We can’t stress enough the importance that nutrition plays on the aging process, but something you may not be familiar with is the way in which what you eat, effects your DNA. It’s time to change the age-old saying “You’re only as old as you feel” to “You’re only as old as your telomeres are short.”
First, you must understand what telomeres are and the role they play. Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes, like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces. They are an essential part of every human cell, affecting how our cells age. Without the ends, shoelaces will fray until they’re no longer able to do their job. In the same way, DNA strands become damaged and cells can’t function properly.
Every organ in your body is made of cells and every cell in your body is made of DNA. It’s who we are. To help keep us looking and feeling young, researchers look at our telomeres – the parts of chromosomes that control aging, for the answers. Telomeres get shorter with age, and there is serious debate regarding whether we are able to lengthen or grow them, but the rate in which they shorten can be slowed by putting forth effort. Several lifestyle changes that you can make today slow the degeneration of your telomeres.
Changing habits after you’re set in your ways can be challenging. It takes a conscious effort to shift your mindset, but when you make the following changes, you’ll see drastic improvements to your overall health.
Learn Ways to Control and Reduce Your Stress – Several studies have linked chronic stress to shorter telomeres. Finding ways to reduce and eliminate stress from your daily life will drastically improve your quality of life. Practicing yoga and meditating are both ways you can obtain a calmer, more balanced mental state.
- Find Your Balance – There may be nothing more profound you can do to maintain or restore your health and vitality than to balance and maintain the pH of your body. Unfortunately, many of us don’t consume enough plant based foods in our diets which makes our bodies acidic. Start taking our Endo pHBalancer that allows you to restore, and maintain your inner balance.
- Exercise Regularly – From boosting happiness to providing an energy boost, the benefits of exercise are well documented. Now there’s another reason to hit the gym
- Consume Natural, Plant-Based Nutrition – Foods high in vitamins and nutrients are believed to protect cells and their telomeres from oxidative damage. A diet high in antioxidant foods can slow down aging and help prevent or reduce cell damage. A diet founded on eating raw, plant-based and nutrient-rich foods is optimal for overall health and well-being at any age, but especially as you get older.
- Get Your Daily Dose of Magnesium – Magnesium has proved to slow down the aging of telomeres.
Our bodies are all uniquely different, which means all of our cells are all different as well. In order to understand and find the root cause of your paint points take our Telomere Length Test. This test can be especially beneficial if you have autoimmune diseases, experienced cardiovascular disease, inflammatory disorders, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cognitive decline, and other chronic degenerative conditions associated with aging.
Regardless of your true age, we want you to find your vibrance!