Who are we, what do we do and why do we do it?
There is a dazzling array of advice out there for eating, dieting and health promotion, improvement and optimisation. Much of it contradictory and confusing.
Some tell us that we need vitamins, others tell us that taking these simply creates costly urine. Others tell us that organic is best, yet others point to the wasteful high prices and little difference in appearance or flavour. Why would anyone want to spend more for so little benefit.
Longevityworks was set up by health practitioner Simone Plaut with the intention of clearing a path through this confusion, equipping those who are seeking information with the key facts, and figures, and enabling her readers to make up their own minds.
Our mission: to demystify health optimisation so that those who wish to get the most out of life can tune up their energy levels, boost and preserve functionality, ensure intellectual survival and extend meaningful high quality lifespan, AND do it in a cost effective and sustainable manner.
Too many of us end up living a longer life but marred by gradual loss of mobility, loss of energy, fading memory and increasing aches and pains. Medication use is rising with many older people taking six or more drugs every day. This cocktail of medicines, which have not been tested as a mixture, and may well have unknown effects when combined in this way, could be adversely impacting on wellbeing. In many case, simple lifestyle changes could reduce the need to take some of these pharmaceuticals, and if not cut them out, certainly lower necessary doses reducing side effects and the burden on the liver.
Family doctors are increasingly under pressure, and it is becoming harder and harder to see your GP. When you do get to see your doctor (at least in the NHS) the appointment is limited to six minutes and that has to include the GPs time to read your notes and write up the consultation. This leaves around 4 minutes to tell the doctor about your symptoms and discuss the problem that you came in with. If you have a second problem you must make a further appointment, joining the queue all over again. The stress of this “production line” style of medicine is unsatisfactory for everyone, frequently meaning that the patient feels flustered, rushed and under pressure to spit it out and get out the door again. This doesn’t foster a good supportive collaborative relationship and can only undermine the medical process. Wouldn’t it be better to know how to optimise your own health?
Please always consult your doctor whenever you encounter any health problem, any new condition or symptom, any worsening in symptoms. The information offered on this site is NOT intended to replace the guidance and advice of a properly qualified medical advisor. Additionally seek medical advice before altering any prescribed treatment. Nothing written here is intended to replace formal medical advice.