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Press Release – About Aging
In 1996 Dr. Jan Hamilton was invited by Gerald Guall, M.D. to serve as a visiting adjunct fellow at Georgetown University, Ceres Forum and the Center for Food and Nutrition Policy. While there, she was exposed to the newest protocols for preventive nutrition developed at the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Aging. These included the nutritional testing for oxidative stress, bone protection and wellness profiles which were developed for the astronauts. She is currently establishing satellite offices in several states as one of the few Ph.D.s in nutrition who specializes in Anti-aging, Wellness and Nutrition and is bringing new "user friendly" portable, ultra-sound FDA approved method for the testing of bone density and future fracture risk in osteoporosis to the baby-boomer population.
She additionally is establishing research in several states with individuals, in physicians offices and health centers. She is trained in assessing early nutritional biomarkers of oxidative damage and aging.
Dr. Hamilton was born in matador, Texas, the daughter of a fourth generation Texas Rancher. Her great=-grandfather, A.L. Barton was a foreman for the Goodnight ranch in the late 1800s. A nutrition major at Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas, she graduated with a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition and Food from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.
In 1990 she was chosen as U.S. nutritionist to assist the U.S. Meat Export Federation in the opening of the Japanese market for American beef. She served as chairman of a International Lean Beef committee with members from 27 countries. She has conducted research in Australia, England, Canada, and Hungary in human eating behavior and obesity based on dietary choices.
Her current work is in dietary supplementation and medical nutrition therapy in the prevention of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia in aging.
She was named by the Texas State Commissioner of Health to the State Board of Osteoporosis and serves as it Vice Chairman.
She also served as Legislative Chairman for the Texas Dietetic Association and as its chairperson in women’s Health.
She has most recently been notified of her status as a Diplomat in Anti-aging Medicine, credentialed by Harvard University.
Dr. Hamilton received one of three national awards for excellence in research presented by the American College of Nutrition in 1996. She has reported her work in oral presentations, abstracts, and is currently writing a book on quality of life and longevity. She was nominated by the American Medical women’s Association in January of 1997 for a White House appointment in health and Nutrition and most recently was appointed by Governor George Bush to the Texas Diabetes Council.
She was recently nominated as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Preventive Medical Association based in Washington, D.C. She is practicing , registered, licensed dietitian and is developing wellness techniques to assist in lowering healthcare costs and increasing quality of life.
She is a recent finisher in the Danskin Triathlon for Breast Cancer Research which was held in Austin, Texas. She and her husband and three sons and their families reside in the Panhandle off Texas.
She has established partnerships with healthcare professionals in the individualized assessment, detection and promotion of healthy lifestyles. The primary goal of her work is to establish and maintain independence and quality of life across the lifespan.
98% of her clients are well and are choosing a prevention program to increase quality of life in aging. She is seeking to expand her role with research in the healthcare community with outcomes for local, state, national and international impact. Her primary focus is Medical Nutrition Therapy and Exercise in the avoidance of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
She reported her original research at the European Congress on Menopause in Vienna, Austria, October 8-12, 1997. She traveled with Andrew Weil, M.D., Director of Integrative Medicine, university of Arizona Medical School as part of a Sept. – Oct. 1998 trip to South Africa. They share the belief that each person should provide the body with the necessary materials to allow the body’s inherent healing system to maintain peak working order, with lifestyle patterns which protect against premature illness and disability, and teach practices and skills that will enable the individual to experience optimal health. Most recently she was invited to present a paper on "Measuring the Impact of Dietary Supplements" at the Intl. Advanced Clinical Nutrition conference in the Netherlands.
She is bringing global wellness to her clients.
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