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- Biological Aging
- Bone Health
- Insulin Resistance
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Biological agingBiological age means your real age which may be different from your chronological age. It is what would be expected of most people in good health with the same age.
Whatever your chronological age, your biological age may be more or less than that. If your chronological age is 60 years, you may biologically be only 50 if you are in good shape or it could be 70 if you are in bad shape. While there is no specific test available at this time which will exactly determine your biological age, there are several factors and tests which can give us some input to what your biological age is.
Aging at the molecular level is characterized by the progressive accumulation of molecular damage (Rattan SI. 2008). This damage is caused by environmental and metabolically generated free radicals and is affected by nutrition and life style.
We can at this time not change our genes, but we can do a lot to help turn on our good genes and quiet down our less good genes. This is quite interesting because you can improve what is called your epigenetic potential, and also the potential of your future children. This is what Dr. Bygren from Sweden and Dr. Pembrey from England discovered in their research (Bygren LO, et al. 2001, Pembrey ME, et al. 2006).
Dr. Bygren went back through old medical records and compared data from years when people were starving, due to poor harvest, to data from years when they were overeating. He found that the children and the grandchildren of the people who had been overeating died an average of 6 years earlier than the children and grandchildren whose parents and grandparents had been starving.
Dr. Pembrey, in his research, found that the sons of fathers who were early smokers had a significantly higher body mass index than other boys by age 9.
Aging is associated with chronic low grade increases in circulating levels of inflammatory markers (Bruunsgaard H, Pedersen BK. 2003). Exercise and dietary interventions are strategies to decrease inflammation and improve health.
These data are very interesting and the good news is that you have control over several factors affecting how you will age and your biological age.
RecommendationsPeople who eat closer to the Mediterranean style diet tend to have a longer life-span (Perez-Lopez FR, et al. 2009). Eating this way also reduces inflammation and the risk for many chronic diseases. High intake of olive oil, vegetables, legumes, soups, fruits and fish has been documented to be associated with lower values of blood glucose, lipids (fat) CRP (an inflammatory marker), blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk score (Centritto F, et al. 2009).
Research, which included 493,308 individuals, showed that the Mediterranean dietary pattern was associated with lower abdominal fat, measuring waist circumference (Romaguera D, et al. 2009).
All of these factors are related to biological aging.
For easy implementation of these dietary principles read the book “The Food Connection.” Explanations with research references and easy to make recipes are included in the book, click here.
One of the markers of biological aging is telomere length. A shortened telomere is associated with increased aging. A telomere is a region of repetitive DNA at the end of a chromosome, protecting the chromosome from damage.
Research has shown that individuals with cardiovascular disease who had the lowest quartile level of EPA, DHA (omega 3 fatty acids) experienced the fastest rate of telomere shortening when compared to those in the highest quartile level of EPA, DHA (Farzaneh-Far R, et al. 2010).
Omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil provide many health benefits and one of these benefits is lowering of the biological age according to the research referred to above.
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Green tea has also shown to provide many health benefits. A study including 12,251 individuals documented that those who consumed seven or more cups of green tea daily had reduce mortality from all causes when compared to those who consumed less than one cup per day (Suzuki E, et al. 2009).
For those who don’t like to drink that much green tea, 1 capsule of the formula “Better Green Tea” is equivalent to 5 or more cups of green tea. This can be taken once daily, click here.
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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a coenzyme involved in the energy metabolism in the mitochondria of the cell producing adenosine triphosphate (ATP). As we get older we produce less of CoQ10.
CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant and provides protection from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Delayed formation of Lymphocyte DMA 8-hydroxydeoxy-guanosine (8-OHdG), a marker of oxidative stress was delayed when CoQ10 was supplemented (Niklowitz P, et al. 2007).
CoQ10 is also important for cardiovascular health (Folkers K, et al. 1985, Aejmelaeus R, et al. 1997).
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It is also recommended to take a high quality multivitamin mineral formula to ensure you are not missing any of the important nutrients.
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Follow the dietary recommendations in the book “The Food Connection.”
Be strict for 4 weeks for best results.
Flax seeds – It is recommended to take 2 tablespoons of flax seeds and grind them up in a coffee grinder. You can mix them in a glass of water and drink it down before you eat breakfast and you can also do the same thing before dinner. You can also sprinkle the ground up seeds on food if you prefer. Start taking it once daily to be sure you don’t have an allergic reaction to it, and then increase it to twice daily.
Better Fish Oil – Take 1 capsule 3 times daily.
Better Green Tea – Take 1 capsule daily.
CoQ10 Extra Absorb – Take 1 capsule twice daily.
Multivitamin Mineral Plus – Take 2 tablets twice daily.
Take all supplements with food.
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Centritto F, Iacoviello L, di Giuseppe R, De Curtis A, Costanzo S, Zito F, Grioni S, Sieri S, Donati MB, de Gaetano G, Di Castelnuovo A; Moli-sani Investigators. Dietary patterns, cardiovascular risk factors and C-reactive protein in a healthy Italian population. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2009 Dec;19(10):697-706. Epub 2009 Mar 19.
Farzaneh-Far R, Lin J, Epel ES, Harris WS, Blackburn EH, Whooley MA. Association of marine omega-3 fatty acid levels with telomeric aging in patients with coronary heart disease. JAMA. 2010 Jan 20;303(3):250-7.
Pembrey ME, Bygren LO, Kaati G, Edvinsson S, Northstone K, Sjöström M, Golding J; ALSPAC Study Team. Sex-specific, male-line transgenerational responses in humans. Eur J Hum Genet. 2006 Feb;14(2):159-66.
Romaguera D, Norat T, Mouw T, May AM, Bamia C, Slimani N, Travier N, Besson H, Luan J, Wareham N, Rinaldi S, Couto E, Clavel-Chapelon F, Boutron-Ruault MC, Cottet V, Palli D, Agnoli C, Panico S, Tumino R, Vineis P, Agudo A, Rodriguez L, Sanchez MJ, Amiano P, Barricarte A, Huerta JM, Key TJ, Spencer EA, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Büchner FL, Orfanos P, Naska A, Trichopoulou A, Rohrmann S, Kaaks R, Bergmann M, Boeing H, Johansson I, Hellstrom V, Manjer J, Wirfält E, Uhre Jacobsen M, Overvad K, Tjonneland A, Halkjaer J, Lund E, Braaten T, Engeset D, Odysseos A, Riboli E, Peeters PH. Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet Is Associated with Lower Abdominal Adiposity in European Men and Women. J Nutr. 2009 Sep;139(9):1728-37. Epub 2009 Jul 1.
Suzuki E, Yorifuji T, Takao S, Sugiyama M, Ohta T, Ishikawa-Takata K, Doi H. Green tea consumption and mortality among Japanese elderly people: the prospective Shizuoka elderly cohort. Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Oct;19(10):732-9. Epub 2009 Jul 22.
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