January 24, 2017

Good Ideas, I’ll Start Tomorrow

Think healthy—be healthy.

By David Kekich

 

Do you find yourself waiting for the “perfect moment” to start? Maybe the time to start will be “tomorrow.” Then ask yourself this question. Was there ever a time when you let an opportunity slip by when you could have taken action—but didn’t? I know I have. And it hurts. Now remember a time when you went for it and succeeded. Exhilarating, wasn’t it? So why don’t we unleash empowering action more often? Why do we procrastinate and pretend there is plenty of time? Fittingly, in this case, procrastination will cost you time. It will cost you the extra years of youth that Smart, Strong and Sexy at 100? promises you. Your life. Your time. Your choice.

think-healthy-be-healthyHow many times have you started on a new diet or exercise program only to end up back to where you started, or worse? Was motivation the missing element? The hardest part of any new program is the insidious mental resistance that sabotages us. Well, I’ve got good news for you. Once you start Longevity Express’ seven-step program, you will want to continue, naturally and unforced. You’ll love the process as well as the results. It will be enjoyable instead of work. It will become as much a part of you as getting dressed in the morning, regardless of your age or fitness level.

Ride the Express to a destination where staying healthy, strong and fit stops becoming “what you do” and turns into being “who you are.” See yourself congratulating yourself when you reach this exhilarating point of freedom. See yourself as healthy, fit and happy. Be patient.

Mastery takes time. You’ll use regular motivation during the journey, but you won’t depend on it forever. The longer you ride the Express, the easier and more enjoyable the ride becomes. Soon, you will love the process and break free from the pro-aging habits that used to ruin your life and pointed you to an early grave.

Vibrant, youthful life is simply a superior alternative. You’ll get to the point where not doing what you should be doing to maintain your vitality and longevity will be much more painful to you than just doing it will be. You won’t need to depend on willpower and discipline except to create your original rituals. Then you’ll be on auto-pilot.

Think about it. Once you learn to read, would you ever revert to illiteracy? Learning to read is transformative. You’ll never go back. It’s the same with learning to control your wellness and longevity. Once you learn how and experience the wondrous benefits, turning back will simply be unthinkable. You don’t need more discipline. You need more rituals.

We don’t like it when our actions conflict with our thoughts. That makes us very uncomfortable and makes us prone to change our actions. Think healthy—be healthy.

However, if you know you should book a seat on the Express but it doesn’t connect enough with you to start seriously, simply don’t do it. Just make sure you completely understand what you are passing up. The Express could easily transport you from an ugly premature death to an era where suffering and aging are left far behind—to an era where you could enjoy open-ended youth, strength and vitality.

Here are a few mental tricks to help get you there: Remind yourself of your successes. 
Visualize your future.
 Think about what means most to you.

Other ways you can challenge yourself in the new year: Try going on a vacation without your phone, or embrace the power of gratitude.

 

David KekichDavid Kekich (Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs) is President/CEO of Maximum Life Foundation that focuses on aging research, a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to curing aging-related diseases. For more information, visit: www.MaxLife.org. David contributes to our column Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs. MaxLife is helping to make the anti-aging dream a reality with cutting edge Bio-Engineering research and products.

 

Hormone Replacement Therapy Reduces Aging

The father of a very close friend of mine lost his will to live. Here is an aging former soldier of fortune who once had a zest for life experienced by few. Now, he has lost interest in eating and seemingly everything else.

This bothers me for a couple of reasons. First, someone close to me may lose her dad. And on a larger scale, didn’t I say most people go to the ends of the earth to hang on to life towards the end? Well, apparently not all. Why is this?

Several months ago, I had a relevant conversation with another close friend about how some people cling to life at the end no matter how much suffering and pain they endure, while others simply throw in the towel. We concluded it may have something to do with declining hormone levels. So I called my anti-aging physician to discuss this possibility. His response was that yes, declining hormone levels lead to depression, which usually translates to loss of appetite, and of course, a diminished will to live. He routinely reverses this phenomenon with closely monitored hormone replacement therapy.

