symptoms of aging
- and how to stop them -
Wrinkles and poor skin
As we age skin quality diminishes. It accumulates damage and the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid decreases. The properties of elastin also changes leading to structure changes throughout the body.
Leads to wrinkles:
- UV- radiation
- AGE build up
- Muscle loss
- Loss of fat
- Repeated folding of the skin
- Free radicals
- Sunscreen, all year around
- Avoid sugar and high GI food
- Stay well hydrated
- Estrogen, white tea, cocoa, beans
- 10mg vit E daily
- 500-1000g vit C daily
- ca 30mg sink daily
- Apply a moisture barrier after a shower/bath
- AGE inhibitors
- Apply vit A, C & E topically
- Take Pycnogenol, Silicea & DMAE
- Use a copper peptide topically
- Eat and apply ellagic acid
- Build face muscles!
- Skin booster
- Massage your skin
Why does our hair turn white?
The theory is that hydrogen peroxide build up damages the hair follice beyond repair.
The result is gray, or actually white, hair.
Hydrogen peroxide is used in bleaching teeth and having a perm.
This is some heavy duty stuff. Really damaging for your body.
Its enough the body produces it by itself. Adding it voluntarily to your body is not recommended.
We have enzymes breaking down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen.
These enzymes are called Catalase and Peroxidase
Yet another enzyme, Metathion, repair damages to the hair follicle.
But..these enzymes get less effective as we age.
So how do we up these little workers?
Accelerates graying of hair:
- Iron deficiency
- B12 deficiency
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Calcium deficiency
- Copper deficiency
- Oxidative stress
Hair thinning is normal and usually because of hormones or genes.
Sudden hair loss can be cased of an underlying disease or malnutrition.
Contact your doctor.
There are medicines treat or prevent hair loss.
This organic conditioner from iherb may prevent hair loss.
It contains enzymes, stem cells and stimulators.
Varicose veins / spider veins
How to keep your legs looking and feeling smooth?
Its important to keep your blood flowing effectively all day long.
Eat lots of berries, fruit and vegetables to keep your veins strong.
Leads to spiderveins:
- Sitting or standing still
- Muscle loss
- Build muscles in your legs
- Keep moving all day long
- Take Horse Chestnut and Ginko Biloba
- Apply citrus bioflavonoids, Witch Hazel and Cypress
- Eat ginger and apple cider vinegar
Osteoporosis / brittle bones
Several factors can contribute to osteoporosis.
Calcium is being drawn out of your bones and used elsewhere when needed be.
For example to regulate the body's PH. This is normal.
Your bones are being broken down and rebuilt your entire life. After menopause the drop in the hormone estrogen disturbs the balance of decomposing and recomposing.
Can you prevent osteoporosis?
Well, there are thing you can do to help.
- Exercise. Builds muscles and bones
- Silicea encourages bones, hair and nail to grow stronger
- Take these supplements together:
Calcium Magnesium and K2 & Vitamin D
- Avoid excess vitamin A consumption
- Avoid acidic food like meat, dairy and excessive protein
- Eat lots of chard, nuts&seeds and vegetables in general
- Oral estrogen or plant estrogen will help
But it may increase the risk of developing breast cancer
- Avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol
Load up on:
- Omega 3. From seeds, nuts and fish
- Almonds. A handful a day
- Oats. Everyday if you may
- Berries! Bilberries, Strawberries.. Eat them as a meal
- Dark chocolate >70% cocoa. 1-2 tbsp a day
- Fruit and vegetables. Dark leafy greens and avocado has high preventive value
- Drink strong green tea daily
- Strength exercise at least twice a week
- Cardio at least 4 times a week
- Work up a sweat. Get your heart pumping. Its a muscle!
- Sitting still
- Fat from animal sources
- Excessive salt
- Sugar and high GI food
Accelerates development of eye disease:
- Diabetes & high blood sugar
- Being overweight
- UVA & UVB radiation
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Prevent eye disease:
- Vitamin A, C, D & E protect your eyes. Colorful vegetables, fruit and berries.
As well as nuts and seeds
- Zinc, Lutein, Selenium & Zeaxanthin protects
- Protects your eyes from the sun. Wear sunglasses with UV filter
- Take several pauses when working and focusing on near objects
Move your focus focusing for a few seconds on different distances
- Avoid sugar & high GI food/drinks
- Eat anti-inflammatory
- Maintain a health weight
Constipation and gastrointestinal problems
- Constipation - Avoid wheat. Increase water and fiber intake. Increase activity level to get your colon moving.
- Reduced appetite - Eat Garlic and Lingonberry. Increase activity level to increase metabolism
- Polyps - Increase daily activity level, control blood sugar, reduce alcohol use
- Diverticula - Increase fiber intake and eat more vegetables
- Stomach ulcer - Eat a lot of broccoli and Garlic. Eat Cranberries, Yogurt and Olive oil. Do not stress. Don't drink alcohol. Reduce use of painkillers. Do not smoke.
- Heartburn - Do not over eat. Drink less coffee and sour drinks like orange juice. Chew food adequately before swallowing. Drink water with a teaspoon on baking soda.
Remember to stay active throughout the day.
Get enough fiber and water.
Vegetables and fruit are great sources to both.
The amount of fat and cholesterol contained in the liver increases with age.
The result is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease which may lead to liver cirrhosis and liver failure.
Insulin resistances is though to be the main cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver
Obesity leads to insulin resistance.
Intermittent fasting prevents insulin resistance.
Time also accumulates damage. Brought on by oxidation, inflammation and DNA mutations. This leads to reduced liver function and capability for self repair.
Increasing your risk of damage due to intoxicants life alcohol.
Increase risk of liver disease:
- A sedative lifestyle and inactivity
- Unhealthy food
- A low intake of vegetables and fruit
- Toxins like alcohol, paracetamol, marijuana, tobacco
- Excess calorie consumption
- Excess vitamin A intake
- Excess salt intake
Prevent liver disease:
- BMI within normal rage
- Low calorie intake
- A diet high in vegetables
- Intermittent fasting
- Exercise and physical activity
Nevrodegenerative disease / dementia
Amyloide plaque build up and a continuously shrinking brain is part of aging.
These are some of the known causes to cognitive decline and the development of dementia.
- Avoid excess salt in your diet
- Avoid high blood sugar values as is seems it may shrink the brain
- Conduct periodes of intermittent fasting. It stimulates to production of nerve tissue
- Consume L-Serine to prevent BMAA damage
- DMAE, PABA og EGCg
- Consume omega 3
- Use your brain actively throughout life
- Consume coffee and tea
- Meditate and practice relaxation techniques like Qi Gong, Thai Chi or Yoga