iStock_000020774517LargeA lot of people looking for different formulas to looking more younger and it is not secret. Here in this article you will find not a formula but an different approach and in a the holistic way. For thousands of years people in Eastern cultures have viewed lifestyle and self-care to be essential in facilitating a healthy aging process, and in the new and modern world it is very much worth to consider holistic approaches for various reasons.

Unlike conventional anti-aging approaches, which involve the use of anti-aging creams, serums, or even drastic measures such as cosmetic surgery, holistic approaches aim to target and heal the problem that is at the root of the aging process. This contrasts with traditional anti-aging approaches, in which it is usually just the symptoms of the aging process that are treated.

This is consistent with the approach holistic medicine takes towards treating any illness, and that is to evaluate the entire and treat the entire person, including body, mind, and spirit.

Basically, the difference is that the holistic way involve slowing down the repercussions of aging in the human body by addressing key elements believed to play a significant role in unhealthy aging and ensuring the patient is returned to or kept at an optimal state of health and wellness.

According to holism, it is not possible to remove the evidence of aging by focusing on just one of the areas of your body on which aging has evidently taken its toll. To eliminate the effects of aging you must analyze your entire body’s condition, and consider the health of mind, body, and spirit. The most important factors that cause you to age are stress, not enough sleep, low consummation of water and what you eat. These three factors may cause your skin to look unhealthy and if you target in solve or or at least solve in part, you can look more younger or look much better.

Free radicals are an indirect cause of aging. This is because they cause inflammation in the human body, which, in turn, may lead to accelerated and unhealthy aging. In order to prevent free radicals from damaging the body, you must consume foods that contain large amounts of antioxidants, which are nutrients that fight the effects of free radicals. We list some here bellow:

 

  • Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and Strawberries
  • Kidney, pinto and black beans
  • Cranberries
  • Artichokes
  • Prunes
  • Apples: Red delicious, Granny Smith and Gala
  • Pecans
  • Sweet cherries
  • Black plums
  • Potatoes
  • Plums

To maintain a youthful appearance it is highly recommended to drink large quantities of water. By drinking water, you are not only re-hydrating your body. Water also improves skin elasticity, and reinforces healing collagen, which will slow the manifestation of wrinkles, and sagging.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids is super important in order to function correctly your body needs essentials and here bellow we mention some foods with the highest fatty acids:

 

Grains and Nuts

  • Bread
  • Cereal
  • Flaxseed
  • Peanut butter
  • Oatmeal
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Walnuts

Fresh Produce

  • Parsley
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Mint
  • Watercress

Fatty Fish

  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Trout
  • Fresh Tuna
  • Mackerel
  • Oysters
  • Salmon
  • Sardines

Foods Fortified With Omega-3s

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Soy milk
  • Yogurt

Oils

  • Flaxseed oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Walnut oil
  • Canola oil
  • Cod liver oil


piramide-alimentar-brasileiraOne of the most important elements in holistic medicine is reducing stress. Stress effects the whole body and causes imbalance that leads to disease and overall ill health, and may greatly accelerate the aging process. Meditation, relaxation exercises, yoga, and aromatherapy are often recommended to get stress under control.

Working out and keep your body moving, as you should know, helps to preserve general health, thus ensuring that you age slower and healthier. Peak physical fitness means the body is in its best shape and able to keep you strong and healthy. Physical exercise boosts the rate of your metabolism, which ensures healthy weight management through the aging years, something of utmost importance since metabolism naturally slows as we age and weight gain becomes more probable. Consequently, your body will not be strained by overweight and obesity, and the aging process will be slowed down.

Bottom Line

Holistic approaches never just address symptoms of specific health problems, but instead aim to return or keep the patient in a state of balanced health between mind, body, and spirit. Holism targets overall wellness, and when we are well, we only get better with age.