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The Golden Years

A question often asked as we near the golden years-- what are the secrets to longevity?

Everyone ages - a hard thought to grasp when you're young. But let the big 40 take place and you'll start thinking about the aging process and how it is actually happening to you.

The secrets to longevity are not all that secret and yet you will find some surprises when you take a longevity test or explore the so called longevity gene.

Maintaining good health seems to be a dream and constant concern for those approaching the golden years, also:

  • Finding spiritual fulfillment and understanding

  • and having the finances to live comfortably

  • and have access to good medical care

  • and/or the means to leave an inheritance are important

  • Dreams of family involvement, maintaining good relationships with children and grandchildren are viewed as significant as well

  • Finding yourself in good health by the time you reach your golden years is often thought of as your Dr.'s responsibility. Having supported several people through serious illnesses and my experience with my own health, I and many others, have realized that being in good health is OUR responsibility and sometimes one has to think outside the box in order to make good decisions regarding their healthcare.

    There is a lot of truth in the old saying You are what you eat and choosing to eat more fresh, organic, unprocessed foods to include vegetables, fruits and healthy seeds, nuts and oils is probably the most important choice you will make on a daily basis if part of your personal development plan is to work toward attaining and maintaining good health.

    Eating very small portions of toxic foods like:

  • coffee
  • alcohol
  • processed flours and sugars
  • avoiding dairy and meat which has been treated with hormones and antibiotics
  • These simple choices coupled with cutting calories in general are all part of a healthy lifestyle leading to longevity

    Beyond exercise, several other factors are important to your health:

  • your attitude

  • peace of mind
  • Maintaining those loving relationships with both your Creator and your social network will affect the quality of your health in your later years as much as any supplements you will take.

    Here are some links to websites with helpful information, the latest research and planning tools to help you make those golden years the very best that they can be!

    Enjoy your golden years in good health!

    Test your longevity: what is your real age?

    The Holistic Approach In Medicine

    Retirement Wishes

    The Memoir Project
    Vacations are Good for the Soul

    The Longevity Diet: take control of your health


    According to Dr. Mao of AskDrMao.com, Apricots are the Secret Anti-aging Weapon. Research shows that of any food, apricots possess the highest levels and widest variety of carotenoids. Carotenoids are antioxidants that help prevent heart disease, reduce “bad cholesterol” levels, and protect against cancer.

    Definitely one of the secrets to longevity, Dr. Mao writes "The biggest anti-aging breakthrough in recent history comes from new discoveries about the power of antioxidants." In traditional Chinese medicine, apricots are considered helpful in regenerating body fluids, detoxifying, and quenching thirst. So pick up some dried apricots when you're at the store next time!


    Dr. David J. Demko, Professor of Gerontology and Research Methodology


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