Ashleigh keeps it short and sweet today by reading a brilliant article on aging and mitigating its effects by Dr. Jason Kremer. Longevity: You are in Control appears in Paleo Magazine, which gives us an idea of the high-quality content to be found between the covers of the publication. A key point made early on in Kremer’s article is that genetics only accounts for 10-25% of our overall health, implying that we are mostly the masters of our destiny when it comes to combating aging. The crux of Kramer’s article is that the aging process is linked to mitochondria and telomere health, so looking after them is our anti-aging imperative.

Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of our cells, producing our primary source of energy: adenosine triphosphate or ATP. Telomeres are segments of repeating DNA found at the ends of chromosomes. These two structures can be looked after by implementing a series of lifestyle practices, including taking supplements, eating healthily, fasting, reducing toxin intake, exercising regularly and making bodily contact with the earth’s surface and sun. 

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Key Points From This Episode:

  • An introduction to Dr. Jason Kremer’s article on Paleo Magazine about reducing aging.
  • Genetics only accounts for 10-25% of our overall health picture.
  • Lifestyle and bio-mental factors determine the other 75-90%.
  • Aging is related to mitochondria and DNA telomere health.
  • Impaired mitochondrial function is linked to an increased production of “free radicals”.
  • Telomeres are segments of repeating DNA found at the ends of chromosomes.
  • Telomeres protect our DNA from unraveling.
  • Take Vitamin D, C, E, Omega 3, Resveratrol, Curcumin, Astragalus root, and CoQ10.
  • Quit smoking, limit alcohol intake and reduce exposure to environmental toxins.
  • Implement an antioxidant-rich paleo, ketogenic or regular fasting dietary routine.
  • Exercise regularly but don’t over-exercise.
  • Make contact with the earth’s electromagnetic field by walking barefoot often.
  • Get into the sun for 15-30 minutes per day.

Tweetables:

“First, boost your mitochondria.” — @ Dr Jason Kremer [0:05:27]

“Lack of physical activity, stress, excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, poor sleep, increased oxidative stress and poor diet all increase the rate of telomere shortening.” — @ Dr Jason Kremer [0:08:50]

“We are in control of our own destiny with choices like eating a healthy diet, engaging in stress management, participating in daily movement or exercise, and managing toxic exposures having a much larger impact on our overall health and longevity.” — @ Dr Jason Kremer [0:09:54]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

 

Asheigh VanHouten — http://ashleighvanhouten.com/ 

Paleo Magazine — https://paleomagazine.com/

Dr. Jason Kremer — https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-kremer-1645887/

Paleo Power Balls — https://www.amazon.com/Power-Balls-Healthy-Approved-Protein/dp/B01MYCSDB2

Amy Ma/Paleo Angel — https://paleoangel.com

Dr. Valter Longo — https://valterlongo.com/

Longevity Institute of the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology — https://gero.usc.edu/longevity-institute/

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