Are you over 50 and wondering why you…
- Wake up feeling like you never went to bed?
- Grandkids want to go for a walk and you just want to sit on the couch?
- Wake up with backaches and pains when you’ve done nothing different?
- Hear of loved ones dying right and left?
- Find your thick head of hair is now on the shower floor?
- Lost your motivation to enjoy your favorite activities?
If you are like me you’ve had enough of getting emails and phone calls about your loved ones and their failing health. Today I read another post about losing a dear loved one; another request for raising money, another friend reaching out to bring awareness to stop one disease or another. Are you sick of it yet? Are you ready for some good news for a change?
Now don’t think that I have a heart of stone actually it’s quite the opposite. You see I used to be just like those friends who are asking for help; searching the archives of endless knowledge out there for hope. I know what it’s like to lose loved ones to cancer, heart disease, strokes, and more. I too have suffered from the ravaging effects of the elements causing asthma, allergies, pain, headaches, inflammation, and chemical imbalances in my body. But I’m so excited to share with you that there is good news out there.
Instead of taking my doctor’s word as gospel and final word, I went searching for the answers myself. Yes, it took effort and time yet it has more than been worth it for my family and me. I found the underlying culprit of all of the above-mentioned ailments, diseases, and elements in our lives that cause undue stress, anxiety, and yes, sometimes even death.
So, what is this good news? First, you need to understand inflammation and what it means in your body. Inflammation, the root of all evil can be compared to that of warm and swollen body parts like joints and soft tissue. I’ve found out what it is, what it does to our bodies, and what we can do about it. Did you know we can rid it from our body effectively, safely and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Inflammation – What is it?
The term inflammation has become widely recognized lately due to the baby boomers entering the natural health care scene in mass. Our generation doesn’t want to look old like our parents and grandparents. We want to protect our minds and bodies from the ravaging effects of disease so we can take care of our aging parents with energy to spare.
Let’s look at the very definition of inflammation from Webster’s Dictionary. It means “something damaging your body’s cells triggering a response from your immune system“.
Now don’t get me wrong, we all need our immune system to do its job. The problem arises when chemicals within our own body begin to fight with that immune system and create a raging storm called swelling and pain.
When our bodies are damaged by inflammation it’s like a grass fire exploding into a forest fire, out of control pain, disease, and can be deadly if not corrected. Our bodies are living breathing miracles and can withstand a lot; however, as stated before, if not corrected the outcome is grim and hopeless agony. Issues with the heart, joints, allergies, digestive and skin issues, diabetes, and more are signs of inflammation.
There you have it a brief, layman’s definition of what inflammation is and what it does to our bodies. By learning about this important piece of information and sharing it with others now we can do something about those loved ones crying out for help, those sick and depressed friends who thought they had to live in pain and sickness for the rest of their lives.
Once we have the knowledge of what is causing so much pain, suffering and disease then and only then can we take the simple step forward to feeling better today. Now it’s time, time to do something about living in this state of disease. It’s time to share this information with someone you love and care about. The good news is when you reach out for help it is as close by as asking someone who has been there, someone like me who has found the answers, experienced the restoration, and is thriving instead of just existing.
I’d love to hear if this information has helped you in any way. Leave your comments below and feel free to share them with your friends and family who can use them, too.
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Your advice and post really hits home!!! I’m watching it with my parents and I’m thinking about my future health in my mid-40’s. It’s really serious and we take it for granted until it happens to us. Great post!!!
Well, I am not 50… but this was some great advice! I am going to share your article with my mom and mother in law!
You are fantastic. Helping other people with smart, well reviewed information. Although I don’t have grandkids to make me tired… some days I just want to say “uncle” and take a nap. I appreciate your honesty. Helath is very important and apparently I need to have a check done on mine.
I’m not 50 yet, so I need to take care of myself right now in hopes it will make my 50 a good one! I applaud your celebration of age. Too many of us are afraid of aging. It is a part of the circle of life that should be honored and celebrated like you do.
What an amazing article I look forward to reading more.
Great info on oxidative stress but you didn’t tell us how do you deal with it.
There are a large number of things that affect the way you feel when you get older. I have never heard of this but it makes since that if the body is not using oxygen in the most efficient way then you will feel stress from it.
I turned 50 this year and still feel great. I work out almost every day and eat healthy. I have energy to run my business and enjoy my grandkids. I think you can stay healthy as you age if you’re willing to do the things that keep your body and mind in shape.
Great job caring for your health as you work from home Deborah. I felt exactly the same way you do before I learned more about what oxidative stress is and does to our bodies. Everyone has it whether we are health nuts or not. I was shocked at how my body has tuned itself up over the past two years even though we ate health, took high quality nutritional supplements and exercised.
That’s why antioxidants are so important!!! And start preventing age at a young age!
What can you do to fight oxidative stress?
Thank you for asking Dana about what we can do to fight oxidative stress. You can learn more here What’s in Your Genes. If you have questions after checking out this information simply contact me and I’ll make sure you get the additional information you are looking for.
I learned something today from you! I had never heard the term “oxidative stress” before. Thank you for an informative article (and yes, I’m over 50!)
Yay! Mission accomplished Janice. Thank you for sharing what you learned today. You can learn more about oxidative stress here What’s in Your Genes. If you have questions after checking out this information simply contact me and I’ll make sure you get the additional information you are looking for.
What great information. I’ll have to remember this.
Thanks Lisa. Be watching for future articles packed with healthy information for you and family.
I have never heard of oxidative stress, but find this very interesting!
Thank you I’m glad your health is of interest to you. Be on the watch for future articles packed with more information to protect you and your family.
Wow what a great post on oxidative stress. I learned a lot. I am over 50 – just slightly – but over and feel like I am in the prime of my life.
That’s great news, Irene. If you are interested in additional information about oxidative stress here is a short video you may find interesting, too. What’s in Your Genes
This was great to read.. I am not 50 or above yet.. but my grandma is over 50 and I see what she goes through.. I am going to share this with her, the next time we visit..
Glad you found something that has helped you have more energy. I have to much energy:=)
That’s a statement we rarely hear, Jeff. Did you know there is no such thing as too much energy? Of course, I mean the natural kind without drugs or caffeine. Our bodies are designed to have sufficient energy to work sun up to sun down. It’s only because the majority of the population falls somewhere in the “not feeling so hot” category that when we help our bodies return to the energetic state it is suppose to be in we “think” we have too much energy. Whatever you are doing, keep at it because your body must be tuned up, running like a well oiled car!
this is a great article my grandma gets back from vacation in a couple weeks were gonna have a heart to heart talk about her health thanks for sharing
Good girl for taking care of your grandma Sheena. If you’d like to do a little more research before she returns this short video may interest you, too. What’s in Your Genes
I am well over 50 and fortunately more healthy today than I was at 50!! Thank you for your really informative post.
That’s great to hear Meli. Seems as we age we become more aware of our health than ever before.
phew.. i have some time before all this creeps up.. will need to make sure they don’t
Believe it or not Robert it will be here before you know it. We all have oxidative stress, that is if we are breathing oxygen. Check out this short video, it explains it well – What’s In Your Genes