ANTI-AGE ME: Chapter 1, “Super Size Me” meets the Fountain of Youth
Meet STEVEN J WONG – filmmaker, avid martial arts practitioner, highly competitive athlete, loving husband and father of three. Always aware of his appearance and physical condition, STEVEN is appalled as he suddenly experiences the signs of rapid aging as he enters his 40s. Extreme fatigue, increased body fat, decreased strength and muscle mass, decreased libido, poor sleep, thinning hair – all things he never thought would happen to him… and which are becoming more evident as each month passes.
STEVEN embarks on a 4,000 km journey from Toronto, Ontario, Canada in search of the fountain of youth. After two years of research, STEVEN believes he has found the solution – the modern day “magic pill” which can reverse the signs of aging, return him to the optimal levels equivalent to a healthy 25-year old and put him in the best shape of his life.
Once reserved only for pro athletes, movie stars and the extremely wealthy, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is starting to become more mainstream. STEVEN tracks down one of world’s leading doctors in Age Management Medicine – Dr. MIKE CARRAGHER from West Hollywood, California – to evaluate and determine whether he is as a candidate for medically supervised hormonal optimization including HRT. STEVEN’s current health and hormonal state is fully evaluated by DR. CARRAGHER’s team of experts: exercise testing, extensive lab evaluation, and nutritional analysis.
Dr. CARRAGHER calls STEVEN with the results from his evaluation and extensive blood work; he has good news and bad news. The good news is that STEVEN qualifies for HRT due to very low levels of testosterone and IGF-1 (the indirect marker for Human Growth Hormone) and that there’s renewed hope suggesting that his symptoms can be cured. The bad news is that his cholesterol levels are dangerously high. Shattered by this news, STEVEN’s focus, priorities and expectations change from aesthetics and fitness to long-term health and well-being. The doctor reassures him that the program will also treat his cholesterol problem and STEVEN is now more motivated than ever to undergo treatment. STEVEN begins DR. CARRAGHER’s Age Management and Hormonal Optimization Program, which includes a specific diet and exercise program designed to optimize hormone production and usage.
ANTI-AGE ME is a gripping story that documents a number of universal themes – the fading of beauty, the realization of mortality, and the search for answers to living the highest quality of life – in STEVEN’s long and arduous journey. The film closely captures the scientific and tangible results of new cutting edge pro-active health programs while examining any increase in quality of life – and any side effects. ANTI-AGE ME will juxtapose these new forms of anti-aging medicine with other methods of health and fitness.
This EIGHT year (2012-2020) documentary film will also educate audiences by exploring the latest in medical technologies, pro-active healthcare, provide long term researched based results, innovations in exercise protocols and nutrition while debunking myths. Will new medical science prevail or will the tried and true protocols of health and fitness still prove to be the winning method of the 21st century? ANTI-AGE ME will entertain and enlighten while providing audiences with the life altering answers they’ve been searching for, in a manner that’s never been attempted before in the history of film!