The search for the fountain of youth has been on the mind of humans for millennia. Let’s face it, we all will get older and some people can’t stand that! You see all sorts of gimmicks out there that promise to reverse aging or stop the aging process altogether. Most of these things only focus on the physical attributes of aging, often neglecting the underlying issues at hand.
In this article, I’m going to discuss the top 5 health hurdles we all face as we get older
They all have a common factor: altered circadian rhythms
This is where I start with every single patient
No supplement, no food, no exercise will have a TRUE impact unless circadian rhythms are corrected
There’s no doubt that your body changes as you get older. I often see patients who have health issues going from their mid 20’s to their late 30’s. I call this the “2nd Puberty” (I know the meaning for puberty, but this is something the general public can understand and relate to in terms of “change”) I speak about it in this recording of an Instagram Live video
Making this transition smoothly actually depends upon what you do during your TEENS and 20’s (which is usually the time when we wreck our bodies) 🙋🏽♂️But we all know how that worked out!
Top 3 Tips to help you make this transition smoother…
Need to get your circadian rhythms back into balance. Your body has to run according to the natural 24-hour cycles of light. Unfortunately, your cells don’t have little apple watches to tell them what time of the day it is. They have to rely on environmental cues such as light, food intake and movement. Try to establish a proper sleep/wake cycle according to the sun – get up with the sun and go down with the sun. Also minimize your blue light exposure, especially at night. If you have to use computers or devices that emit blue light at night, consider using blue blocking glasses. These are the ones I recommend and if you use code TRIPLEPLAYDOC you can get 15% off your order.
Essential to get your gut functioning at tip-top shape…especially as you age! This is the core of all your health issues and will be the foundation to which you build your health! The 2nd puberty will OWN you if you don’t have your circadian rhythms in check and your gut is off balance. Get my total gut restore course which will walk you through the entire process (5 steps).
Get those hormones back into balance! Hormones are cellular communicators. When they aren’t in balance your cells with either receive too much or too little of the proper message. This is when you’ll feel “out of sorts”. Hormonal balance relies heavily on the first 2 tips I just gave you. The first place I always start with patients in hormonal restoration is the LIVER! Yes, the liver is the main organ responsible for metabolizing the hormones especially estrogen (listen up ladies!). When estrogen levels remain high relative to progesterone due to inadequate liver metabolism, you run into all sorts of issues! And the liver is dependent upon gut function. If the gut function is off and the microbiome is in a state called dysbiosis, you put extra strain on the liver. So the liver is only focused on detoxifying the gut and will put the other 499 functions on the backburner! (See how important it is to get the gut back into balance?)
MINDSET – you first have to release worry & frustration and replace with serenity & gratitude. Adopt the practice of affirming you desires for healing:
“I am healed”
“thank you for my healing”
“I am so grateful to experience complete healing”
Your mind is extremely powerful and if you learn how to use it properly, you can witness miracles.
Cease to complain about your issues. Cease to own your issue…quit saying “my XYZ disease”
BODY – your body is composed of trillions of cells
A bunch of cells will make tissues…a bunch of tissues makes an organ…a bunch of organs make a system…and a bunch of systems makes YOU!
Take care of it properly. Learn the intricacies and simple beauty of your vessel!
Work to maintain the mobility of joints.
Work to maintain suppleness of soft tissues
Work to maintain the proper physiology in accordance to your environment
Work to create an environment conducive to optimal health
NUTRITION –“let Thy food be Thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food” spoke Hippocrates. You eat to supply your BODY with the information, nutrients for cellular repair, energy production, maintenance of tissue integrity and biotransformation (aka detoxification).
Steer clear of fad diets and regimens
Be mindful of those who speak in absolutes.
Each person is biochemically unique and your needs will change over time
These are the basics to heal and maintain optimal function!
I’ve treated a lot of patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis & Lou Gehrig’s disease. They all have a common pattern despite displaying various symptoms. Almost all neuro-degenerative diseases can be traced to common causes. My research has shown that all these patients have the following in common which causes the manifestation of the disease process: