Top Anti-Aging Secrets with Dr. Billy DeMoss
Dr. Axe: Hey, guys.
Dr. Josh Axe here.
I’m so excited to have you here with us today.
Today we have Dr. Billy DeMoss.
He is a doctor of chiropractic and an expert
in anti-aging, treating pain naturally, and
also just living a long and healthy life.
There are a lot of people out there, I know
many of you watching right now, who really
want to work on having healthier skin, hair,
You want to reduce pain in your life and overall
you just want to feel and look your best.
Dr. Billy is going to share with us today
some of his secrets on anti-aging.
In fact, there is a way of anti-aging you
may not be aware of.
A lot of times when we hear anti-aging we
think of things like goji berries and acai
berries and yoga and meditation, and different
things along those lines, but he’s going to
share with you today one of the number one
secrets for anti-aging you may not be aware
So Dr. Billy, great to have you here with
Dr. Billy: Happy to be here, Josh.
I appreciate it.
Dr. Axe: So anti-aging is a big topic.
I know that you take care of hundreds and
hundreds of patients in Orange County, California.
Talk to me a little bit about this secret
that you have discovered.
I know this is a way you practice, I know
we’re going to talk about chiropractic here
specifically, but how does that help with
Dr. Billy: Well, most people have this conception
or misconception, that chiropractic is only
about back pain, and usually that’s what most
people will come to me for, is back pain.
But I try to get them to understand the true
essence of what chiropractic is really about
and where chiropractic is headed.
If you really understand the brain and nervous
system and how that controls every function
of life, you understand how nurturing that
brain and nervous system, through nutrition
obviously and proper exercise and proper thought
patterns and regular sleep.
But the one most people don’t understand,
and that’s one of my objectives is to try
to teach people, like you take care of your
teeth, it’s super important that we take care
of our spine and nervous system to really
maximize just the expression of that nervous
system, but also to nurture it to extend the
life of the spine and nervous system.
So it’s all about longevity, it’s all about
getting the body working at a higher level.
Most people come to you with severe pain,
and you’ve waited too long in my opinion.
It’s just like if you waited to start eating
healthy until you found out you had diabetes
or a heart attack.
You want to do stuff now on a daily basis
that contributes to maximizing your life.
What chiropractic is about is removing interference.
In chiropractic the term is called subluxation,
and to me a subluxation would be analogous
to, in the dental profession, what a cavity
So what a chiropractor does is we assess alignment,
and when there are areas of the spine that
are out of alignment and not moving properly,
we call that a subluxation.
What that creates is interference from the
brain through the spinal cord out to all the
organs, and also the organs need to communicate
back to the brain.
What we do is we detect where those subluxations
are at through palpation, feeling the spine,
checking range of motion, but also we take
x-rays, we run thermographic scans.
With that we can determine where a person
needs to be adjusted specifically, and then
we remove that subluxation to allow greater
communication through that circuitry from
the brain, spinal cord, to the nerves, to
the organs, and then back to the spine.
So if we can get a person free of that interference
we allow a greater expression of that intelligence,
just raising the level of a person’s health
Dr. Axe: Yeah.
One of the unique things I’ve heard you talk
about, Dr. Billy, is this sympathetic versus
parasympathetic response by the body.
Now we know the sympathetic nervous system
is your body’s fight or flight response.
If a bear is chasing you and you get really
stressed out, we know blood flow and all these
things go to the extremities, but some people
live in this state of this sympathetic response.
This is really one of the keys of anti-aging.
Talk to me about how this sympathetic versus
parasympathetic and how a chiropractic adjustment
maybe with the vagus nerve or some of those
different areas really helps bring the body
back to that parasympathetic state.
Dr. Billy: Great question.
What people need to realize is 85% to probably
90% of disease is caused from being in a state
We all know that stress causes disease.
What happens when the spine is out of alignment,
there is tension on the spinal cord, there’s
irritation of the nerves, and it’s going to
push us more into sympathetic, more into fight
The body is designed to be in fight or flight
periodically, like if there’s a tiger in here
that’s going to eat us, we need to be in sympathetic.
Our heart rate goes up, blood pressure goes
up, and a lot of other physiologic activities.
It’s good for an emergency situation, but
most people live their lives in that, and
that’s why they end up getting heart disease
or cancer or a myriad of other diseases.
We’ve got studies now that support the fact
that if we remove subluxation, work with changing
a person’s posture out of this flex position
which most people get from working on computers,
looking at their phone all day, just sitting,
flying on planes.
Typically most people spend eight hours a
day sitting, which destroys posture, which
again is going to push us more into that sympathetic
What we do through specific chiropractic adjustments
and giving them specific exercises that they
can do, we help to remove the subluxation,
normalize posture, which takes tension off
the spinal cord.
