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Dave Foreman

Healthy Aging

by Dave Foreman

Volume 7, Issue 4
- Repair And Recovery
- Homeopathy May Be The Relief You Are Looking For
- Antioxidants For Serious Health Concerns
- Acne (And Other Acne Related Skin Issues)
- Arrhythmias
- Using Tonics To Improve Your Health
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
Archives
- Herbal Pharmacist Health Update
- Smart Weight Loss Options
- Allergy Relief Alternatives
- Focus: Women's Health
- Menopause Symptom Relief
- Focus: Men's Healths
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
- Antioxidants for Blood Sugar Control
- Bone Health 101
- The Basics for Healthy Eyes
- Uterine Fibroids (revisited)
- Wait Before You Cut!

- Holiday Travel Tips
- Time for a Tune Up
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Energy: Who needs more?
- PCOS-Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Heavy Legs
- Stay Hydrated this Summer
- Lower Back Problems-Sciatica
- Antioxidants for Cardiovascular Health
- Prostate Health: not just an old manís concern
- Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Fats? Good for you?
- Prostatitis
- Superfoods
- Timing your Training Supplements
- Juice Up Your Life with Superjuices
- Infant Corner-Homeopathy
- Foundational Health
- Top Toxins
- Fall Cleansing
- Heart Health
- Protein Recovery and Repair
- High Blood Pressure
- Tart Cherries
- Infant Corner: DHA
- Healthy Digestion: Is it possible?
- Holiday Gift Ideas
- Herbal Tea
- Tired, moody, canít sleep? It might be STRESS.
- Infant Corner: Healthy Digestion
- Healthy Aging
- Breast Cancer
- Get a Jump on the Winter Cold and Flu Season
- Children's Essentials: No-Guilt Popsicles
- Infant Corner: Breastfeeding - Energize Yourself
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Hot Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear
- Infant Corner: Teething
- Understanding Homeopathy
- Green Foods Supplements
- Amino Acids
- Dry Eyes
- Infant Corner: Diaper Rash
- Blood Sugar Control
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Blood Sugar Concerns & More
- Sciatic Issues?
- Separating Myths From The Facts About Probiotics
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Infant Corner: Cradle Cap
- Swine Flu and Flu Season Worries:
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Weight Loss
- Quick Tips For Hypertension
- New Year's Resolutions
- A Natural Approach to Ear Infections
- Unraveling The Vitamin D Story
- Infant Corner: Prenatal Care
- Protein-Hype Or Hope
- Drug-Nutrient Interactions
- PMS-Something New
- Guide To Designing Your Supplement Regimen
- Why Can't I Sleep?
- Infant Corner: Developmental Support
- Hints for a Clearer Complexion
- Dental Tips
- Infant Corner
- Breast Cancer
- Healthy Aging
- Infant health corner
- Immune Support
- Secrets of Healthy Fats Revealed
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 4
- Chia seeds part II
- Healthy fats revisited
- Prostate health
- Infant health corner
- Fish oil & coq10
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 3
- Quick Tips for Women
- Bone Health
- Skin Health
- Quick Tips for Men
- Quick Fix For Allergy Sufferers
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 2
- Beauty Sleep
- Eye Health
- Weight Loss
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You
- Holiday Digestion
- Winter Dry Skin Tips
- Alzheimer's Disease
- TMJ Syndrome
- Breast Cancer Facts
- Bone Health
- Healthy Aging
- Children's Supplements
- Chia Seed the new superfood
- Understanding Chromium
- Water perhaps the most critical nutrient
- Stress! Tips to relax
- Allergy Tips
- There's A New CoQ10 In Town
- Tired? Quick tips for getting your energy level up
- Fats: Good For You?
- Flu Season
- Go Away Aches & Pains
- Oh!!My Aching Back
- Ear Infections
- How Sporty Are You
- No Bones About It
- Nattokinase
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- IBS
- Fiber
- Skin Cancer
- Sleep Problems
- Specific Herbs For Men
- Cleansing
- Nails
- PMS
- Probiotics
- Specific Herbs for Women
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Your Breath Stinks
- Blood Pressure
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS)
- Colorectal Cancer
- Uterine Fibroid
- The Eyes Have It
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Putting Out the Fire
- Solving America's Energy Crisis
- Natural Gum Care
- Jazz Up Your Life with Juice
- Natural Relief for SAD
- Immunity Know-How
- Stop Smoking!!
- Let's Talk About Irregularity
- Free Radicals
- Asthma
- Memory Problems
- L-Carnitine
- Men's Health
- Women's Health
- The Four Pillars of Great Health
- Blood Sugar Control
- Probiotics
- Supplement Interactions
- Are You Consumer Smart?
- Digestive Blues
- Taking Control of Stress
- Heart Health
- Pycnogenol®
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Greens
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Happy (and Healthy) Trails to You!

