Anti-Aging – Prevention Better Than Cure? 10 Tips to Prolong Life

by admin on May 14, 2010

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Scientists the world over will agree that prevention is always better than cure. This is also the case when it comes to the subject of aging. In recent years there have been numerous new discoveries unfolding as to the secrets of aging and the quest for the fountain of youth draws closer than ever.

1. Caloric restriction is the only proven method so far to prolong longevity. Caloric restriction is as the name implies; a restriction of calorie intake but still maintaining all your nutritional needs. In a study at Washington University in St Louis, rats that were fed 30% less than normal, lived 30% longer.
As we age keeping lean is important as fat cells can produce hormones which can increase the risk of Diabetes. They can also produce substances known as cytokines that causes inflammation of the arteries. So aim to maintain a weight that is right for you.

2. Cut down on red meat. In a ten year study on 545,000 Americans that looked at how the consumption of red meat affected longevity, the study showed that people who ate about four ounces of beef or pork a day were 30% more likely to die early compared with those that ate an ounce or two less.

3. Garlic has been shown to be helpful in preventing heart disease and high blood pressure. It also helps to improve liver and digestive functions as well as improving skin texture and tone.

4. Get some Sunshine. The sun converts a substance we have in our bodies called Ergosterol into Vitamin D and as we get older this Vitamin D production does not work as well. Lack of this Vitamin increases the chances of Osteoporosis, Diabetes and various cancers.

5. Eat more fatty fish such as Salmon, Sardines and Tuna which contain the Omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA which can help prevent Alzheimers, heart attacks and depression.

7. Supplement your diet with high quality multi vitamins. In aging deficiencies of vitamins A, B, C, Calcium, Folic Acid, Iron, Magnesium and Zinc are the most common.
CoQ10 is another essential nutrient as we age. It is known to strengthen the heart and lower blood pressure. It is not manufactured by the body so it has to be supplied by the food we eat. The richest source of CoQ10 can be found in organ meats such as liver and kidney and in smaller amounts in spinach, potatoes, soybeans and alfalfa.

8. Maintain muscle mass with regular exercise as fat burns fewer calories than muscle. Muscle mass also helps to increase our metabolic rate. A brisk 30 minute walk five days a week will help to build muscle mass as well as making the walls of your arteries more flexible.

9. De-stress your life: stress increases the production of the cortisol and norepinephrine hormones in the body which brings up blood pressure and lowers our defences. Finding relaxation techniques such as meditation and deep breathing will greatly help to counteract stress.

10. Keep a positive outlook and give yourself the will to live, having a purpose in life gives you an edge. Spend more time with friends, travel, find something creative you enjoy doing. Creativity influences well being, especially after you retire. 

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Sandy & Al Abrams May 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Hi Sofia,
I’m so glad I found your site. What you have in this post is so important and helpful

I would have a hard time saying that one tip is really more important than another.

I teach nutrition and supplementation and you are so right on!

Thanks,
Sandy
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admin May 31, 2010 at 5:20 am

Hi Sandy, thanks so much for your comments, I am very honoured. Anti-Aging is a subject I am very passoinate about and I am always striving to look for non- invasive ways to look and feel young and healthy.
Hugs
Sofia

Eloise June 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Hi Sandy, Thank You so much for this outstanding Blog. I’m a Registered Nurse and I can relate to what you are saing. I also am a big advocate of Natural Remedies. Your content is Awesome.

admin June 7, 2010 at 4:05 am

Thank you so much Eloise for your feedback. I am a great advocate in the subject of aging prevention both inside and out. I appreciate your comments. Sofia :-)

Jay Gilbert July 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Hi Sofia. I just happened upon your sight and as a Naturopath, I too am very interested in age management. As I’m sure you know, all dis-ease begins at the cellular level and the best way to prevent failing health is to keep your ceels nourished with life sustaining nutrition. I’ve searched for many years for an all-in-one natural product that achieves this and recently came across a nutraceutical company that has really impressed me. Their name is Univera and their natural flagship products, Ageless Xtra and Xperia Concentrate, are formulated to renew cellular integrity with the beneficial side effects of mental focus and clarity, joint comfort & flexibility, increased energy and less stress. With your experience in MLM and wellness conciousness you’ll be impressed with these great products as well as the business model and opportunity. You can learn more at http://www.vailnaturalmeds.myunivera.com and the in depth research and science behind the products at http://www.univerascience.com. If you have any questions, please email me. Thanks for your time and your great newesletter. Jay

admin July 15, 2010 at 3:21 am

Hi Jay, thank you so much for your comments and I am very honoured to have received them from someone as well qualified as yourself. It is true that now science is moving closer to discovering the causes of aging, not just from a cellular level but also from a genetic level and the genes that cause aging in the first place. By looking at the genetic expression of aging and identifying which are the genes responsible for aging they will therefore be able to return the cells of our body to a more youthful pattern of activity. It is a fascinating area of research and something that will appeal to everybody due to an ever increasing aging population which I believe now is almost up to one third of the global population! Good luck with your business Jay and please keep in touch. Sofia

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