What if we told you that you could perform anti-aging miracles on yourself? What if we said that you could do this with things you have in your house already?
Okay, well, you may not be able to turn back the clock completely. But, you can do some pretty cool things with biohacking.
Because of the genetics of aging, everyday people can do some pretty everyday things to prevent DNA damage and promote anti-aging properties.
Don’t believe us? Keep reading to see just how real this is.
Biohacking Your Longevity According to the Genetics of Aging
Biohacking is a form of do-it-yourself biology that many people have adopted over the years. Biohacking involves making several small changes to your lifestyle and diet with the goal of improving your overall health and well-being.
People use biohacking for just about every kind of disease prevention and to create a healthy lifestyle. This includes anti-aging.
As you’re practicing biohacking, it’s important to listen to your body. Everyone is different, and what works for one person may not work for you.
So, you should always put yourself first and make sure that you’re making positive changes to your body.
Now that you’ve got the basics down, let’s look at some easy ways you can biohack against the genetics of aging.
1. Play Brain Games
We know! It’s fun, right?
Playing brain games is a lot more advantageous than you may have previously thought.
As we age, our cognitive functionality and abilities decline. Because of this, we may become more susceptible to diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. And, this is important to note because our risk of death increases as cognition decreases.
So, it’s important to keep our brains sharp as we age. And brain games are a great way to do that! By regularly participating in memory challenges or cognitive awareness exercises, we can decrease our risk of age-related cognitive conditions.
Plus, we can improve our cognitive processing speed.
2. Eat Less Red Meat
Eating too much red meat and/or too much processed meat can be the death of you, literally. A study examining the relationship between dietary protein and the risk of mortality found the following:
- A higher ratio of animal to plant protein increases the risk of death
- An overall higher meat intake increases the risk of death
This is not to mention the health concerns that arise in patients that eat too much meat. If you really want to prevent aging, you need to fight conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. And, avoiding red meat is a great way of preventing these conditions.
3. Drink Coffee or Green Tea
We found a great one for all of you coffee and tea lovers out there! Drinking coffee and/or green tea is linked to lower mortality rates.
Specifically, coffee contains several phenolic compounds which have properties similar to those of antioxidants. These phenols protect your cells by slowing and preventing damage via oxidation. Thus, they can help to prolong your life.
On the other hand, green tea can reduce the risk of cognitive decline in older adults. In fact, the study showed that those who drank the most green tea had the least likelihood of cognitive decline.
4. Consider Resveratrol Supplements
Resveratrol supplements have been shown to reduce blood glucose. And, because blood glucose is linked to aging, these supplements are yet another biohack against the genetics of aging.
Resveratrol is a kind of polyphenol. You can find it in red wine, grapes, cocoa, peanuts, blueberries, and more.
Recently, researchers have been evaluating its role in aging. However, these studies are still ongoing.
But, other studies that have been completed showed promising results. Studies indicated that 1000 mg of Resveratrol per day can reduce glucose levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and reduce inflammatory markers.
All of these benefits lend to anti-aging mechanisms that can help prevent DNA damage and prolong life.
5. Start Intermittent Fasting
Over and over, intermittent fasting reveals itself to be one of the most advantageous eating habits. It can help lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and it can help with healthy aging.
By cycling through patterns of eating and fasting, your body will have more control over its glucose and insulin levels. And, you may even improve your gut health.
There are many different types of intermittent fasting, so you may need to find the best one for you. Some people eat for eight hours a day and fast for sixteen, while others eat for four and fast for twenty.
This is one of the biohacks that you need to find out the best formula for yourself. And, we recommend speaking to your physician if you’re truly worried about performing this biohack incorrectly.
6. Increase Curcumin Ingestion
Curcumin is one of the ingredients in turmeric. It is a kind of polyphenol. And, it can reduce high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) inflammation levels.
Interestingly, a high hsCRP is linked to age-related conditions. These include diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Supplementing with 1,000 mg of curcumin per day can decrease inflammatory cytokines, oxidative stress, and hsCRP.
7. Take Sulforaphane
Researchers have found that sulforaphane may work to repair mitochondrial damage. This damage is primarily caused by everyday environmental toxins.
It’s likely that your mitochondria have been damaged by these toxins. And, this damage is linked to aging over time.
Mitochondria handle the energy within our bodies. They make the energy for our cells. So, when these cells are damaged, you end up with less energy and potentially die.
Luckily, sulforaphane can help us cope with stressors that we may bring into our bodies by breathing them in or ingesting them.
Getting Anti-Aging Treatments
If you’ve tried all of these biohacking techniques and you’re still not getting the results you want, you may benefit from anti-aging treatments.
Our team has a variety of anti-aging treatments you can choose from. And, with the help of one of our physicians, you can find the combination of treatments and biohacking that’s right for you.
When it comes to the genetics of aging, we’re experts. So, don’t hesitate to contact us at (509) 474-0597. We can’t wait to get started.