Dave Foreman, RPh, ND is a pharmacist, Naturopathic Doctor, author, television commentator, radio host and practitioner of natural living and holistic approaches to better health. His weekly radio program is broadcast throughout North America. Dave is currently a contributing columnist for Pharmacy Today magazine and several other natural health publications.

For most, combining the words "healthy" and "aging" in the same sentence might seem like mixing oil and water. Yet we all want to "age gracefully" and live active, vibrant lives. Is it possible to be healthy as we age? Of course it is, or I wouldn't do what I do for a living and practice what I preach. There really isn't any trick to healthy aging, it just takes commitment. Let's take a look at some simple techniques I use to help "slow" the aging process and remain healthy.

Avoid Rusting

The body's aging process can be associated with rusting. In this case, we rust from the inside out and the outside in. Rusting is caused by Free Radical Damage. Free radicals are highly offensive compounds that can and will cause damage to any cell in your body. Free radicals come from our normal metabolism and our environment - for example, exposure to radiation (x-rays, sun exposure etc.) cigarette smoke, unsaturated fats, alcohol, ozone, automobile exhaust, heavy metals and many other sources found in our air, water and foods. If we don't do something about neutralizing these free radicals, the aging process is accelerated. Conditions such as cancer, heart disease and many of the health issues of aging are all linked back to free radical damage.

In order to help neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals we need to take antioxidants. I prefer to use antioxidant combination formulas as opposed to one single ingredient. My personal favorites are Super Critical Antioxidant (New Chapter), Antioxidant Cocktail II (Vitamin Shoppe Brand) and Advanced Longevity Formula (M.D. Select). Many people think there are enough antioxidants in their multivitamin to help fend off free radical damage, but you're wrong. To fully address the aging processes (rusting) use a combination antioxidant formula on a daily basis.

Fish Power

Being in my mid-40s now, I have become more aware of the need to take enough Omega-3s. Many who meet me say I look younger than my age (except for my graying hair). I attribute it to my daily use of Fish Oil. The benefits of Omega-3s are enormous. For those concerned with healthy aging, Omega-3s from Fish Oil can directly impact the majority of our concerns.

Here are the big ones:

- Heart health

- Cholesterol and blood pressure

- Nervous system support

- Alzheimer's disease, depression, ADD and anxiety

- Skin health

- Smooth/supple skin, acne, eczema and psoriasis

- Hormonal support

- Fight inflammation

- Support immune health

- Eye health

- Macular degeneration and glaucoma

- Lower blood sugar

- Improve bone health

My recommended dose of Omega-3s begins at 2-3 grams per day. (Read the supplement facts panel for the amount of Omega-3s per serving and divide that into your daily dose. Remember, just because the label says each capsule contains 1000mg of fish oil doesn't mean that is 1000mg of Omega-3s.) For people with more pressing needs, 5-10 grams per day may be necessary. When it comes to fish oil products I recommend Coromega®, Carlson Laboratories, Vitamin Shoppe Brand.

 
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