• Eat a balanced diet that includes raw fruits and veggies, seeds, nuts and quality protein.
    • Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, green leafy veggies, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, fish (tilapia, maui-maui, salmon), whole grains, olive oil
  • Drink good quality water and lots of it!
    • Invest in a good water system/drink at least 8 lg. glasses
  • Get regular exercise – it increases oxygen to the body tissues and slows the aging process.
    • Studies show regular exercise decreases depression
  • Get proper amounts of sleep – sleep deprivation increases the rate of aging.
    • Get 7-9 hours per night – less results in overeating!
  • Learn to relax and do regular deep breathing techniques.
    • Meditation/yoga/prayer – have regular down-time
  • Do a yearly cleansing program for your body.
    • A specific detox program to remove toxins
  • Take a good quality multivitamin and a B complex.
    • B vitamins help with stress/fatigue – folic acid is critical
    • Take around 800mcg. B12 is often low – use sublingual
  • Take essential fatty acids – protects the heart, balances the hormones, helps cells stay healthy and improves brain power
    • Use fish oils/primrose oil or black current seed oil
  • Take calcium and magnesium – reduces bone loss.
    • 1200mg cal/800mg magnesium – also helps with leg cramps and restless legs – take in P.M. and it helps sleep
  • Use enzymes when eating to improve digestion and increase absorption of nutrients. As we age we produce less enzymes and acid to aid with digestion.

 

  • If you are taking medications be aware that there are nutrient depletions associated with each and that you must compensate accordingly. For example, blood pressure meds reduce magnesium and coq10 levels. Both of which are important for proper heart function.  Anti-depressants reduce all the B vitamins and they must be replaced to prevent fatigue and sleep problems.

 

  • The herb Gingko Biloba has been shown in studies to increase circulation to the brain and reduce memory problems. Be sure to use a standardized herb product.

 

  • Continued research shows that reduced inflammation in the body may reduce incidence of stroke/heart attack, Alzheimer’s and prevent wrinkling. Several herbs are powerful anti-inflamatories – boswellia, turmeric and vit c.

 

  • Consider testing for C – reactive protein in the blood – this indicates the level of inflammation in the body.

 

  • Eat small meals 6-8 times day to control blood sugar levels

 

  • Use herbs such as milk thistle to maintain a healthy liver

 

  • Take Vitamin D every day – at least 2,000 units a day

 

  • Control your blood sugar and get a Hemoglobin A1C done

 

  • Contact us at Elements of Health, 985-1435 or take a look at our website eohinfo.com to learn more!

 

Dr. Kathleen Jones, D.C., N.D.

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