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5 ways to increase your longevity and quality of life


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(NaturalNews) Deep down, we all have a deeply rooted desire to live a long and high quality life. Modern medicine is certainly enabling us to live longer, but often at a cost that creates a much lower quality of life.

So how do we live a longer life and also enjoy the high quality that we all wish we could capture, so we can remain as youthful as possible up until our demise? These 5 tips are a great start.

Improve your diet

Eating a healthy diet is one of the primary components to a long and healthy life. However, due to a contaminated and nutrient deficient food supply, incorporating a healthy diet has become more difficult.

Choosing a whole food diet that is as fresh, clean, and as raw as possible is a big step forward in improving your longevity and quality of life.

Examples of these types of whole foods include:
  • A wide variety of different colored vegetables and fruits
  • Fermented vegetables and kefirs
  • Unrefined and sprouted grains
  • Raw sprouted nuts, seeds, and legumes
  • Grass fed beef, organic chicken, and wild cold water fish
  • Raw dairy
The general rule is for food to be as fresh, clean, whole, unprocessed, unrefined, and raw as possible (only cooking when required for legitimate safety reasons). This will supply many more of the required nutrients, including delicate enzymes and probiotics, to your body for optimal functioning.

Reduce stress

Stress is a commonly discussed condition, but unfortunately it doesn't get the credence that it deserves as a major cause of the ailments ruining people's quality of life and longevity. Some estimates suggest that as much as 70% to 80% of all visits to physicians' offices are for stress related problems.

Stress can deregulate all of the systems of the body, which leads to every age-related disease of our time. According to the National Stress Institute, research has confirmed that stress has a prominent role in disorders of the heart, gastrointestinal system, skin, neurological system, and emotions.

Detoxify the body

Detoxification
is the body's natural way of removing toxins that is completed by
several systems and organs, including the liver, kidneys, intestines,
and skin. If it becomes overwhelmed, the excessive build up of these
poisons can accelerate the aging process and impair the function of our
immune and hormonal systems, which leaves us more vulnerable to age
related diseases.

The unprecedented level of chemicals in our food, water, air, and personal care products has reduced our resistance to disease. The result has negatively affected our metabolisms, leaving us with deficiencies and imbalances that facilitate an increased aging process.

Boost immune function

The immune system is the primary defense against cancer and a wide variety of bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. With advanced age, immune system function generally declines, which raises your vulnerability to age related diseases. Another unfortunate effect in aging is the inclination of the immune system to become overactive, which leads to heightened inflammatory response that also accelerates the aging
process.

Balance the hormones

Hormones implicated in aging include testosterone, estrogen and progesterone, as well as melatonin, growth hormone, cortisol, and DHEA. When these hormone levels are imbalanced, they can cause a multitude of systemic problems that are crucial to normal life processes and are known to accelerate some aging processes. Impaired endocrine function will wreak havoc with the rest of the body's systems, which will increase vulnerability to age related diseases.

Increasing longevity and quality of life requires a systematic approach that is not found in single elixirs or supplements. Consider all the components to a healthy life, and do them well on a consistent basis.

Be sure to checkout Healing Foods and Herbs for Stress, Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally, and
Top 5 Hormone Disruptors for more information. And for tips on detoxifying, check out the first two sources below.

Sources:

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

http://www.healingthebody.ca

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

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About the author:
Derek Henry, B.Kin, is a highly revered holistic health coach and world renowned natural health blogger who created Healing the Body to help people understand the fundamental principles to exceptional health so they can overcome their own health challenges.

In this pursuit he created THRIVE, an 8 week online holistic lifestyle course based on the foundational structure that needs to be in place to create a healthy body and mind. It provides the specific knowledge, tools, strategies, and insights in a clear and concise format that allows you to clearly navigate your own healthy lifestyle, without all the confusion. It is the ultimate road map to healing the body. Check out this unique and exciting program, starting September 28th, 2014!

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