Fuel your body and prevent disease
Proper nutrition fuels the body and mind to prevent diseases, increase longevity and achieve peak personal performance.
A healthy relationship with food is one that fuels your body, prevents disease and improves your overall health and wellbeing. In the mid 70’s American consumed approximately 2800 calories per day. Today Americans are consuming over 4100 calories. Unfortunately not only has the calories increased but due to easy access to processed and refined foods the quality of nutrients from food has declined dramatically.
The foods consumed are nutritionally deficient and calorically dense and counterproductive to optimal health. Through Dr. Hellman’s training and research his approach to nutrition is neither restrictive boring nor bland. His approach incorporates scientifically proven methods to help improve health risks and treat many chronic illnesses such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cancer and other chronic illnesses that afflict Americans today. No single diet, strategy, or approach is right for everyone. Diets and nutrition are customized to the individual patient needs and lifestyle. Utilizing the expansive nutritional database in the Metabolic Code Portals, each diet will be customized and modified as patients’ needs change. Dr. Hellman’s personalized nutrition guidelines fuel the body for a vital lifestyle.
Vitality and prosperous living
Optimizing your hormones rejuvenates and enhances overall health and wellness making the aging process vigorous and healthy.
The Neuroendocrine Theory of Aging states, “Our hormone levels do not decline because we age, we age because our hormone levels decline.”
Dr. Hellman’s practice addresses the intricate hormonal symphony to achieve vital health and optimal living. As we age, it’s very common for hormones to decline. Dr. Hellman’s advanced practice optimizes the entire body’s hormonal architecture not just the trendy testosterone replacement for andropause. Although testosterone replacement is important for men it is not the only hormone that needs to be balanced in order to thrive. The right hormone therapy should promote entire hormonal health and well-being. Dr. Hellman evaluates thyroid, testosterone and metabolites, common estrogens, progesterone, melatonin, cortisol, insulin, growth hormone and vitamin D. Symptoms of declining hormones levels can often go unnoticed or misdiagnosed.
Noticeable physiological changes include:
- Decreased sex drive and sexual dysfunction
- Insomnia or other sleep disturbances
- Weight gain
- Increased body fat
- Decreased aerobic capacity
- Reduced bone density
- Reduced muscle strength and mass
- Loss of stamina and energy
- Poor skin tone and saggy wrinkled skin
- Sudden mood changes and depression
- Cognitive decline
- Reduced motivation
Dr. Hellman’s extensive approach to hormone optimization helps alleviate dysfunctional hormonal symptoms, maintain bone density, restore sleep patterns, modulate cholesterol levels, decrease body fat and improve sex drive. Most men report increased energy, libido and a dramatic increase in overall vitality within a short time of beginning Dr. Hellman’s personalized program.
Thrive physically and mentally
Meaningful motion can prevent disease and debilitating injuries and improve quality of life.
If the benefits of movement came in a pill it would be the most prescribed pill on the planet. Motion benefits both the body and mind. It is considered the modern day version of Ponce de Leon’s fountain of youth. Daily movement can control weight, reduce the cardiovascular risk, reduce the risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cancer. Build muscle and strengthen bones and improve mental health and mood.
Motion creates positive emotion. Dr. Hellman understands first hand the difficulty incorporating exercise into a healthy lifestyle. For this reason Aspen Grey will focus on Meaningful Exercise. Meaning Exercise is a program that optimizes time and exercise strategy. It will be individualized to the patients health goal and lifestyle. It will focus on maximizing patient time an energy with the most efficient current scientific methods to reduce body fat, increase muscle tone, improve balance and strength, and improve overall heath status. Meaningful Exercise confers major longevity benefits. The return on investment is very powerful.
