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Optimal Aging: Slowing Down the Clock
Modern Aging

Medical practitioners are now defining aging as a hereditary disease that all people eventually develop.

  • Chronological aging occurs at the same rate for all. It is constant and uniform. Two people who are fifty years old share the same chronological age.
  • Biological aging is the sum of all the physiological changes which occur over time. Two fifty-year-olds may have vastly different chronological ages, depending on many factors including their genetic and health history, fitness level and flexibility. The rate at which biological aging happens varies widely from person to person, and there is much that you can do to slow the process.

Fundamental to Dr. Corsello's anti-aging prescription is the maintenance of a strong immune system. This includes keeping our digestive organs, liver and kidneys healthy. Most important is living a balanced lifestyle -- practicing some form of stress reduction, doing regular exercise, and eating a diet packed with nutrients and fiber-rich foods.

Her bowel healing program, which is detailed in her book, The Ageless Woman, forms the foundation of the healing pyramid. However, there are some simple things you can do, starting today, to maintain healthy bowel function. Something that Dr. Corsello recommends, especially if you are under stress or travelling, is beginning the morning with a glass of warm water and lemon juice to facilitate the movement of toxins out of the bowels and kidneys.

Foods that support healthy liver function include artichokes, dandelion, beet tops and beets. To flush the kidneys, drink water and herbal teas. Healing foods include asparagus, adzuki beans and watermelon.

Dr. Corsello further recommends drinking a Detox-Tonic tea, developed by her associate, Dr. Ellen Kamhi, an expert in healing botanicals.

  1. Place one tablespoon of each of the following herbs in a glass pot: red clover blossom, burdock root, dandelion, and chaparral, milk thistle, Oregon graperoot, licorice root, fennel and fenugreek.
  2. Add eight cups of filtered water and bring to a boiling point.
  3. Turn the heat down and gently simmer for ten minutes.
  4. Strain into a cup. The remainder can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated.

© Serafina Corsello, The Ageless Woman

If you can't obtain fresh bulk herbs, look for a packaged tea that contains many of the same ingredients. Frequently labeled "Detox Teas," they can be found in most grocery stores. For more about the Corsello Wellness Plan, visit her website at, or check the "Tell Me More" section.

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