So, you want to become immortal?
Now, there’s no secret potion or magic trick that will make you live forever. But there are advanced steps you can take, beyond your standard diet and exercise regimen, to prolong your lifespan and make the most of the time you have.
Let’s break down the steps you can take to increase your longevity and welcome age with good health.
1. Balance Your pH Levels
Everything around us is made up of energy. In fact, you’re made up of energy –– your atoms are vibrating, moving, and bouncing off each other this very moment. Expert Health Practitioner Jerry Tennant describes how the body’s energy is connected to longevity in his book, Healing is Voltage.
Just as with every electrical machine or system, we need the right balance of energy or “voltage” to run properly. Tennant explains how our voltage is a direct result of our pH levels:
Low, acidic pH levels = High voltage.
When our voltage levels are too high, it can indicate tiredness and chronic disease, such as cancer. The science tracks: Studies show that cancer cells may tend to grow in acidic, low pH environments.
So, how can you balance these levels? Add more electron donors to your lifestyle:
- Eat more antioxidants. These fight off the free radicals in your body and balance your energy and pH levels.
- Implement more alkaline foods into your diet (less-acidic foods).
- Dark, leafy greens
- Beets and Figs
2. Shine the Light
Our bodies need light. Of course, we need light and Vitamin D from the sun, but the benefits and necessity of light run deeper than that.
When it comes to longevity, red light means ‘go,’ not ‘stop.’
In his book Red Light Therapy, Health Expert Ari Whitten breaks down how proper exposure to healthy light is just as necessary to our health as diet and exercise.
Red light therapy is suggested to help increase the flow of energy to our cells. As a result, it’s shown to help…
- Slow down skin aging
- Aid in weight control
- Reduce inflammation and pain
- Slow oxidative damage
- Improve exercise
- Increase resilience to stress and injury
Take action: Apply a high-quality red light therapy device to a problem area, or expose your entire body. You’ll want to follow any instructions on the device, allowing distance between the light and your skin, as well as starting out with 1 minute every day and increasing exposure time.
3. Protect Your Cells
Aging is simply the process of our cells deteriorating. As the protective layer of our cells, known as telomerase, shortens over time, its capacity to heal and repair decreases. As a result? We age.
Researcher Dr. Michael Fossil is at the head of this research. His findings show that telomerase therapy could be the answer to slowing down cellular aging.
Here are ways you can actively strengthen your telomerase and protect your cells:
- Practice stress management. Cortisol (our stress hormone) weakens telomerase levels. Studies link telomerase length and how much telomerase we can produce with the amount of unhealthy stress we endure.
- Deep breathing
- Exercise daily.
- Lower saturated and trans fats, sodium, and sugar/artificially flavored foods to decrease inflammation.
4. Stimulate Stem Cells
Exercise daily. Stem cells have the power to restore and regenerate tissue in our bodies. If aging is the process of cells breaking down, stem cells can potentially help restore our organs and tissues. Read more about the potential and significance of stem cells here: MSC: Clinical Evidence Leading Medicine’s Next Frontier.
You can naturally boost your body’s stem cell production by…
- Eating clean, whole foods.
- Reducing exposure to toxic elements, such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, and chemicals.
- Getting sufficient sleep.
5. Longevity Dieting
Fad diets and long-term restrictive eating aren’t very sustainable. The key to a longevity-based diet is to eat healthy, whole foods intuitively throughout the year. One helpful technique is to practice FMD (Fasting Mimicking Diet) 3-4 weeks per year. Read more about it here: The Longevity Diet.
Take Action: Lower caloric intake to 25% for two days in the week and normally for the rest.
6. Supplement Your Anti-Aging Regimen
While it would be ideal to get all of your necessary vitamins and minerals on your plate, it’s not always realistic. Thank goodness for supplements, right?
Harvard Professor David Sinclair dedicates his research to slowing down the aging process and is a major advocate for the right supplements. Sinclair has revealed the cutting-edge, anti-aging supplements he takes to support his
well-being throughout interviews and literature. Each supplement has the science and research to support its effectiveness, including:
Sinclair mixes about 1 g of NMN into his yogurt each morning. NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) converts to NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) in our bodies –– a coenzyme responsible for providing us with energy and repairing our cells and tissue.
As we age, our NAD+ levels rapidly decrease. By supplementing NMN into your diet, you can increase these levels and promote longevity, along with benefits such as weight and metabolism management, increased energy, blood sugar balance, and vision health.
Sinclair also mixes about 0.5 g of Resveratrol into his morning parfait. Resveratrol has shown to decrease the chance of heart problems, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.
When combined with NMN, the two supplements can help protect our cells and DNA.
Sinclair incorporates 1 g Metformin into his night routine, as it’s shown to help increase one’s lifespan. Studies show it supports cellular repair and protection.
● Vitamin D3 & K2
Many individuals are deficient in these essential vitamins! Incorporate both into your diet to support your vascular, cellular, immune, bone, and skin health.
Always talk with your primary care provider before adding new supplements into your regimen.