One of the challenges of Generation X is how to live healthier in this pandemic and be ready for the next one. Longevity is an aspiration—to be able to enjoy our kids’ kids grow and be healthy and strong enough for the next pandemic. This is a struggle for most of us and we continue to look for wellness coaches to help us in our journey.
Here is our executive checkup and health program with renowned Dr. Joel Lopez M.D., who is now based in Makati.
About J. Lopez M.D
Globally renowned and sought-after medical professional, Dr. Joel Lopez, has expanded his practice in the Philippines! A US-trained Integrative Medicine Physician and Certified Nutrition Specialist, he has proven expertise in Biological Medicine, Preventative Medicine, Age Management Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, and holistic treatments of Chronic Degenerative Diseases and age-related disorders. His new clinic in Centuria Medical Makati will offer a wide range of services that is sure to transform, boost, and maintain overall wellness for his patients.
To give patients the best results, he incorporates various modalities in his practice including Nutritional Medicine, IV Nutritional Therapies, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Cytokine Therapy, Homotoxicology, Oxygen Therapies, and Cell Therapy.
Read More: About Dr. Joel Lopez
JLopez,M.D. 23/F Centuria Medical
Makati Century City Kalayaan Ave.
cor. Salamanca St. Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
Telephone #: (+632)8363-3022
Mobile #: +63917 896-0237
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
In the height of the pandemic, this Awesome! LIVE chat series on how to boost your immune system with Dr. Joel Lopez opened our eyes into medical wellness that combines the best of Eastern and Western philosophies.
Ep#1: Boosting your Immune System with Food, Nutrition and Vitamins
Ep#2: How to DETOX? (Naturally and Using Products to Achieve Weight Loss)
Ep#3: ALKALIZE or DIE (on maintaining Body’s PH Balance and Alkalete)
Ep#4: “Oh my GUT!” on Gut Health, Good Disgestion and Weight Loss
Ep#5: TESTOSTERONES Hormone Replacement Therapy/How to Crank Up your Testosterone
Ep#6: Healthy Aging (Learnings from Blue Zones and How to Age Well)
Ep#7: PILLARS OF HEALTH & Misconceptions on Weight Management
Ep#8: DIABETES: How to Prevent, Fight and Cure Diabetes
Ep#9: HYPERTENSION: How to Prevent and Fight
Ep#10: COVID: How to Defend & Fight!
Dr. Joel Lopez MD Experience
Dr. Joel Lopez has a private clinic in Centuria Medical Makati which offers a safer way for face-to-face consultation.
You have to fill-up a long questionnaire about your medical history on your initial consultation. He then prescribes the required blood tests to provide a scientific data about your health issues, which includes your hormone levels crucial for the menopausal or andropausal period of your lifestage.
For all their clients, they offer an oligo-scan which is a painless, non-invasive scan of the hands to determine the heavy metals & minerals in your body.
This provides information on your current physical and mental state as explained by their team.
There are IV facilities on site for those who prefer to get their vitamins, medications directly via IV.
They also offer acupuncture services for those conditions that can be addressed with this Eastern philosophy.
Because of the pandemic, we opted to have our blood tests done at home with their partner Gensens Laboratory. Make sure to compare their laboratory rates versus Hi Precision Diagnostic Center HP+ or even Alviar Laboratories to get a good price for your laboratory tests.
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Mobile: +632 3412 92 10
Telephone: +632 3412 54 39
Yes, there’s a lot of blood tests conducted to provide information on hematology, biochemistry, thyroid, hormones, special chemistry, tumor markers, vitamins and nutrition.
You can also coordinate an intolerance test with them to know what type of food you are intolerant of.
For the first time in our lives, we are taking more vitamins, minerals and supplements to boost our bodies’ immune system. Also to address hormonal issues and strengthen our metabolism so that we can burn fat more efficiently.
We now have a better understanding of why we are not losing weight and why we feel sluggish. At this point in our lifestage with the ongoing pandemic, boosting our immune system and addressing the underlying cause (and not the symptoms) are very important for longevity.
Consulting with Dr. J Lo can get intimidating sometimes because of the different wellness concepts, vitamin and nutrition philosophy you need to catch up on. It’s a learning experience so you have to absorb as much knowledge as possible.
Make sure to be thorough when it comes to the details of the treatment and follow-up. There’s always miscommunication with his staff because sometimes the prescriptions are executed incorrectly, they are always in a hurry and nobody takes time to explain. We had a hard time administering the testosterone injection shots at home so we prefer the oral tablets instead.
Budget about ~₱40,000 for the executive checkup, ₱3,000 per consultation and ~₱25,000 for the vitamins, minerals and recommended treatments. Allot 3-6 months for the health program.
As of this writing, I feel better and I’m still on my health/weight loss journey. I’m still struggling with giving up some usual fare due to food intolerance, specially milk and any yeast based desserts. Important thing is you continue to improve each day and not lose sight of what’s important in a post-pandemic world.
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Disclosure: Thanks to Nikkei Team for the experience. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.
P.S. They also provide hyperbaric oxygen treatments at the clinic 🙂