Exercise can be considered the modern day fountain of youth benefiting body and mind. Moving the body is one of the fastest ways to improve mood and emotion. However Dr Hellman understands from his firsthand experience with a busy lifestyle that fitting in daily exercise in can be challenging. That’s why his practice focuses on Meaningful Motion. He believes staying active confers major longevity benefits. Recent studies show that just a little bit of movement reduced mortality rate by 20%. In that same study published in AMA Internal Medicine found that vigorous activity was more strongly linked to a decreased risk of death than moderate intensity activity. Dr. Hellman focuses on optimizing patients time and energy ensuring reduced body fat, increased muscle tone, better balance and strength, improved heart health, lower blood pressure, improved brain function, improved bone health, improved mood, increased energy, decreased risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions. The list is long and return on investment is very powerful.
Sharpen your mind and proficiency
Improving your reasoning, memory, and attention to maximize your potential.
Measuring cognitive function is a excellent way to demonstrate that improving your physical health improves your mental health as well. Various biological systems work in conjunction to maintain optimal brain function and cognitive ability. Disruptions in the harmony of these systems, caused by such age-associated insults as inflammation, oxidative stress, insulin resistance, hormonal disorders, and endothelial dysfunction, result in physical deterioration of the brain and subsequent cognitive decline. Dr. Hellman’s individual approach to improving overall wellness benefits body and mind. Dr. Hellman addresses multiple areas of cognitive health such as composite, visual, and verbal memory, complex attention, reaction time, psychomotor speed and executive function.
Eliminate toxins that prevent optimal health
Detoxification eliminates metabolic and environmental toxins that prevent optimal health.
Detoxification can be a central therapy to improve and optimize health. Detoxification is a process that removes toxic substances or qualities. The human body has an innate system designed to neutralize and remove toxins. These toxins can be external such as pollutants, heavy metals, and radiation or internally produced metabolic byproducts and waste. Unfortunately many toxins are stored in fatty tissue for which the body has no metabolic removal mechanism. Overwhelming the bodies physiological detoxification system can negatively affect a persons health. Toxins can alter genetic expression. Disrupt the endocrine system, disrupt the enzymatic processes, and cause direct neurological damage. Additionally some reports suggest 80% of all cancer is due to environmental toxin exposure. If clinically necessary Aspen Grey is uniquely prepared and trained to address this issue.
In addition to Anti-Aging and functional medicine, Aspen Grey, provides popular aesthetic services that reduce the outward signs of aging. Below is a list of the aesthetic services that are available to Dr. Hellman's patients.
Botox: BOTOX Cosmetic is an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking
agent indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles in adult patients ≤ 65 years of age. It requires an injection with a small needle to approved areas of the face and in general, it takes 5 to 7 days for full muscular blockade after the initial injection. The effects of botox last 3 months. Therefore, to maintain neuromuscular blockade, injections are given on 3-month intervals.
Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is a treatment by which cohesive light energy is used to destroy the hair follicles present in areas of the skin with unwanted hair. 5 to 7 treatments with the laser over a 1 to 2 month period is required to maintain long lasting results. The effectiveness of these treatments are dependent on the energy and wavelength of laser light used and the size, depth, color and location of the hair follicle.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments: Is a multi-modality intense pulsed light treatment
commonly used for treatment of unwanted hair, unsightly vascular lesions (spider veins), loose and wrinkled skin, undesirable areas of skin pigmentation and persistent acne. Unlike other Anti-Aging medicine lasers, which use a narrow band of intense light, IPL treatments use high intensity pulses of broadband light. The treatments are non-ablative, do not damage the surface of the skin and have varying lengths of effect depending on the problem being treated.
Coolsculpting-Non-Invasive Body Contouring: The non-invasive body contouring procedures available today safely disrupt and reduce superficial pockets of fat in both men and women. The procedure requires no anesthesia and is free of the complications associated with surgery. The technology gently disperses fat in a convenient, short “walk-in, walk-out” session carried out in an informal, non-surgical environment. The fat is then naturally disposed of by the body over a 3-4 week period. After treatment, patients can immediately resume their daily routines.