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 Volume 13, Issue 31  |  April 16, 2021

Happy New Year from Dr. Anita Wang, MD

By Anita Wang

Happy New Year! Not making a New Year’s resolution and want a new you but think it’s too difficult? Would you try if I told you it is possible in four simple steps?

What are your goals for 2019?

Every new year is when people begin to dream about making changes in their lives, whether it is a New Year’s resolution or not. What is important is the intention and success of that dream. If your wants, desires, and dreams are to live long looking youthful with more energy, then I encourage you to invest in your health in 2019.

Happy New family

What are your wishes? Get in shape; lose weight; make healthy food choices; kick a bad habit/start a good habit; have fewer wrinkles; stop incontinence; improve an intimate relationship; learn to relax; have a positive attitude; know your risk for autoimmune diseases.

All of this is achievable, and I’d be happy to be a part of that success.

Epigenetics vs. Allopathic Medicine

I am a firm believer in epigenetics, which means that no matter what your lifestyle has been, your DNA is able to repair itself with the right choices. This is why functional, molecular, holistic, anti-aging medicine, which I practice, is so cutting edge. 

Allopathic medicine waits until you have symptoms and lab results that add up to a disease indicating the need for treatment with a pill. My integrative medical practice focuses on healthy lifestyle choices that support healthy DNA and prevent disease. 

Four Simple Steps to a New You

1. Food choices

Get to know if you have micronutrient deficiency, and determine which foods cause you cellular inflammation. Other simple things you can do to improve are to: focus on a plant-based diet, fasting, avoid sugar, processed food and hybridized wheat, eat fermented foods to promote a healthy microbiome in your gut, eat more alkaline foods, and follow the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen (see my website at for more details).

2. Mood

The second step is mood. This is the reason of being, what makes that “AHA” moment of the day, the joy, happiness, positive outlook, the laughter…you get the picture. Your mood may be impacted by hormonal imbalance or an HPA axis dysfunction.

3. Move

The third step is movement. A body in motion is important for cardiovascular health, and strong and flexible muscles. Did you know if you are a vegan you might lack creatine, which could affect your skin and muscle ability to maintain elasticity?

4. Relax

The fourth step is to relax which includes restorative sleep, meditation, getting your stress under control, and other factors that may be affecting your ability to achieve these. Adrenal fatigue, and hormonal imbalances including low melatonin levels, can affect your ability to achieve relaxation.

Simple Steps Recap

These four steps – food, mood, move, and relax – will help you develop ultimate health by balancing out catabolic and anabolic states in the body producing an abundance of vitality and longevity. If you are doing all four and do not feel full of vitality then knowing your cellular needs and making sure your mitochondria power houses of the body are working optimally is the key.

For more information, visit or call (949) 734-0580.

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