Forever Young: 5 Ways to Beat the Clock for Life
Discover the secrets to looking and feeling younger longer
Turning back the hands of time—it’s a quest for many women who simply refuse to age gracefully. And with all that’s available aesthetically (Botox, wrinkle creams, etc.), the visible signs of aging can be erased altogether. But what about on the inside? Are there ways we can beat the clock for life when it comes to overall physical and mental health and well-being? Dr. Jennifer Landa, MD, Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD and author of The Sex Drive Solution for Women says yes.
“Staying young and beautiful forever used to be science fiction, but fiction is rapidly becoming fact, thanks to new medical advances,” Landa says. “Yesterday’s advances focused on disease management; today’s new frontier is staving off sickness and aging altogether.”
“This age group is under a great deal of pressure, especially today with the poor economy,” Landa says. “Proper nutrition is a key factor in combating conditions associated with mental distress such as avoiding processed foods, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. This will reduce the demand on the adrenal glands, which are responsible for secreting cortisol (the stress hormone) and play a role in managing your metabolism.”
Dr. Landa recommends taking supplements containing vitamins B, C, and magnesium to support overall adrenal health. Certain herbs such as Ashwagandha and Rhodiola are also useful for combating stress and boosting adrenal health.