Lenny Da Costa, MD
- Restoring Health to Combat Ageing
- IV Detox therapies in routine Clinical practice - practical pearls
- Correcting Mitochondrial Dysfunction in routine practice
Dr Lenny Da Costa is a Consultant Geriatrician, Preventive Cardiologist and anti-aging specialist. On qualifying from The Goa Medical College he started his basic practice in Goa . It was during this period, he realized, that one of the biggest problems ailing the community was morbidity and mortality due to ageing.
This led him to do his speciality in Geriatric Medicine form M S Ramaiha Medical College Bangalore. On completion he pursued his training in the practice of Anti-aging and Preventive Cardiology.
He is amongst the few in the country certified by the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology USA as a FCMT, and the only one from Goa and Western Maharashtra (outside Mumbai) trained to administer chelation therapy.
He has also been certified by the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine of India and Affiliate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in the field Anti-Aging Medicine and in the use of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. He has further trained in the use of Ozone Therapy under the auspices of Indian Ozone Society.
Dr. Da Costa is a member of a number of Medical Organizations including the IMA, IMA CGP, Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India, GPA Greater Mumbai, Geriatric Society of India, to name a few. He is currently the Gen Secretary of the Indian Society for the Study of Metal Toxicology and Chelation Therapy (a nation wide organization that conducts workshops, training sessions, conferences for Chelation Therapy practitioners).
Dr. Da Costa has over the last 5 years treated more than 12000 patients suffering from IHD, CAD and other chronic degenerative disorders, all over Maharashtra and Goa . Dr Da Costa currently visits affiliate clinics in Ratnagiri, Chiplun, Mahad, Mangaon, Panvel, Mumbai, Thana, Nasik, Satana, Ahmednagar, Kholapur, Sangli while having is own clinic at Pune also.
Restoring Health to Combat Ageing
Are we on a quest for anti-aging remedies? Is there such a thing, a magic pill or a secret solution? Is it the extension of life that intrigues us? Or is it the possibility that we may live as productive, happy and disease-free people if we use restorative approaches to correct imbalances in hormones, nutrition, toxins, mind and body, allowing our body does what it does best; keep us healthy.
Whether you call it “anti-aging” or “restorative” or “functional”; this is no myth.
Restoring Health means optimizing the ability of our cells to do what they do best: keep us healthy, happy, keep those cancer cells at bay and repair those arteries that are damaged daily and thus combat ageing. This involves correcting deficiencies of 1) hormones and 2) nutrients, 3) removing toxicities 4) mental peace and 5) a body which is pain free and structurally sound. All disease is a manifestation of imbalances in these five areas, rather than just one cause. In this lecture learn the science behind the restoration of optimal cellular function through hormones, nutrition, detoxification and balancing of the mind and body.
IV Detox therapies in routine Clinical practice - practical pearls
Metals – their presence in the air that we breathe, the water that we drink and the food that we eat have devastating effects on our body. One of the most common dangerous chemical processes linked to metals is oxidation. On entering the body, they affect the various biochemical reactions and physiological mechanisms in the body leading to setting in of Chronic Degeneration at a much earlier age and thus leading to premature aging and many of the symptoms we see in our daily practice.
Metals produce toxicity by forming complexes with cellular compounds containing sulfur, oxygen, or nitrogen. The complexes inactivate enzyme systems or modify critical protein structures leading to cellular dysfunction and death. The most commonly involved organ systems include central nervous, gastrointestinal (GI), cardiovascular, hematopoietic, renal, and peripheral nervous systems.
Silent symptoms of chronic, low level heavy metal accumulation in tissues can progress from a steady decline in energy, productivity and quality of life to accelerated cardiovascular disease, premature dementia and total debilitation. Unfortunately, the possibility of heavy metal burden is often not considered, and patients continue to suffer needlessly.
To maintain good health and wellness and stop premature aging we need to remove these metals. Removal of these offending metals is achieved by using IV therapies as per well laid down protocols.
The presentation will also feature other Detox IV therapies used in daily practice which include IV Glutathione, IV ALA, Meyer’s Solution, IV Vit C etc.
Correcting Mitochondrial Dysfunction in routine practice
Mitochondrial Dysfunction is one of the primary reasons for cell destruction and death. This is more seen in tissues that need high energy like the heat and brain. This is perhaps looked at as the possibly the single biggest pathology that one sees in Heart failure or brain atrophy due to ischemia. This presentation looks at how the Mitochondria can be supported by increasing the ATP turn around thus increasing its energy supply and thus preventing cell death from occurring. This is done using metabolic treatment which normally uses naturally occurring substances in the body to support the naturally occurring metabolic reactions within the cell. This is opposite of any pharmaceutical treatment which blocks rather than enhances cellular processes. Metabolic therapy does not have profound effects or changes in physiological levels like that of Blood pressure or Heart rate.
Some of the metabolic substances that impact the mitochondrial function are
This presentation will look at this new field and help us understand the use of its principles in clinical settings.