Could declining hormone levels be evolution’s way to nudge us into going quietly into the night? Could savvy doctors reverse deteriorating disease and attitudes and improve and extend millions of lives with simple hormone replacement therapy?

The evidence strongly points in that direction.

The most commonly physician-supplemented hormones are estrogen and progesterone in women, testosterone in men, and growth hormone in both sexes. In addition to these hormones, the majority of people also experience a decline in the hormones melatonin and DHEA.

DHEA promotes tissue renewal and replacement. Low DHEA levels affect your cardiovascular and immune system as well as your metabolism. DHEA usually declines from prime levels by 80–85% by the time you reach seventy years of age.

DHEA is available as an over-the-counter supplement at any health food store. Have your physician recommend a sensible dosage for you. Dosages will vary from person to person.

Once again, the potential benefits of hormone replacement outweigh the negative consequences. These benefits include increased muscle tone, a more active sex drive, better skin and hair condition and better immune system function.

The important thing to keep in mind though is, when you incorporate hormone replacement therapy into your regimen, do so only under the guidance of an intelligent anti-aging physician. He or she should test your hormonal levels and monitor your health before and during supplementing hormones to make sure you aren’t receiving too much. As with any biologic molecule, too much can be just as problematic as too little. The idea is to bring your system back into balance, not to overwhelm it.

A final word of advice about hormone replacement is that many people sell what they claim to be human growth hormone or human growth hormone releasing drugs. The majority are snake-oil salesmen. Be wary before purchasing any of these products. Many are completely unproven, and the companies that sell them usually can’t be trusted. We are wary of growth hormone for anti-aging purposes no matter what the source.
Many people look at old age as a decrepit, miserable period in their lives. The grumpy ones have for the most part given up hope.
The moral to this story is, don’t wait until you see serious decline to visit an anti- aging specialist. In fact, see one before you experience any decline—period. After all, once you see signs of a condition or disease, it may be too late. Heart disease and cancer are two good examples. They eat away at you for years before you show symptoms. And one symptom from heart disease is often sudden death.

Your perfect cure is prevention.

 

David Kekich (Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs) is President/CEO of Maximum Life Foundation that focuses on aging research, a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to curing aging-related diseases. For more information, visit: www.MaxLife.org. David contributes to our column Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs. MaxLife is helping to make the anti-aging dream a reality with cutting edge Bio-Engineering research and products.

 

 

Candida Diet Is The Cornerstone Of Anti-Aging

Besides being a much healthier person, you will also be glad to know that a low sugar diet, as recommended for Candida, is also the cornerstone of many anti-aging strategies. For instance, Nicholas Perricone is probably the number 1 anti-wrinkling doctor in the world. His analysis goes partly like this: when you eat sugar (or any hi-glycemic carbs), your insulin rises.

A lot of sugar results in a lot of insulin. High insulin creates inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation creates wrinkling of the skin, but also creates unseen damage to internal organs. High insulin also creates insulin resistance, which results in even higher insulin levels, and round and round it goes.

There is also the idea of glycation, wherein high blood sugar levels directly result in some ‘sticky’ sugar molecules attaching themselves to two protein molecules. This so-called cross-linking of the proteins results in the proteins not doing their job correctly.

The worst cases involve Advanced Glycation Endproducts, or AGEs. In the skin, the cross-linked collagen proteins mean you get wrinkles. There are anti-aging theories that in the pancreas, AGEs cause diabetes and in the brain AGEs cause Alzheimer’s disease and so on throughout the body.

So, there is the anti-aging bright side of having Candida: you eat less sugar and white flour and probably avoid other problems, such as raised insulin and inflammation leading to wrinkles. There are also the Free Radical Theory of Aging and the Inflammation Theory of Aging (involving things other than only sugar). So if you add in lots of vegetables and so forth, along with exercise, you get most bases covered.

I wish you well. If you need thorough support, I recommend 4 Steps to End Candida Infection Naturally to guide you through on how to cure candida naturally and effectively. 

