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Well, you’re going to age, it’s going to happen. The question is; are you going to do it gracefully? And that was my choice; I choose to live as long as I can and be as young as I can. That’s my motto.
Audrey is a 74-year old naturopathic doctor, specializing in anti-aging regenerative medicine. She has a PhD in clinical psychology and was a military nurse in Vietnam. She's been an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine since 1996 and is trained in functional medicine, Chinese medicine, ayurvedic medicine, and peptide therapy.
SEP 27, 2021
01 What does longevity mean to you?
“I want to grow old gracefully and look good while I’m at it. I love to exercise, to walk, and to be in nature. I like to take care of myself. I love to eat, but only healthy food. So, 100% organic, locally sourced food. I do all my own gardening. I raise food in my backyard, in raised beds and that’s really good. When I started working in functional medicine, I noticed that diet is the key and then I really started understanding the gut microbiome, how it really contributes to your longevity and your wellbeing.”
02 How do you keep yourself young?
“Well, it always starts with the basics: diet, exercise, stress reduction, sleep, that’s the absolute core. I meditate twice a day and I also do fun things like gardening. I like to just put music on and dance, just for the heck of it. I don’t care, dance like nobody’s watching, just dance around. I like to walk up and down the street and look for all the beauty I can find. If I see someone down the street, I try to be very upbeat and positive. I just like being kind. All of that is part of my youth-keeping program. I feel great, I’m ready to kick ass still!”
03 How did you get introduced to the concept of peptide therapy?
“I think it was four years ago. I was at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Regenerative Medicine conference and before the conference, they sent an email saying they were doing a new add-on class on peptide therapy and you can do a fellowship in peptide therapy. I thought 'that's interesting and new', so I signed up for it and that’s how I got interested in peptides. It’s just fascinating science. Basically, peptides are cell signaling agents, they are very small, you can use them topically. You can even inject them. They have a very short half-life in the body but they signal the body to repair and rebuild.”
04 You also mentioned your experience in the military. How was your self-care during those years?
“I was actually a surgical intensive care nurse in Vietnam. It was impossible to care for yourself. There was no self-care. You just survived. I served for six years and, in returning, I had to learn to care for myself again. I evolved into self-care; I started by changing my diet, doing some exercise, and it happened in layers. What sparked my interest in wellness was having post-traumatic stress syndrome. That’s what got me meditating and everything else. It has helped me tremendously.”
05 What is your skin health routine like?
“OneSkin. That’s it. I don’t do anything else. And a good diet, good lifestyle, meditate, keep the stress down, get good sleep."
"I’m not one of those women who has 15 different products. I want one product that will do it all.”
06 How would you describe OneSkin to someone who doesn’t know it?
“Part of growing older is about looking good, as well as feeling good. You’ve got to feel good by making all the lifestyle changes first. And if you really want to have pretty skin, you need to adjust your diet, make sure you get lots and lots of healthy food, healthy fats, and hydrate; Hydration comes from the inside out. And then if you want something that is really healthy and good for your skin, OS-01 can really help restore your skin and help your skin glow.”