Aging men need more than 40 nutrients to stay healthy. With age, it becomes more important that diets contain enough calcium, fiber, iron, protein, and the vitamins A, B12, C, D and Folacin. Older adults should reduce calories, select nutrient-dense foods, and enjoy smaller portions of foods high in sodium, sugar and carbohydrates.
In this post I am discussing how I will tie the various articles on this site together. When I say together I mean how I used or considered the various supplements, exercise regimens, alternative medicine techniques etc. in my lifestyle regimen. To discuss this I will have to use a timeline of my life beginning in the late 1980’s when I was in my 30’s.
The concept of aroma therapy is gaining a lot of appreciation and attention because of the positive effects of fragrances on sleep. Recent studies show that specific essential oils used in aromatherapy can relieve stress, relax the body, thus promoting better sleep.
The trends of weight loss programs and fads can rise and fall in popularity at some surprising rates with very little staying power in today’s society. However, there are a few that have stood the test of time so far. One such example is the Ketogenic Diet and its goal of achieving a state of ketosis. In this article, the Ketogenic Diet will be examined from the basic information of the diet along with the pros and cons and a couple of samples of this diet.
The book contains over 264 pages of info regarding living a lengthy, wholesome lifespan. The attractive, bright colored photos come with simple to read, easy to understand information about how to reduce the tell tale signs of aging by dealing with “The Four Housemen of Aging” – Free Radicals (Oxidation), Inflammation, Glycation and Stress.
Destruction from free radical is accumulative and extends fast over time. Be kind to your body by providing it with a diet which has a lot of antioxidant nutrition. Form a routine of consuming vegetables and fruits, take vitamins and attempt to reduce or stop destructive poor habits. In 20 years you will be grateful to yourself.
Pomegranate extract has been show to dramatically reduce inflammation in the digestive tract, as well as in the growth of cancer cells, both in the breast and colon. From heart disease to obesity, chronic inflammation is a major factor in death and disability, therefore reducing the risk by reducing inflammation is key.
Counting carbs is not always easy, but understanding them is half the battle. While fiber may be tricky, it’s considered a good carb and should be thought of as such. White sugar and white bread are much higher on the Glycemic Index, putting us more at risk for diabetes. But those foods that are low help our digestive system feel more full when we are eating.
Make changes to what you are eating before bed. Some food items aren’t beneficial after you reach 60 and can affect the slumbers by influencing the production of the sleeping hormone known as melatonin. There are a lot of ways in which you can treat the insomnia or combat sleeping issues with some simple techniques and natural ways. One of them is to make changes to what you are eating before bed.
Scientists have, for years now, been experimenting with how to treat the human condition at its most basic levels. That is, by altering the building blocks themselves, which make up our biology. While we are, at the moment, taking baby steps into this brave new world, it would seem inevitable that at some point in our future, near or far as that may be, science will tame our genetic code. Instead of going to the beauty parlor, will we simply be able to turn on a gene for blonde hair? Will we be able to live out extended lives in a disease free body, designed to our own exacting standards?