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Premature Aging Fix Stop Oxidative Stress

Premature Aging Fix: Stop Oxidative Stress

The last post I wrote was about using Intermittent Fasting to help slow down the aging process.

Today, I want to dig a little deeper into one of the biggest causes of aging faster than your biological age says you are.

You know what I mean. You’re actually 45 but you look like you’re 55 and feel like you’re 65! There are lots of contributors to this but the most damaging is Oxidative Stress.

What is oxidative stress?

It’s the imbalance between your body’s ability to counteract the production of free radicals. As free radicals are produced, they create havoc in the body and your body is supposed to be able to keep them at bay by neutralizing them with antioxidants. The biggest cause of oxidative stress is a lack of antioxidants that fight free radicals.

Free Radicals

Okay, we should probably discuss free radicals before you go any further. You have very likely heard the term before but not had a detailed explanation or understanding about what they really are. It’s a molecule that contains oxygen and has at least one unpaired electron. It is for this reason that they are reactive to other molecules.

Generally speaking, oxygen-containing molecules aren’t reactive, but some of them go through a change within the body that transforms them into reactive ones. That doesn’t mean that all of the reactive species are harmful, however, free radicals are nasty.

They can affect DNA, and sap protein or their electrons to stabilize themselves. That might not sound like such a big deal, but this causes a destabilization of the other molecules, which then triggers a large free radical chain reaction. They are probably most famous for the fact that they can cause cancer.

For the record, antioxidants are molecules within cells that are supposed to eradicate the potential damage that free radicals cause. When an imbalance between the two takes place, oxidative stress occurs.

Oxidative Stress Damage

There are a variety of issues that oxidative stress can cause – some of the more serious issues include Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, heart disorders, heart failure, heart attack, blood vessel disorders, gene mutations, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammatory diseases, and atherosclerosis.

Another issue, though, is that of premature aging. Of course, this may pale in comparison to those listed above; however, it is still a very real and imminent threat.

The biggest cause of oxidative stress damage to your skin is due to UV rays (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4496685/). Of course, this makes perfect sense when you consider just how damaging the sun can be to your skin if you head out without sun protection. This means it is vital to wear sunscreen in order to prevent the major cause of oxidative stress damage in premature aging. Additionally, free radicals break down collagen production, which is a major cause of premature aging.

Fighting Free Radicals

If you want to reduce the risk of oxidative stress then the most effective way to do so is by fighting free radicals. So, here’s how to do that.

  • Drinks lots of water.
  • Eat foods high in antioxidant properties (click here to see the top 10)
  • Use seasonings for your food with high antioxidant properties (see above list)
  • Don’t eat hydrogenated fats.
  • Improve your indoor air quality and avoid pollutants and pollution.
  • Limit food that has been cooked in oils at a high heat.
  • Do not smoke or spend time in the company of smokers.
  • Avoid drinking water that has been chlorine treated.
  • Avoid dehydration.
  • Stop eating foods with refined sugar.
  • Avoid food containing preservatives.
  • Only take medications when absolutely necessary.
  • Avoid using cleaning supplies that contain harmful chemicals.
  • Limit your alcohol intake.
  • Avoid exposure to radiation.
  • Take steps to self-care to avoid stress.
  • Wear sunblock every time you leave the house, no matter how short the trip (especially if you live in a warm and sunny region).

Your body is creating free radicals on a daily basis, but that doesn’t mean you have to fall prey to the damage of premature aging and potential disease. Take every opportunity listed above to avoid oxidative stress.

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intermittent fasting slows aging process

Intermittent Fasting To Slow Down The Aging Process

Intermittent fasting has so many benefits for you. Today, I want to talk about something that most of us think can’t be done.  Let’s turn back the aging process with intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting slows aging process down. 

Each day we live, we age. Yes, that is a ‘Captain Obvious’ statement.

Environmental factors, genetics, lifestyle all speed up aging. It can feel like there isn’t anything we can do to slow it down. We apply fancy facial creams to reduce wrinkles and hair coloring to hide the gray.

There are a few things we can do that do to help us a little more than those superficial fixes.

A healthy diet and regular exercise help us live longer and healthier, as does occasional fasting according to the latest studies.

When you start to think about it, it all starts to make sense.

Intermittent Fasting Slows Aging Process

To really slow down aging, keeping our bodies in good shape by repairing cellular damage is the best shot.

Intermittent fasting allows us to trigger our cellular repair systems to go to work. A few hours each day when our body isn’t busy digesting food so it can focus on cellular maintenance is awesome.

The theory is that this is how fasting can help us live longer, healthier lives.

Going through periods of fasting or famine, followed by periods where food is plentiful, is a much more natural way of eating for us than having everything we want at our fingertips. It’s a simple way to help us get our weight under control and appreciate the food we eat more.

That’s an interesting side-effect of intermittent fasting. Because we go through several hours without food, we will appreciate the meals we do have more and are satisfied more quickly.

I hope you give intermittent fasting a try and see if it doesn’t make you feel better as well.

Who knows, skipping a few meals here and there may just help you reverse the effects of aging and live a longer, happier life.

Isn’t that something that’s worth giving intermittent fasting a try? It is for me. And I hope you’ll join me.

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world obesity day

World Obesity Day: Let’s Change The Future Together

World Obesity Day. It doesn’t matter what country you’re in. What demographic you represent. What age you are or even what your genetic make up is. Someone you know struggles with their weight.

I’ve been in awe today at the number of articles that are being published today talking about world obesity day.

