One of the most important things I have learned from my father was the understanding that knowledge is the key to power.
Knowledge is power and power can be used and abused in many ways and yet, the most valuable is the knowledge that empowers us to take control over our own lives and not the lives of others.
What could be more exciting than the knowledge that allows us to determine how young and how healthy we are at any age. That's right! At any age.
People in the West are not only aging faster, but also living longer than ever. Our beauty ideals, however, did not change since the 1980s. Those who can afford it resolve to drastic measures such as plastic surgery. But plastic surgery is superficial and results are not always flattering. And they do not last. Most importantly, plastic surgery does not address the aging process that is taking place on cellular level.
The only lasting and effective change is the change from inside out. Our bodies have the most remarkable ability to heal themselves and sometimes even small changes in lifestyle can reverse conditions that seem to be hopeless. We just have to stop doing what harms us.
Healthy nutrition, supplementation, exercise, proper relaxation and a positive outlook on life, are the crucial elements that act in synergy to sustain our mental and physical health.
To a great degree we can determine how fast we are aging and how healthy we are, but many people do not have the necessary knowledge. Fortunately, many passionate physicians and researchers in the field of aging and gerontology popularize the latest research making it accessible to all those who wish to stay vital till the old age.
A visit to a bookstore may leave us confused. How are we to determine which of the hundreds of anti-aging books is really right for us. Where do we start?
The books to start with:
- Healthy at 100 by John Robbins
- Stop Aging, Start Living by Jeanette Graf M.D.
- The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife and Jon J. Kabara
- The Natural Hormone Makeover by Phuli Cohen
- Forever Young by Dr. Perricone
- Nature's Cancer Fighting Cures by Verne Varona
- 7-Day Detox Miracle by Peter Bennett N.D.
- Superfoods by David Wolfe
- The Longevity Strategy by David Mahoney
This short list of highly readable books is a good start to the theory and practice of anti-aging and longevity. Keep in mind that many chronic conditions can be reversed and it is never too late or too early to embrace an anti-aging strategy. Smart fitness programs, nutritional supplements and state of the art skin care can help us feel and look younger longer. And with positive attitude we can really enjoy our journey through life.
By Dominique Allmon
*Information in this article is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or cure a disease.
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