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Do you want to know the secrets for anti-aging and improving hormonal health? As I mentioned in my previous blog a couple of weeks ago, nutrition plays a significant role in overall well-being and can greatly impact ANY condition. “The fundamental assumption underlying the diet wars, and most nutrition research—that there is one perfect diet that works for every single person—is absolutely incorrect,” Attia writes in his new book, Outlive.
In this blog, our founder, Ana G. Herrera, will relay the advice of one of the top longevity physicians, Dr. Peter Attia (M.D.), to improve longevity and better hormone health.
Here are 3 takeaways:
Many leading longevity experts associate eating less with longer life. Why? It reduces your risk of neurodegenerative disease (like Alzheimer’s), cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Plus, eating less, through specific mechanisms like caloric restriction, dietary restriction, and fasting, can trigger autophagy—a process that recycles damaged cell parts that are linked to a longer, healthier life!
Cut Junk Food
“The elements that constitute the SAD (Standard American Diet) are almost as devastating to most people as tobacco when consumed in large quantities, as intended: added sugar, highly refined carbohydrates with low fiber content, processed oils, and other very densely caloric foods,” says Attia. Candy, chips, packaged goods, and soda. No news here, apart from weight and obesity, they create hormonal imbalances. These two often go hand in hand, because hormones affect how your body uses calories, while adipose (fatty) tissues secrete hormones of their own, which often cause your body to put on even more weight!
Good sleep is critical to our repair processes, while poor sleep triggers a cascade of negative downstream consequences, from insulin resistance to cognitive decline, as well as mental health issues. Study after study has found powerful associations between insufficient sleep and adverse health outcomes ranging from the common cold to cardiovascular disease. But as important as sleep is for the physical body, it may even be more so for the brain. Good sleep—in terms of both amount and quality—is critical to our cognitive function, our memory, and even our emotional equilibrium. Peter Atttia’s top recommendation for supplementation is Magnesium. Don’t forget your Magnesium to help support your sleep and mental health.
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Ana Gonzalez Herrera (CEO & Founder) is the driving force behind Hormone University, a transformative venture born from her own life journey. Her story is one of resilience and dedication, marked by her mission to empower women worldwide in their pursuit of hormonal balance. Ana’s passion led to this educational platform aimed at improving women’s hormone health through accessible knowledge.