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Natural remedies for the chronic ailments associated with aging have helped a lot of people with problems like high blood pressure, arthritis, varicose veins, prostate problems and so forth.
There are four major factors that contribute to the development of chronic and degenerative disease as we age.
These factors are:
(1) Free Radical Damage
(2) Chronic Inflammation
(3) Hyperinsulinemia (metabolic syndrome)
(4) Stress (excess or diminished cortisol)
All of these factors may be contributes to the others. You may need to simultaneously work to prevent all four. This is done through adopting a healthy lifestyle and supplements.
You may not know you're developing chronic and degenerative diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental deterioration, etc. until they "take you down," because most people, including most medical doctors, don't recognize the "early warning" signs that tell you your lifestyle isn't healthy. Most think that the little aches and pains, constipation, digestive upset, headaches, joint stiffness, waking up at night to urinate, gaining weight around the abdomen, etc. are natural of "growing older."
The extra weight you carry around your middle is a serious indication that your metabolism may be out of whack.
A Check Up From the Neck Up
Genetics may play a role in our health or that we don't age. It is the lifestyle and attitudes we "inherit" from our family that do more damage to our health than our genetics.
There is always a mental/emotional component in chronic illness. We are not victims of disease. Disease may be an excuse for getting out of an unpleasant situation that we don't have the courage to get out of on our own. It may be a way to get pity and sympathy. Older people who complain constantly about their health problems are less healthy than those with a positive outlook on life.
First focus your mental and emotional energy on your creator. It's really a principle of faith. What you hold firmly in your mind and heart will eventually materialize in your life.
Most people don't think about their health until they get sick and don't focus on health, but focus on "curing" the sickness. The focus is on either disease or nothing. If you want to be healthy you have to start by seeing yourself living a healthy lifestyle and being active, healthy and pain-free as you grow older.
Building health is different than curing disease. It focus on a positive outcome of health rather than the fear to avoid or get rid of disease. If you've already developed some degenerative disease, focusing on your health will help you heal. It's important to assess your beliefs and emotions that surround the illness. You may even need some Flower Essences or emotional healing work to help you move past these issues.
Be a "Picky Eater"
Start eating organic vegetables, fresh fruits and avoids the junk food. it's one of the best things you can do to stay healthy.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and free radical damage and slow aging and reduces one's risk of diseases. You may supplement your diet with an antioxidants like Thai-Go in addition to your healthy diet.
Avoid refined and processed foods. Don't focus on the negative of what you shouldn't be eating. Focus on the positive of eating food you know is healthy for you.
Another thing about being a picky eater. That's eating less. Barry Sears say in The Anti-Aging Diet, there's only one way that is scientifically proven to extend the life of animals in laboratory experiments. Limiting food intake. One of the biggest sources of oxidative stress comes from processing nutrients. If you eat less, you have less oxidative stress. You'll lose weight, which is part of the anti-aging equation.
The article said that people whose parents tried to control their eating are more likely to gain weight as adults than parents who didn't fuss over their children's diets. It has to do with learning to pay attention to your body and what it wants.
This professor said that you should learn to image hunger on a scale of 1-10 where 1 is you are starving to death and 10 is you are so stuffed from that big Thanksgiving dinner that you couldn't even think of eating another bite. What you want is to keep your hunger around 5. Whenever you feel just a little bit hungry, you eat a little bit, just enough to take the edge off the hunger.
Do not skip breakfast. Long standing advice is to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a will given you better energy and help you get trimmer, but it's not quite enough to take off those last few pounds.
Exercise is an important for staying healthy. Research shows that regular exercise helps diabetes, helps you lose weight, reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease, relieves depression, etc.
A lot of people start having problems sleeping as they get older and that's a problem. During deep sleep, your body produces growth hormone from the pituitary. Growth hormone stimulates tissue repair. The combination of physical activity and deep sleep is what allows your body to repair itself.
The most common problem that disturbs sleep is adrenal fatigue and nervous exhaustion. This may cause a person to feel tired during the day but toss and turn all night long. Nervous Fatigue or Adrenal Support may help this.
If you suddenly wake up at night and can't go back to sleep that this may be a sign of blood sugar problems. What happens is the blood sugar drops so low that the body uses adrenaline to bring it back up. This causes you to suddenly "wake up" as if you were startled and lie there thinking about all of your problems. Become a picky eater and get those refined carbohydrates out of your diet. It helps to have a high protein, high fat snack (like nut butter or cheese) right before bed. Supplements that may help stabilize blood sugar levels are Licorice Root or Super Algae when taken during the day.
Another thing that can disturb sleep is kidney, bladder and prostate problems. This causes you to wake up in the night needing to urinate. It may be related to adrenal fatigue and Nervous Fatigue Formula sometimes corrects it. For men some Men's Formula or PS II may help.
If you have trouble getting to sleep, but feel groggy and irritable in the morning, you need to "cleanse" your colon and liver. A congested liver will give you nervous energy at night, but leave you feeling "hung over" in the morning. Try some Liver Balance and clean the colon with CleanStart.
This Is an important part of your anti-aging program, but it isn't going to make up for bad lifestyle habits in the other four areas. Because it's hard to get really good food in modern America and because of the high level of pollution, some degree of supplementation may be necessary. Adjust what you take regularly, depending on what is happening and how you feel, but here are some of the supplements you may use regularly.
CoQ-10 and Mega Chel. If you have little signs that indicate you could be at risk for cardiovascular disease (such as spider veins around your nose and a tendency to gum disease) start protecting yourself before any serious problems arise. Try CoQ-10 and add Mega Chel instead of a vitamin and mineral supplement.
Tonic Herbs. Elderly people over the world have used tonic herbs like Korean Ginseng to maintain health as they got older. Vary what you take with how you feel. Cordyceps may help with oxygen and circulation.