The world we live in today — with its chemicals, toxins and processed foods — is taking a toll on our health and how we look. In the last 50 years we've seen the rise of genetically modified foods and toxins, our soil depleted of its nutrients, and the degradation of the standard American diet. These factors have created a perfect storm, increasing free radical production and systemic inflammation, which leads to accelerated aging and chronic disease.
There's no reason why we can not live 80 to 100 disease-free, healthy years! The Okinawa Study, for example, showed that older Okinawans are living 100 or more years practically disease free. Interestingly, the younger generations are developing the same chronic Western diseases that we see in our culture because they're adopting a lifestyle similar to our own.
Another study, called the Danish Twin Study, found that longevity is only moderately heritable — that is, determined by our genes. The major factor in how long we live is dictated by the lifestyle choices we choose to make.
Here are three things you will want to do to live the long, healthy, abundant life you were meant to live!
1. Start burst training.
Burst training, or high-intensity interval training (HIIT), naturally increases human growth hormone (HGH), which has strong anti-aging and fat-burning effects on the body!
There are different ways to do burst training, but here's the technique that I use:
Step 1: Warm up for 3-5 minutes.
Step 2: Run, bike, or swim 90 percent of your capacity for 30-60 seconds.
Step 3: Rest by slow jogging for 1-2 minutes.
Step 4: Repeat the sprint and rest between 3-7 times.
Do burst training every other day, because your anti-aging and fat-burning hormones are doing their work through the next day!
To boost your fat burning and anti-aging hormones to the highest level possible, consume foods that are high in complex carbohydrates and protein after your workout. Studies show waiting to eat 1 to 2 hours after workout enhances HGH naturally! Burst Training is quick, easy and it beats spending hours in the gym!
2. Increase your glutathione levels.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that our bodies need to stay young and healthy. Low levels of glutathione have been linked to chronic conditions such as Alzheimer's, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes and accelerated aging.
Some of the top foods that can support the healthy glutathione levels are
- Grass-fed beef
3. Avoid refined sugars and processed grains.
This is the hardest step for most people — partly because sugar is so addictive — but it's essential to reversing the aging process. Wheat, white rice, and foods with refined sugar all increase your insulin levels which will lead to premature aging, inflammation and chronic disease.
Try these great alternatives to try so you can look and feel your best:
- Coconut flour
- Almond flour
- Hazelnut Flour
What works for one person may not be right for the next. I consult people all around the world, comprehensively looking at underlying health issues and designing a program to reverse chronic disease and maximize health.
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