In our youth-obsessed culture, aging has gotten a bad rap. But as hoards of baby boomers enter their golden years, negative stereotypes about aging will be replaced by positive ones. In fact, ongoing research shows that the old myths about aging simply don’t apply. Read on to see the 3 Biggest Aging Myths Debunked.
The older you get, the worse you feel. It’s true that as you age, your body changes. An important part of staying well is keeping your vital systems – digestion, heart, immune – in tip-top shape. As a board certified nutritionist, I always recommend eating lots of fruits, vegetables, fiber and cold water fish. Since many of us don’t always eat right, vitamins can help. I like Botanic Choice’s Vegetable & Fruit tablets that contain the nutrients of six foods known to have a positive affect on health. My personal “feel-good?” favorite is CoQ-10 with Fish Oils. CoQ-10 is a must for anyone over 50. This naturally-occurring compound is what gives every cell, including your heart, the energy it needs to survive. With aging it becomes more difficult to produce it, so supplementation is a good choice…even more so if you?re also on a cholesterol-lowering statin drug. And with this formula you also get beneficial EPA and DHA fish oil to help support heart, digestion, skin, eyes and more.
Your memory’s the first thing to go. Some of us view older folks as bumbling creatures, unable to recall names or learn new things. Not true! While nearly all of us experience a certain amount of decline in cognitive abilities with age, for most of us it won’t be severe enough to inhibit independent living. In fact, older people can and do learn new things, depending on three important factors: (1) regular physical activity; (2) a good social support system; (3) belief in one’s ability to handle what life deals out. Although recent studies have cast doubt on the benefits of ginkgo, I still recommend it to patients who want a natural approach to memory support. Ginkgo Plus 5 not only includes ginkgo, but also CoQ-10 (see above) plus choline citrate, an important nutrient for concentration, cayenne for healthy circulation, and more.
Your bones get weak and brittle. As a Chiropractic Physician, I see a lot of bone issues. If you have certain risk factors, ask your healthcare practitioner about a bone density test. I have found weight bearing exercises like walking and lifting weights can help strength bones and muscles. So can adequate Vitamin D and calcium. A daily dose ofCoral Calcium not only includes 500 mg of high quality calcium and 250 mg. of magnesium, it also includes 800 IU of Vitamin D3, the same type of Vitamin D that forms naturally when your body’s exposed to about 15 minutes of sun. If you want to keep bones healthy and strong, Coral Calcium is a smart choice.
While we all want to live to a ripe old age, it’s even sweeter when we accompany it with great health.