How to Aging Gracefully
How to aging gracefully is about living not just a long life, but a healthy, and enjoyable long life.
The sad truth is that although many people live long lives, the last 15-20 years of their lives is often a battle to overcome, or to just live with various maladies, and diseases.
In addition, many of the drugs prescribed by medical doctors create more health problems, making their lives even more miserable.
And, if dealing with prescribed drugs, sickness, and negative health conditions weren’t enough, many folks have their savings, and investments drained due to paying for the operations, drugs, specialized care, and other related costs involved with trying to stay or become healthy.
The Dalai Lama, when asked what about humanity surprised him the most answered:
Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
To age gracefully we must take control of our own health. If we leave it up to the medical establishment, we may well be sabotaging our rightful healthy futures.
The average M.D. lives to be 58 years old, yet we trust them to direct our health and longevity? The United States ranks anywhere from 17th to 24th in the world in successfully treating chronic illness.
I will describe to you several Cardinal rules to restore and create, and maintain good health. By following these rules you can bring about a healthy state that will allow you to feel and look your best, give you more energy, and help you to live a healthier, longer, more fulfilling life.
Rules to Restore and Create Good Health
Detox the Body
Detoxify the body, and eliminate exposure to toxic chemicals, and other toxic compounds.
The biggest culprits are heavy metals such as mercury, silver, and metal alloys found in the teeth.
These heavy metals can accumulate in the bowels, brain, and kidneys. Other problem causes are chemicals used to eradicate pests, insects, and termites that accumulate in various organs, glands, and tissues of the body.
The two main filtering organs in the body where much of these toxic elements and compound can gather are the liver, and the kidneys. By detoxifying these two organs, you can go a long way toward eliminating these unhealthy deposits in your entire body.
Toxins can enter the body from the mouth, through the food that we eat, and from outside the body through the skin, and through the various orifices.
There are toxins in the air we breathe, in shampoos, soaps, lotions, cleaning products, solvents, paints, and in many other products that we are exposed to either directly or indirectly.
Common toxic chemicals are sodium laurel sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, propylene glycol, methyl paraben, peg stearate. Some of these chemicals are even carcinogenic(cancer causing).
An excellent liver detox/cleanse is coffee enemas. Organic coffee along with anti-infective herbs adminstered for 30-40 minutes 2 times per week for 12 weeks will work wonders in clearing your liver, and allowing you to feel much more healthy.
Other ways to help detox your liver are by eating cruciferous vegetables, nuts, and by adding the B vitamin choline.
To detox, and cleanse the kidneys, the herbs stinging nettle, and burdock are effective when taken as a tea. Also eat foods that are nutrient dense, and that are high in anti-oxidants, and electrolytes.
The best fruits to help detox and cleanse the kidneys are blueberries, cranberries, and black cherries.
Juice cleanses, and fasting can help detox the entire body.
Eliminate Dead Foods – Add Live Foods
Eliminate processed, refined, chemical laden, and fried foods from your diet, and instead eat raw, fresh, organic vegetables, and fruits.
Much of the food that we are subjected to in grocery stores, and supermarkets are dead foods, or foods that have little if any nutritional value.
These are foods that have been stripped of their original nutrients such as refined sugar, processed white flour, highly heated and refined table salt, as well as many fried foods such as what you find in restaurants, and fast food establishments.
The good oils are EFA’s, essential fatty acids, such as the Omega fatty acids, borage oil
Eliminate processed oils especially those that contain trans fats. All highly heated oils are bad for you. The high heat changes the molecular structure of the oil, and can wreak havoc on your body. Ideally you want to avoid eating any food that has been deep fried, regardless of the oil used.
Instead, replace this garbage food with live food that we were engineered to eat. Fresh, whole, raw, organic fruits, and vegetables.
If you don’t like to eat raw veggies, and fruits, consider buying a juicer, or a blender, and make fresh, healthy juices, and smoothies.
Do this twice a day for a few weeks, and you may be surprised at how good you feel, how much energy you have, and how much better you sleep. And don’t be surprised if you drop a few pounds in the process.
If you eat meat, I recommend eating sparingly grass fed, free range, anti-biotic free, and hormone free meats.
Adding live source nutritional supplements can ensure that you are giving your body what it needs.
Adjust/Increase your PH
The PH is a measurement of the acid/alkaline levels of your blood and tissues. Ideally you want your PH to be slightly alkaline. Most people have an acidic PH.
