Living to 100 is a goal held by many. And happily, the number of years we spend alive, or our chronological age, has massively increased over the last few decades. BUT how many of those years will be spent in good health. The number of years you stay fit and healthy is more associated with biological age, rather than chronological age. Biological age is measured via:
- Functional tests like physical ability and strength tests
- Anthropometric and body composition data (Muscle mass, BMI, waist-to-hip ratio, etc)
- ‘Biomarkers’ that reveal the health of your cells, tissues and organs
Using such data, one person may have a body and brain that is deemed healthier (less ‘worn out’) than another person of the same chronological age. If your cells and body systems are in better condition than the average for your chronological age, you are said to have a younger biological age. To get a healthier quality of life in your later years, you need to aim for a younger biological age.
We are experts in using personalised nutrition to optimize your biological age. Lorraine has an MSc in Nutrition and Chronic Disease (Distinction). Many of her clients are looking for ways to remain fit and healthy well in old age. Others have complex, chronic conditions like auto-immune diseases, low bone density, gastro-intestinal disorders, chronic pain, stress-related conditions or severe fatigue. She also sees clients who are in need of nutritional support through chemotherapy. Whatever your situation, our aim is to help you to optimize your health right now and for a healthier future. We use a ‘Functional Medicine’ approach to helping clients, which focuses on identifying problems with underlying body systems that may be contributing to signs and symptoms of ill-health, premature ageing and age-related disease. (www.functionalmedicine.org). We look deeply into your case history and we recommend laboratory testing in some cases, in order to create interventions that are personalized to your individual needs.
We have a strong expertise in helping women feel and look their best during perimenopause and beyond. She is a founding member of the community support group My Menopause Companion.
This is a one-stop-shop for everything you need for a happy and healthy menopause, including expert advice and discussion on HRT and other medical help, nutrition, exercise and stress management.
Lorraine is co-author of the popular book, ‘Eat To Get Younger’.
Lorraine is a contributor to Anthea Turner’s book, ‘How To Age Well’. According to Anthea, ‘There’s nothing Lorraine doesn’t know about how to eat well.’
Note that the service offered in no way replaces that provided by medical experts. Lorraine is not a doctor. Rather, she is a registered nutritionist and nutritional therapist, and thus her work complements, rather than replaces, medical advice. If you suspect you may have signs and symptoms of an underlying disease process, you should see your doctor for medical investigations.