I don’t want to age any faster than necessary and I am sure you don’t want to either. And what in the world is a telomere?
Did you realize you have a profound affect on how quickly your body ages? Every morning looking in the mirror can tell us how we are aging externally. The real issue is how you are aging internally. How well are your cells and ultimately your organs and glands holding up against the daily assault of free radicals, toxins, stress and nutritional deficiencies? The idea is to slow down the aging process if we can. There are things you can do to not only reduce the aging process but also maybe even reverse it in some cases.
Can We Slow Down Aging, YES! The sooner in life you begin to live a life of wellness the younger your body can be, as you get older.
So what does aging really mean? Technically, aging is a combination of all metabolic life activities, the effects of exposure to toxins, microbial agents, and nutrient deficiencies and their total combined effect over time on each cell.
I am going to try to keep this simple! Anti-aging is the positive effect of the antioxidants and nutrients we pour into our body that counter the negative effects of the metabolic processes and our exposure to toxins in our environment, food, air.
As part of life, we are exposed to microorganisms, environmental toxins, drugs, emotional toxicities, unhealthy foods, nutrient deficiencies and stress; let’s call these “negative health catalyst”, or NHC. These NHCs have a direct impact on our cells ability to continue to replicate in a healthy state. NHCs can cause damage to the cell and even DNA in our cells. They do this in different ways. In one case they cause free radicals to form that can damage the cells and even the DNA in the cell to the point that the cell will begin to replicate itself in an unhealthy state. In another way they lower our immune function to the point that the immune system is not healthy enough to stop the growth of bacteria, viruses, micro organisms and even mutated cells and the mutated cells can multiply to the point of disease. In another way they turn on the adverse health potential of certain genes to express themselves as disease and illness, but potentially the most damaging effect of these NHCs is their ability to shorten our telomeres and cause damage to our DNA through free radical damage to our cells.
What Causes Aging?
In my opinion the biggest causes of aging are:
- Excessive consumption of all sugars and artificial sweeteners.
- Refined and processed foods (contain harmful chemicals like preservatives and Advanced Glycation End Products (AGE’s) that can cause premature aging through disease and illness)
- Chronic Stress and Inflammation
- Free Radical Damage (caused by NHCs) foods that contain antioxidants neutralize free radicals
- Elevated Homocystine Levels ( caused by a lack of B6, B12 and Folate and the effects of NHCs)
- Telomere shortening (caused by NHCs) increase telomerase by living a lifestyle of wellness.
- Prescription medications (every drug has multiple negative side effects that damage our body)
What Are Telomeres?
Our genes are located on twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes. At the ends of the chromosomes are stretches of DNA called telomeres, Telomeres are protective DNA-protein complexes, which protect our genetic data, make it possible for cells to divide and hold some secrets to how we age and get cancer. Think of the plastic caps on the end of your shoelaces. This is sort of what the telomeres look like. They keep the strands of chromosomes from unraveling. As the effects of NHCs advance our cellular aging the telomeres get shorter and shorter. Once the telomeres get so short, the cell can no longer replicate and aging accelerates.
To strengthen our telomere’s we must increase the presence of the enzyme telomerase in our cells. Telomerase is an enzyme that is responsible for keeping telomeres healthy. As we age our body’s produce less and less telomerase thus we begin to age faster and faster. In addition, the NHC’s also slow down the cellular production of telomerase.
How do we slow down the aging Process?
By living a lifestyle of wellness we greatly enhance our potential for slowing the aging process and having a life of vibrant health. Recent studies even show that a lifestyle of wellness actually can increase the cellular production of telomerase and improve overall health. If we remove NHC’s and include nutrient dense foods (lots and veggies and fruits), pure water, relaxation, adequate sleep, health building exercise, fresh air, sunshine and emotional and spiritual balance, we can improve every facet of our health potential. You can in many cases trump genetic tendencies. The way you live has such a powerful effect on your health that it literally can mean the difference between sudden death and a life of longevity with vibrant health.
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Wally Bishop C.N.C.
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- The affects of stress on the aging process (Video) (examiner.com)
- Telomeres (youcanliveforever.wordpress.com)
- Telomeres and the Aging Process (33rdsquare.com)
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