Foods and nutrients for anti-aging

By July 30, 2019 Health Tips
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Aging is not a disease, and growing old is natural. Yet, you probably want to somehow look younger than your age, and of course you also want to avoid the aches, pains and health niggles that often come with aging.

We want to reverse aging, but the only thing we can really do is slow down the aging process, and build our vitality and beauty from within.

We are all different and everyone has different causes for being overweight, depressed, stressed and looking older (or younger) than our birth years. 

What makes us all so different and unique? 

Aging and gut flora

Apart from the obvious DNA links, the foods we consume and our environment affects us all even more than our DNA inheritance. This is now called epigenetics. We all have different underlying epigenetic environmental stressors that reflect in our aging process as well as our weight and shape.

In many cases of memory loss, aging and obesity, the gut flora (ie beneficial bacteria) have been reduced by environmental chemicals, mould and radiation. Without the appropriate gut flora (pre- and pro-biotics), our gut is unable to function correctly. In recent studies most Americans were found to have poor gut flora colonies. Gut flora also produce dopamine and tryptophan, which are important brain functional receptors.

Testing for aging factors

Sophisticated and comprehensive health tests can identify various factors that are known to affect the way we age. One of these tests is Cell Wellbeing™, an advanced hair testing system based in Germany, which measures 800 different factors and produces a 32-page report in 20 minutes.

While the Cell Wellbeing™ report is non-diagnostic, it could possibly highlight various underlying areas that may impact our gut flora and thereby our aging processes as well as our weight and shape.

Eating to reverse aging

Because we are genetically unique, there is no one-size-fits-all diet for everyone. The general consensus is to eat freshly-grown and prepared foods, avoid excessive carbohydrates and proteins, and avoid processed foods and many commercial foods filled with chemical additives.

Unfortunately, the foods to avoid may be our favourite foods, which may cause negative underlying interactions, reducing our system’s ability to burn fat or prevent the aging process.

In other cases our system uses energy created from the good foods in order to counter the impact of the negative foods.  This reaction then leaves our system demanding even more food.  This creates a vicious cycle if you are eating the wrong foods.

One of the markers of aging is oxidation of the tissues caused by free radicals, and it becomes increasingly important to eat foods that are high in antioxidants.

One of the other markers is excessive inflammation (pains and aches), which call for more foods and supplements with natural anti-inflammatory properties, and less inflammatory foods, such as sugar.

Anti-inflammatory foods include tomatoes, oily fish (high in omega-3 oils), broccoli, berries, avocado, green tea, peppers, mushrooms, extra virgin olive oil, and spices like turmeric and ginger.

Dopamine and Tryptophan, are produced from natural foods such as fresh milk, cheese and yogurt, unprocessed meats such as beef, chicken and turkey, Omega-3 rich fish such as fresh salmon and mackerel, eggs, most fruits in particular bananas, nuts such as almonds and walnuts, and dark chocolate.

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Other factors affecting aging

Electromagnetic field (EMF) frequencies reduce the ability of our gut flora to metabolise the foods we are consuming. The result is that our system demands more energy and signals the brain to say ‘I am still hungry’.

Radiation also reduces the gut flora’s ability to metabolise our consumed foods. Antibiotics, many chemicals and toxins limit gut flora production.

In these situations, supplemental pre- and pro-biotics need to be taken to repopulate the gut flora and reduce dysbiosis or harmful gut flora, which often cause bloating and other digestive problems.

Getting professional help to reverse aging

There are many factors that influence how we age. It becomes complex to identify the causative factors, as well as the solutions to help us age more slowly.

This is where sophisticated health assessment systems like Cell Wellbeing™ come in very useful if you seriously want to look and feel better as you age.

At Global Health Clinics we regularly use Cell Wellbeing™ to test our clients, with often remarkably accurate results. The Cell Wellbeing™ report will include foods to foods to consume and foods to avoid, supplements, and other lifestyle changes that improve health and reverse aging.

We also offer other treatments to manage stress, improve blood circulation, detox and more. Our hyperbaric oxygen therapy has shown promising research results in repairing DNA, which is a major cause of aging.

If you want to find out more, check out our comprehensive Anti-Aging Programme

Find out more about our Cell Wellbeing™ health assessment

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