In the fight against aging, most of us need all the help we can. Here are the five theories that anti-aging experts attribute to its causes, its amplification and its prevention.
Activation of the immune system, caused by infection, a allergen or toxin, causes internal inflammation at the cellular level. Poor diet, lack of sleep and radiation are the common causes of low-intensity inflammation, which has been linked to arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.
What we eat (too much sugar, fat and sodium), drink (too much soda, fruit juice , etc.), do (are too stressed, work too much), do not do (don’t get enough sleep) and what we expose ourselves to can accelerate the aging process and the development of chronic diseases.
Levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, thyroid and / or human growth hormone decrease with age. But by increasing these essential biochemicals, it may be possible to improve health and prevent the aging process. A controversial approach, hormone therapy requires the supervision of an experienced doctor.
call this the “rust” theory. As we age, we are subject to oxidative stress, the byproduct of free radical damage, a natural process in which unstable molecules disrupt the functioning of cells and tissues. Antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E, glutathione and alpha lipoic acid can help protect cells.
When the body cannot get rid of toxins, especially high amounts of sugar, trans fats, mercury and products chemicals we ingest, our balance is compromised, causing fatigue, fragile skin, heart disease, cancer, etc. Detoxification and inflammation are closely linked.