Is it possible to stop aging? Of course not, but research shows you can slow and in some cases reverse the aging process. First you need to identify and adapt well to the physical, chemical, emotional and electromagnetic stresses in your life and then you need to reduce inflammatory effects of stress in your brain and body!
First, how many of these stressors do you have?
Poor posture, sitting too much, sports injuries, car accidents, being overweight, sleeping on a poor mattress, bad footwear, lifting improperly, lack of exercise and text neck and computer strain causing digital dementia?
Food colouring and additives, sugar, caffeine, nicotine and smoke, alcohol, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, pollution, drugs (street or prescribed), poor nutrition, electromagnetic frequencies and dehydration?
What about anxiety, worry, fear, loss of control, loneliness, depression, financial stress, time challenges, peer pressure, family stress, addictions, work stress, frustration and disappointment, exhaustion, traffic and weather?
Here are four ways to help you slow down the aging process.
First, stop eating crappy carbohydrates, it’s an addiction that some believe is harder to shake than cocaine. Excess glucose within a cell not only blocks the production of ATP (cellular energy), it is linked to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers and dementia. Drinking soda pop everyday is as just as bad as smoking. But drinking orange juice or apple juice is worse than soda pop. Your daily sources of plant nutrition should be 75-90% vegetables and only 10-25% fruits.
Second, supplement your diet with essential vitamins and minerals to protect the brain, specifically Omega-3’s, Vitamin D3 and Magnesium. The healthiest sources of Omega-3’s are from fresh water arctic fish like salmon. Omega-3’s reduce inflammation and fibrosis in the body, which in the joints leads to reduced mobility and in the blood vessels it leads to high blood pressure, reduced oxygen and poor energy. Vitamin D3 is necessary for bone and joint health and slows osteoporosis and bone demineralization. Magnesium blocks the influx of calcium into cells thereby slowing cell death. Do not consume anything with MSG, aspartame or other artificial sweeteners as they will cause cellular damage and accelerate aging.
Third, become more active! Exercise moderately for 30 minutes most days of the week, or everyday at high intensity for 5 minutes. Too much exercise will create free radicals in the body that accelerate cell aging so be mindful of the time and intensity of your workouts.
Finally, incorporate regular chiropractic care into your lifestyle as a way of enhancing the electrical communication pathways to and from your brain and your body. Recent studies show spinal manipulation reduced pain by activating anti-inflammatory proteins in the spinal cord, while a program of high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation treatments twice weekly for 5 weeks showed increased health benefits and anti-oxidant and analgesic effects in the body. Chiropractic adjustments also increase the activity of your pre-frontal cortex (your executive centre for intelligence, reasoning and planning) and your hypothalamus (your centre for hormone regulation, appetite, temperature, immunity, sleep, sex drive, memory and energy.)
Of the four strategies, getting regular chiropractic care is the most important because you need healthy communication pathways for your brain to neutralize the harmful effects of constant, chronic, low levels of physical, chemical, emotional and electromagnetic stress on your body’s tissues. Chiropractic enables you to enjoy functional health as you age and the potential to heal tissues faster than they degenerate.
Most insurance companies have coverage for chiropractic care.