What if getting older didn’t mean getting ill?
That’s the question that Professor Linda Partridge posed at the latest New Scientist conference in London.
Professor Partridge is the Director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing at University College London. Her answer to the question is that:
“Ageing is a malleable process.”
You can directly affect how fast you age.
Her conclusion is that ageing is less related to years lived, as to the damage caused by four key factors:
Four key factors in age-related illness
- Internal inflammation that gradually builds up in tissues
- Oxidative damage to DNA and mitochondria from excess free radicals
- Diminished DNA repair mechanism
- Immune systems becoming less able to counter environmental threats and destroy mutant (potentially cancerous) cells
The result of these four interlinked dangers is that your cells have a reduced capacity for proper regeneration, stem cells become exhausted, mutations increase and a variety of degenerative diseases take hold.
These illnesses include heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, arthritis, dementia and lung diseases.
How to prevent the threats and age more slowly
But prevent or reduce these four threats, however, and you age more slowly and give yourself the best possible chance of staying healthier, longer.
But how do you protect yourself from these Four (internal) Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
We have created a plan that ensures you eat the most protective foods for long term health.
It crystallises years of advice in recognised health newsletters from universities like Harvard, Tufts and Berkeley – as well as 15 years of research by Dr Paul Clayton, former Chair of the Forum on Food and Health at the Royal Society of Medicine. It includes a simple mind relaxation exercise as well as realistic activity levels.
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The case for a comprehensive health supplement
The plan includes a comprehensive nutritional health supplement – because health scientists are now saying we need between 9 and 10 portions of fruits and vegetables a day, plus 2- 3 portions of oily fish. And for most people that’s just not realistic.
So the recommended supplement includes a range of polyphenols and flavonoids which – with vitamins and minerals and fibre – are what make fruits and vegetables so protective.
The other strong case for a comprehensive supplement is that nutrient absorption becomes less efficient with age at exactly the time that the body’s demand for nutrients is increasing.
Why are so many people put on NHS-bankrupting drugs when better nutrition can make us so much healthier?
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