Get A Grip On Aging

If you can jump to their feet after reading this and give someone a handshake strong and energetic hands, I have good news for you.

This means you’re probably going to live a healthy life for many years to come.

But if your hands are so weak you can not open a jar of jelly … or a bottle of water … or a car door …

Well, I have good news for you, too.

You can get your grip strength back -. And do not try to monotonous sessions pumping iron, trips to the gym, the hard physical exertion, steroids or anything like that

The stronger grip, the youngest of his body -. Regardless of how many birthdays you have celebrated

But make no mistake: A grip weakening is a warning sign …

Recent research confirms what I have observed for years among patients who come to my wellness clinic -. People with a weak grip are at increased risk of dying within the next decade or so

This is due to hand strength reflects a pattern of aging -. The deterioration of the muscular system 1

His grip is also a reflection of the length of their telomeres. These are the caps on the ends of chromosomes that protect its DNA and determine their biological age.

But they get shorter as you get older. Eventually, telomeres short to save the DNA, and the cell dies.

Therefore, as a specialist in anti-aging, the handle is something to pay attention to with my patients.

Modern medical class has moved away from the healing wisdom of the ages -. However, grip strength has been used for centuries as a benchmark for health and aging

There’s a reason the grip-strength, aging and telomeres all go hand in hand …

that the reason is inflammation.

In short: Inflammation damages telomeres 2


Briefly, inflammation is the immune system’s natural response to threats, such as infections and injuries. hormones called in white blood cells to look into damaged or infected cells away is released.

However, chronic inflammation can lead to serious health problems, such as colitis and rheumatoid arthritis -., As well as deadly and debilitating diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer

I can not count all causes of chronic inflammation … foods loaded with sugars, refined grains, preservatives and toxic … cleaning products and pesticides to automobile exhaust and smoke snuff chemicals and stress … just old.

As wages in the body of a microscopic war on itself, attacking healthy cells, including their grip is weakening and its telomeres shorten.

A recent study reveals that people who had lost hand strength had significantly shorter than those with a stronger handle telomeres. 3

Meanwhile, a study by Dutch researchers followed 555 grip strength aged 85 over a period of four years. They found that those whose hand-strength had weakened were significantly more likely to die within the next nine and a half years. Other studies have confirmed the results of their experiment. 4.5

But here’s the good news. There are many natural ways to reduce their levels of inflammation and to repair their telomeres.

recommend me many ways to stop their telomeres self-destruct, and I propose my readers and all of them treat patients …

You can change your diet … obviating sources of toxins … mindfulness meditation practice and avoid stress. You can even reduce inflammation PACE my anti-aging exercise program.

But today I want to talk to you about an ancient herb with a long history as a powerful inflammation fighter -. Japanese honeysuckle known by botanists as Lonicera japonica

This has been a powerful medicinal plant known to healers and herbalists for thousands of years as a way to treat inflammation and infections, as well as a number of ailments, such as dysentery, conjunctivitis, rheumatism and even flu – even though modern medicine has only begun to explore its potential. 6.7.8

Japanese honeysuckle flowers can be impregnated to make healing syrups, teas and ointments. However, you should not eat any part of the plant, because it can also contain toxins.

But you can buy Lonicera japonica online resources, as well as in Asian food stores and apothecaries.

And if you are good at following recipes, you can even buy flowers and make your own powerful all natural treatments for inflammation.

Two of my favorites are the tea honeysuckle and honeysuckle syrup which may be flavored with mint, vanilla, cocoa or fruit juices such as lemon, orange or Granada.

honeysuckle tea is soothing and healing …

  • put two tablespoons of dried flowers of honeysuckle and a tablespoon of green tea in a teapot;
  • In a separate pot, bring six cups of water to a boil;
  • Then gently pour the boiling water over the tea plants;
  • Cover the pot and let stand for at least five minutes;
  • serving tea through a strainer into the bowl;
  • Then sweeten to taste with a little organic honey.

honeysuckle syrup is one of the best ways to reduce inflammation. To do so:

  • Boil a liter of water and add two cups honeysuckle;
  • Simmer for 10 minutes;
  • strain beer in another bowl and discard the flowers;
  • Pour into the original pot without rinsing or cleaning;
  • Add a cup of honey and boil for one minute;
  • organic fruit flavor or citrus juice.

You can store the syrup in the refrigerator for about a month. Take a teaspoon a day and soon the inflammation in your body should begin to decrease and grip strength should begin to return.

To your good health,

Al Sears, MD

Al Sears, MD, CNS

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