Aging Gracefully – The Natural Way

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By Dr. Wayne C. Diamond

The population of the world is rapidly aging. Because of this powerful dynamic, the interest in understanding, and slowing down the aging process, has become of paramount important for the vast segment of the population. This interest is quite exciting, because the technology of using herbs and vitamins to slow down the aging process, has reached scientific maturity.

Direct research, working with thousands of patients, during the past twenty-five years, has led me to a group of vitamins, herbs and antioxidants that can actually help people in the aging process. Aging most often has a gradual reduction in the function of some of the body’s systems, namely, the immune system, which can lead to illness and inflammation, reducing energy and overall vitality. Also, a reduction in the best possible function of the heart, liver, eyes, skin, hair and nails, and the veins and arteries, all are affected by the aging process. Add to these physical issues the fact that stress, plus toxins in our food and water are playing major roles in accelerating the aging process. It is quite clear that we need to consider carefully how to start or enhance our age-prevention efforts with alternative medicine …

Now I want to discuss some beneficial natural solutions:

Ester C – Research has shown that it improves the immune system, while cleansing all the cells of the body. Ester C is essential for collagen production.
Zinc – A key mineral that supports the immune system, while positively affecting the skin and nerves, strengthening the cells of the brain.
Copper – Is essential to the eyes and the nerves within the heart.
Manganese – Helps to improve lung function, healthy nerves and blood sugar regulation.
Horsechestnut Seed – Widely used in Europe, it strengthens the arterial system and helps to improve and prevent spider veins.
Alpha Lipoic Acid – Known as a “Universal Antioxidant”, ALA helps restore cellular development, improves the skin and helps improve circulation.
L-Carnosine – An organic compound, it is important in the healing process by improving cellular regeneration, while improving nerve and brain function. Many scientists suspect that it plays a role in supporting longevity in some of our most vital organs.
Oregano and Rosemary – Herbs commonly used in cooking and containing natural antioxidant properties, they have the remarkable ability to greatly improve immune function.
Hyaluronic Acid – Called the body’s master molecule, recommended for greatly fighting off inflammation in the bones and joints, by restoring lubrication. Hydrates skin and is believed to moisturize skin from the inside out.
Trans-Resveratrol – an active chemical substance in wine referred to as the “French Paradox”, because the French have a lower occurrence of coronary heart disease. A powerful antioxidant extracted from red grapes. Strengthens and improves heart function.

All of these wonderful substances are keys to slowing down the aging process, and improving an overall sense of wellbeing. I combined these powerful natural substances for easy use, 1 per day, in my vegetarian formula called Diamond Etern-L® Anti-Aging.

Beyond this formula, there are other powerful substances that are extremely helpful in slowing down the aging process, while improving the overall quality of life. I have used them for my family, personally and in my practice and depend on them to fight the effects of aging—naturally:

Lecithin, and Fish Oils, can improve the quality of the blood, by removing the build-up of unhealthy fats, improving circulation, in the heart and brain function – in a very direct way. Fish oil is a good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA) and is thought to be a neutraceutical, a food that provides health benefits. Grape Seed Extract has gained in popularity over the years. It has been studied for years and it is thought to neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation, stabilize collagen and protect and heal connective tissue. It is widely used to help improve the skin and the soft tissues of the body. Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that gives many foods their reddish color, has been extensively researched to improve heart function while it can also greatly improve prostate function in older men. Also, has been considered a promising food medicine against cancer. Co Q 10 – Perhaps the most researched natural substance, with a broad spectrum of important, supportive uses! This vital enzyme can raise energy levels, improve skin quality, help regenerate cells, improve heart function, and prevent the breakdown of the principal bodily organs. Recognized for slowing down the process of skin aging.

As a Naturopathic Physician, my goal is to support the needs of the whole person, their nutritional needs and the use of natural substances to balance their bodily systems and maintain or regain their abundant health. These ingredients I have outlined are staples in my practice to help my patients enjoy health, wellness and awareness, while slowing down the aging process with these powerful “youth boosters”.

We are all going to age, but we can do so, while maintaining great health. This is the simple beauty of natural medicine and natural substances… our abundant friends from the earth!

Dr. Wayne Diamond is a Naturopath and a Psychotherapist in full time practice for 26 years in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Diamond has researched and developed natural formulas, Diamond Etern-L Anti-Aging formula, Diamond MIND for mental clarity, Healthy Horizons Stress Fighting Multi and Herpanacine Skin Support System. For more information call (888) 467-4200.

This article was written by Dr. Diamond in discussion of his findings throughout his career. They are strictly his thoughts and are not to intended as a diagnoses to any issues.

* This article has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is not meant to prevent, treat, cure or diagnose any disease.


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