Anti-aging products are flooding the market yet do they really work? When it comes to true anti-aging, you can never start too soon. Unfortunately, the anti-aging we are looking for doesn’t come in a cream base wrapped in a pretty package. Living a life that is geared towards anti-aging is the true key towards healthy aging.
Aging begins in your cells as dis-ease begins on a cellular-molecular level. In your cells are tiny little power plants known as mitochondria that are the epicenter for energy production. Adenosine triphosphate or ATP is the energy your body uses to fuel your daily activities. Healthy mitochondria are the bedrock for optimal energy production, vibrant aging, and protection against oxidative stress. With age mitochondria decline and become weaker.
Fortunately, there are numerous things any person can do to prevent mitochondrial and cellular aging now. Everyone can benefit at any age from eating a clean organic diet, drinking 2-3 liters of natural spring water a day, exercising and sweating, avoiding processed foods and refined sugar, minimizing alcohol and avoiding tobacco, getting an adequate amount of sunshine and vitamin D while preventing sunburn. All of these things alone will halt the aging process and preserve healthy skin. With this basic foundation, you can give yourself the best skin, body, and health possible as you age.
Incorporating healthy habits now is the best way to approach anti-aging. The main goal is to minimize oxidative stress in the body. Increase your antioxidant (ECGC, resveratrol, vitamin C, glutathione) intake especially as you approach your 30’s, in addition to maintaining proper zinc, selenium and silica levels. Eat for beauty. Eating plenty of phytonutrients from dark leafy greens, vegetables, berries, good quality fats, and drink plenty of green juice. Maintain proper nutrient levels in your body with a simple micronutrient testing and test your telomeres to see how quickly your body is aging.
There are no quick fixes to reverse aging. Sure you can opt for plastic surgery but that doesn’t mean that you are adding years to your life. Beauty is from the inside out. The more you take care of your body the more it will age gracefully. Anti-aging is an art form and life is a ritual.