Introduction: Why Your Telomeres Control How Fast You Age!!
This article is going to explain to you what a TELOMERE is, and why telomeres are critical to the aging process. This article will also teach you 12 foods and nutrients that help keep your telomere’s as healthy as possible- which slows the aging process!! This article is also available as a free download.
Over the past century, dozens of ideas, theories and hypotheses have made their way through the halls of universities and laboratories around the world. But as captivating as these ideas may have been at the time, I now know that all the factors I used to think of as “causes” of aging are merely the “consequences” of aging.
How Aging REALLY Happens
Most of the so-called “causes” come from internal sources. In other words, the hormones, cells and sources of energy inside our bodies start to decline over time and cause the loss of energy, vitality and immunity we associate with aging. There’s “menopause” the hormonal changes that usher women into middle age, “adropause” or the loss of male sex hormones like testosterone in men that cause a loss of sex drive, ambition and muscular physique. There’s “somatopause” the loss of growth hormone that immediately saps your physical performance and adds pounds of fat around your middle, there’s “thyropause” the loss of thyroid hormones that throw off your metabolism and energy… and dozens of other “pauses” that rob you of your youth.
Why Short Telomeres Are The ENEMY Of Aging
There were also the ideas that focused on external causes of aging such as poor diet, stress, lack of exercise or physical challenges, predation, contamination of our air, water and food supply, as well as the new modern threat, the toxic “chemical body burden” that accumulates in your blood from the time we’re in the womb. But ALL these influences, whether internal or external all point to one final pathway that determines how and why you age, and that’s the shortening of the telomere. To better understand what this means… let’s take a look at what the “telomere,” or your “cellular control switch” really is.