Randy Alvarez interviewed Dr. Life on The Wellness Hour on how to look your best at any age. Here is Dr. Life’s story:
“In 1997, I entered a new realm of thinking that completely changed my life, both personally and professionally. For 30 years, I had been a board-certified family practice physician—totally steeped in the conventional, disease-based, fix-it when- it’s-broken medical approach we’re all familiar with. And I had a flabby, overweight body back then to prove it.
But I wanted more out of life—something beyond my father’s version of aging. And I found it.
Now, since 2006, my body transformation has captured national and international media attention. People around the world—from celebrities and heads of state to regular folks—come to learn more about my healthy aging Life Principles and how to become a patient.
I was 59 with an overweight, poorly conditioned body and declining health. My joints and muscles ached, I had shortness of breath whenever I climbed just one short flight of stairs, my clothes were too tight and my stomach was huge. That’s when I realized it was long past time to focus some medical attention on myself.
I came across a magazine issue, showing the winners of the Body-for-LIFE contest and was motivated to change my destiny. I followed a low-glycemic/low-fat diet, took supplements and plunged into a heavy exercise regimen with help from a trainer. At the end of 1998, at age 60— after 12 weeks of eating and training right—I became the Grand Champion in Bill Phillip’s 1998 Body-for-LIFE contest.
Little known to me, not only did I transform my body, but I had transformed my life. Over the next two to three years, I kept up my nutritional/fitness regimen, but noticed I was losing some ground as I edged toward 63: gaining abdominal fat, losing muscle mass and strength, diminished energy levels, waning libido, reduced work productivity and lower exercise capacity.
I was at the peak of my frustration level when I was introduced to the Cenegenics Medical Institute and a whole different level of proactive protocols. In just two weeks, I started to see— and feel—a marked shift in body, mind and spirit. It was the catalyst that moved me from family medicine to healthy aging medicine. And it laid the groundwork for becoming somewhat of an icon for healthy aging.
In a nutshell: medical career
Dr. Jeffry S. Life, MD, PhD, FAAFP
Founder/Chief Executive Officer
The Life Center For Healthy Aging
Board certified in family medicine, I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (1990).
I earned a medical degree from the University of Iowa, then completed residencies (family practice and internal medicine) at the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown before entering family practice and emergency medicine.
In 2004, I moved into a proactive medical approach, practicing age management medicine at Cenegenics Las Vegas, where I later became a senior institute physician and then, chief medical officer.
In early 2009, I left my executive duties at the Institute to open my Life Center for Healthy Aging, a Cenegenics affiliate practice, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Recently, I also joined TA Sciences as a medical consultant and became a patient, taking TA-65.”