As we focus our attention on healthy living, both Body & Mind, we must consider the biological aging process as a factor, like it or not.
Ageism has been used as a crutch for many couch potatoes and ruminators alike for quite some time, and many of us are putting a lid on the victimizing and bringing back the “Not Getting Older, We’re Getting Better” outlook.
The trillions of cells in our body, each have chromosomes in our cells.
(remember grade 9 science class)
At the very tip of these chromosomes are tiny little strands of DNA called telomeres—biological clocks buried in our genetic makeup that science previously thought had a finite existence. Scientists have watched the shrivel and shorten of our telomeres as we age; however, recently, these same scientists have now proven that we can lengthen our telomeres, adding youth and vitality to our lives, no matter what your age.
This is great news! We are realizing time and time again, with a greater understanding of how our bodies work, that we are not the victims of the aging process that we thought we were.
“Here’s how the great news gets real: through some healthy lifestyle interventions such as exercise, reducing stress, eating foods high in antioxidants, and practicing yoga and meditation, telomeres can also be lengthened. It begs the question, when we make the right choices to create more balance and homeostasis, can we reverse our biological clock and alter our genetic destiny?” Dr. Joe Dispenza http://www.drjoedispenza.com/blog/science/telomeres-the-biological-clock-in-our-genetics/?inf_contact_key=8468d2d820f818d80fb364fffdfe34515ffb4d36e56415522b2f3c970d7ea1a3
Nutrition is key. Yoga and meditation, to tone, strengthen and breathe our way into health are definitely necessary; however, without clean and wholesome nutrition, we are making it much harder on ourselves. You know that wonderful feeling of waking up after a good night sleep and feeling refreshed, energized and ready to take a delicious bite out of your day?
Well, let’s put a greater focus on your nutrition. Healing your gut with food free of chemicals and full of nutrients will give you energy that you might have forgotten you can have! Simple yet not easy.
Let’s break it down:
½ your plate: Organic raw or lightly grilled vegetables of all colours
¼ your plate: Clean Protein: either vegan or poultry, fish and the occasional lean red meat without sauce sprinkled generously with fresh spices like turmeric, basil, garlic, pepper, oregano, cilantro, parsley, cumin, etc.
¼ your plate: Complex Carbohydrate with a Tablespoon or 2 of healthy fats like olive oil drizzled on your quinoa, sprinkled with goat’s cheese and a few olives.
Now ramp it up with a boost.
There are ways to boost your efforts with supplements that are high quality and organic. Know what you’re taking to be sure the supplement is bio-available. Research the supplement company thoroughly to know you’re getting what the label claims. Timeblock is one that provides high potency antioxidants to heal and nourish our telomeres, as we continue on our health journey. Important ingredients like organic barley, green tea and shitake mushrooms are ingredients shown to improve telomere length, dialing back the clock to youthfulness and health.
Stay the course and believe in your power to guide your own ship, and remember,
…You’re getting better!
Holistic Wellness Specialist
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