Why is it that some people age â€śgracefully,â€ť while others appear tired and worn out in the prime of their life? Does the answer lie in the differences of our genetic make-up?
Since the 1950s, scientists have assured us that genes control our life, and biology was considered to be destiny. In other words, if you had a family history of, letâ€™s say, diabetes or overweight, then you were virtually doomed to suffer the same fate.
Luckily, more recent scientific evidence in the field of nutrigenomics has revealed that nutrition affects health by altering the expression and/or structure of genes. Expanding on this research, scientists in the field of epigenetics (meaning â€ścontrol above geneticsâ€ť) have demonstrated how - besides chemical signals from nutrients, drugs and pollutants - our thoughts translate into energetic signals which are received and processed by our cells and thereby also influence gene expression. Thatâ€™s the body-mind connection validated at last.
What has all of this got to do with ageing? Well, by acknowledging that our DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell we become the masters of how well we age, not mere victims of our genes. After all, we can control the input into our body by modifying our diet, lifestyle and our thoughts. So, nowâ€™s the time to start eating and thinking yourself young and beautiful!
Natural antiageing medicine aims to increase longevity by reducing the potential for and progression of degenerative disease and acts to boost vitality and quality of life.
For, whatâ€™s the point of living to the ripe old age of 97 if you canâ€™t hear the birds sing, canâ€™t see beyond your steering wheel and you forget what day of the week it is. And who wants to look forward to the daily pain in the neck of so-called â€śage-relatedâ€ť arthritis?
Though growing older is inevitable, it need not be a landslide into misery. Taking charge of your health now, no matter what your age, can prevent and reverse many detrimental effects of any past unhealthful habits, so you can enjoy a more empowered mature age ahead.
A natural antiageing program will address your specific health needs, whether it be tackling any weight issues or the impact of hormonal imbalance. Whether itâ€™s relentless pain that is bothering you or you are feeling down and out â€¦ Just when you thought antiageing meant only skin care.
Donâ€™t wait until the processes of decline sneak up on you. Age 97 is the new 45! Good health permitting.
The beauty of this new paradigm is that you hold your destiny in your own hands.
By Gabriela Thiecke Naturopath, B.H.Sc.-Naturopathy
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