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Anti Ageing Concepts

What is Anti Ageing?

Anti-Ageing is basically a concept that there is a possibility to prolong life, meaning to live longer and enjoy those extra years as a healthy human being. Therefore, anti ageing is the study of how to achieve a long and healthy life.

Anti Ageing concepts are widely known, accepted and backed up by scientific studies. Having said that, it doesn't mean that everyone would accept Anti Ageing concepts, if those concepts would be accepted and adhered to, our hospitals wouldn't be overcrowded.

Anti Ageing is also a general concept, as it encompasses most health problems. This may have some draw-backs, mainly that it is seen as a "heal all" concept. It's definitely not a "heal all" and actually it is not a treatment, it really is only a concept which attempts to avoid health problems, rather than getting sick and getting treatment for an isolated condition. In a way, Anti Ageing could be seen as prevention. Not as preventing death, but preventing premature death, staying healthy and well much longer, possibly longer than we can imagine yet.

General Anti Aging concepts may not have changed, but the means and the scientific back ground may have changed in how we have approached it.

I am sure you all read stories about certain cultures or groups of people who apparently have lived or are living a natural long healthy life.

Often one has "assumed" that certain specific foods may have attributed to extend the life of those people. However, that would be typically Western Medicine thinking, looking for a food item to make it into a drug to be manufactured to extend life. No, I can't see that happening, esp.; not without side-effects, obviously, I am not denying that there are substances, even as a drug, which could help to prolong life, HGF possibly being one of those; has it side-effects .. not sure .. does it work ... not sure .... is it expensive  ... yes .. for sure.

Once realised, that some people live a very long life, one simply had to come to the conclusion that it is possible to duplicate this longer lifespan, that's how the concept of anti ageing started.

What are the main Anti Ageing concepts?

There are basically only 3 principles, which than can be divided into endless side studies and applications.

The 3 Anti Ageing Principles:

  1. Stop self sabotage and killing yourself early; -  meaning,  stop an unhealthy lifestyle.

  2. Adopt an individual general healthy lifestyle, including nutrition - exercise - attitudes

  3. Add "SPECIFIC" nutrients, lifestyle activities and mental attitudes, aimed at your specific circumstances.

That's it, pretty easy isn't it, and now we will continue with the nitty gritty :-)
The most important principle is the first one, it's very easy to understand, and if you just do that by itself, the second principle will most likely follow automatically. The 3. principle is a bit more involved, and will reflect much more of your individual needs.
Stop self-sabotage and killing yourself
What does that mean, why would anyone in their right mind sabotage their own health, knowing the consequences?
Yes, interesting concept, but most of us do that all the time; we are basically pre-conditioned to live an un-healthy life. Actually to live a healthy life, one has to specifically select that option, everthing else will not work.
Life on this planet is extremely dangerous to our health :-)
First of all, who actually is interested in your wellbeing?
Would it be drug companies? Politician? Newspaper, or the media in general? Is anyone interested?
Yes, you should be interested, because no one else is really interested; I am not saying everyone is mean, I am just saying that no one is interested.
If general society would be interested; we would have global peace - global good nutrition and global happiness. Instead we have global marketing.
I am not good at statistics, but as a rough guess, at least 50% of food in our super markets are definitely unhealthy.
There is a reason that 70% of people are overweight, it's all those empty calories; actually, not that empty, usually full of artificial and probably toxic substances.
If the politician would be interested in our health, than an attempt would be made to educate children starting from pre-school, about good food, and parents would have to attend some of those classes as well to assure that if the kids come home they can see nutritional values in action.

I know....  that's not going to happen, and the food industry is not going to stop manufacturing food items unrelated to human health.

It's all up to you ...  

That's the first principle; take charge of your own health. Don't blame - don't justify ... simply take responsibility of your own health. Don't know much about a healthy lifestyle, use common sense or study up.

Stop consuming processed food - Stop or slow down consuming or using harmful substances, like cigarettes, alcohol, sugar and salt.

There are many other harmful substances, and if you have an addiction, please seek help.

There are more unhealthy lifestyle conditions and activities which people have to stop, and as more severe those activities are, as harder it probably is to change.
Unfortunately, some people don't want to change or simply can't change without intervention.

For those of you, who are not that interested in living longer, please see the Anti Ageing principles as keeping healthy for longer. With other words, adopt those principles to hopefully prevent chronic diseases, such as Arthritis or Alzheimer's, weight problems, Diabetes, and all the other problems which seem to increase with age.

What is wrong with processed food or other harmful substances?

The list of explanations is too long; from toxic accumulation to allergy reactions.
However, the background problem is " Inflammation", we basically age because our inflammatory level is too high. If we can slow this down, we have achieved the first step, and with that we have prevented a lot of disease conditions.

Most inflammations are caused by:

  1. Xenobiotics (foreign chemicals to our systems): preservatives, colourings, herbicides, etc., belong to this class and so do medical drugs with their side effects.

  2. Nutritional Deficiencies, mal digestion and absorption, competing with foreign substances, eating de-natured or unhealthy food.

Here are the  3 main factors of accelerated aging and chronic disease.

  1. Inflammation:
    chronic infections, toxicity and stress are the principle causes of chronic inflammation and are considered key promoters of accelerated ageing.
    An inflammatory response produces general tissue damage, typically loss of lean body mass (muscle)...
    Poor digestive function,  lack of gastric juices, leaky gut syndrome and allergies...
    Poor balance of hormonal and blood sugar levels...
    Poor ability of handling stress, and stress-induced chemicals...
    Poor eating and exercise habits, or constantly over exerting your system, or over exercising...

  2. Oxidation:
    Free radicals can damage many biomolecules, contributing to tissue and physiological breakdown... Identification and prevention of excessive exposure to oxidising agents can, while improving antioxidant defence, have significant effects on improving health.

  3. Glycation:
    A fancy word for; “poor blood sugar control”, leading to elevation in blood insulin concentration (insulin resistance), which has an inflammatory and ageing action.

Lets come back to simple terminology; "stop killing yourself and stop consuming un-healthy food and drinks and see your health improve".

By the way, it's much cheaper; just imagine you don't have to buy all those manufactured expensive (non) food items anymore.

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1 May 2013

Last Update: 11 May 2013

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