Longevity and Youthfulness

Nutrition as religion
Who doesn't want to live longer and look more youthful? Apparently very few, if any. And a lot of people are discovering that the simplest way of doing that is through nutrition. "Nutrition is becoming religion to people," wrote experts from the Nutrition Information Center of The New York Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University. How so? "Everyone wants to live a longer, better and more healthy life," they add.

But wasn't it always so? Didn't our ancestors want to live longer, better and healthier lives? So what's the difference? The difference is that now we know that we can attain these goals. That is because we have begun to understand the process of aging and its causes. The process of aging seems to depend on a variety of causes. The principal are genetic factors, nutrition, living conditions, and age-related diseases or deficiencies.

Free radicals
There are few doubts that one of the principal causes of aging is the large number of tiny charged particles known as free radicals. They are produced through many agents, like air pollution, pesticides, fried or barbecued foods, alcohol, coffee, cleaning fluids, paints, furniture polish and smoking, and last only a fraction of a second. Yet they manage to damage our cells and cause not only aging, but many diseases.

How is this possible, you are likely to wonder. Our body consists of some 60 trillion cells that are quite regularly renewed, and certainly within a couple of years through genetic response. How many can these free radicals be that can damage our organism? Well, let us count these deriving from a single puff of smoke. If these tiny particles were large enough to be visible, that is 1mm or 1/25th of an inch, and if they were placed side by side, they would span the distance from the earth to the moon over 230,000 times. This is a very large number-from a single puff of smoke. So although our cells are inconceivably numerous, so are the free radicals that attack and damage them.

Other factors
But free radicals are only one cause of aging, although they may be the most important. There are others such as poor dietary habits, harsh environmental conditions, anxiety and stress, chronically sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, an inactive desk-bound job, and no doubt being tied to a computer, although it is too early to have seen the results of this latest cause of aging and disease.

Our program
How can aging be controlled, if it cannot be entirely avoided? There are a number of things that positively help to delay aging.

What we offer are,

  1. Comprehensive measures. Identify specific agents responsible for age-related disorders in your own life, and devise a plan for reducing or eliminating them.
  2. Diet.Which are the best foods for you in your present condition, how to eat them, what to cut down or eliminate at least for a while to get the most out of your nutrition.
  3. Nutritional supplements. What vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and active antioxidants may be necessary to reduce intracellular accumulations, pathologic calcification, and reverse cellular aging.
  4. Botanical support. What standardized herbal preparations can best assist you in your present condition, the required dosage, their contraindications, etc.
  5. Lifestyle changes. Small but significant changes in lifestyle, designed expressly for your specific circumstances and needs, to help you achieve your goals easier and faster.