What About Diet for Antiaging and Longevity?

by Lisa
(Plano, Texas)

For many years I've heard about special diets for longevity.

I've researched and read a lot about the Calorie Restriction Diet, Blood Type Diet, Diabetic Diet, Macrobiotic, Vegan, and on and on. How important can diet really be?

We all know certain people (well, just a few, really) who seem to beat the odds. They do everything wrong and live to be 96 in relative good health. Shouldn't we just do what we want and hope for the best?

I'm sure there's a way to find out what the most effective diet is for good health and long life; I just don't know where to start.

I live a healthy life now, don't smoke or drink, eat a lot of lightly cooked veggies and fresh fruit, a moderate amount of lean protein, moderate fat consumption, and very few artificial ingredients.

What else can I do to maintain my health well into old age?

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Sep 05, 2009
The Role of Diet in Antiaging and Longevity
by: George Parigian Jr.

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for posing this question. It is a very good one!

Here is my take on this issue.

First, there are definitely genetic factors at work in those who seem to enjoy great longevity even though they do not appear to live healthy lives.

A certain percentage of individuals have genes that predispose them to chronic diseases and more rapid aging. Certain others do not, and they can seemingly do all the wrong things and still remain relatively healthy.

Certain genes can be “switched off” using diet and nutritional supplements that have been shown to alter gene expression.

A diet that provides all of the vital nutritional factors and cofactors that our bodies need to modulate gene expression can definitely affect our longevity for the better.

So even if we do not have the genetic advantages that some people seem to have, we can actually improve our odds by eating right and using the right supplements.

We can use diet to promote longevity in two ways:

By avoiding refined sugars, bad fats, and other foods, which increase, free radicals and oxidative stress.

By including nutrient factors that positively affect gene expression to negate some of the problems our defective genes predispose us to.

I see from what you have mentioned about your dietary regimen that you are doing an excellent job with your own health. Your understanding of diet and health are right on target.

As far as what YOU can do to maintain your health, check out my web page at this link:

Antiaging Guide

All of these diets you mentioned have certain things in common:

Avoiding refined carbohydrates
Avoiding bad fats such as trans fats
Including fresh fruits and vegetables
Including plenty of fiber
Eating foods that seem to agree with your system

You are pretty much already doing that! I would also add a few high quality nutritional supplements, which would include a multivitamin/mineral, digestive enzymes/probiotics, and a good antioxidant formula such as you would find in the Isotonix live of supplements.

Hope that answers your questions.

Good Luck and Good Health,


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