Who wouldn’t like to know how to look years younger without the
expense, pain and risks of plastic surgery, or shake those feelings of fatigue,
aches or swelling?
TV, newspaper and magazine marketing messages and images constantly promote
the image of youth which has a dramatic influence on many people.
The reality is, as you age, the natural ability of your body to retain and
support a youthful appearance and energy level is directly impacted by your
Change happens slowly over time, your everyday choices have a cumulative
effect on your body influencing appearance; energy; digestive processes, sleep
and even the ability to cope with stress.
Fortunately, keeping or restoring your youthful looks, energy and vitality
doesn’t have to be complicated, time consuming or expensive.
But it does involve choice, because it’s really all about listening to your
body, noticing any symptoms you may be experiencing like fatigue, pain or
constipation and making choices that will deliver exactly what your body is
The truth is, if you slowly introduce and adopt these seven powerful yet
simple strategies into your daily routine, you’ll not only look better, you’ll
feel great and as a bonus you’ll enjoy excellent health and well-being long into
the 21st Century! I help people achieve health goals.
1) Fill Up On Antioxidant Rich Foods By Eating Foods Without Barcodes
Take control of your body weight and reduce the risks of disease with
antioxidants sourced from whole foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables that
offer superior protection for your body against the effects of inflammation,
fatigue and stress.
A growing body of scientific evidence confirms chronic inflammation, fatigue
and pain in the body is the result of consuming highly refined foods such as
white sugar, flour, processed oils and packaged foods which lack usable
nutrients and contain many substances your body has considerable difficulty
Research also points to stress, sleep deprivation and exposure to free
radicals which insidiously change your cells little by little. You are
bombarded by free radicals from pollutants, herbicides, microwaves, pesticides,
preservatives and chemicals that are on and in our foods.
As we age, it is much more difficult for our body to process these free
radicals resulting in a weakened body and increased signs of aging.
As you increase whole foods consumption by shopping the perimeter of your
local grocery Store
, you’ll be strengthening your immune system and restoring
2) Take Charge Of Your Stress Levels
“A recent telomere research study at the University of California showed that
“chronic stress can accelerate aging as much as 10 years”.
Cortisol is a corticosteroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex that is
involved in the response to stress; it increases blood pressure, blood sugar
levels, may cause infertility in women, and suppresses the immune system. You
can easily control stress by finding a favorite activity and making it a part of
Moderate exercise, reflexology, yoga, Pilates, deep breathing and walking all
reduce your stress levels.
If you find yourself in a very stressful situation, unwind with a brisk10
minute walk, you’ll return calmed, refreshed and likely have a fresh point of
3) Get Sleep, The Great Healer
The demands of today’s lifestyle are never ending but the one part of your
day you should covet is your sleep time. Sleeping, eating, and sex control
aging by counter-acting the effects of stress giving our bodies time to recover.
Sleep is “the great healer”. Research at the National Institutes of
Health in Washington, D.C., shows that less than an average of 8 hours of sleep
at night causes premature aging and the science of circadian rhythmicity
(light-and-dark cycles) explains how sleeping controls eating and stress. The
hormonal changes caused by sleep deprivation and more free radicals mean faster
Avoid the effects of pre-mature aging by establishing a regular, restful
sleep cycle even if it’s only 7 hours. Adopt a relaxing routine, bath,
herbal tea, reading 20-30 minutes before bed time, go to bed at the same time
every night, do not eat 2-3 hours before going to bed as it impairs both
digestion and sleep plus consider avoiding any caffeine after noon.
4) Drink Lots of Good Quality Water
Your body relies on water to process foods, detoxify properly, control weight
and water is essential for supple, younger looking skin and bright eyes.
Good quality water is either reverse osmosis or distilled. Consider 6-8 8
oz. glasses of water throughout the day essential, more if your consume coffee
and if you do, remember as a diuretic, coffee flushes water from your system so
add back at least 2 times in water to coffee consumed.
5) Switch to Good Fats
Many people are deficient in the essential fat called omega-3. Youth is
often recognized by supple and smooth skin, shiny hair, nails, joints and
muscles. You’ll feel and look well when your daily consumption includes
cold-water fresh fish, raw nuts and seeds (not roasted or salted), avocado, good
quality olive, flax or hemp oil, organic or free range poached or
soft-boiled eggs. As a bonus, you’ll also get their anti-inflammatory
6) Drop The Salt Habit
Your body can’t use the sodium from in-organic table salt or other similar
in-organic sources. Instead get your sodium from foods such as sea salt,
celery, cabbage (red), apples, asparagus, beets, greens, carrots, chickpeas,
kale, parsley, turnips, dates, fish and lentils.
7) Laugh Often, Laugh Well
The Time Jan. 17, 2005 issue stated “It’s no joke: laughing may be one of
nature’s cleverest tricks for keeping us healthy and safe”.
Laughter, happiness and optimism have been linked to your aging process and
have been shown to block pain and reduce stress levels. In 2001, Lee Berk,
Professor of Pathology and Anatomy at Loma Linda Uni. in California tracked two
groups of cardiac patients, one group got 30 minutes of comedy a day plus normal
medical therapy, the other just normal therapy.
At the end of the year, the laughing group had lower blood pressure, lower
stress-hormone levels, fewer episodes of arrhythmia and fewer repeat heart
attacks. There is certainly a lot of interest in the benefits of the
laughter so be sure to make it a significant part of your day.
Now you know how to look and feel great by choosing well; your
natural appearance and long term health depends on it. Don't try
everything at once. Choose one item and begin, then add another when
you're comfortable with the small changes. Give yourself 90 days!
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DELISIOUS BAKED BEANS - A LUNCH TIME MAIN OR DINNER SIDE -
1 1/2 lb. dry navy beans (3 ½ c.)
1/2 c chopped onion
1/2 c Sucanat
1/3 c maple syrup
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground mustard
2-3 slices (organic or from butcher) bacon
Use organic whenever you can. Soak beans overnight to soften them (10-14
hours); cover the beans in water about twice their volume. In the morning,
Put beans in Slow-Cooker. Add all remaining ingredients along with 1 c.
water; mix well. Add bacon on top. Cover and cook on Low 10-12 hours
or High 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally. If desired, add 2-4 tofu dogs
(sliced) during the last hour or 2 of cooking. If thicker beans are
desired, uncover and turn on High during last hour.
Variation: Stir in 2/3 c. organic catsup and 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard during
last hour. Experiment too!
Served with organic pita and butter or add as a topping on romaine salad.
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