The Normal Aging Process
Aging is actually a natural process that might appear at whatever age and which is actually reflected not simply by the modifications in our body look, but more importantly by the internal signs indicating a continuous deterioration in the inner body natural ability to ensure optimal physiology and metabolism, to maintain a solid immune system and as a result to prevent and fight the series of degenerative chronic diseases, also called age-related diseases. Our body external look is in fact only a very small indication of our internal body-work. Aging external marks can come with things like sagging skin, pain sensation, reduced endurance, wrinkles and age related spots as well.
The normal Aging should be related to the formidable complexity of our organism. Billions of body physiological processes and metabolic reactions are planned to take place in a synchronized manner. From time to time there can be some failures and accidents. So as time goes on our system degenerates slowly and gradually. Because of this Aging process ends up anyway into degenerative chronic diseases which finally can only be slowed and not permanently stopped.
Premature Aging: a Degenerative Disease
In most cases ordinary individuals begin showing signs of aging approximately at 60. When a younger man or woman presents the same symptoms, we say that she or he has premature aging which is a degenerative chronic disease. However you may very well remain younger and live longer compared to the average women and men within your particular age group. In order to reach this objective you should address the main cause of this disease, the abnormally early deterioration of our physiology, our metabolism and our immune system.
Without having to go deep into details we'll mention that the majority of the experts particularly interested in this matter think that, beside the medical and genetic causes, the speed of Aging is based most notably on the life style an individual leads. Insufficient exercising, pollution of the physical environment we reside in, a too stressful emotional life and last but not least our modern acidic diet are pointed as being the main causes that do speed the process of aging. Virtually all nutrition experts assume that the root cause of premature aging is undoubtedly acidosis, a condition of body over-acidity which is in fact the very first consequence of our unbalanced modern life-style, and in particular of our today acidic nutrition. It is acidosis that impairs too early the general functioning of our metabolism, our physiology and also of our immune system, thus allowing chronic diseases to early invade and gradually damage our body.
Age-Related Chronic Diseases Caused by Acidosis
Actually there exist more than 150 degenerative chronic diseases identified. Listed below are a selected few examples:
Bladder and kidney disorders (including kidney stones)
Low energy and chronic fatigue
Candida yeast infections
A Causal Correlation between Nutrition and Aging!
Nutrition effect on aging is extremely big. According to nutritionists nothing but an alkaline diet has the ability to empower our body to delay the onset and to reduce the actual progression of aging and its chain of degenerative chronic diseases. The foods we eat may be divided into two groups: acid-forming foods (cereals, animal products, sugar) and alkaline-forming foods (fruits, vegetables). More details on individual food acid-alkaline properties can be found in our Acid-Alkaline Foods Chart. An alkaline diet should consist of a minimum of 80% of alkaline-forming foods, of no more than 20% of acid-producing foods and of alkaline water as drink. Such a goal is obviously hard and practically impossible to reach with our today life style. As a result to have our nutrition balanced anyhow we must add a few nutritional supplements to our modern acidic diet on a daily basis.
To live healthier, much younger and longer we must adopt a life-style which helps the body to successfully prevent and heal acidosis or body over-acidity as well as its induced chronic diseases. We should nevertheless always keep in mind that degenerative diseases are definitely the unavoidable consequence of the aging process, premature or not. A balanced life style helps us only to postpone the onset of these diseases as well as to retard their progress. It is exactly what ultimately enables us to live healthier, younger and longer.
Aging: What Is It? Normal Vs Premature Aging