Healthy ageing is not only possible, it is very easy to achieve. In modern western societies, there is a great fear about ageing. There are many, many products sold in the name of preventing ageing, or more accurately, in the preventing of the appearance of ageing.
Skin creams, anti-wrinkle potions, hair dyes, slimming products, sexual stimulants, you name it; the idea has been planted into people that ageing is undesirable and no-one will like you. However, if you buy this product, no-one will think you have aged.
This is silly marketing based on the fear implanted into people by a sick society and a manipulative (and manipulated) media. In traditional cultures, elderly people are valued for their wisdom and are treated with respect. They contribute to their culture in ways the young cannot. Many are as physically fit as the younger community members.
This article is not about how to retain your looks or other superficial ideas about aging. This article is to show you how to achieve healthy ageing, how to remain healthy all your senior years.
The very first way is to get rid of the normal cultural ideas of the inevitability of becoming infirm as you age. Change these ideas into positive ones, that you can age gracefully, without getting infirm, without going into aged care, without losing your marbles. Life is all about what you make it. And this starts with your mind. You choose what you become.
If you think you will end up in a nursing home, then you probably will. If you decide this is not for you, then it won’t be, if you take the necessary steps.
The next step, after you change your mind (which may need constant reminding) to a more healthy emotional and mental state, is to ensure you remain physically healthy. Daily physical activities are required for this. Walking is good, cycling is good, dancing is good, but I personally feel that the eastern exercises keep you more supple and fit. Yoga, tai chi, qigong (chi gung, chi gong, or chi kung), etc don’t just keep the body physically fit, they also keep the mind fit. Aging and mental health in particular, can be supported and maintained.
You also need to do some weight bearing exercises. You can do these as an exercise or simply do some regular gardening. However or whatever you choose to do, you must enjoy them and make space for them, otherwise you won’t keep up with them. Weight bearing is good for bone health, which is an important consideration as you age.
Perhaps the most important step is your diet. Wise and healthy aging needs you to consider what you put into your body. Consider where it comes from. Is it real food or synthetic or processed garbage that passes as ‘food’? Your body is designed to benefit from what you ingest. If you consume sugary products, processed packet food, GM food, food grown with the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilisers, food grown without care and love, food grown without a care for the environment, can you really think it will help your health? There is imbalance in the food, which is passed into your body.
Humans are omnivores, but at the herbivore end. There are many physiological indications for this, such as the shape of your teeth, the length of your intestines, the pH of your saliva. So humans need the alkaline pH that fresh produce creates. Acidity is created in the body from processed food and animal protein. Acidity is an ideal breeding ground for any and all disease.
Disease will not allow healthy aging. Quite the opposite!
Finally, good as these suggestions are in helping you to achieve good health as you age, you also have to consider your choice of health care. If you rely on doctors and their (chemical) medications, you won’t be able to achieve this. All chemicals (and medications are chemicals) are acid making. They suppress the symptoms rather than heal the problem. They suppress the immune system. All this adds up to a slippery slope of more health problems. And more chemical drugs.
If you choose a form of health care that supports your immune system, that uses your symptoms as guides to what needs support, that doesn’t even entertain the idea of suppression, then you will be able to achieve healthy ageing. Holistic health care is all about achieving this lofty goal. In particular good homeopathic treatment has perhaps a unique ability to cut through genetic and deep seated issues, to free you from them.
Homeopathy can help you achieve or retain good health as you age, whatever your age currently is, whatever your state of health currently is.