Promoting personalized, customized medicine is one of the key reasons I began a concierge medical practice. I’m always asking my patients what one non-traditional medical concern they have; you know, stuff other than heart health, their joints, or specific illnesses. And what I discovered is that a lot of them are concerned about defying the visible signs of aging. Looking younger and reducing wrinkles naturally is at the top of many of my patient’s list. This is not vanity — it’s a true concern for their own health. Because let’s face facts: appearance can influence our mood, and it is also an indicator of our internal health as well.
Beauty Is More Than What’s on the Surface
As I explore matters of personal appearance with my patients, the question they invariably ask me is if there is a healthy solution to promote beautiful, youthful looking skin using nutrition instead of creams and lotions. They complain that topical solutions can be expensive, messy, and time consuming — and that when they use them, they feel like they are not getting to the root of how to make their skin, hair, and nails healthier — that they are just masking a problem instead of nourishing their bodies to promote a healthier appearance.