Can we solve it? How do we live with it? Can we create the needed changes? What’s the best diet? Who has the best information?

Obesity is a money maker and a money taker.

Companies are getting absolutely rich off your cravings, your wants and your special treats. Governments are going broke trying to pay for all the health related issues due to obesity.

How Did We Get Here?

Simple. Scientists lied, doctors lied, food manufacturers lied, governments lied. All those lies made a lot of money for people and organizations.

What we got for in return for the lies was confused and tricked about facts of nutrition. Confusion that has led to World Obesity Day.

One of the most complete articles I’ve read today about it is from Harvard Health. It’s a really good article that covers the history and the future of obesity and tackles what it will take to fix the problem.

The article does say one thing that I disagree with. It says the solution is very complex.

I don’t believe it is.

I believe the solution is very simple.

  1. Make truth in advertising factual.
  2. Take government out of food lobbyists pockets.
  3. Mandate up to date nutritional training for doctors.
  4. Tax and regulate advertising on fat producing products like was done to tobacco.
  5. Put mandatory exercise back in schools.
  6. Make exercise and weight loss and diet products tax exempt.

OK, so maybe it’s not that simple.

But this is… move more, eat nutritious food for energy.

Health Issues

Do you know that obesity is a cause or major contributing factor of:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Cardio Vascular Disease
  • Multiple Types Of Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Shorter Life Expectancy
  • Joint Disintegration
  • Back Problems
  • ….just to name a few

I see so many people who are over weight heading to obese and they don’t have a care in the world. Parents who will never see grandchildren and if they are lucky enough to be around, they will be watching them from a motorized cart or from the couch.

I was interviewing a woman who was looking to become a client of mine and she literally said, “I’m not too worried if I don’t lose the weight, I can just get gastric bypass done.”

Honestly… what has the world come to when we are willing to go through hell and back and risk incredible complications and life altering surgery instead of doing the work?

Needless to say, I didn’t take her on as a client. You have to want to improve your own health more that I want you to. And believe me, I want you to improve your health!

World Obesity Day Special Offer

It’s my mission in life. In fact it’s my mission statement;

I will help 1,000,000 people improve their health and fitness.

I’ve been doing it for over 20 years and I have a long way to go, but every day, I know I’m a few people closer to completing my mission.

In honor of World Obesity Day, I’m making The 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge available at 50% off its normal price.. for only 48 hours so click here now! 

I believe that you don’t fail at diets and weight loss… the weight loss and diet industries have failed you!!!

So, I created the 90 Day Challenge to change all that.

The 90 Day Challenge

How would you like to:
– lose weight.
 – have your clothes fit better.
 – look better.
 – enjoy better health.

You may think that you’ve tried everything before and nothing has worked. You may be feeling confused and overwhelmed.

We will fix all that together!

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The 90 Day Challenge teaches you about:

  • Proper Nutrition
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Health Benefits Of Losing Weight

Health Benefits Of Losing Weight

Health benefits of losing weight are nothing to ignore. In fact, losing weight can improve your life so dramatically it is literally life changing.  It can actually be life saving!

Just look at the picture.

Are The Health Benefits Of Losing Weight Worth The Work?

This information comes from The Cleveland Clinic so you can bet that it’s been solid.

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Gout
  • Asthma

Do you suffer from any of the above health issues? Think about your weight and your fitness level. Wouldn’t you like to know that by improving your life you can realize some amazing health benefits?

Getting off medications related to disease? Would it be worth the effort to lose weight to improve your quality of life?

You bet it is… remember, I was a fat girl. Yes, I said it and I can say it with pride. I was fat!
That was then, a long time ago.

I put in the work, I made the changes I needed to make and I have never looked back!

In fact, I keep looking forward farther and farther because when you improve your health you increase the odds dramatically of living longer!

Not only living longer, but doing it with a great quality of life!

If you want to do the same that I did… buy back you life, lose weight, drop inches and more, then let me help you.

The Metabolism Reset Plan is the perfect way to boost your fat burning capacity, shed fat and lose inches fast and safe.

You will feel better, look better, feel younger, look younger. You will have more energy.

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Pumpkin Recipes

 

Pumpkin Recipes For Your Health!!

Pumpkin recipes are something that is expected around this time of year simply because pumpkin is actually an really great food!

Well besides the fact that they are delicious and healthy, pumpkin can boast some pretty awesome benefits for your health.

Eye sight
A cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin contains more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A,

Feel Fuller
Pumpkin seeds pack about 1.7 grams of dietary fiber per ounce, while mashed pumpkin has only 50 calories per cup and 3 grams of fiber.

Nutrients
Pumpkins are packed with carotenoids, helping to protect your cells against free radical damage. Like carrots, this orange fruit is rich in beta-carotene, as well as alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. After consuming beta-carotene, for instance, your body converts it into vitamin A, all while boosting overall immune function.

Boost Magnesium
one ounce of pumpkin seeds, you benefit from nearly 40 percent of your daily recommended intake, just like that. Considering a deficiency can lead to anything from anxiety disorders to osteoporosis, pumpkin seeds are an easy and effective way to ensure you’re getting enough

Healthy Fats
The seeds are packed with plant-based omega-3 fatty acids

Since I love anything healthy (as you know), and I love to cook and bake (as you know), I figured I’d put together a delicious and healthy pumpkin recipe collection for you.

I know that you will absolutely find some favorites for yourself in this collection and you’ll probably take one or two to your next pot-luck or party.

How do I know? Because I do it. LOL

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do… if you have any favs you want to share, please do in the comments! We would all love and appreciate more ideas!

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