Two Questions for YOU:
- How many times have you suffered from aches and pains, and quickly reached for the bottle of Advil?
- Would you like to look younger than your age for as long as possible AND have more energy? (Me! Me! Me!)
Well, guess what? The two of these things DO NOT go together! In the body we have something called mitochondria. We are only born with a certain amount of mitochondria, and after the age of 40-45 it automatically starts going into mitochondrial dysfunction, meaning they slowly decline in number. However, in many people today it starts degenerating earlier due to toxins, stress, and poor diet that create INFLAMMATION.
So why is mitochondria so important and what the heck does it have to do with staying young? AND if inflammation causes it to degenerate, wouldn’t Advil be the magic pill to stop it?
Mitochondria is the body’s battery. When it starts wearing down, then the body starts to wear out, resulting in less energy. In addition, impaired mitochondria means less oxygen supply to your body, and this accelerates the aging process. Think about how oils go bad as they oxidize. Well, when your mitochondria degenerates, YOU start to oxidize!!
But did you know that Advil (also known by its generic name ibuprofen) KILLS your mitochondria?! Not to mention your gut flora as well.
So what to use instead of Advil? And how to cut back on inflammation in the first place?
3 Steps to Beat Inflammation and Regenerate Your Mitochondria For a Younger Looking You:
Turmeric is Mother Nature’s best anti-inflammatory weapon. I encourage you to get as much of it as possible. I like to add it to my warm lemon water in the morning, and to my herbal tea at night.
Now, it won’t kill the pain within 30 minutes like Advil, but after a few weeks of taking turmeric daily, the inflammation will go down in your body, and you will not need the Advil. You see, turmeric is getting to the root of the problem versus just putting a bandaid over it like Advil. (To find out more about turmeric and the recipe for a “Turmeric Latte” (one of my favorite drinks) then click HERE. )
2. Take fish oil (or if vegan, algae oil). Just make sure you get one with a high EPA/DHA content, and take it everyday.
3. Cut out inflammatory foods like gluten, refined grains, dairy, and vegetable oils.
To find out how to incorporate steps look younger step-by-step, download my book “7 Steps to a Healthier You” available now on Amazon for Kindle.
Health Coach Jenna