Aging, Premature

Where there is no genetic disease component involved, premature aging is simply the result of nutritional neglect.  Our bodies are bombarded with free radicals from the outside (e.g., carbon monoxide fumes, tobacco smoke, air pollution, X-rays, microwaves, cosmic radiation, chlorinated swimming pools, cleaning fluids) – as well as free radicals generated internally from chemically unstable foods (e.g., polyunsaturated oils, rancid fats, chlorinated drinking water, nitrates, nitrites).   Supplements providing high levels of antioxidants both prevent and repair the oxidative damage caused by free radicals, resulting in a more youthful body.  Examples of such antioxidants include vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, acai berry, Tribulus terrestris, grape seed extract, pine bark extract, resveratrol, and proanthocyanidins.  Best to take as many of these as possible.

See also the chapter, “Premature Aging”, in NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR 88 CONDITIONS  (available at


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