Collection: Aging Health Remedies
What Are Aging Health Remedies
Aging Health Remedies include homeopathic remedies, herbal remedies and home remedies targeted to provide symptom relief of common conditions and ailments specifically related to the aging adult population.
A holistic approach to life includes active participation in your health decisions and healing processes, and to make wellness-oriented lifestyle choices. Our goal is to provide you with all natural aging health remedies for symptom relief of common conditions and ailments, that are chemical-free and without the risk of side effects.
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Aging is the natural process our bodies go through, as we get older. However, there are some complex biological functions that accelerate aging such as glycation and over-oxidation of cells. This acceleration in the aging process is caused by excessive sugar, stress, and toxicity. Additionally, during aging cells lose their ability to divide, which can also weaken the immune system.
Just as planning for future financial needs is important, so is planning for optimum health. Some diseases that occur with aging health, such as Alzheimer’s and certain cancers can be prevented or minimized with a healthy lifestyle and regular health screenings. You can also naturally slow aging by following an anti-aging diet, improving lifestyle choices and taking anti-aging supplements.
Remember, it's never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle. You can't stop the aging process, but you might be able to minimize its impact by making healthy choices.
Theories and Factors of the Aging Process
The Free Radical Theory:
Theory is one that free radicals (extremely unstable and reactive atoms or molecules that are byproducts of normal cell function) cause cells to build up free radical damage over time, contributing to the aging process.
The Genetic Theory of Aging:
Theory suggests that a person’s lifespan is determined at the time of conception. The genes inherited from your parents play a role in determining how long you'll live. However, other factors such as environment, behavior and lifestyle may play a bigger role and override genetics.
The stresses involved with everyday life can impose physical strain the body, which can cause hormonal upheavals, leading to cell damage and aging.
Degeneration of the Hypothalamus:
The hypothalamus is the part of the brain responsible for the production of many of the body's essential hormones that help control different cells and organs. One of the most important functions of the hypothalamus is to link the nervous system to the endocrine system via the pituitary gland (hypophysis). It's essentially responsible for directing hormonal traffic to other glands. As you age, it weakens and becomes less efficient at doing its job, causing out-of-balance and poor hormone levels which leads to damaged organs and tissues.
Cells contain valuable genetic information for bodily growth and development. Pollution, radiation, pesticides, toxins, heavy metals and also poor nutrition can cause serious damage to the body’s cells and may spawn new ones that are damaged and contain altered genetic information, all of which can contribute to the aging process and disease.
What’s Happening as We Age?
As you age, the heart rate beats slightly slower and the may become enlarged. Blood vessels and arteries become stiffer, causing the heart to work harder in order to pump blood through them. This can lead to high blood pressure (hypertension) and other cardiovascular problems.
To promote heart health:
Regular daily moderate physical activity, such as walking, swimming or other activities that get the heart pumping, can help maintain a healthy weight, lower blood pressure and lessen the extent of arterial stiffening.
Consume a healthy diet of fresh vegetables, fruits (cold-pressed juices are an excellent choice), whole grains, high-fiber quality foods and lean sources of protein, such as salmon. Limit foods high in saturated fat and sodium. A healthy diet can help you keep your heart and arteries healthy.
Don't smoke. Smoking has been proven to contribute to the hardening of the arteries and increases your blood pressure and heart rate. If you smoke or use other tobacco products, take steps to help you quit.
Manage stress. Stress can take a toll on your heart. Take steps to reduce stress and learn to deal with stressful situations in healthy ways.
Get enough sleep. Quality sleep plays an important role in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. People's needs vary, but generally aim for 7 - 8 hours a night.
Bones, Joints and Muscles
With age, bones tend to shrink in size and density which weakens them and makes them more susceptible to fracture. As you age, you might even become a bit shorter. Muscles generally lose strength and flexibility, and you might become less coordinated or have trouble balancing.
