Aging: Slowing Down the Clock
practitioners are now defining aging as a hereditary disease that all
people eventually develop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corsello further recommends drinking a Detox-Tonic tea, developed by
her associate, Dr. Ellen Kamhi, an expert in healing botanicals.
- 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.
- Add eight cups
of filtered water and bring to a boiling point.
- Turn the heat
down and gently simmer for ten minutes.
- Strain into
a cup. The remainder can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated.
Serafina Corsello, The Ageless Woman
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 http://www.corsello.com,
or check the "Tell Me More" section.
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