ARE YOU AGEING WELL?
The great Albert Einstein said about the perception of time: “An hour spent in the company of pretty girls passes more quickly than an hour spent in a dentist’s chair” Now that’s a profound statement that says it all. The great man really had a way of calling a spade a spade.
Time is a funny thing, when you are younger the days seem to last forever yet as we get older it really speeds up.
Time and the Ageing Process
Another aspect of time is that it is very much linked to the ageing process. Where once you looked in the mirror and saw this young person looking back at you, now an older person has taken their place. Yet when you look at this older person, how are they doing?
Are they one of the “Golden Oldies” those people who as they reach their 60’s now devote their lives to really enjoying themselves and doing the things they have always promised themselves they would. It can be a time of real freedom for people with the children reared, the mortgage paid, etc. Why not make the most of it?
The Downsides of Ageing
Yet for many of us, just when we get this valuable time to be ourselves, just so happens to be the time where our health begins to become a concern.
This is such a shame, as at the very time we get this freedom, our health can start to decline. Yet maybe this is not the way it needs to be. Not everybody ages in this way. Some of our Golden Oldies appear to defy the ageing process with their full lives, health and in great body shape.
The Science of Ageing
A big challenge we face as we age is that our bodies are continually being bombarded by elements called free radicals. Our body has a need for these to help us with certain body processes.
Unfortunately when they become too numerous, they attack and damage our cells. This free radical damage has been implicated in contributing to many of the conditions we get as we age.
The Conditions of Ageing
Everything from arthritis and asthma right down to heart disease has been linked to them. They even contribute to the wrinkling of the skin. The problem is as we age free radical damage really does go into overdrive.
They are widely acknowledged as one of the main causes of ageing. Unfortunately we can’t stop free radicals coming into the body. They come in from radiation, computers, mobile phones, stress, sunlight, a lot of fats in our diet, alcohol, cigarette smoke, etc.
Not smoking and going easy on the alcohol is a good move, but what more can we do?
The Great Minds on Anti-Ageing
Two time Nobel Prize winning Dr Linus Pauling helped pioneer a unique approach to healthy ageing by adapting a healthy lifestyle and the use of health supplements. It must have worked for him as he lived productively to the ripe old age of 93. He was particularly famous for his revolutionary work with Vitamin C but also advocated the use of other antioxidants. Albert Einstein said of him: “Ah that man is a real genius”
Doctor Denham Harman (nominated 6 times for the Nobel Prize) whose ground-breaking discovery of the free radical theory of ageing back in the 1950’s took the scientific world by storm. He followed a diet high in antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. He also took large doses of vitamins E and C and other antioxidants. Another must for him was jogging two miles a day until his mid-80s. Eventually this ageing icon passed away in 2014 at the age of 98, but the legacy of knowledge and youthful ageing he pioneered lives on after him.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi the Nobel Prize winning Hungarian physiologist, made one of the most important health discoveries of the 20th century. This genius was the first person to discover vitamin C. He was a great believer in the power of Vitamin C. He lived until 93.
Theodore “Ted” P. Jorgensen might not be a name that many people would know but this physics professor was an important player in the Manhattan Project during World War 2. Having used large doses of Vitamin C to successfully help with health conditions he was suffering from, Jorgenson became a confirmed fan of this super antioxidant and used it for the rest of his life. At age 99 he wrote an open letter to the US government encouraging them to sponsor a free vitamin C program to each and every person in the US. He felt that by doing this it could help to reduce dramatically the money spent on health care costs in the country. He must have known something as he died at an amazing 100 years of age.
These scientific icons of the last century all had one thing in common. They all stumbled upon the vital health-giving qualities of vitamins. This knowledge seemed to help them live long productive lives.
Also the beneficial effect of their research in this area has influenced and affected millions of people for the better.
Our Body’s Natural Defenders
Our body has a natural defence system (the immune system) that helps deal with free radical damage. It is largely fuelled by special nutrients called anti-oxidants.
They help combat the damaging activity of the free radicals in our bodies. They are like our very own superheroes that help defend us from these threats.
Bring On the Superheroes
This process can be supported by a special anti-oxidant formula called Cell Rejuvenation Mix (CRM). It is a unique combination of some of the most critically acclaimed antioxidants. It can help curtail the activity of those unruly free radicals, a big bonus to those of us who want to help remain at our best.
The Cell Rejuvenation Mix contains 53 special nutrients that can help kick our natural defence system into action.
The Power of Antioxidants
They include nutrients for: immune support, bone health, nervous system, healthy skin, energy, heart health, circulation and the detoxing of free radicals. They help fortify our first line of defence (our immune system) and help have it primed to repel these harmful invaders.
More Than a Multivitamin
For immune health there is: Vitamins A, C, D, B6, B12 and the minerals Zinc and Selenium. Each one is present in generous amounts not normally found in a multivitamin.
Vitamin D is also important for among other things maintenance of bones, teeth, and muscle function. It is something very much in demand during the low sunlight days of winter.
For those interested in healthy ageing Lycopene (the plant pigment that helps give colour to tomatoes) steps up to the plate to help keep us at our best.
For heart health Pomegranate helps contribute to a healthy cholesterol level, healthy heart and blood vessels.
If you are tired or fatigued Niacin helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.
Eye health is supported by Vitamin A’s contribution to normal vision.
Skin, Bones, Teeth and Hair
Those concerned with skin health will be pleased to see the collagen supporting Vitamin C. Vitamin A and Zinc also contribute to the normal health of the skin.
Other roles of Zinc include its contributions to normal fertility and testosterone levels in the blood.
Panax Ginseng chips in with its valued contribution to improving concentration and coordination.
For normal bones, gums, teeth and hair health Magnesium, Vitamin C and Biotin play an important role.
The Golden Oldies
The CRM contain these nutrients and many more. They can be a great ally to us in our battle against ‘Old Father Time’.
Wouldn’t it be great to be one of those ‘Golden Oldies’ who really make the most of their sunset years? Why not keep the dream alive and age disgracefully in the best possible way. CRM can help stack the odds in our favour to help us in this.
Give it a go and see what it can do for you.
Are you Ageing Well -y Hugh Chambers – Holistic Nutritionist.
With over 35 years’ experience in the fields of health and nutrition.
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