The anti-aging medicine is above all preventive and follows a finding: while the life expectancy of the population continues to grow, how good cross decades if our body does not follow? This explosion of life expectancy prepares upstream through a preventive rather than curative medicine that caters to everyone. The micronutrition allows us to advance in the age of a healthy and balanced way avoiding a maximum of pitfalls along the way. You feel concerned? You want to help your body to better meet its natural balance? Many answers found in this article
An oriented anti-aging diet will allow you above all to avoid the main cause of pathological aging. Just respect certain principles, essential for the balance of the body, such as:
-Detect a possible intestinal permeability, true purveyor of food intolerances which result notably by intense and especially troublesome, digestive disorders often labelled wrongly 'irritable bowel syndrome '.
-Move towards an anti-inflammatory diet, rather than a pro-inflammatory diet
-Réequilibrer its microbiota, which is often disturbed (among others) by the repeated ingestion of antibiotics, often since the earliest childhood, which weakens the intestinal flora
-Move towards an anti-cancer and antioxidant diet
-Highlight the deficiencies of vitamins and trace elements and supplementing them
The major role of the digestive tract
The digestive tract plays a major role for our Organization: to him the heavy task to absorb, permanently, from nutrients in our meals and snacks daily. Understand its operation to gain a better understanding of the dangers to which it is regularly exposed
The role of the stomach is coarsely cut foods into nutrients through the acidity of gastric juice. This cut will be more finely, notably through the action of digestive pancreatic during the passage of these foods in the duodenum, until nutrients are individualized in amino acids that will be assimilated as their progresses in the digestive tract and will pass directly through the barrier of enterocytes to go into the bloodstream
When this cutting is incomplete, foods that are trying to pass the intestinal barrier are recognized as the "aggressors" that activate the immune system by producing inappropriately antibodies against these nutrients and which are at the base of the phenomena of food intolerances.
To understand this phenomenon, we must compare each food ingested at a string of pearls. The lining of the digestive tract can absorb each food without feeling attacked, need that each bead is individually at the level of the small intestine. If on the contrary, the latter arrive by "bead block", they will be perceived by the immune as "aggressors" (or Antigen) and will trigger the production of antibodies by the immune system of the digestive tract. These antibodies will alter the intestinal barrier and make it permeable to other 'blocs in pearls", increasing the local inflammatory reaction by the production of more antibodies to poorly digested food.
This activation of the immune system, which is at the basis of the mechanisms of food intolerances can result in:
-A digestive bloat from major flatulence
-A sensation of stomach heaviness
-A major fatigue after meals
Intestinal permeability can be highlighted through a suitable biological assessment. If it is proven, it will advocate the withdrawal of the food in question as well as a basis of Glutamine supplementation in order to allow an effective repair of the cells that make up the intestinal barrier
An anti-inflammatory diet
His time, Hippocrates said: "let your food be your first medicine.
This precept was never as current as today ' hui.
A diet rich in Omega 3
To realize, simply look at our neighbours Greek and Cretan food. Indeed, the latter is special: they consume dairy products made from goat or sheep milk, their seasonings are mainly composed of olive oil and their accompaniments of dishes are often made on basis of Arugula, mache and purslane.
These foods all have one thing in common: they are rich in omega 3.
With this type of diet, found that the Cretans were 50 times less important than a Swede or a German cardiovascular mortality. In other words, more a country is close to the Mediterranean, less cardiovascular mortality of its inhabitants is high. The rate of 'good cholesterol', one that is rich in omega 3, is directly correlated to this reduction in cardiovascular mortality found in the Cretan.
The principles of anti-inflammatory diets
Omega 3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties unlike Omega 6 favouring them this inflammation.
In terms of proportions, the ratio of Omega 3 fatty acids and Omega 6 fatty acids (determined by a blood test) must be 1 out of 4 to be optimal (i.e., our body must contain the best four times more omega-6-rich cholesterol to cholesterol-rich in Omega 3).
At a European North, it is rather to 1/25, or even 1/30.
It is thus essential to become aware of our bad eating habits who submit our body to excessive inflammation, which increases cardiovascular mortality (myocardial infarction, stroke), but which is also involved in the occurrence of cancers, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases as well as to certain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
For these reasons, it is important to integrate the main keys of anti-inflammatory diets at the earliest and possibly to supplement Omega 3 in order to have the ideal ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 that circulating in our bodies
Oxidative stress and free radicals
Oxidative stress and free radicals, concepts that are at the base of the pathological aging process are essential to understand the basics of a diet rich in anti-oxidants.
Thus, the oxidative stress is the result of a chemical attack on our cells. It is provider of main inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, it is also largely responsible for intracellular disturbances which lead to the occurrence of cancers.
Free radicals are waste either of our own organization, or our environment. They are going to put our cells under oxidative stress.
Endogenous free radicals (those that are produced by our own bodies) come mainly from the inflammatory responses induced by our Organization.
The raison d'etre of antioxidants is to counter the harmful effects of free radicals on our cells, and therefore to limit oxidative stress.
Thus, it is advisable to identify any deficiencies in antioxidants or by questioning pushed your eating habits, either by blood precise dosing of the latter in order to become aware of this deficiency and to move towards a diet enriched with antioxidants or take dietary supplements that contain
The term microbiota refers to our intestinal microbial flora.
The latter is composed of several tens of billions of bacteria spread in addition to 400 different species. Some are beneficial for digestion of nutrients ingested, the best-known being Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli. The latter will locally produce naturally protective antibiotics, by inhibiting the production of toxins derived from bad bacteria and allowing to maintain the permeability of the intestinal barrier.
Conversely, the 'bad bacteria' will have completely opposite effects in participating including local inflammation and porous bowel syndrome.
Our microbiota can easily find themselves at risk… When this is the case and the 'bad bacteria' take over, our microflora is said to be unbalanced or in a State of dysbiosis.
There are two types of dysbioses:
-The putrefaction dysbiosis which corresponds to poor digestion of proteins. It is manifested above all by a digestive heaviness, digestive cramps, constipation and smelly gases.
-The dysbiosis of fermentation that matches a maldigestion of sugars and is manifested also by digestive heaviness, of bloating, gas, diarrhea/constipation alternating, etc.
The microbiota imbalances will also often hand in hand with chronic gastrointestinal candidiasis, whose symptoms often go too in the same direction as that of the dysbioses of fermentation.
It has been shown that 70 to 80% of the world population suffers from chronic gastrointestinal candidiasis, whose main event is the attraction to foods high in sugar, such as candida (fungi) feed gladly!
This is the reason why it is essential to be on alert for any signs of dysbiosis and/or chronic gastrointestinal candidiasis which may be evidenced by specific supplementary examinations. An appropriate treatment can be prescribed, most often a prolonged probiotic cure which must be renewed regularly, especially when taking repeated antibiotics which seriously weakens the microbiota, as the latter do not the difference between good and bad bacteria.