March 12, 2010 – Aging. The detrimental changes that occur as you get older are actually part of a monumental, progressive deficiency disease.
It begins in adulthood, picks up in middle age and takes a giant leg after age fifty. You can prevent and correct it to an amazing extent, preserving and reclaiming your youth and vigour, as well as stretching your lifespan.
It is common knowledge that outside the Garden of Eden, our food and our environment have totally changed. Consequently, our bodies are literally under constant attack, air and water pollution, the long range effects of smoking and a faster paced and pressure packed lifestyle add up to stress on our bodies. Even our diet has really suffered. Our body supply is significantly deficient in nutrients.
A lot of money has been spent both in production and consumption of fast foods. All these factors mean that free radicals are more active and damaging than ever.
Nutritional supplements or diet with vital antioxidant vitamins as minerals is the only means we have to supercharge our bodies’ natural defence and immune systems.
Nutritional medicine protects our health by enhancing the natural defence system. When we provide the proper nutrients at the original levels that the body needs to function, it will be able to function at an optimum level as required.
As simple as this may sound it remains a revolutionary concept when it comes to our health. The longer we are able to prevent and delay these chronic degenerative diseases the longer we are able to enjoy good health. The human life span simply reflects the level of free radical oxidative damage that accumulates in cells. When enough damage accumulates, cells can’t survive and give antioxidants, if you want to combat those rampaging free radicals that are stealing your youth then you need the nutrients to do it.
Right away, there are three major ways to buck up your arsenal of anti-aging antioxidants.
The first obvious defence is to eat plenty of antioxidants, flooding your bloodstream and hence your cells with neutralisers of free radicals. This includes the powerful big three antioxidants, vitamin C, capitalfmnew carotene and vitamin E, as well as more exotic antioxidants in food supplements, herbs and foods such as garlic, broccoli, tea and tomatoes.
Secondly you can shun foods that are easily oxidized-chemically altered by oxygen so they generate free radicals inside your cells, working them.
A third strategy is to ingest supplement herbs, vitamins and other food constituents that indirectly stimulate enzymes to rev up the body’s detoxification systems that get rid of free radicals.
According to the World Health Organization while standards of living have improved, food availability has expanded and become more diversified, and access to services has increased, there have also been significant negative consequences in terms of inappropriate dietary patterns, decreased physical activities, increased tobacco use and corresponding increase in diet related chronic diseases.