 

 

Adapted with permission from www.naturalcureforyeastinfectionguide.com/

Anti-Aging Hormone Increases the Chances of Pregnancy and Decreases Miscarriages

A recent study, conducted by scientists from Tel Aviv University in Israel, has revealed that women taking anti-aging pills have increased chances of getting pregnant.

The physicians have found out that taking this pill boosts the chances of pregnancy by 300%. The reason behind it is that these pills contain a hormone called DHEA.

In the study, the scientists focused on two groups of women. The first group comprised women, who went in for the conventional treatment for poor ovulation, whereas the second group of women went in for the same treatment and also took the DHEA supplement.

This hormone is produced in the brain, testes and the ovaries. The maximum levels of the hormone are present in the people when they are in their 20s and then they reduce by the 30s.

They were surprised to see the results of their study. The study was headed by Adrian Shulman of Tel Aviv University.

Shulman disclosed to the Daily Express that they thought that the decreased levels of this hormone have a connection with the conception problems of older women, when using the IVF technique.

He added that they had not thought that this hormone would result in a considerable increase in the chances of pregnancy.*

The Center for Human Reproduction have been conducting considerable research on pregnancy in older women and the aging ovary who have had a harder time trying to get pregnant. Those women with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) or ovarian impairment due to advanced age or premature ovarian aging (POA), DHEA supplementation has proved promising results.

Effects of DHEA in Women with DOR

  • Increases egg and embryo counts and quality
  • Increases chromosomally normal embryos available
  • Speeds up time to pregnancy in fertility treatment
  • Increases spontaneously conceived pregnancies
  • Improves IVF pregnancy rates
  • Decreases spontaneous miscarriage rates
  • Likely reduces chromosomal abnormalities  in embryos

Overall, DHEA supplementation makes women feel much better.

Positive Ant-Aging Side Effects of DHEA

  • Improved overall feeling
  • Physically stronger
  • Improved sex drive
  • Mentally sharper
  • Better memory

Further observation has also noted a surprisingly low miscarriage rate in DHEA pregnancies. Since miscarriages, especially in older women, are mostly due to chromosomal abnormalities, this observation, too, suggested the possibility that DHEA may reduce chromosomal abnormalities.

The Center for Human Reproduction data has not only confirmed the high pregnancy rate in very unfavorable patients with diminished ovarian reserve, but demonstrated an identical reduction in miscarriage rate if supplementing with DHEA. The percentage of miscarriages of women over 35 is 50% more than under the same age, but DHEA hormone reduces that risk.

Since older women represent in the USA the most rapidly growing age group of women having babies, these findings provide good news and hope. DHEA may become an anti-aging supplement to be given, like prenatal vitamins, to all older women contemplating pregnancy.

*Reposted with Permission from TopNews.US

Smoking and Skin Aging

Smoking Ages by Flickr Yug_and_her

Smoking cigarettes ages skin faster than anything else, apart from sun damage.

There is no gentle way of saying this but if you smoke cigarettes, then you need to stop smoking.

Aside from the many health issues associated with smoking – if you care at all about wrinkles and you want to look younger for longer – then smoking is out.

One million new smokers light up each year in the U.S. alone and many of them are young women who may later come to regret what smoking does to their looks.

As far as the effects of smoking on skin aging and health, it is much worse for women. That is official and it is supported by many years of research by reputable medical bodies.

  • The nicotine in cigarettes is more addictive for women who, as a result, have much more difficulty quitting smoking than men.
  • Women who smoke have twice the additional risk of heart attacks, strokes and lung cancer than men who smoke.
  • Lung cancer kills three times the number of American women than breast cancer – currently around 70,000 per year.
  • Smoking is also linked to early onset of the menopause in women.
  • Most devastating of all from a looks point of view – the aging effects of smoking on the skin are worse for women who are much more likely to develop “smoker’s face” than male smokers.

For women smoking and aging are inextricably linked.

