What do you think the odds are? While the future is guaranteed for no one, there are some identifiable trends that may interest you.
In fact, they will probably scare the hell out of you. But you can improve your odds greatly.
An interesting research study came across my desk that is published in the Journals of Gerontology that looks at the effect certain carbohydrates have on our ageing. No big surprise that those with a higher fibre diet did better than those with a lower fibre diet.
What was quite striking to me was the numbers quoted in the study. It happens to be an Australian based study where a professor from Sydney Uni [and team] followed a group of people in NSW for at least ten years. They assessed their nutrition and that is the basis of the study.
When I looked to see the size of the group it turned out to be 1609 people after they removed the ones, they could not obtain reliable data from, for several reasons. The subjects were all aged around 49 at the commencement and they followed them for ten years, so they were covering the decade for age 50 to 60.
They were looking for those who had “aged successfully”.
The definition of successful ageing was defined” as including an absence of disability, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment, respiratory symptoms, and chronic diseases including cancer, coronary artery disease, and stroke”.
That is hardly a picture of radiant vital health but let us go with it for this exercise.
The very disturbing stats are over ten years and the group finished up like this:
There was no comment to the effect that these figures deviated in any way from the norm. The study just took these figures in its stride so one can only assume they are unremarkable in the light of the wider population. THE GOOD NEWS is you can improve your chances of being a “Successful Ager”.
I could go on with lots more, but the bottom line is that if we want to be a “Successful Ager” we need to look after our cells as best we can. To do that we need to nourish them and detoxify them to the best of our ability.
The big question is whether YOU want to increase the priority in your life of improving your chances of ageing well. If you are close to 50, your chances of ageing well over the next decade are only 16%.
I personally don’t like those odds and my take on it is that it is well worth the effort and investment to ensure a proper amount of nutrients is going into my body every day and I undertake regular simple actions to help detoxify my body. You will never do either perfectly. BUT my belief is that if you take some basic actions in these areas, you will boost your chances of “Ageing Successfully” to well over 50%, maybe even up around 80%.
This can be easily done within most budgets.
This advice is one of the most important facilities we offer at Revival.
We would love to discuss improving your odds with you. In fact, if you wish to book in we will provide you with a measure of your nutritional status via our biphotonic scanner and suggest a specific plan to increase nutrition and decrease toxicity within your budget.
Booking this consult may be one of the best things you will ever do for yourself.
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