Do you ever stop and ask yourself that question? Right now, ask yourself, “how old will I be in ten years?” Then ask yourself, “how do I want to feel and look when I’m that age?” It’s very insightful isn’t it?
I doubt any of you said, “I want to weigh more, have more aches and pains and be foggy brained!” So why do we age? Get foggy brained? Get disease?
I posted a quote recently on Facebook, “the absence of a symptom is not the presence of health.” A man responded that his wife had died three months earlier from a heart attack at the age of forty-one. He went on to say she was an RN and wanted to become a Physicians Assistant and even with all that education she wasn’t aware she had heart disease, not one symptom.
Humans don’t actually age, get sick and get disease, our cells do. Did you wake up this morning and wonder how your cells are doing? Probably not! Yet, that is where all life begins, and health is maintained. It’s also where disease is prevented. So what can we do to be that person ten years from now we want to be? This series will be multiple parts and will dive into how we can slow down aging and prevent disease.
Part I – Create a healthy cell membrane
100 MILLION cells die per minute! Brain cells need decades to be replaced and liver cells need 5,000 days. Red blood cells need 120 days while white blood cells only need minutes.
What goes in and out of the cell is regulated by your cell membrane and Your cell membrane is made up of predominately fat. DNA can be damaged and the cell will function, however damage the cell membrane and the cell will die.
3 Steps to Protect Your Cell Membrane
1. Remove all “bad” fats from your diet. The most damaging fats are partially hydrogenated oils. These are found in fast food, packaged food and fried foods. Read the labels and avoid these foods. Replace them “healthy fats” such as Avocado oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Coconut oil and grass-fed butter or Ghee are also healthy fats. Also supplement with Omega 3 fish oils which your body thrives on!
2. Reduce your blood sugars. As blood sugar rises the receptor sites on the cell membrane down-regulate and soon the cell membrane refuses to let sugar in at all. Now you’re headed for Diabetes and cell inflammation.
3. Lower your toxic load. Toxins love fat! Fat is where your body will store toxins it cannot remove from the body. Yes, we ALL have toxins stored in our fat and even in the far reaches of the Arctic Circle when they have tested the fat of the native Inuits they have found high levels of phthalate(from plastics) and PCP’s. Eat organic when possible, and avoid cooking and eating out of plastics and use non-toxic cleaners for your house and for your personal care.
These simple steps can be incorporated into your lifestyle in the coming years and as your cells are replaced in the different organs you will be giving it the tools to make a healthy cell membrane. A healthy cell membrane means nutrition in and waste out, which equals good health and less disease!
This is the first step in slowing down aging and preventing disease. Won’t it be cool to “be younger next year???”
Let’s do it!