In 2001, the special risks of smoking for women were recognized by the US Surgeon General in a report warning women of the dangers from smoking cigarettes.

European government bodies and other world authorities made similar statements.

Even if you dismiss the health risks, the effect of smoking on skin may give you some pause for thought.  It is worth taking time to consider how smoking cigarettes will damage your skin and accelerate skin aging.  Do you really want this to happen to you?

“For smokers, middle age starts in the early 30′s as the tell tale wrinkles around the mouth and eyes begin to appear. Young female smokers are likely to be wasting their money on anti-aging face creams if they continue to smoke.”
 ~ Amanda Sandford, Action on Smoking Health

old woman smoking by Flickr twicepix

The effects of smoking on skin aging have been recognized for a long time. A 1965 study first identified what came to be known as “smoker’s face” – gray, pale and wrinkled skin.

In recent years, much research has focused on this area and it is now broadly accepted that smoking, making smokers look much older than non-smokers, damages smoker’s skin.

It is not just smoker’s skin that ages quicker. Research in recent years has proved conclusively that passive smoking is damaging to your skin and to your health. Unfair though it seems, whether you smoke or just breathe in other people’s smoke, your skin will suffer the same symptoms of smoker’s face.

The Chief Medical Officer of the U.K. recently highlighted the link between smoking and skin damage saying that smoking adds between 10-20 years to your natural age.

A 2007 study found that smoking is associated with increased wrinkling and skin damage on many parts of the body, not just the face. Inner arms, neck and decollete are likely to show wrinkling and sagging as a result of having accelerated skin aging from smoking.

Smoking speeds up skin aging in a number of ways. It all starts with the free radicals formed in your body by the exposure to cigarette smoke.

Free radicals are highly unstable and powerful molecules that can cause disease and damage to cell DNA. The cells of your body start behaving erratically producing a range of responses that make your skin age faster.

So, how does smoking affect the skin?

  • Smoking restricts blood flow through the capillaries (tiny veins near the skins surface) preventing oxygen and nutrients getting to the skin.
  • Smoking increases production of an enzyme, which breaks down the supply of collagen to the skin’s structure. Collagen supply is vital to the skin’s elasticity. It decreases with age but smoking cigarettes accelerates this process.
  • Smoking reduces the body’s store of vitamin A, which provides protection from skin damage.
  • Smoking gets in the way of absorption of vitamin C – a vital antioxidant for skin protection and health.
  • Smokers continual puckering from drawing on a cigarette and squinting in reaction to the cigarette smoke results in deeply wrinkled skin around the eyes and mouth – classic signs of “smoker’s face.”

Smoker's Face by Flickr Shendeluth

Smoking statistics will clearly tell you the risk of death and disease from your smoking habit. If that is not sufficiently frightening, then this is what you might expect your skin to look like if you continue to smoke:

  • Dull appearance to the skin – loss of skin glow and vitality
  • Discolored skin (an ashy look on white skins)
  • Deeper wrinkles around the mouth and eyes
  • Loss of tone and elasticity more than with the normal aging process

A key question from most smokers is, if I stop smoking can I reverse the skin damage? The simple answer is that you won’t be able to completely reverse the damage that smoking has done.

But, with a good diet, skin supplements and great anti-aging skin care you can do a lot to get your youthful skin back and prevent damage from getting any worse. Why wait only to stop smoking later when even more damage has been done to your skin?

When you look at your skin, remember that some damage won’t appear until 10-20 years after you began to smoke. So, if you haven’t been smoking that long and you don’t see much skin damage yet – then don’t assume it won’t happen. 

Smoking exerts such a noticeable effect on the skin that it’s often possible to detect whether or not a person is a smoker simply by looking at his or her face. Smokers have more wrinkles and their skin tends to have a grayish pallor compared to non-smokers.”  ~ Professor Young, Head of Dermatology, Guys School of Medicine, London

The important thing for your skin and your looks is to stop inflicting continued damage on yourself. If you quit smoking now, then you will stop your skin aging any faster than it normally would. With proper anti-aging skin care and nutrition your skin will look much better into the future than it will do if you carry on as a smoker.

