Do you fantasize about a magic pill that can make you look and feel younger; have the sexual stamina of a thirty-year old and the abs you enjoyed in your twenties?
Unfortunately, I haven’t discovered this dream product, but according to Dr. Lorraine Maita, the anti-aging specialist, there are simple steps we can take to reverse aging.
Are you not feeling like yourself, with symptoms of brain fog, sluggishness, your mojo is in hiding, and you dream of being able to have nap time, as though you were back in pre-school? You’ve gone to the doctor only to be told there is nothing wrong with you? However, he insults you by suggesting maybe some anti-depressants will help. Feeling a bit frustrated?
Dr. Maita explains that the above systems are incredibly common, and many doctors have no explanation. She believes it is attributed to your lifestyle and hormones.
Many of us have some level of stress in our lives. Over time, it builds up and for some, it increases. The stress hormone, Cortisol, is responsible for weight gain, hair loss, moodiness, and craving sugar.
Tips to Feeling Younger and Sexier
It’s important to take the time to care for ourselves. Our lives are hectic and demanding, but if we don’t pause and make some healthier choices, our health and appearance are at risk.
Here are suggestions:
Avoid sugar and caffeine
Get adequate sleep
Eat healthy, whole, nutritious foods
Find a way to relax.
It is difficult for some of us to meditate, but try yoga, walking in nature, or gardening. Dr. Maita recommends doing any activity that engrosses your mind.
What to Avoid:
Never heat anything in plastic
Products that contain parabens, and fragrances
The ‘Dirty Dozen’ foods
Meats that contain hormones
Toxins in cleaning and beauty products
Lastly, she suggests paying attention to how certain foods make you feel. Every person has a unique inner system, so foods that may bother one person are fine for another. The worst that can happen by implementing the recommended ideas above is nothing changes. However, it is likely that you’ll gain more control of how you feel and look better in the process.
Cheers to your health!
Lorraine Maita, MD is a recognized and award-winning physician and author, transforming people’s lives through preventive and anti-aging medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has over 20 years experience in Preventive Health and Wellness, Internal, Occupational and Travel Medicine and Executive Health. She served as vice president and chief medical officer at Prudential Financial, medical director on The Pfizer Health Leadership Team and medical director of North America for Johnson & Johnson Global Health Service and was an attending physician at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, Emergency Department and Executive Health Examiners in New York City. She is founder of Vibrance for Life, a company dedicated to educating and coaching people to live with Vibrant Health and is a consultant for companies wanting to develop or enhance their employee and occupational health and wellness programs. Her private anti aging medical practice How to Live Younger, is in Summit and Basking Ridge, NJ.