What is Cellular Medicine?
Cellular medicine combines DNA transcription that our cells naturally do with cellular biochemistry. Biotech and pharmaceutical companies work to create drugs that treat diseases like diabetes, COVID-19, or obesity, and these drugs work at the cellular level by impacting disrupted biochemical and enzymatic pathways in each of the cells in our bodies.
Our cells are essential to the body’s overall health, and they are always working hard to keep us healthy and balanced. The mitochondria power the cell, and ensures that our cells have proper turnover for our bodies to be healthy is important.
What is Autophagy?
The body has a natural cellular cleanout process called autophagy, where the cells take care of the damaged and defective cells by basically “eating” them. They also can recycle parts of the cell that are still good. When you fast for an extended period of time, say for over 48 hours, our bodies will naturally enter autophagy because the cells are diverting the energy they would usually spend digesting food to the cellular clean-up process.
Our Cells Become Damaged
As a result of being exposed to toxins from daily life, our cells become damaged. When our cells aren’t working efficiently and correctly, people can develop diseases like diabetes and various cancers that are associated with poor lifestyle choices. Some cancers can be linked to poor nutritional intake, and other cancers like colon, prostate, ovarian, and breast cancer can be a result of genetic expressions or environmental factors.
Cellular Medicine and Peptide Therapy
Cellular medicine and peptide therapy go hand in hand, and many people turn to them for increased overall health, improved lean muscle mass, and to combat osteoporosis. Building muscle by using peptide therapy in conjunction with an exercise program may be able to help people with excessive weight gain and type 2 diabetes. When you make the cells in the body healthier and more efficient, remarkable things happen.
When peptide therapy is used, it can help improve metabolic enzymatic pathways that can help the cells become more efficient by spurring the autophagy process. The cells must be able to clean up the damaged cells for diseases to be prevented and treated. Not only can peptide therapy help with cellular cleanup, but it can also help improve NAD+/NADPH to help combat nitric free radicals and oxygen and enhance DNA repair.
Cellular Medicine Benefits
Cellular medicine includes peptide therapy and lifestyle interventions to prevent and treat many diseases, including type-2 diabetes, cancer, atherosclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases, and hypertension. Cellular medicine can also slow the aging process because it improves cellular function, which is critical for treating all conditions.
Why Aging is Linked to Increased Diseases
When we age, we can adopt unhealthy lifestyles, and many people become more susceptible to different diseases because the immune system isn’t functioning at top-notch. Autophagy slows as we age, and diseases can also occur because the cells stick around longer and don’t recycle the damaged parts as easily. This can cause cellular inefficiencies, contributing to heart disease, obesity, and weight gain. The use of cellular medicine and peptide therapy can help combat these issues.
We Can Help with Cellular Medicine
Working with a doctor like Dr. Leo can make all the difference if you’ve been struggling with chronic health issues or just want to prevent disease as you age. We enjoy helping our patients with cellular medicine and any health concerns they may have. Call our office today to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to helping you on our health journey. We are located at 6321 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852, in the Executive office park.