Aging - Anti Aging
Aging is a natural process and not a disease. It is something we all will
experience and, it is hoped, deal with in a positive manner. Ideally,
numerous benefits attend old age: wisdom; the pleasure of watching your
children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren flourish; and having time
to help others and to enjoy life fully.
But to many people, old age is synonymous with ill health and disability.
That's too bad because most of the diseases we associate with
aging--arthritis and other painful conditions, heart disease, diabetes,
cancer, digestive problems, frailty, depression, sexual dysfunction, and
fatigue--are not an inevitable part of growing older. These "age-related
disorders" are mainly caused by lifestyle factors, such as diet, exposure
to environmental toxins, lack of exercise, and stress, along with genetic
susceptibilities. If you're young or middle-aged, you can prevent many
problems by changing your habits now. If you're older and are already
experiencing health difficulties, it's not too late to bring balance and
harmony to your bodily systems.
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** All of these prescriptions below have been proven effective; the level
of effectiveness depends on the individual. Please consult your doctor when
taking any and all supplements.
The top 7 vitamins and supplements have shown to help
Prescription for Natural Cures by James F. Balch, M.D. and
Mark Stengler, N.M.D.
Super Prescription #1
Super Green Phyto Food Supplement
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organic Green Phyto Foods powder or tablets as directed on
the bottle. Powder is best taken with favorite flavored
water of choice.
Super Prescription #2
Green Tea Extract
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Green tea contains a rich source of antioxidants and
substances that assist detoxification. Take 500 to 1,500 mg
of the capsule form.
Super Prescription #3
Multivitamin – High Potency
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Take any of LifeSource's high-potency multivitamins and
minerals formulas daily, as they all contain a whole food
source with a strong base of the antioxidants and other
nutrients that protect against aging. You can take any of
our LifeSource Liquid, Powder or Tableted Multi's..
Super Prescription #4
Omega 3, 6 9
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Take 2 to 3 gel caps of Super Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.
These essential fatty acids are needed for healthy cell
functioning and replication, as well as for many other body
Super Prescription #5
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Take LifeSource's aged garlic product daily. It contains
2,500 mg which is what you should take per day. Garlic
benefit's the immune and cardiovascular systems. It also
improves detoxification and has antioxidant properties.
Super Prescription #6
(Panax) - LifeSource Products
Take as directed of a standardized product daily. As with
most types of ginseng. Eleutherococcus works to help the
body adapt to mental and physical stress.
Super Prescription #7
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Take 60 to 120 mg twice daily of a standardized product
containing 24 percent flavone glycosides and 6 percent
terpene lactones. This popular herb improves circulation,
has potent antioxidant properties, improves memory, and
reduces one's tendency to get blood clots.
Super Prescription #8
Alpha Lipoic Acid
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ALA is one of the most important antioxidants in the body
for anti-aging. Take 100 to 250 mg daily.
Super Prescription #9
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Resveratrol, especially when combined with other
polyphenols, is known for its anti-aging effects, as well
as for its ability to support a healthy inflammatory
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Normal aging occurs when old cells start dying at a faster rate than new
ones are generated. Since the body's tissues have a smaller supply of cells
to draw upon, they begin to degenerate and malfunction. This process
happens to everyone; it's simply a natural part of life. It appears that
our cells are preprogrammed to have a maximum life span. Yet the key is to
prevent premature aging, where one ages faster than one's genetic
programming would have ordained. In addition, most people will agree that
quality of life is paramount to life span.
In recent years, we have come to understand more about the highly reactive
kinds of atoms or molecules called free radicals. In many cases, free
radicals assist the body by destroying invaders, producing energy, and
helping to carry oxygen through the bloodstream. When they are present in
overwhelming numbers, however, they attack healthy cells, sometimes
destroying them or mutating their DNA. When cells die before their time or
are damaged, the normal aging process is accelerated, and the body becomes
vulnerable to life-threatening ailments such as cancer, arteriosclerosis,
and many degenerative diseases.
It is becoming more and more difficult to keep the number of free radicals
in the body down to a healthy level. Many aspects of modern living,
including unwholesome diet and exposure to pollution, tobacco smoke,
environmental contaminants, and even the sun, put us in contact with more
free radicals than any previous generation ever encountered. Luckily,
nature has equipped us with the means to neutralize free radicals in our
bodies. Substances called antioxidants accomplish the task, and they're
found in many fruits and vegetables and in some herbs. A combination of
healthful eating, combined with antioxidant supplements and wise living,
can prevent excessive damage from free radicals.
Other major causes of several age-related diseases are diet and nutritional
deficiencies. Studies on laboratory mice prove that a reduced-calorie diet
significantly extends their lives. Research is starting to show that this
is true for humans as well. In addition, diets that are high in fat and
sugar lack many essential nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants. Poor diets
also contribute to gastrointestinal disorders, which can inhibit the bodies
ability to absorb important vitamins and minerals. Sometimes, however, a
good diet is not enough to keep deficiency at bay. As a result of normal or
accelerated aging, older people are often simply less efficient at
absorbing nutrients, even if they eat well. If you have reached old age,
you will need to redouble your efforts to take in nutrients.
Aging is accelerated by lack of exercise. If you don't regularly exercise,
you will increase your risk for almost every kind of disorder, including
heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and osteoporosis.
Hormone balance is a key to healthy aging. This is particularly true of
stress hormones such as cortisol and DHEA. A deficiency or an abnormal
elevation of these hormones (particularly cortisol) accelerates aging and
immune system breakdown. In reality, all of the hormones are important for
healthy aging. Thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, as well
as growth hormones, must be kept at a balanced level to slow the aging
process. Researchers are finding that growth hormones may play a special
role in slowing down the "aging clock."
