People from every culture, all over the world, want to age gracefully and with dignity. And aging manifests in different ways according to different cultures, with some following healthier lifestyles than others.
Doctors are approaching aging from a new perspective – that is that it is a disease that can be cured. That’s right – aging is nothing more than the processes taking place in our bodies every day, resulting in it breaking down and becoming less efficient and effective.
In this article, Dr. Tim Sayed reviews what aging actually is, what causes it, and talks about a truly effective anti-aging secret that you can start today.
What Causes Aging?
Aging is caused by the cells in our body becoming less effective at performing their tasks. For example:
- Our skin loses its youthful elasticity over time because it becomes less efficient at producing structural proteins such as collagen.
- Bones become more brittle because the body loses its capacity to assimilate calcium.
- Cognitive abilities can break down because the neural pathways in the brain lose their ability to relay information.
But what causes this?
Doctors now understand that each time our cells replicate, minuscule fragments of our DNA coding can be coded incorrectly. Tiny mistakes are made during cell replication and genesis, which compound to create more significant problems within our DNA over time. As these cells perform their functions, they become less efficient, leading to the breakdown of our physical and mental health and, thus, the onset of aging.
How To Slow Aging?
Interestingly, the body does have mechanisms for correcting these minor problems in DNA transcription and replication. When the human body is in a fasted state and cells are not in digesting mode, our cells switch from energy creation to repair.
During this state of repair, DNA is reexamined and changed in our body, which reduces the number of errors. Over time, with repeated exposure to this fasted state of DNA repair, the aging process slows because there are fewer errors in our DNA compounding.
Intermittent Fasting and Caloric Restriction for Outstanding Health and Anti-Aging Results
As such, one of the best anti-aging solutions is a lifestyle where one embraces a concept popular with healthy living advocates known as “intermittent fasting.” In its most basic form, this approach follows a daily routine where a person fasts long enough for the body to enter a fasted state – usually 14-16 hours.
By not eating for at least 16 hours every day, we allow our body to correct our DNA, which significantly slows the breakdown of our cellular function and can have powerful benefits for your body and brain.
Following an intermittent fasting way of life means that you would need to consume your caloric requirements within 8 hours or even less. The longer and more frequently you stay in a fasted state while getting your caloric requirements, the more benefits you can expect. Here is a small sample:
- Improved function of hormones, cells, and genes.
- Stimulates cellular repair processes.
- Improves metabolic features important for brain health.
- May extend your lifespan, helping you live longer.
Many people follow a healthy lifestyle while on their intermittent-fasting journey. Each patient may experience aging differently and enjoy the positive results provided by dermal fillers or a facelift.
Anti-Aging in Newport Beach, CA
Slowing the aging process is an achievable goal when one has the right approach and mindset. Reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA on 18582472933 or via this online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.