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Tips on halting aging

I don't want to get old, do you? As my motto goes, if you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you look good. And, if you look good and feel good, you live better. So why not do all we can to stay healthy and prevent as much aging as possible?

While some of the effects of aging are inevitable, there are factors that accelerate the aging process both inside and outside of our bodies. These factors can be attributed to choices we have made, and continue to make, about our health and lifestyles. Poor choices such as cigarette smoking, lack of exercise, unhealthy eating practices, lack of proper nutrition and supplementation, lack of sleep, alcohol use, stress, harmful chemicals and sun exposure-

the number one cause of premature aging and skin damage- have been found to be major contributors to premature aging.

Such choices have a direct impact on an important substance contained and produced within the body called glutathione. Research shows that glutathione, the body's master antioxidant is directly related to aging. Over time, our levels of glutathione become depleted. This is due in

part to the normal aging process and continual stress caused to our body. When our glutathione is depleted, our quality of life is affected, and we start to "feel" older. We begin to notice things like an increase in our aches and pains, inflammation, lack of mental clarity and lack of energy.

There is good news with this though. Through specific supplementation we can increase our glutathione levels, and begin to slow the aging process from within.

While we cannot "see"aging as it occurs inside of us, we certainly can "see "what is happening on the outside. Wrinkles, fine lines, skin discoloration, age spots, thinning of the skin, loss of hair, etc., are the most visible and noticeable signs of aging. We see them as they change our skin and overall appearance.

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