More people are conscious of their appearance, health and well-being. Pinnacle 40+ is a Program designed to assist with people who are over 40 to improve their sense of wellness and anti-aging from the inside.
Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. Wellness can also be described as “the constant, conscious pursuit of living life to its fullest potential.”
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of, and making choices toward a more successful existence. This is consistent with a shift in focus away from treating illness as a core goal and promoting Wellness, and thus improving your quality of life. Following a Wellness program allows you to take increased responsibility for your health behaviors. People often enroll in a private wellness program to improve fitness, stop smoking, or to learn how to manage their weight. The behaviors in the pursuit of wellness often include many health related practices, such as natural therapies.
Wellness enhancement focuses on minimizing the effects of the three dimensions of stress:
- Physical Stress
- Chemical Stress
- Mental Stress
These aspects of stress bring about chemical toxicity, cellular and systemic inflammation and depletion in the body’s anti-oxidant pathways. These have far-reaching consequences on DNA health, cellular repair and the body’s ability to protect and heal itself.
Wellness is seen as a luxury pursuit because it involves managing the body state after the basic needs of food, shelter and basic medical care have already been met. Many of the practices applied in the pursuit of wellness, in fact, are aimed at controlling the side effects of affluence, such as obesity and inactivity.
Despite it’s high-tech scientific basis, many of the core concepts are those of back-to basic practises – like regular exercise, stress-management and whole food “clean” eating that controls food and refined carbohydrate excess.
Fundamental to the “Wellness” philosophy is that we no longer want to see segregation, but integration of modern medical practices with complementary and alternative approaches to health care. We want to put our energy into co-operation between all disciplines to provide the best possible outcomes for each individual patient.
Wellness Medicine should pull together a multidisciplinary team that is committed to offering an optimal blend of health care to fit individual needs.
Following the Wellness philosophy, at The Centre of Wellness, the Doctor will do a full assessment, including completion of questionnaires to ascertain where your Wellness needs are greatest. A program will be created tailored to your individual needs which will aim to take you closer to your health goals. The Doctor draws on the expertise of many Professionals to assist in the process. These include:
- Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Relationship Counsellors
- Physicians, Plastic Surgeons, Dieticians, Personal Trainers
- Biokineticists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors,
- Kinesiologists, Homeopaths, Yoga and Meditation Instructors, and many more as needed.
Alternative and other therapies are prescribed to aid the process as necessary, including Bio-identical hormone replacement if indicated, and DNAlysis testing to investigate the ultimate source of information on your own health potential: Your own DNA.
The ultimate goal is creating a sustainable, enjoyable program that fits in with your lifestyle. You, as the individual, will in the long run take over and drive the process, and reach a level where you continue to use and practise the processes which best suit you.