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Longevity

The path towards longevity starts today. We have a finite amount of time on earth. Whatever you do from this moment on will determine both the quality and quantity of your life.  Everything we do on a daily basis is impacts our longevity.

The five steps to increasing longevity are:

  • Microcirculation
  • Healthy Diet
  • Stress Control
  • Antioxidants
  • Sleep

Microcirculation

Microcirculation is the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your tissues.  If you’re at an optimal, ideal weight, your body contains 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Those blood vessels deliver oxygen and nutrients to your 75 trillion cells. It’s very important that you take care of your circulatory system and your heart. If all of a sudden our highways were all blockaded and traffic jammed, our UPS and FedEx deliveries would not be completed. Likewise, if your body’s microcirculation is not working properly, the oxygen and nutrients that your body needs will not be delivered.

  • Here’s a few proactive things you can do to protect your heart and promote healthy microcirculation:
    • Take fish and perilla oil. These are essential fatty acids. They naturally help control cholesterol and lessen inflammation. Only 1 in 6 people get essential fatty acids in their diet. According to the World Health Organization, only a small percentage of the world’s population consume an adequate amount of fruits and vegetables.
    • Control C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and inflammation levels. CRP is an independent risk factor for heart disease. CRP levels rise when there is inflammation in the body. The more inflammation in your body, the more issues will ensue. Whether its bronchitis, sinusitis or colitis, all these types of inflammation can lead to heart disease.
    • Supplement with polycothenol. Polycothenol is another great tool for controlling cholesterol. It’s derived from sugar cane and has been shown to lower bad cholesterol and improve the good cholesterol, and generally improve your good to bad cholesterol ratio.
    • Have some CoQ10. CoQ10 is an antioxidant that helps with not only the pumping of your heart, but also its contraction. It also provides energy for the rest of your body. CoQ10 is made by your body on a daily basis. Yet as we get older, we get stressed, we have cardiovascular disease occurring and that CoQ10 level becomes insufficient. Your body does not get the power that’s necessary to perform, so your immune system, antioxidants and cardiovascular health will start faltering. This is not congruent with the longevity that you want and deserve.
    • Include Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) mushrooms, such as Cordyceps, Lingzhi, and Yongzhi in your diet. These are not only good for the immune system and rich in nutrients, but they’ve also been known to help with cholesterol levels and lessen inflammation.
    • Vessel dilation. Dilating your blood vessels is also important. In a highway, when three lanes merge into two, then into one, congestion happens. Likewise, when your blood vessels become narrower, you have a backup of pressure. Your blood pressure increases and the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your tissue decreases, which is critical to supporting the cells in your body.
    • Sleep on a nano anti-allergy pillow every night to increase circulation to your brain. Our brain requires 20 % of all the oxygen pumped from our heart to function optimally. When oxygen levels drop, you’re not as sharp and focused. Something as simple as sleeping on a nano pillow at night can improve circulation.
    • Consume gingko and magnesium. Both gingko, an antioxidant, and magnesium, a mineral, expand the blood vessels to improve circulation to your body.

The combination of these supplements and practices are a great foundation to protecting your heart.

Healthy Diet

When you’re supplementing your diet, you’re not substituting for a healthy diet but supporting one. Some simple ways to maintain it:

  • Practice a 3-2-1 plus 1 diet. This simply means three vegetables, two fruits, one multigrain, and a lean protein multiple times a day, but in the same ratio.
  • Augment with carbs and protein, but don’t go too high on your protein or carbs.
  • Vegetables and fruits are your friends. Vegetables are the only thing that has been shown to improve longevity. Tomatoes and other vegetables are critical. Tomatoes are also rich in lycopene and important for the prostate and breast health and a rich source of antioxidants.

Stress Control

Stress can rob you not only of energy and contentment; it can also rob your body of wellness.  It lowers your immune system, and a weakened immune system leaves you wide open for infections, cancers and illnesses. Use a simple online stress tool and discover what your stressors are. There are ones that we are aware of, but also ones that are hidden. It’s the hidden problems that are often the biggest problems.

A few tips to control stress:

  • Again, supplement with some TCM mushrooms. These have been shown to support stress response.
  • Take ginseng. It has been used for millennia to support the adrenal glands. Your adrenal glands control the flight or fight response, which is very important to mitigating stress response and allowing you to cope better.
  • Have 8 hours of sleep. You have to restore your body.
  • Include a good multivitamin in your daily medication. Remember that B vitamins and Vitamin C are important. Your adrenal glands have the highest concentration of Vitamin C in your body.  If you’re not remembering your dreams very well, taking oral contraception, or undergoing hormone replacement therapy, you need more B vitamins.

The more stressed you are, the more likely you are to become overweight or obese. Increased body fat lowers your good cholesterol and raises your insulin level, which puts you at risk for diabetes. This robs you of longevity. Hence, exercise should also be a part of your regular routine.

Antioxidants

There are many theories which show that antioxidants are important for controlling the aging process and the damage to our DNA. Supplement with a blended antioxidant, TCM mushrooms, CoQ10, lipolic acid, NAC, Vitamin C, and zinc. Combining these supports and nourishes your body.

Sleep

Sleep is restoration and healing to your body.

Here are some things you can do to augment your sleep:

  • Take some L-theanine which is derived from green tea.
  • Use a nano pro pillow.
  • Have some chromium. Chromium is willpower in a bottle.  It has fiber, binds up your carbs and contributes to absorption, allowing you to recover from unhealthy habits.
  • Control your food allergies.

If you wait to practice these simple healthy habits you’re taking away from your longevity. It’s time to be proactive and not reactive. Don’t patch your body back together after a period of neglect. Wellness is an intent. Live life with intention. Grow old gracefully with your loved ones and enjoy vitality together.

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Improve Posture

  • 1.Avoid slouching. Be aware of your posture as you walk, sit, and drive, keep shoulders squared and head pulled back and up.

  • 2.Imagine a thread pulling the top of your head toward the ceiling. Visualization can help improve your sense of position.

  • 3.If your job requires you to sit for long periods, take frequent breaks to stand, stretch and shake it out.

  • 4.Maintain a strong core to help support proper posture. Add core-training exercises to your daily routine.

  • 5.A firm mattress and ergonomic pillow help achieve proper back support while you sleep, so you'll stand straighter in the a.m.

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