An Unhealthy Liver Can Make You Age More Quickly
Did you know that the aging process can be slowed, and to a significant degree even reversed, if you improve your liver function? Certainly not every 50 year old looks the same. As we get older, changes in our appearance can reveal underlying poor health. Over 20 years of research in more than 6000 patients, has found that a healthy liver can slow down the aging process. This is very exciting news, as we are expected to live much longer than we did at the beginning of the 20th century, when the average lifespan of a woman was less than 50 years.
The aging process is caused by damage to our cells and especially a part of our genetic structure (DNA) which regulates the rate at which the cell will age. This part of our DNA is called the telomere and is the end part of the DNA. The telomere protects the DNA against damage from free radicals, so we want our telomeres to be long.
The telomeres can be damaged by a build-up of toxins in the body which may come from polluted air, cigarette smoke, heavy metals, pesticides, oxidized omega 6 fats from industrial seed oil, and excess sugar. The liver is the only organ that can break down these toxic substances and it is working very hard today, when toxic chemicals have become widespread. If your liver is fatty, inflamed or infected by hepatitis viruses it will need even more help to achieve its functions.
Your liver is the filter and cleanser of your bloodstream. If you do not look after your liver, your blood stream may become overloaded with toxins and these things will damage both the DNA and mitochondria in your cells. The awful result is that you will find yourself aging too rapidly and putting on weight too easily. The mitochondria are where energy is generated, thus you will probably also feel very tired. Damaged mitochondria are a cancer risk factor.
So many people feel and look old just because their liver is not producing enough energy – and yet very few doctors think about the liver! Support your liver function with Livatone Plus, which is a high potency, multi-action formula that has been used and trusted by people across the world for more than 20 years! A comprehensive and unique formulation designed to support and strengthen detoxification pathways, to help rid the body of toxins, heavy metals and excess cholesterol. Livatone Plus can assist the liver in repairing and regenerating itself in cases of inflammation or liver damage and supports the gallbladder and digestive system to function optimally.
Other tips to slow down aging
- Make sure your digestive system is working well. If you suffer from malabsorption, leaky gut syndrome or an overgrowth of harmful microbes in your digestive tract, you will not be absorbing nutrients from your food and supplements adequately. Deficiencies of vitamins and antioxidants makes your body more prone to harm caused by oxidative damage. Sipping a little apple cider vinegar in warm water before meals is an excellent way to improve digestion and absorption of nutrients. Taking a supplement of betaine hydrochloride is an even more powerful way of supporting good digestion. If you feel particularly bloated after meals, you would benefit from a digestive enzyme supplement, taken with each meal. Sometimes an overgrowth of harmful microbes in the intestines can interfere with nutrient absorption. The bad bugs can literally steal your nutrients. They also release harmful toxins that can make you feel tired, moody, and give you intense sugar cravings. BactoClear capsules are a natural anti-microbial.
- Follow an anti-inflammatory diet. Believe it or not, the foods you eat can directly affect the level of inflammation in your body. Inflammation is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke and high blood pressure, as well as contributing to joint pain (arthritis), digestive complaints and mood disorders. All of those conditions become more prevalent as people get older. Reduce or remove gluten, dairy, alcohol, sugar, artificial sweeteners and processed meat from your diet as these are pro-inflammatory to the body. Increase the amount of fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel), citrus fruits, berries, fresh vegetable juices, leafy greens, ginger, garlic, turmeric and chilli in your diet as they help to reduce inflammation in the body. Glutathione is the most powerful anti-inflammatory and detoxifier in your body. Your body uses n-acetyl cysteine to produce it.
- Try to obtain good quality sleep and exercise. You might have an excellent diet, but you will not be able to achieve excellent health if poor sleep and lack of exercise are issues. Meditation, yoga and morning exercise are usually effective for helping people wind down at night and achieve good quality sleep. If your mind races with thoughts and you find it hard to switch off, taking magnesium with your evening meal may help.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.