It is also important to keep blood sugar levels in the normal range.
Elevated levels of glucose lead to a process known as glycosylation. This
contributes to a weak immune system and speeds up aging. An example of this
process is diabetes.
Finally, the effects of stress appear to play a role in aging. People who
experience prolonged periods of intense stress are more likely to develop
chronic diseases. One major stressor is loneliness. This has become a big
problem with the elderly, who lack companionship and stimulation. Many
older people cut back on many social obligations, intellectual activities,
and sports and exercise. Giving up these essential activities has been
linked to a shorter life span and an increased risk of disease. It is up to
all of us, whatever our age, to create families and communities in which
the elderly are welcome, active members.
Frequent illness or chronic disease
Painful conditions and stiffness
Decreased sex drive
Memory loss or impairment
Poor skin and/or muscle tone
Free radical damage
Poor digestion and detoxification
Poor diet and nutritional
Lack of exercise
Elevated blood sugar levels
Stress and isolation
Older people often have difficulty absorbing nutrients. When digestive
enzymes aren't working at their optimal level, deficiencies, especially in
the B-vitamins, can result. To compensate, eat plenty of whole grains and
leafy greens, and add brewer's yeast and wheat germ to your meals.
Make sure you get enough fiber. Whole grains, oats, flax seeds, and raw
vegetables can prevent constipation and will reduce toxins in the digestive
Yogurt and other fermented sour products (sauerkraut, kefir) encourage
healthful bacteria in the digestive system. These bacteria fight colds and
other infections. Deeply colored fruits and vegetables are packed with
antioxidants such as carotenoids, the substances that neutralize free
radicals. They can also discourage the build-up of arterial plaque, so it's
important to eat several servings with each meal. Remember, "Think color!"
Vitamin E and selenium work together to prevent many different diseases. To
lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, and arthritis, eat plenty of
seeds, nuts, and vegetable oils.
Be sure to incorporate sufficient quality protein into your diet. Beans,
soy products, fish, and lean chicken and turkey will give you energy.
Vitamin C helps fight free radical damage, reduces cancer risk, and
strengthens the immune system. Good dietary sources of vitamin C include
citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, red peppers, strawberries, tomatoes,
asparagus, and avocados.
Garlic and onions also have antioxidant properties and improve circulation,
so enjoy them freely.
Whether you're thirsty or not, drink a glass of purified water every two
waking hours. Dehydration is linked to kidney malfunction, malabsorption of
nutrients, chronic constipation, weight gain, high cholesterol, fatigue,
and headaches. It can also cause disorientation and memory loss; many
people who are thought to be senile are actually just severely dehydrated.
The skins of red grapes reduce plaque in the walls of arteries. They also
have antioxidant properties, so drink a glass of red grape juice or an
occasional glass of red wine.
Foods to Avoid
Reduce your total caloric intake, while maintaining good nutrition. As you
get older your metabolism slows down, and you require fewer calories to
support your activities. Also, studies on laboratory mice have shown that a
reduced-calorie diet significantly extended their lives. You can reduce
calories by cutting out processed and junk foods, alcohol, sugar, and white
flour--but don't skimp on nutritious foods that will keep you healthy.
In addition to the previous suggestions, avoid red meat and processed
foods, as well as any food made with additives and preservatives. These
foods are all high in free radicals. What's more, they clog up your
digestive tract and inhibit proper functioning.
If you have trouble sleeping, don't consume alcohol, caffeine and simple
sugars in the evening. These substances keep you alert. Instead, eat
complex carbohydrates which can promote relaxation and a good night's rest.
Keeping the digestive tract clean is essential for preventing disease,
especially if you've spent a lifetime consuming and breathing toxins. Fresh
juices and "super green foods" such as chlorella and spirulina are
excellent for the detox process. Try LifeSource's safe, very nutritious and
truly effective detox program. It is easy and oh so effective. .
LifeSource Super Enzymes
aid in the digestion of food and are essential for all the metabolic
activity in the body. Take 1 to 2 capsules with each meal.
, the substance produced by worker bees as the sole food for their queen,
contains a wide range of nutrients. Take as directed on the container from
Alpha Lipoic Acid
is one of the most important antioxidants in the body. Take 250 mg daily
from LifeSource Vitamins.
is a potent antioxidant and a nutrient involved in may aspect so
cardiovascular function. Take 50 to 300 mg daily from LifeSource.
DHEA is a hormone that research shows is an accurate marker of aging. If
your level is low, talk with your doctor about starting at a 15 mg dosage.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
is indeed excellent for aiding the digestion; it also prevents blood
clotting and has anti-inflammatory properties. You can also take 1 to 2
grams of a powdered capsule or a tablet, divided over the course of a day.
Or you can use 1 to 3 ml of a ginger tincture three times daily. LifeSource
Bodywork is more important than ever in old age. Not only does it increase
circulation and reduce aches and pains, but it can also supply significant
emotional benefits to people who are deprived of nurturing physical
contact. If you are isolated or depressed, or if your body has become rigid
from lack of touch, you might find massage both relaxing and invigorating.
Keep moving. Regular exercise plays a significant role in preventing heart
disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, and many other disorders. For
maximum benefits, your exercise plan should include aerobic exercise (for
your heart and lungs), weight lifting (to keep your bones strong), and
stretching. It is never too late to start. People who begin exercise and
weight-lifting programs as late as their nineties show marked improvement
in their general health. If you're elderly, ill or overweight, consult with
your doctor before beginning any exercise plan.
If you're having problems digesting your food, your body may not be
producing sufficient enzymes. Look into taking an enzyme supplement daily.
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