Slow down the signs Of aging
Slow down the signs of aging – Introduction.
As we are advocates of living a long, healthy life, we have put together this article to point you to some resource links and talk about what lifestyle changes we all can do every day to have a vibrant, energetic, and long life. Slow down the signs of aging with our recommendations.
There comes a time in life when you start to feel the results of your lifestyle, the effects of a bad diet, chemicals and the effects of stress. The good news is that we have all the information available to us on nourishing foods, managing stress, lowering the levels of oxidative stress, keeping our hormones balanced, cutting-edge superfoods, and so much more….. To slow the aging process, reduce allergies, to keep us at our desired weight, to have a strong immune system, to have a sharp memory and strong healthy body, youthful-looking skin, and protect us from chronic health disorders such as arthritis, diabetes, depression, alzheimers and heart disease.
Slow down the signs of aging by starting with a clean slate – Detox.
Before your body can take advantage of the nutrition from organic, clean foods and supplements, your body needs to reduce and remove the heavy metals and toxins in the body. You also need to take a really hard look at the level of chemicals you are ingesting through your diet, skin- care products, laundry products, artificial fragrances, bedding, cooking utensils and, the environment. Look at the stress in your life, and start eliminating all the negative influences one by one.
Dandelion and Milk Thistle are two of the best plants to detoxify the liver. Bentonite Clay and Zeolite are great to take to remove heavy metals and toxins in the body.
Resource link – www.healingclay.com.au
Nature provides all the foods you need cleanse and detoxify the body, that offers delicious fruits, leafy green vegetables and herbs that will help to remove all the toxins in your body. Supercharge your diet with superfoods, raw vegetable juices, and try to eat organic as often as possible to limit the intake of chemical pesticides. Add avocados, eat bananas, munch on carrots and load up on berries.
Resource link – www.therawfoodkitchen.com
Look younger for longer – Adequate hydration
We know that when we are dehydrated, we experience headaches and our skin looks older, more wrinkled and less smooth. Our home and office environments can be very dehydrating with central heating and air conditioning. Try to drink clean, filtered water and don’t buy plastic bottled water as it creates a mountain of plastic waste which is not good for the environment. Coconut water is rich in electrolytes which is effective at hydrating the body quickly. Try herbal and green teas for a hot alternative. Herbal Teas and Tisanes not only taste delicious but are great for assisting with digestion and they encourage the release of toxins with ingredients such as lemongrass, peppermint, soursop, liquorice, horsetail, fennel and, nettle.
Slow down the signs of aging and have an effective antioxidant defence system.
Oxidative stress is also a leading cause of early aging and disease. There are many different processes that naturally occur in your body that generates free radicals. There are other countless substances that also contribute to oxidative stress, such as UV radiation, all kinds of pollution, too much sugar, plastics, phthalates, alcohol, pesticides and more……..
The easiest way to reduce your oxidative stress and enhance your immunity to fight free radicals is to take antioxidants and to avoid substances that contribute to oxidative stress.
Ditch the sugar in all its forms. Avoid processed foods, excess carbohydrates including too many grains (especially white refined), takeaways, biscuits, cakes, sodas, shop-bought juices and, energy drinks. Reduce the amount of alcohol you drink too.
Vitamin E and C, polyphenols and beta-carotene are potent antioxidants. Load up your plate with fruit and vegetables that are highly colourful,polyphenol-rich foods such as berries and olive oil, resveratrol in red grapes, quercetin in sweet potato, red onion and broccoli, bioflavonoids from citrus fruits, carotenoids and lycopene found in orange and red fruits and vegetables, catechins from green tea. Include selenium-rich Brazil nuts and plenty of nuts and seeds rich in vitamin E. In addition to plenty of vegetables and fruits for antioxidants it’s important to eat high-quality sources of protein every day, preferably at every meal.
