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The courage to change the things we can

As we age, it’s important to remember the famous prayer about gaining “the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Sometimes, we become so focused on accepting things we can’t change that we overlook opportunities for change. Whether it’s adjusting to chronic pain, relying on medication, or facing medical conditions with limited treatment options, it’s easy to feel resigned to our circumstances.

Moreover, environmental factors like decreasing oxygen levels, soil depletion, and pollution add to our health concerns. Seeking medical advice often leads to new prescriptions, yet unsettling statistics like those from the Johns Hopkins study revealing medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the United States can further erode our confidence in healthcare systems.

However, it’s crucial to recognize that exploring avenues for change can invigorate us and promote longevity. Embracing novelty and staying mentally agile through learning and experimentation can keep us youthful. Fortunately, we live in an era with unparalleled access to information, empowering us to take charge of our health.

We can cultivate a mindset of self-empowerment by acknowledging our bodies’ remarkable capabilities for healing and regeneration. While healthcare practitioners play a valuable role in guiding us, ultimately, we are the stewards of our well-being. Regenerative medicine, such as plasma-rich platelets (PRP) and human cellular tissue products (HCTP, AKA stem cell therapy), offers promising avenues for enhancing our quality of life as we age. By stimulating stem cell production and bolstering our immune systems, these treatments can mitigate inflammation and improve overall functioning.

Furthermore, education about adjunct therapies, including detoxification methods, stress reduction techniques, and optimal nutrition, empowers us to support our bodies’ natural processes. Simple practices like spending time outdoors, staying hydrated, and connecting with nature can profoundly influence our well-being.

Understanding the intricacies of our immune system is also vital. Viewing it as a binary system—how it operates by recognizing food, toxins, etc. as either “me” or “not me”—can clarify how epidemic immune breakdowns like chronic fatigue are simply the outward invisible signs of a breakdown in identity, where people lose their “me” and the immune system no longer knows what’s properly “not me.” If you don’t know who you are, you’re a host for organisms, and you get toxic. This is why the best treatments treat you as a whole, and it’s vital to maintain a strong sense of identity for health. Regenerative medicine aligns with this holistic approach, promoting integration and harmony within our bodies.

Aging gracefully is within reach, even amidst the challenges of the modern world. By embracing change, prioritizing self-care, and harnessing the potential of regenerative medicine, we can enhance our well-being and lead fulfilling lives as we grow older.

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    - Amy H.
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