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Saturday, August 13 • 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Poster: What Wears Out

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Under the best of circumstances, a healthy member of a primitive society might hope to live to the ripe old age of 65-75. Some certainly lived longer, but not as a routine. Such individuals lived the perfect Paleo lifestyle, and they were in excellent health until quite late in life. Modern humans have fallen short in the quality of lifestyle: few of us started the Paleo Diet in the womb. What wears out naturally and what can be done to improve the quality of the latter part of our natural lifespan? While we may have modern medicine to keep us going to 75-80, modern humans are exposed to toxins both different and excessive compared to our ancestors. We triage our way around these toxins in youth, but their cumulative burden surfaces with age. Besides a healthy lifestyle, what can we do to respond effectively to challenges of the modern world ?

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Deborah Gordan

Deborah Gordon, MD, trained in medicine and Family Practice through the University of California at San Francisco. She lives in Southern Oregon, where she has had an integrative medical practice for the last thirty years. She also rows competitively, directs the Siskiyou Challenge... Read More →

Saturday August 13, 2016 2:40pm - 4:10pm MDT