What we want is to “Age optimally”.

We all want to age gracefully, don’t we? 

But for me, it’s not just about living a long time – I want to feel GREAT the whole time. 

 The problem is most “anti-aging” products are only “skin deep”. No cream or serum can truly slow down aging, the battle is fought on the inside. We chiropractors like to say, “Above-down, Inside-out”.  

Scientific testing and research is showing us proven ways to slow or minimize the damaging effects of aging and allow us to perform optimally. Here’s how:

We’ve got to determine if we are exhibiting the characteristics of accelerated aging.

Our BrainGain program is designed to identify the areas that are causing you to age faster than normal and provide tools to slow that process so that you age OPTIMALLY.

First, your spine MUST be aligned! Any misalignments in your spine especially at the Atlas/C1 area can inhibit vital messages your brain is sending to your body, that’s why it’s critical to get specific Upper Cervical chiropractic care. BUT your brain must be healthy too. That’s where knowing your “Numbers” is critical.

BrainGain utilizes a wellness assessment that uses omega-3 fatty acid biomarkers to measure cellular inflammation and cognitive health. This is essential for healthy longevity and critical at every age. Therefore, the entire family needs to be checked.

A simple finger prick on a blood spot card and 15-minute cognitive tests yields a report that outlines vital health information and gives you a plan for combating accelerated aging. You are given a protocol that effectively reduces cellular damage so that your brain and every cell in your body can function optimally. Learn more at BrainGainToday.com

What is Aging?

We believe that premature aging is driven by chronic inflammation which over time damages our DNA. But the good news is our body CAN repair DNA damage.

How to Protect Your DNA and Boost Repair

Studies reveal that it’s real food, herbs and spices and whole-food supplements that can have the greatest impact on protecting your DNA, reducing inflammation and improving optimal aging.

It is essential that we get Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the form of high quality, rancid-free fish oil or eat 5-9 servings of cold-water fish per week. That gives our cells the building blocks to make healthy cell walls and provide anti-inflammation protection to our cells.

I recommend anti-inflammatory herbals like:

  • Boswellia Complex contains Boswellia, Celery Seed, Ginger and Turmeric
  • MediHerb® Turmeric Forte is a formulation of Turmeric rhizome and Fenugreek seed extracts to enhance absorption and improve bioavailability

Each works to reduce inflammation, improve liver function, support healthy joints and health digestion.

Another study showed that what we eat can protect your DNA from free radical damage: Just eat more spices!

Researchers took samples of DNA from regular people. On average, 7% of their cells showed DNA damage. Then, they “blasted” the DNA with free radicals. That free radical blast increased the damage to 10%. 

Here’s where things got interesting: they then took samples of DNA from another group of people. These people had been eating spices like rosemary, cloves, turmeric, and ginger for about a week. When they blasted their DNA with the free radicals, the damage only increased 1%!

How Spices Protect DNA

Spices contain special free-radical fighters: antioxidants. 

 Almost all spices (and some other foods) contain antioxidants, but in this study 4 spices stood out as particularly beneficial:

  • Ginger
  • Clove
  • Rosemary
  • Turmeric

Even better – the study showed that turmeric also contained compounds that improved DNA repair ability, too. That means turmeric is especially beneficial for preventing aging!

To keep your mind and body healthy:

  • Keep your spine aligned with upper cervical care
  • Know your cellular health by using the BrainGain program
  • Take the recommended dose of Omega-3 fatty acid based on your cellular report
  • If your cellular report indicates high inflammation, take the recommended dose of Boswellia Complex and/or Turmeric Forte
  • Eat spices known to contain antioxidants

Contact McKinzie Chiropractic and Nutrition for more information about how to implement these healthy lifestyle programs. 903-531-2243 or email us at office@drmckinzie.com