To promote bone, joint and muscle health:
Get adequate amounts of calcium. Dietary sources of calcium include dairy products, almonds, broccoli, kale, canned salmon with bones, sardines and soy products, such as tofu. If you find it difficult to get enough calcium from your diet, ask your doctor about calcium supplements.
Get adequate amounts of vitamin D. Although many people get adequate amounts of vitamin D from sunlight, this might not be a good source for everyone. Other sources of vitamin D include oily fish, such as tuna and sardines, egg yolks, fortified milk, and vitamin D supplements.
Include weight-bearing exercises daily. Walking, jogging, tennis, climbing stairs and strength training can help you build strong bones and slow bone loss.
Avoid substance abuse. Avoid smoking and don't drink more than one or two alcoholic drinks a day, depending on your sex and age.
Digestive System Problems
Constipation is more common in older adults. Many factors can contribute to constipation, including a low-fiber diet, not drinking enough fluids and lack of exercise. Medications, such as diuretics and iron supplements and certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome also might contribute to constipation.
To Prevent Constipation:
Eat a healthy diet that includes high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Limit meats that are high in fat, dairy products and sweets, which might cause constipation. Drink plenty of water and other fluids.
Include physical activity in your daily routine. Regular physical activity can help prevent constipation, and is important for overall health.
Bladder and Urinary Tract Problems
A bladder control problem (urinary incontinence) is common with aging. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, menopause and an enlarged prostate, might contribute to incontinence.
To promote bladder and urinary tract health:
Do Kegel exercises. Tighten the pelvic floor muscles by holding a contraction for five seconds, and then relax for five seconds, five times in a row. Work up to keeping the muscles contracted for 10 seconds at a time, relaxing for 10 seconds between contractions.
Avoid bladder irritants. Caffeine, acidic foods, alcohol and carbonated beverages can make incontinence worse.
Avoid constipation. Eat more fiber and take necessary steps to avoid constipation, which can worsen incontinence.
Memory may naturally become less efficient with age. It can take longer to learn new things or remember familiar words or names.
To keep a memory sharp:
Include physical activity in your daily routine. Physical activity increases blood flow to your whole body, including the brain.
Eat a healthy diet. Focus on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Choose low-fat protein sources, such as fish and lean meats. Avoid too much alcohol, as it can lead to confusion and memory loss – not just when tipsy, but also when sober.
Stay mentally active. Mentally stimulating activities help keep your brain in shape. Do crossword puzzles and learn new things.
Be social. Social interaction helps ward off depression and stress, which can contribute to memory loss. Look for opportunities to get together with family, friends and others that you enjoy hanging with.
Lower blood pressure. Reducing high blood pressure might reduce vascular disease that might in turn reduce the risk for dementia.
Quit smoking. Smoking might increase your risk of dementia.
Eyes and Ears
As you age, focusing on objects that are close up may become difficult and issues with light sensitivity, including trouble adapting to different levels of light, may become a problem. Aging also can affect your eye's lens, causing clouded vision (cataracts).
Hearing also may diminish. It may become difficult to hear high frequencies or following a conversation in a crowded room.
To promote eye and ear health:
Schedule regular checkups. Follow your doctor's advice about glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and other corrective devices.
Take precautions. Wear sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat when you're outdoors, and use earplugs when you're around loud machinery or other loud noises.
Your gums might pull back (recede) from your teeth. Certain medications, such as those that treat allergies, asthma, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, can also cause dry mouth. As a result, your teeth and gums might become slightly more vulnerable to decay and infection.
To promote oral health:
Brush your teeth twice a day and clean between your teeth with dental floss or an interdental cleaner daily.
Visit your dentist or dental hygienist for regular dental checkups.
As you age, skin begins to thin and become less elastic and more fragile. Additionally, a decrease of fatty tissue just below the skin occurs. You may bruise more easily. A decreased production of natural oils can cause the skin to be drier. Wrinkles, age spots and small growths called skin tags are more common.
To promote healthy skin:
Be gentle to your skin. Bathe in warm, not hot, water. Use non-toxic, paraben-free mild soaps and moisturizers.
