How do we age? We age because, ongoing within each of us is a war between the protective antioxidant molecules and the hostile and aggressive free radicals. The free radicals are constantly trying to cause diseases and destroy us. Unfortunately, the free radicals are victorious.
Through anti-aging programs we can assist our immune and natural healing systems wage their battle against these free radicals and protect our organs, energy systems and cells from free radical oxidation and slow down the anti-aging process considerably.
The fastest and the easiest first step of an anti-aging program is to include large amounts of anti-oxidants in our diet by way of fresh fruit and vegetable juices. However this alone may not be sufficient. We will need to supplement our diet with the essential nutrients to protect our cells from damage, promote cellular repair and encourage cellular generation. We need these supplements to help our body fight the degenerative diseases of aging.
To follow an effective anti-aging program we need to take essential basic nutrients and anti-aging hormones supplements.
The Essential Basic Nutrients for an Anti-Aging Program:
1. Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are fats needed by the body, but not manufactured by the body. They have to be obtained through our diet. They are essential for maintaining proper cell membrane structure to enable efficient distribution of nutrients throughout our body, for the proper formation of prostaglandin and efficient metabolism of cholesterol.
2. Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 supports the body’s bioenergetic functions It is also a mild metabolic and immune stimulant and in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
3. Flaxseed / Borage Oil combination
Flaxseed is the richest source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). A flaxseed / borage oil combination helps fight heart disease, heart arrhythmia, high cholesterol, angina, breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, stroke, lupus-related kidney damage, low immunity, irritable bowel syndrome, high blood pressure, fingernail problems, constipation, diarrhoea, hot flashes, gout, migraines, asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatitis, sunburn, and sciatica.
The Anti-Aging Hormones for an Anti-Aging Program:
1. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and Pregnenolone
Once over the age of 40 we can help extend our life by supplementing our body with the superhormones dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and pregnenolone. As we age the body does not produce enough of these hormones, but these are the very hormones that protect us from degenerative diseases and enable us to live longer.
Melatonin is an anti-aging, stress-reducing hormone and helps us to sleep soundly. Reducing stress and getting quality sleep are essentials in any anti-aging program.
3. Fibre and Acidophilus
If we have digestive problems with symptoms such as gas, bloating, cramps, indigestion and constipation, we need fibre and acidophilus supplementation
4. Phosphatidylserine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Pregnenolone, and Gingko
The above supplements will help slow down the spread of brain disease, memory loss and cognitive decline.