Aging!! When And How Does It

Written by practitioner Dr Martha H Howard– Age 25: Growth hormone, the mother of all healthy aging hormones, starts to go down. Skin, the most visible of all, begins to age. Even at this young age, production of collagen and elastin decreases, and skin loses its natural elastic recoil. Blood vessels are less dense, skin yellows. Skin glands produce less sweat and oil, and skin dries out. Fine lines and wrinkles start to show and skin sags. And thats all happening at 25!! Age 30: Hair loss can appear any time after puberty, and graying starts at age 30. Some of male pattern baldness can be held off with minoxidil and other products that help to slow down conversion of testosterone to DHT. Age 35-45: Bones begin to age (late 30s in women, late 40s in men,) and the changes of menopause and andropause startreproductive hormones begin a gradual decline. More signs of skin agingsagging, wrinkles, sunspots; less firmness of connective tissues, middle age spread Age 45-50: Reproductive hormones are in greater decline, causing menopause and andropause. Hormone replacement is currently controversial but bioidentical hormone replacement has a good health and anti-aging track record. Age 65: Muscles age in both women and men. Why is it so important to look good? And what to do?? Looking good and feeling good go together! When you see a reflection of yourself looking good, you feel better. When you are healthy and happy and feeling good, you look better. Here are some tips for looking and feeling good. They apply to all ages. Start at 25-30 and just keep going! 1 get exerciseif you hated gym, try a dance class, or a Pilates class. 2 break a sweatwith exercise, a sauna or a mineral bath. 3 move gracefullytry Feldenkrais, Alexander lessons, tai chi, or qigong. 4 get enough sleep. Eight. Hours. Not. Six. 5 keep up your energy (NADH and Siberian Ginseng are good supplements for this.) 6 drink plenty of water (filtered, chemical free.) Skip the sports drinks with the sugar and dyes. These really age skin. 7 eat fresh foodproteins, green and leafy vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthy fats (olive and sesame oils are good ones.) 8 take a good vitamin-mineral complex, fish oil, vitamin C, calcium/magnesium, a probiotic, and antioxidants. Those are the basics. 9 watch indoor and outdoor air quality. Chemicals and pollutants in the lungs damage the skin. 10 minimize processed and junk foods that are full of chemicals, dyes and additives. 11 avoid caffeine, smoking, alcohol. They all speed up the wrinkling process. 12 use organic skin and body products that are chemical free, (you will help the environment too!). 13 moisturize and de-age skin, with rich creams like Age Defying Moisture Cream. Microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing can be helpful. Skip the botox, and minimize makeup . 14 use only natural sunblocksfree from octyl-methoxycinnamate, homosalate, and other ingredients that are harmful estrogenic chemicals. Mychelle, Desert Essence, California Baby and Aubrey all make effective, chemical free sunblocks. 15 use chemical free conditioners and natural colors on hair (henna is a good one). 16 de-stress with meditation, tai chi, yoga, massage. Supplements can help tooa good place to start is with theanine. 17 take some quiet moments and remember a time when you were happy, loving and being loved. 18 reach out and help othersvolunteer. 19 old=rigid. Be more flexiblekeep an open and optimistic attitude and mind. mission is the education and advocacy of natural medicine and a holistic lifestyle. Please give credit to the original author when republishing all or part of any article. Also, kindly link back to 相关的主题文章: