Growing older is inevitable, but wasting away with chronic and degenerative disease doesn’t have to be part of that process. Many people have proven that it’s possible to live to a “ripe old age” while still having the health and energy necessary to enjoy life.
So, is there a way to slow the aging process? Many researchers believe that there is and the fact that there are seniors who maintain active and productive lives for decades beyond the time most people retire, shows that it is possible.
Besides just living a generally healthy life, there are three basic things one should do in order to slow the aging process. First, we need to help prevent free radical damage and chronic inflammation. Environmental toxins and other irritating substances can cause oxidative damage to tissues and more specifically to our DNA, which can alter the way genes express themselves. These substances can also create chronic inflammation, which is directly linked with all the major chronic diseases.
Secondly, high caloric intake, particularly of empty calorie foods, results in high levels of insulin production and a cascade of imbalances known as metabolic syndrome. Laboratory research shows that limiting caloric intake lengthens life span in laboratory animals.
Lastly, our attitude towards life plays a critical role in how we age. Stress, in particular, plays a very big role in causing rapid aging. Staying “young at heart” and learning how to enjoy life is critical to maintaining health as we grow older.
In this Sunshine Sharing Hour explore strategies for doing each of these three things. We’ll talk about ways to control inflammation and reduce free radical damage and how to avoid the damaging effects of metabolic syndrome. We’ll also talk about how to deal with stress and maintain a youthful attitude towards life in the face of life’s challenges. We'll focus on supplements in the IN.FORM metabolic age support system, and other NSP products that help to turn back the biological clock to slow or reverse the aging process.