Nutritional Therapist, Natalia Otero, explains what causes us to age and shares some insight into slowing the ageing process through diet and lifestyle changes.
Ageing is the effect of the interaction of multiple factors, mainly environmental, dietary and internal. By combining state of the art relaxation techniques with dietary and lifestyle advice we intervene at all the levels which affect our metabolism and nervous system and consequently speed up ageing.
The quick fix often relies on an unsustainable ‘arms race’ requiring increasing amounts of time, cost and an arsenal of anti-aging creams and potions, injections of toxic substances, or going under the surgeon’s knife.
There is an easier and more long term solution: you can stop and prevent much of your body’s ageing by making changes in how your nervous system and metabolism work together. The biggest change is how you will improve stamina and energy levels, which will trigger a much faster – and younger – metabolism. So you become leaner, stronger, more alert, and your mood improves as well! Your sex drive returns. Your sleep is better. Your joints hurt less or not at all. You look great. Your skin is softer and smoother. Your outlook on life will totally change when you realize you do not have to give in to aging and the chronic disease that comes with it. All these changes happen faster than you think. In only a few days you will start noticing the differences.
Inflammation, Advanced Glycation End products (AGE’s) and oxidation go hand-in-hand to accelerate ageing and chronic diseases, but a correct functioning of the nervous system and of the metabolism can revert all these processes. How much you damage your body, depends on you. How you feel or what you eat on a day-to-day basis can either hasten or slow down ageing, and in turn, the chronic diseases that often accompany ageing as well.
Many of the signs of ageing are the early symptoms of chronic diseases. But they are far from inevitable. The wrinkles, memory loss, lack of concentration, loss of physical strength, loss of sex drive, inability to sleep, fatigue, cardiovascular problems are not things to be accepted as part of the normal progression of ageing. And diseases like osteoporosis, arthritis, cancer and diabetes don’t have to be part of ageing either.
Many adults are fit, lean, productive people in great health. You can be this way too! The earlier you change your lifestyle, the sooner and more effectively you can slow down or even reverse ageing and disease. Start with this delicious and warming soup!
GINGER & TUMERIC SPICED CARROT SOUP
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 spring onions, cleaned and chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
pinch of red chilli flakes
9 medium carrots, sliced ½ inch thick
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp turmeric
1 liter of cold water
Melt coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sweat the spring onions, garlic, minced ginger, and chilli flakes for 1-2 minutes or just until glossy. Do not brown.
Add carrots, salt, cinnamon and turmeric and cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water and bring to the boil.
Reduce heat, and simmer until carrots are soft, 20-25 minutes. Puree soup in batches using a high speed blender.
Natalia Otero will be offering Anti-Ageing Nutritional Therapy Consultations on Thursday 19th November for Ladies Day at the special price of £50. Email email@example.com for more information or to arrange a consultation.