Preventative medicine provides all the tools you need to enhance longevity and dramatically reduce your risk for chronic disease. The commonly recommended wholefoods-based diet, quality sleep, regular exercise, and stress reduction are a great start for achieving health. But if ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough for you and you want to reverse aging and achieve incredible energy, peak fitness, boundless joy, and a more youthful appearance, then the following 5 steps are for you!
Step #1: Incorporate the Biology of Belief
The biology of belief emphasizes the mind/body connection. It focuses on how your body responds to your mind, and how your thoughts and emotions contribute to your health and longevity. Negative thoughts and feelings can lead to chronic stress and anxiety, and consequently, to insomnia, depression, poor immunity, chronic fatigue, hypertension, stomach ulcers, digestive disorders, cardiovascular disease and hormonal imbalances.[i] Chronic negativity can also lead to oxidative stress and systemic inflammation which are the root causes of most chronic diseases.[ii]
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to train your mind to think positively, and to dispel negative thinking and self-talk. Motivational courses and books can help with this, but in order to truly transform your life, you will need to work on your subconscious mind. Meditation, hypnosis and LFC glasses are all effective tools for accessing the subconscious mind and reprogramming it for success. Positive affirmations, visualization exercises and vision boards can also help, because when you frequently repeat a thought or image, your subconscious mind eventually accepts it as true.
Step #2: Eliminate Sugar and Refined Carbs
One of quickest and simplest ways to reverse aging and lose weight is to eliminate sugar in all its forms and refined carbohydrates (white pasta, white bread, flour products etc.). The naturally occurring sugars in fruits and vegetables are okay in moderation, but low sugar fruits and veggies should be emphasized over their higher sugar counterparts. Not only does sugar cause wrinkling of the skin, and age the cells, it also increases inflammation and can damage critical organs, including the liver and pancreas.[iii] And it increases your risk for diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease…to name a few.[iv]
Approximately 75 of all foods and beverages contain added sugar and it is often guised under a different name (corn syrup, honey, glucose, fructose, etc.), so make sure to diligently read all ingredients labels.[v] Better yet, eliminate packaged foods all together, and consume wholefoods in their natural form. Breaking the addiction to sugar and refined carbs will be tough at first but after a few months your taste buds will adapt, and you will find sugar and baked goods to be sickeningly sweet. When tempted to quit, just remind yourself that the health rewards are worth it!
Step #3: Maintain Your Sexuality
Sexuality often falls to the wayside as people get older, which is a shame because pleasure derived from having sex is a crucial factor in maintaining youth and a zest for life. Sex helps reduce stress and anxiety, to boost endorphins and reduce pain, to enhance sleep, to burn calories, to increase human growth hormone (an antiaging hormone), and to promote happiness. Sex also increases feelings of connectedness and relationship satisfaction. And according to a large-scale study conducted at Scotland’s Royal Edinburgh Hospital, having sex 3 times a week or more, makes you look a whopping 10 years younger.[vi]
Regular sex also helps enhance longevity. One study found that having just two orgasms a week cuts the risk of dying from various causes in half. And there appears to be a dose-response relationship — the more orgasms a person has, the longer they will live![vii] If you don’t have a partner don’t fret, studies show orgasms through self-stimulation still provides a myriad of benefits to your health and wellbeing.[viii] And if you can’t climax due to a health condition, you can still receive many of the same benefits of sex through simply enjoying the intimacy and pleasure of touching, cuddling, and exploring your partners body.
Step #4: Boost Stem Cell Health
Stem cells are cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide to produce more stem cells. Stem cells help prevent the deterioration and degeneration of the body, by repairing and replacing damaged cells and organs. Researchers now believe that the decline of stem cells that occurs naturally with age, is the root cause of aging, and that stem cell therapy holds the ability to reverse aging, and to prevent and cure many diseases.[ix]
Although stem cell therapy holds tremendous therapeutic potential, there are a couple drawbacks. Firstly, it is still in its early stages and some doctors and laboratories aren’t quite up to speed on the best steps and procedures to safely derive stem cells, so you’ll have to do your research when choosing a clinic and physician. Secondly, it is a relatively expensive procedure, and often requires multiple visits, which makes it cost prohibitive for many. Fortunately, there is a safe and affordable method available for boosting stem cell health and it’s a groundbreaking, clinically proven supplement called Stem Cell Strong. Stem Cell Strong is a complete body rejuvenation formula with over 30 superfoods and herbs to help your body regenerate from any issue.
Step #5: Build Muscle
Did you know that muscle mass percentage is a greater predictor of longevity than the widely used body mass index (BMI)? Large-scale studies at UCLA found that the more muscle mass a person has, the less likely they are to die prematurely from all causes.[x][xi] Maintaining muscle also helps to enhance your metabolism – for every pound of muscle you gain, you naturally burn an extra 50 calories per day. And the benefits don’t stop there – building muscles helps to protect your joints, to increase your bone density, to decrease arthritic pain, to improve blood-sugar control, and to reduce your risk for injury.
Muscle mass progressively declines after the age of 30, and the only way to prevent that decline is to partake in muscle building activities. So if you are a part of the majority, who focuses solely on heart pumping exercises it’s time to broaden your workout horizons! Some examples of strength training exercises include: free weights, resistance bands, ankle cuffs and vests, and any exercise where you use your body’s weight to create resistance against gravity. You can also use an electronic muscle stimulation device (EMS). EMS devices are tremendous time savers and are especially useful for people who are dealing with injuries that prevent them from doing weight bearing exercises (for more information on EMS devices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17vN-NWWJsk).
*The above steps are based on the web class