What Happens When We Age?
I was talking to a friend last night whom I have
known since I was sixteen. We basically have grown
up together. For the most part, we have kept in
touch all these years. We were talking about
aging, how it affects the body and the mind and
what one can do to slow down the aging process.
Sometimes, the aging process feels that you are on
an escalator going down and there is no way to
stop it. When your life begins, you are on the top
floor – no aches, pains, wrinkles, nor digestive
problems, and your brain is able to learn at an
increasable rate. That’s unless you come into this
world with some kind of karmic disease from a past
life; that’s not good or bad, just more lessons
for you to learn. As time passes, we start to go
down the escalator of life. They say this is
normal and just a part of aging. You can sit back
and just wait for the rocking chair to catch you,
or you can be proactive and retain your youth for
a lot longer. Most people just go along following
the crowd. They eat what they hear is good from
the commercials on TV, go to the restaurants that
everyone is going to, drink, smoke and do all the
vices that the society puts on them. Before they
know it, they are on a lot of medicines and have a
host of health issues. After fifty, the quality of
their life goes to hell.
Here is a list of things that the body does as it
1. Muscle mass decreases. Body Mass Index (BMI)
2. Fat increases as a percentage of body weight.
3. Strength, energy and speed of the body
4. Basal Metabolic Rate (metabolism) decreases.
5. Aerobic capacity, the capacity to process
oxygen, decreases. Red blood cells as a percentage
of total blood volume (hematocrit) decreases.
6. Body cells become resistant to insulin.
7. LDL Cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol) and
triglycerides increase, and HDL Cholesterol
(“good” cholesterol) falls.
8. Blood pressure increases.
9. Bone mineral density decreases.
10. Density of calcium in circulatory system
11. Kidney functions decrease.
12. We lose neurons in our brain. This leads to
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Senile Dementia.
13. You get liver spots.
14. Growth Hormone secretion drops.
15. Testosterone in men, and estrogen and
progesterone in women, drop.
16. Sexual desire drops.
17. Thyroid function drops.
18. Melatonin (a hormone which regulates the body
19. DHEA drops.
20. Estradiol, a female hormone, increases in men.
21. Cortisol, “the Death Hormone,” increases.
22. Your Good enzymes drop.
23. The thickness of skin decreases, resulting in
24. Prolactin, a female hormone, increases in the
body of a male, presumably depriving him of some
25. Water proportion in the body and skin drops.
This results to dryer skin and more wrinkles.
26. Hearing loss is common.
27. We lose our sense of taste.
28. Visual problems occur.
29. Hair falls and loses its color (it becomes
30. The thymus gland, the master of the immune
system, shrinks and atrophies, thus weakening our
31. Inflammation increases in our body.
32. “Deep sleep” becomes more scarce and less
33. Digestion becomes slower and less complete.
34. The retina of the eye becomes thinner, in many
35. Night vision decreases.
36. Microvessels in the eye pop, covering the
retina, causing partial loss of vision, or
The good news is, there is a natural approach to
slow down or stop the signs of aging. Better yet,
even reverse the course. Aging is the natural
process our bodies go through as we get older.
However, there are some complex biological
functions that accelerate aging. This acceleration
in the aging process is caused by excessive sugar,
stress, and toxicity. You may have noticed that
there are some people who are in their forties and
look old, while others who are in their sixties
look twenty years younger. As far as an anti-aging
diet, I recommend the following:
1. Antioxidant Rich Teas – Green tea, white tea,
oolong tea, and black tea contain antioxidants
called polyphenols that protect your cells from
free radical damage.
2. Wild-caught fish except from bottom feeders –
They provide anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats to
slow the aging process. Wild Alaskan Salmon
contains unrivaled levels of Vitamin D and
astaxanthin. Both vitamin D and astaxanthin are
powerful antioxidants that help fight the signs of
3. Organic green leafy vegetables – Kale, Swiss
chard, beet greens and spinach provide important
nutrients to support bone health, eye health, and
even prevent cancer. Spirulina provides high
levels of anti-oxidants including polythenols.
This super antioxidant is a powerhouse weapon
against pre-mature aging.
4. Berries are full of powerful antioxidants known
as anthocyanins which help maintain muscle and may
5. Herbs like turmeric, ginger and garlic contain
anti-oxidants and cleansing nutrients that can
slow the aging process.
Longevity practices have been around for thousands
of years. The rituals and lifestyles aimed at
gaining a long life or even immortality have long
been a part of Chinese and Buddhist cultures, even
before the development of Taoism. There are
several schools teaching various techniques for
achieving longevity. Chinese and Buddhist rituals
intended to achieve longevity include alchemy,
breathing exercises, sexual techniques, special
diets, Qi gong exercises, and meditation.
If you want to stay healthy and retain your youth,
get on the program and you will notice the
difference in your life in no time at all.
Get the Recharging Qi Gong Program today and
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I wish you the best in your Health, Wealth and
Dr. Wu Dhi