But solid evidence still shows that the best way to boost the chance of living a long and active life is to follow the advice you likely heard from your parents: eat well, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and stay away from bad habits.
Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors are modifiable risk factors for several diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cognitive decline, and many more. Nutrition and other lifestyle interventions are considered first-line therapy for many health issues. In fact, 60% of American adults have one or more diet-related chronic diseases.4 And while it’s fairly common knowledge that a major aspect of good health is diet, adhering to lifestyle change for the long-term can be challenging for many patients. Nutrition counseling is only included in an estimated 25-40% of primary care visits. How can clinicians educate their patients about diet and help them to maintain lifestyle changes for the long-term?
Many functional medicine clinicians, like Longevity Healthcare, are transitioning to team-based care with the integration of health coaches. One area in which health coaches are effecting change is in dietary and nutritional lifestyle modification. Health coaches can help patients achieve and maintain realistic dietary change at a pace that works for them. Research suggests that energy-restricted diets are not only ineffective in promoting long-term weight loss but may also predispose individuals to regain fat; food restriction can also trigger changes in energy metabolism, endocrine function, and, thus, body composition. Behavioral treatment may be more effective for both clinicians and patients. A 2016 systematic review of general knowledge in adults across five continents by Barbosa et al found that greater nutrition knowledge correlated with general well-being as well as socioeconomic factors, especially educational attainment, which may affect both the access to care and healthy foods as well as the knowledge and ability to implement better nutrition.