How to Assure Your Longevity…

7 Tips To Age Proof Your Body Now

Dr. Christiane Northrup | Heal Your Life

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When do we usually start thinking about our age in a negative way? For women, it generally starts around 30, though it can be earlier. Men aren’t immune either. In sports they are often considered “old” by their late 20s.

If you’re a woman, by the time you reach age 34 it’s possible that a friend—or even a doctor—has suggested that you think about freezing your eggs if you haven’t had a baby yet, but want to. Yep—that old “Age Train” bears down on most of us at some point with its helpless/hopeless message of inevitable infertility and decrepitude as its payload. But you can get off that particular track and avoid that train altogether.

Here’s the truth. What we call “aging” actually begins in childhood. Yep—studies have shown that cardiovascular disease can begin in childhood if you’re eating the typical junk food diet. And the changes we associate with aging of the spine, hips, and balance actually begin in our 20s, when so many go from playing team sports and being active to sitting all day at a computer.

So here’s what everyone needs to know. There is a HUGE difference between chronological (the age on your driver’s license) and biologic age (the age of your tissues). Women age 18 with anorexia, often have the bones of an 80 year old, whereas, healthy 80 year olds who live joyfully have perfectly strong and healthy bones.

Believe it or not, our cultural programming about what to “expect” at a certain age is more powerful than our genes when it comes to how our biology will react.

So—here are some tips to age proof yourself that I suggest you start in your 20s and 30s.

1. Get your fasting blood sugar checked. And while you’re at it, add a hemoglobin A1C, which will tell you what your blood sugar has been doing for the last month or so. Glycemic stress—the oxidation of your tissues—begins early. And wild swings in blood sugar are the biggest culprit when it comes to subtle tissue damage that may not show up for years.

2. Quell tissue oxidation with antioxidants. What happens to guacamole if you leave it out for a couple hours? It turns brown right? That is READ MORE:

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