Simple Anti-Aging Secrets to Look Younger Than Your Age
Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural medicine and founder of draxe.com. In this video, I’ll be talking about natural anti-aging secrets to make you look younger than you actually are. I’ll tell you, have you ever noticed that some people look much older than they are and some people look much younger? Well, I’ll be talking about the best essential oils, vitamin supplements, natural treatments, and diets to help you look younger, faster, tone and tighten up that skin here as well.
Let’s dive right in. Number one, this might surprise you. Follow a ketogenic diet or move in and out of ketosis. The ketogenic diet or ketosis is where your body starts burning fat as fuel, or fat for energy.
Your body’s first source of fuel is typically carbohydrates or sugar. Your body will burn that up and use it for energy. If you remove sugar from your diet and consume a diet that’s higher in fat and a moderate amount of protein, your body will start burning fat for energy.
Ketones have actually been shown to be one of your brain’s favorite sources of fuel. It can actually help balance insulin levels. Insulin is that hormone that, when it gets off, can cause issues with diabetes or other hormone problems or lack of energy or those sort of energy ups and downs during the day.
A ketogenic diet really kind of helps your body keep a steady state of insulin throughout the day, and by doing that can help you actually age slower and look younger. What I recommend to most of my patients is following a diet where on some days you’re ketosis, some days you’re not, over time.
But starting off with a ketogenic diet is also by far the number one diet to help you lose weight and lose it fast and keep the weight off. Number two, eat more superfoods on a daily basis. Do a superfood powder every morning in your smoothie with organic super greens, something that has spirulina or chlorella, those really dark-colored algaes, berries such as the Siberian goji berry, which are very high in antioxidants.
Also certain herbs like turmeric and ginger and cayenne pepper and rosemary and cinnamon. Consume more superfoods, especially super herbs, super vegetables, and super berries on a daily basis. All of those will help you look younger, longer.
A few other foods as well. Wild-caught salmon, high in omega-3 fats, is great for reducing inflammation in the body and helping you age slower, as is bone broth. Bone broth or consuming a protein powder from bone broth is great, very high in collagen.
As you age your body starts producing less collagen, so if you can get more collagen in your diet, it can tone and firm up your skin and help naturally thicken your hair, help thicken your nails, and help improve, giving you glowing skin.
Get more of these nutrient-dense superfoods in your diet on a daily basis to help you age slower, and practice those principles of anti-aging. Number three, drink tea. One of my favorite teas is green tea, especially matcha.
Green tea contains a compound called EGCG, which stands for epigallocatechin. This herb or this tea has been shown to fight cancer, fight heart disease, and promote youthful-looking skin. So if you really want to age slower and naturally support healthy energy levels, drink green tea every single day.
Especially sencha and matcha are the two most powerful types of green tea to get in your diet every single day. And also things like white tea and rooibos and oolong can be great teas as well. Age-fighting oils.
Pomegranate oil, carrot seed oil, apricot oil. Those are great types of carrier oils, and using those in conjunction with essential oils such as geranium, lavender, myrrh, and other floral oils like rose can really help hydrate the skin.
In fact, there is a reference in biblical medicine, where Esther in the Bible uses five floral oils, including myrrh, for six months getting ready for her wedding. And it actually says in there that these were very effective beauty treatments, and she was again a very beautiful woman.
So they were used historically, these are used today, but again, I would use carrier oils such as pomegranate or carrot seed oil, and then blend in essential oils like geranium, myrrh, and lavender. Use those on your skin as an anti-aging serum daily, great for reducing aging of your skin.
Number five here, follow a Blue Zone diet. Now, here’s the thing you got to know. Everybody’s different, everybody does good with different types of diets. Some people do better with the ketogenic diet, some people do better with a Mediterranean diet.
Some people do better with a traditional Chinese medicine diet. It’s good to know yourself. Here’s the truth with everyone, though. Most people need to eat more herbs and vegetables, okay? That’s an absolute.
So as part of a Blue Zone diet, you’ll notice in Blue Zones there are a lot of plants, there are a lot of vegetables, herbs, fruit. Along with that, oftentimes wild-caught meats, like wild salmon, grass-fed beef, organic chicken and turkey.
