Aging

An inescapable part of every life is the aging process. It is often viewed as something to be feared as one's life progresses. It can easily be argued that all things, including people, age differently. Some of us, more quickly than others. We often parallel the aging process to how we have treated ourselves.

 

Unfortunately, many people view aging as a negative condition. This view may spawn from a belief that as we get older, a physical loss of function and development of disease is eminent. While this can happen, we now live in an age where the knowledge of effective preventative measures are at hand. As technology progresses, doctors are learning more about how we can slow the aging process, and how diet and lifestyle hold the key to “healthy” aging.

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What is it that differs between the 70 year old who runs marathons and the 50 year old that suffers from a heart attack? Plenty. We now know that what we eat, how we live, and what we do to our bodies greatly determines the path our health will take as we age.

 

It is also true that genetic predisposition can present unique challenges; however it is known that how we live can directly influence which part of our genetic makeup is expressed. As with all disease, it can be said that genetics ‘loads the gun' while diet and lifestyle pull the trigger.

 

Why exactly is diet and lifestyle such an important part of healthy aging?

 

The body is designed to repair and rebuild itself exactly as it was before. This is accomplished as the body's genes provide the blueprint for repair and regeneration. At the heart of this is our DNA, or the chemical code which our genes dictate. Our individual body types, hair and eye color, and shape of our faces are all attributable to DNA.

 

As we go through life, we encounter many substances through our diet and lifestyle choices that directly contribute to the destruction of our DNA. When our DNA is damaged, it cannot always be perfectly repaired. As DNA continues to become damaged throughout life, this genetic blueprint becomes more and more worn. The continual “stress” makes it more difficult for cellular membranes, which are located throughout our bodies, to repair themselves.

 

Skin wrinkles are a good visible example of this. As the skin on our faces is exposed to damaging rays from the sun, the DNA inside of the skin cells is repeatedly damaged.

 



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