Now there are some amazing superfoods out there that are rich in anti-oxidants are anti-cancer fighters and also anti-inflammatory – Acai berry, Chia Seeds, Cinamon, green powders ( spirulina, green barley, alfalfa and, moringa ), Coconut oil, MSM, Goji Berries, Hemp seed oil, Seaweeds, Pomegranate and our favourite Turmeric. Our hero Antioxidant supplements that you may like to learn more about is Astaxanthin, Ginkgo Biloba and CoQ10.
Superfeast – shop our range of herbal tonics and medicinal mushrooms
Sugar – http://www.naturalhealthmag.com.au/content/sugar-addiction-facts
Astaxanthin – http://products.mercola.com/astaxanthin/
Coq10 Ubiquinol – http://products.mercola.com/coq10-ubiquinol/
Slow down the signs of aging and adopt an Anti-inflammatory Diet
Read our article on Chronic Inflammation, we talk about what increases the risk of chronic inflammation and we list our recommended anti-inflammatory foods.
Turmeric is a hero spice for calming inflammation. Omega 3’s ocean and plant sources are very supportive to the body’s healthy response to inflammation. Add Hemp Seed Oil as a healthy addition to your diet.
Omega 3’s support and enhance the health of the nervous systems, cardiovascular system, respiratory system and many other functions of the human body.e.g. Fish oil, sardines, tuna, salmon, cold-water fish, krill oil, flaxseeds, chia seeds. Omega 3’s are very beneficial to the health and appearance of the skin. Focus on the Mediterranean style of eating with plenty of olive oil, avocado, nuts, seeds and, oily fish.
Gut Health – improve digestion and have a strong protective immune system.
Gut health is critical to our overall health and wellbeing. An unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of chronic health disorders. Gut health issues affect many of us. If you have been stressed, or taken antibiotics or if your diet is not that great, your digestive track is probably not at its best. Bloating, gas, indigestion, eczema, skin rashes, allergies, lack of energy, fatigue, asthma or even anxiety are all signs of an unhealthy gut.
The good news that with a few simple diet changes you can incorporate foods that will help soothe, nourish, and improve absorption of nutrients from your food.
Replenish your gut flora with probiotics that also help soothe irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Probiotics invite beneficial bacteria that helps to restore balance to your digestive system. Top probiotic foods are the soothing, nutritious bone broth, healthy bacterial fermented vegetables,high-fibre foods, and the delicious kefir. Prebiotics are foods that give probiotic bacteria something to eat. Excellent food sources include onion, garlic, leek, beetroot, apples, avocado, artichoke, sweet potato and, bananas.
The body’s production of your hormones tends to decrease with age. It is important to provide your body with the building blocks for hormone creation in your body with good sources of the amino acids in protein, like GABA and L-Arginine rich foods – lean meats, organic chicken, wild salmon, dark chocolate, eggs, nuts and, seeds. For hormone balancing try adding Maca to smoothies and include foods rich in phytoestrogens such as flaxseed, soy and, alfalfa to help balance levels of oestrogen.
Slow down the signs of aging – Being more mindful.
Maintaining a healthy body weight, getting enough “beauty” sleep, and having a active, lifestyle with plenty of exercises will relieve stress. Massage, deep breathing, meditation, yoga, a slow walk all help to calm your stress levels and lower your cortisol levels. Finding more joy and fun actually, helps to boost DHEA and balance your hormones overall. Many of us have trouble switching off from the stresses of every-day life, try sitting under a tree in the garden, walk in nature, do the things that bring you to a calm and tranquil place.
It is hard to worry when you are focused only on the present moment. Worry is typically always about the future, and occasionally about the past. It is nearly impossible to be anxious or worried when your mind is in the here and now. Being present means making a positive impact on those around you, being mindful of others, owning your voice and showing heart.
To be as well as possible and slow down the devastation of aging for as long as we can require viewing life as a beautiful journey.
A healthy, positive attitude and staying connected to family and friends, loving your work and passions in life.
Enjoy the present and be mindful
Your thoughts create your reality, always believe in yourself, deserve the best of love, health and happiness.
We hope you have enjoyed our article. Read our resource links that provide valuable information for you to share with your family and friends.