This is the second in a series of articles on reversing aging or how to reclaim your youth and vitality! You can read the first article here: Turning Back The Biological Clock. Just to clarify things a bit, as humans we have two different ages.
First, there is the chronological age which is the number of years a person has been alive and starts with your birth date. And then there is the biological age which is how old a person seems.
When we talk about reverse aging, it is the biological age that we want to retain and improve on, since the chronological one keeps ticking, no matter what.
It is also the biological age that takes into consideration lifestyle factors and habits. So while how we age chronologically is beyond our control, there are things we can do to improve our biological age.
The Natural Approach to Reverse Aging
Reclaiming your youth does not have to be an impossible task. It can be as simple as changing the things we do to ourselves because the damage that we bring on ourselves is the easiest to correct. There are a number of ways that you can optimize your health and prolong your life.
This part of the reverse aging program deals with making dietary changes, boosting the immune system, reducing systemic inflammation and removing toxic waste from the body; all pretty basic stuff. In other words, this part of the damage control is up to you.
You are in charge and play an active role in how effectively you can reverse aging, but more about that in later chapters.
The second part of damage control involves preventing and reversing damage at the cellular level. This component of reverse aging may not totally be up to you as factors promoting aging are genetically programmed in your cells.
Having said that, there are still some proactive measures you can take to prevent damage at the cellular level.
For one, you can incorporate more exercise into your daily routine to keep circulation moving, the heart pumping well, and the lymphatic system flowing freely. This will, among other things, nourish and replenish your cells well.
Second, you can invest in some quality anti-aging products that will work internally to regenerate cells and minimize aging effects. A lot more on this in upcoming chapters.
The last step in this process regarding anti-aging is to deal with the hormonal changes that are affected on a macro level. Hormones act as the body’s chemical messenger and can tell the body what to do and when to do it.
With regards to aging, hormones, unfortunately, they tell the body how to age and even a small fluctuation in hormonal levels affects aging.
While hormonal production cannot be completely dominated by any single treatment, you can make small but sensible changes to restore these imbalances.
Some basics to boost the body’s ability to create and balance hormones include changing lifestyle and dietary habits while staying away from common stressors and detoxifying.
And then, of course, there is all that hormonal therapy that you could get involved in, but do you really want to go there?
Instead, follow a sensible age reversing protocol that will help you better control the way you age. These basics can not only prevent and reverse chronic illnesses but also the signs and symptoms of aging.
In this series of articles, we will look at the different factors that affect the production of collagen, on the external front, concerning the look and feel of skin. On the internal front, which is equally important, we will look at what is crucial to keep you young and healthy on the inside.