Jack LaLanne was an icon of fitness. He showed that age was no limit to physical performance. He became famous for swimming from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf while handcuffed and, at the same time, pulling a thousand-pound boat! He did this when he was 60. At age 70, he towed seventy boats carrying 70 people through Long Beach Harbor while handcuffed and shackled. He passed away at the grand age of 96 and performed his daily workout routine right up to the day before he died.
Ageing is not something that just happens or that we have no control over. It is a natural process and part of the human condition. However, accelerated ageing is essentially a man-made disease.
Nobody wants to live in declining health with a weak and fragile body, diminished mental capacity, and the ultimate indignity of having to depend on others on a daily basis in order to function.
Biologically speaking, however, it is entirely possible to be much younger than your chronological age. Your body is a self-repairing system and is designed to keep you fully functional for as long as you take care of it. With the right lifestyle, you can become even healthier than you were when you were younger.
|Recipe for rapid ageing:
Being overweight; no exercise; lots of stress; addiction to caffeine; excessive alcohol; a “sweet tooth”; artificial sweeteners; deficiency of essential fatty acids with high levels of trans fats; toxin overload; insufficient sleep; overexposure to cellphone radiation.
There are numerous bad habits that can speed up the ageing process.
And then, when you feel unwell, you go and see your doctor. But fixing these problems isn’t your GP´s job. Even after years of education and training, many doctors have little idea about what it really means to be healthy, let alone what is required in order to achieve and maintain optimal health.
Here is one example: It has long been known that cancer cells thrive on the fermentation of sugar as their primary source of energy. But do oncologists and other doctors inform their patients about the dangers of processed sugars? Very seldom, if ever. Instead, children’s hospitals offer sweets and lollipops to their young cancer patients. They don´t think. When cancer patients eat sugar, it is like putting gasoline on an open fire.
And when it comes to anti-ageing, sugar is involved in the ageing process to a huge extent as well.
I am not saying you should never use conventional medicine, just that its principal benefits lie in emergency rooms and trauma care. Following the surgical advances that have been made in recent years, conventional medicine has become highly skilled at treating acute health issues. But for anti-ageing and chronic degenerative diseases, conventional doctors are essentially now just legalized drug pushers who dole out chemical drugs to manage the symptoms of health problems, not the root cause. Dr. Matthias Rath, M.D., discovered this decades ago. Since then he has spent his life fighting against the pharmaceutical industry and its stakeholders.
Chemical drugs are not only a threat to your health, they age you at the speed of light. As a result, so-called ‘beauty treatments’ such as Botox and fillers, which are injected into the body, have become a huge new market. Dr. Erin Gilbert, a professor of Dermatology at the University of New York, states emphatically that “all dermal fillers can induce serious and potentially long lasting adverse effects”. Despite this, the demand for them remains huge. Restylane, a popular filler was launched 15 years ago and has since been injected around 16 million times.
But there are natural alternatives for keeping your looks. Taking proper care of your health is the best anti-ageing factor.
|At 74, Anette Larkins from Ashville (USA) is a living miracle. She looks as if she’s only 40 years old. Her mother and grandmother both died at a very young age from cancer, and most of her family members suffer from diabetes. But despite sharing the same genetics, Larkins is healthy and agile. She reveals her secret is that she never took drugs or ate any processed foods. Instead, she lives by the famous Hippocrates quote: “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” She grows her own veggies and herbs inside and outside her house. She drinks only rainwater, which she collects herself, and hasn’t eaten meat for 40 years.
As it gets older, the body slows down its production of hormones. This affects our fertility, sexual function, mood, energy, and looks. The pharmaceutical industry pretends to have an answer for this and promotes ‘bioidentical and individualized’ hormone replacement drugs. However, studies show a direct link between hormone replacement therapies and breast cancer, heart diseases, and stroke.
And that is just the dangers to the insides of our bodies. For the outside of our bodies, dangerous chemical treatments are promoted as anti-ageing treatments for the skin. However, most so-called anti-wrinkle skincare products are loaded with toxins such as bisphenol A (BPA), colorants, and preservatives.
Inflammation is a big issue if we want to remain biologically young.
For example, inflammation occurs if we cut our finger. The body responds immediately by trying to fix the injury. It neutralizes harmful microorganisms and helps to close the wound. This is temporary inflammation and is beneficial when needed.
But chronic inflammation is disastrous. When inflammation is turned on permanently, it generates a constant supply of free radicals that overwhelm your immune system and damage DNA. This ages you prematurely and causes all sorts of diseases. The need for a hip replacement, for example, is mostly due to chronic inflammation of the joint as a result of nutrient deficiencies. A better idea is to protect the hip from inflammation and keep it in good repair so that it can last a lifetime.
|Laura Gordon is 48 years old but would pass for 25. She has over half a million followers on Instagram. She might sometimes seem a bit ‘over the top’ as she is (very) obsessed with her looks. However, here is what we can learn from her: She says the secret of her youth is physical exercise every day, fresh air, plenty of veggies and natural, high quality foods. She reports that people often tell her how lucky she is that she stays so slim and good looking at her age. She tells them that it doesn’t happen by itself, that it takes a lot of discipline and effort to look like she does, and that she actively chooses health over convenience every single day. Even if she feels lazy, she won’t stay inside with crisps in front of the TV but instead goes out running with her dog.
|Whereas animals in the wild with DNA closest to ours consume almost 100 percent raw plants, the humans of the Western world today are consuming virtually none.
– J. Morris Hicks, author of ‘Healthy eating, healthy world’
|Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.
|Doctors give drugs of which they know little, into bodies, of which they know less, for diseases of which they know nothing at all.
|Exposure to cell phone radiation is the largest human health experiment ever undertaken without informed consent and has over 4 billion participants enrolled. I fear we will see a tsunami of brain tumors, although it is too early to see that now since the tumors have a thirty year latency. I pray I am wrong but brace yourself.
– Lloyd Morgan, director of the American Central Brain Tumor Registry, author of ‘Cell phones and brain tumors: 15 reasons for concern’
The bottom line is that the diseases, dysfunctions, disabilities, and dependencies of ageing CAN be avoided!
Accelerated ageing has become accepted as normal in our society today. It is not inevitable, however, and is simply the result of our unnatural lifestyles. By working in line with nature we can control how we age. If we cut down on toxin exposures and supply ourselves with a good balanced range of micronutrients, our bodies can and will make the necessary repairs.
|Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Willing is not enough. We must do.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe