Staying Healthy As We Reach 40 Plus

The key to staying healthy and active no matter what your age

healthy lifeI don’t believe for a moment that ageing, and the ‘symptoms’ that come with it, is inevitable. You can stay healthy, energised, flexible and sharp into your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, I am living proof of this!

There are many things you can do to protect your body, mind and skin from the passing of time, but there is one proven thing you simply must do – it’s my number one tip for staying healthy and active, and here it is: fight inflammation.

An unhealthy inflammatory response in the body is linked to many health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, varicose, veins and autoimmune disease. It also causes our bodies, minds and skin to age faster than it should.

Maintaining a healthy inflammatory response body-wide is the single most effective way to keep your body and mind functioning optimally as you get older.

The one thing you must do for a health body and mind

what are free radicalsFree radicals are oxidised toxins that accelerate the aging process, and they’re everywhere. Free radicals are in the air we breathe and the water we drink. They’re in the food we eat. Alcohol and cigarettes are absolutely loaded with damaging free radicals.

Then there’s stress, toxins from personal-care products, pesticides and chemicals, lack of exercise… All of these increase levels of these health-demons.

In other words, you are under constant attack from the inside out.

Not only do free radicals make you look and feel older, they disrupt your body’s healthy inflammatory response and contribute to everything from joint problems, to heart issues, to cognitive decline, to deteriorating vision. Free radicals also damage the mitochondrial cells – your body’s energy “power plants” – contributing to fatigue and low energy levels.

I’m sure you’ve seen how an apple begins to turn brown soon after having its skin peeled? Well, this degeneration of the apple’s cells is called singlet oxidation. This same degenerative process turns metal into rust – and that’s what’s happening to your body when it is loaded up with free radicals.

Defy your age by doing this one thing

carotenoids-for-longevityUnquestionably, free-radical-fighting antioxidants are the key to promoting a healthy inflammatory response. However, some antioxidants prove to be better than others.

I personally focus on specific carotenoid molecules, as these are some of the most powerful antioxidant available anywhere on earth. These naturally occurring pigments give fruits and vegetables their vibrant colours and have names like lycopene (found in red tomatoes) and beta-carotene (found in orange carrots), lutein, canthaxanthin (the gold in chanterelle mushrooms), zeaxanthin in capsicums, kiwi fruit, corn, grapes, and oranges.

This is it: my number one anti-ageing anti-inflammatory tip.

heart healthHaving a rich source of these powerful antioxidants in your diet, through supplements and in your skincare ensures you are winning the war against free radicals and will be able to have fun and play with your grandchildren right into your 70s, 80s and even 90s!

At LifeCell Australia we are dedicated to providing you with both. Powerful Superfoods to provide the nutritional boost you need and toxin free, organic skincare to allow you to avoid that free radical bombardment. Partner with us and enjoy these products.

Yours in good health,

Judy and the LCA Team.

Inner Health – Outer Beauty

beautiful glowing skinIf you truly want to have glowing, beautiful skin, you have to start from the inside out. Good makeup can help to mask issues, but it can only do so much if your skin is unhealthy. Even our LifeCell anti-aging cream moisturizer can’t transform your skin the way a healthy diet can.

People who have bowel challenges, often find their skin is affected. Let’s look at one – Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome as it all get’s back to inflammation. These concerns go back to absorption and nutritional deficiencies 90% of the time.

probiotic yoghurtStraight away this tells us we must eat good food to start with. We know Traditional Chinese Medicine believes the bowel is directly linked to the skin, and it seems that they are right about this. If you want healthy skin, you must have healthy digestion along with elimination. So you may be saying this sounds like me, it is not only what we eat, it is what we absorb and utilize. One of the best ways to correct this is to take an enzymes 20 mins prior to your meal and a probiotic on an empty stomach. You may prefer to eat probiotic-rich foods, such as yogurt or fermented vegetables, or try a supplemental probiotic or both. Supplemental enzymes can work wonders!!

Organic Super GreensI enjoy juicing each morning. Organic spinach, kale, beetroot, carrot, ginger, turmeric and lemon for this reason. Then I add the CELL Infuse Organic Super Greens – that way I am getting all the enzymes necessary to help the absorption. I know I am also counteracting if I have any fires to put out internally (inflammation). We are all aware inflammation can lead to greater health challenges. At lunch time I often have a dessertspoon of fermented vegetables. At night approximately half hour before dinner on an empty stomach both my husband and I take a probiotic.

Below is a testimony from one of our customers…

Melissa Palmer – August 25, 2015: “After 2 major bowel surgeries in 2013 my system was just not functioning properly. I would suffer from painful swellings – eating even walking sometimes became an issue. Doctors, Dieticians could not find the answers. After a few days of taking CELL Infuse Super Greens regularity returned, the pain and swelling disappeared. The internal inflammation had gone. I have more energy and my skin is looking better. This really has been a life changing product for me. I am so grateful.

To a more healthy and vibrant life!
Judy & the LCA Team