Reverse Aging in the New Age, a free two-part health information series, will be offered to the public at 1 p.m., Wednesdays, May 22 and 29, at Lewes Public Library.
This lecture series features a panel of respected local healthcare and wellness experts who reveal why the negative effects of aging are far from inevitable. They’ll share the latest insights on how to ‘age backwards’ using movement, nutrition, mind/body techniques and a positive mind-set. A packet of complimentary take-home materials will be provided at each session to help attendees apply key learnings at home.
“While we are all living longer than ever before, it’s disheartening to realize that we may not be living healthier,” said Uday Jani, MD, a Milton internist who specializes in integrative medicine. “Statistics show that more than 60 percent of people age 65 and older are dealing with multiple chronic health conditions, and I see evidence of that every day at my practice. But, what’s most important to know is that these conditions can be prevented or minimized, and it’s never too late to start.”
Individual genetics, long thought to be the most critical factor in predicting longevity, actually plays a surprisingly minor role.
“Biology is not destiny, as research increasingly points to the power of healthy behaviors in determining a person’s chances of enjoying a long, active life,” says Dr. Jani. “In fact, genes account for less than a third of all factors essential to longevity.”
He notes that the influence of genetics is more pronounced in people who live to older ages, 95 and beyond, resulting from a fortuitous combination of hundreds of genes.
“Most of us, though, can get close to the age of 90 by leading a healthy lifestyle,” said Jani. “We’ve learned a great deal from cultures and individuals with longer life expectancies, and some of the most essential common links are these: staying active, following a nutritional plan that energizes body and soul, approaching each day with a positive mind-set, and forming a strong social network.”
The panel includes integrative health specialist Dr. Carolyn Trasko, who will address managing stress and mastering other health challenges with empowering mind-body techniques; and weight-loss and fitness coach Lesslee Dolan with expert guidance on resetting the age clock with optimal nutrition as well as exercises to prevent falls and osteoporosis.
All share a mutual passion for tapping into each person’s potential to turn back the hands of time with a compelling emphasis on caring for mind, body and spirit.
About the presenters
Uday Jani, MD, is a board-certified internist who believes in treating the whole person, not just the disease. He uses an evidence-based integrative approach to care for patients at his private practice, Shore View Personal Care in Milton. Jani completed a two-year integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona, recognized as the leading integrative medicine program in the world, and trained at the Institute for Functional Medicine in Minneapolis, Minn. Go to www.udayjanimd.com.
Carolyn Trasko, PhD, LCSW, is an integrative health specialist. She received her doctorate in mind-body medicine with a specialization in integrative mental health, and certification as an
integrative wellness coach from Saybrook University. Trasko utilizes a holistic, psychodynamic, root-cause perspective focusing on the integration of mind, body, brain and spirit to develop personalized treatment plans with her clients. Call 302-827-3356.
Lesslee Dolan is an award-winning, multi-certified coach in weight loss and fitness modalities. She was selected to serve on the board of the International Sports Science Association, the world leader in fitness education. Her passion is to empower others to uncover their potential, not only with weight loss and fitness, but with living life to its fullest. Go to www.coachlesslee.com.