Age related “wear-and-tear” and degeneration can often be slowed, stopped, and even reversed, by using your inner pharmacy. For any degenerative process in the body, a new set of criteria can change your perspective and improve your success. Rather that just assuming that your parts are wearing out due to your age, look at some of the factors that determine how rapidly parts deteriorate.
A classic example is the person with a worn out hip who wonders how it wore out so fast and is told it’s just a function of age. Ask the person how old their good hip is, the one on the other side.
There are many mechanical and chemical factors that affect the aging of joints and most other body parts. In the case of hips, knees, and spines, the mechanical wear-and-tear is highly influenced by 1) the physical alignment of the joint, 2) the support from muscles surrounding the joint, and 3) the proper shock absorption from the ankle and foot that lessens the impact going up into the joint.
These three mechanical factors are what make one hip or knee deteriorate much faster than the other, and all three are modifiable by doctors, like Applied Kinesiologists, who work to restore and maintain the normal function of the body and the powerful pharmacy that we all have within us. Listings of Applied Kinesiologists in the U.S. can be found at icakusa.com, and internationally at icak.com .
It is a given that active people have injuries. But, it is how your injuries heal that determine so much of the aging process.Don’t wait for your knee, hip, or spine to wear out before getting these joints aligned, seeing that the muscles supporting the joints are functioning properly, and optimizing the effectiveness of your shock absorbers. All these factors are described in much more depth in my book, “Your Inner Pharmacy“.
On the chemical side, the quality of the actual joint surface and its ability to repair itself is very much affected by a person’s protein and mineral availability as well as their acid-base balance. These factors are not just a function of one’s diet, but also how well one digests, absorbs, and utilizes proteins and minerals, all of which is influenced by the health of the digestive system. For example, people who don’t produce enough stomach acid are more prone for their joints to become more alkaline, which results in calcium depositing around the joint and a deterioration of the joint surface itself.
You don’t have to fully understand biochemistry to know that both your diet and the normal function of your digestive system play a huge role in the aging of your body parts. Rather than looking at aging and the physical deterioration of your body as inevitable, know that there are three levels of success that can actually be attained. Slowing the aging process, by taking care of yourself, is a huge success. Stopping or reversing degenerative processes, at least for awhile, is also attainable if it is done intelligently and before parts are totally “worn out”.