If you’re looking for that elusive fountain of youth, stop looking in the beauty aisle and start looking in the grocery aisle. While there are tons of state-of-the-art, anti-aging skin care products and treatments on the market, looking younger begins from the inside out.
As we age, we lose the ability to get enough vitamins and nutrients, or to convert them to what we need to stay healthier longer. A balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and nuts, healthy oils, good proteins, low-fat dairy, and lots of water is essential to both wellness and longevity.
Here are six vitamins and their natural food sources that you should add to your diet to battle aging:
Vitamin C – Boosts the immune systems, as well as collagen production, and helps protect skin cells from sun damage.
Where it’s found: Bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, guava, citrus fruits like pineapples, lemons, limes, oranges.
Vitamin E – Acts as a cell membrane protectant, which guards what comes in and what goes out of the skin. When combined with Vitamin C, it protects against UV damage.
Where it’s found: Wheat germ (can be added to protein shakes, oatmeal, muffins, yogurt), nuts and seeds (sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds), avocados.
Beta-carotene – Crucial for skin health. It converts to Vitamin A, which is responsible for cell repair and growth.
Where it’s found: Orange and deep green produce – carrots, pumpkins, cantaloupe, Swiss chard, spinach, kale.
Omega-3 – Healthy fats keep the skin lubricated, and helps maintain the integrity of the cell membrane, which keeps toxins out of the skin.
Where it’s found: Ground flax seeds, walnuts, fatty fish (such as wild salmon, Atlantic mackerel and sardines), edamame.
Polyphenols – Exhibit anti-cancer properties and may reduce the risk of sun-related cancers.
Where it’s found: Green tea
Selenium – Protects the skin’s quality and elasticity and protects it from the sun.
Where it’s found: Wheat germ, seafood (especially crab), eggs.
As we age, just as our bodies have trouble processing vitamins and nutrients, it too alters our hormone levels, which can affect our overall health. For a free consultation with a nutritionist, as well as to learn how hormone replacement therapy for women and men can help you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation at 866-893-9933.
Menopause. It’s an uncomfortable topic that women facing middle age don’t want to talk about, let alone face. Nonetheless, it’s a normal part of life and happens to every woman, therefore, it should be a topic we’re more comfortable talking about, both with our friends as well as our doctor.
What Is Menopause?
Menopause is defined as the point in time when menstrual cycles permanently cease, marking the end of your reproductive period. The age you experience it can vary, but it typically occurs in your late 40s or early 50s.
Menopause can cause many changes in your body. The symptoms are the result of a decreased production of estrogen and progesterone in your ovaries. Symptoms may include:
Increased Body Fat
Loss of Muscle Tone
Bladder control problems
Trouble Falling Asleep
Joint and muscle aches and pains
Changes in libido (sex drive)
Hormone replacement therapy for women can provide relief from the unpleasant daily symptoms of menopause, as well as the long-term health issues that many postmenopausal women face. Contact the HRT experts at Global Life Rejuvenation today to connect with one of our healthcare experts for a consultation that could change how you look, feel, and function.
As George Bernard Shaw once said, “Youth is wasted on the young.” It’s a simple saying that holds a ton of truth. While the young are in the best health they will ever be in and their minds are sharp and clear, they sometimes lack the knowledge and wisdom that the old are blessed with; knowing that taking care of your body is paramount to an active life at an advanced age.
Because if there is one thing we can count on in life, it’s our body chancing as we age, with genetics and lifestyle playing a huge role in how we age. So what can we expect as our bodies age? Read on about some of the most common health changes to expect with each passing year.
Bones, Joints and Muscles: Since our bones lose density and strength with age — and often shrink — they are more prone to fractures. Muscles mass also shrinks and people get weaker; especially if they don’t exercise on a regular basis.
Skin: Skin loses elasticity with age and becomes thinner, more fragile and prone to bruising. Wrinkles and age spots appear on people at different ages, depending on genetics, exposure to the sun and overall health.
Mobility: Balance problems often occur with age as a result of bone, joint and muscle changes, in addition to nervous system changes. Hearing loss can also contribute to balance loss. All of these changes make us more prone to falling.
Immune System: Our immune system becomes weaker with age which increases our risk of infection. Getting enough sleep and physical activity helps our immune system function better.
Metabolism: Hormonal changes are a normal part of aging, with most women going through menopause in their 40s. Metabolism of sugar and carbohydrates changes can lead to diabetes, and metabolisms of fat, cholesterol, calcium and vitamin D are often altered, making supplements and diet plans necessary.
When we are young we dream of being older and when we are older we wish for our younger days. We can’t change time, but at Global Life Rejuvenation we can help reverse the effects of hormone depletion with hormone replacement therapy for women and men. Contact us today to learn more.