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It has been said, ” Our genes load the gun but our habits pull the trigger.” Make a copy of that and put on your refrigerator! Our genes play an enormous role in how we age. However, our habits play a powerful role also. It seems that everyone has a new idea on how to slow aging. We are driven by advertisers to believe that their product is the answer. I’m here to tell you that the best things are usually the simplest things.

Drink more pure water. Is that hard to do? No it isn’t. However, very few people drink enough water. As we get older the thirst area of the brain gets sluggish causing us to be less thirsty. So drink more water. The rule of thumb is 1/2 our body weight in fluid ounces a day. If you weigh 100 pounds you should drink 50 fluid ounces per day of pure water. Not Scotch, Beer or Tea. Water!

When you eat, thoroughly chew your food. See my post on Belching, Bloating and Flatulence. Digestive problems are a symptom. Find out the cause and then makes some changes.

Get some daily exercise. It’s a fact, our bodies were not meant to be sedentary. Again another simple suggestion but how many people follow through.

How are you sleeping deeply or lightly? You need several hours of deep sleep. REM sleep is the best by far for healing. Is you mattress sagging? Is your bedroom to cold or to hot? Maybe you need absolute quite. If so, buy some ear plugs.

If you smoke or do drugs, get help so that you can quit!

The bottomline is, we are all different. What works for me, may not for you but it is our individual responsibilty/duty to find out what works the best for ourselves. To do this is really simple, we have to turn our Shoulds into Musts every thing else will fall into place.

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Yours in health, Naturally!

Dr. Gould