But here’s the key. Real food. All of the civilizations where people lived in a Blue Zone, which meant they had a lot of people living to be 100 years old or older, their diet was very high in nutrients and anti-oxidants, and they didn’t eat much processed food at all.
That’s the key. So following a Blue Zone-like diet can absolutely help you live longer. Number six, take the right supplements. If you want to age slower, here are the top supplements I would recommend.
Number one, a protein powder that comes from bone broth. Remember, you got to get more collagen in your diet on a daily basis. Number two, ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is an herb that supports your thyroid and adrenals.
It can also help slow the aging process. Number three, I would recommend taking an organic super greens powder or a green superfood. It’s where you’re getting greens and superfoods in powder form, adding that into a smoothie or a beverage a day.
That’s number three. Number four is I would do an omega-3 supplement. Omega-3, such as a fish oil, can help reduce inflammation in the body, helping you live longer. And then a high quality multi-vitamin can also be great, a great natural anti-aging supplement.
Number seven, exercise. Now what’s really unique is if you study the Blue Zones, people that lived longer didn’t necessarily do a lot of weight training or they didn’t necessarily go into a lot of running.
They were active. That was really it, they were very active. So that’s the key here. It’s not doing this really regimented exercise program. It was moving, but listen, not sometimes, every day being active.
Going on long walks, jogging in the park, doing some weights, sometimes doing yoga, sometimes doing barre, sometimes doing Pilates, or picking one thing and consistently just moving on a daily basis can help you age slower and live longer.
Number eight, medicinal mushrooms. In fact, reishi mushroom in China was known as the mushroom of immortality. In Russia, chaga is known as the mushroom or the fungus of anti-aging. And a very similar thing, if you look at Ayurvedic medicine and how they might use cordyceps and other types of very unique mushrooms.
So mushrooms actually really support the immune system, can slow the aging process, and they’re really high in a type of polysaccharides that supports cellular communication and your body’s repair system, helping your skin heal.
Intermittent fasting. Most the time, we eat right when we wake up and we stop eating sometime around bedtime. So we might eat even in a 16-hour window. You got to remember this principle. Listen, this is one of the most important things I’ll ever say in regards to anti-aging.
Foods don’t heal you, your body heals itself. Your body has a better chance to heal itself when your organs aren’t working. When you’re consuming fat, your liver is working. When you’re consuming carbs, your stomach’s working.
When you’re consuming certain other foods, your colon is working. We want to rest your body, give it time to rest and heal. And so intermittent fasting is where you maybe only eat during a six-hour window.
So maybe you start eating around noon and you finish up, you eat at noon, 3:00, and 6:00 or just noon and 6:00 rather than eating breakfast. So you skip breakfast, you don’t eat late at night, and you maybe only eat to a 6- to 8-hour window, rather than a 16-hour window.
What this does is it allows your body to rest, repair, heal, and cleanse. People have been fasting for health almost since the beginning of time. It’s a principle that’s practiced in all different types of medicine, from Greek medicine to Chinese medicine to Biblical medicine, and it has great benefits.
But intermittent fasting, basically skipping breakfast and then consuming a diet that’s high in vegetables, that’s high in herbs, that’s high in wild meats and fruits, things like that, is a great way to age slower.
The reason is as well, it helps balance out insulin levels and it helps increase human growth hormone, which is known as your anti-aging hormone, keeping you younger, longer, both for men and for women.
So remember these tips when it comes to aging slower. And really, in order to look younger than you actually are, try out a ketogenic diet. Consume more superfoods such as spirulina and acai berries. Drink tea, especially green tea like matcha.
Use age-fighting oils like pomegranate and carrot seed oil, lavender, geranium, and myrrh. Follow a Blues Zones diet. Big thing there, eat real food. Use certain supplements like we’ve talked about, a protein powder that comes from bone broth, ashwagandha, omega-3 fats, a multivitamin, and an organic super greens powder.
Exercise and just move daily. Try out some additional mushrooms like reishi, cordyceps, shiitake, chaga. And practice intermittent fasting. These are all ways that have been scientifically and medically proven to slow the aging process, help you look younger.
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