Alternative Medicine Tips To Extend Your Lifespan

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In this modern era, people actually live longer than previous generations. It is true that we live much longer than our grandparents or great-grandparents. How did life expectancy increase from 66.8 to 73.4 years in just 19 years? Everyone wants to live their whole life actively, energetically, and healthily. Is it possible to extend your life expectancy and even improve its quality? After all, we live as long as it is programmed in our genes. However, according to the latest scientific research and specialists’ opinions in various fields, genes can respond to changes in our lifestyles. It is called epigenetics. The trend of life expectancy increase is observed all over the world. The quality of life is improving, and hygiene and medicine are already available to everyone. Moreover, it is possible to extend your lifespan if you are prepared to listen to various alternative medicine experts’ advice that is presented in this article below.

Practice Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has recently become a healthy lifestyle trend. Nutritionists say it can help you lose weight, improve your metabolism, and even extend your lifespan. Each method can be effective, but it is necessary to find out which one works best for a particular person. There is more than one method of intermittent fasting including 18:6, 5:2, and others. Intermittent fasting is related to an intracellular process such as autophagy (cell ability to eat itself). This is a very important process that must take an important place in the body. When a cell does not receive enough food from the outside, it begins to eat itself (in a good way) – it looks for damaged or old proteins and organelles and destroys it all. If we supply our body with nutrients all the time and exceed the nutrients norm, autophagy slows down or does not occur in the body. By the way, Alzheimer’s disease, oncological, and cardiovascular diseases can develop as a result of the absence of the autophagy process.

Take NMN Supplements

It is a scientifically proven fact that NMN supplements can help slow down the aging process. Some causes of aging are considered to be a decrease in energy metabolism, an increase in body mass, a decrease in the sensitivity of tissue receptors to insulin, and a decrease in the body’s physical capabilities. At maturity, cells lose the ability to synthesize nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), which is the most important substance for the production of cellular energy. In search of possibilities to increase the level of NAD+ in tissues, scientists recommend using NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide), which is the precursor of NAD in the synthesis chain.

Get Your Body Used To The Cold

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Hardening procedures are recommended to start already in childhood, the most suitable age is in the fourth or fifth year of life. Hardening can be done by air, water, sun baths, encouraging active movement, walking barefoot, etc. The cold allows the cells to stay young longer. So, try cold therapy. Take a contrast shower once a week and sleep in a cool room (no more than 18 degrees). If you harden the body, you get sick less, become more resistant to the effects of stress, and your emotional condition improves.

Be Active

Try to fill your daily life in such a way that there is no time for idleness and laziness (especially for those who have retired or are unemployed). Try to clean the windows, visit relatives in another city, go to the pool, go to the gym, or practice yoga to keep your tonus. Activity is a necessary condition for longevity, it is confirmed by facts. So, guess what? It has been scientifically proven that exercise affects telomeres and prolongs life span. Each of our cells has 46 chromosomes. Each chromosome has telomeres. Telomeres are DNA repeats located at the ends of chromosomes that protect chromosomes from shortening during cell division. Human somatic cells do not have telomerase, the protein that keeps telomeres long enough, and as cells divide, telomeres eventually shorten and cells begin to “age.” Generally speaking, every time our cells divide, a small portion of the telomeres is lost and we age. The more we exercise, the longer the telomeres are, and the younger we look. Thus, we can say that telomeres are molecular clocks of cells. 

Have a Laugh 

Scientists conducted an experiment involving 246 long-lived people. After analyzing the characteristics of the results, the researchers concluded that both men and women with the highest levels of optimism had an average 11% to 15% longer lifespan than people who practiced little positive thinking: openness, friendliness, and optimism. The link between a positive attitude and long life was also reported by other researchers. Scientists concluded that cheerful people live 85 years or more, while gloomy people live less. Another great example is Jeanne Calment, a French supercentenarian with a lifespan of 122 years and 164 days. Jeanne is right. One day Jeanne said that you should “Always keep your smile. That’s how I explain my long life”. It is true. If you laugh a lot, you can live longer. It is a scientifically proven fact that happiness, a positive mindset, and laughter can prolong life.

Eat healthy food

Aging is slowed down by antioxidants – substances that inhibit the processes that increase acidity. Antioxidants are found in cabbage, carrots, strawberries, blueberries, fish, pomegranates, and green tea. Also, you should include NMN-rich food in your diet. NNM rich-food is one of Dr. David Sinclair’s choices in his lifestyle. The doctor’s diet includes kale, red beets, shrimp, blueberries, and spinach. It would be useful to reduce fats and sweets, they are allies of obesity, diabetes, and other serious diseases that can steal years of life from you.