It will move us from sympathetic into parasympathetic,
which is where we get to rest and digest,
and the body rebuilds itself, again promoting
a healthier state, preventing disease, and
allowing the body to rebuild itself with healthy
cells, prolonging life and creating longevity.
Dr. Axe: Wow.
Yeah, one of these things you said, and I
think you hit the nail right on the head,
Dr. Billy, is that most people today, around
80% or more live in this high stress state.
When you look at a lot of conditions today
and things that I’ve treated over the years,
things like autoimmune disease, ADHD and autism,
most hormone imbalance, adrenal fatigue, even
types of thyroid issues, many of these actually
are, their root cause is related in this high
sympathetic strait, this neurological stress
that can happen on the body.
So as you’re saying, “Hey, start removing
pressure, get pressure off that spinal cord
is going to help those areas relax,” and one
of the things that you may not realize is
that your body is always communicating with
So your brain is your master control system.
It tells your heart to beat, your lungs to
breathe, your stomach to digest food, and
this is something I see with a lot of patients
with digestive issues.
If they have a severe emotionally traumatic
experience or they’re taking a test as a student,
it will affect their body just as negatively
if not more than eating gluten if they’re
not supposed to or some form of conventional
dairy product that would wreck their system.
Well, stress does it in the same way.
So there’s no doubt that chiropractic is one
of the most powerful tools at removing stress
from the body.
Now, one of the questions I know that my viewers
have a lot of times is, I know you probably
have some evidence from what you’ve seen in
Any studies showing that less stress on the
nerve system or an adjustment can actually
help the body in that way?
Dr. Billy: Yeah, there is research out there.
I don’t have the quotes off the top of my
head, and we can probably provide links for
that if that’s something people would be interested
But what’s interesting is most people will
come to you with whatever their back pain
issue is, and I do re-exams on people typically,
and some of the things that I see, you see
that people come out of that sympathetic into
parasympathetic . . . The number one thing
I hear from people the most is that they sleep
If you sleep better obviously that’s going
to promote longevity, but you’re going to
have more energy because being in sympathetic
all the time is a drain on the system.
But also one of the main issues, people come
in and they’ve better digestion, their body
just starts to work better.
The pain is the symptom that brought them
in the office, and then when you remove that
subluxation and get rid of the pain, the warning
signal, then the body gets a chance, like
I said, to better communicate with itself.
But what’s even more interesting to me is
that now we’ve got tons of research especially
through Deed Harrison and his work in biophysics,
that spinal degeneration is going to be perpetuated
or increased when the spine is out of alignment.
I use kind of an analogy that some people
If the tires on your car are out of alignment
they’re going to wear prematurely.
Sometimes people come in and they’ve got all
this degeneration in their spine, and I tell
them it’s like if you drove your tires until
they’re bald or the threads start showing,
we can’t put tread back on.
So it’s all about, just like with eating healthy
and thinking healthy thoughts, it’s all about
things that we can do to prolong the life
of the spine.
Just because the spine is under the stress
of gravity and everything that we can do to
promote normal alignment is going to prolong
the life of the spine.
What we see epidemic in society is this forward
head posture, which is going to put a lot
of stress on the vertebrae and disk, and it’s
going to promote degenerative changes in the
spine, i.e. osteoarthritis.
Which most people understand when we’re laying
down bone in the spinal column and where the
nerves come out, we call them foramina, the
more bone that’s laid down the more it kind
of strangulates or just compresses those nerves.
That’s just going to decrease the body’s capacity
to communicate with itself because you’ve
got more and more pressure on the spinal cord
and nerves which restricts that flow of lipid,
which is so important to keep us healthy and
promote a long lifestyle.
Dr. Axe: Yeah, Dr. Billy.
I wrote an article a few years back called,
“Chiropractic as Your Body’s Natural Antioxidant,”
because there was a great study showing that
actually chiropractic adjustments reduce oxidative
stress on the body.
We know oxidation, if you take a bite out
of an apple it starts to turn brown, that’s
The same thing can happen to your skin.
You start to get those brown age spots.
Well, imagine the same thing happening internally
to your organs, liver, kidney, and reproductive
They start to age.
Well, chiropractic has been shown in medical
studies to actually reduce oxidative stress,
aging on the body.
So I want to encourage you guys to check out
Dr. Billy DeMoss online.
Check out his website.
He’s got a great natural health event I’m
going to be speaking at in the near future
called Cal Jam.
So you can check that out online.
There are as well some of the world’s best
speakers on health, nutrition, natural remedies,
and things like that are going to be speaking
at that event as well.
Also just remember this, go and find your
Start getting chiropractic adjustments and
start working on improving your posture and
reducing that neural stress because by doing
that, you’re reducing oxidative stress.
It’s also going to help you live a longer,
Dr. Billy, I want to say thanks so much, my
man for doing this training today.
Hey, I hope you guys have enjoyed this YouTube
Have a great week.