Are you getting the most out of your lifestyle program to stay as healthy as you can, for the longest time possible? At what rate are you aging? Are the health steps you’ve put into place having an impact? There is a simple way to find out the answers to these questions and more. It’s called TAT®, Telomere Analysis Technology. This cutting edge diagnostic test looks at your aging process on the cellular level, and measures the protective caps found on the chromosomes in every cell in your body. This simple blood test, completed annually, is like a report card that indicates the rate at which your body is aging. Is it normal? Accelerated, or ideally, at a slower pace due to the hard work you are putting in to take care of yourself, working out, eating right, managing your stress levels, etc. This test is also an early warning risk biomarker for heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer, and other age-related diseases. If the results indicate a need for it, we can work with you to be more pro-active, giving us more time for interventions to avoid or delay the onset of these diseases.
What are Telomeres?
Telomeres are the tips of chromosomes that protect DNA. Each time a cell divides, telomeres shorten to the point where thy reach a critical length that puts the stability of your DNA at risk and causes the cell to stop dividing. The primary cause of disease is aging. Short telomeres are linked to age-related diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes and infertility.
Why is it Important to Measure Telomeres?
Telomere Analysis Technology® is the key tool for personalized and preventive medicine programs. By measuring your telomeres you and your physician will have clinical insight that will guide you to understand the lifestyle changes you need to implement to slow your rate of aging and reduce your rusk for developing chronic diseases. TAT® testing along with doctor’s advice, will help you make the right decisions to make the changes that impact your body and help you live a disease free life.
Dr. Mickey Barber
Was CEO/CMO of Cenegenics Carolinas for ten years and founded Better Life, an Age Management and Wellness Center. She graduated from The College of Charleston, completed medical school at The Medical University of South Carolina, did her residency at Tulane University, and finished her fellowship at Harvard. She also was an assistant professor at Tulane University. Throughout her academic and private practice, she passionately pursued her interest in health, nutrition, exercise, and mind-body medicine. Further studies and certification in Age Management Medicine allow her to combine her unique interests and training to empower her patients to live vigorous, healthy lives at any age. In November 2012, Dr. Barber was awarded the top honor in her field and presented with the Alan P. Mintz Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine. Dr. Barber and her team want you to live your life to the fullest. Schedule a free consultation with us to learn more about how TAT®, Telomere Analysis Technology can benefit you. Contact us today to book your appointment! At Better Life Carolinas, we can help you get back to a better place!