When outdoors, use sunscreen and wear protective clothing. Check your skin regularly and report changes to your doctor.
Don't smoke. Smoking contributes to skin damage, such as wrinkling.
Maintaining a healthy weight is more difficult as you get older. As you age, your muscle mass decreases and body fat takes its place. Since fat tissue burns fewer calories than does muscle, you need fewer calories to maintain your current weight.
To maintain a healthy weight:
Include physical activity in your daily routine. Regular moderate physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and incorporating weights into your routine will help build or at least maintain lean muscle mass.
Watch portion sizes & consume a healthy diet. Choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high-fiber foods and lean sources of protein, such as fish. Limit sugar and foods high in saturated fat.
With age, sexual needs and performance can change. Illness or medication may affect the ability to enjoy sex. For women, vaginal dryness can make sex uncomfortable. For men, impotence can cause concern. It might take longer to get an erection, and erections might not be as firm as they used to be.
To promote sexual health:
Share your needs and concerns with your partner. You might experiment with different positions or sexual activities.
Talk to your doctor for specific treatment suggestions, such as estrogen cream for vaginal dryness or perhaps oral medication to increase libido in women or for erectile dysfunction in men. Natural herbal remedies for sex drive can help.
Foods that Cause Faster Aging
- Refined sugar: Promotes glycation which damages cells and causes wrinkles. It’s the top food that speeds aging.
- Grains: Causes inflammation if not sprouted form and leadsto glycation, which will speed up the aging process.
- Trans fats and hydrogenated oils: These are processed fats and promote inflammation which may lead to premature aging, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.
- Alcohol: Although an occasional glass of red wine may be beneficial for health as it has an important anti-oxidant known as resveratrol, the overall consumption of alcohol causes inflammation and speeds up the aging process.
- Artificial sugar or other artificial ingredients: These contain a large number of chemicals which can speed up the aging process.
Top Foods for Anti-Aging Diet
Anti-oxidants, healthy fats, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients consumed on a daily basis can help you to age slower.
- Anti-oxidant rich teas, such as Green tea, white tea, oolong tea, rooibos tea, and black tea, contain antioxidants called polyphenols that protect cells from free radical damage.
- Wild-caught fish provide anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats to slow the aging process. Wild Alaskan Salmon contains unrivaled levels of Vitamin D and astaxanthin, which are both powerful antioxidants that help fight the signs of aging.
- Green leafy vegetables, such as Kale, Swiss chard, beet greens and spinach provide important nutrients to support bone health, eye health, and help prevent cancer.
- Spirulina (a sea vegetable) is a super powerful anti-oxidant that provides high levels of anti-oxidants including polythenols.
- Organic Berries are free of pesticides and full of powerful antioxidants known as anthocyanins which help maintain muscle and may prevent cancer.
- Herbs such as Turmeric and garlic contain anti-oxidants and cleansing nutrients that can slow the aging process.
Essential Oils for Anti-Aging
Essential oils like frankincense, lavender, myrrh and sandalwood are the most effective anti-aging remedies available. They are high in antioxidants and contain compounds that naturally balance hormones and reduce cellular damage.
Top 5 Anti-Aging Supplements
- #1 Omega-3 fats (Fish Oil 1000 mg daily) The omega-3 fats EPA and DHA in fish oil are powerful anti-inflammatory agents and may reduce age-related cellular damage.
- #2 Green superfood powder (1 scoop daily) Contains high antioxidant compounds like chlorella, grass juices, wild berries, and herbs that slow aging.
- #3 Resveratrol (250-500 mg daily) Found in the skin of red grapes resveratrol has been shown to reduce cellular damage and slow aging.
- #4 Adaptogen Herbs Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Holy Basil, Ginseng (500-1000 mg daily) These herbs lower cortisol levels and reduce the damaging effects stress can have on the body.
- #5 Co-enzyme Q10 (150 mg 2x daily) Acts as a powerful antioxidant by supporting heart function and is also required for the energy production of cells critical for preventing premature aging.
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