If body cells oxidizing are the cause of aging, the key to the fountain of youth lies in anti-oxidants…
In my book, however, anti-oxidants go beyond eating substances considered anti-oxidants.
See, there was a time when my kegerator started to oxidize inside and began to rust. An easy fix would’ve been to simply sand it down, and paint over it… however, that would have been a temporary fix since it would only be a matter of time before it starts to oxidize again unless I fixed the root cause of that oxidation.
In my kegerator’s case it was a leak of moisture that was causing the oxidation. Sealing that leak prevented further oxidation and was the true long term solution.
That’s why I include certain habits as anti-oxidants because habits are like leaks that cause certain reactions in our bodies that trigger oxidation. Taking anti-oxidants is like painting over rust… it’ a temporary fix and what you need to do instead is fix the root cause.
It does you no good to detox and eat superfoods if you are going to keep eating junk food. Not only is it a waste of time, it can actually be a bit dangerous.
I promote certain products as a way to help people make a transition into a new lifestyle, but deep down I know people shouldn’t be taking supplements to FIX themselves, but rather start nourishing their bodies to BUILD themselves a strong healthy body.
The fountain of youth is not one single thing that you do… it is not a recipe, a supplement or a diet. The fountain of youth is consciousness in more than one way. It is being aware of what happens to your body when you add something to it. It is feeding different parts of your body and understanding the food they need.
Whatever your body is exposed to is either going to keep it young or shrivel it up like a dried prune.
This is different for every person and that’s why we need to go back to the four essential questions.
1. How easy is it to get the nutrients out of food (digestion)
2. How fast can the nutrients get to the body cells (nourishment)
3. How much left over junk is left over from the food (especially toxins, poisons)
4. How fast can the body get rid of the left overs (excrete)
Some people are able to digest food and/or evacuate it better than others. This is why some people are healthier than others and look at this information and say, “I don’t know what you’re talking about, I eat ____ everyday and I’m fine”
Well at least for now they are healthy, but we’ll talk more about this later.