How to maintain good health as you age

How to maintain good health as you age

It was once thought inevitable that our health declines as we age. While we can’t stop the passing years, we are becoming aware that there are things we can do to help maintain more youthful function of the body and brain. Beyond the basics of diet and exercise, there are a number of scientifically supported interventions that can help maintain youthful function and good health into advancing age.

Anti-Aging & Longevity Science & Research

Fight Father Time with a healthy diet, exercise, testing and getting the right vitamins and nutrients you need to live a long, healthy life.

Frequently Asked Anti-Aging & Longevity Health Questions

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What are the best anti-aging tips?

Prioritize exercise, eat ample vegetables, fruits and healthy fats, don’t smoke, consume minimal alcohol, manage your stress, get a full night’s sleep, maintain a healthy weight, avoid sugar and processed foods and avoid fried foods and charred meats. It’s also important to have regular lab work so you can proactively monitor levels of a variety of important health biomarkers such as blood sugar, insulin, inflammatory markers, cholesterol and hormone levels.

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What are natural methods for anti-aging?

Combating aging effectively means approaching it from multiple angles. A healthy diet and exercise are of paramount importance, as well as avoiding stressors and toxins in our food and environment that could accelerate the aging process. In addition to a healthy lifestyle, maintaining healthy hormone levels, supporting healthy mitochondrial function, encouraging youthful insulin sensitivity and body composition and influencing genetic expression to favor the genes associated with youthful function are other strategies; some targeted nutrients can help achieve some of these goals.

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What are age-reversing actions people can take?

Consuming nutrients such as Gynostemma pentaphyllum that activate AMPK, an enzyme involved in youthful cellular energy metabolism, using energy-promoting nutrients, such as nicotinamide riboside and supporting youthful hormone levels are some important anti-aging strategies. While these nutrients may help retain youthful body function, scientists are still hard at work trying to unlock the genetic and cellular secrets of aging that could allow us to indefinitely retain youth or truly turn-back the clock.

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Caloric Restriction

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Lab Testing

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The 10 Most Important Blood Tests

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Anti-Aging Mechanisms of NAD+

NAD+ promotes longevity through multiple mechanisms including DNA repair. Restoration of NAD+ has been shown to increase lifespan in mice by the human equivalent of 4 years.

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Rejuvenate Your Cells by Growing New Mitochondria

Aged people suffer up to 95% damaged mitochondria compared to almost none in a 5-year old. To combat the horrific effects of mitochondrial insufficiency, from cancer to heart failure, it is critical to maintain youthful mitochondrial function and structure. In an unprecedented advance, a nutrient called PQQ triggers mitochondrial biogenesis—the growth of new mitochondria in aging cells!

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The Surprising Longevity Benefits of Vitamin K

New research confirms that vitamin K can slash the risk of arterial calcification, coronary heart disease, cancer, type II diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Most compelling is a study showing that those with the highest intakes of vitamin K are less likely to die from any cause.

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