Three major factors impact our aging
- Hormone depletion
- Free radical damage
- Maintaining weight and sensible eating
Track #1 – HGH Therapy
HGH Therapy is an extremely effective way of countering so many aspects of aging. When you bring the hormones back to youthful levels, you bring much of your body chemistry back as well.
The evidence does indicate that it may not extend our lives however it will give us much better health, in a more youthful and energetic body.
Quality HGH supplements encourage the pituitary to release more HGH thereby restoring hormone levels back to those of bygone years.
Track #2 – Maintain High Levels of Antioxidants
Research consistently shows the cumulative damage done by free radicals is a major factor in our physical deterioration, and eventual death. We have also seen that the best way of preventing this damage is by making sure we get sufficient antioxidants to neutralize these rampaging free radicals.
Most peoples diet are generally inadequate when it comes to providing sufficient levels of antioxidants.
Because so much of our food is over-processed it has been depleted of much of its nutritional value. And because of the hectic pace of modem living, we often do not eat wisely or well. (Further exacerbating the problem, our modem environment – by way of pollution, increased UV rays, etc. – invariably brings about increased free radical activity.)
One of the simplest ways of making up much of the nutritional shortfall is through the use of supplements, and particularly, supplements which raise the levels of antioxidants.
There is a simple and inexpensive way of achieving this: by taking a superior quality multivitamin every day. Since vitamins cost only a dollar or so per day, it is worth paying a bit more to get the best vitamin formulation you can.
In addition to the vitamins, these formulations will also contain the major minerals your body needs, including the “mother lode” minerals that also serve as powerful antioxidants.
So, to slow the aging process that comes from free radical damage to the cells of the body, maintain strong levels of antioxidants in the body.
Track #3 – Eat Sensibly and Weight Control
If you are raising your levels of HGH to youthful levels, and taking adequate quantities of antioxidants, then it would make sense to follow a sensible diet as well. HGH will promote the building of muscle and the loss of body fat no matter what, but it will do an even far better job if a reasonable diet is added to the mix.
The same can be said with respect to the antioxidants. If we want them to do their job more effectively, we would be well advised to stay away from junk food loaded with preservatives and chemicals, as well as foods that are obvious carcinogens (cancer producers), such as meats loaded with nitrites.
A priority in setting up a sensible diet is to keep the total number of calories we take in limited to what we need. All calories are derived from proteins, carbohydrates and fats. We have seen that on a diet where calories are extremely restricted, the aging process is slowed.
A more moderate, and more achievable goal, is to keep our caloric needs met, and no more.
Another reason for managing the calories wisely is that, although HGH tends to promote fat loss regardless, the levels of HGH tend to be lower in people who are obese. So it makes sense to assist HGH in its work by restricting the caloric intake to a reasonable level.
This will not only assist HGH in keeping the body lean and muscled, it will benefit our cardiovascular health, and our overall health in virtually every other respect.
Since HGH promotes the production of muscle mass, it is imperative that we provide the building blocks the body will need to do this. These building blocks are derived from protein which is broken down into amino acids. There are many sources of protein, but two of the better ones are chicken and fish. In the case of some fish, such as salmon or mackerel, the omega 3 oils will also assist in combating bad cholesterol.
It is unlikely that North Americans suffer from not enough carbohydrates. However, a sensible diet will include complex carbohydrates such as are found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and will exclude refined carbohydrates such as candy, sugar, and so on.
The glycemic index of carbohydrates is a reflection of how quickly carbs can induce insulin secretion from the pancreas. The low index carbs are preferable to keep the insulin levels low normal by keeping blood sugar low also.
High insulin levels effect other hormones and can lead to insulin resistance, obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.
Probably the most important thing the average North American can do to improve his or her diet is to eat more fruits and vegetables, and in as wide a variety as possible. This will immediately make vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants available to the body. Most fruits and vegetables also contain considerable quantities of fiber, which is important in keeping the intestines toned and working well. In addition, quantities of fiber take longer for the digestive tract to process and therefore keep us feeling full for longer periods of time.
Another important thing the average North American can do to immediately improve his or her diet is to cut down on fats. There are fats and saturated oils hidden in most products on the shelves these days, so it’s wise to pay attention. Turning to chicken, turkey or toxin free fish will help cut down on the fat intake.
Diets high in free fatty acids (too much omega-6 like sunflower and safflower oil) combined with high levels of insulin will increase levels of arachidonic acid and raise levels of bad eicosanoids (short range hormones) which creates inflammation and pain at the cellular level.
On the other hand, raising omega-3 fatty acids (fish oils) raise the good eicosapentanoic acid levels to balance the bad eicosanoids. So the wisest choice is to eat hormonally neutral mono-unsaturated fats such as olive oil.
Water is something we rarely think about as being part of our diet, but it is a very necessary component. It is especially so since many of the liquids that we drink each day are diuretics, which means they tend to increase the flow of urine. Things like coffee, tea, and alcohol are all diuretic.
When you consume these beverages you may actually end up with a net loss of water in the body. This makes it all the more important that you drink plenty of water each day. Taking in enough water will ensure that dehydration does not become a problem, and it will provide an ideal internal medium in which the body can effect its countless chemical reactions. It will also allow you to better flush toxins during exercise. At least 8 glasses of pure water (sometimes alkalinized) each day is recommended.
Processed Food Needs Supplementation
Because so much of the North American diet consists of processed foods, so much of it provides limited nutrition. This situation makes supplements almost a necessity for some people, if they are to get all the nutrients they need. For others, given the hectic pace of daily life – and its tendency to induce poor eating habits – many will at least want to consider additional supplementation.
Take in only the number of calories you need to maintain your desired weight. Strive for a balanced diet that includes a wide variety of foodstuffs – meats, whole grains products, and dairy. Most importantly, make sure you get plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Just as important, if you are on HGH therapy, make certain you get sufficient protein for the body to use in building up that all important muscle mass.