Age-related diseases and symptoms are experienced by most of the western world. Age-related changes don't happen uniformly in all people as they are produced by a relationship between our inherited genetic make-up, lifestyle, diet and environmental factors. Contrary to common belief, poor brain function, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and other age-related degenerative diseases are not an inevitable result of increasing years. By being proactive and implementing an anti-aging program you can slow the biological clock and prevent the signs, symptoms and diseases of ageing. You can protect you body and mind from age-related degenerative diseases.

Years of research have revealed that you can reverse clinical markers of ageing in medically measurable ways. Heredity Heredity is one factor that determines how we might age. We can know about our genes specifically with Predictive Genomics Testing (available at Robert Jacobs Health Natural) or we can look back at our parents and grand-parents to ascertain which areas might be weaker and require support. Are we, for example, more likely to have heart disease, diabetes or senility as we age? We can proactively compensate for genetic weaknesses with diet, lifestyle and also with specific supplements.

 

Anti-Ageing

 

To live longer we all know we should stop smoking, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, limit alcohol intake and avoid too much stress. However, there is much more we can do to address ageing at the cellular level and improve the odds of living to a healthy old age, without premature ageing.

 

A complete anti-ageing programme should be tailored to the individual and is available to our clients at Robert Jacobs Health Natural. An anti-ageing programme has many possible options so we offer a custom designed programme tailored to the individual. Additionally, we offer clinical tests to gauge your genetic tendencies and also monitor current status and progress.

 

Being overweight is the single biggest risk factor for most diseases of ageing. As we grow older it is all too easy to gain weight, even without eating more. It is also increasingly difficult to lose it.

 

Many people come to see me and express anxiety about changes in their brain function like forgetfulness, brain-fog, loss of sharpness, focus or concentration. The brain is subject to ageing like the rest of the body. The ageing brain can lose its capacity to store and process information. The ability to focus on and solve complex problems and make quick effective decisions is diminished, recalling names and numbers is more difficult, reaction time slows and words become elusive. However this is not inevitable, we can act to maintain the brain's biochemistry and metabolism. There are many nutrients that protect the brain from changes associated with ageing, preserving the brain's cell structure and its ability to process and transmit information.

 

Supplements guard the brain in several ways:

 

  • Increasing the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain cells
  • Increasing energy production to the brain
  • Increasing neuro-transmitter function
  • Preventing oxidative damage

 

Other things that support a youthful brain are:

 

  • Regular physical exercise
  • Mental exercise: learning and challenge are the best ways to increase the size and
  • complexity of the neural network.
  • Stress reduction
  • Maintaining steady blood sugar levels
Maintaining steady blood sugar levels is important for many aspects of anti-ageing. For instance, people are getting Type II diabetes much younger now. This type of diabetes was usually confined to old people. A precursor to Type II diabetes is insulin resistance and a faulty sugar metabolism.

 

In doing Metabolic Typing Tests we do a glucose tolerance test to establish a person's type. Many of the people who we test have problems regulating their blood glucose levels. On enquiring about the family history, there is often a strong possibility of a genetic link with diabetes. Fortunately, early identification of problems with blood sugar regulation are easy to turn around, and when we have measured people again after a few months of dietary changes and supplemental support, their responses to the glucose tolerance test have reversed and fall within normal ranges. One such patient, a 38 year old woman, had readings outside the normal ranges, but not yet at diabetic levels. She also had many symptoms of blood sugar problems: energy swings, sugar cravings, weight gain and fuzzy-headedness. Her metabolic type, a Fast Oxidiser, was the one for which it is most important to restrict sugary and starchy foods and eat a higher protein diet. She religiously followed the Fast Oxidiser food list, took supplements to regulate her blood sugar and exercised regularly. She was retested five months later and, to her delight, her blood sugar readings were normal. She said, 'I am really encouraged to know that I could reverse the path to diabetes simply by eating foods that suit me most.'
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