3 Ways to Slow Down the Aging Process With Dr. Sharon BergquistJul 20, 2022
Dr. Sharon Bergquist is a Rollins Senior Distinguished Clinician, Master Clinician, and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Yale University and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her internship and residency at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Bergquist strongly believes in personalized and comprehensive health management and incorporates prevention and wellness strategies into her practice. Her expertise includes diabetes and heart disease prevention and management, nutrition and obesity counseling, women's health, and the management of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Dr. Bergquist is the Medical Director of Emory's Executive Health program and leads the research program at the Paul W. Seavey Comprehensive Internal Medicine Clinic. She also founded and directs Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness. She has been on the Emory faculty since 2000 and sees patients at the Paul W. Seavey Comprehensive Internal Medicine and Emory Executive Health practices.
In this episode, Dr. Sharon Bergquist joins the show to speak about the truth around aging and what many of us consider age-related diseases. Dr. Bergquist dives into how the aging process affects our muscles, physical wellbeing, and hormones. As we get older, many people experience issues with memory and forgetfulness. Dr. Bergquist describes what normal cognitive decline is and what isn’t considered normal when it comes to brain function. Tune in as Dr. Bergquist gives tips on slowing down the aging process.
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[0:00] The truth about aging and age-related diseases.
[08:30] Memory, forgetfulness, and aging: is it normal?
[14:00] Aging changes in body shape: from muscle loss to declining hormones.
[16:35] Does sunscreen slow down the aging process?
[22:30] The same pathways that lead to aging overlap with chronic disease.
[27:00] What’s your ‘why’? Find the motivation behind your health goals.
[36:25] How to slow your cellular aging process through hormesis.
[39:15] The three main problems that will speed up the aging process.
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