Last week, we discussed 19 ways to recapture youth. Our topics included melatonin, GABA, BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy), DHEA, HGH, Epsom salt baths, going organic from food to cosmetics, exercise, sleep, proper hydration, multivitamins/mineral supplementation, glutamine supplements, probiotics, extra dose of vitamin C, daily fiber intake, exercise, nanotechnology, nondrug patches and natural medicine (pharmaceutical drug only when urgently needed).
What to do
1) Address your acidity levels.
The culprit and cause of disease is internal inflammation, a precursor of illness.
Because inflammation is associated with acidity, it must be corrected because acidity is the perfect environment for cancer.
It is also the condition conducive to developing yeast infection. Being too acidic or too alkaline isn’t the goal. The ideal pH alkaline level must be around 7.0. The lower you go from 7.0, the more acidic you are.
Alkaline foods are vegetables and fruits.
Acidic foods are meat, poultry, eggs, legumes, grains, nuts and cheese.
To prevent colds and flu, consume alkaline foods and take four alkaline minerals: magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium.
Quick fix: 1 teaspoon of baking soda daily in a cup of warm water
2) Maintain healthy telomeres.
Telomeres are an essential part of human cells that affect how our cells age. These are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes.
Acai—this antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit
Apples—they contain quercetin, which prevents internal oxidation of LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol
It also lowers the risk of arterial damage and heart disease. The fiber pectin is a soluble fiber that is beneficial to lowering blood cholesterol levels
Almonds—superfood and great source of protein and minerals
Avocado—contains minerals and heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fat
Beans—rich in vitamins and minerals, high in fiber
Beets—high in carotenoids and flavonoids, organic pigments beneficial to one’s health due to high antioxidant values
Blueberries—contain pterostilbene which reduces LDL
Broccoli—contains indole-3-carbinol (13C) and diindolylmethane (DIM), both powerful antioxidants
Cabbage—rich in isothiocyanates and cancer-preventing nutrients which boost the immune system
This means your coleslaw isn’t just a salad—it’s good medicine! (Just go easy on the mayonnaise.)
Garlic—prevents cancer in the colon, breast, stomach, prostate, esophagus
Grapefruit—great slimming agent and more! Eating grapefruit a day for one month can reduce cholesterol and triglycerides by 17 percent (though it’s not a good idea if you’re on statin medication)
Kale—regulates estrogen and is a rich source of calcium
Meat—source of protein, iron, zinc, choline and taurine, which enrich the blood
Olive oil—the mono-unsaturated fat that prevents heart attacks
Oranges—contain hesperidin, a flavonoid that lowers the rates of heart attacks. It is also rich in potassium and folic acid
Sea veggies—nori is high in Vitamin A and K, iodine and potassium
Other dark sea veggies like kelp, arame, wakame and hijiki reduce the absorption of heavy metals.
Sweet potatoes—rich in fiber; high in potassium, the dieter’s healthy carbohydrate
Tea—polyphenols in black, green and white teas inhibit cancer of the breast, digestive system and lungs.
Tomatoes—rich in lycopene which is high in Vitamin C and boosts the immune system
Wild salmon—rich in omega-3. The more omega-3 oils in the body, the longer the telomeres
There is much to learn about the human body and psyche that will change the landscape of wellness and anti-aging. It is important to keep an open mind and accept the challenge of a new way of living by embracing the natural laws of wellness. Ultimately, the choice is yours.