Now that we’ve reviewed the basics of free radical oxidants and anti-oxidant anti-aging in Part I of this series, let’s have a look at your immune system, digestive system and a little bit about eyes, so you can go forward with eyes wide open and not shut. Whether you call it controlled aging, anti-aging, age retardation or any other term these two major systems are all about your body’s defense systems against disease and toxins.
Here’s part I to something that is affecting all of us every day no matter how old you are: the aging process. Do you want to stop aging? Well at some point we all come around to thinking anti-aging is a GREAT idea. But how? Well, we can’t totally turn things around but we can most definitely slow things down so that your real age is always lagging behind your biological age as defined by your birthdate. You’ve heard about 50 being the new 30 and so on, well here’s the scoop on slowing down the aging process: Anti-aging Part I….
If you haven’t heard of the glycemic index (GI), it was described initially to help diabetics minimize intake of foods which lead to spikes of blood sugar. Foods are categorized by slow moderate rise of blood sugar, which is optimal for energy efficiency, to fast rise which leads to insulin spikes and energy crashes not long afterwards. The story is much more complex and a scientific discussion is beyond this brief set of tips. Beyond foods that have a low glycemic index, some actually help reduce the glycemic index rating of other foods. Enter the white kidney bean as one such food.
The shocking truth is that 25% of us Americans have more than one chronic health condition, and diabetes is one of the leading conditions. But wait, it’s worse than that! Way beyond the diagnosed diabetics, there are MANY more people who have insulin resistance and pre-diabetes. The trend shows it’s rapidly getting worse. Do you have pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome? If you’re over 50 it’s almost 50/50 that you do and that you will eventually become diabetic and have all the problems associated with that. You’ve heard over and over that diet and exercise which reduces your body fat and insulin resistance will keep you out of trouble. But is there anything else that can help control blood sugar other than prescription drugs? Here are some weird natural secrets about natural blood sugar control.
Diet products that promise rapid weight loss with no exercise or calorie restriction have been a dime a dozen for as long as I can remember. Everyone wants the magic easy pill. While we wait for the real “fat pill” exploiting modification of biological pathways and genetics, we have many solutions being offered up today. One of the latest is green coffee bean extract. Is it for real or is it total fabrication and loss of time and money? Also, is it really safe?