The PH scale is from 0 to 14 with the ideal range between 6.4-7.2 Basically, the more alkaline you are, the more oxygenated you are, and thus the healthier you are.
The PH is easily measured by taking a piece of PH paper and running it under your first morning urine stream before you have eaten or drank anything.
This will give you a true measure. You simply take this piece of PH paper and compare it to the guide, and it will tell you how acidic or alkaline you are.
A healthy PH can do much to protect us from chronic pain and inflammation, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, plaque buidup in blood vessels, and arteries, unhealthy pathogens, and other organisms, and a lot more.
A healthy PH can protect our immune system from weakening, prevent our organs and glands from being damaged, and stop our minerals from being depleted.
It is also believed that a ph that is slightly alkaline can protect us against many cancers. It is now known that cancer cannot live in an oxygenated environment.
Your PH can be affected by foods we eat both positively and negatively. Foods we should eat to improve the PH are: cauliflower, kiwi, celery, carrots, sweet potato, swiss chard, bananas, kale, spinach, and beet greens among others.
Foods to avoid that can negatively impact the PH are: refined sugar, coffee, alcohol, vegetable oils, nuts, eggs, legumes, glutenous grains, dairy, chicken, beef, and turkey, among others.
The single best way to raise the PH is with Okinawan Sango Marine Coral Calcium. This has a perfect ratio of 2 to 1 of calcium to magnesium, and is also highly bioavailable and assimilable due to it’s live source.
By providing the tremendous boost for the alkaline ph, and mineral support for the whole body, Okinawan Sango Marine Coral Calcium also helps the bones, joints, and teeth.
Compared to eating alkaline foods, or juicing, taking Okinawan Sango Marine Coral Calcium will be significantly faster and easier.
Lower or Eliminate Stress
Stress is your body/mind’s way of dealing with any type of stressor, or any cause of stress. Common stressors are occupation, family needs, societal pressures, commuting/driving, monetary demands, and health concerns.
Stress may cause high blood pressure, anxiety, overeating/weight gain, problems with stomach/digestion, skin issues such as eczema, hair thinning or hair loss, sleep deprivation, and if ignored for extended periods of time, stress may bring about more serious chronic conditions such as coronary disease, and also cancer.
Stress has detrimental effects on the bodies organs, glands, and systems. It spends B vitamins, hinders the function of the liver, adrenal glands, and pancreas. Stress can also keep us from sleeping well, which worsen it’s effects.
Certain foods can also help cause stress, and keep you from being able to alleviate it. Processed, refined, fried, glutenous grains, and chemical laden foods due to their lack of nutritional value can sometimes lead to or increase stress.
Coffee, and alcohol when taken in excess can also be a stress negative and add to stress.
Foods that can help you destress include those which contain typtophan such as turkey, free range eggs, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, and fermented foods. Common fermented foods are saurkraut, kefir, pickles, tempeh, miso, natto, yogurt, and apple cider vinegar.
Other foods that can help with stress due to high levels of the B vitamin folate include dark green leafy vegetables, asparagus, and avocados. Berries due to their packed anti-oxidant content also can provide destressing benefits.
Also certain nuts like walnuts, and cashews can help alleviate stress. In addition many herbs are beneficial like kava kava, ashwaganda, chamomile, and lavender.
Sleeping 7 or 8 hours per night will also help the body recover, and lessen stress. Regular exercise is also very important when it comes to managing stress.
Even walking for 20-30 minutes at a time, 3 times per week will provide significant feel good, anti-stress results. If you need very low impact exercise, I recommend swimming or water aerobics.
A side benefit to regular walking is the ability to fend off osteoporosis. And if add in some light weight lifting, you can strengthen the bones of the upper body as well.
Other helpful ways to lessen stress are yoga, meditation, massage, and taking time off from work,
Add some simple rules, and add healthy years to your life
How to aging gracefully is about following these relatively simple, and easy to implement health rules, to improve your health, feel better, and increase longevity.
Detoxify the body, and eliminate exposure to toxic chemicals, and other toxic compounds.
Eliminate processed, refined, chemical laden, and fried foods from your diet, and instead eat raw, fresh, organic vegetables, and fruits. If you eat meat, I recommend eating sparingly grass fed, free range, anti-biotic free, and hormone free meats.
Adjust your PH to the slightly alkaline zone.
Lower or eliminate stress.
Do you have rules to live by to bring about a healthy state? If so, I would love to learn about them. Please feel free to comment, or ask a question below.
Here’s to your health!
Thanks for reading.