Anti-aging at its core involves reducing oxidative stress. Aging really begins after age 20. Prior to this, our body is concentrating primarily on growth. Oxidative Stress is basically an overload of free-radicals in our bodies that cannot eliminate efficiently and effectively. Oxidative stress (OS) naturally gets worse the older we get. The more free radicals we have, the more cellular damage occurs. Cellular damage becomes organ damage, which becomes tissue damage, which then becomes a disease! Chronic OS causes chronic inflammation which causes more cellular and tissue damage! Free radicals are created in our body as a waste product of making energy (largely from our mitochondria ), but many more are caused by environmental pollutants tjat we ingest in our food and water, absorb through our skin, or inhale. So much of what we experience as the detrimental effects of aging are due to accumulated toxic waste in our bodies and an unhealthy lifestyle. Our environment is full of toxins in our air, our water, and in our food. Unless you live in a bubble or in a remote, unindustrialized area, you have accumulated a great deal of toxins. Toxins keep our bodies from functioning optimally, inhibit normal cellular and organ system functions, and are carcinogenic. They also cause more free-radical formation and burden on our systems. How each person handles his or her toxic burden is dependent on his or her genetics and lifestyle. A modern term we use now is “Biohacking.” This the process of making changes to your lifestyle in order to “hack” your body’s biology and feel your best. Dave Asprey, CEO of the Bulletproof defines it as “Biohacking is the process of using science, biology, and self-experimentation to take control of and upgrade your body, mind, and life.” We are getting smarter in this biohacking process the more we learn about our genetics.
The basic aspects of biohacking are looking at your genetics, cleaning up your diet, reducing exposures to toxins, using the science of nutrigenomics, active detoxification, and gene activation. Detoxification will definitely slow the physical consequences of aging down. Targeted hormone replacement, anti-aging nutritional supplementation and gene activation, plus cosmetic procdures round out the process to make you look and feel as good on the outside and you do on the inside!!!!!