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Healthy Tips for Aging


Old Woman from Great Britian/Wikipedia

You know you’re getting older when....

  • Your turtle moves faster than you do
  • You can’t get the rocking chair started
  • Your body creeks louder than the floorboards
  • A band-aid is not sufficient to cover the wounds
  • If your stomach becomes as big as the turkey after your Thanksgiving meal
  • You can’t find your wallet when it’s sitting right in front of you

At some point in time everyone starts to feel the effects of aging

Rejuvenate!

Give yourself a “spring cleaning” Cleansing the body with some good fiber products. Psyllium hulls or oat bran fiber products will function as well as a chimney brush without scratching. Consider some good lower bowel formulas, cascara sagrada and/or liver formulas to keep your blood clean and provide fuel to supply energy.

Zap Free Radicals

Free radicals attack the cell walls and destroy the protective layer. Vitamins C and E are good free-radical scavengers. Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A are powerful anti-oxidants. Barley grass, ginseng and garlic are high in nutrition and contain elements that make them protective. “Selenium is a powerful protector found in whole grains, brewer’s yeast, garlic and onions, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables.” (Sunshine Sharing Vol 3 No 4 pg 3)

Keep the Memories

Loss of memory is one of the most common problems of aging. Ginkgo Biloba and Gotu Kola are the most popular herbs to counter the effects of aging. Research suggests that ginkgo has the ability to improve brain function and boost the memory by stimulating circulation in the brain. Gotu Kola helps boost the memory and in some Asian cultures is used to promote longevity.

Keep the Glands in Gear

A healthy glandular system can help people enjoy a healthy sex life even into their elderly years. Ginseng is a very good tonic for the elderly. There are several types of Ginseng. While Siberian Ginseng is in the ginseng family, it is not a true ginseng. It is primarily used as an adaptogen which helps endurance. When the body is weak and recovering from illness it can help regulate and balance the body systems.

Prevent Disease

A vital component to energy as we age are enzymes. Enzymes help to break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats during digestion. Enzymes are are destroyed by heat over 118 degrees F. If eating raw whole foods is difficult then supplemental enzymes will be necessary
 

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