 

Smoking can add years to your face. Not only can it wrinkle the face and turn it yellow, but smoking causes superficial skin problems, creating adverse changes to the skin’s ability to function and heal. Does this make you want to quit?

 

 

Taking (Grey) Matter Into Your Own Hands – With Lithium Orotate

Many people do not realize that lithium itself is not a drug, but is instead a naturally occurring mineral salt like potassium, and is something that everyone needs for proper mental and physical health.

The familiar kinds of lithium known to the general population are the pharmaceutical drug forms of lithium, like lithium carbonate and lithium citrate. These medication drugs are typically prescribed for treatment of mood disorders like bipolar disorder.

Can Lithium Help Solve Your Mental Health Mysteries?

Lithium orotate is something very different. It is a special mineral form of lithium, which will cross the blood brain barrier. This means that the huge amounts required of the pharmaceutical drug forms of lithium citrate and lithium carbonate in order to effectively treat a condition, are not necessary when using lithium orotate. Instead, only a tiny amount of lithium orotate supplement is needed, as 97% of it gets where it actually needs to go.

One of the main reasons people use lithium orotate, instead of the pharmaceutical forms of lithium carbonate or lithium citrate, is because of their potential for lithium toxicity and because of their numerous side effects. The large quantities of those drugs, which must be used in order to be effective, are at near toxic levels with a narrow window of safety. The hope is that they will do more good than harm.

Lithium orotate, on the other hand, is completely non-toxic, very safe in all respects, has no side effects, and is effective for an estimated 70% to 80% of individuals who try it.

A Younger, Healthier Brain With Just One Small Dose A Day

Because of the small amounts of lithium in lithium orotate, which still effectively treats many different conditions such as bipolar disorder, it is available as an over-the-counter mineral supplement.

In addition, lithium orotate is a mineral, which can be helpful for anyone to take.  It protects the brain in a number of important ways.  It has also been recently discovered that the mineral lithium can actually restore and increase the gray matter in the brain (source of intelligence), which nothing else known to date can do.

In addition, taking small amounts of lithium orotate provides natural anti-aging benefits to the brain, as well as protecting the brain from numerous toxins, and more.

Think Young Into Your 90s With This Anti-aging Secret For Your Brain

In a study, Nematode worms treated with lithium show a 46 percent increase in lifespan, raising the tantalizing question of whether humans taking the mood affecting drug are also taking an anti-aging medication.

A number of interesting studies on lithium have turned up in recent years, such as its possible association with longevity in humans.

Here researchers are testing it against Parkinson’s disease: “A two-year study of the effects of lithium treatment on Parkinson’s disease in mice has given researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging hope that the drug may halt brain damage in humans with the degenerative disorder.

The research found that lithium, the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug most commonly used to treat bipolar disorder, “profoundly prevents the aggregation of toxic proteins and cell loss associated with Parkinson’s disease” in mice.

In the last couple of years, there’s been kind of a growing body of data that suggests that lithium orotate could have some neuroprotective effects.

Protect Your Brain Starting Today–No Prescription Necessary

Capsules or tablets containing 5 milligrams of lithium from lithium orotate is available from a few natural food stores and compounding pharmacies as an anti-aging supplement.

If you’re interested in keeping your brain as young as possible for as long as possible, you should definitely consider lithium orotate mineral therapy. Review this information with your physician…but make sure he is skilled and knowledgeable in nutritional and natural medicine!

What has been your personal experience in anti-aging supplements? Share with other readers below.

 

David Kekich is President/CEO of Maximum Life Foundation that focuses on aging research, a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to curing aging-related diseases. For more information, visit: www.MaxLife.org. David contributes to our column Living Healthy to 120: Anti-Aging Breakthroughs. MaxLife is helping to make the anti-aging dream a reality with cutting edge Bio-Engineering research and products.

 

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