Dr. Feldman (left) is welcomed to NMR by Dr. Sferra.
Dr. Arthur E. Feldman joins NMR as the Co-Director of Clinical Nutrition & Anti-Aging Medicine. With his lifetime devotion of helping patients achieve optimal health and wellness, he is a natural addition to the group of physicians at NMR. Since 1998, Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation’s (NMR) primary focus of healthcare has been on physical rehabilitation, clinical nutrition, and services to help with stress reduction. These core services address the ‘Triad of Health’ pillars which can most easily be referred to as ‘you are what you EAT, THINK and DO”. By combining these core services at NMR, we can address a myriad of health problems at their source.
Dr. Feldman’s clinical expertise, especially as it relates to men’s health, brings great value to the patients of NMR. The health changes men experience due to hormones, from youth to middle age, are real but generally not as abrupt as they are for women. Men generally find themselves with age-related health concerns gradually appearing over time. And although less dramatic for men, it can be quite troubling when one day they realize they have slowly been gaining weight, decreasing muscle mass & strength, decreasing energy, decreasing libido and ability to perform sexually, as well as insomnia, nervousness and depression.
At NMR we care for middle-aged men living through andropause, the male equivalent of menopause, by looking at the body as a whole. We help our patients achieve optimal health and body composition (body fat %) and counsel them on healthy and effective nutrition and fitness habits, balance hormone levels and teach stress-tempering techniques.
Health issues assumed to be related exclusively to a man’s age – weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, high blood pressure, blood sugar and lipid imbalances, sexual dysfunction– have more to do with insufficient or poor health habits over half of a lifetime than simply age alone. Making time for all the responsibilities at work and home and not taking the time for proper nutrition, exercise and rest can increase your risk of weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Unfortunately, these stressors that add to a man’s stress burden also greatly contribute to poor health and disease.
Many health risks are the result of unhealthy aging, but can often be corrected with good nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes that reduce stress and restore the body toward balance. Exercise is also one of the greatest therapies to modulate stress hormone output and nutritional changes can help with the difficulties experienced at mid-life that are caused by a pro-inflammatory diet high in sugar, fat and junk food.
Optimal health is also dependent on the balancing of hormones. Hormones are natural substances produced in our bodies which function as messengers between cells to regulate metabolism as well as other bodily functions. Blood work and laboratory testing can be done to show normal and abnormal levels of many different hormones including sex and adrenal stress hormones. The innovative cutting-edge laboratory testing done at NMR provides a powerful tool towards improving your health and wellness. It will help to determine how to improve your metabolism, balance your hormones, optimize your body fat / muscle ratio, determine your hidden risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and get you energized and strong! Dr. Feldman or Dr. Kepko, our Co-Directors of Clinical Nutrition & Anti-Aging Medicine at NMR, will explain the results with you and create a personalized wellness program developed specifically for your needs.
Dr. Arthur E. Feldman
Co-Director of Clinical Nutrition & Anti-Aging Medicine
Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Dr. Feldman has devoted himself to helping patients achieve optimal health and wellness. He has lectured at Canyon Ranch and in the community on disease prevention, extending longevity and optimizing sexual health and quality of life through proper diet, physical fitness, lifestyle changes and nutritional supplements/vitamins as well as prescription medications when indicated.
He has been inducted into the RWJHospital/Somerset Campus Hall of Fame for his excellence and has been recognized by his peers as one of New Jersey’s top doctors.